Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I took acid with Groucho Marx


Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Requiem For A Dream

Stunningly shot and crafted film, portraying the shocking decline of three junkies and one pill-popping mum. Consummate film-making slightly let down in the event by a rather melodramatic and un-nuanced ending which casts all four protagonists into separate lonely hells. There is something somehow very American, (and slightly childish) about the ending, which seems to have set upon being an unhappy-ever-after. Certainly there is no trace of irony. Haunting visuals and music linger long, long afterwards.

Friday, December 03, 2004


The favourite building du jour the Swiss Re Gherkin needs a little merchandising. My mind cannot help, unfortunately, turning in the direction of sex. So I propose the Gherkin dildo. And the Gherkin condom, coloured in the manner of the building and also possibly tasting of gherkin. It's Gherkin Great! it could say. Then you could have a little calender with aphorisms on it such as "Drink is the ruin of the Gherkin classes" or something.