Monday, 17 September 2012

Musical Monday

Just because I didn't want it to end, and to celebrate the awesomeness of Team GB. Again.

And because it's an awesome video to a classic tune, naturally!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Snog Marry Avoid?

Confession time: I think I'm getting a tiny bit addicted to this particular piece of trash TV.

For those with sufficient taste to have avoided it so far, the basic idea is the Personal Overhaul Device (POD) hunts out ludicrously over the top girls (and occasionally boys) and turns them into 'natural beauties'.

Sometimes I do wonder whether these people are for real, like Charlene who was on last night - the most tanned woman in Scotland:

Never mind avoid, I couldn't run away fast enough! She looked like she didn't so much apply fake tan as colour herself in with a Crayola Supertip. Seriously, if you must use that much fake tan, at least learn to apply it evenly!

But the thing that really surprised me last night was after Charlene's makeunder: 'What the crap?' I exclaimed. 'She is properly gorgeous!'

And I guess that's why I like the show. Sure, some of the girls - like Charlene - are such outrageous caricatures of the girls I saw in my clubbing days (not that long ago, you sniggering at the back!), that I wonder if the fakery isn't at least exaggerated for TV, but it does make the point: you look terrible. You're better than you think you are. You don't need to show your bum or your boobs to get attention.

On the other hand, the other girl on the same show, Lacey Cakes, whose Daddy paid for all manner of tarty outfits to display Teeny and Tiny to best effect (a whole new level of messed up going on there that I'm not going to touch!), actually looked sad, if unsurprised, that 100% of people wanted to avoid her with her original look, and genuinely moved by some of the comments afterwards....

Yeah it may be trash TV, but it's worth it just to hear Lacey say the words 'covering up is still sexy'.... Amen to that sister!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Musical Monday: Velodrome

Just because I'm gonna miss it now it's done its job for London 2012... Oh, and by the way, sorry it's been so long!