Joe has spring-cleaned his room. There's now a mat tacked to the outside of his door- a souvenir of Iraq. It has his army nickname stitched across it and the motto Basrah 2003. Yup, '03- we've been stuck in that nightmare for four years now.
Shazia Mirza had a programme last night about female body hair. Right on! I'm all for it myself; I think it's sexy. But what was just amazing and dispiriting was the footage of all these plug-ugly men screwing up their faces at the mention of women with hairy legs. Talk about male privilege! One of the plug-uglies was the male half of Richard and Judy. Shazia flashed him her armpits and he said it made him feel sick. How very, very weird.
I was reading an on-line book about gurus yesterday. Check it out here. It's extraordinary just how sleazy, mendacious, bossy and paranoid all these World Teachers and Avatars of the Divine are and were.