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Alan Attraction
January 17, 2012 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Here comes Alan Measles - WW2 hero turned benign dictator turned Godhead. Guru, muse, art critic, raconteur. In his capacity as minor deity he resides in a hand-tooled Louis Vuitton traveling shrine, and embarks on a pilgrimage to Bavaria to make peace with the Germans, in his custom-built personal conveyance. In his entourage are his devoted minion and bodyguard, and some other bloke named Alan. In London this weekend? Pay your respects to Alan's stunt-doubles in the Kenilworth AM1, and purchase Measles memorabilia from the gift shop.

Yes, it's a post about a blockbuster exhibition by an overexposed transvestite potter, but if you can't laugh at a 50-year-old bloke in an evening gown embellished with ejaculate, the joke's probably on you. Previously.
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth (3 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. I had no idea. Damned if I don't miss England.
posted by dejah420 at 5:25 PM on January 17, 2012


Saw the exhibition last weekend. Liked it, well worth seeing.

Also, great post! Lots of detail.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 5:17 AM on January 19, 2012


Recently there was a short season of documentaries about Ceramics on the BBC called "A Fragile History". I watched it, first furious at my wife for inflicting it on me, then reluctantly, increasingly impressed and won over by both the subject and the execution.

Disclaimer: I AM NOT A POTTERY PERSON.

That said, Perry's frequent appearances in (if memory serves) the second episode really made me warm to him. He is an interesting, down to earth and technically skilled guy who I (thanks to this programme) have a new respect for and interest in.

So there.
posted by Jofus at 5:26 AM on January 19, 2012


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