Joe: "How many of you really, honestly care about Jade Goody"
I think what is so surprising about her, is the degree of marmite factor she seems to generate. And it's that *personality* along with some major initial telly exposure, and of course Max Cliffords know how, that have made her so famous.
Honestly, I don't 'care' overmuch about Jade Goody. Certainly no more than I would anyone in a troubling situation. And it amazes me that she provokes such strong emotional reactions in people, either of love or of loathing!
I don't care, in as much as I neither think she's brilliant, nor dreadful. She's just another girl, albeit with a strong personality, a lot of publicity, and of course cancer. I wonder what it is about certain individuals (whatever their 'talents' or indeed absence of same) is capable of catalysing our collective obsession, and mass projection of such powerful emotions?
Yes I always give a few quid to a homeless person. I bought one guy who was sitting outside a shop, a bottle of cider a while back - 'cos I only had plastic on me. I also find the idea that homeless people should make one feel uncomfortable, strange. I wonder why those who live 'outside' of societies norms, rattle peoples cages to such an extent that they would prefer to 'not see' them at all? Another most strange phenomena.