Okay, it’s official. The world has gone totally fucking mad. First John Barrowman — star of the West End and Torchwood (he’s also been known to “sing”, but it’s probably best if I don’t mention that) — decides to flash his genitals during a Radio One interview. A pretty juvenile thing to do, admittedly, but not exactly the end of the world.
Well, and then someone actually complained. Someone sitting at home felt the need to pick up the telephone and express his/her disgust at the fact that Mr Barrowman had flashed his genitals… on the radio! Nothing appeared on the studio WebCam. No one, as far as I know, saw his “fruit and nuts” other than the hosts Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac (who were, possibly quite provocatively, asking him about his “predilection for exposing himself during interviews”), and for all that the listeners knew the incident might not have actually occurred at all. But… someone… complained.
Mr Barrowman has since apologised for any offence he may have caused.
And whilst the image isn’t the most appealing to me, I like to think he was stark bollocking naked when he did so.
© 2008 Gary William Murning
Contrary to many a rumour out there, I don’t always agree with Old Hitch. But in this recent article for Slate, he takes the Republican Party’s vice presidential candidate and very ably shows her for what we all already knew her to be:
“With Palin, however, the contempt for science may be something a little more sinister than the bluff, empty-headed plain-man’s philistinism of McCain. We never get a chance to ask her in detail about these things, but she is known to favor the teaching of creationism in schools (smuggling this crazy idea through customs in the innocent disguise of “teaching the argument,” as if there was an argument), and so it is at least probable that she believes all creatures from humans to fruit flies were created just as they are now. This would make DNA or any other kind of research pointless, whether conducted in Paris or not. Projects such as sequencing the DNA of the flu virus, the better to inoculate against it, would not need to be funded. We could all expire happily in the name of God. Gov. Palin also says that she doesn’t think humans are responsible for global warming; again, one would like to ask her whether, like some of her co-religionists, she is a “premillenial dispensationalist”—in other words, someone who believes that there is no point in protecting and preserving the natural world, since the end of days will soon be upon us.”
As a Brit, there is very little I can do directly to prevent her and McCain from gaining office. And yet the choices that you, my American friends and readers, will soon make will have consequences on a global scale. This impacts on us all. As imperfect a political specimen as Obama might be, he’s far superior to McCain and Little Miss Full of Shit. So please, use your vote wisely.
Don’t give these inbred arseholes the opportunity to, amongst other things, possibly make the End of Days prophecy a reality.
© 2008 Gary William Murning