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Children interview celebrities: Simon Cowell, Girls Aloud, David Attenborough, Richard Hammond and Quentin Blake. Audio slide show adding among others, David Cameron, Jacqueline Wilson and Jamie Oliver
posted by fearfulsymmetry (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well.. that really made me smile. Makes me think about how my conversations with my two nieces are developing.
posted by pyrex at 3:46 AM on January 31, 2009


Get the kids and David Attenborough to safety and there's a terrorist target we can all get behind.
posted by i_cola at 3:55 AM on January 31, 2009


Lovely interviews, quite shabby navigation on the site. Audio slide show?
posted by keijo at 4:22 AM on January 31, 2009


Those were really lovely.
posted by sueinnyc at 5:52 AM on January 31, 2009


Which ones are the children?
posted by srboisvert at 5:58 AM on January 31, 2009


England's favorite crybaby John Terry.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 6:23 AM on January 31, 2009


I share David Attenborough's incredulity that a 5 year old can't read. Really? That's how old kids get these days before they start learning to read?
posted by afx237vi at 6:34 AM on January 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Aw, these were actually quite adorable. Apart from Attenborough's, which I found a bit of an exercise in awkwardness through no fault of his or the little girl's.

And yeah, 5-year-olds can't read. Or rather, they are not taught or expected to at that time, so if they have no predisposition to running away from their peer group with a book bigger than them, they probably won't learn to read. It drove me nuts while my sister was growing up (but she's morphed into an adorable little bibliophile now and we have random discussions about books I buy her).

Random observation: any reason these were all female kids interviewing male celebrities?
posted by Phire at 8:18 AM on January 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh wait, my bad, that was just the FPP selection, not the entire series.
posted by Phire at 8:18 AM on January 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have to give props to Francesca Gallio for proving what I've long suspected; the world would be better off without Simon Cowell.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:50 AM on January 31, 2009


I share David Attenborough's incredulity that a 5 year old can't read. Really? That's how old kids get these days before they start learning to read?

"These days"? I'm 35 and I couldn't read at five. And my mother's an old school-style elementary school teacher, so I'm sure if I was supposed to know how at that age, I would have been made to learn. Probably some kids aren't ready to read until grade one, so they wait until then to teach them all.
posted by orange swan at 10:23 AM on January 31, 2009


Random observation: any reason these were all female kids interviewing male celebrities?

Girls Aloud are male?? Wow, I mean, I'd heard the rumours about Kimberly but I thought it was made-up internet stuff!
posted by metaxa at 11:12 AM on January 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Francesca had a perfect opportunity there to take out Cowell, but she let it slip by. What's with kids nowadays? At what age are you able to recognize evil and destroy it?
posted by orme at 11:53 AM on January 31, 2009


Random observation: any reason these were all female kids interviewing male celebrities?

Yeah, and that Oscar Witt in my earlier link to the John Terry interview certainly doesnt look like her big sister, Katarina.

I mean, we've all heard about East German athletes and all, but Katarina was the exception, poor little sister "Oscar" doesn't look anything like the hottest figure skater to grace the Olympics in, like, evar.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 11:54 AM on January 31, 2009


I read the original four transcript first before exploring in further detail. Hasty commenting? Yes. Just as hastily rescinded? Yes. Call-out worthy? Hopefully not so much.
posted by Phire at 4:26 PM on January 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dammit. I thought I read Quentin Crisp and got all excited.
posted by spec80 at 12:26 PM on February 1, 2009


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