Angela Merkel, wearing a low-cut dress, sings a song of praise to the euro. In Germany they’re starting to talk about ‘Brustwarzen Gate’ (Nipple Gate).
President Alexander Lukashenko, who made his name with the quote ‘Better a dictator than gay’, sings a folksy song entitled: ‘Man of the People’.
Elio Di Rupo, the Belgian PM, is dressed in nothing but a giant bow tie and, to the delight of the gays in the audience, sings an aria in falsetto about the fantastic town…
Posted on May 20, 2013 at 12:36pm
If you live outside the Netherlands you probably haven’t heard of Dutch singer Patricia Paay, unless your name is David Bowie.
And now her biography has been published. I haven’t read it, but it’s hard to miss: there are new revelations every day. Yet another person who strenuously denies he has slept with Ms Paay as part of a damage limitation exercise.
Except David Bowie: he admits everything. It happened during a song festival in Malta, where he obviously slept with…
Posted on May 13, 2013 at 11:48am
Beatrix opened up during the handover of the throne. Her face appeared to be far livelier than before. Willem-Alexander had not only become more dignified in his ermine cloak, but from this moment on his face represented the entire nation. He was ready for it, and Máxima was a magnificent Evita of the polders. The people played their role with gusto, as if instructed by someone: ‘You’re the crowd.’
But how would he feel about being reduced to the people, with an inflatable orange…
Posted on May 3, 2013 at 12:04pm
Mao regularly swam in the Yangtze to prove that he was still perfectly fit. Putin rode a horse bare-chested and performed some judo throws, if necessary with the horse, and two weeks ago David Cameron rescued a sheep that had got stuck.
For a moment I thought it was a publicity stunt. It could have been conjured up by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
But in the case of David Cameron you can be sure it’s not staged. David always looks slightly surprised, as if he’s wondering: How…
Posted on April 17, 2013 at 7:29am