Saturday, August 19, 2006

A Hero For Our Times



Walking along The Strand, I notice a Dad and his two kids ahead of me. Dad is dressed in casual England style teeshirt. The two teenagers are wearing England football shirts.

The girl has blonde hair in a pony-tail. She has the word "Beckham" on her back.

The boy is turned towards his father. I see sticky-out teeth and a gormless expression. He is lanky with short fair hair.

Come on. Turn, you bugger. You've got to be.

He is.

7 comments:

  1. Your only proof is if he broke into the Robot Dance.

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  2. I think that's for a private performance in front of his parents.

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  3. So he's doing The Strand instead of the robot. Interesting.

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  4. He's fed up with fandango.

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  5. It's a danceable solution, you know.

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  6. Hooray. You get 15 points for a footballing celebrity.

    Just for comparison, rock superstars of the 60s are 50 points, minor punk artists get you 22.5 points, and soap actors range between 2 and 7 points. That's for the woman who played Bet Lynch, obviously.

    Stephen Hawking is 25 points anywhere in the country, unless you're in Cambridge, where he drops to 1 point on account of not being able to escape very quickly.

    Sorry. It's a complicated game, but you get the hang of it after a couple of years.

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  7. I did the Strand yesterday. Didn't see anyone dancing like robots though.

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