Author Topic: Super-Twat  (Read 401906 times)

Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #750 on: September 03, 2013, 02:54:39 pm »
Twat 'em all, let Cowell sort them out... :demon:
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #751 on: September 03, 2013, 03:10:55 pm »
These days I'm working on introducing 'frack' as a replacement

'frack off'
'fracking awful'
'you really are a dreadful frack'
'Jamie Oliver; what a fracking frack'

Such a versatile word.

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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #752 on: September 03, 2013, 03:49:45 pm »
Battlestar Galactica got there before you, Fuzzy, you fracking ignoramus ;D
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #753 on: September 03, 2013, 03:52:44 pm »
One of the bands that I follow on BookFace posted a pic at the weekend of a band member and said idiot Essex boy at a festival somewhere down south (I think it was Brownstock).

A strange reversal of role in the picture, said band member looked like the bored 'sleb*, J.O. looked like the starry eyed fan-boy.

*Said band are not a big band, no hit singles, although they have had a number greater than zero of their singles as record of the week on Radio 1**
**If you like to use that as a measure of a bands popularity/ability
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #754 on: September 03, 2013, 06:15:29 pm »
Seriously, people don't get that Jamie Oliver isn't producing a book for actual poor people, but rather the middle-class-but-go-Lidl-and-tell-people-about-it demographic? If you're living off ready meals and fried ratchicken, I expect you're not in often found browsing the book aisle in Waitrose for Jamie's latest.


Yes. I'm a skint, benefits-dependant but middle-class Aldi fan, and of course I get that I'm his target market.

Except that makes you not his market. The Jamie Oliver brand wants affluent middle-class folk who can pony up the cash for whatever he's selling this week. The admiration or disdain of skint people whatever their class probably isn't much use to him other than as publicity for his latest televisual adventure. And surely as the sun is a big yellow thing that you shouldn't stare at, he'll be wheeled out on telly to flap his mouth whenever he's got something to promote. He is the brand, after all, and it's that brand that sells, otherwise it wouldn't be a Jamie Oliver saucepan, it'd just be a saucepan. Who knows, downstream there maybe money in a JO TV that farts out tasty and nutritious falafel at regular intervals for the delight of the more discerning poor.

Do a lot of poor people eat badly? I expect so. Do they care what Jamie Oliver thinks about their diet? I expect not. I think the only people who get hot and bothered by his opinions are middle-class people. I'm not expecting a line of angst-stricken teens outside the Morley's at the top of my street later, suspended outside the door as  they existentially debate 'what would Jamie think?' or 'shall I ask for mange-tout as a side?'. Oh, I know, there's that Loachian view of poverty as being a state of strange austere virtue.

He gets a lot of stick, but he seems like a decent and successful bloke. Sure, it's the British way to knock our successes, we seem to get a odd kick out of it. Of course he's out of touch, he's probably rich enough to get helicoptered to the toilet to dispose of falafelly excess and has a man to polish his aubergines to retina-burning lustre. That's no bad thing. A man who polishes his own aubergines is no man at all. Fuck it, I'm not even going in the kitchen without the support of my robot (JO branded) butler and the full logistical support of the entire Waitrose chain.
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #755 on: September 03, 2013, 06:24:02 pm »
His chain of restaurants is mind-bogglingly-large. His company (mostly) owns the entire supply chain, from farms upwards.
The York restaurant cost 600k for the kitchens alone. That cost is recouped in about 12 weeks. Staff are paid a bit above minimum wage and mostly on zero-hours contracts.

And the service is poor and the food overpriced and mediocre in my experience

Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #756 on: September 03, 2013, 06:38:10 pm »
And to think it all started because he was marginally less repulsive than AWT and had "naked" in the title of his programme, so lots of impressionable women tuned in hoping to see his hot buns and jumbo sausage,  Pukka.
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #757 on: September 03, 2013, 07:01:54 pm »
Except that makes you not his market.

Well.... I do own three, I think, of his cook books.  Someone once bought me the utterly pointless 'flavour shaker' gizmo once.  Quite enjoyed some of his broadcasts, when I used to watch telly.  Thought the school dinners campaign, on the whole, was a good thing.  And, acksherly, I've seen an difference in primary school dinners since all that hoo ha.  Not least because the prices have gone up, quite a bit, because the ingredient cost has.  Guess what - it's much easier to make nourishing food with a few more pennies in the pot.  Who'd a thunk it.

But...
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The Jamie Oliver brand wants affluent middle-class folk who can pony up the cash for whatever he's selling this week. The admiration or disdain of skint people whatever their class probably isn't much use to him other than as publicity for his latest televisual adventure. And surely as the sun is a big yellow thing that you shouldn't stare at, he'll be wheeled out on telly to flap his mouth whenever he's got something to promote. He is the brand, after all, and it's that brand that sells, otherwise it wouldn't be a Jamie Oliver saucepan, it'd just be a saucepan. Who knows, downstream there maybe money in a JO TV that farts out tasty and nutritious falafel at regular intervals for the delight of the more discerning poor.
That is the obnoxious thing.  It's not about knocking success and it's not about whether the people he is talking about give a flying fuck what he thinks.  His judgemental inaccurate bollocks is indeed a marketing tool.  And yet contributes to the drip drip drip of falafel-scented media shite, to mix one's metaphors, that I reckon actually makes a difference to our society.  Which makes him a pissweasel.

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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #758 on: September 03, 2013, 09:33:33 pm »
Or he's genuinely passionate about teaching people how to cook and get better quality for money, while he happens to make money from what he enjoys.
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #759 on: September 04, 2013, 11:32:30 am »
Or he's genuinely passionate about teaching people how to cook and get better quality for money, while he happens to make money from what he enjoys.
He still supports UKIP
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #760 on: September 04, 2013, 01:00:02 pm »
Are we talking about the Jamie Oliver who says poor people should shop at local markets, many of which have been forced out of existence by the supermarkets who sell the ready meals he designed and says people shouldn't eat?
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #761 on: September 04, 2013, 01:06:22 pm »
Are we talking about the Jamie Oliver who says poor people should shop at local markets, many of which have been forced out of existence by the supermarkets who sell the ready meals he designed and says people shouldn't eat?

That'll be the one
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #762 on: September 04, 2013, 05:30:43 pm »
Appropriate initials.
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #763 on: September 05, 2013, 12:51:31 pm »
Battlestar Galactica got there before you, Fuzzy, you fracking ignoramus ;D

You calling me an ignoramus you fracking toaster?
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #764 on: October 06, 2013, 09:14:35 pm »

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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #765 on: October 06, 2013, 09:21:45 pm »
Or he's genuinely passionate about teaching people how to cook and get better quality for money, while he happens to make money from what he enjoys.
He still supports UKIP
And he's still a Mockney twat.

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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #766 on: October 09, 2013, 02:19:10 pm »
Owen 'Badgers Moved The Goalposts' Paterson  :facepalm:

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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #767 on: October 09, 2013, 08:46:57 pm »
Owen 'Badgers Moved The Goalposts' Paterson  :facepalm:

He was on C4 News tonight - what an odious piece of cloaca effluent he is  :demon:

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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #768 on: October 09, 2013, 08:56:42 pm »
Mark Constantine, founder of Lush. The man is pure evil.
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« Reply #769 on: October 09, 2013, 10:05:03 pm »
Is he?  I had the impression (possibly carefully cultivated) that the Constantines were progressive, campaigning folk, against animal testing etc.

I'm interested to hear what you know about him.  Other than that he owns shops which make me sneeze badly whenever I go near.
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #770 on: October 10, 2013, 01:57:39 pm »
He nicked the name "Lush" from one of my favourite bands.  Just that puts him in my bad book.  :)
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #771 on: October 10, 2013, 02:00:26 pm »
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I know who should be gassed.
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #772 on: October 10, 2013, 02:02:05 pm »
Owen "Gas them" Paterson

I know who should be gassed.
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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #773 on: October 27, 2013, 05:35:35 pm »
Grant Shapps again  :sick:

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Re: Super-Twat
« Reply #774 on: October 27, 2013, 08:04:08 pm »
Do you mean Michael Green? ???
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