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(This Is Money (UK))   Right Said Fred star Richard Fairbrass explains how 'I'm Too Sexy' cost only £1,200 to make and reaped more than £10 million   (thisismoney.co.uk) divider line
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2022-08-14 2:55:04 AM  
And now he's a rich, covid-denying clown.
 
2022-08-14 3:11:02 AM  
You gotta admit, he took nothing, kept it pretty much nothing, and made a fortune off it.
 
2022-08-14 5:13:58 AM  
"We were together for 28 years and he was HIV positive for 27 of them."

Uhhhhhh, do I need coffee or
 
2022-08-14 5:24:20 AM  
Right Said Fred feat. Jocelyn Brown - Don't Talk, Just Kiss [Remastered in HD]
Youtube QhBaTP7JvY8
 
2022-08-14 5:40:12 AM  

recondite cetacean: "We were together for 28 years and he was HIV positive for 27 of them."

Uhhhhhh, do I need coffee or


What's the disconnect?
 
2022-08-14 6:58:19 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: And now he's a rich, covid-denying clown.


Yep, an utter clown who is selfish/stupid as fark. The only smart thing he did was listen to his accountant.


If you were Chancellor, what would you do?
I'd get rid of VAT. In principle, I think a tax on money that's already been taxed is immoral. I think we crush people's ambition and aspiration by loading them down with taxes.
I would also reduce corporation tax and the top rate of income tax - and I would try to reeducate the British people into understanding that their life is their own.
They don't have to defer to the Government or anybody else. I would make cash readily available all over the country so that people can lead their own lives as free from state interference as possible.
I accept there would be a huge hole in the Exchequer finances as a result of my policies.
To meet the state's responsibilities to disabled people and others who need care or support, I would increase fuel duty on petrol in cities where people don't need to use cars.
 
2022-08-14 7:08:47 AM  
Wasn't this clown also associating himself with white supremacist groups?  That'll end well for him.
 
2022-08-14 7:13:47 AM  
Saint Etienne, Flowered Up & The Rockingbirds - The Fred EP
Youtube oPogIntvZsU
 
2022-08-14 7:25:12 AM  
Stories like this are nothing but humble brags.  "Look!  I made this amazingly awesome thing that everyone likes but it only took me a day and a half and cost $16.50!  Aren't I so amazingly talented and imagine what I could do if I had a whole shiat ton of time and money!"

Yeah, well, Mr. Ubertalent.  How come you never did it again?
 
2022-08-14 7:34:13 AM  

KevinShields: Stories like this are nothing but humble brags.  "Look!  I made this amazingly awesome thing that everyone likes but it only took me a day and a half and cost $16.50!  Aren't I so amazingly talented and imagine what I could do if I had a whole shiat ton of time and money!"

Yeah, well, Mr. Ubertalent.  How come you never did it again?

 
2022-08-14 8:07:13 AM  

Persnickety: Stories like this are nothing but humble brags.  "Look!  I made this amazingly awesome thing that everyone likes but it only took me a day and a half and cost $16.50!  Aren't I so amazingly talented and imagine what I could do if I had a whole shiat ton of time and money!"

Yeah, well, Mr. Ubertalent.  How come you never did it again?


Because he only had to do it once to get rich?
Making a gold or platinum selling song is a pretty incredible accomplishment, whether you like the song or not.

And why not laugh about it taking a day and a half? Plenty of artists (the "virtuosos in their own mind" types) love to talk about taking months to write and record a song.

Spending 2 weeks figuring out a solo doesn't automatically make a musician a brooding, intense, standards-through-the-roof perfectionist.
 
2022-08-14 8:32:47 AM  

Persnickety: Stories like this are nothing but humble brags.  "Look!  I made this amazingly awesome thing that everyone likes but it only took me a day and a half and cost $16.50!  Aren't I so amazingly talented and imagine what I could do if I had a whole shiat ton of time and money!"

Yeah, well, Mr. Ubertalent.  How come you never did it again?


He did, kind of. I'm Too Sexy never made it to number one but the following single, Deeply Dippy, did.
Anyway, I'm partial to this one, You're My Mate, it makes a good drinking song. I like the line, "I think he's a pain / Hasn't got a car but he'll drive you insane." Anyway, bagpipes.

You're my mate - Right Said Fred
Youtube 0vmGAeM-OIo

Thanks FARK for reminding me that Right Said Fred exists. I think I'll find my copy of "UP" and have fun. See, they were fun, that's all.
 
2022-08-14 9:06:37 AM  
Even more amazing, the song sucks.
 
2022-08-14 11:17:30 AM  
ONE HIT WONDERLAND: "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
Youtube P2Vav3a4PAc
 
2022-08-14 2:51:57 PM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2022-08-14 4:28:02 PM  

Persnickety: Stories like this are nothing but humble brags.  "Look!  I made this amazingly awesome thing that everyone likes but it only took me a day and a half and cost $16.50!  Aren't I so amazingly talented and imagine what I could do if I had a whole shiat ton of time and money!"

Yeah, well, Mr. Ubertalent.  How come you never did it again?


I particularly loathe woodworking youtube channels where they use firewood to make elegant coffee tables.

(That is, firewood, $10,000 worth of shop equipment and about 8 tonnes of glue.)
 
2022-08-14 5:18:19 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Farking Clown Shoes: And now he's a rich, covid-denying clown.

Yep, an utter clown who is selfish/stupid as fark. The only smart thing he did was listen to his accountant.


If you were Chancellor, what would you do?
I'd get rid of VAT. In principle, I think a tax on money that's already been taxed is immoral. I think we crush people's ambition and aspiration by loading them down with taxes.
I would also reduce corporation tax and the top rate of income tax - and I would try to reeducate the British people into understanding that their life is their own.
They don't have to defer to the Government or anybody else. I would make cash readily available all over the country so that people can lead their own lives as free from state interference as possible.
I accept there would be a huge hole in the Exchequer finances as a result of my policies.
To meet the state's responsibilities to disabled people and others who need care or support, I would increase fuel duty on petrol in cities where people don't need to use cars.


That's tame compared to the other shiat he's said and posted. That dude is a racist white nationalist and crazy anti-vaxxer.
 
2022-08-14 8:31:07 PM  
They didn't have to clue us in on how cheaply it was made. It was barely a step above singing to the beat of your turn signal.
 
2022-08-14 9:17:24 PM  

DoughyGuy: They didn't have to clue us in on how cheaply it was made. It was barely a step above singing to the beat of your turn signal.


This.

By the time this song came out, it was a given that you could record a song in your bedroom with drum machines and synths and get a left field hit. The getting the hit part of course being the hard part in which luck played a big factor (unlike another era where luck was replaced with payola).
 
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