Saturday, September 15, 2007

Spinsterella reviews the Guardain Weekend Magazine (again)

Oooh, so Jon Ronson's off then, eh? Has it really been three years? Well, doesn't time fly. ..

Does anyone else think that Mr Ronson is convinced that he has a level of celebrity that a bit, unrealistic?

I've just seen him on a trailer of a tv show where he was saying that he was interchangable with Louis Theroux. I mean really. And I'm not even sure if that was him, to be honest, and I've been reading his column for three years.

(It was a spoof, right?)

So who's going to replace him? Oh fuck, the Times have sacked our Julie (noooo! I do not need to know any more about Brighton fucking council) - naah, they wouldn't, would they?

Hmm, ooh, maybe it's be Charlie Brooker! Or Miranda Sawyer, or Marina Hyde. Gosh, that feeling of dread that kicked in back when they changed it might actually lift.

anyhow..what I really wanted to say was: Peaches Geldof, FUCKOFF FUCK OFF FUCKOFF

(there was yet another interveiw with PG in the grauniad last week, I don't think she's being touted as a replacement for Ronson. I hope.)

UPDATE: I have just read this with interest over ar Mr James Blue Cat's blog.

I read with interest that Jon Ronson's columns in the Observer Guardian magazine are being developed as a potential film.


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  • well thank God for that. He really really was irritating.

    Have you got into Observer Woman makes me Spit?

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 11:57 PM  

  • I LOVE Observer Woman Makes Me Spit. In fact I'm heading over there right now...

    (ps, that typo in the title's ironic, like)

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 8:54 AM  

  • Yes Peaches Geldolf can indeed fuck off. Fuck off times a million.

    Ronson isn't so bad in his books but the column gets skipped every week.

    By Blogger Billy, at 5:07 PM  

  • I love Ronson to bits, but usually when he's talking about other people. I get irritated when journalists start journalising about themselves, although I'd do the same thing if I was famous and that.

    "Journalising." I might write that down...

    By Blogger Fat Roland, at 8:10 PM  

  • I quote like Marina Hyde. Is that allowed?

    By Anonymous wyndham, at 8:11 PM  

  • I'd be quite happy if Armando Iannucci, Marina Hyde and Rafael Behr wrote the entirety of the Saturday papers between them. Especially if it meant I never had to see Jon Ronson or Euan Ferguson ever again.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 10:45 AM  

  • By 'Saturday' I meant 'weekend' there, sorry.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 10:46 AM  

  • I always thought Ronson overplayed the Limone story, it was genuinely funny but he must have mentioned it almost every column since.

    By Anonymous Scarlet O'Harlot, at 3:19 PM  

  • god, Euan Ferguson, yeah, him too.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 7:13 PM  

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    By Blogger The Bogus Doctor, at 8:50 PM  

  • I actually used to look forward to reading Euan Ferguson before he started that horrendous column in the Observer mag. No more.

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 10:05 PM  

  • Jon Ronson deserves a good kicking. That would give him something real to whinge about. I'm up for it, I'm sure I've got some steel-capped DMs somewhere.

    By Anonymous belladona, at 10:12 PM  

  • I feel a bit disappointed by Ronson. He was Student Union Leader or something like that at PCL where I did my degree. He did Media Studies and was in the year above - I did Film. He seemed rather pompous and ambitious even then. I found myself standing next to him in a queue for tea at a Documentary Film Festival last year. He seemed a bit dithery and disorganised. I nearly introduced myself again but thought better of it. I always read his column but never really enjoyed it. I hope it's not a lie - I hope someone is replacing him. I'm sick of the limon nonsense - it's not funny at all. Peached Geldof - reminds me awfully of her mum....

    By Blogger rockmother, at 12:09 AM  

  • Rockmother. It appears we have an awful lot in common.

    By Anonymous wyndham, at 2:34 PM  

  • I notice (with some interest in the groin area) that ITV2 is shortly to broadcast a series based on the sexual indiscretions of a London call girl and adapted from the popular and long-running blog 'Belle de Jour'. It stars, I believe, erstwhile Mrs. C. Evans and much-travelled Time Lord companion, Ms. Billie Piper.

    Might we expect a similar adaptation (with, one suspects, rather less goosing) of the adventures of that most eligible of Spinsters to follow hot on the heels of said blog-based televisual entertainment?

    I do hope so. I can almost smell the singed rollers in the hair of that actress who plays Ms. Leanne Battersby already....

    Yours & c,


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    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 2:42 PM  

  • peaches geldof??

    are you kidding me??


    By Anonymous urban chick (on the dark side), at 4:56 PM  

  • I just had an awful thought. you don't think they are replacing Ronson with Robert Elms do you? I suppose all will be revealed tomorrow. OR - it will be Ronson again going on about how it was all a bit elaborate pretence (again) somehow working in the limon joke (again). Time to ingest literary hemlock methinks.

    By Blogger rockmother, at 10:40 PM  

  • Even BBC3 couldn't make much of a documentary about the Spinsterella lifestyle.

    Work, listen to some tragic indie music, blog, don't have sex...

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 8:22 AM  

  • "Even BBC3 couldn't make much of a documentary about the Spinsterella lifestyle.

    Work, listen to some tragic indie music, blog, don't have sex..."

    I think you're right, sounds much more like BBC2 stuff to me. I see it as This Life for the noughties - with three dimensional characters, more swearing and a kickass soundtrack. Start thinking about who you want to play you.

    I also see scope for spin-off programmes too. Lauren Laverne presenting a showcase of all the bands featured in the series and a Newsnight Review discussion on what indie music really means in the MySpace era.

    By Anonymous Scarlet o'harlot, at 2:45 PM  

  • Spinsterella? Where are you?

    By Blogger rockmother, at 1:49 AM  

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