can i just be the first to note we have a new ROLEPLAY AVATAR (to add to the bez, the xander, the julia lennon etc)

viz the “GG”, whose presence totally juices up the guilty-pleasures crowd* by “validating” the object-at-issue in ref dimensions they approve uncritically (often but surely not always a conventional/academic — or shall we haha just say ROCKIST — perspective on politix)

*outlines of a good test: one of my younger co-workers wz outraged that the idea that galloway (who she had never heard of) counted as a celebrity AT ALL! (mark s “but he is an MP!”; she: “SO WHAT!!”)