I once asked Andy Warhol-someone quite content with his own identity-”Who would you want to be other than yourself?” He told me: “The Pope.” Andy was Roman Catholic & went to mass every Sun.–but–what he responded to was the pomp, the Popemobile, and the absolute power. The Pope’s a monumental celebrity. I’m sure AW would say Benedict’s smokin’ red PRADA treads are “really great.”
Huge carbon clouds, blk & dirty, are floating all over the world. They’re from the industrial mess in China. During the mid-90s I spent time there, in my incarnation as fashion designer. They put their best faces on when doing business. Constantly In the company of young English-speaking translators & execs–smart, funny, curious– during downtime I would be taken to non-stop 10-course meals at exotic restaurants. Working in an industrial zone, on a few occasions I saw the mess hidden behind the factories. The Chinese-PEOPLE & GOV. are ravenous–they can’t get enuff of Western lifestyle!!! Economic growth has been the ticket out of poverty. The pollution caused by China is a FAR GREATER PROBLEM than imagined. It will come home to roost. A free Tibet & pollution safeguards will not happen!!! & THE CO-DEPENDENT RELATIONSHIP W/ THE US WILL NOT STOP!!!
Moving on to LA. The million trees Mayor Villaraigosa proposes for LA are not the iconic palm (HIS PEOPLE said nix) but dirty, disease-prone sycamores. I’ve lived w/ both. Palms are it!!! Someone w/an “in” & a million sycamores probably got a sweet contract??? No???
choice chunks of hilarity…NO ANTI-BIOTICS INCLUDED.”.. JOEL Mc HALE!!! E! finally gave him a full-hr. weekly, w/ THE SOUP PRESENTS: format.
He just signed to a Steven Soderbergh picture, starring Matt Damon. Happy he’s getting the shot. But, JOEL, keep the day job, 2. PLS, I need my injection of SOUP!!!
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