Monthly Archives: October 2006

THE HOWLING

A celebrity-driven Halloween fantasy by the Borkowski poet in residence. A loopy young celeb called Tom Cruise surfed sofas in search of his muse. He found her consuming a reporter called Blooming in search of some headline news. It was of course Halloween and Tom had been a year off the screen after the Paramount […]

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THE HIRST BUBBLE

Brit artist Damien Hirst has been accused of plagiarizing a design by Robert Dixon. The Borkowski poet in residence has suffered similar difficulties… “The problem is not Damian Hirst’s borrowing from others, but his own loss of originality,” Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, Wednesday October 25 This poem has been copied by Damien Hirst. It’s been […]

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THE E.T. CAFE

Destination Moon, directed by Irving Pichel was released in 1950. Its claim to fame was that it starred Grace Stafford who was better known as the voice of Woody Woodpecker. It was a low budget movie where you could see all the studio lights reflected in the visors of the actors helmets, but despite this, […]

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New palace guard

Another new character has joined the cast of the McCartney, Mills soap opera. Just like a new player breezing into the Rovers Return, this one is not there to up the viewers. It’s not a ratings battle here but more of a reputation battle that continues to mesmerize a global audience of gawkers, all pushing […]

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WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW

Sir Paul McCartney has furiously refuted allegations by his estranged wife Heather Mills that he was physically abusive towards her. The former Beatle is furious over the claims made by Heather in leaked divorce documents, and has vowed to “vigorously” contest the allegations in court. What we really want to know is that money got […]

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THE BABY IN THE BASKET

“Whatever Madonna’s original motives were for adopting 13 month old David Banda, from the mission run Home of Hope orphanage in Malawi, are now irrelevant. The backlash has suffocated the original motivation.” The baby in the basket the mother in the press the father back in Africa the balance to redress. The baby in the […]

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Empty bottle washed up West Street

I think some poor sod has been bamboozled in throwing away a lump of cash on this “new business” guerrilla marketing exercise. Many of the punters gong into the Ivy(yup you guessed it) failed to notice this enormous bottle stuck on the corner of West Street. Perhaps there is a bigger plan unfolding?

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Punchdrunk 2

Looks like Lyn Gardner agrees that Punchdrunk is a cool night out here is her 5 star review from this mornings Guardian Punchdrunk’s latest piece of immersive theatre takes you to places you have never been before. Step through the doors of 21 Wapping Lane – a vast disused warehouse in the original Tobacco Dock […]

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Celebrity Pride, Followed By A Fall

Top PR’s View’s on Madonna The London Paper: Wednesday 18th October 2006 by Mark Borkowski It appears she has broken every rule in the PR book, every rule in the bible of of dos and don’ts built up over decades of celebrity disasters.

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All over bar the shooting

In 1925, the German government issued an order that all police officers in Berlin should wear bulletproof vests in the city. This was not a welcomed decision as the police felt it would increase insecurity amongst existing officers and any would be potential converts to the force. In an attempt to avert argument, the government […]

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Punchdrunk and legless

In a forgotten part of the East End is an enormous warehouse which houses quite an extraordinary piece of theatre. The space was once a data warehouse whose corridors and floors have now been transformed with a vision which would delight even the most jaded of theatre goers. The National has a huge word of […]

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Bravo gets publicity in via circuitous route

The papers are filled with the news this morning that Dr Curry from the LSE has predicted what the human race will be like in ten thousand years time. According to the good Doc it will be lean, long limbed, blessed with good health intelligence and creativity. I have just realised that the reason for […]

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CHAMELEON BOY

The Madness of Boy George, a documentary following the mercurial ex-front man of Culture Club through his period of community service for drug-related offences, airs on Channel 4 tonight. The Borkowski poet in residence marks the occasion with a poem… Chameleon boy is happy and sad a twisted, curmudgeonly acid-mouthed cad or joyful and spirited, […]

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Wrestling with sexuality

Sport and homosexuality have never been the best of bedfellows. And there’s a sad and salutary lesson to be learned from the attempt by a professional wrestler called Chris Kanyon to combine the two.

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