Thursday, April 01, 2010

Oh dear, I have to apologise!

Oh dear!
Jedro74 April2 20010 - on Twitter
I guess his body rejected the teeth he had implanted last year ...
querty5244786 on YouTube

Sorry Robin Williams, I must apologize to you about what I wrote in Oversexed, overpaid and over here. For two reasons.

The first is that there are worse entertainers than you on this globe! I now realize this. And how did this epiphany come about? Well, I was checking out Twitter and I saw the comment, "Oh dear!" in relation to the clip on the left. Oh dear, I realized that even without teeth, you Mr Williams, would always be so much better - than that!

The clip is of course Shane Macgowan of the Pogues. Hey, even though a few days ago I didn't even know what an emo was (see Was Eeyore an emo?), I happen to have heard of the Pogues. Are the Pogues emos? I don't THINK so. Watch this Shane guy. Unbelievable. As one YouTube watcher (querty5244786) aptly commented, "I guess his body rejected the teeth he had implanted last year ..." Right on querty5244786! Come to think of it, anyone called querty5244786 just has to be right on.

I googled Shane and discovered that before he was in the Pogues he was in a band who went by the name of "The Nipple Erectors". The case rests ...

Suddenly Mr Robin Wilson seems erudite, a veritable gentleman, a man who could stand for high office even. Be a candidate for the Nobel prize. And I'm not damning with faint praise. Well, perhaps a little.

When I see someone like Shane Macgowan I am glad I am an American-Australian. At least we have our teeth.

The second reason that I have to apologize to Mr Williams for is that I heard today that the Prime Minister of Australia decided to publicly complain about Williams' sorry interview with Letterman - the very interview I wrote about in Oversexed, overpaid and over here. Protocol Mr Rudd (that's the name of the Australian PM), protocol!

Everyone one six years old up knows that you complain to those on your own professional level. As a member of Australians Abroad commented, "I've said it before and I'll say it again. My countrymen back at home have a huge chip on their shoulder when it comes to what other people say about us. We can dish it out but we can't take it.

Imagine if Obama made a public utterance every time a comedian somewhere in the world took the piss out of Americans. He'd never get anything done."

Why on earth would Rudd buy into a late night television interview in America? Quelle nerve! Imagine the outcry in Australia if Obama of George W publicly criticized an Australian comedian.

But back to the toothless Shane Macgowan. I read on his website that he actually has no teeth. When I saw him on YouTube I thought he'd just lost them. Dropped them in the toilet. But apparently he actually goes around toothless. Part of his image. Like his Three Stooges wig I suppose.

And there I was thinking emos were weird.

Oh dear!

Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

Pogues? "Grunt, grunt," he said. What an act. Do they get paid?

Unknown said...

I personally took no offense in the Robin Williams interview, I thought his take on Oz was hilarious and for goodness sake as a nation of 'piss takers' we ought to be able to take it too.

Anonymous said...

You might like to know that the Pogues' original name was "Pogue Mahone", which is gaelic for "kiss my arse". It's famous for being from the Dominic Behan (brother of Brendan) song "the Monto", where the Mayor of Dublin tells Queens Victoria to kiss it, then takes her up to the red light district of Dublin, the Monto.

They then shortened the name to "The Pogues". I don't know if it means "The Kisses" or "The Arses". I don't know the verb-noun order of the imperative voice in gaelic.

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