|So is Eugene a fan of the Soft Cell Or Marilyn Manson version??|
'Well it's funny you should ask that, MM... Yes actually it's, ah, hnnf, urgh... It's really a fascinating story, because you see what happened is...'
Followed by twenty odd minutes of glazed eyes, scratched wrists and thoughts of suicide/murder in not just the Big Brother house, but right across the country.
A classic eccentric English boffin-type Eugene may very well be, m'lud ('I shall have... I shall have a flaggon of your finest ale, good barkeep! Gleurghsh!) but imagine being stuck in a lift with say Bill Oddie, David Bellamy or Patrick Moore.
After ten or so minutes, death, I'm guessing, would seem like such sweet release.
As a 'not exactly unintelligent, shall we say, if not perhaps all that gifted in the social skills department, urgh, young man of 27' Eugene's presumably been told before now just how unpleasant he is to be around when he's 'being himself,' so why does he persist? Isn't his refusal to just, y'know, shut up when he's obviously not just boring, but actively disturbing the people around him a sign of an admittedly less revolting, but nevertheless just as pernicious, form of narcissism as that routinely practised by Mr Toad? Eugene seems to be aware of his faults, but for whatever reason apparently chooses to do nothing whatsoever about them - In that sense, isn't he actually 'worse' than Mary, Maxwell, Saskia, etc?
Otherwise, if Eugene genuinely does have a medical condition (and in any operative sense, I highly doubt it,) wtf are his parents doing discussing it on national television? I can see why they 'might' have 'encouraged the boy' to apply for the show as a way of getting him out of his bedroom, but to then effectively label him as a bad risk employment-wise in front of at least four million viewers in the hope that he might just about limp home with the prize money on a sympathy vote... Just seems a bit counter-productive somehow.