Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Confirmed Bachelors

Sometimes you just can’t do anything right. You know those kinds of days, readers? Not only did I mistake an entirely ordinary person – Sam Tring – for pop superstar Will Young, I then assumed Sam to be the boyfriend of Cathy, my most recent follower. Assumptions, assumptions. It turns out that Sam is just a good friend of Cathy’s.

I think, judging from his comments, that even if Cathy were the last woman on earth, she still wouldn’t do for Sam. He commented, you see, that he “loves cock”. And I know enough about the world to know that probably means he’s gay. Or at least bi-curious.

When I was younger, a teenager, I tried to think gay thoughts to see if I might be gay. It didn’t work. Try as I might, I couldn’t get excited about the prospect. I will admit to a brief period of time during which I found Billie Jean King attractive, but that’s as close as I got. Still, I did experiment with my thoughts, which proves that I’m not prejudiced. And it also proves I’m not in the closet, like Sir Cliff Richard was for all those years.

Apparently something like six per cent of all adults are gay. You probably work or have worked with someone who’s gay. Perhaps you didn’t realise it; after all it’s not always easy to tell. Here’s a tip from the BBC, though, which helps you spot when blokes being written about in their stories are gay:

The BBC always makes reference to whether or not the men are married or have kids. So, if someone is a ‘confirmed bachelor’ that means the BBC is tipping you the wink that they’re gay. Likewise if the BBC says, “Such and such is not married, and has no children”. It’s the same deal.

Here's a classic example.Here's another one involving a member of the Royal Family, and here's one more involving a former Prime Minister

And if you don’t believe all of this, then just look at this set of Cliff Richard lyrics, in which he writes of how his father forbade him a life of heterosexuality.

When I was young my father said
Son I have something to say

And what he told me Ill never forget

Until my dyin' day.

He said son you are a bachelor boy

And thats the way to stay.

Son, you be a bachelor boy until your dyin' day.

Jesus Christ, Freud would have a field day with that, wouldn’t he? Perhaps you are moved to feel sympathy for Cliff, over the fact that his father dictated such a personal element of his life, and that he lived for so many years with that waxy, fixed smile on his face while inside he was screaming out the truth.

But you shouldn’t feel sorry for Cliff Richard, because he’s a complete fucking wanker.


  1. Barry - your adventures in Citizen Journalism have been brought to my attention by Cathy and Sam. As a former journalist, I must say I admire your buccaneering spirit. However, your research skills leave a lot to be desired. You need to CHECK YOUR FACTS. Plus, calling a national treasure, such as Sir Cliff Richard, a 'fucking wanker' could get you into all sorts of trouble.

  2. Jeez, what's your problem, man. You need to chill out! The blogosphere is about freedom of speech, so I can say what I like about who I like. Including Cliff Richard. Let's just say maybe I know a thing or two about him that you probably don't! Anyway, we don't need to argue just because we have differing opinions. Blogging and journalism are about debate and open-mindedness.

  3. Barry - I just wanted to show you how unlike Will Young I am in this delightful performance of wuthering heights! http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2009/04/friday_wednesda.html

  4. Hi Barry - I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. Apologies. Mind, I've now had a chance to read some of your ealier posts, and you landed yourself in deep financial trouble due to penning tales linking Sky with sexual harrassment. You can't go around calling people 'fucking wankers'. You can't prove that Sir Cliff masturbates. You could, arguably, describe him as God bothering coffin dodger and sleep soundly at night, secure in the knowledge that the confirmed bachelor's legel team won't be able to rip you a new one.

  5. Well, I can't find a right translation in English, but that's what everyone says about me.