What I wrote at Lib Dem Voice

May 10, 2006

Modern life is alright

Three surreal, unconnected events co-incided today:

Adam Rickitt, former star of Corrie, and the guy on the receiving end of the soap's first gay snog, has elbowed his way on to the Tory Party's A-list of top-draw Parliamentary candidates. Who needs meritocracy when there's celebrity?

I watched the absolutely brilliant video for Daz Sampson's Teenage Life, the UK entry for the Eurovision song contest, and it is wee-out-loud funny. Think Daphne and Celeste meets Goldie Lookin' Chain meets Pink Floyd meets B*Witched. No, really. Hope it wins.

And Siralan made the right choice of potty-mouthed lovely Michelle Dewberry to be his Apprentice, edging the scarily good - and sometimes just scary - Ruth Badger into second place. It's interesting how some people become their surnames.

There ought to be a clever way of weaving these occurrences into a seamless tapestry, but all I can offer is loose threads.

3 comments:

Cllr David Morton said...

I know what you mean but I can't quite put it into words either. Its all about celebrity culture really. Having an inarticulate soap star on the A list means that the principles of casting for Big Brother have now entered national politics. Sir Alan adds a touch of gravits to what is in effect a reality TV show and of course the Beeb has brought such principles in to try and revive the ailing Euro Vision. however much we all winge about the awfulness of reality TV secretly we love it and it seems the cultural impact has now spread to the Tories.

Perhaps the next Lib Dem leader could be selected by a Europe wide phone in Sir Alan as host?

Will said...

Re: Teenage Life - Girls Aloud are looking younger every day...

Those dancers are going to be embarrassed by this when they grow up :-)

caroline said...

Maybe you need a vacation - a little "me time" perhaps ?