Saturday, July 28, 2007
1)Germaine Greer has trashed Princess Diana. Big deal, you might say. But Greer reveals that Diana was regarded as so thick by her siblings that they called her Brian after the snail in The Magic Roundabout. I've been there. I too was mocked for my association with this snail. It was futile to point out my name had a 'y' in it and was pronounced quite differently. At last, I feel at one with Diana or Dyana as I shall now call her.
2)Why are all the greatest American heroes suddenly succumbing to the impulse to operate heavy machinery while intoxicated? First there was Paris Hilton, now there is Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan. And, as if that weren't enough, astronauts have been attempting to stagger aboard the Shuttle clutching quarts of Jack Daniels, six-packs of Budweiser and a party-sized bucket of pork scratchings. Well, I suppose it gets boring up there, but really.... Truly things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:31 am