Farty's Fortunes

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Do Merkans Get Irony?

It's been said that Merkans don't get irony. I beg to differ, but let's put it to the test.

Every Sunday, the new Hit 40 UK is announced on the wireless steam radio. Since literally several people tune in each week to listen to their favourite modern beat combo or troubadour, this is a Big Thing. Sometimes a top artist is even invited onto the show so that we can see hear their reaction to becoming/failing to reach #1.

Rewind...

Last weekend saw the Televised Live Final of Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, the culmination of a fifteen-week series on Channel 4, hosted by Cat "I'd never swear on live TV" Deeley.

The Winner's Song, imaginatively titled "The Winner's Song", was released on Monday October 13th 2008 by Irish transsexual Geraldine McQueen. As was LeoLeon lazyitis Jackson's first single since winning last year's Z Factor. So guess who was number one in today's UK charts?

Pink, of course. But Geraldine was #2 ahead of Leo Leon at #3. Simon Cowell, Leo Leon's boss, was reported to be spitting feathers. Leo Leon himself certainly was...I'll see if I can find/post the relevant part of the Hit40 show, but in the meantime, watch this:



Do any Merkans out there "get" the irony?

P.S. I am totally buying her followup Once Upon a Christmas Song, just to see the look on Cowell's face when his new protegé is trumped at Ecksmas.

P.P.S. Did I mention that Britain's Got... is a spoof? Just so that's understood. I'd hate anyone to think we were taking this seriously.

P.P.P.S. And there was no 15-week series.

P.P.P.P.S. But the hit single is real, and it really kept Jackson's piece of crap away from the top spot.

P.P.P.P.P.S. And Cat Deeley really did scream "Fucking Shut Up!" on national TV. Our free speech beats your free speech hands down.

9 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

This Merkan is a big fan of Randy Newman. No bigger source of irony available in the U.S. And the fucking shutup! was a tremendously wonderful moment.

AtomicLaura said...

This Merkan thought it was 4Realzzz until she dropped the F-bomb.
yes, what are we up to? Season 6 or 7 of 'Idol'?

#Debi said...

atomiclaura: 8 or 9, actually...

And who is this Cat Deely anyway? She does our So You Think You Can Dance, and her voice is quite annoying...

not that I would watch that, of course... :)

#Debi said...

btw, thanks for the f@#king earworm. GAH!!!!!

john.g. said...

You actually watch that CRAP?

Helena said...

Hi Mr Farty,
I've tagged you over at Helena Writes... I noticed that you've resently written a post with 100 things about yourself. Can you come up with 7 more? It's not too much to ask, is it? :-)

Mr Farty said...

MAW - Two things I know about that man:
1. He wrote and sang the Toy Story theme song.
2. During the stricter days of BBC Radio, he was referred to as "Naughty Newman". Satirically.

AtomicLaura - I couldn't believe my ears.

#Debi - *Ahem!* You are talking about the Woman of my Dreams!

#Debi again - It's written by Gary "Take That" Barlow, so I'm not surprised.

John - I'm shallow, didn't you get the note?

Helena - Argh, more stuff? I'll have to leave it a few days, or I'll just end up copying you (as you might have seen by comparing my 100 with BC's).

#Debi said...

Farty, well I suppose you could gag her...

re: Randy Newman--this has always been my favorite of his songs...

Mr Farty said...

#Debi - Oh, that Randy Newman! I remember seeing that when it was originally broadcast - The Old Grey Whistle Test was on BBC2.