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BrilloPad
23rd March 2009, 13:05
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7958716.stm

Prime Minister Gordon Brown led tributes to the star praising her as "a courageous woman".

:sick

expat
23rd March 2009, 13:17
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7958716.stm

Prime Minister Gordon Brown led tributes to the star praising her as "a courageous woman".

:sickAny fool can praise anyone with a few empty words. What is more difficult to do is to eulogise someone with only the true, only the particular, and no maudlin generalisations.

Stephen Fry achieved that elegantly, IMHO:


Fry called Goody "a kind of Princess D from the wrong side of the tracks".
He said: "Poor, dear Jade... I warmed to her immensely. All impulsive spirit and smiles. What a life.
"Jade lived life under a magnifying glass. Magnifying glasses magnify (obviously) but they distort and they burn."

Now let it rest.

NotAllThere
23rd March 2009, 13:21
That was really rather good. :yay:

realityhack
23rd March 2009, 16:03
Prime Minister Gordon Brown led tributes to the star praising her as "a courageous woman".

:sick

Oh good grief. :sick

Yep, a shame etc. Shame anyone has to die aged 27. Great that she raised awareness for a cancer charity before dying. Shame for the kids on Mothers' Day of all days. But that's that. End of.

I hate the sensationalist tabloid culture, I really do.

realityhack
23rd March 2009, 16:04
What is more difficult to do is to eulogise someone with only the true, only the particular, and no maudlin generalisations.

Stephen Fry achieved that elegantly, IMHO:
I agree. Well said.

BrianSnail
23rd March 2009, 16:19
I hate the sensationalist tabloid Prime Minister, I really do.

:spel

Foxy Moron
23rd March 2009, 16:21
Next he'll be telling us which popular bands he doesn't have in his record collection, or was that the Tories?

I wonder if Winston Churchill used to comment on the tittle tattle of the day

Ruprect
23rd March 2009, 16:27
Next he'll be telling us which popular bands he doesn't have in his record collection, or was that the Tories?

I wonder if Winston Churchill used to comment on the tittle tattle of the day

:laugh ... comparing brown to churchill ... :laugh <wipes tears from eyes again>

Foxy Moron
23rd March 2009, 16:31
"That George Formby he can write a ditty, although a bit rumbustious for my tastes"

Moscow Mule
23rd March 2009, 16:41
Vacuous, tabloid obsessed, talentless muppet.

Sums up the PM quite well I think.

thunderlizard
23rd March 2009, 17:50
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/women-sad-about-something%2c-say-men-200903231656/

minestrone
23rd March 2009, 18:03
The twit was not interested in going to the D Day anniversary until Obama said he was going.

He used to just be an idiot but now Gay Lord is back on the case he is an attention seeking idiot.

BolshieBastard
23rd March 2009, 20:28
Pisses me off that 'that woman' is refferred to as a 'reality tv star.' She was nothing of the sort. All she was, was a tv show contestant. Nothing more and deffo not a star.