Monday, 20 February 2006
American Poverty and Ralph Ineson
Please note the two things are in no way connected, I am not holding Ralph Ineson responsible for 37 million Americans living below the poverty line (a figure that has increased by 5 million under junior), or for the fact that a quarter of all black Americans lives below the poverty line, 22% of all Hispanic people and 8.6% of whiteys.
Ralph Ineson is also not responsible for the fact that 46 million Americans are without health insurance and that the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has unemployment at over 80% with a male life expectancy of 57 years. In the Western hemisphere only Haiti has a lower number.
Ralph Ineson is responsible for playing The Swinging Man in Our Style is Legendary and is very fucking good indeed. He was in The Office but I don't watch tele so this means very little to me, all I know is he has a voice like treacle and a mighty presence.
The reading takes place tomorrow.