Maybe there's a Dimbleby sister we never get to hear about?
(Apparently Gary and Phil Neville's sister is a world-class netball player, but somehow she's never become a millionaire on the back of it.)
Women's sport isn't real sport- not unless it involves the wearing of very short skirts (see tennis).
Incidentally I believe our women's cricket team is the best in the world.
I could huff and puff and blow your house down with indignation...but alas I'm inclined to agree. Sport is another means of reinforcing male hegemony.
Jesus when did I start this feminism lark? It's ruining everything! :)
I'm quite keen on tennis- and it really bugs me how all the attention gets focused on blonde Russkies- who aren't all that good- to the detriment of the less glamourous players who wipe the floor with them.
They are known in our house as the Dimblebobs. I don't know why. Likewise all the candidates in our constituency are blokes, but the Friend of His Clegginess might get my vote just because.. well, it would be something different. And you would need a 90% swing from a long noose to get anyone but the bloody Tories in here.
Dimbleby is one of those names that are intrinsically funny.
All our candidates are male too. The Tories have fielded an Asian bloke- but this is a Labour constituency where only the Lib Dems stand a chance of toppling the incumbent.
I *hate* the Dimblepricks Junior. Sleek, self-important philanderers full of the mixture of amour-propre and limited self-awareness that allows them to cultivate their particular brand of privileged arrogance.
Camille Paglia called Jonathan Dimbleby a strutting popinjay and his wife blasted Paglia and called her pathetic. Then the popinjay left his wife for an opera singer and when she died an operatic death, just porked a twenty-nine year old and got her knocked up for fear of doing anything more original. Oh and he got a documentary out of his sob story too, courtesy of the BBC. That would be...you, lads. British taxpayers.
David Dimblebly left his wife for her married friend and likewise made sure he could start over.
What lovely, charming gentlemen. It makes my stomach turn to think they've any moral mandate to question England's political leaders, who all appear to love and respect their wives and children.
The irritating thing about those Dimblepricks is that everyone still seems to love them - including the wives they treated like toilet paper. I personally could drop them both into a pit of slurry and watch them die in a deadly embrace of nitrogen and be undisturbed, but that's just me.
Edited at 2010-04-30 11:11 am (UTC)
I didn't know any of that- or if I did I'd forgotten it.
I can forgive really talented people a great deal, but the Dimblebiddies aren't especially talented. They do what they do with competence- but hardly with flair. They got where they are because of their dad- who actually was a little bit special.
Yes - other newsreaders have left their older wives, such as Gavin Esler. (I don't like him doing it either, and questioning politicians on a moral basis. Marriage ending adulterers who abandon their older wives for younger girls to start a second family forfeit moral authority in exchange for their right to do what they like, I believe. I don't have an issue with second partners being younger, as long as they're not the cause of marriage break-up. I do have an issue with that and believe one can't have everything. Censure is called for.)
With the Dimblebys, it's the extra arrogance.
And you're right - philandering of that nature, so desperate to put your virility on display - not the mark of a man of stature or intelligence.
I can forgive Picasso anything (not that it's mine to forgive)- the Dimblies not so much.
I think there's something essentially pathetic about ageing Lotharios (unless of course they're Picasso.)
Your point about the tribunes of the people needing to be persons of unimpeachable moral worth is interesting. I really think you're onto something there.
Well not impeachable - I hope I'm not that much of a prig - but the act of committing adultery with a younger, nubile partner when one is married to an older woman and then leaving the older woman - that is a horrifically destructive act, even if it doesn't involve the more usual crimes. Esler & the Dimblepricks destroyed many lives between them, irreparably, savagely and painfully. That must surely bring one to a halt.
It's weird, particularly when the Tories had such a rough time in the eighties by the media for more minor, furtive adultery. Led by Rupert Murdoch, who has children by Wendi Deng, who cuckolded Anna Torv, who might have also cuckolded the first Mrs Murdoch, not sure about that.
I am obsessed with the cuckoldry of wives. I AM that Daily Mail reader. But it's a harmful and horrible act by the husband and mistress.
I kinda get the Picasso thing - though he really did seem to be a monster!
Picasso was driven by his art. That, finally, was the only thing that mattered to him. I was reading interviews with a number of the women in his life- and generally speaking- I think they understood. They knew they were taking on an extraordinary person- and couldn't expect an "ordinary" relationship.
Ditching the person who has supported you though thick and thin for a younger model is a despicable act. I'm totally with you there. People who do that lose my respect.
You should so check out Yeats bio if you haven't already - particularly in his marriage and later years!
Oh, yeah....he was a pretty creepy old dude.
No, don't hold back, tell us what you really think! LOL
Leaders debate Channel 4 News live POLL RESULTS: Brown wins on 44%, Clegg is second on 42%, Cameron on 13% None of them 1%
And Nick Clegg apparently won the Facebook vote again.
I'm not looking at any other polls. I'm pretending they don't exist.
Channel 4 also has this picture: http://www.channel4.com/news/media/2010/04/day30/30_leg_540_30.jpg
That picture is priceless. Cameron is not only out of step, but seems to be whistling a happy tune while the invisible bluebirds flutter around his head.
Is that what happened in the debate last night? I don't think I was really listening.
I know what you mean about the Dimbleby clan. I lost it with David Dimbleby in The Seven Ages of Britain, or whatever it was, when he was talking about that 'pointed thingy' (or some similarly inane words) at the front of a Classical building. (It's a pediment, David. Even the twits could cope with that one, surely!!! If there's one thing I can't stand in a documentary, it's being patronised!)
Don't worry. I didn't vote for David Cameron. Nor did I vote SNP.
I voted Lib Dem, so there! And not because I was wowed by the Clegg-Factor. I might have voted Green as a Donald Trump protest vote, but we had no Green candidate standing. So Lib Dem it was.
A Liberal I was born, I graduated into Social Democracy, and a Liberal Democrat I shall always be.
I've gone back and forward between Labour and the Liberals all my voting life. I forget who I voted for last time, but it was one of those. I believe I voted Blair in '97 (though with reservations)- and- like all the rest of us- have lived to regret it.
This time I'll vote Lib Dem.
According to the polls Cameron won -- do Brits like politicians who utter empty platitudes? Yes, he was evasive.
Why do I watch debates between Brit popiticians? It happened to be the most entertaining thing on TV.
I think it's more that they're thoroughly fed up with Gordon Brown- as they have every right to be.
There's very little real enthusiasm for Cameron- which is why the Lib Dems have been doing so well.
Gosh, South African TV must be boring!
There's something about David Cameron that's just completely dishonest and facile. Wasn't there a story about how someone had discovered a painting of Cameron from his university days, which showed him as a total Sloanite? The conservative party threatened to sue if it was ever published, and then the flat of its owner was broken into, and the painting was mysteriously the only thing to be taken.
I think that's what happened anyway - I was trying to track down a link to the story, but couldn't find it online anywhere.
There's a photograph of Cameron- with others, including Boris Johnson- in the get-up of the notorious Bullingdon club. There were indeed attempts to get it suppressed- but they were unsuccessful. Google "Cameron Bullingdon" and it'll come up- along with the very similar photo featuring George Osborne.
Just Googled it. *Speechless*
2010-04-30 07:18 pm (UTC)
replying generally- Tories are horrid
I saw a little piece in the Telegraph business section - no I don't take it but it was the only readable thing in the doctors' surgery t'other day - and it was about the Tories supporting all the tobacco companies in their attempts to fight the upcoming ban on promotional stuff for tobacco products at point of sale. I never forget that Clarke is on the side of British American Tobacco.
Just one more reason why Tories are to be despised - no ethics basically!
Shall I vote Lib Dem or Labour in Chatham/Aylesford? I'd hate to let in the Tories. But I want to give the lib dems the true picture of their support, and voting tactically doesn't do it...
2010-05-01 08:36 am (UTC)
Re: replying generally- Tories are horrid
The tories don't have a prayer in this constituency, so I don't have to worry about a vote for the Lib dems letting them in.
Oldham has a Lib Dem council and a couple of Labour MPs. Our MP is the unspeakable Phil Woolas (it used to be Michael Meacher but they changed the boundary) and his majority is so small there's a very good chance he'll lose his seat.