12 September 2009


Your evening reading, courtesy of the Times.

The stipulation for a contestant on The X Factor is an uncontrollable vibrato and a great deal of cancer in the family.

That one's about television shows.

This one's about televison too.

It’s dizzyingly exciting, like finding Jesus’s diary, and discovering that he had Crunchy Nut Cornflakes the day he got crucified.
But it's mainly about the Beatles.

PS: If you don't read this tonight, then strictly speaking it won't be your evening reading. Unless you read it on some future night.

Good luck, it's a battle zone out there.


BwcaBrownie said...

5:10PM AEST and it's OK to have a cocktail now.
Back from The Times link and still laughing
"The world is unquestionably, absolutely falling in love — total, heartbreaking love — with the Beatles at this point" was pretty true I thought. Just when (as pictured) They looked their fluffy clean-cuttest, John revealed in one of the many biogs I have trawled through that their life on tour was a Fellini Satyricon of drugs and sex. I am exactly the age that was most vulnerable to infection by their Love Me Do in 1963.
In context, they were an avalanche of awakening. People new to them via this week's retail frenzy, might be responding to something that is definitely more enjoyable than Black Metal and Ho Bitch Slap Rap.
Ann O'Dyne is still snivelling about the murder of Mr.Lennon.

BwcaBrownie said...

... hours later ... finally repatriated from your link to The Times (well I read everything else there too) ... umm. you did quote that reference to Jesus, so that makes this Paul Kavanagh.com joke On Topic:

An Old priest lay dying in hospital. For years, he had faithfully served the people of London. He motioned for his nurse to come near.
"Yes, Father?" she said.
"I would really like to see Tony Blair and Gordon Brown before I die," whispered the preist

"I'll see what I can do, Father," said the nurse. The nurse sent the request to the House of Commons and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived that Tony and Gordon would be delighted to meet the priest.
As they went to the hospital, Gordon commented to Tony: "I don't know why the old priest would want to meet us, but it certainly might help our images and even get me elected for Prime Minister for another term. Tony agreed that it was a very good especially if they got press coverage.

When they arrived at the hospital bed the old priest took Gordan's hand in his right hand and Tony's Hand in his left.
There was a silence and the look of serenity on the priest face.
Finally Gordon spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen why choose us to be with you as you near the end?"
The Old preist replied slowly: "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ."

"Amen" said Gordon.
"Amen" said Tony.
The old priest continued:
"He died between two lying bastards and I would like to do the same

phil said...

Heh. Yeah, quite on topic and funnyto boot.

BwcaBrownie said...

The new issue of Vanity Fair just gone on sale in Australia (Heath Ledger on cover) has scathing dissection of evil Gordon Brown by the brilliant Christopher Hitchens.

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