Say it loud - I'm elitist and proud

Thursday, July 04, 2002

NO MORE blogging for some time. Here's why.

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

BLOGGING JOHN MALKOVICH. Regarding politically violent actors, John Quiggin now asks 'how about the initals JWB?'

Yes, those initials mean someting to me too: and if Malkovich is a failed actor, the ne'er-do-well product of a famous acting family, that's cause for concern.

He continues:

To put my position seriously, once more. Any political death threat, whether or not there is any intention of carrying out, is an attack on democracy, and should be condemned unequivocally.

OK, let's be serious. [Groan.] Certainly, if such things are said in political debate, they damage democracy. The fact that they were said at the Cambridge Union sounds impressive - after all, its Oxford equivalent is one of the world's great debating societies. But look at their events last term: a whisky tasting, a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream tasting, a ball dress sale, and as keynote speaker in Week 4, Ulrika Jonsson, former Good Morning Britain weathergirl and recent Kumars at Number 42 guest. This is The Great and The Good?

Sunday, June 30, 2002

IS JOHN Malkovich really a danger to George Galloway and Robert Fisk? Jason Soon says no: 'Obviously a face like that guarantees Mr Malkovich lots of psycho roles but he's an actor and no one would seriously regard his little burst of gung-ho bullshit as a serious death threat'. John Quiggin says yes, and asks 'Do the initials OJS mean anything to you, Jason?'

Well, they mean something to me: if Malkovich has been through a violent marriage and an acrimonious divorce with either Fisk or Galloway, I agree they have something to worry about.