Wednesday, January 02, 2008


This is a picture of Kev. You can poke him through that hole in Sputnik if you don't believe me.

'Twas a shock when he showed up in this T shirt yesterday - surely it died years ago.
Although not quite as ancient as the wearer, this is a very old garment. It's ages since I bought it from a car boot sale when it was already vintage.

Why buy it?

Well the title is 'Originals' and it advertises the rare and possibly extinct
'Flowers Original' - as fine a pint of real ale as you can imagine. I used to pull frothing pints of it for Skegness holiday makers when I worked as a barmaid.

The T shirt inspired a game which we played yearly on campsites in France and Spain during the eighties and nineties. The drunker we were and the darker it became the more hysterically enjoyable it was

The rules are very simple Kev (wearing T shirt) and Kaz sit on opposite sides of camping table which holds several bottles of red wine which probably cost about 20pence each.

Kaz: Second row second left?
Kev: gi' us a clue
Kaz: No
Kev: Ish it Tea bag?
Kaz: No
Kev: Ish it Shtradivarious? ......and so on

So now that the party season's over and you're all skint - I suggest you print the picture out, pin it to your chest and have a go.

Or better still do an updated version using some of today's originals e.g. iPod, low fat rhubarb yogurt (mmmm) or heelies (thanks Betty).

Any more inspiration?

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Blogger ziggi said...

a speed camera
a tom tom
the london eye
jonny wilkinson

that looks like a fairly firm physique behind that there sputnik - can we have a look without the wrapper?

3:20 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Which Coronation Street barmaid did you most resemble?

6:10 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

Speak English, dammit!

6:29 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Excellent choices - but you can't have Jonny just 'cos you fancy him.

Physique? He must have been wearing the basque.

Do you remember Natalie - the one who had a fling with Kevin?

Is it Shtradivarius you don't understand or rhubarb?

6:40 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

So you're the femme fatale type? I should have known.

But whatever did she (or any other woman for that matter) see in Des Barnes?

6:48 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I bet you really thought I was Betty.

I can understand Des more than Kev.

That's Sally's Kev not him upstairs - though the comment still applies.

6:53 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Betty? Oh heavens no.

Although I'm sure your hot pot rivals hers.

6:56 pm  
Blogger Oswegan said...

Sounds like a wickedly destructive game, and I am all for a pint of real ale.

We're sort of beer snobs here in the northwest.


7:42 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

I like real ale but I haven't got a beard and I hate cricket.

Me and Betty also love rhubarb yoghurts.

8:02 pm  
Blogger Ackworth Born said...

saw your exothermic orgasm on oswegan's blog and rushed over to see what you'd been up to - at the ale again I see.

9:50 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

No way!
My gran did hot pot - I do pizza ...unless hot pot is a double entendre.

So are we - I'm from the northwest as well.

I'd often suspected that it wasn't really you in that avatar.

Rhubarb yogurt is subtle like you.

I suppose all orgasms are exothermic aren't they ... or they should be!

10:08 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

I worked in Skegness in the 80's. I doubt you pulled a pint for me, though. What with me being tee-total and all.

7:46 am  
Blogger ziggi said...

I had you down as more Raquel with a touch of IQ

9:50 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

Excellent game should have patented that concept Kaz...sell party packs of teeshirts with squares to stick one's own photos of things on.

10:12 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

"It's so Bracing!"
It was when I was student - long before you were born.

Sarah Lancashire?
Well I speak Lancashire - but there the resemblance ends.

Teeshirt swopping parties? Sounds good.

11:42 am  
Blogger tony said...

Happy New Year Natalie !
its an interesting idea.Maybe The Reason Corry is so popular is that all the characters are archetypes?
Me? by the cut of my rigging, Im guess Im "The Son of Albert Tatlock" !

12:20 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Rhubarb is the motif of the week.

More blog posts about rhubarb!

Rhubarb, rhubarb!

Sorry, I'll go and lie down now.

2:33 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Yes, "hot pot" was a double entendre.

So stir it up, little darling.

2:34 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Is the cut of your rigging the same as the cut of your gib?
I see you as a sort of Ken with balls!

Rhubarb, Rhubarb indeed - wonderful stuff as long as you don't eat the leaves which contain ethanedioic (oxalic) acid - very poisonous.

Thank goodness for that - I thought you'd mistaken me for Nigella or some other person who cooks.
As Bob Marley advised - I shall certainly 'Stir it up'.

4:48 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

I prefer Giada to Nigella, but that's just me.

5:27 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Good times!
I know that you can only get a couple of BBC channels on the telly over there..
but until now I had no idea of the grim reality of such barbarism. The cruel consequences of this entertainment deprivation would be far too devastating for us Colonials.

I do like the shirt though and I know how important it is to 'make your own fun'.

7:59 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Extensive research tells me that you refer to Giada De Laurentiis.
She is the granddaughter of a famous film director and Nigella is the daughter of a Tory politician.

We never stood a chance - did we?

Thanks for your compassion and empathy.

One of those channels only has stuff like 'I'm a Strictly Come Dancing Celebrity's Big Brother'.

Thank goodness for Corrie

8:58 am  
Blogger ziggi said...

I never understand more than about 10% of what HE speaketh - is it me??

9:07 am  
Blogger ziggi said...

ooops, sorry Kaz, I meant to put the above comment on my own, the alzheimer's had kicked in and I'd forgotten where I was for the moment!

(HE actually made sense over here although I have 4 BBC channels I think, maybe, perhaps)

9:12 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Worry not - you are just suffering fron AOADD (Adult Orientated Attention Deficit Disorder) - it's always worse on a Thursday.

9:30 am  
Blogger ziggi said...


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1:34 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

I can't wait to meet the aforementioned barb michelen.
It sounds like she came in through the out door and is still discombobulated at Heathrow.

I would love to meet her creator and find out what Satan promised them in return.

2:33 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Barb has been here before and been deleted - but I was out today and s/he slipped through.

Discombobulated - what a wonderful word.

6:27 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

Happy Friday, here's a hug.

9:06 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thankyou daahling - I needed that.

Have a nice weekend!

9:38 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Uh any reason to drink wine works for me

sounds like loads of fun

9:41 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Good to see you Pete - but who needs a reason?

9:47 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

You too, I haven't been around here as much as I wanted to.

You are so right who needs a reason! Cheers KAZ darling and have a fabulous weekend

-I love how you have no word verification

9:56 pm  
Blogger tony said...

KAZ! I cant make it but.if your doing nothing on Moday teatime, why not see Britain's top band play for free in Manchester!!???
details are :
" in-store show in Manchester on 7 January
The details for the Manchester in-store performance:
British Sea Power
Monday 7 January
Zavvi record shop (formerly Virgin) @ Manchester Arndale Centre.

Please note that a wristband will be needed for attendance at this in-store event. Wristbands are available on a first-come-first-served basis to personal callers, from 9.00am on Saturday 5 January at the Manchester Arndale Zavvi store. Two wristbands will be available per person.."

be there or be square!
(& if you do go, take a camera for me!)

5:35 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks - see you again both here and at mj's place.

Thanks - I'll go to the Arndale tomorrow and try to get the wrist bands.

6:56 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I see your bottle and wonder if there is an open bar?

7:48 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Hey,KAZ, I just tagged you!(see my blog for details)

8:35 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Open bar is fine - just don't expect any edible food.


9:05 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

As long as there are cherries, olives and pineapple I'll be fine

Now where is that flirtini?

9:49 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Sorry I'm late. I'll just sort out these nibbles on the floor for you Kaz....

12:53 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You bring the pineapple juice - I've got the vodka and bubbles.

Have you brought a note from MrP?

As long as you still love me - just help yourself to the trampled Twiglets.

5:20 pm  
Blogger Hotter Than... said...

Skeggy was always good for laugh when I was growing up. It was the nearest beach to where I lived, although my parents dragged us to Anderby Creek because there was nothing to spend money on.

What about half a cow in formaldehyde for the t shirt? Or Posh Spice?

9:01 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Working in the bar in a camp opposite Butlins I didn't really see Skegness. It was always Blackpool when I was a kid.

Like the cow idea - if I wasn't a feminist I might have said 'cows'.

9:12 pm  

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