Sunday, December 31, 2006

The New Year Baby Has Arrived

And damned if he's not another British teenager.
Before you comment, remember, he's not gay, he's English.
"I will survive" is my motto for 2007.

NOTE: I stand corrected -- Tom lives on the Isle of Man ("Mann" and "Manx"), which is not part of the United Kingdom, but is a Crown dependency. The Isle of Man is in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland, and has oldest continuous parliament in the world, the Tynwald (Tinvaal), which dates from at least AD 979. The national dish of the island is Spuds and Herrin, boiled potatoes and herring. The Bee Gees were born on the island, where their parents ran a post office. Manx people are classed as British citizens, however, they have a special endorsement placed in their passports restricting their right to live or work in the EU. The Manx expression "Traa Dy Liooar", meaning "time enough," is said to represent the Manx attitude to life. I apologize for any misunderstanding. Jim


Anonymous said...

Oh, my!

*quietly closes closet door before leaving*
Willow, you're missing the joke, he's a British kid who sounds like a middle-aged American Black woman -- that's pretty funny.

The Phoenix said...

He knows that song too well.
He does lip-syncing on stage in front of audiences -- they appear to do plays with pre-recorded rock songs inserted, which are lip-synced by the characters. My guess is that he did this in a play and then decided to recorded it at home. Cross-gender is, of course, one of the basic elements of British humor (humour).

Pixie said...


I learnt something too, I thought the Bee Gees were from Manchester before moving to Aus.
he's 17 or 18, looks about 14!

From Wikipedia:
"The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. They were born on the Isle of Man, lived in England for several years and moved to Australia where their music careers began; their world-wide success came when they returned to England. The group's name is derived from the initials "B.G.", primarily standing for Brothers Gibb."

Anonymous said...

I got it the first time around. Really.
yeah sure, we believe you, who wouldn't believe a tech support person :) hehe

I love when he does "just turn around and leave"

you sound so much better since you change jobs Willow, that's just terrific