Friday, November 27, 2009

Martin Gore: Forensic alienation expert

Erik Estavilo is upset with World Of Warcraft. Upset to the point of issuing lawsuits:

Estavillo believes that the game's monthly subscription fee is too high and that its various other charges are too numerous, and he also believes that the game contributes to his sense of alienation.

It's not clear from reports if he's happy to be alienated providing that he doesn't get overcharged for it, or if he doesn't expect to be alienated paying prices like that. You'll have stood behind people like this in queues at customer services in Sainsburys.

This would be none of our concern, were it not for the expert witnesses Estavillo is calling in. Winona Ryder has been subpoenaed, but so has Martin Gore:
He's subpoenaing Gore "since he himself has been known to be sad, lonely, and alienated, as can be seen in the songs he writes."

Plus, he's from Basildon, which means Gore can talk about alienation with a degree of authority.

It could be the start of a whole new career for Gore - Forensic Alienation Expert, ready to be called in whenever society is being put in the dock by those it has shunned.

[Thanks to @simonth for the link]

1 comment:

Olive said...

Forensic Alienation Expert

That the title of Butthole Surfers' next album sorted then.

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