If the beard was an attempt to butch up, it's failed.
The insolent epicene and apparent comedian Russell Brand has quit his BBC radio show over his possibly criminal harrassment of an elderly man in the cause of humour. To walk away from £250,000 a year means he must be wetting his leather trousers. Brand is the proof that comedians are like whores - they are a minority taste, many have ugly souls, few are any good, and when they stop amusing us they are discarded without compunction.
His sociopathic lack of sensitivity for that part of humanity which resides outside himself is shown by his affectation of contrition -
"I got a bit caught up in the moment and forgot that, at the core of the rude comments and silly songs, were the real feelings of a beloved and brilliant comic actor and a very sweet and big-hearted young woman."
Where I come from, 'I got a bit caught up in the moment' wasn't a good excuse at the age of eight; at 33, it's pathetic. The licence fee, money exacted from moral people on pain of imprisonment, has gone to those like Russell Brand, coiners of rude comments and silly songs; individuals who have never learned that in a just world, their place is at the margins of society, at the back of the cultural bus.
It would be also very interesting to know the thoughts of Andrew Sachs, that 'beloved and brilliant' comic actor, upon the career of his grand-daughter Georgina Baillie, that 'very sweet and big-hearted young woman, as a performer with a dance troupe called 'Satanic Sluts'; one look at her image in the newspaper, and the phrase 'Not with a bargepole' sprang to mind. This incident would probably not have happened had she elected to restrain herself and not elected to pursue a career as a satanic slut; it's to be hoped that she takes the opportunity that Providence has given her to ditch her career, reform her morals, get married to a respectable and educated man, start having babies and not give those like Brand ammunition with which to hurt her family.
That probably won't happen. They're probably all good liberals together. Their desire to do what they want at all times and under all circumstances will over-ride their ability to consider the consequences that their actions may have upon other people; even upon their grandparents. The young ones will do what they want; the old ones will support their choices.
People like Brand have existed to entertain the elites throughout history; however, television enabled the dominant minority to impose its pet freaks on the proles inside their own homes. They thought that what they wanted was what we wanted; the outpouring of anger against Brand and Jonathan Ross shows them to be utterly wrong, and that the public remains very much more conservative than the elites will ever be. At a time when young men and women are dying in wars, and barbarians seek to destroy us, as a culture we have no need of Russell Brand. He is an effete cultural redundancy, a moral barbarian; and he deserves to be where barbarians belong - outside the walls. Enjoy working the end of the pier in Clacton-on-Sea, chief; soon, it might be the only gig you can get.