Friday, April 23, 2010

The Fame Monster vs The Media Chameleon

Know how to be all things to all men. A discreet Proteus – a scholar among scholars, a saint among saints. That is the art of winning over everyone, for like attracts like. – Baltasar Gracian

Is Christina Aguilera the new Lady Gaga?

My favourite quote: “I miss the old Christina Aguilera.” Which one would that be?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Reductio ad absurdum

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. – Seneca

While watching a recent piece on Scientology and all its alleged crimes, I was struck particularly by two things; firstly, how many parallels you can draw between what Scientology does and what other, older religions do, and secondly, the demeanour of Tommy Davis, who is the head of the Celebrity Centre in LA and is basically one of their major PR guys. The two are very closely related.