Beyond Bollocks

I was idling through the Saturday Guardian yesterday with a nice big log fire roaring against the continuous icy deluge. I was flicking through The Guide when my eye was caught by what I took to be an advert for a tour by a stand-up comedian. Being of an earlier generation I never read these because I’ve never heard of the comedians involved. But the name at the top said “Paul Hollywood” and the ad said to buy tickets from his website. So I had to have a look.

I can’t say that it’s on the same scale as Kissinger being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize but it’s certainly beyond parody.

For a mere £33.00 you can buy admittance to see the masterbaker but for £84.76 you get a VIP Package:
VIP Packages will include tickets in the first five rows, complimentary welcome drink, meet & greet with Paul before the show, Paul Hollywood merchandise goodie bag, concierge assistance and a taste of Paul’s baking from the show that day.

I did offer to take Sue to Watford to see him on her birthday but she didn’t think I was serious.

You have to check out his site – http://www.paulhollywood.com – where amongst other things you can learn what to do with 500g flour and an apple.

Maybe the Real Bread Campagne could go on the road to boost their finances – Andy & the Ambassadors with Chris on vocals + the Bread Angels on backup duties …

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6 Responses to Beyond Bollocks

  1. I take it you don’t approve of our Mr Hollywood?

  2. Charles says:

    It’s the cult of the personality: Martha S, Jamie O, Gordon R. Etc etc
    All face, no substance – but profitable
    Charles

    Ps do you do tee shirts?

  3. I haven’t got anything against Mr Hollywood – I’ve never watched him. His website is very entertaining and, judging by all those sub-Tom Jones poses, he must have a strong sense of irony.
    I’m afraid the only tee shirts I’ve got are fading, black, XXL ones. Must be time I invested in another dozen.

  4. moonbake1 says:

    But Mick, can’t we organise a coach trip ?

    Rick

  5. charles says:

    Black XXL suits me.
    Sex up the logo – how about: “It’s not unusual to Bake at anytime?”
    Charles

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