okay RIGHT I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT FOR AGES AND THEN YEAH
Nick gets the text ten minutes into the show, his cell buzzing on the desk next to him as he dozes off to Kings of Leon, his coffee cup steaming in front of him.
He snaps upward, fumbles for his phone. Finchy’s halfway through a sip of tea and he gives Nick a weird look, taps his watch pointedly. Nick waves him off.
Oh, if it isn’t his second favorite little popstar in the universe, with the best biceps and the worst spelling.
Midnight Memories sold over 1.200.000 copies around the world in its first week (just a reminder that they don’t count all countries so they probably sold a little more than that).
YAASSSS BABY LOOK AT HOW PERFECT HE IS IN THOSE SHOES WERK BABY WERK
he’ll say “are you married?” we’ll say “wow those are pretty invasive questions for a snowman”
I feel this is the perfect segue for me to tell this story. For the first 22 years of my life (I am 24 at this time), I didn’t know what a parson was. I thought “Parson Brown” was just a man’s name. And so when it got to this part in “Winter Wonderland”:
In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say: Are you married?
We’ll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town
All throughout my entire childhood, tweenhood, teenhood, and early adulthood, I thought these horny ladies were building a snowman named Parson Brown, who must’ve been some kind of local hunk everyone had the hots for, and they were pretending to have sex with him in a meadow. I thought “do the job” was a sex thing and it was okay because none of them were married, which was very decent of Local Hunk Parson Brown in Snowman Form to ask them. Last year Sarah told me what a parson was and explained the real meaning of the lyrics, but it’s still really hard for me to buy. Like, really? REALLY? THESE WOMEN AREN’T HAVING SEX WITH A REAL DOLL SNOWMAN THEY MADE IN A FIELD BECAUSE THEY’RE UNWED AND TURNED ON AND IT WAS LIKE THE 1930S? I don’t know, my version makes more sense and has more intrigue.
…what I was trying to say was that you are the modern Chris Evans and Billie Piper.
AU MEME: Niall Horan, Irish Singer, dates boxer, Liam Payne.
BUT offensive to whom, dear anon? That is the real question. Offensive to the BBC for pointing out their continued structural racism?
I hesitate to give my opinions fully because I haven’t listened yet.
I listened and I’d say they may have cut it specifically for the Mandela comment (though it wasn’t strictly-speaking offensive - he just mentioned that Mandela might have something to say about the ‘segregation’ at the BBC - it’s still ‘too soon’ and all that) but the ‘white in here’ comments would also have veered way too far from the ‘no politics/nothing serious or controversial’ remit i imagine the Breakfast Show has.
HOWEVER. I’m horrified they cut it from the uploaded episode (I checked, and they have). What Simon said will now be paraphrased/garbled all over the net, and nobody will be able to hear it for themselves. This is not actually helpful to anyone, and makes the BBC look like idiotic control freaks. We don’t need nannying, Auntie, we can make up our own minds, thanks.