Daily Archives: May 5, 2002

The Courier Mail: Buffy’s end is nigh – really [02…

The Courier Mail: Buffy’s end is nigh – really [02may02]

It’s been rumored for awhile, but Nicolas Brendon confirms that the next season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be the last; not only are the stars out of contract then, but Joss Whedon has found he can’t devote the time to the series he wants.

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CNN.com – Cuba to free best-known dissident on Sun…

CNN.com – Cuba to free best-known dissident on Sunday – May 4, 2002

Well, technically, Vladimiro Roca won’t be free — he’s still going to be in Cuba. But he won’t be any less free than most Cubans. This is a goodwill gesture towards Jimmy Carter, by the way.

Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich… BBC News | SCO…

Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich…

BBC News | SCOTLAND | MP stunned at actor’s outburst

Bruce Hill points me to the story of Scottish Labour MP George Galloway, who is “taking legal advice” after learning that strange bald character actor John Malkovich has said that Galloway was one of two men he’d like to kill. Even better, the other was… Robert Fisk! Do you think Fisk understands why Malkovich feels this way? “If I were John Malkovich, I’d want to shoot me too.”

In the case of Galloway, he appears to be a cretin; he’s about to pay a visit to Yasser the Weasel, he’s called for a boycott of Israeli goods, and has attacked western policy towards Iraq. And Malkovich didn’t bring this up out of the blue; he was asked who’d he’d want to fight to the death, and responded, “I’d rather just shoot them”. I’m not advocating actually shooting either man, BTW, but this really appears to be a more or less comic situation, and Galloway’s reaction appears pretty typical of his type, the humorless moralist. You find them on both sides.