Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Piers pressure.

Piers Morgan's a lucky bloke. Since being sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror a few years ago he's never looked back. As my Gran would say "If he fell on the Coop - he'd land in the divi".

Piers writes about celebrities and hopes that someday one of them might like him a bit.
I remember reading his article in Grazia magazine - there's no law against it.

Piers was sharing his celebrity insider knowledge by telling us who he likes (Posh and Gordon - no not that one - he loves his pal Mr Ramsey) and who he doesn't like (Keira and Robbie).

OK so I'm not a great fan of the Robster either - give me a nice juicy Jason Orange any day - but it was his reasons that made me mad.

Apparently, the trouble with Robbie Williams is that he's an only child - therefore he has a massive ego, is self centred, spoiled and insufferable.

Now, just like Chris Evans didn't choose to be ginger, I didn't choose to be an only child. And I think I'm OK. Friends B and D are also sans siblings.

We are all different

B is sociable and charismatic, D is easy going and dozy. I'm a control freak drama queen - allegedly reformed

If you're an only child it's always about you. This might be good but it's usually not - no one else to take the blame or fulfil parental expectations.

As a child I was lucky - there were always kids knocking on the door saying 'Is Kaz coming out to play'? So I always had someone to boss about :0)

What do you think
Are you an only one?

Do you like Julie Burchill?

Are you a victim of sibling rivalry?

Would you prefer Piers or Robbie for a brother?



Blogger BEAST said...

YAY Firsties .
I am a middle child with two prima donna brothers , so I am placid and maleable by nature and always go with the flow....its just easier .
Its a difficult choice between P and R , both come across as complete knobends so it boils down to who is richer :-)

8:39 am  
Blogger Betty said...

Oh well, if we all made massive generalisations about people like Piers Morgan does then we could assume that people tend to hate qualities in others that they see in themselves. Therefore, Piers Morgan must have a massive ego and is self centred, spoiled and insufferable. Surely that can't be true, can it?

Er, yes, I'm an only child and grew up being told by people that didn't know me that I *must* be spoiled. I'm still not sure what being spoiled means actually.

I do quite like Julie Burchill on the sly. Oh dear.

10:57 am  
Blogger Dave said...

I was an only child for two years, until my brother was born.

Why is Mr Morgan's window cleaner washing the inside of his bathroom window with her bottom?

11:33 am  
Blogger SSS said...

I am the second of two. My brother and I fought like cat and dog as kids and we're not particularly close now. I think I would have missed not having him around but I'm not sure he'd feel the same!

Personally I've always thought that Piers Morgan was a bit of a twat.

12:40 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

I'm the middle of 3 girls - it was mostly hell growing up but now we don't have to see or speak to each other it's fine, and we even get on quite well, which has come as a surprise to all of us. Mind you it has taken nigh on 50 years.
I have typical middle child syndrome which is similar to being a spoilt single child and equally as accurate.
I'd take Robbie over Piers any day.
I have no opinion on Julie Whatsit.

Do I win?

12:53 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

I always used to think I was a man trapped in the body of a woman. Then I was born and it was OK.
I was the youngest of 6 but after a few years I caught up and eventually became the oldest in 1965. That was the year Piers Moron was born as the oldest of three but he eventually turned Judas on his brothers Bhoyrul and Hipwell.

1:55 pm  
Blogger xl said...

1. No. Younger sister.
2. Never heard of her.
3. No. Sister was though.
4. Never heard of either.

2:12 pm  
Blogger Scarlet-Blue said...

I am the youngest, but I also quite like Julie Burchill on the sly... other than her novel 'Ambition' was rubbish.

3:14 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

However, I heard that the middle child is usually a rebel.
It's never too late.

Is your middle name Freud?
You seem to have analysed Mr Morgan very accurately.
Julie Burchill says that being the only child of a working class family is the very best way to grow up.

So you are 'Big Brother'.
That whole photo is soooo wrong.

I disagree - he's a lot of a twat.

"Do I win?"
You are far too competitive - typical middle child behaviour. You must learn to appreciate the simple joy of participation for its own reward .... rather like Sir Alex.

Hah ha!
They were the City Slickers - did they live in Norfolk?

What you mean is that this post is rather Britcentric.
1: Nice
2: Very very outspoken - but entertaining.
3: It's compulsory for younger sisters
4: You are not missing anything.

I love her journalism whether I agree or not. She makes me feel like a wimp.
I agree about 'Ambition'.

3:54 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Tragically I was an only twin, so I can't really comment.

Julie Burchill is fat and speaks in a high pitched Mickey Mouse Bristolian voice. And she has gout.

Nuff said.

4:31 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

I was the youngest by such a long shot (the others left home when I was a tot), that I may as well have been the only child.

Needless to say, it is all about me.

4:38 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

p.s. You must acknowledge my comment with a comment IMMEDIATELY to validate the fact that it IS all about ME.

4:40 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

it's all about MJ

4:56 pm  
Blogger tony said...

I have nothing in common with Robbie.(a)I have a Brother (b) I can Sing!
But that Peir's bloke is a bit boring.Is He From Wigan?

5:11 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Ha ha!
Julie Burchill is like you really. Not the voice or the fat (though we don't really know do we?). But you are both pontifical, arrogant and pigheaded.
Oh and you probably have gout as well.

(thinks) So the siblings left home when MJ made the scene ....ahem.

Sorry I was a bit slow - but I'm the only child so it's really all about MEEE.

Absolutely - long may she be the superstar of blogsville.

You mean you aren't self obsessed - g'won - just a bit.
Careful - Wigan is dangerously near Chorley.

5:23 pm  
Blogger NiC said...

I was the eldest of three which is obviously best and hardest all at once.

I quite like Robbie (in small helpings) and Kieieira.

More to the point, never mind them, what's Piers Moron's excuse? Was he an only child? Was he bullied by an older brother/sister (I hope so)? Or was he just born a gitty twat?

No, I don't like Julie Burchill...she really, really annoys me.

Sibling rivalry? Isn't that what siblings are for?

Oh, and I have it on good authority that Chris Evans did choose to be ginger.

6:02 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Pay no attention to MJ. She's a Canuck backwoodswoman who was brung up in the Yukon answer to the Bates Motel.

Her folks used to chew their elbows when they'd been at the moonshine. This is a true fact.

I do not have gout and shall sulk at that baseless accusation.

6:52 pm  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

1. only girl, with older and younger brothers

2. I haven't read enough of Julie's rambling, or other people's about hers to make a qualified judgement

3. not so much sibling rivalry, as being totally overlooked as a child in favour of the big brother and the baby brother (middle children always get a raw deal, IMHO)

4. Piers reminds me of my older brother and Robbie my younger. . . I'd quite like a sister tho (perhaps not our Julie)

7:37 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

I wonder if Piers himself is an only child given his view of them... and if so did his parents regret having an only child and wish they'd called it a day at none?

I myself am the eldest of three and therefore was lumbered with the responsibility for the other 2, whereas the youngest is still the baby of the family and the middle one feels overlooked. We're a textbook family really.

7:41 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

The world would be a lot duller without Julie Burchill.

My sister is seven years younger than me and we have very little in common except I used to play her copy of Human League's Dare. I know she would like a closer relationship with a brother who was more family-minded but I just can't do it. I hate those carvery meals and don't want anything to do with extended family.

8:19 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Apparently Piers was the youngest of a family of boys. His cruel description of an only child seems to describe himself accurately.
The thought of sibling rivalry terrifies me - I hate rivalry and competition. But someone pointed out that that's because I hate to lose and they were probably right.

Stop sulking NOW!!!
Or I shall send round Miss MJ to chew your elbow. And STOP licking your lips in anticipation.

1 : Sounds good until you read 3.
I used to long to be overlooked. But I would have hated it really.
I'll be your big sister - well not big as in big ...just older.

That's interesting the unwanted only child. Friend B was that - her parents went off to work at Butlins and left her with the gran.
Textbook family - at least you can read up about it :)

I love her best when I agree with her about an opinion I'd be too scared to express. Even when I disagree I'm impressed and entertained.

9:24 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

I'm the middle one of three, which means I'm the calm peacemaker, which means we're all in deep shit.

Julie Burchill is Piers Morgan in a fat suit.

10:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um..robbie isnt an only child so I guess piers is wrong again..lol..there is an older sister called sally!

3:57 am  
Blogger Arabella said...

I was the youngest of two girls until I was eighteen and discovered I was the youngest of three.

And I like Julie Burchill - she really, really annoys me.

8:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robbie isn't an only child - he has a half sister, Sally, and they were raised together. A lot of men are jealous as hell of Robbie, e.g. Piers, Matthew Wright - and take every opportunity to put him down. It's sad,pathetic, and VERY transparent....

9:07 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I read that middle ones are usually bolshie. Are you in denial?
There are similarities between Julie and Piers - but she has principles.
Although you may not like them.

I checked - you are correct and she has quite a high profile.
In the article Piers started by saying he had read Robbie's autobiography and went on to say that Robbie was an only child who was self obsessed etc etc just like all only children.
He couldn't have read it very well could he?

I bet that was a shock. A friend made a similar discovery and found it all very difficult.
re Julie - sometimes I want to cheer and join the fan club - sometimes I want to murder her.

Anon (2).
I presume you are a different anonymous :)
Thankyou for the info (please see above comment).
Looks like Piers is an even bigger pillock that we suspected.

9:49 am  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

I am the eldest of three with two younger brothers which makes me self-centred and bossy. And yes, I like Julie Burchill. Do I win a prize now Kaz?

11:47 am  
Blogger inkspot said...

The whole point of Piers Morgan is to be annoying, his career is based on this. Equivalently: don't you re-examine any opinion that you find yourself sharing with him?

5:42 pm  
Blogger Emerson Marks said...

Oh dear, Kaz. Piers is a tit. I like JB's journalism though.

5:45 pm  
Blogger Beth said...

Only child. Spoiled rotten by my dad (according to my mum).

Julie Burchill is desperately silly and has no heart.

erm...what were the other questions.....?

8:29 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Your prize is 6 month subscription to 'Man-Totty Monthly' - your fave mag.

I see - but does he have to be annoying in such a smarmy ingratiating way?
Yes - whereas I worry when I don't agree with Julie Burchill - she is so confident and scary.

Piers is certainly a tit - it turns out he was even wrong about Robbie's only childness. Apparently he has a sister (see above).

8:33 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

My mum used to say that a bit of spoiling didn't do any harm. It was very nice so I hope she was right.
Julie certainly has no conscience.
She has guts - not sure about heart.

8:37 pm  
Blogger Rol said...

I would cheerfully watch Piers Morgan drowned in a bath of his own vomit. We used to have a boss who looked just like him; he was a twat too.

7:26 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

Don't you just want to push Piers' head under the bubbles and hold him there while he struggles in vain?

Alternatively, don't you just want to push Julie Burchill's head under the bubbles and hold her there while she struggles in vain?

6:34 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Why do twats like Piers and your boss do so well?
Is it the ingratiating manner?

Piers - Oh Yes Yes Yes.
Julie - No.
There's so much good entertainment value in her rantings.

8:24 am  
Blogger Istvanski said...

The only thing I can link Piers and Julie with is that they've both written for The Sun newspaper.
I never got close to my half sister before she pegged it so I'm not sure if I'd count for only child status.

Robbie as a brother?
Yeah, why not?
"Awright, bruv. You couldn't sub us a couple o' grand til next payday, could ya?"

12:45 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You can be a very special only child like ME .. (and Julie).

6:42 pm  

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