Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Empirical burlesque

In which I extrapolate the anti-reality themes of the previous post into an all-guns-blazing assault on facts, reality, accuracy, fairness and other mundane manifestations of a stunted intellect.

11 comments:

llewtrah said...

Is the WWN really closing or is it a publicity stunt?

And is the Sunday Sport still going?

patroclus said...

Does anyone believe anything they see in a cosmetics ad? I mean, quite apart from whether or not her eyelashes are real, are we supposed to believe that Penelope Cruz actually *uses* L'Oréal mascara, or that Davina McCall dyes her own hair at home out of a packet?

Your bit about walking to Alpha Centauri on a tightrope made of your own hair really made me laugh.

Tim Footman said...

I did wonder about that, Llewtrah. Like when the Dandy announced it was retiring Desperate Dan, and then had to back down after the flood of protests and, uh, publicity. The SS is still going, but I think it's more about nipples than Elvis working as a bus driver on the moon.

And yes, Patroclus, I think cosmetics manufacturers can argue that they operate in a different sphere of reality, since what they are selling is, by definition, and enhancement of reality - or even a denial of it.

Fred P said...

I guess it's like having anal sex with a greasy bald bloke; if you can switch off part of the information coming in it could be tolerable. Or so you'd hope. If you're a greasy bald gay bloke. Tim.

Billy said...

And someone mentioned Mike Read in your comments. Surely that thread is going to be a Guardian legend.

I've discussed it with major developers and it's feasable.

Billy said...

And now someone's pretending to be Fred Phelps. Whatever next...

bye bye bellulah said...

I'm disappointed it wasn't the real thing, but I guess that's the spirit of the thread. The godhatesfags.org.uk site makes me laugh.

We're all doomed, we're all going to die....aaarrrggghhh!

amyonymous said...

"Deleted by CIF moderator"

now THAT'S what i want to know about. What was deleted and why?

Tim Footman said...

Maybe Fred Phelps is really Mike Read. And they're both CiF moderators...

suck the diarrhoea from my anus tim said...

deleted by cif - footman's column was deleted because it was shit

Tim Footman said...

The only person I know with such an elegant turn of phrase ended up as a senior lecturer at Exeter University.