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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Morecambe & Wise Legionnaires Sketch

I caught the end of the Ernie Wise programme in the week, there was a few snippets of M&W sketches at the end, one bit was the two of them washing their hands in a public toilet dressed as French legionnaires with the Kepi on & the neck covering. Ernie washed his hands & turned to use an old roller towel dispenser. Eric turned & pulled a length of towel from Ernie's Kepi. You could see it coming a mile off, but this 10-20 second clip was the funniest thing I've seen all week. It was simple, perfectly performed & funny.

I've been looking for a copy of that clip on YouTube or similar since, can't find it anywhere. Do you know it? Can you point me to it?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Save Gaby's Deli

Dear Mr Cameron,

As a supporter of Ms Portas' recent report regarding safeguarding and revitalising the high street I wonder if you are aware of the Marquess of Salisbury's plans for Charing Cross in Westminster? As part of the development proposal a number of small shops & businesses are being forced to close to make way for a larger venue that appears to have been earmarked as a possible location for a large 'chain' restaurant or similar. Amongst the business that will be affected is Gaby's Deli at 30 Charing Cross road - a place that is known though out the world & is held in high esteem in the hearts, minds & stomachs of people worldwide. Personally my family have been eating there since they opened, indeed my grandmother seems to recall a deli there before Gaby took over. It would be a shame to lose this treasured restaurant within our capital, especially given the emphasis of Ms Portas' report I wonder if you might request a reassessment of these plans by Lord Salisbury?

Yours Sincerely,

Kyle Thompson
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