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Offline Make it Lady

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« on: 12/08/2008 20:37:44 »
So the little girl at the opening ceremony of the Olympics was miming to the voice of a less pretty girl. Everyone is outraged. How hypocritical. The Monkeys were a boy band that didn't play on their own album. I presume less handsome musicians played for them. On the x-factor more talented but not pretty people are passed over for sexy people with less talent. We in the west have double standards. Do other people think that the press are trying to rubbish this Olympics for political reasons? Should sport and politics mix in this way and is beauty more important than talent?

Sorry if this is more than one question but I think it is a hot topic.
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« Reply #1 on: 12/08/2008 20:59:06 »
"Do other people think that the press are trying to rubbish this Olympics for political reasons?"
Well, I may be wrong, but I think the press are probably rubbishing it because it makes for better sales.
"Opening ceremony went well!" isn't as catchy a headline as "Opening ceremony cheats!".
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« Reply #2 on: 12/08/2008 22:33:23 »
Most newspapers have a political leaning.
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« Reply #3 on: 13/08/2008 00:42:19 »
The only leaning any company has is a financial leaning. Some sell to the left, some to the right. The truth is always somewhere between the lines or in the middle. To get the complete story, several sources need be consulted.

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« Reply #4 on: 13/08/2008 11:00:25 »
Does anyone remember the outrage about Milli Vanilli in the 70s when it was discovered that neither of them sang on their records?

With regard X-factor, American Idol, etc, yes. Many better talents are discarded siply because they don't look right; they're not considered "marketable". I think it's a crime that the public is denied their talent for financial reasons. However, there are Kelly Clarkson & Leona Lewis. They are both massively talented and gorgeous too.
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« Reply #5 on: 13/08/2008 11:53:24 »
If you are fond of horses!
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« Reply #6 on: 13/08/2008 22:40:38 »
Do I detect the green-eyed monster rearing its ugly head?
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« Reply #7 on: 13/08/2008 23:10:55 »
Well I am going mouldy after all.
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« Reply #8 on: 13/08/2008 23:21:52 »
Very true.
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« Reply #9 on: 14/08/2008 01:38:33 »
That is why the Costwold's have been terrorized by a green beaver looking for brown hair dye.
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« Reply #10 on: 14/08/2008 08:18:45 »
Shazza doesn't live in The Cotswolds.
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« Reply #11 on: 14/08/2008 15:18:45 »
It is holiday migratory season.

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« Reply #12 on: 14/08/2008 17:36:53 »
Poor girl
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« Reply #13 on: 14/08/2008 17:55:04 »
There is no surf in the cotswolds. I think he means Cornwall.
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« Reply #14 on: 14/08/2008 18:29:56 »
I refer the lady (?) to the reply I gave in another thread.

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« Reply #15 on: 15/08/2008 00:51:43 »
Repeats! take a Gaviscon!
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« Reply #16 on: 15/08/2008 01:04:28 »
Ever heard the phrase "a perfect face for radio"?
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!