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OMG .. Jon Ronson's speaking voice ..

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Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 16:45:38

NOT what I imagined at all

just seen a strange ad on More4 with him in it

he sounds so drippy

oh gawd I'm not going to enjoy his columns any more now, cos I'll hear the weedy crappy voice

Troutpout Sat 20-Jan-07 18:53:35

god he's bad isn't boooring
mememe,iii,selfselfself...every blardy week!

Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 18:53:49

never watched goodness gracious me .. hence it sailed over my head

you are clearly the most talented writer I know though MI and you SHOULD have a national column .. shall we start a campaign?

Twiglett Sat 20-Jan-07 18:54:44

AND you have a lar-ver-ly speaking voice

Pruni Sat 20-Jan-07 19:06:20

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Heston Fri 13-Jul-07 11:26:21

I am Jon Ronson's wife. A friend told me that my husband was the subject of a vitriolic debate on this site but, even having seen it, I can't believe he has attracted so much opprobrium. I have a suggestion for you all: just don't read his columns/features/books; don't listen to his radio programmes or watch his documentaries and you will save yourselves a few hissy fits. Don't bother responding to this post as I won't be visiting the site again.

Quiddaitch Fri 13-Jul-07 11:29:48

LOLOLOLOLOLOL Heston, I've just received an email from your husband along the same lines, sent to an email address that i have occasionally posted on here. is he running short of column ideas for next week by any chance?

moondog Fri 13-Jul-07 11:30:40

lol indeed

How needy!!!!!

ahundredtimes Fri 13-Jul-07 11:32:29

Oh dear, I was just coming on to say that I think he's really funny and I love his column, but now I look like a creep.

Of course he's got a whiney voice Twig, he's paranoid fgs. All paranoics are quite whiney and plaintive. Goes with the territory.

ahundredtimes Fri 13-Jul-07 11:34:10

Am I missing the joke aitch?

Hathor Fri 13-Jul-07 11:35:56

Ha Ha "vitriolic debate"
You should see them when they really get going.

Quiddaitch Fri 13-Jul-07 11:43:11

no joke. he just sent me an email to my home address.

i'm waiting to hear back what i've been accused of, the only thing i can find that i've written about him is that he's a creepy little fucker. and nothing about his behaviour so far is suggesting i've made an error of judgement...

ahundredtimes Fri 13-Jul-07 11:45:15

Link thread please, when did this Ronson bashing take place?

HedTwigg Fri 13-Jul-07 11:48:08

he did do a column about searching the net for his name


Hathor Fri 13-Jul-07 11:48:14

Q hope you have a good lawyer.

HedTwigg Fri 13-Jul-07 11:50:35

he did I knew he did


great quotes in it relevant to this

margoandjerry Fri 13-Jul-07 11:51:27

Is this for real?

I really like Jon Ronson but he does have quite an odd voice - reminds me of David Beckham tbh. Same with Julie Birchill, famously odd voice. I still like their writing though.

Why is he getting so upset about it? Very not Jon Ronson I think, so I'm wondering if it's really from him/his wife.

Seems to me if you want to make a living writing about the minutiae of your life, your kids, your wife, you are setting yourself up for public view. If you don't want people to know about you, react to you, think anything about you, then don't talk about yourself in public.

Are you SURE this isn't a hoax?

Sazisi Fri 13-Jul-07 11:52:26

I'd be pretty pissed off if someone called my DH a creepy fucker

ahundredtimes Fri 13-Jul-07 11:52:33

LOL. Aitch, he's doing a Linda McCartney on you. lol.

Quiddaitch Fri 13-Jul-07 11:52:39

dunno, honestly. i've searched and can't find it. so has he, according to his email.

apparently some pal has told them that i've been nasty about him and has quoted some things i said. i think he's creepy and weird and i don't like his writing style, never have. i mourned the day he took over from Victor Lewis-Smith at Time Out. But if he's hurt by that sort of criticism he really ought to get over himself.

Oh. and i may have retold a story that he wrote about going back to Wales to confront his teenage bullies and them finding him just as irritating as ever.

And I do not give my permission for anythign i've said to be re-printed in his column. MN owns most copywrights here, or i do, so no reproduction without contacting me or MN to discuss payment i'd think. i guess he's just having a tough time with next week's column, but really...

ahundredtimes Fri 13-Jul-07 11:55:45

I bet he skulks outside the windows of the cogniscenti listening to their dinner party chat to see if they mention him. Then he bursts into tears in the flower beds when someone says 'Oh god that Jon Ronson, he does go on doesn't he? The dramas of his blackberry getting soaked, who cares? I ask you.'

Quiddaitch Fri 13-Jul-07 11:58:19

tut tut... i'd expect a wee email, 100x. i'd love to post it here but seeing as i'm being prissy about my copywright i suppose i should respect his.

LazyLineLegilimens Fri 13-Jul-07 12:00:22

LOL at the thought of this going the same way as GF. Imagine the court case:

"They said I had a weedy voice"


ahundredtimes Fri 13-Jul-07 12:00:44

I think this is funny.

I like him actually, he makes me laugh. Though all this carry-on isn't very good. Most odd.

HedTwigg Fri 13-Jul-07 12:01:14

oh I shouldn't larf

I still like the way he writes though ... apart from the blackberry column which was patently I've run out of material ... he's funny

ahundredtimes Fri 13-Jul-07 12:03:55

Are you going to reply to the email aitch?

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