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WAWIBF... Strangelove

18 June 2004

In the same week that the Genetic Service of Western Australia announced that cousins who marry and reproduce have only a lightly higher risk of having children with George Michael chins and webbed feet, David Carradine was accused by his ex-wife Coco d'Este of being an 'off-the-wall alcoholic' who had an incestuous relationship with a close relative.

What the incestuous relationship was is not made awfully clear, only that it 'permeated our whole marriage'. Coco also accuses Carradine of suggesting that she have a child with his brother Keith, or his son, Free, because Carradine himself was firing blanks. 'I vetoed the idea,' Coco said, 'having a son father his own sibling was a little too off-the-wall for me.'

What a square! Carradine was just a free spirit, man. don't try and tame him, bitch! As he told Déja Allison on her gaudy fansite, 'I was [a] wild and free [child]... I was sexually precocious and mystically inclined. I haven't changed a bit.'

Meanwhile this week he has suggested that his ex-wife's accusations of 'abhorrent deviant sexual behaviour' are merely 'malicious', and the fact that they have come in the midst of some bitter legal battle over property should certainly make the mud easier to sidestep.

Incidentally, in case you didn't know, Carradine is apparently something of a renaissance man. As well as his acting, his off-the-wall sexual dynamism and his mystical fruitcakery, he is also a self-proclaimed author, artist, director and musician. In the above-mentioned interview, he tells of how, 'Right now, I'm painting on my Apple. Really wonderful stuff. You'd never think it was computer art.' Hmm. Well, judge for yourself. Our view is that although not quite as irritating as Emin, Carradine's art is almost certainly better than most armless children could do with a broken Etch-a-sketch.

But when it comes to singing (and incest), at least wipes David Hasselhoff's arse.

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