Monthly Archives: February 2012

Do Not Pass Go

The scion of the Murdoch Media Empire announced his departure as News International chairman. Both the corporation and James Murdoch have been plagued by accusations of criminal hacking by reporters and the payment of bribes to British policemen for assistance in squashing any investigations into wrongdoings. His 81 year-old father has resumed total control of [...]

Rock Stands Tall

The fucking London press are the worst parasites in the world. Back in 1985 I was interview Rock Hudson at the Deauville film festival. We were sitting at a table in the elegant dining room of the Hotel Deauville. Another reporter was piggy-backing on my hour with the star of TOBRUK. Rock was in his [...]

Regrets. No Apologies

While on a world tour in 1974 Sinatra was enraged by the treatment of members of the Australian press. The greeting scrum of reporters formed a barricade to prevent his leaving the airport and Old Blue Eyes retaliated with an on-stage tirade during which he called the press “bums and parasites,” and accused the country’s [...]

Thai Bar Rules

When I first arrived in Pattaya 1991 go-go bars listed a set of rules on the wall. No photos, no fighting, no guns, no hand grenades, no durians. A few bars even had dress codes. Shirts and shoes were required by male patrons. No bare feet were allowed on the premises other than on stage. [...]

John Hopkins Report On Big C

Death Valley March 1996 From Michael Holman, not a doctor but a friend. AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (‘TRY’, BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY . Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins: 1. Every person [...]