Saturday, October 18, 2003
The latest Julie Burchill article. She starts off with a fair and interesting point, then as ever ruins it after about the three-hundredth word. Deciding to take Lenny Bruce literally to try to discredit his idea? Poor show. She seems to believe it's best to keep such words as n*gg*r (trying to beat Google again) and P*k* off-limits, therefore forever keeping them for racists to use and therefore hurt people. And suggesting homosexual prison rape as a punishment for use of racist terms? Nice. And as a Monty Python geek I've got no idea what she's talking about with regard to the Piranha Brothers. And then referring repeatedly to a member of So Solid Crew as 'it'? Although I suppose having a weekly column in a newspaper does allow you to save on psychiatrists bills I can't help but think that's not always a wise idea, even if someone like Julie writes whatever drivel she thinks will annoy people like me...