Rant Of The Day THIS RANT 12/07/96

Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.

The burden of celebrity

The Gusworld PC saga continues. A very friendly and helpful man from Wang called Julius called round today and replaced the motherboard in my new PC. Unfortunately, this failed to rouse it into glorious life. It now appears that the drive itself is stuffed and will need to be replaced, so I can look forward to another weekend setting up my PC. However, during the 40 minutes it took to discover this, I got asked the inevitable question: "Are you related to Nicole Kidman?"

Contrary to widespread belief, Nicole is not the only famous Kidman in Australia. Other well-known Kidman celebrities include:

But no-one ever asks me about them. It's the ex-Dolly covergirl and lamb roast substitute that people remember.

The main advantage I derive from this is that no-one much spells my surname incorrectly anymore. The disadvantage is that everyone asks me if I went to the wedding. No, I didn't. And yes, I am related to her, but very distantly, and we've never met. Shortly, I'll be doing a Nicole questions FAQ. Either that, or eclipsing her celebrity to become a media star in my own right. If I were you, I'd hang out for the FAQ.

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