But I cannot be expected to sit in the dock, that’s for ordinary people, not special people; like me!
Sad reflection on modern life;
Shocking new research shows almost half of young women aged 18 to 25 would prefer to have large breasts than high intelligence - with a third even saying they would gladly swap. Experts have blamed the growing obsession with celebrity culture among youngsters together with the burgeoning market for plastic surgery.
I blame celebrity culture for a lot of modern ills. The media coverage of silicon enhanced “models” must have a profound impact on young female (and male) minds. There is a vulgarity in modern life driven through press and TV and it seems that young women are the group most impacted upon by this. One day they all want to be size zero, then they all want to be Jordan,or Pamela Anderson or whoever. It’s strange because young men don’t seem to have the same pressures put upon them. I wonder why?
I’m waiting for the year when Miss North Korea wins, despite objections from Miss Hamas Palestine, and a walk-out by Miss Iran because she wasn’t allowed to parade in a Burqa.
ATW tries to stay away from”celebrity” culture and the antics of the Kardashians leaves me cold. But I did raise a smile at this pic of Kim looking so fine…
Was sorry but not surprised to see that singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead. Cause of death unknown. Fame consumes.
Here is on of her finest moments. She was striking and it is always sad to see people die young. She got to 27.
Talk about trash journalism. She’s been dead for almost as long as I have been alive and they still generate stories about her;
A Spanish collector plans to auction what he claims is a newly discovered 8-mm version of a film purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was still an underage actress known as Norma Jean Baker. A Marilyn Monroe expert, however, says the actress in the film is someone else, considerably heavier and less feminine than the legendary film star.
The more I think about it, the more concise this lyric;
I prefer to stay away from salacious scandal as this is a political blog and I really could not care less about what celebrity X is doing with or to Celebrity Y. So, the recent media storm on the British footballer, a married man with family having an affair with a Big Brother Barbie, who took out a “Superinjunction” to stop the media revealing his name, has passed me by. Until now.
You see despite the MSM respecting the Superinjunction, the Twitterati did not. In fact it defiantly revealed his name. He is Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United footballer. His alleged affair was with someone called Imogen Thomas. Yesterday, in the House of Commons, an MP named him, so reducing the Superinjunction to junk bond status.
Is this a victory for free speech or for prurient gossip? It certainly shows the power of social media like Twitter. It also shows that the rich and powerful cannot control the Internet.
In my view, this Twitter storm has an element of the weak and many versus the strong but few. I have no interest in Ryan Giggs and what he does – although I dare say his wife might take an interest. It seems to me he has made a fool out of himself by following poor legal advice that must have cost him a small fortune. However he earns a big fortune.
It is for Mr Giggs to explain how he conducts his private life, and it is none of my business or yours. (Unless you are Imogen Thomas and you are reading this!). But on the higher level, should the Internet be shackled to the laws and provisions designed to protect the rich and powerful? It strikes me it is not and I take my hat off to those Twitterers who took a principles stand on this.