Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Robbie Williams is not that different from a giant space manatee slowly being cut up for food

At long last, America has finally found a use for Robbie Williams.

Unfortunately, it's just as a way of locating Torchwood in relation to the rest of the world for readers of Entertainment Weekly:

And apparently in the U.K., it is inherently amusing to locate Torchwood HQ and the time-space rift that sets loose so many alien subplots in the bleak-looking town of Cardiff, Wales; I gather this is comparable to, say, locating Lost in a Paramus, N.J., park. As with P.G. Wodehouse novels and Robbie Williams songs, you have to be either British or adolescent to commit to this stuff; for the rest of us, it's a head-scratching lark.

Except, of course, for Williams songs you have to be both British and adolescent.

[Thanks to Gibbo for the link]


H. said...

I'm not sure what's so head-scratching or adolescent about Cardiff and / or Wodehouse. I'm also not sure what makes a magazine as fluffy and substance-free as EW think it can look down its nose at same.

Ben.H said...

Oh those crazy teenagers with their Jeeves and Wooster parties, all getting hammered on May Queens and wanting to keep a pig as a pet!

Anonymous said...

have to agree with h.'s comment. that's exactly my point. the only difference is, I wouldn't be so polite and well-mannered.

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