Here is another sickeningly blue photo from Mexico where the boat seems to be coming on by leaps and fits:
OK while that’s loading endlessly I’ll tell you about something else. Who reads Viz? Viz is an adult comic – not ‘adult’ in the usual slimy sense but – well, that too, but it’s basically the Beano for grown-ups, featuring such characters as ‘Buster Gonad and his unfeasibly large testicles’ and ‘The Fat Slags’:
Very funny. One of my favourite features was the ‘Things’ – a pair of kinda wobbly-bobbly-dribbly-squiggly (oh no, wait – that was Rex the Runt. Remember him?
Watch this one – it’s very funny. It has Big Bob suffering from Random Pavarotti Disease, an affliction which makes him break into fragments of aria with no warning.
Oh, wait – where was I? Yes – theThings. These were basically alien-like objects which wandered around haphazardly being the subject of awful puns. My favourite was where theThings sported gowns and wigs and the caption, ‘These Things are sent to try us.’ Sadly I can’t find a copy.
Another amusing thing I came across down the back of my wardrobe was Professor Branestawm. I cannot understand why the Prof hasn’t been revived for another generation * – he is a great character whose inventions always go wrong but never mind because somehow they go right again at the most unexpected moments. Norman Hunter has a great understated comic style and I loved these as a kid:
Today I shall be mostly dramatic.
Sorry but the photo refuses to load. One of these days I will figure out how to use skype as well.
* he has now – this film came out in 2015: