Big Brother News
I've found it really hard to give a shit about this series of Big Brother at all - by the end of the first fortnight, I was so bored I wanted to die, and every time I bothered to tune in after that I didn't recognise half of the people onscreen. None of them really were interesting enough to stand out from the endless arguments about hair straighteners or more frequently about *nothing at all* between Charley, the vile, malicious "star" of BB8 and you know, everyone else. I've always taken issue with people who go "YEAH BUT BIG BROTHER IS SOO BORING" because the social interaction in a large group of people under stressful situations is one of the most obviously compelling things you could possibly have a television show about, but the incessant focus this year on that sniping, fame-hungry bastard completely scuppered my enjoyment of the show. However, she's gone now, and I've tentatively started watching again, and I have a few questions for anyone who has been watching the whole time.
1. Why was everyone booing like lunatics at David? I quite liked David.
2. Does anyone else understand anything Ziggy says? Like, anything? Whenever he starts talking, any actual *point* is lost underneath a mountain of sports-commentator waffle and transparent attempts to paint himself as an all-round great guy. Is it raining, Ziggy? Well, the thing about rain, it's a game of two halves, sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't, but the important thing is to be true to who you are and I think I've done that in here, I really do. YES BUT IS IT RAINING? YOU MASSIVE PRICK.
3. Not a question, but I take back everything I said about the twins. They are lovely, and the shot of them holding hands after Chanelle left brought a tear to my eye (I was very pissed, mind).
4. Why all the cheering for Tracey? What does she do, apart from look like a brass doorknocker that came to life and follow The Levellers round on tour?
5. Does Carole strike anyone else as a manipulative gypsy with a streak of intellectual snobbery she can't really justify?