August 3rd, 2008

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just in passing

I took a break from the hoovering to have a bit of lunch today and sit down to watch the news and I was watching Sky News and they were interviewing the political editor of the News Of The World about Gordon's most recent travails. This was a bit of a shock; I've been in the business almost a quarter of a century now and this was the first time I heard the NoW had a political editor. For those of you not familiar with the NoW, it's sort of akin to discovering that the National Enquirer has an economics editor.
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Further to my post about the new book which details the experiences of Special Branch during their time guarding Salman Rushdie, I see that Salman is not happy with the way he's portrayed and legal action is being threatened. It also seems that the author of the book in question may not have been a major player in the operation to guard Rushdie, and is not himself squeaky-clean.
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a world without garfield

This is rather wonderful. Someone has hit on the idea of taking Garfield strips and removing Garfield and his speech bubbles, just leaving Jon talking to himself. I hadn't heard about it before I saw this article, but it's a brilliant idea and it really works. It's kind of like the cutup technique that Burroughs and Bowie use. There's a real depth of despair revealed here. And apparently Jim Davis likes it so much that he's got behind a new book which will reprint his original strips alongside the doctored ones. Brilliant.
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