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Meaning

She repeats things over and over and I still don't know what the hell she's talking about. Reminds me of an Einstein quote.

Charlotte more than 2 years ago

Meaning

She repeats things over and over and I still don't know what the hell she's talking about. Reminds me of an Einstein quote.

Charlotte more than 2 years ago

The Big Country

It's a big country, though, Cinta, and I think talking about 'Americans' in bulk is a bit like talking about 'Europeans' - the term is so wide it ceases to have any meaning. I've just led a guided tour of Northern Europe with groups from California, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin and let me tell you the differences between these people, or rather in their manifested social behaviour, were absolutely enormous. I've warmed to Americans these last years even as I've become increasingly thankful I don't live there.

James Harris more than 2 years ago

Yes, indeed

Americans are the absolute worst. Except for the English, of course.

Django more than 2 years ago

Lady Di & Cleopatra

They were both masters - or mistresses - of manipulating their image. And they were both addicted to attention. Think of Lady Di outside the Taj Mahal, or at Thorpe Park, or phoning the tabloids after she'd phoned the ambulance coz that old boy was wheezing in Hyde Park. Or that press conference where she announced she'd be retiring from public life, all doe eyes, really subversive. She was pretty subversive, even when she was a nanny with a see-through skirt on, she was really subversive really, she was like a Jane Austen heroine, secretly subversive, always, that's what Charles & Brenda didn't realize, that's why they're so glad Wills has chosen Vacuous Kate, there's nothing subversive about her... Yeah, and even Di's so-called worthy causes were all about her ego. I loved her, I am a huge Di fan, but all those flying Aids visits and walking through the landmines and that? It was always a statement with her. She was better than Madonna, really. She was def. an attention whore, definitely. And Cleopatra, she smuggled herself into Caesar's palace in a carpet, and plus she was always wearing gold and when she gave a party she let all the guests take home the furniture as a goodie bag. They were very good at creating images of themselves, those girls. Also Maggie T, Queen Elizabeth the First. I'm not really comparing myself to them. I just wear whatever clothes I can find on my clothes chair that smell the least like rotten potatoes, and every now and again I buy myself a new cardie from Pimkie. Guess what, after I wrote this, I got recognized TWICE on the way to work...and you better say hi next time Mike, although I hate Cadbury's Creme Eggs.

Jacinta more than 2 years ago

@UncleSamantha

Er, marrying the future king isnt really the best way to keep your head down.... And there she was just wanting to play with her ponies and help some good causes... Actually, i think attention whore is probably the best description of Princess Diana entirely. Still, cheers Jacinta, at least now I've worked out how to get those numbers of comments up on my blogs....

Sweetman more than 2 years ago

ohmigod

Jactina, Christ I'll grant you America is a god-awful country - I spent a decade and a half there, I loved it and left it, but there are a lot of lovely folks there. Maybe it's just Neukölln "poet-artist-musician-slacker-hipster" Yanks that get your goat?

Maurice T Frank more than 2 years ago

Food for nerves...

Took me some time to disentangle the "Americans" from "Attention Whore". Was this phrase really coined in the colonies? How about "drama queen"? ;) Would have liked the article about Boadicea better...

BTW I thought I had recognised you on the SBahn once, but wearing the ol' conference suit and a Tesco's bag filled with humous, "pret a manger" sandwiches and a bottle of Islay whiskey, I'd rather not risk ending up in one of these blogs. Would you like some Cadburry Eggs next time - for the nerves?

Mike more than 2 years ago

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bollocks! i cant belkieve this article with immense amounts of swearing, and pretty much nothing else got published.

kas more than 2 years ago

Um, I don't think you get it...

I don't believe that an "attention whore" is necessarily female - it's just someone who will do anything to get attention. So listing off famous women throughout history is totally missing the point. I don't know about Cleopatra, but Lady Di was hardly attention seeking. She was really shy at first and hated being hounded by the media but eventually learned to live with it and use it to promote worthy causes. Putting yourself on the same level as Lady Di seems to me to be a bit of a stretch.

UncleSamantha more than 2 years ago

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