Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Margate 'Uglier Than Sir Bob' - Official

by Isle of Thanet Gazunder Architecture Editor Ian Forced-Concrete

Margate is officially uglier than Sir Bob Geldof. That's the claim of an expert group of architects and plastic surgeons who we found in the Yellow Pages earlier today.

Sir Bob, who lives near Faversham, was panned in this week's local press for talking about 'the ugliness of Margate' in a recent edition of Kent County Council's free newspaper Around Kent. But now the 78 year old pop star's opinion has been confirmed by a panel of experts.

'It's true,' said one plastic surgeon who didn't want to be named. 'All Bob needs is a nip and tuck. With Margate we would have to take the entire front off and start again from scratch.' And one leading architect, who has designed several conservatories, added: 'He's no oil painting himself, but I have to agree with him - Margate's minging!'

The former Boomtown Rats frontman, whose company Ten Alps won the contract to produce the county council's Kent TV last year, was unavailable for comment.

19 comments:

tony flaig bignews said...

I think Bob Geldof is talking complete Bull****, and even more insulting is that he's earning money from you and I.

He wants to take a look in the mirror. Apparently worth 37 million, I've given money to better dressed tramps.

Anonymous said...

Just give him the ****ing money!

Anonymous said...

Try this site-

http://sasesearch.brighton.ac.uk/

Millicent said...

His remarks were featured on BBC Newsroomsoutheast tonight - but we heard it here first!!

Michael Child said...

He is only trying to get the property prices down so he can buy in?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Excellent link, 7:48pm! For a direct link to all those marvellous old publicity films for Thanet resorts click here.

Sir Neil Edward-Masey (CML,CeMAP) said...

Margate can't be that bad, dozens of illegal immigrants chose to live there every day.

Mind you that's according to that fat bloke with the beard and his ginger sidekick on BBC South East Tonight. I think you either love it or hate it - just like Marmite!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Sir Neil! Good to see you here old chap!

Sir Neil Edward-Masey (CML,CeMAP) said...

....mind you Kent's got it's good points, they even wrote a song about it during the war;

Give my regards to Broadstairs!
Remember me to Harold Road!
Tell all the gang at old York Street
That I will soon be there!
Whisper of how I'm yearning
To mingle with the old time throng!
Give my regards to Old Broadstairs
And say that I'll be there, 'ere long!

See, some people long for a bit of Kent!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Marvellous! Have you thought of performing that at our luxurious Granville TheatreCinemamarama?

Anonymous said...

The Geldof bloke has a point. When you pass the Sea-Bathing and come onto the Station round-about, that ghastly 60s block of Arlington House and its 'Arcade'(mostly boarded up) is your first impression of Margate (assuming you missed the toilet block that looks like a World War II gun emplacement). Not a pretty vista to greet the visitor.

Anonymous said...

I think tony is right about Kent tv, all that money for what is really a web page with links to a lot of mediocre content mostly for the gratification of our KCC overlords.
It's not a tv channel,it's a sham and a scam,oh and by the way,you have to live in Margate before you can criticise,so bugger off bob.

Brenda Stuka said...

I have to object to the anonymous comment comparing the Margate Seafront toilet block to a WWII gun emplacement.

Having visited many such sites across Europe I feel qualified to state that the said toilet block has none of the panche nor style of any military structure, be it Allied or Axis.

Gazunder sub editor said...

What's happened to the Nail and Rock flagpole?

Drones club. said...

Its had botox, the nail and rock flagpole i mean.

Anonymous said...

removed over Christmas holiday but Union Flag still flying by side of Lifeboatman who is still looking out to see if the TC will ever be built. Where did the flag-pole go to? Rumour was that it was heading for Broadstairs.

Anonymous said...

Chopped up for firewood no doubt.

Sir Neil Edward-Masey (CML,CeMAP) said...

Looking at the bigger picture of Planet Thanet William Cobbett is quoted as saying

"... a garden indeed, a county of corn but the labourers' houses all along, beggarly in the extreme. The people dirty, poor-looking, but particularly dirty."

(William Cobbett in 1823 when he rode to the Island)

The people, dirty, poor looking?? Sounds like S'Bigmouth Bob would have felt at home in pre-Victorian Thanet!

Anonymous said...

Actually he would probably still pass muster round here.