Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Leighton Rees versus latent rouse*

Very funny anecdote from Citizen Bone's blog about the halcyon days of Solidarity in South Wales. Apparently it's the kick starter to an ongoing blog series about cock-ups on the radical and anarchist left. I'll look forward to that.

I wonder if that particular anecdote is included in John Quail's threatened history of Solidarity? I wonder if that bastard will ever get round to publishing it? Six years and counting. Slow burning fuse? Indeed.

*I wonder if there's still time for me to submit my entry for 2009's 'Worst use of a pun in a blog title' award? I've got a fighting chance with that piss-poor effort.

5 comments:

mikeovswinton said...

Castoriadis at a darts match in the Valleys. Now that would have been worth seeing. Mind, I heard that he once got three 180s and a double top out in a grudge match with Lefort.

mikeovswinton said...

And far be it from me to quibble with the majesty of Wikipedia, but following your links it appears that the Solidarity writer Dave Lamb is the same Dave Lamb who does the rather "humourous" voice over on "Come dine with me". If you ain't seen this it is a semi-addictive TV show in which 4 or 5 people host dinner parties one night after another and mark each other. And there's always a wacky one. And one who desperately wants to win the £1000. And a posh one who pays someone else to cook the meal. And one who thinks that's cheating.......
Surely some mistake in Wikiland?

Darren said...

I'm sure it is a mistake in wikiland. That sort of mistake usually happens to me when I'm looking for some obscure Greenock Morton holding midfielder from the late 50s and wiki tells me that he's now a State Senator in Wyoming.

Castoriadis at a darts match in the Valleys? I'd have loved it if Alan Evans had been there. Then it really would have kicked off.

mikeovswinton said...

Holding midfielder in the mid-50s? Don't you mean either Wing Half or Inside Right or Left? With Brylcream, of course. Unless that was not acceptable in Scotland.

Darren said...

I think you've caught me out in my over egging of the comment pudding. ;-)

But you know what I mean. Wiki mix ups invariably involve obscure footballers from the brylcreem era for me.