- Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:16 am
Also I'm pretty sure that even the most paranoid shut-in of his readers is familiar with the concepts of chain restaurants and all day breakfasts.
And "up and down the A4"? It's a fucking dual carriageway. Where are you turning around?
Yes, sure, it's a persona. 70s and 80s, blokey, likes a laugh, no time for women nagging, or intellectuals, or people with glasses. His time of his life was aged 13, swinging his school bag round his head and catching Specky McPastry with it. Tried it on with posh Jenny at the school disco, got a bit handsy, got knocked back, had more luck with easy Sharon. Never hung out with the real hard kids, the council estate psychos, after all his family holidayed abroad and went to the Harvester for Sunday lunch.
A persona for sure, but to quote Blackadder, how fortunate that his job is also his hobby.
"There ain't nothing you fear more than a bad headline, is there? You'd rather live in shit than let the world see you work a shovel."