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Anyone described as 'famous' almost certainly is not

Try it - famous President George Bush, famous footballer Pele etc etc.

So: "well-known German vocalist and activist, Wolfgang Hildebrandt". I have never heard of him, he does not appear at allmusic.com, Wikipedia English or German. So perhaps not a household name. He does, however, have a myspace page, wherein is declared "OF ALL THE AMAZING TALENTED PEOPLE IN THE WORLD OF INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC, Wolfgang Hildebrandt soars to the top of the charts".

And why am I telling you this? Because the UN has come up with another one of its brilliant ideas: "An international galaxy of stars will take to the stage...aimed at raising both funds and awareness to educate and empower children around the world".

And it is called "World Peace Tour 4 Children". Has no one told them that text speak is soo last week?

And who is in this galaxy of stars?:"Joining the Tour would be Kool and the Gang (They have had one US chart single in the last 18 years. C), Peabo Bryson (who sang with Celine Dion on the soundtrack of Beauty and the Beast), Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Santana (who is 60), Quincy Jones (who is 74) and Whitney Houston (out of rehab now?) , said Mr. Hildebrant, adding that former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev would act as master of ceremonies. The actor Richard Gere would also participate".

The tour kicks off in Namibia, and I for one find it a little hard to imagine that Gorby will take to the stage in a spandex cat suit and declare 'yeah, awright, we are going to rock you Windhoek'. Still, stranger things have been known.

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Anonymous verity said... 1:44 pm

Singing with Celine Dion should attract a fixed penalty. On second thoughts, perhaps singing for the UN is it.  

Anonymous verity said... 2:37 pm

I like this meme.

"As the well-known Princess Diana said today ...".

"A new video was released last night by celebrated terrorist Osama bin Laden ...".

"Footballer David Beckham and his wife, a former singer with the Spice Girls group ...".  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:39 pm

We could be on to something I think.  

Anonymous verity said... 4:53 pm

The well-known Princess Diana, who was riding, after having dined in the legendary Ritz Hotel, in a car in the famous city of Paris with Dodi Fayed, the international playboy son of the famous Mohammad Fayed, owner of the world renowned Harrod's department store in London, England. She was accompanied, as well, by a bodyguard, who was a complete nonentity.

This was the occasion when the celebrated Diana made her famous remark, "There are three of us in this carriage."

She had her math wrong as the driver, who later joined the world of the far-famed for driving while intoxicated, was also in the car!  

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