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Author:  Foxie [ Thu May 24, 2007 1:45 pm ]
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I guess I just like to maintain the thin veneer of illusion that makes us different to the rest of the animals. When someone's got a point to make in The Apprentice, they often come out with things that make me sit back and admire their command of the language and understanding of human nature. BB, I'm afraid, is a little too uncivilized for me. I prefer people to talk to each other, not shout at each other.

Oh, and we're not allowed to use the word, 'brainstorm' any more apparently. It's supposedly offensive to epileptics, because when they fit they experience a 'brainstorm' of electromagnetic activity across their brain. The now-correct term is 'thought-shower'.

Author:  NeilW [ Thu May 24, 2007 2:07 pm ]
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des2 wrote:
I enjoy 'The Apprentce', too, Foxie.
But it seems more civilised in a too smooth-edged, staged sort of way.


"Civilised" in a unpalatably thatcher-flavoured stepford-execs sort of way perhaps? There's something incredibly grasping about the whole show from my point of view, sorry.


des2 wrote:
Neil, people who 'brainstorm' a lot in discussions can have the actual brainstorming rub off on him or her! But I reckon all of us who bounce things around on the internet like this (with smileys etc. etc) would seem a 'wee bit scary' to our earlier selves! :-)


Too true, Des. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Author:  NeilW [ Thu May 24, 2007 2:09 pm ]
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Foxie wrote:
Oh, and we're not allowed to use the word, 'brainstorm' any more apparently. It's supposedly offensive to epileptics, because when they fit they experience a 'brainstorm' of electromagnetic activity across their brain. The now-correct term is 'thought-shower'.



As in: "Your thoughts stink. Take a thought-shower."?
Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Thu May 24, 2007 6:42 pm ]
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Foxie wrote:
I guess I just like to maintain the thin veneer of illusion that makes us different to the rest of the animals. When someone's got a point to make in The Apprentice, they often come out with things that make me sit back and admire their command of the language and understanding of human nature. BB, I'm afraid, is a little too uncivilized for me. I prefer people to talk to each other, not shout at each other.

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The entrants in 'The Apprentice' are the same in nature as the ones in BB : backbiting, manipulative, on the make, insecure, desperate etc etc I think their understanding of their own nature is every bit as flawed as the typical BB entrant's - they all have such high opinions of themselves and are revealed as utterly mistaken in just the same way. They write their own scripts and fall flat on their faces. They fact that they get suited up to do it doesn't make them better.is

Author:  des2 [ Thu May 24, 2007 6:51 pm ]
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Agree with that, Marion.

BTW, do you think Corky will return when BB starts? Hope so.

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Thu May 24, 2007 8:20 pm ]
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des2 wrote:
Agree with that, Marion.

BTW, do you think Corky will return when BB starts? Hope so.


Hope so. I miss him on the poetry thread as well. :(

Author:  des2 [ Thu May 24, 2007 9:04 pm ]
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Hope so. I miss him on the poetry thread as well.

Him or her!
des

Author:  des2 [ Wed May 30, 2007 8:18 pm ]
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Not seen the 'guests' yet, but just watched Davina's tour of the new house. I imagine it as an SF house, in the way someone in the nineteen-fifties might envisage a house in 2007! Including the garden fridge, bedroom oven and living-room bath.

Author:  des2 [ Wed May 30, 2007 8:34 pm ]
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Hey! Must interpolate after the first set of guests: there's a lady of my age in there - interested in Dickens, too! Wow!
(And two pretty twin girls).

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Wed May 30, 2007 9:29 pm ]
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You mean Samanda, Des? Pretty yes, but the frothy pink giggles and squeals between the sucking of the lollipops might be wearing...
Odd how many of them are claiming a likeness to celebs - Posh, Peaches, Danni, they hope.
Don't think I can stand all that makeup and handbags and fashion they were talking about, although if any of them have a heart they might teach Laura the Welsh Gabbler how to apply eye shadow.
The student, Emily, has hard eyes. Tracy the cleaner has sad eyes and a Tony Blair smile. Charley the ex lap dancer has nothing behind her eyes.
Hmmm...
Lesley looked very left out but at least she squealed not and neither did she pout!
Didn't the girls look disappointed at the lack of men? Me too, I think. I;m not sure I go for the all girl show.
We'll see.

Author:  des2 [ Wed May 30, 2007 10:12 pm ]
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Lesley is the 60 year old who's interested in Dickens. A pin-up for me!
All women? There's more to this than meets the eye.
I foresee trouble coming from Carol!!

Author:  des2 [ Wed May 30, 2007 10:20 pm ]
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BTW, wasn't THE APPRENTICE a real hoot tonight? I think Jade Goody would have beaten all these so-called Executives to the job!.

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Thu May 31, 2007 7:40 pm ]
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When is The apprentice rpeated, Des? Do you know?

Author:  des2 [ Thu May 31, 2007 8:40 pm ]
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7 pm Tues

Author:  des2 [ Thu May 31, 2007 10:03 pm ]
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"It's not Lutyens, but it's home," said Lesley, as the manic sprites flittered around her.

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