Big Brother
January 10, 2007 6:28 AM   Subscribe

Brawn not Brain. The other evening when visiting distant rels and enduring a live broadcast UK television programme Big Brother produced by Channel 4, a young person on the programme, Jade Goody said to another, Shilpa Shetti, ... "I'm the 4th most infulential, er inflentual, um inflentlial person in the world (sic). I made my name on big brother a few years ago ..."

You couldn't help notice the grace with which the startling revelation was received by 'Shilpa' and a couple of us thought to look up the oik who delivered the information. The former in her 20s was in valuable work as a dental nurse until four years ago when she was hijacked by the UK media; the latter in her 30s, a bollywood actor for 13 years.

"4th most infuentlial" .. ? Let's check google - hmm, maybe .. not. How about yahoo - maybe ... not.

Outstanding PR and personal management is afoot. Young Jade has an extraordinary recent career from which she earns gazillions and there can be no finer evidence of an egg that comes before a chicken. The moral of the story is two-fold - representation and positioning is everything and business overcomes reality; personal characteristics that appeal to a mass audience is paramount and the mass audience is C2D (gulp - I hope.)

Grab this girl's manager while you can. Whilst one of the projects went awry it does imply there was at least a sense of humour.

Truth be known, I for one was gobsmacked to learn this hapless, innocent, good natured, hopeless mouthy girl generates such financial clout for her backers. I'm tempted to say 'good show!' but I despair for the quality of life to come.

Tell me, if you know of the young woman I'm talking about, am I alone in thinking this? Some young people in the family tell me I'm a dinosaur. Perhaps I should despair of them, instead.
posted by Schroder (39 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: you might prefer to put this on your personal weblog



 
Ummm.
posted by OmieWise at 6:31 AM on January 10, 2007


Despair, indeed.
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:31 AM on January 10, 2007


Despair is contagious.
posted by hermitosis at 6:32 AM on January 10, 2007


Who?
posted by notsnot at 6:33 AM on January 10, 2007


"gobsmacked"

say it. it's fun.
posted by crackingdes at 6:34 AM on January 10, 2007


Preposterous. Everyone knows I'm the fourth most influential person in the world. Third, when George Takei has a cold.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:35 AM on January 10, 2007


say it. it's fun.

Bless.
posted by three blind mice at 6:35 AM on January 10, 2007


I like this post because I now know the word "oik." I can use that.
posted by blue mustard at 6:35 AM on January 10, 2007


I think she meant "I'm the fourth most influential person in MY world".
posted by unSane at 6:36 AM on January 10, 2007


She's an attention seeking cunt who embraces her stupidity as a virtue and sets an example to all the other fucking moron chavs that one can be thick as pig shit and treat other people like dirt and still make an excellent living out of it.

Also, this is the worst FPP I've seen in a long while. It's befitting really when discussing failing standards.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:36 AM on January 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


After this get deleted, please repost as a haiku.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:37 AM on January 10, 2007


I have to push the pram a lot.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 6:37 AM on January 10, 2007


This post... the portions are so big.
posted by defenestration at 6:37 AM on January 10, 2007


Perhaps I should despair that the whole front page is taken up with this drivel instead of........more inside.
posted by adamvasco at 6:37 AM on January 10, 2007


I am the carbon-based life form of the year, bitches!
posted by Mister_A at 6:37 AM on January 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Where's the link here, or are you just reporting what you saw on tv?
posted by caddis at 6:38 AM on January 10, 2007


The moral of the story is two-fold - representation and positioning is everything and business overcomes reality; personal characteristics that appeal to a mass audience is paramount and the mass audience is C2D

If ignorant of the almighty Time Cube Creation Truth, you deserve to be killed.
posted by prostyle at 6:38 AM on January 10, 2007


I always found Jade Goody strangely sexy. Probably because of her penchant for public nudity. or merely the boobs.

*hangs head in shame*
posted by jonmc at 6:38 AM on January 10, 2007


Also, she was voted the UK's ugliest celebrity.

Judge for yourself !NSFW!
posted by unSane at 6:39 AM on January 10, 2007


OH MY MOTHAFUCKIN EYES !!!!!!!!!!

Also - what does "brawn not brain" mean in this context - I mean she's pretty thick, but I wouldn't call her "brawny"; not to mention that while she didn't become wealthy because of her brains, neither did she do it by the sweat of her brow (the brawn method).

Summing up: Thanks for the nerve damage, unsane; and Schroder, please stick to playing the piano.
posted by Mister_A at 6:41 AM on January 10, 2007


Tell me, if you know of the young woman I'm talking about, am I alone in thinking this?

Nope, haven't the foggiest. Yes, you are alone in thinking this. The universe is of your creation and it's dramas are only chemical reactions in your mind. I sit humbly at your feet and pray that you never awake so that I may continue existence.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:42 AM on January 10, 2007


unSane, Jade Goody's brains or lack thereof aside, I think that says more about societal prejudices against full-figured women than anything else. Being an American, I'm only marginally familiar with her public persona, so I don't have that affecting my opinion. But I'll admit it, when I saw the pics you linked to on a nude celebrity site, I was a little smitten. She has a cute face and a nice fleshy body. Not all sex symbols have to be emaciated.
posted by jonmc at 6:43 AM on January 10, 2007


This will end Goody.
posted by designbot at 6:46 AM on January 10, 2007


She asked if East Anglia was abroad.

That's nothing, however, to one of the current series contestants, who thought that Winston Churchill was America's first black president (srsly).
posted by matthewr at 6:46 AM on January 10, 2007


This post measures 5.25 inches on my screen. (I measured it !) How big is it on yours?
posted by R. Mutt at 6:46 AM on January 10, 2007


Where's the link here, or are you just reporting what you saw on tv?

I'm minutes away from my next fpp. Get this:
Hawkeye sends out for RIBS and a half gallon of sauce. Ha!
posted by dreamsign at 6:47 AM on January 10, 2007


Apparently she's down for maintenance. Goodspeed, Jade!
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:51 AM on January 10, 2007


This oik is a little baffled, but I like the conversational and more than slightly crazy tone. Keep up the good work, more inside is your friend.

I would also add that I enjoy the British tendency for casual and seemingly random abbreviation, distant rels indeed.
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:52 AM on January 10, 2007


A free Nintendo Wii to the MeFite who can reproduce this FPP on the head of a pin!
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:53 AM on January 10, 2007


www.blogger.com > Create A Blog.

There. I've just shown you how to get YOFB.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 6:53 AM on January 10, 2007


Holy crap, if GYOB ever needed to be said... THIS IS IT!
posted by dobbs at 6:53 AM on January 10, 2007


No Goody, very Shetty.
posted by The Straightener at 6:54 AM on January 10, 2007


Did you actually expect this crap to not get deleted?
posted by Rhomboid at 6:54 AM on January 10, 2007


"Oik"?!

(Thanks, Hat.)
posted by scratch at 6:54 AM on January 10, 2007


Nicely done The Straightener. Not bad for a FNG.
posted by Mister_A at 6:56 AM on January 10, 2007


I'm a white guy, actually.
posted by The Straightener at 6:57 AM on January 10, 2007


Inline image.

Blink Tag.

Etc...
posted by WinnipegDragon at 6:57 AM on January 10, 2007


I'm a white guy, actually.

Umm...
posted by chundo at 6:58 AM on January 10, 2007


Umm...
posted by The Straightener at 6:59 AM on January 10, 2007


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