10 June 2009

Daily Chat 10/06/09

On this day in 1190, Frederick I Barbarossa drowned in the River Saleph. The Battle of Glen Shiel took place on this day in 1719 and in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio. There's a meeting near you. Celebrating birthdays today: Phil the Greek, Maurice Sendak, João Gilberto, Carlo Ancelotti, Maxi Priest, Liz Hurley and David Platt. It is Dia de Camões in Portugal.
Here's João's lovely erstwhile wife, Astrud, to get your morning going:

32 comments:

  1. Is that David Platt as in "that goal" David Platt? The England player?

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  2. Or Coronation Street's young psycho-in-chief?

    I think we should be told.

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  3. You watch Corrie, swifty? Northern monkey...

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  4. Nah, MrsSB does. Our Sky+ always has a couple of episodes on it.

    I do think though, if I was forced to choose, that I could watch Corrie without too much effing and jeffing at the telly - well-written scripts, doesn't take itself too seriously, some good actors. EastEnders is awful (script/acting/tone), likewise Emmerdale (where to start?) and all the rest.

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  5. There is some good writing in Corrie, i was subjected to it as a child, i just find it rather grim and rainy. I went to the set actually, Manchester.

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  6. I haver never watched a whole episode of Emmerdale but many of my youthful peers watch Hollyoaks - that must be the most offensively bad TV ever made, i have to leave the room.

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  7. I think Nuts magazine funds Hollyoaks entirely from its marketing budget, judging by the endless procession of totty who wobble pouting between one and the other, and back again.

    Ad-funded programming at its most grotesque.

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  8. I thought that title was now currently held by the Max Gogharty script-writing vehicle..'Skinz'?

    I remember briefly watching an episode once, there was a school disco going on, that was set in a fancy old hall, with flaming torches set outside the entrance.

    It looked like a proto-WAG version of Eyes Wide shut!

    It's desperately trying to come across like a californian teen drama but it just falls on it's arse.

    Mendoza

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  9. @Mendoza:

    Thinking about it, there probably IS some Premier League funding involved in Hollyoaks as well, nurturing and bringing on the next generation of young talent for our charming football players to spit-roast in hotel rooms in London's fabulous West End.

    Ah, Max Gogarty eh? I do sometimes wonder what the skinny-bejeaned Young Tolstoy is up to these days.

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  10. I think Gogarty's now writing for the Tanya Gold franchise. He sends his copy from a beach in Goa.

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  11. Ah, Gogarty... The name always brings a smile to my face...

    Skins is unspeakable. It makes me feel ill. They got a small group of upper middle class "cool kids" from North London, all privately educated, to write some "edgy teen drama" about the hedonism and debauchery of todays crazy yoof cats. I would like them all gunned down.


    I may do an article for tomorrows daily chat, or not an article, more a smallish rant/bit of patter, i have already made a start so think i'll put that up tonight for tomorrows chat.

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  12. It's David Platt the football player.

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  13. Ohhhhhh life is good. Check this out on Tanya's thread:

    joholland
    10 Jun 09, 1:08pm

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  14. @thauma:

    Excellent. I really do hope joholland is the bride referred to in the piece.

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  15. She says so - and of course no-one ever lies on Cif. It does have the ring of truth though.

    Maybe we could get a few more of Tanya's 'friends' to sign up.

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  16. @thauma:

    And she's only got one post against her name. Again, seems to lend it credence.

    Imagine for a moment the horror of having TG as your "friend". Everything you said or did would be fair game for next week's article. Feeling a bit down lately? "Tanya Gold's had enough of whinging friends - find your own damn crutch to lean on!" Maybe you've recently lost some weight? "Tanya Gold on why girls feel the need to conform to sizeist propoganda". Gone off fish? "Tanya Gold on why she hates faddy eaters" etc etc ad nauseam.

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  17. Few more deserving targets than TG though.
    *Schadenfreude-ing*

    One point: what the fuck does "John Lewis-icking" mean? John Lewising I could understand, but -icking?

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  18. Shit, I've just seen Jo's comment. I told her not to invite Tanya, I told her she would slag us off in one of her dreadful articles. And she went ahead and did it anyway. I've just had my PA call Jo's PA to arange dinner at the Ivy tonight. I'm going to tell Jo that the wedding's off. I'm just glad that Tanya didn't mention that weekend we spent together in Boulogne (just after Jo and I got engaged). It's just so fucking difficult being middle-class these days.

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  19. You could have double-dated with Andysays and Angelina.

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  20. This one from Wildcherrybomb's really hit my funnybone - getting looks from colleagues:

    #When my friends had their civil ceremony, I made them matching his 'n' his knitted willy warmers, arranged in a Yin/Yang style. I am still waiting for the thanks, or at least some kind of acknowledgement! Do you think I frightened them??#

    No idea what Lewis-icking means either.

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  21. That Rowenna Davis article is a po-faced corker. And it's getting a bit of a roasting as well.

    Always good to see. Incidentally, who did Rowenna know at Oxford that got her the gig at the Graun? Anyone know?

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  22. I think she had a fling with Meltzer.

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  23. Swifty, the Rowenna piece is a cracker. I just pointed out to Paul Sagar (Oxford graduate, Guardian writer, Rowenna defender) that he misspelt 'puerile' twice. Education standards, eh?

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  24. Agree on the Rowenna thing. The Lowe fellow sounds like a cock, but she's instantly out-farted him. Someone pointed that out on the thread....M-summat I think; someone well-known anyhoo.

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  25. Shit, Rowena can't even spell her own name.

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  26. Her by-line photo makes it look like she's got one snaggletooth. Whole Gollum thing goin' awn.

    Still, I'm sure she's a lovely person.

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  27. Jay, I think Paul Sagar is a better bet. He immediately springs to her defence, and they both write for liberalconspiracy.org. We do love to gossip here.

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  28. By the way, I like RapidEddie's work (10 Jun 09, 3:23pm). Bidisha Bandyopadhyay is ex-Oxbridge?

    Fantastic. Anyone for champagne?

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  29. Can Sagar come back from the AllyF smackdown?

    PS Nice post at 4.05 scherfers.

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  30. Rowenna looks a lot like Sheldon from 'the Big Bang Theory'

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  31. Can Sagar come back from the AllyF smackdown?"

    No, Ally obliterated him. Absolutely smashed him. I loved it. Great work the Fogg.

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