May 17, 2008


Follow-up to Why must we fawn over wastes of space? from Jimmy K's Eclectica


I really think this proves my point. Not just the video itself, but some of the comments that follow it.

" Oh an other video with the baby of Amy's mouse ! They are so cute. The kiss between the two little mice is so cute ^^

Pete you're so handsome and Amy is so beautiful, thanks for this video !
pete you're the best ! <3"

" this is so adorable. & blake, don t let her go. u must be there to support her. no matter what.
pete, thank you loads for all these videos. they re simply amazing! cheers."

" I LOVE YOU AMY AND PETE! you guys are so hot doing what your doing!! i love you and never stop making music!!!"

Granted these are not representative of the majority of posters - the majority rightly point out the sadness of the situation, not least in the fact that the mother of these mice will probably now reject them due to their contact with humans. But the point is that, unless I have missed some incredibly well-crafted irony on the part of the above posters, there are morons out there in the world who actually idolise these people. "Can't Stand Me Now" does not excuse Pete Doherty for a life of being a fuck-up, certainly not if he's doing it out in the public eye. For me, Winehouse has never done anything worthwhile - she even took Valerie, a good song, and made it shit, surely the opposite of what a cover is supposed to do. I can grant that other people enjoy her music, but I stand by my previous claim - these idiots take far more from the world than they have ever and will ever give back, unless they either die tragically (from ODs or DUI), or completely reform and go on to live a life devoted to rehabilitating others - either way serving as an example of the dangers of unmoderated, uncontrolled drug abuse.

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  1. Daniella

    Fawn is a good word for it and I don’t understand peoples obsession with her/them. I’m not sure about taking more from the world than they give back, I think everyone might do that. Valerie is an awful song but I hated it the first time to. I don’t know about the mice, I haven’t read the papers yet but I don’t like the sound of it.

    17 May 2008, 16:24

  2. “I’m not sure about taking more from the world than they give back, I think everyone might do that.”

    I really don’t think that’s the case. If it were true, there’d be a societal entropy, and the world would collapse. Which might happen eventually, but for different reasons. It’s not just a fiscal sense – Bill Gates, for example, has almost certainly given more than he has taken. Granted he has a lot of money, but vast sums of that he has ploughed back into philanthropy, into industry, into the government (through taxes). Love em or hate em, the global influence of Microsoft is impossible to deny, and much of it has been of positive benefit, and much of it has been due to him.

    It doesn’t even take special cases, though. Someone who does their job well, pays their taxes, doesn’t commit crime etc. is contributing what they can reasonably be expected to contribute while taking no more than they can reasonably be expected to take. Society is about combining to form a whole greater than the sum of its parts – as long as you are a functioning part, taking from the whole is justified. Because there’s more to take than to give (for the average person), I’m not sure it can be viewed in absolute terms, when relative terms are far more appropriate.

    17 May 2008, 16:48

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