A Nice Bit Of Paul For Your Wall

17 December 2008

Comments left by readers of websites can be curious things. Sometimes, they’re a dreary procession of ill-advised, pig-ignorant semi-formed thoughts spewed out by reprobates who choose to take out their frustrations on their keyboards because the real world has hit back at them one time too many.

Occasionally though, they can illuminate our lives with beams of wry humour, especially when a collective entity gets a subject between its teeth and refuses to let it go, like a rabid dog with a cuddly toy clenched between its jaws.

One such example is here – the comments left by Amazon ‘customers’ who have supposedly shelled out £48.93 for a 20 inch canvas print of irksome TV celebrity and brother of Jonathan, the one and only Paul Ross.

The praise is fulsome and near constant. As we write this, there are 51 comments, but the list is growing longer by the hour. Plump up a cushion and spend a few moments reading through them all. Better still, join in and add your own. Some of our favourites follow after the jump...

“If you love life like I do, then you really need one of these. I can't imagine being without it now.”

“Paul Ross knows, but he isn't telling - he wants us to find out for ourselves. Look into his eyes.”

“I received mine through my wondrously large letterbox this very morning, and it made me physically and emotionally sick. My whole family began weeping in unison and then my youngest, Rufus, claimed he could fly and set off onto the pavement via the 19th floor balcony. You don't get that sort of reaction to a George Foreman grill, I can tell you.”

“Since Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa has any smile been more enigmatic than this?”

“This is a picture of rare power - surely as you read this you are reaching for your credit card.”

“I had only just said to my husband the previous night as we were worming the dog that I wished I could have a canvas print of Paul Ross sitting in a wicker chair, fingers entwined, possibly contemplating a second pie.”

“You can control Paul's expressions in the photoscreen by manipulating the buttons on your mobile telephone.”


  • grex9101
    I SO posted this on HUKD like 5 days ago dude.... http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/295832/wow-what-an-amazing-deal/showthread.php?t=295832
  • Andy D.
    Good stuff. Wish I'd seen it. I've missed out on five days of knowing about this.
  • lola
    HAHA. just brilliant.
  • Mike H.
    Brill, I've got enough space between my pictures of Stephen Baldwin and Martin Daniels. All I need is a picture of Natasha Bedingfield and my collection of people who have made a career on the back of relatives will be complete.
  • Derek
    Natasha Bedingfield? http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_kh?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=canvas+natasha+beddingfield
  • Mike H.
    "Natasha Bedingfield? http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_kh?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=canvas+natasha+beddingfield" Oh baby, my collections is complete, thanks Dez!
  • Derek
    And a different lot with the correct spellung http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=canvas+natasha+bedingfield
  • Bazzaric
    Nice work...breaking news....
  • Matt
    The original and best, one and only Hoff... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Best-David-Hasselhoff/dp/B00005Q8UG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1229598123&sr=8-1
  • Anna
    I've just ordered the Hoff. :) http://www.amazon.co.uk/DAVID-HASSELHOFF-Licensed-Professional-Photographic/dp/B001IW6G6G
  • Timmargh
    I can't take any credit myself, but the first load of "reviews" were made by some of the regulars at PocketMonkey.co.uk (where I'm an admin) and then one of the guys from there submitted it to the B3TA newsletter.
  • Make B.
    [...] to be found amongst the reviews of Amazon; you’re already gazing thoughtfully at the Paul Ross canvas while wearing your new wolf t-shirt, but how the herll are you going to get to the shops later? Or [...]
  • “It’s B.
    [...] We missed this last week, but it’s definitely worth a look – it’s a peek at what lurks within that cavernous warehouse off the M1 near Milton Keynes. It’s the offline world of Amazon UK, and it’s not unlike the closing scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark (let us never speak of the opening scenes of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on this site). It’s order, it’s chaos and it’s the home to many a canvas featuring cheeky chappie television critic Paul Ross: [...]

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