Smell the Posh

File under, “What the hell is wrong with people?”

Seriously, which part of Steve Myall’s article for the Daily Mail is more frightening? The celebrity?

Victoria Beckham has developed a bizarre system for rating the devotion of her fans.

The super-slim singer says “true fans” prove their dedication by bursting into tears when they spot her – or by falling unconscious.

But the star reserves her highest praise for those who work themselves into such a state they need emergency medical help ….

…. The 33-year-old, otherwise known as Posh Spice, said in a video on her personal website: “It was amazing at the airport – there were lots of lovely Japanese people there to greet us.

“There were tears. I always like that, I think that it shows you are a true fan when you cry or when you pass out.

“When the paramedics are called I think that is a good sign, it shows real determination as a fan.”

Or the fans themselves?

More than 750,000 tickets have already been sold worldwide since they unveiled their plans in June.

Initially, gigs were planned in 11 cities but due to demand that number has expanded, and some dates remain to be fixed.

Tickets for the first announced London gig sold out in just 38 seconds.

More were added, with the same response, and the capital will now host 17 concerts from December 15.

Posh Spice, professional bitch

For that belligerent-looking brew

‘Tis true. I’m not sure what how to feel:

Guinness Red is the latest variant to be developed by the good folk in Dublin. Hops, water and yeast are combined as usual but the barley is lightly roasted, giving it a rich red complexion.

This gives the drink a ‘well balanced, bittersweet character’, the brewers claim. The new stout will contain similar alcohol levels to the other versions of Guinness, about 4.1 per cent, and will also cost the same. It will keep its distinctive white head and will require the same patience-testing two-step pour.

According to the Daily Mail, there are no plans to market the stuff in Ireland itself. The brew is testing in British pubs, and may not make the trip across the pond.

And, you know, normally, when I hear the word “red” associated with beer, I tend to think of a rich, warm hue, an inviting tone. Something, I suppose, other than this:


(A nod and a wink, and a tipple of the hat to Mo.)


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