Monday, March 12, 2007

More from austin soon, but i just had to share this. From the "Spy" column in the Sunday Telegraph, London. Hmm, now that I look at it again, there are two interesting tidbits.

Spy by Celia Walden

9 March 2007

In times when matters relating to race and nationality are rightly treated with the greatest sensitivity, the BBC stands accused of dropping an almighty clanger.

BBC2's flagship current affairs programme Newsnight recently carried an interview with a Welshman who was wearing a T-shirt carrying the slogan: "Twll tyn i bob Sais".

To those unfamiliar with the Welsh language, it loosely translates as "A***holes to the English".

Rod's fan

What is it with bloated birthday celebrations? Elton John is doing a gig at Madison Square Garden for his 60th, Philip Green is throwing "the party of the year" in the Maldives next week, while Wall Street titan Stephen A. Schwartzman recently had Rod Stewart play at his 60th birthday in New York.

And one guest was particularly enthused by Stewart.

"Colin Powell turned out to be the biggest die-hard Rod fan ever," says my source. "As soon as Rod started singing Hot Legs, the former Secretary of State got out his camera phone and started recording the whole thing."


Blogger Z said...

Heh. Our secretary has the same HAIRCUT as Rod!!!!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Mony said...

I wonder if Colin Powell had a 'brush' with Rod Stewart in the seventies as well. I am referring to anything relating to a scarf or backstage pass...(Ronda B shared her own 'brush' story with us in the wee hours at FA!)

12:22 PM  
Blogger jk said...

oooh, mony. here is where lee jumps in with a good story. names changed to protect the, umm, innocent?

12:53 AM  

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