Monday, December 01, 2008

No jaw-jaw from Brown?

Having finally watched the video below that is doing the rounds I noticed something.
No dropping jaw like we have from Brown now. So would anyone care to speculate on why today Brown's jaw drops constantly when he pauses and breathes and yet back then it didn't?

20 comments:

tory boys never grow up said...

It's called age - of course no one else's mannerisms change over 23 years. Go and practice your amateur medicine elsewhere.

Anoneumouse said...

You mean that pre lie facial tic that manifests itself at the orifice. Jaw dropping init

tory boys never grow up said...

What was Dizzy doing 23 years ago - dribbling??

dizzy said...

"Go and practice your amateur medicine elsewhere."

Errr why are you so touchy? Who said anything about medicine? Why don;t you go and practice your Monday morning grumpy tit act somewhere else instead? Alternatuvely you could merely take a question on face value and not be such a dickhead.

Quink said...

He does. Look closely before he first speaks. Also, note that the beginning of one sentence is clipped out.

I agree, though, that the habit isn't as pronounced as it is now.

Henry Crun said...

Dizzy, could be tardive dyskinesia (repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements) and indication of side effects from long-term or high dosage dopamine drugs, usually anti-psychotics.

Hatstand said...

'side effects from long-term or high dosage dopamine drugs, usually anti-psychotics.'

Sadly Henry I don't think they've worked.

Anonymous said...

Its because everyone one of his lies is prequilled in his thought process as, I can't believe I'm saying this...Truly jaw dropping stuff

archroy said...

Quink is right. It's hard to notice because it happens just as the picture moves from a long-shot to a head-and-shounders. Re-run the clip with the sound off and you notice it more.

Blue Eyes said...

He looks as shifty and uncivilised then as he does now. Why did nobody halt his rise? Did nobody realise quite how dangerous he would be?

Jon said...

It's due to an accident by surgeons when they were operating on his eyes post-rugby accident. Cut a nerve or something - mentioned in Tom Bower's biog I'm sure. It is noticeable in the clip, just obviously not as bad as now. BBC News was showing a fuller version of the clip complete with GVs of him bashing out something on a computer, and it was much worse during that bit.

Alex said...

"Blue Eyes said...
He looks as shifty and uncivilised then as he does now. Why did nobody halt his rise? Did nobody realise quite how dangerous he would be"

Because you need 650 MP's to fill a parliament and a lot of them are even worse.

Anonymous said...

The surgeons should have cut his throat not the nerves.

idle said...

It was an affectation to begin with, but has now become a tic. I see this often with people who discover what they think is a terrific new word or phrase, use it ad nauseam, piss people off, realise the error of their ways, but cannot drop it. It is usually a sign of intellectual vacuity.

Wyrdtimes said...

He does - it's there but the cut to close-up edits it out. It's there though. So's the smug twat grin.

Sam Duncan said...

I don't know when this video dates from, but believe me, he was certainly doing it in the late '80s when I first saw him on Scottish telly.

"Did nobody realise quite how dangerous he would be?"

I didn't think anyone so obviously dim could be dangerous. I know now.

Jon: All these years, and I never knew that. Like everyone else, I always assumed it was an affectation or a tic. It certainly makes sense.

The Wilted Rose said...

It's quite simple. His jaw constantly drops because he realises how incompetent he has been on the economy. He's realised his misjudgment is terminal all along, hence the jaw-dropping.

Paul Pinfield said...

Perhaps it's dislocated from all those cocks he's been swallowing?

Not gay? Bollocks.

WV: weedishi - Wee dishi of what? I think we should be told...

Alan Douglas said...

Clearly it is his mind interjecting a "Wow, the porkie I'm about to/have just told" with a sharp intake of breath, between lies, damned lies and tractor production statistics !

Alan Douglas

Anonymous said...

Its body language that gays use. It is very hard to hide.