For those lucky people who are padded with wealth, confiscated by acres, pampered by employees and reassured by circumstances, Covid-19 is just a summer thunderstorm in their long winter with deep content.
The elites, the A-listers, the millionaires, the celebrities?
They are never knowingly short of lockdown loo rolls and sacks of flour, nor do they have to choose between new shoes for the kids or a quart of vodka in a Welsh supermarket.
For someone like Kim Kardashian West, who has all of the above and a famous bum, the start of the current plague is nothing. A slip up!
JAN MOIR: For someone like Kim Kardashian West, who has all of the above and a famous bum, the onset of the current plague is nothing. A slip!
Recent events suggest that Kimmy believes a pandemic is something to take when you have a stress headache because Tiffany are out of diamonds
Not even a dent in her bumper as she slides the luxury freeway from paradise to seven-star opulence and back again.
Girlfriend has a billion dollar beauty brand and a shine that just needs to be scratched no matter how many people on ventilators are fighting for their lives.
Does she even know what's going on out there in the real world? Recent events suggest that this is not the case.
Recent events suggest that Kimmy believes a pandemic is something to take when you have a stress headache because Tiffany are out of diamonds.
Unaware of the suffering and sacrifice around the world, the reality star and businesswoman shared pictures online with their 190 million followers of their 40th birthday celebrations.
& # 39; That's 40! & # 39; She posted photos of herself paddling along the beach in a scared bikini.
Kim K spent nearly a million dollars chartering an 88-seat Boeing 777 to meet her dearest friends and family – including sisters Kourtney, Khloe, and Kendall, brother Rob, husband Kanye West, and mother Kris Jenner – after The Brando, one luxurious private island, fly resort on an atoll in French Polynesia.
Unaware of the suffering and sacrifice around the world, the reality star and businesswoman shared pictures online with their 190 million followers of their 40th birthday celebrations
What followed was the usual dreary round of sushi dinners, spa sessions, and parties – it's the lack of imagination that makes me do it.
And all of the poor masked staff who had to watch while these Gatsby-esque grotesques partied like everyone else was fine with the world.
The birthday boy frolicked in vintage gold designer outfits valued at thousands of pounds, while all of the She-Kardashians wore the makeup that has depth and can withstand a meteor shower.
Halloween might be on hold this year, but at least we still have the Kardashians entertaining us, the Insta-age Munsters.
"After doing multiple health checkups for two weeks and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were only normal for a brief moment," wrote Kim.
If she expected applause for this generosity and admiration for her extravagance, then she was wrong
If she expected applause for this generosity and admiration for her extravagance, then she was wrong.
You could hear the raspberries being blown from here to Hawaii, the festivals considered pretty sour by those whose biggest adventure since the lockdown was a weekly haul through the exotic fruit section of Marks & Spencer and a new hot water bottle.
Many claimed Ms. Kardashian was deaf and insensitive to the pandemic – but be fair, there is currently a 15 percent discount on the resort. How could she resist?
The vacation was outrageous in every way – but I wonder if somewhere in the velvety shallows of Kim Kardashian's mind a tiny spark of awareness came to life after the negative reaction?
"I feel so humble and blessed," she wrote, suggesting that something was wrong and that a little belated, Mother Teresa-style rejection wouldn't hurt. #soholy #whoopsie #buymylipstick.
You could hear the raspberries being blown from here to Hawaii, the festivals considered pretty sour by those whose biggest adventure since the lockdown was a weekly trawl through the exotic fruit section of Marks & Spencer and a new hot water bottle
One person who saw Kim's photos wrote, “Disgusting. Would have made a more sensible 40 if you had taken that money and helped families ruined by COVID. Your family's egoism always surprises me. & # 39;
Still, it is hoped that this awkward portrayal of selfish nonsense might remove the rosy fog of awe from their fans' gaze.
The Kardashians in general, and Kim in particular, have brought millions to market to a young and impressive audience interested in their lifestyles and products.
Now we can see that under the glamor, decency and empathy towards their fellow men are very scarce.
Ironically, Covid has a way of debunking celebrities and revealing those who care and those who only care about themselves.
The crust breaks and you look into the depths of ignorance, selfishness and authority that are frankly breathtaking.
From prince to professional victim
Prince Harry did another broadcast from his sofa. "Ignorance is no longer an excuse," he began, although it has served him very well so far.
Harry seriously assessed his own prejudices about race and class for GQ magazine and said it took him many years to realize his own unconscious prejudices.
"After my upbringing and training, I had no idea what it was, I had no idea it existed."
This piety gets really tiresome.
Prince Harry did another broadcast from his sofa. "Ignorance is no longer an excuse," he began, although it has served him very well so far
Because one would have thought that wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party and calling a colleague & # 39; P * ki & # 39; – as he made it famous – would have given the young prince a little hint of the flaws in his character. But no.
He seems interested in easily scourging himself for past "unconscious" sins while cunningly blaming the British establishment and not himself.
It seems to have escaped Harry that there are millions of young men, with or without the benefit of his privileged background, who would never dream of doing or saying such terrible things.
But he's a professional victim now: a man-child who takes no responsibility for his dubious choices and instead blames everyone else.
Tupperware is enjoying a lockdown boom. Sales are skyrocketing as people cook from home and need something for the leftovers.
I think my mom has some original Tupperware boxes from the 1960s. We should call her Anton Du Bekes – slightly gray, but indestructible.
What on earth did housewives use before Tupperware?
Apparently a lot of used shower caps popped up over bowls to keep the food fresh – ugh! Next, you're going to tell me they sifted yogurt and jam through their pantyhose!
Tupperware is enjoying a lockdown boom. Sales are skyrocketing as people cook from home and need something for the leftovers
Devastating news about Tracey Emin and her "bad cancer".
In a newspaper interview she makes bold jokes – but admits that at one point she thought she wouldn't make it until Christmas.
Particularly sad is the devoted party girl's regret for her lifestyle.
“There are things that I regret in my life that I can't turn on again, that I can't change. I just wish I hadn't spent so much time drinking and smoking.
And celebrate – yes, definitely. I really wish I could turn back the clock, ”she said.
It makes some of their neon artwork even more haunting and penetrating.
"I whisper to my past, I have another choice," said one she met in 2010. Another just urges: Be brave.
Devastating news about Tracey Emin and her "bad cancer". In a newspaper interview she makes bold jokes – but admits that at one point she thought she wouldn't make it until Christmas
I don't fall in love with Lay Lady Babs
Sorry. Where is the actual evidence that Bob Dylan Lay wrote to Lady Lay about Barbra Streisand? He admired her, yes.
He sent her flowers once, yes. There was even a note for her in his archives, but it was barely full of passion.
"You are my favorite celebrity," he wrote. "Your self-determination, your wit, your temperament and your sense of justice have always appealed to me."
Where is the real evidence that Bob Dylan Lay wrote to Lady Lay about Barbra Streisand? Pictured: Streisand as Doris in The Owl and the Pussycat
Hmmm. Not throbbing with burning loins, right? It sounds more like an homage to Officer Dibble on Top Cat than a declaration of sexual intent.
Nothing in the note comes close to the wish that smokes through Lay Lady Lay's texts: "I long to see you in the morning light, I long to reach you in the night."
I prefer to believe that Dylan wrote about all women, not just Miss Streisand. Although it's all in the ear of the beholder.
My friend Joyce thought it was a charlady who was folding sheets.
And for years I thought Neil Young's The Needle And The Damage Done – about injecting heroin – was a talk about caring for your LPs. We were so innocent in Dundee!
Terrifying modern day puzzle for Bond star Naomie Harris, who was raised in a two-bedroom council house in North London by her single mother before securing a place in Cambridge.
Good for the wise naomie – who didn't enjoy her time there – but where does she go in the lines and ladders of contemporary wokeism?
Should she downplay her humble roots and talk about her noble education?
Should she make the usual sacrifice of being female while keeping her mixed Caribbean heritage in the spotlight? What should a girl do? A mixture of everything, it seems.
Terrifying modern day puzzle for Bond star Naomie Harris, who was raised in a two-bedroom council house in north London by her single mother before securing a place in Cambridge
Please be quiet. Because audio books are not for me. I already have too many voices in my head to add a writer flipping the pages of his latest opus.
I prefer to read books at my own pace, dwell on some passages, and speed up the lickety split over others when things get a little boring.
I'll make an exception for actor Matthew McConaughey though. He wrote his autobiography Green Lights and an audio version is available.
Still be my beating eardrums. "It's about how to be a good man, how to be more of myself," he says. The sexy rumble of his Texan accent is irresistible.
He has been keeping a diary for 35 of his 50 years and has no interest in sentimentality or advice. He just wants to share insights with you.
"I earned a few scars coming through this rodeo of humanity," he says.
Read on, Matthew. I'm all yours . . . Sorry, I mean, I'm all ears.