Bouncy Castle wrote:
I bet Del had something to do with it!
You wish. As the book goes, both Del and myself probably would have been eaten by the jam.
The book also works much better if you live in, or have spent time in Brisbane. You can even spot the names Yahtzee has written around.
Anyway, it's more to spoof the post-apocalyptic scenarios done in fiction. Apocalypse Cow
played many elements straight, just exaggerated for comedy reasons, whereas Jam
actually deconstructs the genre. I mean, the main group of survivors consist of an unemployed slacker who is the bland and sometimes stupid narrator, a musician whose reaction to an apocalypse is rather too enthusiastic (it means he gets opportunities he wouldn't get otherwise), an obnoxious journalism student, a video game designer with anger management issues, and two American agents who take implausible deniability to a whole new level. Oh, and a birdeating spider. I am NOT making this up.
Actually, now that I come to think of it, I wonder how much Yahtzee was inspired by the Brisbane floods a year or so ago?