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September 03, 2003

Kate vs Kylie

Internet traffic for Kate Moss' pole-dancing routine overtook Kylie Minogue's underwear antics in less than a day. To think the Flea may have contributed to this sad turn of events...


The Flea's implacable commitment to Kylie-media compels me to point out Nicole Kidman was spotted shopping for Agent Provocateur underwear. Not that Flea-readers would be interested in that sort of thing.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 3, 2003 10:07 AM


This is undoubtedly an exercise in pure subjectivity, but I think bull-riding in lingerie shows a (very small) modicum of class whereas pole-dancing pretty much spells "$1.99 stripper" in any language/culture.

My affections remain with Kylie -- after, of course, my girlfriend. =)

Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 3, 2003 01:51 PM

I think this is a brilliant bit of hermeneutical analysis. Kylie describes her antics as part of her "showgirl" routine. I think this suggests a burlesque quality which in turn suggests the modicum of class you describe.

I meant to mention the time a friend on mine ran into Kate Moss at an upmarket kitchenware place in London. She went on and on about how "ugly" Moss was and described her as "that skinny" b****". I think jealousy played an increasing factor in the telling of the story as none of us were satisfied with her description.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 4, 2003 03:43 PM

Thanks for the hat-tip, Nick.

If I were your friend who had the encoutner in the upscale kitchenwares boutique, I don't think I could be so catty. At the very least Kate deserves a minor boost in her stock simply for implying (by her presence in-store) that she actually knows how to cook, or is competent enough to pick out worthy cooking utensils as a gift for others.

A lot of my ex-girlfriends (and friends of female acquaintance) have next to zero skills in the culinary department, so I'm pleasantly surprised when a beauty of Kate's calibre has actually bothered to master critical life skills.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 4, 2003 04:06 PM