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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 19, 2000
[another old link] Sam Sloan, ’nuff said… […Good Grief… Dirty Dancing is one of the all time great movies!]
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 [Text-Only] 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 14, 2000
[books] More profiles of Martin Amis: [BBC] The Martin Amis Experience [Sunday Times] Middle age is drawing the poison from his pen.
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 12, 2000
[two random stories] BBC News reports that Malcolm McDowell mellows out and infertile woman gets pregnant after taking viagra.
May 11, 2000
[books] Final extract from Amis Autobiography — When darkness met light
May 10, 2000
[books] Extracts from Martin Amis’s new autobiography Experience: “I’ve been name dropping, in a way, ever since I first said: ‘Dad'” and “Mum, do you think I’m her father? – Definitely”
May 8, 2000
[weblogs] Interview with Jorn BargerPortrait 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.”
[books] booksUnlimited interviews Martin Amis. [Text Only]
April 30, 2000
[tv] Ali G to star in Madonna video reports BBC News.
April 19, 2000
[film] filmUnlimited interviews Harry Enfield about Kevin & Perry Go Large.
April 17, 2000
[south park] nme interviews South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
April 13, 2000
[mayor for london] newsUnlimited reports on: The collected controversies of Ken Livingstone According to reports Ken’s lead had dropped by 12 points.
April 11, 2000
[the horror! the horror!] newsUnlimited interviews Jimmy Saville. [Text Only]
April 6, 2000
[uk] newsunlimited has an interesting profile of Charlie Kray [Text Only] who died recently. Here’s the Guardian’s Obit [Text Only].
April 5, 2000
[tech] Julie Burchill comes out of the closet as a technophobe [Text Only].
April 2, 2000
[internet] newsUnlimited meets the man who sued the world [Text Only]. 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
[movies] 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! Okay?
March 27, 2000
Interesting article about Ali G. Apparently he’s the face of Channel 4?
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 22, 2000
How Madonna became one of us” [NewsUnlimited]
March 20, 2000
[Mayor for London] NewsUnlimited reports that Chris Evans is giving £100,000 to Ken’s campaign.
March 19, 2000
[my-head-hurts] Interview 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 17, 2000
[lists] The Death List — Top 28 Celebrity Deaths and Suicides! [via clip2.com] My Dead Pool? The Queen Mum and Barbara Cartland
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
Fantastic interview 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

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