May 22, 2000
[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
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
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
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 13, 2000
April 6, 2000
April 2, 2000
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 24, 2000
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
March 18, 2000
[my-head-hurts] God help us… todays big news is that David Beckham has had a haircut.
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
March 14, 2000
March 12, 2000
The Sunday Times has a profile of Ian Brady. Why bother?
“Whatever happened to Quentin Tarantino?” Is Tarantino the bizzaro Y2K Howard Hughes?