Through the keyhole

Posted by Charlotte Frost | Mon Apr 7th 2003 8:53 a.m.

I am still wondering why GMTV (UK morning TV show) thought it so important
to show us the marquetry/parquetry and gold taps of one of Saddams palaces
this morning.

I am attempting a reworking of some past ideas on Walter Benjamin at the
moment, aesthetics of fascism etc etc and can't help wondering if that was
somehow their point.

Beware the gold taps of a tyrant.....???

Wonder what taps George W Bush has................???

Charlotte

Fighting for peace
is like f*cking for virginity!
  • Charlotte Frost | Mon Apr 7th 2003 10:40 a.m.
    So what you are effectively saying is that I can ditch my existing PhD
    studies and create an innovative body of work surrounding

    *The Decor Detailing of The Despot*.

    If I can just create a hypothesis along the lines of:
    The Extent of the Evil Deeds of the Tyrant is Equal to the Goldenness of the
    Bathroom Taps

    I will make a GMTV presenter yet!!!
    I just have to learn to say 'good to see you' to people I have never met and
    create a meaningless link between war reporting and leg waxing....

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ivan Pope [mailto:ivan@ivanpope.com]
    Sent: 07 April 2003 04:44
    To: Charlotte Frost
    Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Through the keyhole

    I think gold taps are a media symbol for hubris. I seem to remember DeLorean
    had gold taps bought by the taxpayer? Probably Maxwell as well, bought by
    pensioners. Yes, the Gold Tap in media reporting history, some mileage in
    that, surely ...
    Cheers,
    Ivan

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Charlotte Frost" <charlotte.frost@talk21.com>
    To: "Rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 1:07 PM
    Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Through the keyhole

    > I am still wondering why GMTV (UK morning TV show) thought it so
    important
    > to show us the marquetry/parquetry and gold taps of one of Saddams palaces
    > this morning.
    >
    > I am attempting a reworking of some past ideas on Walter Benjamin at the
    > moment, aesthetics of fascism etc etc and can't help wondering if that was
    > somehow their point.
    >
    > Beware the gold taps of a tyrant.....???
    >
    > Wonder what taps George W Bush has................???
    >
    >
    >
    > Charlotte
    >
    > Fighting for peace
    > is like f*cking for virginity!
    >
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