Thursday, 31 October 2013

Russell Brand And Tom From McFly Go Viral.

Russell Brand And Tom From McFly Go Viral

The two video clips that have probably been most shared on my Facebook recently are this one, involving Russell Brand almost making Jeremy Paxman look stupid, and this one, involving Tom from McFly announcing his baby news to the world

First of all, lets talk about the Russell Brand clip. I am a complete convert to Russell Brand. I used to have a negative view of him until I watched a few interviews and saw that he is actually one of the most interesting celebrities currently in the media. In this clip, I feel that Russell does a brilliant job of eloquently verbalizing his general views on the current political status of our country as well as other things. I have heard a few people say that he is punching above his weight with the issues he talks about and that he doesn't have all his facts straight. Although there might be some truth to this, at least his fame and wealth haven't just turned him into some vapid, soulless celebrity that does nothing but smile for the cameras. We are all entitled to an opinion and I admire Russell for having the courage to share his positive and thought provoking ideas through the mass media. 

Secondly, we have Tom from Mcfly announcing his baby news to the world via the medium of pumpkin carving. This reminded me a bit of when he did that wedding speech/song video that also went viral. He seems a nice guy but am I the only one who finds it all a bit sickly sweet? Actually, if I'm honest, I'm just jealous that he has once again made the women of the world fall in love with him for his smooth sentimentality. Damn you Tom, you lovable bastard. 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

My Least Popular Opinions.

Some Of My Least Popular Opinions

There are certain things that everyone seems to agree on. People can even get annoyed if you convey contrary opinions to these things. Here are a few of my opinions that have made people gasp with disbelief when shared among my peers. 

#1 - I think 'Finding Nemo' is the most overrated Disney film ever. 

I agree that 'Lion King' is a masterpiece. I agree that the emotional sequence in 'Up' is amazing. However, I don't see why so many people put 'Finding Nemo' in their top Disney films list. It has no emotional pull whatsoever and it's not funny. Furthermore, I can't stand the character of 'Dory'. When I tell people this they always insist on quoting her to prove me wrong. This only cements my opinion. 


#2 - I don't like any Will Ferrell film (that I can think of). 

Yep, this shocks people more than the 'Finding Nemo' thing. This includes 'Anchorman' and 'Step Brothers', both of which I find pretty bad. It's not to say I don't like Will Ferrell because I have seen sketches and interviews in which I think he comes across as quite amusing. How movies however, I just don't think any of them are very funny. 

#3 - I don't think Freddie Mercury was an amazing songwriter. 

You know when a Queen song comes on in a pub or a bar and people start singing every line with a look that shows they think they are practically quoting Shakespeare? Am I the only one cringing? Thought so. I do like the fact he's called Freddie though.

#4 - I quite like big money football transfers. 

Normally, I hate the worship of money but for some reason I do enjoy following the ridiculous amounts of money spent in the transfer windows. Maybe this is just so I can be contrary to the people who insist on lecturing you about how 'football is only about the money these days' when they find out you like football. Almost as boring as people who go on about how 'football is for wimps, real men watch rugby'.

#5 - My favourite 'Fruit Pastilles', 'Wine Gums' and 'Jelly Babies' are the orange ones. 

People think I'm being generous when I let them have all the purple or red ones. Little do they know... 

Who else has an unpopular opinion?