Wednesday, April 12, 2006
People who the next generation will not remember
#1 A Joey by any other name
As there's nothing else happening, I am going to start a new series of posts on people who will remain in my memory, but are likely not to be remembered by the younger kids on the block.
And what an example to start with. I don't even know how I remember Joey Deacon. I mean he died when I was very young, but his memory has a cult following. Joey was featured on Blue Peter back in the day in an attempt to win over prejudice and present people with severe disabilities as human beings. All of which I support without reservation. However, it had the opposite effect with kids in playgrounds all over Britain calling their fellow pupils Joey and the tongue in chin thing was born.
I have heard the term Joey banded around for many a year, but the kids now look at you kind of blank. "Who's Joey Deacon?" Joey has got some form of posthumous recognition in light of Tiger Wood's comment over the weekend (see post below), but for anyone of my age (or 10 years older give or take) who sees some fool trip over, spill a pint, walk into something or play football in a manner that makes Emile Heskey appear gainly; the word Joey springs to mind.
Joey's iconic cultural longevity, or bouncebackability, could never have been predicted.
Still, after Noakesy and Shep, the King of Spazmos, the great JD, was the only remotely endearing thing about Blue Peter. EVER.
(except the gay trampolinist whose short stint as a presenter was followed by dodgy photos in the Daily Mirror. oh, and Richard Bacon)
Its a shame nobody ever appreciated the lesser or greater part of the contraction of your name Joeylina, Ylina. It kind of has an eastern european twang to it....abeit a feminine one.
If one were to add to this lesser or greater contraction of your first name to a contraction of the surname, what would it be ?
I even bought the film Avatar for a SMS to http://rsskino.ru/kinofilm/avatar.html , the link was, but download fails, the system will boot quite strange cocoa something.
Men, advise where to normal as quickly download film avatar?
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