I'm sorry...but you really are striking me as a complete git. This forum wasn't made for trolling. Your opinion is fine, within reason.
You don't find him funny. We get it. Those of us who do find him funny are not going to back down purely on the basis that you don't find his humor appealling.
Get over it dear. Phill makes plenty of cash by doing exactly what you claim he can't do...and your argument is thin at best.
I am sore dismayed by your post, for reasons which I shall flesh out in the missive that follows. However, let me begin by informing you that while it is true I am no big fan of the waggling, unfunny beard going by the name Jupitus, at no point have I directed vitriol against any member of this forum. To put it another way, I did not make this personal, you did. And quite frankly I expected better of a Scots-person, clearly you balk at the mere sight of a haggis, let alone regularly imbibe Iron Bru, the drink made in Scotland from girders.
To suggest that my original post re the ‘performance’ of Phil Jupitus during the first programme in the new series of Qi, screened on BBC1, constitutes ‘trolling’ (to use your I’m down with the kids turn of phrase) causes me to become upset. It is high time people such as I and indeed the nation itself ceased merely accepting what is put before them in the name of entertainment and began rejecting Jupitus and his like, on grounds which have already been identified in previous postings. You are a member of the bleating masses, a slave to the glass nipple which nourishes you in every way except that which is most important – the soul.
Persons such as Jupitus who, for reasons unfathomable are able to make a living in the public eye, must expect regular criticism, no matter how robust. You too must learn to accept this fact with good grace. And, while we are on the subject of opinions, you seem to be in favour of them so long as they do not conflict with yours, which happen to be fundamentally wrong. I would also point out that your understanding of an individual’s motivation for appearing in the public eye is precisely in line with Jupitus when you say “Phill makes plenty of cash” – exactly: They. Only. Do. It. For. The. Money.
My argument is not ‘thin’ as you limply phrase it, but as broad as Big J himself, and represents a much bigger issue – one which will doubtless be lost on your juvenile intellect, but which I shall now relate in any case: There currently exists a global culture whereby anyone who achieves a microgram of fame or notoriety is constantly paraded on every possible entertainment medium until, just like the chap after his first week at work in the Quality Street factory, the consumer is literally sick of them. Jupitus might be amusing once in a million or so flabby quips and this might justify a salary somewhere, but he says yes too much. And consequently ends up spread more sparingly than Gentleman’s Relish.
Finally, by now I’m sure it has become abundantly clear to you that it does not do to go hurling insults at one’s fellow man merely because of the position he may take in an argument. But, if you feel there is no further option then I am sure, had you bothered to apply any thought to the subject whatsoever, you could have done better than “git”. This is, after all, the web site of Mr Stephen Fry, a man not unknown for his loquacious dialect and unquenchable passion for the English language. Therefore both Fry and myself been dealt a terrific injustice with your lacklustre obloquy and you have been outed as a one neuron shot of a synapse, toe the line fanboy. You most probably already have the current series of Qi already on pre-order with amazon.co.uk. Indeed, if it is not possible to actually do this, you will have been the first person in the western world to discover it. I’ll go further still, it would not surprise me in the least to discover that you actually ARE Phil Jupitus.
Now I’m all cross, but at least it’s Jonathan Ross tonight.
Good day to you.