Island of lost souls

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I am proud to admit that, apart from a few clips on other shows like Gogglebox, I have never watched Love Island.

If I wanted to watch a bunch of vacuous, intellectually challenged, self obsessed mid twentysomethings fingering each other I would go onto Pornhub and turn the sound off.

The tragedy is, these young people, who think they are savvy but are actually childishly naïve, are enticed by the thought of their 15 minutes of fame, unaware that it will be over all too quickly, at which point they become yesterday’s news.

Harsh I know, but few of us really become mature adults until we hit our 30s. Many of us were like that once. At that age, guys are still being led around blindly by their groin while the girls (who from about the age of about 14 have been convinced that everything they do and will ever do is right) want to be on the front page of tomorrow’s edition of The Star (as one half of the latest short-lived celebrity couple if it turns out to be really necessary) and have their own ITV2 series.

So it’s little wonder that some of them can experience serious mental health issues when a life of being famous just for being famous fails to materialise and the media moves on to the next reality TV wannabe.

In a couple of well documented cases it has ended tragically.

Meanwhile, somehow, the whole tawdry circus is presented as entertainment for an audience of voyeurs.

Just like Pornhub.

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There was no respect left for me to lose with any of Parliament’s frontbenchers, but the blatant sabotaging by Conservative MPs, with help from the Daily Mail of Penny Mordaunt, the clear favourite amongst Tory voters to be the next party leader, might well have lost them my vote too.

I could never do anything to help the android Kier Starmer into Number 10, but if they manage to talk Andy Burnham around and pair him up with maybe Jess Philips (definitely NOT Lisa Nandy), well that might just be the thing to get my tick.

But somehow, after this week I don’t think Labour are going to need it.

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I can’t see it happening unfortunately, but just the idea that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon could find himself incarcerated after being found to be in contempt of Congress over his refusal to obey a subpoena to attend the hearing on the January 6 insurrection attempt at the Capital Building in Washington DC, fills me with a nice warm feeling inside.

Well, I can dream, can’t I?

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How does an entitled, spoiled, unemployed, prodigal, no longer remotely senior member of the British Royal Family get to address the United Nations?

Was Bobby Davro double booked?

Quote of the week

“Hasta la vista, baby.”

Boris Johnson ends his final PMQs

Stupid TV quiz answer of the week

A bumper week for idiots

Tipping Point:

Q: In 1935, Allen Lane named his publishing company after which flightless bird?

A: Ladybird

Q: Which Native American axe shares its name with a type of steak?

A: Sirloin

Q: Which letter of the alphabet was used to describe the day in 1944 when allied forces landed along the coast of Normandy?

A: June

Q: Which Tudor monarch was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon?

A: Victoria II?

The Chase:

Q: Al dente is a term associated with which type of Italian food?

A: External

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