Saturday, 2 August 2008

Good news and fast

I love it when something in the newspaper makes me laugh...and laugh...and laugh (instead of cry...and get depressed...and write miserable, if now and again poignant, poems). Go and read the extract from Mark Steel's book in today's Independent and you too may laugh...and laugh...and laugh.

I'm away for a week or thereabouts but I may be checking in now and again anyway. Depends on the weather...
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9 comments:

Poetikat said...

Good stuff, Rachel!

I'm closer to 50 than 40, so I'm pretty blase(w/accent) about it now.

The conversation about rap was particularly funny, I thought - made me think of Eastenders character, Jules.

Have a fun week!

Rachel Fox said...

You Canadians and the British soap operas! We have relatives in Ontario who watch 'Coronation Street' and it seems so odd to us...though of course it shouldn't considering all the North American TV we watch here.
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hope said...

My mother-in-law gave me a birthday card this year that said, "If life begins at 40, then you're only 10."

It's all in your point of view..easier done with a laugh.

Enjoy your week off!

Jim Murdoch said...

It's three o'clock in the morning, there are too many words in that article and I really don't need to laugh that bad.

Rachel Fox said...

Read it later then! Although in fact it probably won't be as much up your street as it was completely up mine. I enjoy Steel's column in the paper quite often and share a not-completely-dissimilar outlook on life and politics. And he is funny.

Ken Armstrong said...

How to get a time check in the blogosphere.

Ask Jim to read something.

:)

Dominic Rivron said...

Brilliant article! Thank you for highlighting it: I usually like what Mark Steel has to say. What he said reminded me of David Davis' recent byelection. I can't be the only person who felt slightly confused - here was some one who I am diametrically opposed to politically speaking up on things I thought were important, speaking out against 42 day detention, ID cards, the surveillance society etc.

Fiendish said...

Freaky fact: I had another Mark Steel article open when I clicked onto this post. Before today, I had never heard of or read anything by Mark Steel.

The Universe and Rachel Fox is trying to make me read him. Who am I to resist?

Rachel Fox said...

I think it's the publicity department of his publisher more than the universe...but still, he is funny and clever and I like his style (which is pretty much a no-style style...).