Liverpudlians decapitate Ringo Starr
Pays the price for dissing home town
Liverpudlian vigilantes have taken the pruning shears to a topiary representation of Beatles skin-worrier Ringo Starr - apparently in retaliation to his comment that he didn't much miss his native town.
According to the Liverpool Daily Post, a green sculpture of the Fab Four outside Liverpool South Parkway station was commissioned to celebrate the city's status as 2008 European Capital of Culture. However, persons unknown over the weekend chopped off Ringo's head, while leaving John, Paul and George untouched.
The suspected motive is that the 67-year-old sticksman was recently asked what he missed about his old stomping ground, and replied "nothing".
A Merseytravel spokesman lamented yesterday: "This is a huge disappointment for us. Public art is important and the topiary was put there to bring a bit of life and soul to the public transport network. We are analysing the CCTV footage in conjunction with British Transport Police to try and identify who has done it."
The Liverpool Daily Post splendidly concludes: "The latest incident comes only days after an attempted ram-raid at the front of the station in a failed bid to reach the cash machine inside."
The paper has a pic of the headless Ringo here. ®
It could only happen to the Drummer. . .
just trying to work out whether it would have improved his technique in a live situarion? I've been blown up by a pyro, stabbed by a bass string and hit by flying glass, but never contemplated having my head cut off. Maybe one day . . . .
Cue the hordes of Drummer Jokes . . . .!!!
Mines the one with the large metronome in the inside pocket.
The Kali worshippers finally got him
Was the statue wearing a large ruby ring and painted red?
Mine's the psychedelic-colored marching band jacket.
"I was born here and I'm proud of it"
So it matters where your mum was lying down when she gave birth to you? Why? Have you nothing else to be proud of? Have you done anything with your life? Helped anyone? Made the world a better place, perhaps?
Nope, thought so.
I was brought up there, I had an educated accent from my parents and got attacked by the whining kids with the words "you're a snob". Soon learned to say the f-word every other word and speak like I needed to spit all the time. Although that has got worse, the accent was definitely gentler when I was a kid.
Still live in the area, across the river in Birkenhead. I like living there, it's quiet and still has all of the advantages of a suburban life. But we tend not to whine.