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    Oh Dear : Band fails to understand presenter

    I hope this is a proper use of the Oh Dear trademark (my first).

    This band is either so up themselves or simply too thick to understand.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/10082005/32...han-magic.html

    'Fat' jibe leaves band feeling less than magic

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    LONDON (Reuters) - One of the country's most highly-rated new pop bands stormed out of their debut performance on BBC TV show "Top of the Pops" after a presenter allegedly described them as "fat".

    The Magic Numbers, made up of two pairs of siblings, refused to perform their new single on Sunday's show after taking offence at remarks made by guest host Richard Bacon.

    Newspapers reported that in rehearsals Bacon introduced the band by saying: "What do you get when you put two brothers and sisters in a band? A big fat melting pot of talent."

    As a result the group, whose debut album has been nominated for this year's Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, refused to perform.

    "Due to derogatory, unfunny remarks made during the guest presenter's introduction to our performance, we felt we had to make a stand and leave," the band said in a statement on their Web site.

    "It was an important day for us and should have been special. We didn't take this decision lightly but we stand by it."

    A BBC spokeswoman admitted Bacon used the word "fat" but said it was a misunderstanding and that he had not meant to cause offence.

    "It was a figure of speech and he was referring to the band's status," she said.

    "It was absolutely in no way referring to the appearance of any of the band members. Richard was mortified about the misunderstanding."

    She said Bacon had tried to apologise to the band but their management team refused to give him access.

    The group was replaced on the show by electro-pop group Goldfrapp.

    The British-based Magic Numbers, who are made up of siblings Romeo and Michele Stodart and Sean and Angela Gannon, have won a growing fan base and much critical acclaim with their cheery 60s-style pop tunes.



    Click to enlarge photo

    LONDON (Reuters) - One of the country's most highly-rated new pop bands stormed out of their debut performance on BBC TV show "Top of the Pops" after a presenter allegedly described them as "fat".

    The Magic Numbers, made up of two pairs of siblings, refused to perform their new single on Sunday's show after taking offence at remarks made by guest host Richard Bacon.

    Newspapers reported that in rehearsals Bacon introduced the band by saying: "What do you get when you put two brothers and sisters in a band? A big fat melting pot of talent."

    As a result the group, whose debut album has been nominated for this year's Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, refused to perform.

    "Due to derogatory, unfunny remarks made during the guest presenter's introduction to our performance, we felt we had to make a stand and leave," the band said in a statement on their Web site.

    "It was an important day for us and should have been special. We didn't take this decision lightly but we stand by it."

    A BBC spokeswoman admitted Bacon used the word "fat" but said it was a misunderstanding and that he had not meant to cause offence.

    "It was a figure of speech and he was referring to the band's status," she said.

    "It was absolutely in no way referring to the appearance of any of the band members. Richard was mortified about the misunderstanding."

    She said Bacon had tried to apologise to the band but their management team refused to give him access.

    The group was replaced on the show by electro-pop group Goldfrapp.

    The British-based Magic Numbers, who are made up of siblings Romeo and Michele Stodart and Sean and Angela Gannon, have won a growing fan base and much critical acclaim with their cheery 60s-style pop tunes.

    I am not qualified to give the above advice!

    The original point and click interface by
    Smith and Wesson.

    Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

    #2
    Not being au fait with pop culture, I have only one question. Are the members of the band indeed adipose-tissue challenged?
    Hard Brexit now!
    #prayfornodeal

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      #3
      Originally posted by sasguru
      Not being au fait with pop culture, I have only one question. Are the members of the band indeed adipose-tissue challenged?
      They're certainly a bunch of fat feckers!

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        #4
        They area bit chubby though....
        Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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          #5
          Right, perfectly adequate description by the presenters, then. The solution, rather than walking out, is to eat less pies.
          Hard Brexit now!
          #prayfornodeal

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            #6
            Hmnn you can see why they'd take umbrage

            People don't often like hearing the truth, isn't that so Chico you total ******* moronic gullible cretin.
            Why not?

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              #7
              Originally posted by sasguru
              Right, perfectly adequate description by the presenters, then. The solution, rather than walking out, is to eat less pies.
              SAS. Read the piece.
              "What do you get when you put two brothers and sisters in a band? A big fat melting pot of talent."
              The big and fat references were made to the container required to hold the bands talent, not the physical attributes of the band.
              I am not qualified to give the above advice!

              The original point and click interface by
              Smith and Wesson.

              Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dundeegeorge
                People don't often like hearing the truth, isn't that so Chico you total ******* moronic gullible cretin.
                Whoa DG, don't mince your words, let it out! You'll feel better!

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                  #9
                  A better intro would have been a big fat melting pot of talentless crap
                  The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

                  But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by The Lone Gunman
                    SAS. Read the piece.
                    "What do you get when you put two brothers and sisters in a band? A big fat melting pot of talent."
                    The big and fat references were made to the container required to hold the bands talent, not the physical attributes of the band.
                    And you think the choice of the word "fat" to describe their talent was just an accident?
                    I would have introduced them as "The fantastic four fat feckers"
                    Hard Brexit now!
                    #prayfornodeal

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