We mentioned last week that Rupert, the hilariously unfunny iPhone ‘videographer’ with the unfortunate moustache and drug habit, had sort-of announced that he might, all other things being equal, be showing up in London at some point this summer.
Our friend Gabriella Barney was kind enough to send Rupert a link to our last post about him, to which he responded with his usual intellectual grace and savoir-faire: He made various noises about knowing kung fu, which we confess made us giggle; but our favourite bit was when his mother took up the cudgel on his behalf.
Apparently she objected to our characterisation of his videos as ‘amateurish’:Because that’s a sure way to impress those whose doors you have threatened to kick down: call in your mummy to let your opponents know who’s who and what’s what.
Karen DeLashmitt Quaintance: Amateur video?!? Really?!? I’ve never seen an amateur video from Rupert and I’ve known him a hell of a lot longer than any of you! Your threats are ridiculous.
Perhaps she means she’s never actually seen a video from Rupert. Because if his videos are professional quality, we fear for the future of videography as a whole.
In any case, we’re sure that Gabriella was duly chastened, and will never pick on poor Rupert again.
Actually, perhaps Rupert should consider asking his mother to join him in London. She’d be a great asset while he’s here: she’d take on all comers and let them know that they can’t say unkind things about her boy.
One thing, though: we wonder if she knows kung fu?