Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm dead pro-European, me


Top pro-European political commentator and all-round super-sexy bloke Mark Leonard is in the Guardian today. Woo! (I saw him talk at Hay last year and blogged all about it then. But it was in my old, shite blog (RIP), sorry.)

And it’s in the Comment Is Free section, so I can talk to him! Sort of. But what to say? I have two choices:

1 – Broadly agree with young Mr Leonard that indeed, Cameron’s recent speech was nothing but empty noise; plenty of audience-pleasing Bush-baiting but lacking in any actual policy strategy. But worry that perhaps he is giving the British public too much credit in the last line of his article - many voters may well be taken in by Cameron's ‘Love Actually rhetoric’.

2- Say I fancy you and run away.

Or I could just come back to the familiarity of my own blog and blether on about it here.


  • maybe he reads your blog - you never know. in which case you've just killed two or three birds with one stone

    By Anonymous kirses, at 10:36 PM  

  • I should take a two-pronged approach, and do both -- there's just no knowing where the wheels within wheels will take you. After all, it was a post on Comment is Free's first day that alerted me to the wonderful world of Spinsterella. Talk about synergy...

    By Anonymous zebra, at 11:38 PM  

  • Ah Ha! See above!
    Do precisely as he says, Spin. Clearly he and or she is p'siekick.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 12:45 AM  

  • do both! leave a long and wordy message on the comment is free article that details your full support of his opinions, possibly commenting on what a wonderfully powerful brain he has.

    and then tell him a few lines down that you fancy him the socks off him. subtly.

    By Blogger soph, at 2:20 AM  

  • Make very profound and provocative points about, say, the possible admission of Turkey to the EU and how that will affect Cyprus and/or relations with the Muslim world. He thinks "this is interesting". Arrange to meet, to discuss this paradigm shift in thinking about the EU.

    Show up naked.

    By Blogger Tim Footman, at 4:19 AM  

  • Tim:

    1 - I'm not that clever

    2 - I don't look that good naked.

    PS - hello Zebra!

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 7:28 AM  

  • Make a bizarre comment but put a link to the blog within it. Hopefully he reads his comments, thinks WTF??? and follows the link to see if there's any more of the same here.

    He then reads this post.


    By Blogger Billy, at 8:18 AM  

  • You can stop getting your knickers in a bunch. The young lad is already hitched, living in Chalk Farm with one Gabrielle Calver. Or did you already know that?

    By Blogger Emma Kaufmann, at 11:31 AM  

  • The CiF stuff has the most diabolically stupid and vicious comment threads of any site in the known blogosphere. I avoid rubbing up against those sick bastards.

    By Blogger DavetheF, at 8:30 PM  

  • oh God, he must be all of about 12 and he's done so much already. I'm too busy seething with envy to even consider whether I think he's cute

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 8:41 PM  

  • Yeah, Dave, you're absolutely right - the Cif people are nasty fuckers, aren't they? I do tend to stay clear too.

    But I think the Guardian dug themselves into a hole when they got rid of the link-back-to-other-blogs facility.

    It means that we-the-punters are disconnected, and mannerless twats are free to be as nasty as they like to Polly Toynbee or whoever without worrying that we'll all come to their blog and be equally rude.


    ML's even better-looking IRL, his photo doesn't do him justice.

    He's married? Well, he's probably bored...

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 9:06 PM  

  • Spinny,

    Two points (well, three if I make a gratuitous remark about how impeccable your spelling/grammar is compared with some (dare I say) low profile/borderline obscure-cult blogs....)

    1. If *this* is the extent of the opposition, I'm on the first train up to Bristol Parkway to whisk you off to an Only Ones Appreciation Society dinner and dance where we canoodle over a warm tin of Toby bitter and "get to know each other better" - it must, surely be the hormones. The man (and I use the word for want of a better one) is an arse on top of a pair of shoulders, is he not? Please ladies, help me out here...

    2: Can we have the old Spinny back, please?*



    *That's a joke - you will *always* be briliant Spin, no matter what you do...

    By Blogger Robert A. Swipe, at 11:19 PM  

  • i linked you in my last post.
    no, don't thank me. it's perfectly all right.

    please don't hurt me.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 4:07 PM  

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    By Blogger dh, at 4:16 PM  

  • Well he may be cute, and eloquent, but his piece on China/US relationships didn't contain anything new. Just a summary of the situation and a few hackneyed hypotheses.


    Sorry about that but somebody has to be serious. I'll get my coat. Dick.

    By Blogger dh, at 4:56 PM  

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