Michelangelo | Anorak

Posts Tagged ‘Michelangelo’

Naked Man Mounts Trafalgar Square

7757107JUSTIN Holwell is naked on the Trafalgar Square plinth as part of the ongoing One and Other art installation. Mr Holwell looks like Michelangelo’s statue of David, only not quite so butch and aroused.

And so Mr Holwell waits for someone to notice and – oh, dear god, please – for someone to be offended.

And here comes ex-detective Mark Williams-Thomas, his wife and children. They are “annoyed and upset“. His three children, aged between eight and 13 years old, are “very shocked and embarrassed“. The former wooden top complains to police.

It is not a crime to appear naked in public. And the detective and his outraged family can always walk on. No loitering. Nothing to see here. Mr Williams-Thomas then complains to the Metropolitan Police:

“This was a public place and therefore I should be able to take my children without the fear of them having a man naked exposing himself.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 2nd, September 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

The 10 Craziest Things About Michael Jackson Death Mania

jackson_etMICHAEL Jackson Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Michael Jackson in the news -The 10 Craziest Things About Michael Jackson Death Mania. What killed Michael Jackson? What didn’t?

Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday present is not a year’s supply of Demerol nor a subscription to Cub-Scout Weekly but a burial. Thus answering the question – what do you get the man who has everything?

Michael Jackson will spend eternity in the company of Clark Gable, W.C. Fields, Red Skelton and Jean Harlow, as well as replicas of Michelangelo’s greatest works, kitch reporductions of gilded art and statues of naked boys. As in life, so in death. Sit Jackson on a Ferris Wheel with Cheetah’s remains and the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. is home from home.

Meanwhile in the Post Jackson world, Dr Conrad Murray, is all set to be charged with manslaughter.

The Sun announces this on its front page: “Doctor to be charged with killing JackoMurray rap within days.”

How many days? The Mirror says within 2 weeks.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 20th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (8)