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[Jan. 21st, 2008|09:58 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I noticed this morning that one of the advertising hoardings near Finsbury Park station currently has a poster on it with a short piece of prose by Rik Mayall called Taking My Goldfish to the Pub, which is an advert for Goldfish cards - see meandmygoldfish.com or something like that for further details according to the poster. Now, I know all that stuff about heroes selling out and doing advertising is largely hokum, but from the man who gave us - and even if he didn't personally write this bit, his name is on it - this in The Young Ones:

I was drinking something poofy,
and the girl just looked straight through me,
so I had a pint of Hawk,
and now she's gonna screw me.

a credit card advert is just a little disspiriting. It was a little disappointing to see Jo Neary turn up at the weekend in a Nationwide advert, but I imagine she hasn't got a vast country estate that she can ride quad bikes round, so cynicism born of my rapidly approaching middle age can allow me to say "Meh", and pretend that as the Nationwide's still a building society rather than a bank I can pretend that there's something noble about it, and she's probably donated her fee to impoverished Northern Rock shareholders or something. Or perhaps I'll just shout "Judas" at her next time I see her live, who knows?

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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-01-21 11:41 am (UTC)
it's goldfish.

well done advertising, there.
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[User Picture]From: miss_newham
2008-01-21 12:01 pm (UTC)
Last time I talked to martylog, which was bloody months ago, he was trying to get a job acting in an advert and was all in favour of Jo Neary for doing so. (She's been in that ad for ages!) Those of us without regular incomes have to make a crust somewhere or other. She said, pretending to be a hard-working comic actor rather than a slacker...

I've been reading those Goldfish stories (and wincing at the grammar) - Meera Syal and some other people have written them too. I'm not sure what the point is, but at least they're quite diverting. But for some reason, Rik Mayall using exactly the same writing style that he used in The Young Ones 25 years ago made me feel a bit sad.
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[User Picture]From: braisedbywolves
2008-01-21 01:50 pm (UTC)
I've only seen the Mad Ranulph Fiennes one, over and over again.
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[User Picture]From: mippy
2008-01-21 07:40 pm (UTC)
"Get your party trousers on! Or off! Or both!!!!!!!"
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