posted on May, 20 2006 @ 03:47 PM
Can I just say (HA! NO-ONE CAN STOP ME) how much I loathe and detest Big Brother. It's cutting into the TV schedule on Channel 4 (Green Wing
got bumped for it, for pity's sake) and very soon I will be unable to walk past a newspaper stand in this country without my peripheral vision
picking up some reference to one or another of the assorted attention-seeking losers and their dreary, dismal antics.
As if that weren't enough, it's hard to go a-channel-flipping without running across it, and it's got the hypnotic quality of a truly dreadful car
crash. Your mind is screaming, LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! and yet your finger is paused over the flip button as your brain locks in incomprehension at
the horror, the horror... I've seen perhaps three consecutive minutes of it and one wonders if there's EVER anyone rejected from the show for being
too dreadful, annoying, unstable, or ignorant. From what I can gather in my limited exposure to this toxic effluent, there is a Welsh boy with a
personality that can most charitably be termed 'unformed', a would-be Lothario, and a young man who is such a collection of artifice, and of tics
and grimaces, that to call him Tourette's Boy (already my private nickname for him) is to insult the genuinely afflicted. Not that I'll let that
get in the way of a good nickname. I saw little of the girls but they seem like the usual bunch of vapid shallow cretins, with at least one really
nasty aggressive bitch to throw into the mix. She probably thinks of herself as 'feisty', but I'm sure I could come up with a few good alternative
terms that would get me banned from this forum in a heartbeat.
They all deserve whatever unpleasant, degrading, dehumanising stunts the programme makers can inflict on them. To wish them stripped of their dignity
is futile: THEY HAVE NONE.