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Quid pro quo

We were watching Sky News this morning . . . incidentally they should have sent big Eamonn home to bed, rather than letting him go on air with such an awful cold . . . when they went to commercials. One of the first ads was new to us. It featured an unprepossessing toothless, bespectacled child singing, tunelessly  a little rhyme which, from what we could make out through the accent, appeared to be a general moan against winter life in general. Turned out the kid was trying to persuade us to read the Sun. She didn’t: comparing notes afterwards, we had both decided five seconds into the ad that whatever she was selling, we weren’t buying.

I was scathing at the time. Now I’m annoyed, and wondering what sort of parents would allow their child to be cast in an image that could haunt her through life, for the benefit of the mighty Newscorp, and of course for quite a few . Grumpy, QJ? No sense of humour, QJ? I don’t believe so, but if you’ve seen it, what do you think?

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  1. Mary Baxter
    January 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I am totally with you there. I just want to throw something at the telly. Also I cannot make out a word so now just turn over or fast forward. Happy new year to you and yours. Hopefully we will see you at the flight museum sometime this year.

    • January 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      I’ll bring our Mia if she comes across in the autumn. Concorde’s built for people of her size.

      • Mary Baxter
        January 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        She and you will have a ball. Hopefully I will be working that day, it would be a pleasure to meet you.

  2. Shirl
    January 8, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    We saw that ad also and both of us said “What the F***?” As annoying as “Go compare”, but at least they are attempting to anielate him!!!!

  3. January 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Would that be ‘alienate’ or ‘annihilate’? The guy who plays Gio Compare is a genuine Welsh tenor (IOW it’s his voice) and he’s selling a right few albums.

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