Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Touch her bum (if you must!)

No it wouldn't normally be any of this blog's concern to her that star watching Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik had copped off with Igora Kopalegova*, one half of delectable Romanian pop duo The Cheeky Girls. In fact nobody other than Mr Opik's ex, weathergirl Sian Lloyd should really give it too much thought. Strange, then, that the denizens of Private Eye magazine have made a rare detour into Hello! territory with a piece questioning the immigration status of the Pontins headliners. Has Ian Hislop gone soft or are they trying to tell us something?

* Possibly not her real name

Monday, December 18, 2006

Rugger bugger

Now it's none of my business if Telegraph rugby hack Mick Cleary wants to write a long and pompous knocking post about rugby league on his blog. Opinionated bollocks is a perfectly acceptable way of using the blogosphere - in fact random abuse is this blog's stock in trade, although some of us would appreciate getting paid for it. Mr Dreary almost redeemed himelf anyway with an equally dull and obsequious semi-apology a few hours later.
No, what really got Mr Osato's goat was the fact that his comment fell prey to the Daily Telegraph censors. No naughty words (for once) just a tongue in cheek suggestion that Mr Cleary was pitching for the Telegraph's weekly award for attracting the most comments, in an attempt to justify their decision to get rid of all their decent hacks in favour of 'news hubs' and a multi-media brave new world including the wildly successful Telegraph PM. Unfortunately the new policy of 'interaction with the readers' doesn't seem to extend to accepting criticism. Barclay Brothers. Twats. Bring back Conrad Black.