Saturday, June 04, 2005


Away From This Blog . . .

People have been writing many, many interesting things, and as I can't be bothered to write a real post at half three in the morning, this'll do fine.

Lindsey of Immoderation has been coming up with film ideas that would have been better than 'The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants', which she righly identifies as the worst name, and indeed idea, for a film in years. A few weeks ago, I identified 'The Good Old Naughty Days' to be the best film title ever, and no-one disagreed with me. I have taken this as agreement, whether it was or not. Regardless, the 'Sisterhood' is going to be, I predict, a bit of a bust. Clearly in America, the word 'pants' doesn't have quite the blush-worthy connotations that it has in the UK, but we're only talking a matter of degrees. I struggle to imagine anyone, male or female, being able to go to the box office and ask for a ticket to that film without breaking out in a sweat. Consequently, I reckon few people will bother.

Long film names can work - 'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou' was a great name, but the 'Sisterhood' thing is awful, awful, awful, and someone should be fired.

This story features everything you could possibly want, from pornography to postmodernism, and made me grin from ear to ear.

This post correctly praises Christopher Hitchens for carrying on puffing when some daft fool wanted him to stop. Highly commendable. As is this, which puts the boot into Yasmin Alibhai-Brown for her sickening stance on the issue. She really is a ghastly journalist.

Finally, this is a must read. The very possibilty that this law might even be considered in a civilised country made me feel ill. In fact, it made me so angry that I'm going to add the US Marijuana Party and DrugWarRant to my sidebar.

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