Since Mensch had the decency to resign before we got round to her, Dan Hannan marks our first Tory MP on this list. That’s quite something, when you think about it. I’d imagine that when Twitter was launched, few expected many of them to be hanging around, and that’s a shame, because it could’ve been a pretty good argument to persuade them to can the whole idea before it got past the fag-packet stage.
When it came to writing this, and examining Joey B’s Twitter-based discrepancies, I couldn’t help but be struck between the similarity to him and an earlier entry, Joe Budden. The continued failures, the embarrassment, the leaping into any beef without a moment’s consideration. But is Joe Budden Rap Game Joey Barton, or is Joey Barton ‘Baller Game Joe Budden?
We’ve already examined British lad culture once or twice on these pages, but you may be wondering: What do our American cousins have in it’s place? Well, they have something quite similar, but as you’d expect, there are a multitude of social and cultural distinctions to be made, which make it very complex to analyse. Here’s how you do it.
I will never begrudge a z-list celebrity clinging on to what’s left of their fame. If you need to dress up in spandex on Celebrity Total Wipeout, or drag your arse all the way up to Cannock to do a live PA from Time/Liquid, then so be it. Times are hard out there. Whatever you’ve got to do to put food on the table, grab onto it. People who dismiss bottom-feeding celebrity culture forget that that is exactly what these guys are: people feeding at the bottom of celebrity culture, desperately grabbing on to the crumbs tossed away by real celebrities. So boyband fifth wheels, aging glamour models and X-Factor rejects, I say unto you: do what you gotta do to get those bills paid.