About The Cold Cut...

The musings of a teenage audiophile. Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, Dance, Dubstep, Garage, Metal... music crosses all boundaries. The Cold Cut is devoted to giving you a taste of what's going on in music at the moment.

About Me

A 17 year old taking his first tentative steps into the world of blogging. In my first year, its been up and down, from the slow first months to a busy time around the one year anniversary.

Chump, or Trump?

I was an avid watcher of The Apprentice whilst I lived in America. There's something particularly hilarious about Donald Trump, complete with tacked on hair, wildly gesturing towards someone before muttering the fateful words, "You're Fired". Said person then follows the trademark routine, walking into the black cab that whisks them away to 'failure'.

And then we move back to Europe and we are stuck with the inferior British version. Helmed by a successful businessman, Alan Sugar, who does not have anywhere near the amount of business accolades which Donald Trump does, the show falters (the tasks are also smaller). I mean, he's not unsuccessful (having risen from nothing to 800 million pounds) but it is his objectionable manner which ruins what otherwise is a thrilling show. I often find myself shouting at the TV when he is giving out advice during the boardroom scenes... I don't think I would be alone in the fact that I would find it hard to take constructive criticism or advice from a man who says things such as "as sure as I got a hole in my arse" when telling you that you are "shit". Its hard to believe that he has been given such a wide berth in the show: I'm sure that there are more savvy and less aggressive businessman who meet the criteria (e.g Theo Paphitis, a Dragon in the highly successful Dragon's Den, a much more satisfying program).

Before this analysis turns into a rant, i would advise you all to convert to the American Show. It is shown on BBC Three, and is a better version of the British formula. The tasks are bigger, the stakes higher, the rewards better and the contestants more aggressive.