Thursday, May 31, 2007
The twins, I think. ("So you have a blog and like Bruce Springsteen? Wooo!")
Update: Chanelle may just be great.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Social etiquette: it is vulgar to fill in the "how I know this person" section of a Facebook friend request.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I remember now: I was in bed and I wrote it in the dark; I'd watched the Bourne Identity that night.
I was working out (I think) what my celebrity posse would be, were I famous. Baylen Leonard would be in, for sure. Stephen Merchant too, perhaps; I'm not sure I like him, but I think we would be friends - he's about the right age.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Well, that's all in the bin.
Please, I can't talk about it any more lest I chase the van.
Again I say it, again today: what a cast! Hugo Weaving, Kevin McKidd, Simon Callow, Natasha Walter (!), Tom Hollander!
Just realised: I'm drifting into live blogging this. So be it.
So this gay guy (Kevin McKidd) has joined a male-group. One of those pass the conch shell kind of deals. Simon Callow is leading said group. He's reining in his default thundering and declaiming; luckily his more gentle persona is balanced out by Tom Hollander's purple suit. A purple suit? He's gay, see? Tom Hollander was on quite a roll back then, this followed hot on the heels of Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence.
You won't be surprised to hear that this group of sharing men is treated satirically.
Gay Kev has just confessed a crush on James Purefoy. They will meet again in Rome, of course.
Oh! Embarrassment has ensued over Kev's confession! The '90s: a sexual minefield.
A dream sequence! With kissing and everything! Priceless.
Tom (on answering phone): It's for you.
Kevin: Who is it?
Tom: I don't know. But his voice washed over me like a dark powerful river.
These are the least convincing gay men I've ever seen: homosexuality signified through puppyish friendliness and colourful jumpers.
Oh, this is bloody ridiculous.
* First video I ever owned.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
I know that everyone always votes for their neighbours (Bosnia awarded top marks to Serbia. Serbia!), and Europe's a big place, but other countries have homosexuals, right? What more did they want from us?
Britain gave top marks to Turkey. The song was dire, but the belly dancers were British. Well done everyone.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Alice Miles says you'll miss him when he's gone.
Missing him already.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
French people aren't any better dressed (I mean, you have seen French people, right?), and their much-lauded sexual maturity seems a lot like hypocrisy and misogyny from here. But that doesn't matter: they needn't be any more chic, or exciting, or relaxed, or big-hearted. They needn't be a projection of things we wish we were. Besides, it's not a competition; and if it was, there would be more entrants.
* The French: the Countryside Alliance with softer cheese.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Civilised people agree: no government money should ever be spent on the culture industry. As with the coal mines, so with the ICA. Of course?
Monday, May 07, 2007
What happened to dance under Blair?
Do you think it's time we stopped holding the government responsible for everything that happens in the country?
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
"Teachers have refused to stop an annual striptease by pupils despite a video of an onstage lesbian love romp ending up on YouTube."I've watched the video (I make these sacrifices in the name of fact-checking) and it's as described: kids dancing in their underwear.
"But officials at the school in Denmark are fighting to hold onto the annual event.
A spokesman said: 'The girls' teachers vote as the best get the best places on the tables in the canteen.'
Erik Olesen, head teacher at Silkeborg said everyone, including the school governors, had known about the contest and described it as 'harmless fun'."
Now, there's liberal, enlightened attitudes to sexuality, and there's making children strip for canteen places.
The Danes: brilliant.