Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I'm starting to think that I was wrong about Nikki.

She's slowly turning into one of the more amiable characters in this year's Big Brother.

I also think that she looks like Nicola Stapelton who played Mandy in Eastenders.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Big Bother

Series 7 of Big Brother has began in spectacular style.

Only a week into the show, and already two housemates have been drummed out for one reason or the other.

Questions are being asked as to why the producers allowed these people into the house in the first place.

Who knows? The question bothering me is why is there so many "Models", "Hostesses" and "Promotions Girls" in the house this year.

Big Brother is, without a shadow of a doubt, a victim of its own sucess, and since BB1 has continued to eat itself.

The originality in BB1 was largely down to the naivete of the contestants who did not know if the show would be successful or not - they certainly didn't imagine it would be a golden ticket to A List Celeb status.

The nature of the jobs of the original contestants was one which most of the viewers could relate to. Normal jobs which were held by slightly eccentric people.

This year builders, graphic designers, cleaners and even nuns have given way to a mediocre array of wannabes of uber Z List potential.

When I think of the term "hostess" I think instantly of a blonde English girl who's gone to work in Tokyo as a "hostess" which in laymans terms means having sex with rich Japanese businessmen for money.

Promotions girls are another breed who feature largely this year. Presumably this is the 3rd class coach where those who failed in glamour modelling clamour for a place.

The most disapointing fact about this year's BB is that it almost represents a single social segment.

Most of the housemates are based in London and move in the same social circles, clubbing at Chinawhite, shopping in the same shops, and all gleefully racking up thousands on Daddy's gold Amex on a Wednesday night.

This narrowcasting alienates viewers from anywhere further North than Travelcard Zone 3, this year there are little or no regional housemates, and certainly no housemates who work for a living in any way shape or form resemble the viewers voting for them.

In short, Big Brother has turned into "Search for a Celebrity" - or this at least this is how it's participants view it.

In order to recapture the magic of years gone by, Big Brother needs to get back to basics, and tell Nikki and her gaggle of brainless and mindless bimbettes and himbos to get back to Hollywoods in Romford, or to crawl under the nearest stone.

In the jungle with George & Bungle
Zippy's having fun

Geoffrey's swimming with naked women
And you can see his bum

Don't be silly, it's just his willy
Reflecting in the sun

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Stretford Arndale

This man was observed eating a pastie from Hampsons the bakers at lunchtime.

Ducks on the river in Lymm
Your Personality Is Like Cocaine
You're dynamic, brilliant, and alluring to those who don't know you. Hyper and full of energy, you're usually the last one to leave a party. Sometimes your sharp mind gets the better of you... you're a bit paranoid!
What Drug Is Your Personality Like?