Squander’s made the Telegraph

As we know, and the FT as well, in the Alphaville blog.

And of course a certain Marc Andreessen tweeted it on from this blog yesterday.

Let us know in the comments if you see it referred to elsewhere….

And Bloomberg now…..RBS employee is inconvenienced by Russell Brand publicity stunt, writes open letter to Russell Brand.

41 thoughts on “Squander’s made the Telegraph”

  1. Even better, the Tele forgot to bowdlerise “If you had any self-awareness beyond agonising over how often to straighten your fucking chest-hair, you’d be ashamed.”.

    Surely one of the great blog posts of our times.

  2. I think this is Squands???

    http://vimeo.com/114367807

    Brands very grabby with his hands isn’t he? He’s Essex (like myself) and should know that laying hands on another man like that is a no-no.

    S2 is right tho, RB is definitely going to get chinned at some point.

  3. My beard’s not that great. Brand’s is a low bar.

    Talking to The Indie about breach of copyright.

    Personally, I was really happy when Kevin D Williamson said it was good. He’s not so famous, perhaps, but the guy is one hell of a writer. High praise indeed.

  4. @s2

    Don’t talk about breach of copyright, just send an invoice with a time limit then a warning then issue Summons.

  5. Getting off a plane from Amsterdam to Heathrow today, guy in front of me was reading the blog on his phone. It’s everywhere!

  6. TomJ, copyright is automatic. Even an open letter which is meant to be read by everyone still needs permission to be copied and used.

  7. And now one of my mates has linked to the Indy story on Facebook. This really has been a great illustration (for me) about the marvels of the interweb.

    Great work S2!

  8. The Independent just copied and pasted the entire post, with one sentence of their own above. Why bother to ‘fill space’ online?! Why not just link to the piece?

    Then again, the Independent is shit.

  9. Despite having worked with some of the great names of the theatre world- that bloke who was in several episodes of Eastenders, that woman off that advert, and Third Cyberman, to drop a few names- I must admit to feeling enormously thrilled to know Squander Two on the internet. A bit.

  10. I didn’t have time to comment yesterday, so we’ll done S2 that was a brilliant.

    i wonder if Tim was patient zero, as it were? It’s certainly gone viral as they say.

  11. Hey, Mrs SE read the blogpost out. And wouldn’t accept that I’d read hours before. And my brother, utterly solid LibDem vote fodder, posted it on faceache.

  12. So Much for Subtlety

    Ian B – “Despite having worked with some of the great names of the theatre world- that bloke who was in several episodes of Eastenders, that woman off that advert, and Third Cyberman, to drop a few names- I must admit to feeling enormously thrilled to know Squander Two on the internet. A bit.”

    I don’t know, I am a little conflicted. I have been told to f**k off by someone who has told Russell Brand to f**k off. You know, that’s a little confusing.

    On the other hand, Third Cyberman? That’s not bad.

    I suggest a quick selection of S2, and parachuting into a safe UKIP seat. He would sure win on that chest hair comment alone.

  13. I really appreciated the following:

    “Regardless of our veneer of civilisation, when someone does that to us, it causes instinctive physical responses: adrenaline, nervousness… back down or lash out. (Or, apparently, in the case of the celebrity bikes you like to hang out with, swoon.) ”

    I could hear the Guardian readers sphincters pucker from over here….

  14. So Much for Subtlety

    Flubber – “I could hear the Guardian readers sphincters pucker from over here….”

    I am looking forward to Laurie Penny’s article accusing Squander of sexism, supporting rape culture and being the same as the Taliban. Or whatever her schtick is this week.

    Then S2’s apotheosis will be complete. A safe seat won’t be good enough. He will deserve nothing short of a peerage in the House of Lords.

  15. @Flubber, talking of the Guardian, is it the only newspaper not to have made any mention of S2’s polite discussion with Brand? I haven’t seen anything on the BBC’s site about it either.

  16. SMFS,

    There’s “Fuck off” and then there’s “Fuck off.” They’re not in the same league. You have never affected my lunch, so, you know… [hugs].

    Ian B,

    I’m pretty sure I’ve told you to fuck off a lot more than SMFS, so thanks for the magnanimity.

  17. True story:

    Couple of years ago, I was put in charge of a new team. One of them used his initiative (damn him!) and googled his new team leader. He revealed this to me while we were both quite drunk. Said he was an occasional fan of Samizdata as well. So I had to ask him if he’d seen the Great Samizdata Circumcision Fight. He said no, because a friend had emailed him to warn him “Whatever you do, don’t go near Samizdata right now or YOU WILL LOSE THREE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE.”

  18. Was that a circ argument I was involved in, or after Perry kicked me out for accidentally insulting his girlfriend?

  19. No, I said that PPE degrees are basically there for creatures of the State, Perry said “one of Samizdata’s writers has a PPE”, I carried on my usual verbal diarrhoea, presuming he meant somebody like Brian Micklethwaite or such, it turned out it meant his girlfriend, who I’d (a) never seen write an article and (b) I didn’t even know was his girlfriend (or wife, I’m still not sure) since I have no idea of the personal relationships behind the website. So then he kicked me out 🙂

  20. Takes me right back to the GLORY DAYS of blogging seeing all these old familiar names and urls.

    Brilliantly well done S2. The writing part we can all do hereabouts, it’s the going eyeball-to-eyeball with a charismatic, confident, verbally dextrous, tactile, space invader, individual such as Brand that has me really in awe of you.

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