Self-portrait with a sunflower, Anthony van Dyck

The Deal of the Art

Like most governments these days, the Irish government is a patron of the arts. The problem is that most governments know as much about the arts as I know about how to select camels for a camel race. Naturally, therefore, governments rely on advisers to advise them on artistic matters, in effect delegating to them the disbursement of funds. Here the ...


Tiger Attack

The tale of Tiger Woods and his car crash is entirely fascinating: not for the story itself, but for the story we’ve been presented with and asked to believe. The straight facts we’re asked to swallow are that Tiger Woods ...

Here She Comes…

I do have to wonder why these young women do this to themselves"€”make sex tapes and then try to put themselves forward into the public eye. They must know by now that in this digital age such tapes are obviously going to become ...

Tweet Fight

It’s often been pointed out that there’s a certain frisson, for a certain sort of man, to watching two women duking it out over something or other. Perez Hilton may not be female, technically, but his glory in bitchy gossip ...

Punching Perez Hilton

It has to be said that punching Perez Hilton is something that has crossed my mind more than once. I find this blogger about celebrities who has become a celebrity (although Z list as yet) in his own right insufferably annoying. Sorry. ...

Growing Up Sex Tape

So now we’ve had Jamie Foxx recommending, nay, insisting, that Miley Cyrus should make a sex tape. This might sound like a strange career move (and the career advice coming from a strange source) but such is the pomp and ...


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