While this thread was resurrected, I had a quick glance over there to see how BowieClone were getting on. It's only a week in, and already the shit has hit the fan.
One of the most responded-to threads is John Galliano's sacking by Dior.
Madman (the admin) is sympathetic to Galliano's claim ('I love Hitler'). Madman believes that 'Dior acted too quickly. Galliano was obviously very drunk'.
Dogz (under a new name) replies with his characteristic series of oddly placed question marks and randomly capitalised words: 'Drink, drugs whatever?... Is NO excuse for this vile/evil behaviour. This revolting little man is only a clothes designer.' (Nowadays, clothes designers and other people/professions of base stock have the temerity to have political views. He is not revolting because he has fascist views, of course, but because he has a job on the level of, I dunno, a hospital floor mopper.)
Sensing that he is losing ground to one of the forum's heavyweights, Madman retorts with this precise putdown: 'Only a clothes designer? Why is that not an important profession? If there were no clothes designers we would all be walking around nude!' (Obviously. Without our prized fashion designers, it would never occur to anyone to tip the contents of a charity collection bag over their heads and wear tanktops constructed out of flannel dusters, christmas-tinsel laced loin cloths, and tri-cornered ten-gallon hats. )
Here, Claude makes a guest appearance to defend drunken fascists with a series of bon mots such as 'in vino vertias', and Bowie's 'I believe very strongly in fascism' from Playboy. The inference is presumably that Bowie once said it, so it must be true. And surely no one would be daft enough to jeopardise their status as a True Fan™ at BC by contradicting what Bowie once said?
Dogz makes the perfectly reasonable point that Galliano's thoughts had not come out of nowhere; that they were indeed his and liquor had released thoughts he had previously suppressed. He argues that no one of a compassionate and sensible mind would agree with or defend those remarks.
Madman (admin) replies with, 'So I am not compassionate and sensible?' Peculiarly, he's taken to defending Galliano's comments as if they were his own. Or he's preparing a defence along the lines that 'being intolerant of Nazis is fascist, too!!!'
The argument, however, terminates when Dogz tires of the stupidity of his gladiatorial opponent and unexpectedly unregisters himself: 'I find your attitude most disturbing. Therefore I must leave BowieZone.'
Rather than words comes the thought of high windows