“Your stache is the jam”: when Bieber met Waters

Canada’s own Justin Bieber–who seems to be at a rather delicate stage in his pubescence–recently made an appearance on a UK chat show. It’s a remarkable clip for a few reasons. Host Graham Norton seems to be played by Shaun Majumder, Jack Black seems genuinely enthused when the Bieb proves a fan. But the strangest, and perhaps most sublime moment in all Youtubedom, and my vote for 2010’s Quote of the Year comes at about 3:12 in the video, when Bieber announces he has something to say to John Waters.

Justin Bieber: “Girls are awesome.”

Jon Ronson, author of two of my all-time favourite books–Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats–has lately been writing some amazing pieces of music journalism for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Last month he profiled the Insane Clown Posse, following their revelation that Juggalo was code for Jesus! This weekend he turns his Welsh gaze to Canada’s own Justin Bieber, the young man who is the subject of 3% of all Twitter traffic. As usual, Ronson is brilliant, engaging and hilarious.

A sample:

“How will you ever find a girlfriend who won’t just spend the whole time thinking, ‘It’s Justin fucking Bieber’?” I ask.

“That’s what’s hard about this,” he says. “There are so many girls who would just do anything for me because of my status.” He pauses. “Someone told me it’s great to be with somebody who has just as much to lose as you do.”

“So you’ll have to go out with someone famous?” I ask.

“Yeah. That’s probably a good idea. Because I can never date somebody who’s so in love with me that she would do anything for me.”