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Glamour and celebrity

Today, we were next in line to this guy in the supermarket checkout. I have a side bet with Uncle B that you guys will know who he is. You’re just the type.

The picture is a hint. I stole it from the BBC, which is also a hint.

My, he did look weedy, I must say. He was buying a sad little cluster of cans of mushroom soup. One he was returning because he’d accidentally picked one up with chicken in it, so I suspect vegetarian. Don’t do it, kids. Just don’t.

I probably violated half a dozen EU privacy directives just now.

Uncle B nodded hello to him, but I was busy wondering if I could sneakily take a phone picture without getting caught. The answer is no.


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: April 9, 2019, 9:12 pm

Well if you had stuck 9 creme eggs up his bum, I bet you could have gotten away with taking that picture…

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 9, 2019, 9:33 pm

Nope. Don’t know this guy. So bingled the search by image to get a name. Nope, still don’t know this guy, so bingled the name to get a bio. Nope still don’t know this guy. Don’t know any of the movies on the list, never heard of’m.

I must be doing something wrong. I miss so much.

He has been in a lot of movies. Must have a lot of money, eh?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 9, 2019, 9:42 pm

Trust me, Skandia Recluse, if the poor devil shops where we do, he hasn’t got a lot of money! 🙂

Think TV programmes rather than movies.

Comment from VJ
Time: April 9, 2019, 10:01 pm

perhaps if he stuck 9 *vintage* wine glasses up his bum that would give one a road on which to present…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 9, 2019, 10:11 pm

I don’t have an inkling about his name, but when I saw the pic the words “Downton Abbey” and “Upstairs/Downstairs” glowed dimly in my head. Am I close? Prolly not.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 9, 2019, 10:18 pm

Mr Who?

yes, precisely.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: April 9, 2019, 10:24 pm

I can’t eat anything with chicken in it either cuz they give chickens penicillin and I’m allergic…it comes out in their eggs as well so nothing with eggs in it.

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: April 9, 2019, 11:17 pm

No doubt a Sir somebody. Why do I find this so suspenseful?

Comment from Ripley
Time: April 9, 2019, 11:17 pm

Andy McConnell

But I watch Antiques Roadshow religiously as I have no life.

Comment from Weaseltablet3
Time: April 9, 2019, 11:49 pm

Ripley, at last. I would have pegged all of you as Antiques Road Show watchers.

Comment from Ripley
Time: April 10, 2019, 2:33 am

And that’s not a dead pool submission…

Comment from Mitchell
Time: April 10, 2019, 2:38 am

Late to the party, but I wouldn’t have guessed either. He was very familiar but not place-able; it’s been a long time since I’ve watched Antiques Road Show.

Comment from Tomfrompv
Time: April 10, 2019, 4:21 am

Are there really EU privacy laws?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 10, 2019, 9:57 am

Tom, does the Pope shit in the woods?

It’s the EU that thunk up those ‘right to be forgotten’ laws which disemboweled Google searches for people with an embarrassing past. Or the GDPR laws which are so restrictive and confusing that a lot of US news outlets just block us rather than deal with it. Oh, they have privacy laws alright. They don’t prevent bad actors from leaking your personal shit all over the place, but they sure make life restrictive for the peasant folk.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 10, 2019, 12:21 pm

“Andy McConnell”? Never heard of him. The only time I’ve caught Antiques Road Show is by accident while waiting for Motor Week or Nature to start.

Comment from DurnedYankee – American Collquial English 101
Time: April 10, 2019, 4:26 pm

“Tom, does the Pope shit in the woods?”

For you fuzzy furriners learning American colloquial speech there are many variations of this wonderfully descriptive expression which is synonymous with “yes”, “hell yes” or the ever popular but now completely out of fashion for it’s insensitivity, “duuuuuh”.

“Do bears wear funny hats?”
“Do bears live in the Vatican?”
“Does the Pope wear a funny hat?”
“Does the Pope live in the woods?”
“Do bears shit in the Vatican?”
“Does the Pope shit in the woods?”

(also out of fashion for insensitivity)
“of course! What are you stupid?”

the negation as presumably bears do not wear funny hats, or shit, or live, in the Vatican and vice versa for the pope living or shitting in the woods, have nothing to do with whether or not the statement is correct. The mere use of the Pope, or bears, in the wrong place doing the wrong thing is essentially confirmation that your question has what should be an obvious answer.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 10, 2019, 9:07 pm

@Stoaty They don’t prevent bad actors from leaking your personal shit all over the place, but they sure make life restrictive for the peasant folk. That’s point of it.

IMHO McConnell always looks as if he’s just come off a week long bender…I love his cheesy puns which the poor hopeful sods clutching their car boot finds never seem to get.

My fav RS expert is Geoffrey Munn…when he’s on there’s a frisson of excitement in the crowd. Munn’s 1993 The Triumph of Love: Jewelry 1530-1930 is out of print but it’s a wonderful history of the jewelry of love.

One suspects that if this were the 18th century, both Munn and Julian Fellowes would be covered in jewels.

I also enjoy David Battie as we collect Japanese root carvings and netsuke.

However I can’t watch the US version. Apart from American colonial furniture and the occasional Asian or Native American piece…it’s mostly collectibles.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 10, 2019, 9:38 pm

There was a restaurant in Plano that had a fascinating collection of ‘pronographic’ netsuke ( I tried not to spend time learing at it, but it was on the way to the necessary you see).

The sort of thing I had to scurry the young male offspring keen eyed observationists by so as not to have to do any explaining to anyone, including Mrs Durned who would have demanded to know what kind of place I brought her and our offspring to for dinner.

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