Heavy is the head…

The Golden Badger of Wrexham (AKA Torok the Elder), Adam Jones  and Karen Fremp sat at one end of a very long table. The Rt HonCarwyn Jones AM First Minister of Wales sat at the other end. Beside Carwyn sat Graham Onllwyn Davies cabinet liaison under secretary to the media and cultural sustainability committee.  On the other side of Carwyn sat Glygwyr Owen Pryce Jones of Pryce Jones conceptual envisioning media strategists.  Carwyn, Graham and Glygwyr stared, stony faced, at the bowl of Tunnocks Caramels in the middle of the table.  The Golden Badger spoke first.

TOROK

Are they for everyone?

GRAHAM

Yeah, no, just, you know…..

Torok scampered across the table and nuzzled through the Tunnocks.

TOROK

Got any tea cakes?

GRAHAM

Just the caramels. I asked them for tea cakes. It’s whatever

they’ve got in…..

TOROK

(to Carwyn)

You’re the most powerful man in Wales?

CARWYN

I can’t abuse my power. What if somebody found out I was

eating all the tea cakes? How would that look?

TOROK

So what’s this about?

Carwyn nodded to Glygwyr.

GLYGWYR

We’ve established you as a team. As a creative, passionate and

robust yet playful and dynamic presence.  Yeah?

Adam, Torok and Karen stare at her blankly.

GLYGWYR

What I mean by that is you’ve got a great energy. You’ve gelled

as a team. I believe that you believe. I’m getting ambition, teamwork,

individuality, strength, ruthlessness……… Compassion…..

TOROK

Am I getting another Tunnocks. Is that OK?

GLYGWYR

As many as you like. We’re here until we sort this out.

ADAM

Sort what out?

GLYGWYR

The essence of you. What the public will know you as. What history

will call you. Your name.

ADAM

It’s Adam.

GLYGWYR

The group. The team. What are we going to call you?

KAREN

How about the team?

GLYGWYR

What we want to get across is that being  in a superhero team is fun.

 GRAHAM

And inclusive. It’s fun and inclusive.

 GLYGWYR

As I was saying it needs to be fun or young people won’t relate to it.

ADAM

The Crew.

GRAHAM

Can I just interrupt. Are we promoting? Is this portraying?

I don’t want us to get too, you know it’s… I’m starting to

get the impression that it’s almost aggressively heterosexual.

Adam looks confused.

GRAHAM

Does it reflect a broad ethnic mix?

ADAM

I don’t know?

GRAHAM

This is the sort of thing we need to establish at this stage.

The writing process is very research based. A lot of it is about

the character.

GLYGWYR

Yes we need a distillation of the character of the group. The essence.

GRAHAM

It also has to appeal across the board.

CARWYN

The Crew Team?

GLYGWYR

Love it.

GRAHAM

Is it too culturally narrow? It’s going to have to reflect the diversity

of the funding streams at the end of the day.

GLYGWYR

OK, the European and local regeneration Team Crew.

GRAHAM

In order to work across all of Wales we’ve pulled in funding from the

Social Care Workforce Development Programme grant so we want

some sort of reference to the Standard Spending Assessment formula.

GLYGWYR

Right.

GRAHAM

 Quite catchy. Might I suggest….  The Standard Spending

Assessment and European Social Fund Communities First

Avengers.  SSAESFCFA for short.

KAREN

Might I suggest lunch?

About Not So Great Dictator

I make films featuring Lego and other assorted creatures and historical figures. If you do not think they are all funny, then I am afraid there is something wrong with you. Seek medical attention.
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6 Responses to Heavy is the head…

  1. Conceptual envisioning media strategists!!!??? *snort* hehehe

  2. Oh God!!!! I’ve been in meetings like this. At the Assembly!

  3. Pingback: Heavy is the head… | scribblah

  4. Reblogged this on notes to the milkman and commented:
    Will the Keeper of the Text ever get rescued?! 😦

  5. If it can be done in a way that is both inclusive and involves multi-agency strategic sustainability with accountability as its underpinning dynamic then yes. Thanks for the rebloggage 🙂

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