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Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:23 pm
by Boiler
I think I spent about half that time writing and researching just a magazine article about twenty years ago...

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:28 pm
by The Rationalist
Big Arnold wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Rees-Mogg, the MP for North East Somerset and chair of the European Research Group (ERG), reportedly spent about 300 hours writing the work, for which he has so far received £12,500 from Penguin Random House.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ed-britain

I'm not an author, but 300 hours strikes me as a ridiculously short time for any book about history.
I'm reminded of a story about Jeffrey Archer and the hypotheses that if you give an infinite amount of monkeys an infinite amount of time and an infinite number of typewriters, then eventually they will come up with the complete works of Shakespeare.

"And how many monkeys did you use Mr Archer? Just the one?"

I used to work for Penguin Books in an earlier life and £12,500 is a piss poor advance for a "celebrity" author!

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:04 pm
by Kreuzberger
Forty quid an hour. Just try to get Pavel or Tomasc to unblock the bog for that.

But of course, it was not about the money. It was all intended to garner a bouquet of simpering reviews and his elevation to the position of a statesman of proven gravitas.

Just like his engineering of a VoC in May, things have not proven to be quite as easy as he thought. From rising stock to laughing stock in a few brief months.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:52 pm
by Watchman
Saw what Boris did and thought "I'll have some of that"

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:26 pm
by Bones McCoy
The Rationalist wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Big Arnold wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Rees-Mogg, the MP for North East Somerset and chair of the European Research Group (ERG), reportedly spent about 300 hours writing the work, for which he has so far received £12,500 from Penguin Random House.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ed-britain

I'm not an author, but 300 hours strikes me as a ridiculously short time for any book about history.
I'm reminded of a story about Jeffrey Archer and the hypotheses that if you give an infinite amount of monkeys an infinite amount of time and an infinite number of typewriters, then eventually they will come up with the complete works of Shakespeare.

"And how many monkeys did you use Mr Archer? Just the one?"

I used to work for Penguin Books in an earlier life and £12,500 is a piss poor advance for a "celebrity" author!
Mogg's not a proper sleb like, for example, Joey Essex.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:28 pm
by Bones McCoy
Watchman wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:52 pm
Saw what Boris did and thought "I'll have some of that"
Prepare for Toby Young to make his book review debut; in 3 - 2 - 1.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:54 am
by Boiler
Jacob Rees-Mogg and A. N. Wilson discussing his book (almost) on the Today programme this morning, around half past eight.

I dare you to listen to it, I double dare you...

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:35 am
by Abernathy
Boiler wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:54 am
Jacob Rees-Mogg and A. N. Wilson discussing his book (almost) on the Today programme this morning, around half past eight.

I dare you to listen to it, I double dare you...
I did. Fair to say that Martha Kearney lost control slightly (or just let them get on with it).

Andrew Wilson is nearly as big a wanker as Rees-Mogg, and they really deserve each other. Fair to say the item was somewhat esoteric listening (who gives a fuck about Napier?). Would have been better to have greased them both up and put 'em in the wresting ring.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 am
by Boiler
Abernathy wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:35 am
Boiler wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:54 am
Jacob Rees-Mogg and A. N. Wilson discussing his book (almost) on the Today programme this morning, around half past eight.

I dare you to listen to it, I double dare you...
I did. Fair to say that Martha Kearney lost control slightly (or just let them get on with it).

Andrew Wilson is nearly as big a wanker as Rees-Mogg, and they really deserve each other. Fair to say the item was somewhat esoteric listening (who gives a fuck about Napier?). Would have been better to have greased them both up and put 'em in the wresting ring.
Swarfega. The gritted stuff.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:54 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
I would love to put broken glass in Mogg's Anusol.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:02 am
by Bones McCoy
Let's just begin with Anusol flavoured milkshakes.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:34 pm
by youngian
Wilson has the learning Rees-Mogg pretends to have

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:35 pm
by Big Arnold
The Victorians by Jacob Rees-Mogg, review: this clichéd, lazy history often reads like it was written by a baboon
If even the Telegraph thinks his book is crap......

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what- ... ory-often/

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:34 pm
by Bones McCoy
Jake has served his purpose.
Now project Boris is on the final straight and there's only room for one quirky eccentric.

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:19 pm
by Safe_Timber_Man
Mogg has learnt to call people 'snowflakes' and is really proud of himself: