June 3, 2000
[weird world] BBC News asks: Was Elvis Welsh
? “According to Mr Breverton, his roots are in west Wales – the name Presley is related to Preseli – a hill range in Pembrokeshire. Supporting his theory is the legend of St Elvis of Muster who, it is said, baptised St David. Mr Breverton claims the family could well have had links with a nearby chapel dedicated to St Elvis – the only one known in Britain.”
May 22, 2000
[books] More strange quotes from Barbara Cartland
. “Men have always made a fuss of me. I still have several admirers who send me jewellery and chocolates. So I must be doing something right”
– aged 96. [via Adorable
[quote] The wisdom of Barbara Cartland: “The trouble with half the Socialists is they’re suffering from vitamin dificiency”
May 21, 2000
[news] Barbara Cartland
is dead. The BBC has a tributes page
— some of them sound… well, a little critical. I wonder why? “Perhaps her works were ignored by critics because they deserved to be ignored by critics. Dame Barbara blamed women for the permissive society. She blamed women for teen violence. She blamed women for – well, let’s face it: Dame Barbara blamed women for everything. Maybe that attitude was acceptable a century ago, but no longer. We women don’t need pampered millionaires scolding us for running our lives as we see fit. And we don’t need their implausible melodramas, either.”
May 16, 2000
[football] David Beckham immortalised in Thai temple
reports BBC News. “The fan placed his sculpture of the Manchester United player in Bangkok’s Pariwas temple, in a spot normally reserved for minor deities.
[interview] An interview with John Diamond
] in the Observer. Diamond’s columns can be found at The Times Website
. [Originally, I’d decided not to link to the John Diamond interview but it stuck in my mind for a couple of days, a friend mentioned it to me and I suddenly realised that columnists in newspapers and webloggers probably have a lot in common…]
May 13, 2000
[comics] Warren Ellis talks about David Icke
. [Icke’s Web Site
] “There is an essential piece of this obviously quite decent man’s brain that is missing; the Quality Control function that allows most of us to cross the street when badly deluded people walk towards us waving a matchbox shouting “Do you want to see my bomb?””
May 11, 2000
[books] Final extract from Amis Autobiography — When darkness met light
May 8, 2000
[weblogs] Interview with Jorn Barger
– Portrait Of The Blogger As A Young Man
. “I try to make it my ethic that whenever I see something that I enjoy, I don’t filter. You know, if it’s some silly thing about a TV commercial, I won’t say, well, that’s too frivolous.”
April 30, 2000
[tv] Ali G to star in Madonna video
reports BBC News.
April 17, 2000
[south park] nme interviews South Park creators
Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
April 11, 2000
[the horror! the horror!] newsUnlimited interviews Jimmy Saville
. [Text Only
April 2, 2000
[internet] newsUnlimited meets the man who sued the world
]. Very interesting profile of Laurence Godfrey — he sued Demon a UK ISP after it failed to removed some nasty comments about him posted on soc.culture.thai Usenet newsgroup [BBC News Story
March 29, 2000
] Interview in the Guardian with Oliver Stone
.“There’s a few things I’ve been. Hedonist. Moralist. Conspiracist. Misogynist – which I hate because, God, I love women.”
Here’s a list of Mr Stone’s Films
. Great stuff — my personal favourite is JFK
, by the way. However, I don’t believe in any of the conspiracy theories!
March 24, 2000
[Movies] I enjoyed A Clockwork Orange
but was amazed by the entrance, I said, the entrance of Weatherfields favorite butcher Fred Elliot
halfway through the film!
March 19, 2000
in The Observer with David Irving
. It’s too early in the morning to be reading the views of people like this.
March 18, 2000
[my-head-hurts] God help us… todays big news is that David Beckham has had a haircut
[Mayor for London] 101 Things
you never knew about Ken
. [via The View From Here
March 15, 2000
The Guardian shines a spotlight on Alastair Campbell
— Tony Blair’s press secretary. He does not seem to know very much about the Human Genome Project
. I am not impressed.
March 14, 2000
Books Unlimited lists Mohamed al Fayed’s favourite books
. Here’s a link to the BBC News profile of al Fayed
from late last year.
March 12, 2000
[movies] Interview with Jeffery Wigand
. This is the man who blew the whistle on Big Tobbacco
and who’s story recently formed the inspiration for Michael Mann’s
film The Insider
The Sunday Times has a profile of Ian Brady
. Why bother?
“Whatever happened to Quentin Tarantino?
” Is Tarantino the bizzaro Y2K Howard Hughes?
March 10, 2000
with Richard Ashcroft of The Verve
in News Unlimited.
March 6, 2000
Find interestings posts from interesting people on slashdot.org
: John Carmack
, Jamie Zawinski
and Tom Christiansen