They include Tweedledee
and Tweedledum (both played by Matt Lucas), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), Humpty Dumpty (Wally Wingert), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and, of course, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).
Then came the devastating scandal of MPs' expenses, and it was impossible to tell Tweedledum from Tweedledee
He said: "Every one of the Tweedledee
and Tweedledum parties promises to create a system of border controls which means that when people leave the country they are logged out as having left.
Perot's initial vertiginous rise to popularity as a candidate, due for the most part to how he presented to the public his anti-globalist position as exemplified by his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), shrank almost as fast as his dictatorial, biased and egocentric pre-election decisions cut down his popularity from being at par with the Tweedledum and Tweedledee
candidates (Clinton and Bush Sr.
And even though we were known as tweedledum and tweedledee
(names that have become synonymous in Western popular culture slang for any two people who look and act in identical ways), our friendship was not exclusive, but one that flourished even more as our circle of friends increased.
Written by Jim Foggin, the new adaptation sticks closely to the book but has a few extra elements thrown in, including weird twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee
, who have been drafted in from Through the Looking Glass.
Suddenly Alice is in a topsy-turvy looking-glass world with memorable characters-Tweedledum and Tweedledee
, the Walrus and the Carpenter, the Lion and the Unicorn, the Jabberwocky, Humpty Dumpty, and a game board of chess pieces that come matter-of-factly to life.
The glowing, eccentric, extremely detailed retro-colored illustrations shed a gentle patina of their own on beloved rhymes such as "Rock-a-bye, baby," and "Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Rethinking Lewis Carroll, I realized he was one of the Tweedle brothers, whether Tweedledum or Tweedledee
was hard to determine.
From the first scene of the "Merry Unbirthday" party, which has Mickey swiping the Mad Hatter's hat and leading to a wild and wacky chase including Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit, and Tweedledee
and Tweedledum, to the "Aloha Adventure" with Lilo and Stitch joining Mickey and the gang on their Hawaiian holiday, the numbers are loaded with eye-catching costumes, impressive choreography, and spectacular special effects.
, Humpty Dumpty, and the Red and White Queens put in appearances, along with the aforementioned Jabberwocky -- a great alien-istic puppet operated by Matt Scott.
When Alice attempts to ask them for directions, Tweedledee
instead recites "The Walrus and the Carpenter," a poem marked not just by Carroll's usual witty nonsense and jokes but also, in its focus on the betrayal and devouring of oysters, by a high degree of grotesque violence.
Even worse, Chomsky asserts, because these postures are creations of both major political parties, the system works to stifle political alternatives and genuine democracy is effectively reduced to popularity contests between Tweedledee
On form, it is the ideal Tweedledum to London's Tweedledee
To conflate the two as Tweedledee
and Tweedledum was politically idiotic," Gitlin says.