Monday, September 10, 2007

A Duchamp free zone…

…almost. Whilst Iain’s roughing it at Lake Como in Italy, posting from the prime-blogger will be thin on the ground. So to keep thing’s rolling he’s decided in a moment of confusion and madness pure inspiration to hand over the reigns to me, Shane Greer; 18 Doughty Street’s ‘mini-Dale’ (still not sure how I feel about that).


So what should you expect from this week? Well let’s see, there’ll be a fair amount of analysis framed in sarcastic tones so staggering as to prevent light itself from escaping their grasp [I don’t think so, Ed]. Ok, so maybe not. So what can you expect from this week? Guess you’ll just have to stick around to find out…

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

For crying out loud Iain go away and enjoy your holiday,lock all the doors, put your dog in kennels,put your car in the garage and take the kitchen sink with you ,but leave your blackberry/blueberry/strawberry or whatever in the office,we will still be here calling your names when you get back.

verity said...

Oh, goody! I'm pleased with Iain's choice of a stand-in on his blog!

Perfecto, as we say here in the Espagnolosphere!

Harry Haddock said...

All very nice, but why have you put a picture of David Miliband in the post?

Dusanne said...

Shane,

I wish you well - if there is one thing you have in common with Mr Dale is that on DS you can see an openess to argument which is refreshing. I find it hard to agree with you on the balance between civil liberties and the 'need' of the state for more information, but at least you acknowledge some of the conflicts on such matters.

I'm more a reader than a poster but good to have you here for a while.

general custard said...

So you're not Julian Clary, then?

Invisible Man said...

I have no idea who this imposter is, but, yes, he does look like Millibrand in that photo.

This does not look good, but I don't care, because I'm not here.

Matt Wardman said...

Ok. Let's start stirring.

1 - Is that the signature from your cheques?

2 - Would that "mini-me" Dale be measured sideways?

Enjoy the opportunity.

verity said...

Matt Wardman - Is that the signature for his cheques? I think that is a very astute question. I mean, objectively speaking.

GH said...

So you must be the son of Ian Greer and Germaine Greer? The latter wrote a wonderful waspish bit on the late winner of the 'Typist of the Year,(1981) competition' recently. Hope you can keep up!

Croydonian said...

Good luck Shane, and don't feed the trolls. And a happy holiday to our usual host.

nomad said...

"... hand over the reigns... "

Delusions of grandeur already? .. and you haven't even started yet!

Harriet Hamster said...

Hi Shane
Hope Iain left some custard creams ?
He does believe in a long gooodbye
Frank Sinatra had less of a build up

HH

Chris Paul said...

And why have you put a border round your signature and failed to fill in the loops within. Looks untrustworthy like that.

Anonymous said...

Aren't you permitting comment on Boris? Sounds a bit Ken-like, that....

Anonymous said...

why are you still here Chris Paul?

Anonymous said...

Shane - I'm noticing an improvement already ! Don't be too good, or Iain won't ask you again !

Cheers,

Hot Ginger Fan

Anonymous said...

I think the real reason for Iain's timely holiday is that he foresees a 'little local difficulty' for the England football team against the Ruskies, and doesn't want to be around when their Euro 2008 dreams turn to dust..

Andre said...

All the best!

Anonymous said...

>UPDATE: The Today Programme has complained this morning that Boris won't do an interview with them. Boris only does interviews of 30 minutes or longer :)

That has the seeds of a good tag line:

18 Doughty Street: Fewer than 30 minutes is not an interview.