Wednesday, March 07, 2007

This blog did not take place


Jean Baudrillard, philosopher, sociologist and cultural theorist, pioneer of the simulacrum and hyperreality, died yesterday at the age of 77. And yes, as Joel pointed out a few months ago, he does indeed look quite like Stanley Baxter.

PS: CiF piece here.

8 comments:

Valerie said...

No more Baudrillard! End of an era.

Why does 77 seem young nowadays?

Billy said...

I can't think of a smart arsed comment here - just safer to agree with Valerie and say end of an era.

St. Anthony said...

Baudrillard and Stanley Baxter ... now I'm getting unwelcome and (in the circumstances) possibly disrespectful images of old Jean in drag, clowning around in his Christmas special.
Will be missed.

Tim Footman said...

Valerie: You're right - we seem to have a sort of affluenza about longevity.

Billy: Ah, but is that an era or a simulacrum of an era?

Anthony: I'm getting a blurring between Julia Kristeva and the lovely Julia Mackenzie.

First Nations said...

billy's comment never happened.
so sorry, tim ()

Wyndham said...

I saw Stanley Baxter the other week, painfully parking his gigantic car in sow motion in Muswell Hill. Two seconds after leaving it he thought better of it and decided to move it. No ballgowns were involved.

mad muthas said...

et ceci n'est pas un blog, non plus. i remember hearing jonathan ross saying that the ideal composite woman might have, say, kylie's arse, catherine zeta jones' tits - but always... always the legs of stanley baxter

Robert Swipe said...

No Tim, he looks like Gordon Banks in the role of Cyrano de Bergerac..