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June 14th, 2009

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08:48 am - Mitchell(s) and Webb
While I'm obsessing on politics, here's a great article by David Mitchell in today's Observer. He writes like a dream doesn't he? Modest and yet assertive.

Sir Alan Sugar comes across on TV as exactly the sort of cock who Tory voters like. His brand of "no-nonsense" nonsense and second-hand rhetoric, and his public affirmation that wealth makes what you say more important, are perfectly judged to appeal to the sort of idiot who thinks David Cameron talks a lot of sense, even though all he does is repeatedly bleat "change" like a tramp in a doorway.

And I read in the Guardian interview this week that he still lives in a council flat with a lodger, and he hasn't had a girlfriend for seven years? Ladies of Britain, what the hell are you thinking? Knickers on standby.

Meanwhile, in a shock overthrow of literary convention writer David Mitchell is more conventionally good looking than actor David Mitchell.

BTW - I missed Robert Webb's documentary on poetry last week - I could kick myself, and it isn't on replay any more. How annoying.

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Date:June 14th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Oh, brilliant, thank you - I will watch that today. Great.
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Date:June 14th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
:-) I thoroughly enjoyed it, he comes across very well. Did you see any of the others in that? I'm tempted to watch the Cerys Matthews one.
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Date:June 14th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
One of the directors at work told me I ought to watch it. She said the Sheila Hancock one was disappointing because she seemed to be unable to see herself as anything but an adjunct to John Thaw,and to play down everything she had achieved in her own right.

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