November 5th, 2007

An End to Celebrity Culture (After Countdown)

Is he overdoing his medication? Look at the crazy smile…

UPDATE : Some are questioning if this is actually genuine. The full uncut and even more manic version can be seen on the Downing Street website.


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Anyone seen the film ….the shining ?

    Its like him taking an axe to number 10′s door and sticking his head through it !

    “heeere’s Gordo …..!”


  2. 2
    Tom FD says:

    Look at his eyes… clearly reading from autocue.

  3. 3
    Liz says:

    Well actually Tom, it would only be one eye reading from the autocue….;)

  4. 4
    Machiavelli's Understudy says:

    … or not reading from an autocue- he looks like he’s doing a Blunkett, rolling his eyes and monging his face.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    From the way he’s bobbing and weaving around it looks as if he’s riding his “rocking arse!”

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    My view is that the only autocue he has is a botched up selection of signs reminding him to smile…the way he makes an effort to smile on this is really quite pathetic. If this is to be believed, channel 4 at 25 is the most joyous moment of his life, have never seen him looking so happy…

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Give him some credit… you can see the classic “You are smiling too much Gordon” lockjaw jump into action, yet he overrules it…he is listening and learning…*cough*

    If Darling continues to be as dull as…well, Gordon mk I, they could always make use of “all the talents” and draft Carol in…

  8. 8
    Young Tory says:

    Brown smiling is one of the most revolting things I’ve seen. It should have come out on 31st not 2nd.

  9. 9
    machiavelli says:

    “I might have got the sums right”? Well, yes, I suppose he could have asked them for a hand.

  10. 10
    Koba says:

    A little tipsy on socialism perhaps?

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    wow Gordo`s totally unconvincing smile can be equated to the happpy music played at a Nazi concentration camp as the jews are led in unsuspecting of their fate!
    the bigger the lie he tells – the bigger the smile!

    only this time we are aware of his deception. he must take us for complete and utter mugs!

  12. 12
    Patrick Crozier says:

    The other bizarre thing about this was that it was filmed in front of a green screen with the background being added in later.


  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Wow show business. I can see what you mean Guido. Anyone who watches coundown sure knows how to get down. You really have got him there. How will the public react to this decadent lifestyle of congratulating the hosts of countdown. This is surely the biggest scaandal since Mr Cameron was caught smoking cocaine off whores arse

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    This deserves much wider coverage. As a former Labour supporter (don’t get too excited, I don’t support any of the alternatives and particularly not Cameron)I’d seriously hoped that all that Brown wouldn’t be as awful as I feared. I was wrong. He’s an awful lot worse.

    His handlers must be shitting bricks after this performance. Seriously scarey.

  15. 15
    Oberon Houston says:

    This is from Browns biography (by Bower)…

    ‘[Charlie] Whelan’s hardest challenge was to encourage Brown to Smile… Undr Whelan’s tuition he had tried to force a smile during a television interview. Obeying Whelans precise instructions he conciously stretched his facial muscles, elongted his lips and stuck his tounge into his cheek in an attempt to simultaneously speak and smile. The result – his jaw moved sideways in an apparent disengagement from his face – prompted Whelan to scream at the television.’

    Jeez. Keep working on it Gordo, to the tune of Pulp Fiction’s “Gord, you’ll be a human someday…” bom pom pomm…

  16. 16
    Plato says:


    I didn’t believe you so went to and it’s totally bizarrely legit.

    What on earth is GM thinking of and why the weird off camera auto-cue style just to make it appear spaghetti harvest like?!

    Stiff drink required now and a lie down in darkened room with a cool flannel.

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Perhaps more frightening and menacing and certainly not traditional diplomacy, Brown’s Chinese new year message:

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Guido-hot-button (1) Guido-hot-button (1)

Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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