You all excited about Big Brother tonight?
Then get a life - like these people
Tonight will see the UK joined together in celebration because it's the final day of Big Brother [who's it gonna be? Rod, Jane or Freddy?] But while the vacant drones jump up and down in excitement, a core group of people - clearly pigeonholed as those with autonomous thought - will be simply delighted that it's over and sanity can return.
And, of course, where there's disparity, there's Web sites. Survivor also finished this week and we believe the ideal shrine to it can be found at www.survivor-sucks.co.uk. Someone has gone to a lot of trouble here and it is hilarious. Witness the different teams - called Terriers, Moggies and Budgies and populated by OAPs like Peggy, Agnes and Ted. Or the catchline: "16 Pensioners: 1 Island: 2 Static Caravans".
Inspired by this, we actively went on a search to find anti-Big Brother sites. And, bad news, we were sorely let down by the Internet community. Mark Baynes, the producer of the offical Big Brother Web site, managed to nab BigBrothersucks.co.uk, .net and .org. He sensibly anticipated some criticism of the programme.
BigBrothersucks.com is rubbish and consists of daft pictures and little else. AntiBigBrother.com is a discussion list but it's all in Portuguese. Equally, AntiBigBrother.de is low-grade and all in German.
AntiBigBrother.net is Dutch and links to the official site and fan sites - which is appalling if it really is an anti-site.
Maybe this is because the kind of people that hate the show are too busy having real lives to bother even thinking about it. That said, we would hope to see more and better sites when it inevitably returns to turn our minds to mush. ®