Saturday, February 24, 2007

Roundup

This is the first and probably last reference to Britney Spears on my blog: watch Craig Ferguson telling the truth, and read Dooce ditto. They're right: what she is doing is not remotely funny, and we should all stop laughing.

Teju Cole writes well about reading and writing.

As for me and my house we have spent the day producing downloadable installers for the Mac and Windows versions of both normal and Hobbyist databases, and listening to Tom Jobim and the rain, and are now going to bed at a reasonable hour as preparation for rising at a reasonable hour. I sat (meditated) this morning for all of five minutes, it's a start.

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6 Comments:

Blogger brooksba said...

I stumbled across Dooce's post about Britney recently and agreed there is something going on to that girl. She's still young, had so much of her childhood stripped from her, and is trying to survive. I don't understand what she's doing now nor do I try to follow it.

Good for you getting back to meditating. You'll be back in the full habit soon enough.

February 24, 2007 at 9:32:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Antonia said...

I don't understand all this fuss about Britney, infact that she makes party all night [Let's assume she has babysitters like all other parents who go out in the evening] long since her divorce and cut off her hair that's the first time I feel some sort of sympathy for her and think now she 's becoming interesting. I don't see what's so bad about her behaviour & above all why is shaving head and excessive partygoing being seen as deviant or self-destructive?

February 24, 2007 at 10:01:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Anxious said...

Oh, so *that's* what happened to Craig Ferguson - I hadn't seen him for ages on our British screens and had forgotten how brilliant he was.

Great broadcast.

February 25, 2007 at 1:57:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Antonia, I think that none of the behaviour is "bad" in itself, and also that her behaviour is none of my business. She is in the process of reinventing herself or some such expression, and good luck to her.

What I find disturbing is the publicness of it all, the furious media assault that she's living under: why should we have found out that she cut her hair? in which deeply psychotic alternative universe is this "news" important?

I agree with Dooce and Ferguson that we should collectively turn our backs and let her sort herself out.

February 25, 2007 at 9:08:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Anx, it was my first exposure to Ferguson, and I was impressed.

Beth, thanks for the encouragement.

February 25, 2007 at 9:09:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Antonia said...

yes udge, I entriely agree.why can't she just be left in peace.
I remember also, in this respect that at a certain moment some people in the news, tagesschau etc started to refer to BILD zeitung as a source... and there I started to suspect that something is wrong here...

February 26, 2007 at 11:02:00 AM GMT+1  

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