Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Who's Our GLT?

Thanks for all your suggestions as to who is to replace the late, great, dearly departed Oliver Postgate as our Greatest Living Thanetian. As promised, I've popped another of my 7 day polls in the sidebar on the right, so get voting!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

you have missed off our leader, Sandy Carpets

Rick said...

And Pete the Bomb Disposal man (Ex Dane Court)

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to Cutiemish? She was from Ramsgate and famous for five minutes on youtube a few years back.

Rick said...

Captain Peter Norton George Cross

Anonymous said...

And what makes a Thanetian anyway? Oliver Postgate only lived here for the last of his years. He was born and raised in London.

Anonymous said...

Yes ECR set some genetic rules to define the true Thanetian.

Three generations in the area (as proved by three generations of benefits receipts) plus their mummy and aunty must be the same woman.

Anonymous said...

Surely you E.C.R. can claim the prize - just for giving the link to Manston's airports website for comments - the brill news of flights to resume I used the link along with many others several times to wish them the best! "Come Flybe me, come Fly, come fly away!" Did you see it today, can't wait! May 2009 book flights NOW!

Anonymous said...

which thanet town does the withnail and I man live?

doesn't simon from trevor and simon live here? Surely he is more important that most on your list? who the hell is Ken Wills? Since when did being rich make people interesting.

Anonymous said...

5.17pm

If we excluded people who spent significant parts of their lives outside Thanet then we would end up having to give the prize to a smelly tramp, cabbage farmer or tin pot pikie drug dealer.

Almost all the interesting people here came from London or other more advanced parts of the country. I really can't think of one noteworthy person who has spent their whole life here.

When mouth-breathing cretins proudly repeat that hideous phrase "I'm Thanet born and bred" I look upon them with pity whilst doing my best to prevent sick coming from my nose as I become enveloed in a wave of nausea and mirth.

Anonymous said...

How odd that you omit Tony of Big News, who is direct without the B*llsh*t. Has genuine passion and seems surprisingly effective if a bit eratic, sometimes funny, and also quite good on telly. A rising star!

The Great Daktari said...

You left out Sir William Wratten who was the Air Marshall of The RAF!

Anonymous said...

Don't you mean BLT?

Matt B said...

9:36 that gives me an idea.

I would say the greatest living Thanetonian is me but my written style is way geeky and not so popular. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

wot no Bertie Biggles

Anonymous said...

Aviation, local governance, national criminal intelligence, martial arts, canoeing, information technology and creative CV authorship

There can only be one GLT and I am surprised that ECR did not make him top of the list.

Anonymous said...

Our leader should be the worst living thanetian followed closely by his deputy and the rest of the cabinet - time for a change. Bow out gracefully whilst you can i say! new things might happen in 2009

Anonymous said...

The title of worst must surely go to Ricky Nicky Niccolson who made the girls in the office cry by being such an unpleasant bounder and cad.