Parody is the highest form of flattery – I think that's how the saying goes. So I couldn't help but smile when I found out that David Arandle, an Australian artist and video-maker better known online as 'The Extraordinary Tourist', had created paintings of Dangerous Career Cats to poke gentle fun at my Dangerous Career Babes series.I wonder what artist and blogger, Barney Davey, would make of them. He has taken me to task in an online essay titled Art Vs. Marketing – Making Hazel Dooney Cringe, which is long on intelligence and well-crafted argument but short on accuracy when it comes to describing my views on marketing myself as an artist. As far as I can make out, he has synthesized these from one ill-tempered reference I made to a blog entry of his – a shame, really, because I agree with a lot of what he writes. As anyone who reads Self Vs. Self regularly would know, I'm a total media tart. I embrace any opportunity to promote my art and myself. Barney writes: "I subscribe to Brendan Behan’s view. He famously said, 'There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary'." I wouldn't even draw the line there.