21 Years in a Flannel Shirt

2012 Hull Politics graduate, work for a Labour MP in Westminster, flit up to West Lancs when possible. Actually 23, but too stubborn to change the URL. Sometimes I make GIFs

You will find a lot of these two here:

beatbopped:

Will Self talks about London and being a Londoner…and getting knocked off his bike…and of Shark.

Just booked to see this divine being on the Southbank on 4th Oct, on the principal that we might all be in need of a good laugh after the referendum, not to mention conference season.

Just booked to see this divine being on the Southbank on 4th Oct, on the principal that we might all be in need of a good laugh after the referendum, not to mention conference season.

In 2005 Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris’s satirical series Nathan Barley aired on British television; in it, they portrayed the nascent scene around Shoreditch and Hoxton in east London as a miserable gallimaufry of web-headed, tiny-bike-riding, moronic poseurs. Watching these programmes again nearly a decade on, I’m struck not only by the uncanny prescience of Brooker and Morris, but, far more disturbingly, by how nothing has changed. Changed, that is, qualitatively – if you walk down Brick Lane nowadays you see the same beards, low-cut T-shirts and fixed-wheel bikes; and if you eavesdrop on conversations you hear the same idiotic twittering about raves and virtual art forms; but quantitatively the picture has been utterly transformed: this quarter of the metropolis is positively haunching with dickheads – but then so is Manchester’s Northern Quarter, or Clifton in Bristol, or the West End of Glasgow. If you venture further afield you will find dickheads the world over – downtown Reykjavik, I discovered to my horror, is a phantasmagoria of frothy-coffee joints and vinyl record shops.’

Asker filmforfancy Asks:
Where, oh where did you find those gifs of Peter Cook, Tim Brooke-Taylor and John Cleese at 'The Other Awards'?? It's just too fantastic.
21yearsinaflannelshirt 21yearsinaflannelshirt Said:

Isn’t it just?!  The footage is from the US version of the Amnesty box set, which has all kinds of goodies, if you’ve got a means of playing it!

Asker ailsaavenue Asks:
I love dear Peter so much, he reminds me of a much taller John Lennon<3
21yearsinaflannelshirt 21yearsinaflannelshirt Said:

I’ve seen him compared to George, never John, on consideration I reckon his early 60s self was a mash up of the two!

ailsaavenue:

Peter Cook in the Establishment, 1961

The prettiest.

ailsaavenue:

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore in ‘Bedazzled’, 1967

Will Self’s office.

Tattooing this speech onto the inside of my eyelids. Possibly along with Clara’s closing monologue.