Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Biggles Makes A Splash

As you know, I don't normally sully my hands with the red tops, but turning to page 19 of yesterday's Thanet Times I almost choked on my G&T. There was our local blue rinse, blue sky doctor/councillor staring back at me, becapped and beshaded, small as life, hand on hip, standing in front of his teeny-tiny plane looking for all the world like the ghost of the lovely, dearly-departed John Inman!

For some reason the Times had devoted an entire page to the Doc's banner tugging business. I couldn't imagine that it merited that much newsprint in its own right, but the words 'advertising feature' were C by their A. Could it be that, in a small fit of pique at receiving very little attention for his Christmas charity tug, the flying doctor pestered the Times hacks into granting him wall-to-wall, no questions asked coverage? I think we should be told!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually I emailed the paper before Christmas to ask them to consider helping out as, at that stage, his charity flight still had no takers.

My fault. Irritating Bloke

Anonymous said...

I thought there was a principle at stake, when he is doing something right best encourage him. IB

Then I wrote a little allegory about a viagra dust cloud rising ....

Eastcliff Richard said...

What ho, Irritating Bloke. Did he not unban you from his site after you donated to the Xmas tug?

Millicent said...

The bloggers' banner was mentioned in the Gazunder but not very prominently!

tony flaig bignews said...

Blimey eastcliffe how many charity appearances have you made in a pitiful attempt to revive your career.

Move on!

Lucy Mail said...

You used to have a much nicer turn of phrase when your gob was stuffed full of sausage, Mr Flaig.
Everything seems quite healthy on this blog. Maybe it's you that needs to move on?

tony flaig bignews said...

Blimey again, people are so damn touchy in the new year

Lucy Mail said...

Don't worry my dear, I won't be touching you! Not even if you give me the bus fare.

Lucy Mail said...

Gawd, I need to get another job, don't I?

Anonymous said...

That little interchange looks like foreplay from where I'm sitting. It won't be long before she's nibbling his sausage!

Anonymous said...

The Doc is a publicity junky, and he seems to get results for himself. Even if that means courting the local media that he so strongly criticises.

I think his declared intent to get publicity less FOR than ABOUT his Christmas charity initiative was rather disappointing. Everyone's (The Doc, ECR and BNM especially) input to it was good to see, but the best acts of charity are those that are delivered without attendant publicity.

It always prompts others to question the motives behind the act of charity.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Well I got no publicity for it at all, because of course in real life I am not Eastcliff Richard. Sorry to disappoint y'all.