Okay, well for anyone who has been reading my blog or listening in on Twitter, or those of you who may be about to embark on the television hit of the year Excess Baggage (okay mildly biased endorsement) on Channel Nine, you will know what I Do NOT like about Mr. Paparazzi. However it’s just not in my nature to simply blab on about the not so positive sides of someone, given I, myself, am a self confessed extremely flawed work in progress.
So despite having a burgeoning file of things that would no doubt well and truly put this guy at the top of Santa’s “naughty” list I have to give credit where credit is due and having spent a good few weeks on a “reality” TV show where you never really know who your “real” friends are, sometimes, honesty, no matter how brutal or deluded it might be, is somewhat refreshing.
I have also recently learnt that an opinion does not necessarily mean it is the truth. However I have also learnt that lessons come in many forms and sometimes the more brutal they come the more liberating the learning curve. Cue Darryn Lyons the epicenter of one of the worst and best few weeks of my life. And you will have to watch the show, weeknights at 7pm to see it play out, but for now I just want to say this.
Look, there is no love lost between us and yet, I keep telling him we are more alike than he might think, to which he quickly replies that we have NOTHING in common. Except for one simple fact: Darryn Lyons says it how it is. Well, he says it how he sees it. Just like me. What he says and does may not always be for the right reasons, or even be the actual reality of a situation, and sometimes be more about getting the next gig as the villain (but hey at least he knows his product and marketability) but what I admire and RESPECT is his bravery in being himself – as absurd and cartoonish as it is and as emboldened and inappropriate as it is (sometimes) but it is also sometimes hilariously funny (one of the funniest moments ever today, not caught on camera and one I will share with you later)– but at least he does it to my face, at my face, in my presence, on my twitter and to the papers, unafraid to say it how he sees it. Yes I have called him a bully but that business aside I have to say I would rather have Darryn – the no holds barred, up front, say it like it is “villain” in a room with me versus smiling assassins who say one thing to your face and another behind your back..
I pride myself on people knowing where they stand with me. I don’t always do it elegantly, I rarely do it with aplomb and often I open my mouth to change feet. But for all my faults, you will always know exactly where I stand on what issues I passionately believe in, at any given time. And that is what I like about Darryn Lyons – the integrity of at least, saying it to my face! Good on ya Mr Pap Smear!
LMFAO (Laughing my fat arse off).