Thursday, June 22, 2006

Mouth piece

The BBC's Matt Frei:
By sheer coincidence my medical issues started as soon as I landed in the US four years ago.

Only 48 hours after getting off the plane in Washington I was seized by numbing pain in my upper jaw and rushed to a smart dental clinic near the White House.
He strained himself trying to maintain a permanent condescending sneer.


Anonymous Verity said...

Oh, god! That is FUNNY!

7:52 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

By which I meant DFH's comment.

I read the whole piece and note that not once did he mention that he got in to see any specialist within a day or two. Because that is how private enterprise in the medical world works, as the British know from calling their vets and booking an appointment for a sick cat. "Could you come in at four o'clock this afternoon?" rather than, "could you come in next November sometime if we can find a slot for you?"

He writes, as his snippy little wrap-up: "A lady with a magenta rinse turn to me and said ...". Of course! A magenta rinse! Americans are so crude!

I read that Paul McCartney turned his hair quite "aubergine" recently - maybe another definition of magenta - at the whim of Heather, so bizarre hair colour does not seem to be confined to the lower 48.

Strange that he developed so many ailments after landing in N America, though.

12:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's just so lucky, imagine if he'd been in England and had to have NHS treatment, he'd never had the time for all these ailments as he'd still be waiting to get registered with a dentist.

10:04 am  
Anonymous Clematis Fraud said...

You have more chance of finding an NHS dentist in an LA condo than anywhere in the UK.

12:06 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

Verity - "Strange that he developed so many ailments after landing in N America, though." Perhaps the BBC should give all its weedy reporters Redneck shots before sending them to the States.

Clem - it was Matt Wells who was holed up in the LA condo, but your aim is true.

3:46 pm  
Anonymous Clematis Fraud said...


Dang! Wells...Frei...heck, they're all the same in the dark.

I should point out that it was that piece of rancid hackery by Wells that radicalised me and drove me into the arms of Biased BBC.

4:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad the 'medical issues' weren't fatal.
the world could do with fewer and quieter BBC hacks..

4:33 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

I'd forgotten the name of Matt Wells intrepidly reporting Katrina from his air-conditioned condo 2,500 miles away! It would have been easier, given the time lag, to just report it from a condo in London,which is also around 2,500 miles away. At least it would have been in sync, timewise.

And what about that Gavin Serious steaming up the Limpopo in his flat bottomed boat with his solar topée? And he "rescued" a family who seemed to be rather puzzled - which would have been OK - but he let them off on a freeway overpass?

You've got to admit about BBC reporters, they're good for a larff.

3:07 am  

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