Tuesday, May 11, 2010


How Robin Hood became a socialist. It's not perfect—it doesn't mention that Robin Hood only became a noble in the 19th century when classist assholes retconned his history. But it has a great bit about my favorite TV show when I was a kid. The first 45 I bought was the Robin Hood TV theme song.

Robin Hood taught me the simplest principle of moral politics: take from the rich, give to the poor. Jesus agreed with him, but Robin Hood looked a lot cooler, and he had a babe. Hmm. Someone should do a comparison of Maid Marion and Mary Magdalene.


  1. And also my favourite from when I was a kid, Robin of Sherwood with the Clannad soundtrack. :)

    I just realised an episode of the newer "laddish" BBC version entitled "Lardner's Ring" is an homage to a writer of the 50's series.

  2. Makes me want to see it! Do you think it's decent?

  3. Robin of Sherwood or the new BBC one? I liked them both, *loved* Sherwood, but BBC's jumped the shark in Season 3. The first two seasons are entertaining.

  4. I should sample both on general principle. Making the note now...