She probably voted “Leave”, too

Here is the first of two humorous videos I’ll post this afternoon because I can’t brain today.

As far as I can tell, this woman is serious.

UPDATE: You can see a ton more of these videos of Jenny Davis on Brad Holmes’s Facebook Page. I’m still not convinced that she’s acting, but I’m nearly there.

h/t: G. B. James, Debby


  1. Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Need to ask her if she could eat a large pizza cut into two slices. And what would those two slices look like.

  2. Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    My guess is that is a great troll.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think so. If it is a troll, though, it would be a fantastic bit of acting, as the next comment notes.

    • barn owl
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

      I think it’s a troll as well … at least I hope it is. If not, it’s a pretty dysfunctional and possibly abusive relationship. Brad seems like an asshat, to put it mildly.

      In any case, this seems like humor based on classist stereotypes (chavette, basic girl, Essex girl, dumb pretty woman, whatever you choose to label Jen with), which isn’t at all funny to me, to be honest.

  3. Barry Lyons
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I SO want this woman to be deadpan! That would make this hilarious in a classic British fashion. But, alas, it’s a different kind of hilarity because, yes, the woman does appear to be serious. Incredible.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      It seems to me an act. She just about bursts out laughing a couple of times. It’s surely a version of the classic Spinal Tap scene with amplifiers that go up to 11.

      • nurnord
        Posted June 28, 2016 at 6:16 am | Permalink

        “She just about bursts out laughing a couple of times”
        – EH ?! Please give the TWO times she ‘almost’ does (as in the minutes and seconds of each occasion). I skimmed through it again for a cursory check – saw nothing of the sort ! So, again, please give me those TWO times she ‘almost’…

        • Posted June 28, 2016 at 8:19 am | Permalink

          Times: 1:14 and 3:12.

        • Posted June 28, 2016 at 8:21 am | Permalink

          The other giveaway is that the ridicule from the cameraman would be seriously un-cool if this were for real, but ok if he were in on the joke.

  4. GBJames
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Word was, from the friend who passed this my way, that we’d found Nigel Tufnel’s daughter.

    • John Harshman
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

      Or perhaps Carl Pilkington’s?

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

        Definitely Pilkington’s daughter.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

      I do love “This is Spinal Tap”.

  5. Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Yes she did vote Leave. Because… chickens and football??

    Again, assuming it’s not all just an act. But if it is, she’s extraordinarily talented.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

      I’m a fricking GENIUS! I didn’t know that second video existed! On the other hand, I’m starting to suspect that this is just a gigantic, well-acted bit. Seriously, she can’t see Minnie and Mickey any more?

      • Heather Hastie
        Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

        I’ve seen this, and I think it might be really good acting. In the comments when I saw this was one about “all the videos” this guy puts out.

        That said, I do know people who regularly say stuff this stupid.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      So, if it IS an act, then I think the EUref video is unhelpful because it contributes to a narrative that Leave voters are just dumb, rather than people with a genuine grievance.

      To clarify, I think that Leavers have been misled into choosing a false and extremely destructive solution. But by definition, 52% cannot be below average intelligence.

      • Heather Hastie
        Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

        52% can be below average intelligence because there was a 70% turnout. More of the non-voters might be above average.

        However, while I’m very much in the remain camp, there are genuine reasons why a person might have chosen leave. However I also think it’s clear that a majority of those who voted leave were motivated by lies or fear or both.

        • Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

          I do think that not voting on a crucial question is not very intelligent. I know plenty of people who are too posh to vote, then whine for 4 years that a crappy government elected by the scum is ruling them.

          • Heather Hastie
            Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

            Completely agree! Just before NZ’s last election (Nov 2014) I even wrote a post dissing all the reasons people give for not voting.

      • Loic
        Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

        I have to resist another median versus average discussion 😉

      • Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

        But by definition, 52% cannot be below average intelligence.

        Quite the contrary! It all depends on the distribution.

        Imagine there’s a bank with 100 customers. Of those 100, 99 of them have balances of exactly $1. The remaining customer has a balance of one miiiiiiiiiilion dollars. The average balance is $10,000, and 99% of the customer has a balance that’s all of 0.000001% of the average balance. At the same time, the median balance is, by the most common method of calculation, exactly $1.

        Human intelligence, however you care to measure it, tends to follow a bell curve distribution. But, even so, it’s not difficult for 52% of voters to be below average intelligence.

        …and, when you consider the percentages of Americans who’re unable to correctly identify the amount of time it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun, for example, and couple that with widespread reports of overt xenophobia coming from Britain right now…well, it’s all to sad to contemplate how the Brexit vote could very well be an accurate reflection of serious cognitive impairment on the part of a majority of Brits.

        …just as Drumpf’s popularity here in the States is a similar condemnation of the American intellectual state of affairs, I should add! Nor is it unique to our time in history, as Germany demonstrated in the 1930s….



        • Loic
          Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

          Lol Ben, extreme syncro. Well if I could resist you could not. 😝

        • rickflick
          Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

          And that’s why we have representatives to crank the gears of government for us – we trust them more than the population as a whole. 😎

        • rwilsker
          Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

          Simpler example:

          5 people are in a bar. 4 are subsistence farmers and the fifth is Bill Gates. The average income in the bar is now about $16 billion. But 4 out of the 5 people have below average income.

      • Kevin
        Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

        Less than 10% of a population can lead the other 90% into doing some rather grievous things, regardless of how smart or dumb they are. Unfurl the right flag and utter the right words and even the brightest can think, “Is this really happening?”

      • John Taylor
        Posted June 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

        I think you are confusing the average with the median. More than 50% of a population can be above or below the average.

        • John Taylor
          Posted June 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

          Wow, I got to this one late. How about the harmonic average? That is a good one. Much more exciting than the arithmetic or geometric averages!

    • stephen
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      After watching this second piece I’m now pretty sure it is an act…

  6. Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    What a complete 🍩

    Too stupid to live.

    I can safely assume this was not filmed in a University dorm room.

    If she had a donut, into how many pieces would she cut it and why?

  7. Posted June 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    This is why I think that this is a troll (same woman)


    • Barry Lyons
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

      This other video confirms that this woman is as dumb as a bag of hammers. Her friend Brad knows that she’s a dim bulb, and so he can’t resist asking her questions and recording her answers for posterity.

  8. GBJames
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    OK… She’s a brilliant comedian.

  9. rickflick
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    My guess is it’s staged, and very well done. “EU refeyendum” will stick in my ear for a while.

  10. Posted June 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    It is an old Yogi Berra quote.

    • Posted June 28, 2016 at 11:38 am | Permalink

      I’ve also seen it in a “Dennis The Menace” cartoon somewhere.

  11. Randall Schenck
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Maybe a little long. It’s similar to that often asked question — where did they bury the survivors? Who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

      How long was the Hundred-Year War?


      • Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

        What color was George Washington’s white horse?



      • Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

        I checked Wikipedia:

        “The Hundred Years’ War is the modern term for a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453…”

        • rickflick
          Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

          …so it might more accurately be called the “116 Years’ War.”

      • bric
        Posted June 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

        116 years, according to Q I

    • Kingasaurus
      Posted June 28, 2016 at 4:52 am | Permalink

      —Who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?—-

      Of course, the snarky answer to this one is “nobody”.

      Nobody is “buried” in a tomb. The Grant’s are “entombed” there, but not “buried”.

  12. Jimbo
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    I think Philomena Cunk should interview her. She’d get to the bottom of this “refeyendum” business.

  13. Vaal
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Not sure, but one thing that suggests to me it’s a gag is just the fact the girlfriend
    starts with the assumption she could or would eat a whole, large pizza. That in itself seems extremely unusual, especially for a woman (I don’t even think I’ve ever seen a guy finish a large pizza himself).

    But the gag depends on the person eating the whole pizza, since otherwise the person would just eat a couple slices either way and the whole “you’d be eating the same amount however you slice it” doesn’t work.

    So, just the fact she’s not questioning the idea of eating a whole large pizza herself, and speaks like she’d have no problem if it were cut into 8 slices, seems suspicious.

    • Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

      I just made the same point. Shoulda read the comments first.

  14. jeffery
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    It really doesn’t matter if the video is a fake, or not: I know, from personal experience, people who ARE that clueless and the video to me is an uncomfortable reminder of that. As George Carlin put it: “Pick out a person that you consider to be of ‘average’ intelligence- then realize that half the people in this country are dumber than HE is!” Particularly scary in an election year…..

  15. Posted June 27, 2016 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    I have to come down on the side of acting. I don’t think she’d even be able to eat eight normal-sized slices. If this wasn’t a joke she’d have told Brad that the choice between eight or twelve doesn’t matter; she’d only be able to handle four, five max.

    • Kevin
      Posted June 28, 2016 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      I thought it was hysterical, but I had to press my credulity away as she said she could eat eight. I still consume 3500+ calories a day and I would be hard pressed to eat a whole medium pizza nowadays.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted June 29, 2016 at 11:17 am | Permalink

        Haha. That wS my first thought too.

  16. ronanon
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    There’s a similar question/answer that one may be able to pull on some friends since it’s not as obvious. Y E S spell yes, what does…

  17. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted June 27, 2016 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    This makes more sense if you’ve ever seen the stacks of ready-made segments in boxes in the frozen food section of the supermarket. She’s (probably) thinking of identical machine-made slices like that. Which fits perfectly with the chav image.
    (Is this one of the “Essex Girls” who occupy large parts of the advertising-driven channels on TV?)

    • Chaswalder
      Posted June 27, 2016 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

      A pizza chain in Canada used to sell 8-slice and 12-slice pizzas. That was their nomenclature for pizza sizes. And the spoken word “large” is ambiguous, meaning either “big” or “Large” as a specific size. Taken together, she could be answering the question, “if you ordered a big pizza, would you order the 8-slice or the 12-slice?”.

      • Posted June 28, 2016 at 11:40 am | Permalink

        Here in Ottawa a lot of places actually give the diameter, so you have some idea how much pizza you’re getting. And today *is* Tau day, so …

        • Posted June 28, 2016 at 11:53 am | Permalink

          The diameter is sufficient only in Flatland. If you really want to know, you also need the density…which you can get just as easily from the total mass (or total nutrient count for whatever measure you care for). Height (and thus volume) might be a suitable proxy.

          Might seem like nit-picking, but plenty of people who’d have no trouble eating half of an 18″ New York-style thin-crust pizza would be hard pressed to finish an entire 8″ Chicago-style deep dish pizza, even though the latter has less than a quarter the area.




          • Diana MacPherson
            Posted June 29, 2016 at 11:02 am | Permalink

            Ottawa is flatland. It’s something that is unique to Canada. All along, you’ve been conversing with various squiggly lines.

            • Posted June 30, 2016 at 10:44 am | Permalink

              Canada…the home of two-dimensional pizza? I suppose it’s better than the States, the home of one-dimensional politicians….



  18. Hassan Ali
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    I think it is quite obvious that she is acting. As a commenter noted above you see her almost break into a chuckle at 1:15, but she swiftly recovers.

  19. Martin Harland
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Yes its a fake, they do lots of them, its very boring and infantile

    • Posted June 28, 2016 at 9:50 am | Permalink

      The pizza one was certainly NOT boring and infantile; it was funny!

    • rickflick
      Posted June 28, 2016 at 11:09 am | Permalink

      The fun is when you first see the material and can’t be sure. After that, it IS boring and infantile. But we are all pretty boring most of the time anyway, and we were all infants once. Give ’em a break. 😉

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