Friday, April 03, 2009

The Queen & Gordon's Knees

Everyone seems to have having great fun at Berlusconi's expense. But one other thing in this video caught my eye. Look at the way Gordon Brown grips his knees. It's like he is holding on for dear life. I wonder what a body language expert would make of it.


Scary Biscuits said...

I think just about every body language comment on Brown I've ever read suggests that he's not being truthful or is in some other way uncomfortable. This seems just the same.

Jim said...

Is that the best you can come up with.

I see all the Right Wing bloggers have abandoned Boris

No more cries of “”Boris Boris Boris””. As predicted, turning into a liability, a foul mouthed one to boot !!! No new trees, No new buses, bendy bus still with us. I could go on and on

Really enjoyed Gideon peeing in the wind in the commons yesterday .

Shhhhhhh don’t mention hedge fund and tighter bank regs, gonna over turn these if Dave gets to No 10. shhhhhhhhh

no longer anonymous said...

Jim's off his medication I see.

Bond007 said...

Jim - what has this article got to do with Boris?


Anonymous said...

It might indicate him being highly strung or maybe he just needed the Loo again!

It has to be remebered just last week Gordon held a photo shoot up because he needed a *Number two*!

Then fairly early on he was at the Windsor castle affect and he went to the toilet again and they thought he had got lost but I think he went for a *number two*!

I think Gordon gets himself into such a state emotionally that he has to elivate his bowls and therefore adopts rigid body luangage to keep the turtle in the shell!

Dick the Prick said...

Berlusconi is an absolute star of a dude.

Mildy offensive but I saw a vid a bit back when he walked up behind a traffic warden and put his hands behind his head and rhythmically jiggled his hips suggestively - highly inappropriate but it just showed him to be a dude. And the photo of him, Obama & Medvedev with thumbs raised and genuine chuckles is what you need at a drab conference.

Proper dude.

Patrick said...

Been told to do it, Im sure - Just like that fake Cheshire cat grin.

Probably spends hours practising.

Dick the Prick said...

Traffic warden was a lass hasten to mention....whoops.

Jim - Bojo wandering out of the select committee was classic - what you on about??

Nicholas J. Rogers said...

I would not be at all surprised if Brown suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which can be brought about by high levels of stress. Would explain all those toilet trips...

Plato said...

I suspect he's got jiggly leg nerves and is holding them down.

It is very surprising how many people give themselves away through their feet.

Anyone you see with a lively foot is almost certainly very agitated and the 'get me out of here' emotions are leaking out.

Mark M said...

Whoa, was that him smiling? Perhaps someone had slipped a pin onto his chair. I don't think I've ever seen a man so uncomfortable.

Maybe that's why he had to hold on. His legs were so ill at ease with the photo op that they were going to wander off without the rest of him.

Elby the Beserk said...

This is a man who lives in his head. His body is clearly a fucking nuisance. So, sadly, is he.

Boris, Boris, Boris

That better, Jim.

Mind you, he's got lovely hair, hasn't he?

Elby the Beserk said...

@Blogger Nicholas J. Rogers said...
I would not be at all surprised if Brown suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome,

Irritable Brown Syndrome, I think you'll find...

Not a sheep said...

I just don't think he is happy in his body. He seems very insecure and is therefore over-compensating madly to appear "normal" (whatever "normal" is).

killemallletgodsortemout said...

The Gripping Syndrome is one side effect of the Librium / Largactyl cocktail, as prescribed to paranoid, deluded, catatonic schizophrenics.

The Creator said...

Why do they all clap after the picture is taken?

DespairingLiberal said...

Jim - the antics of Alexander Boris de Pfaffle Johnson are no surprise to those of us who know him of old. The only real surprise is the extraordinary extent to which he managed to con the voters of London. I doubt he will manage it again. It's back to a nice safe Tory sinecure seat for you, M'Lud!

On the video, I don't really see Brown "gripping" his knees as you put it Iain - I think you are over-doing it as per usual. He's just trying to look formal sitting next to the Queen.

Berlusconi is obviously a prat, isn't he the Italian equivalent of a Tory?

Demetrius said...

Old song:

There came a girl from France
Who didn't know how to dance
The only thing that she could do
Was knees up Mother Brown

Oh, knees up Mother Brown
Knees up Mother Brown
Knees up, knees up, never let the breeze up,
Knees up Mother Brown

Oh, hopping on one foot
Hopping on one foot
Hopping, hopping, never stopping
Hopping on one foot


Oh, prancing up and down
Prancing up and down
Prancing, prancing, never dancing
Prancing up and down


And whirling round and round
Whirling round and round
Whirling, whirling, never twirling
Whirling round and round


Roger Thornhill said...

He grips his knees due to weak sphincters, I suspect.

Plato said...
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Plato said...

Mr D Liberal

What point are you trying to make by referring to the Mayor of London as "Alexander Boris de Pfaffle Johnson"

Looks like a cheap class shot from here.

How liberal to use someone's ancestry [Eastern Europe] to imply they are not worthy although elected by their constituency.

*roll eyes*

DespairingLiberal said...

Plato, how could you! I am certainly not accusing Alexander Boris de Pfaffle Johnson (Eton and Bullingdon, Oxford) of being out of touch with ordinary concerns. Of course not. The floppy haired bumbler is an ideal representative for the dynamic metropolis of London - he is in every way truly representative of it's great range of citizens. To suggest otherwise is frankly humbug of the worst sort.

Crikey. Crumbs. Gosh. Well yes. And no. Of course. Not. Or is it maybe? I don't know. Hmmm.

someday said...

Perhaps he wanted to go to the toilet.

Chalcedon said...

I always though gripping your kness and rocking depicted a person in the depths of despair.