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Friday, June 15, 2007

Cokehead nation?

Poor Imogen Lloyd Webber. Well, not literally, she's the daughter of Andrew the composer Lord. But she has revealed that she can't find a boyfriend because cocaine use is apparently so widespread that she has "been unable to find a remotely attractive, decent male who doesn't snort the stuff."

Really? She's either looking in the wrong place, or she has an odd idea of "remotely attractive" and "decent".

Saturday, June 02, 2007

A pompous oaf

Anthony Steen MP has been caught out parking his car in a space for the disabled at Newton Abbot railway station. Having been spotted doing so, rather than apologise, he has criticised the person who took a photograph of this and sent it to the local newspaper.

To exacerbate the situation, he said there was an "absurd number of handicapped spaces" and national regulations should be changed. Use of the word "handicapped" in such a context is deemed by some to be offensive, as many believe that its origin in the phrase "hand in cap" relates to begging, although in fact it refers to a game of chance.

In any case, Mr Steen has a record of making controversial comments. Last year, he infuriated the Terence Higgins Trust by opposing an airport at St Helena, as it would bring "health implications" and "diseases that are alien to the island like HIV and AIDS."

Friday, June 01, 2007

And it hurts with every heartbeat

Robyn is a 28 year-old Swedish singer who had a trio of mediocre UK hits in the mid-nineties. But in six weeks' time, she releases a fantastic song called With Every Heartbeat, which surely would propel her straight on to Top of the Pops. If it hadn't been abolished.

The trouble is that the blurb on her website is straight out of Pseuds' Corner: "A pint-sized atom bomb dosed to the tits on electric and dispensing wisdom in three-minute modernist pop bulletins on the post-adolescent condition."

Yeah, right.