Saturday, July 23, 2005

Aaro lights a cigarette in No-Man's Land

Oh Aaro. Ohhhhh Aaro. Oh Aaaaaaro Aaaro Aaro. You can't expect that we're gonna be merciful about this. More to come.

Update: Actually a rather good and unexceptionable piece (or possibly, I haven't found the Blair/War angle yet). There is something hilarious about Aaro being sent to a fat farm by Guardian Weekend who were "worried about his health"[1], but to be honest if the guy had a weight problem and decided to do something about it, that's not really a bad thing and not one that can really be mocked without doing a lot of collateral damage to some fairly harmless and good-natured Americans (I note the appearance of a character called Alfred, however, who "believed every conspiracy theory going" and might have made a few anonymous appearances in subsequent Aaronovitch columns). So what the hey. I do actually believe that Aaronovitch's weight problem and general midlife issues have a lot to do with his enthusiasm for the "don't just stand there, Do Something" Blair project and we will return to this theme in future, but the GW article ain't a bad one and Aaronovitch is probably correct in what he says.

[1]And then when he lost weight, he fucked off to the Times. Tsk, they must have been vexed.
[2]Full disclosure; Bruschetta Boy #1 is 6'1" tall (same as Aaro) and weighs 210 pounds (two stone less than Aaro, but still a bit too much. It's all muscle I tell you).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm 6'1/2 too, and 190 pounds. We'd crush em.

the rioja kid

7/24/2005 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor DA: I'm not surprised, given that he once said in his column (G2, March 4, 2004) that in preference to returning to pre-New Labour days he would rather eat Roy Hattersley. As one letter- writer put it the following day: 'Funny, looking at his photo at the top of the page I thought he already had.' Word to the wise: lay off the tubs of lard.

7/25/2005 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, guys - the story's from 2003. Oops.

7/25/2005 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Quite an interesting article.

Perhaps Aaro should stick to healthy lifestyle issues rather than supporting Blair, bombing and war?

Might be more useful.

7/26/2005 07:21:00 AM  

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