Every time…

I try to take The Indie seriously, and every time it throws a pop-up at me enjoining me to sign up for a VIP membership, this sort of thing brings me down to earth, and closes my wallet: Why speculation over Shawn Mendes’s sexuality must stop right now: ‘Celebrity fauxmances’ have been a running joke since the days of Rock Hudson, but Adam White asks whether it’s time we do better

I don’t know what a ‘fauxmance’ is and I don’t want to know.

Is this a news outlet or something just clambering on to the next trending memetic rubbish for idiots?

Even the most intelligently bereft must know about the huge issues facing us at the moment, from climate change, to Russian interference in Western elections, to Donald Trump and his UK doppelgänger, Boris Johnson.

But certain news outlets don’t care about this; they want us to leave comments on social media about celebs…

Were I not an atheist, I’d be shouting ‘ God help us all!’ into an empty sky.

p.s. I don’t know who Shawn Mendes is either…

Cornell…

ChrisCornell-EuphoriaMorningBeen listening to Temple of the Dog and Audioslave while working this morning.

Wondering if Chris Cornell’s undoubted talent as a singer was an accident of birth, or something cultivated?

His throat gave him a golden voice – one of the all-time great instruments of rock ‘n’ roll, while mine just gave me Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Doesn’t seem fair…

p.s. Just realised what a dick-headed post this is as he’s no longer with us…

😦