I wonder if O.J.'s legal team is still available?
Monday, 20 February 2017
Let's start with Songs for Swinging Necrophiliacs:
After a severe Trumping, the "free" BBC says: "We don't like being quite so much the centre of attention" - better get used to it
President Trump's recent, notorious press conference, in which he handed out what I believe Americans call "an ass-kicking" to the assembled representatives of the left-wing mainstream media - most notably CNN and the BBC - was maddening and exhilarating. Four factors made it maddening. First, Trump's limited vocabulary, his inability to speak in complete sentences, and his array of speech mannerisms and tics make him quite painful to listen to, because you find yourself simultaneously translating everything he says into proper American-English: that makes it hard to concentrate on what he's actually saying rather than the way he's saying it...
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Actually, Grayling cast his rat-catcher's net even more widely:
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Dorothy L. Sayers, Justin Welby, and the Mysterious Disappearance of the Public Intellectual Christian
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Part Two of my salute to Sam Peffer, the brilliant paperback cover illustrator who "invented" James Bond
Sam Peffer (1921-2014) was, arguably, the greatest mass-market paperback cover artist of all time, and it was working as a freelancer at £40-£60 per cover for Pan Books from the late '50s to the late-'60s that he reached...
It's them being so cheerful, etc. Me, I love it, no matter how tawdry, fake, commercialised, sentimental and pagan it undoubtedly is. It's part of our culture...