The irrefutable solution to the problem on the box is not to have a box in the first place, which happy state I have subsisted in
these last 16 months. I read Primo Levi instead of watching the Thing. Of course, if you go the theatre, especially one choc-a-bloc
with Patricks, well .....
Spectare's Web, A Chide's Alphabet
& Painting Without Numbers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin Hamilton" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: Bring back censorship
> God forbid Robin! What if you're stuck in the middle row of a long-long
> full of adoring Patricks (sorry Patrick!) how do you get out if it's even
> worse than on the box.
You grit your teeth and don't come back after the first interval.
I'm not saying it *would* have worked on stage -- maybe yes, maybe no, my
son was more charitable than me here and said he'd probably have gone to see
it if it were on in London while he was there.
But on the box, it was simply -- forget the blasphemy, forget the
swearing -- simply catastrophically *boring*.