Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Time for an update on three heroes I have acquired since starting this blog. First, 'Lord ' Jeff has delivered his verdict on Damien Hirst's skull, the intrinsic value of which is £14 million, not £4 million as Jeff says, and the correct title of which is For the Love of God and not For Love of God, as Jeff says. Anyway, he seems underwhelmed. I knew you'd need to know that. Meanwhile, Paris Hilton, having done the crime, is doing her time and she is said to be 'focused and co-operative', surely a first. And, finally, Amanda has a gripping post on the patriarchal oppressions of food. Prosewise, this post was going quite well until I reached this: 'Which is the first step down the road to aesthetic stalinism, because once you focus on this book or that movie for being what it is and not being the book or movie that you want, you are in essence arguing against the existence of the book or movie that's come into your sites.' It's downhill thereafter. All seems to be in order out there in the real world.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 1:44 pm