Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Josh Has My Vote but Will Has My Heart
On Christmas Eve, ClareBear, Jem, Hannabannana and I took once more to the streets to check out Christmas lights on a street that had turned off its lights the night before. We weren't disappointed! The street was crawling with people and critical neighbours were parked on the nature strip cryptically analysing each home and display, their esky beside their folding chair and knowing glances towards each other as they made their deliberations on the best decorations. I suspect they were residents of the area and familiar with last year's efforts as there was much, "mmm . . he should have brought out the three D reindeer" and "I think the giant spike would have looked better on the roof". Anyway, while we were clogging up the roadway and admiring our neighbour's handywork we were approached by a young man dressed as a Christmas present . . yep, tights, box and the bow. He was accompanied by the world's best Will Farrell impersonator ever, dressed as Will did in Elf with an American accent to boot. This duo were giving out what appeared to be business cards for a young man called Josh who wants to be on the next season of Big Brother . . .a local boy . . .they were out grabbing support.
Now much as I hate to admit it, I love BigBrother. It fills a timeslot here which is just around tea time and there's little else on TV other than tabloid news so why not . . . for the most part it's boring . . for the best part, it gives me something to discuss with the younglings at work on Monday morning. C'mon, we all have our favourites. Now don't judge me . . .I just like it. I told you I live vicariously! So, the card has a picture of a very 'normal' looking 20 something, dressed like a bad taste golfer pouring what looks like chocolate milk over his deer stalker cap and www.hijosh.com printed on it. OK, I'm curious. I thought Big Brother contenstants largely sent in a DVD of themselves and were ultimately selected by the producers of the show to be as antagonistic and controversial as possible, but this guy is canvassing votes on Christmas Eve, dressed as a Christmas present? What the? So, just because he had the audacity and a creative video . . a neat website, he likes chocolate milk and he's a local and he has a square tongue . . . he's got my vote. And just for the record, no I don't actually vote for people on the show but if he turns out to be a dick, I just might!
C'mon . . it's Boxing Day, you didn't expect an intellectual dissitation the day after Christmas Day did you?