So, toward the end of the play, when Handke hurled insults at "us," we were more delighted by the word play ("You bubbleheads
, you atheists, you butchers, you deadbeats") than hurt or shocked.
Having spent two thirds of the movie sticking it to the bubbleheads
who enter such competitions and spend their time between scratching each other's eyes and wishing for world peace, the film then does a complete about face and offers up the Barbie meat market as a salute to sisterhood.
The name itself is a witty rejoinder: The founders wanted something fun and clever to upstage that mewling sob-fest called the Renaissance Weekend, held to polite applause every New Year's weekend in Hilton Head, South Carolina, starring the Clintons and a thousand other Third Way bubbleheads
And were the Lib Dems really a bunch of lovable student-union bubbleheads
- or was that just Nick Clegg?
com; and The Stupid Shall Be Punished, bubbleheads