Just added to the Holland Park Press website:
Last week, figuratively speaking, Sarah Ferguson was on the couch with Oprah Winfrey. Oprah’s website showed a few excerpts. One of the video clips opened with a constipation remedy: ‘To enable you to be yourself again.’ A commercial with a sense of timing because it was immediately followed by a close-up of the Duchess of York, referring to herself in the third person – ‘the royal she’. Subsequently she begged for forgiveness from the universe. No half measures, appeal straight to the entire universe. They are still debating their response on Mars.
In recent years, Sigmund Freud, the Viennese physician who could work miracles, seemed significantly less popular. However, international celebrities are opting en masse for Dr Phil, Oprah, or if really pressed, a press conference. This is cheaper and immediate success is guaranteed. The publicized mea culpa is all the rage. Freud has made a comeback, albeit as Freud Light.
When Oprah referred to the Duchess as a ‘spiritually, morally bankrupt woman’, Sarah maintained that Oprah was a genius. ‘Little Sarah got lost along the way,’ admitted Sarah in true Freudian style.
A few excerpts from Arnold Jansen op de Haar’s latest column: Freud is back.