Thought of the Day

I don't believe in morality, but I believe in ethical conduct as set out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Ethical conduct = a way of behaving that respects others’ right to be happy".

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

big brother phenomenon

lofty and i have assiduously been watching celebrity big brother since its opening. i have always despised this programme for being boring, obnoxious and an unscientific social study lacking of any holistic approach. moreover, i have always considered it fake because all orchestrated by a clever big brother called (art) director more interested in the popularity rating than in applying its rules thoroughly.

however, this time the director has been tougher, merciless and stricter than in the past. this has sparked off my curiosity to see how series-b-celebrities (they are all quite obscure v.i.p.s or meteorites) coped with the stress and the pressure of bb’s tasks, privations and requests. for the first time, i have realised that it would not be that easy to live in bb house, not just because of cohabitation problems, of which I am an expert having shared flats for nearly 10 years, but also for practical reasons such as living in an unhealthy air conditioned environment with smoking people, sharing a bedroom with all sorts of night-birds, etc.

i have been so absorbed by this programme that i have been feeling like i am part of the house: i know, for example, that i would connect with germaine for his calm approach, shilpa for her brightness and innate elegance, dick for his sarcasm and cleo for her sensibility and that i would be annoyed by joe’s apathy, jack’s lack of personality, jade’s arrogance and danielle’s naivety.
i am not sure if i will push myself to give my vote on thursday, but i will certainly give my nominations and reasons for them.
am i sad?

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