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Smaug says: Ricky Gervais. Lesbian pr0n. Going into a crowded bar, purely because it's crowded. All these things seem to be popular with everybody else, but I just can't work out why. What leaves you cold just as much as it turns everyone else on?

(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 14:54)
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Russell Brand
I have a whole load of things I don't understand the appeal of, but let's start with this annoying little tosser.

He reminds me of the sort of person no-one but simpletons and sheltered, otherwise friendless girls liked at university - "He's so ZANY!" - I tired of his whimsy before I heard the end of the first sentence I heard him begin, and I find his stubbly tranny without a dress appearance tiresome in the extreme.

He's the sort of person that stupid people think they like simply because he's on television all the time.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 15:57, 3 replies)
I agree
He tries to paint himself as a sort of modern-day Oscar Wilde, but he doesn't actually have anything to say, so his gratuitous flowery language is tedious and uninteresting. Like he's bragging about knowing long words.
Kudos to the guy for getting off heroine and making a living but his subsequent sex addiction means his problems aren't solved, just redirected and now his sorry self gratification is on public display and being aspired to by the very stupid people you mention in your last paragraph.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 16:02, closed)
Give the man credit where it's due
He's bright and quick - listen to him interacting with someone where he's not working from scripted material. It can be funny stuff, the bloke is certainly capable of thinking on the fly. His radio show was entertaining - probably because you didn't need to look at him.

And -- he's quite pleasant and engaging.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 16:10, closed)
comic power
I'm not saying he's not intelligent, he clearly is, and I'm just saying that I find him a hugely overrated entertainer. I think his humour - even the 'shocking' stuff - is very corporate somehow. There's no edge, for me.

Compare him with someone like Lenny Bruce, or even Chic Murray, who once bellowed at a fan (another actor) who had come up to him at Glasgow Central Station "How dare you importune me in this way! No, sir, I will not go with you to the public lavatory!" Apparently the whole station stopped for a second or two before erupting into laughter as they recognised the pair. That's fearless comedic power.
(, Fri 16 Oct 2009, 16:27, closed)

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