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I’ll be honest with you: I can’t stand casting shows. I can’t stand TV at all. I don’t even have one. But I got a lot of mails recently about a guy in one of the “Idol” oder “Superstar” shows and I have to admit: A few of them a bloody cute So let’s get straight to the point here. I picked a few boys out of the thousands of videos at YouTube and I want you to decide who is the best, the cutest, the Milk Star 2008 ;o)
Watch the videos and cast your vote below. The poll is open ‘till Halloween. Have fun!
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Contender 1: Johan Palm (Sweden)
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Contender 2: Daniel Pirie (England)
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Contender 3: Tom Williams (Australia)
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Contender 4: Liam Styles Chang (Canada)
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Contender 5: Danny Noriega (USA)
In January 2004, while the French government was debating banning religious and political symbols from schools, Catherine Balet began taking pictures of signs, labels, codes and icons that have social and aesthetic significance in the teenage world. As she extended that project from Paris to London, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan, it quickly became a record of the dress codes in European schools, a reference work on tribal subdivisions there. Teenagers in their struggle for identity and self-esteem, troubled by an urgent desire to be different, usually adopt the codes of a group, often inspired by music trends and always tweaked by circumstance, conscious individuation or both. In each city, Balet discovered the same music, fashion, brands, bands and labels. Only the details differed, reflecting the complexity of the history of each country or the influence of its migrant populations. In London and Barcelona, where the uniform is a school institution, details are all that students have by which to define themselves: Balet captures the way’s in which these students customize their outfits. Her large, richly descriptive portraits, set in the street, combine documentary style with poetic sensibility, capturing the complex mix of youth and age inherent to adolescence, its fragility and determination, and the era’s new mix of global homogenization and local individuation.
The Telegraph reports that 70 students from the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, were joined by over 100 other youths to celebrate an end of term party by “having unprotected sex in a village square.” I wish they could have fun by replacing the alcohol with condoms *sigh*
Witnesses said that around 200 youths gathered in and around the village hall in Wray, Lancashire, which is a few miles from the school. The event, to celebrate the end of Year 11, had been organised by pupils, although the village hall committee had understood that an adult had taken responsibility for the booking. Alan Day, the village hall chairman, said: “All hell let loose at this event. The children were drunk to the eyeballs. They were having sex in the village square standing up.”