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Fridge: When the Wind Blows
A reminder of the rules of Fridge Brilliance:

This is a personal moment for the viewer, so every example is signed by the contributor. If you start off with "This Troper", really, you have no excuse. We're going to hit you on the head.

This revelation can come from anywhere, even from this very page.

Also, this page is of a generally positive nature, and a Fridge Brilliance does not have to be Word Of God. In fact, it usually isn't, and the viewer might be putting more thought into it than the creator ever did. This is not a place for personal commentary on another's remark or arguing without adding a Fridge Brilliance comment of your own.

...wait, there's more to get than 'nuclear war is a bad idea'?


The Film

  • When the nuke hits in the middle of the movie, a montage of the Bloggs' lives plays until their wedding photo breaks...it's basically a Really Dead Montage. Jim and Hilda are dead; the radiation has the indecency to force them to linger. ~The Deviations
  • I had just realized, later in the film, eventually Jim realizes what`s really going on, at least to a degree; Jim's bumbling about is actually him trying to hide the fact that they're both dying of radiation poisoning. Near the end of the film, Hilda finds out too, hence why she suggests they get into the paper bags again, and pray.

The Comic

Fridge Brilliance
  • In When The Wind Blows, Jim Bloggs repeatedly says, "Ours is not to reason why", but never remembers the next line — and then, at the end, says "...rode the Six Hundred...", for the line is from Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade":
    'Forward the Light Brigade!'
    Was there a man dismay'd?
    Not tho' the soldier knew
    Some one had blunder'd:
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die,
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

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