March 31, 2003

"CLEARLY," Michael Moore once claimed,

"CLEARLY," Michael Moore once claimed, "I am a person who suffers from a lack of ego."

That was back in December. Looks like Michael has since recovered; in this love poem to himself in today's Melbourne Age (first published in the LA Times), Moore mentions "I", "me" and "my" more than 50 times. Freud's concept of an id, ego, and super-ego is insufficient to accomodate Moore's condition. He possesses a Super Duper Mega Monster Ego, with cheese:

I had already received awards in the days leading up to the Oscars.

My book Stupid White Men still sits at No. 1 on the US bestseller list. Bowling for Columbine has broken all box-office records for a documentary. My website is now getting up to 20 million hits a day (more than the White House's site).

Diane Lane opened the envelope and announced the winner: Bowling for Columbine. The entire main floor rose to its feet for a standing ovation.

I didn't see a single person booing.

A few orchestra members came up to me later and apologised, saying they had wanted to hear what I had to say.

On the way back home, the day after the Oscars, two flight attendants told me how they had been stuck overnight in my home state - and wound up earning only $30 for the day because they are paid by the hour ... Who will speak for them if I don't? That's what I do, or try to do, every day of my life.

If not for Mike, flight attendants would have no voice. Nobody would.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 31, 2003 02:35 PM