Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Sadly the Poles do not seem to have grasped the concept of the Man Bag. The handbag (That's 'purse' in America where 'bag' evokes 'scrotum'. Or so I am told.) of Tinky Winky of the Teletubbies has convinced them that the show is gay propaganda. Jerry Falwell was on to this back in 1999. I am, of course, an expert - perhaps even a community leader - on the subject of the Teletubbies, having hung out with them in 1997. Tinky Winky then struck me as a thoughtful individual with an interesting perspective on the later works of Samuel Beckett. Okay, he made a pass at me, but this was a rounded tubby with much to contribute. The bag, he said, was nothing to do with his sexuality; it was his mother's and it made her happy to see it on TV.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 10:03 am