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I didn't buy that shirt on the spot that Chris Packham was still wearing but I've sometimes regretted not saying "Yes please" ..
I wonder what would have happened had you said "Yes, please"?

You have, somehow, just reminded me that I met Ann McCaffrey, the fantasy/sci-fi writer at a sci-fi convention I had been invited to by a friend.
 

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I wonder what would have happened had you said "Yes, please"?

You have, somehow, just reminded me that I met Ann McCaffrey, the fantasy/sci-fi writer at a sci-fi convention I had been invited to by a friend.
Did she offer to sell you her shirt?
 

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My mum met Prince Charles and said he was a lot more handsome in real life than he looks on the television. Backhanded compliment there, Chaz.
 

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Nope, she didn't even offer to sell me one of her books at a cut rate! Actually, I've been meaning to read some of her books for ages. They represent a major gap in my fantasy reading list.
That's where she went wrong .. she should do a free shirt with every book.
 

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Ace .. tonight's the night I get to meet Bob Mortimer at my work place .. that's if he turns up. The BBC have booked him and others with us anyway ..

 
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Say hi from us, and get him introduced to Forteana if he's not already!
My boss has said we're "not to harass or bother them" .. I'm not sure if that's BBC email agent stuff of my boss over worrying. I'm taking my Catterick DVD and a sharpie pen in anyway on the off chance they're laid back and Bob doesn't mind signing it .. I'll have to play it by ear ..

 
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Say hi from us, and get him introduced to Forteana if he's not already!
Sadly I didn't get even a quick chat with Bob other than to say good evening .. apparently his phone's fucked, he's asked for a 7am wake up call and the Mrs is duty manager tomorrow morning so she'll be being paid to wake up Bob bloody Mortimer . She says I can come in early and do it instead if I want but as much as I like him, I'm not turning up and an hour and a half early just to do that .. unless I could get away with just saying "hand" over the phone ..
 

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The Mrs tells me Bob went home with his room key by accident but fortunately they all re booked with us at work last night. All the staff tell me Paul Whitehouse was lovely and just like he is on the telly, apparently Bob was very reserved and shy. Bob was lead across the grounds by the Mrs to his accommodation then strangely started following her back to the main building so the Mrs had to re explain that was his accommodation and walk him back. She said he was a bit bizarre throughout both stays ... and Paul was singing to himself in the bar toilet. She loved Paul. They were indeed doing another one of their fishing shows.
 

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Must admit, though Bob makes me laugh and seems generally upbeat, I do worry about him, he has one of those personalities where he comes across as a bit vulnerable. But I'm so glad they're making another series of the fishing show - maybe they'll catch crabs in Cromer?
 

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Must admit, though Bob makes me laugh and seems generally upbeat, I do worry about him, he has one of those personalities where he comes across as a bit vulnerable. But I'm so glad they're making another series of the fishing show - maybe they'll catch crabs in Cromer?
Yet another film crew coming to Cromer .. it all sounds exciting and stuff but to be honest? .. they're usually a fucking headache .. rumoured Ralph Fiennes this time ..
.. the Mrs says our business owners say the same thing about Bob .. one of my Boss's is also a BBC cameraman and has met Bob before ..
.. half the time the stars are wankers, hopefully the crew won't want to stay with us .. we can make just as much money off 'normal people' and golfers ..

https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/...VfsWhvaPYhjDZzgStqI1STijuC2rIrSPcrn_gXyAGKmsM
 
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Sadly I didn't get even a quick chat with Bob other than to say good evening .. apparently his phone's fucked, he's asked for a 7am wake up call and the Mrs is duty manager tomorrow morning so she'll be being paid to wake up Bob bloody Mortimer . She says I can come in early and do it instead if I want but as much as I like him, I'm not turning up and an hour and a half early just to do that .. unless I could get away with just saying "hand" over the phone ..
If you were a true fan you would have given him a wakey-wakey blowjob.
 

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If you were a true fan you would have given him a wakey-wakey blowjob.
Yes .. and with a little peck on the cheek afterwards so as not to treat him just like a sex object ..

.. in an ideal world though, I would have taken both halves of that ripped George Clooney poster that was a perfectly good poster and could have brought a lot of people a lot of pleasure, asked him to sign both halves and mailed one to my old flatmate .. then be able to nosh myself off as my reward.
 

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NETFLIX are filming in Cromer today .. they've got a crew set dressing the front of The Hotel De Paris at the moment .. apparently it's called 'The Dig' and Ralph Fiennes will be here at some point. If I get the night off work, I'm going to creep down with my camera .. again ..
 

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Ta and I crept down .. and filming is tomorrow between 7am and 7 pm according to a sign they've put up announcing Jetty Street & Jetty Cliff being closed .. they were daft enough to put a phone number on the sign though so if anyone fancies complaining just for a laugh on behalf of the good people of Cromer, it's 01753 656 522. Let me know how you get on.
 

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Ta and I crept down .. and filming is tomorrow between 7am and 7 pm according to a sign they've put up announcing Jetty Street & Jetty Cliff being closed .. they were daft enough to put a phone number on the sign though so if anyone fancies complaining just for a laugh on behalf of the good people of Cromer, it's 01753 656 522. Let me know how you get on.
Spread a local rumour that it's actually a porn movie they are shooting and the streets will be full of naked people.
 

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Spread a local rumour that it's actually a porn movie they are shooting and the streets will be full of naked people.
The sign has 'Sutton Hoo' written on it so I don't think that would work. Did you know you've got a tampon sticking out of your nose btw?.

(someone tried to film a porno at The Red Lion hotel just before I started there .. the manager booked a couple in .. then others asked where the room was .. then more .. then people with lighting and equipment etc. The owner got wind of it all, stormed upstairs, un locked the room and chucked them all out. I'd have turned a blind eye but then the house keepers would have been pissed off so she probably did the right thing to be fair.)
 
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Spread a local rumour that it's actually a porn movie they are shooting and the streets will be full of naked people.
The sign has 'Sutton Hoo' written on it so I don't think that would work. Did you know you've got a tampon sticking out of your nose btw?.
For added effect, turn up to watch wearing a dressing gown and a smile and nothing else. And edit the sign to read "Sutton Ho".
 
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Back in the 80's/90's, down my local pub, we used to play the game of "celebrity" spotting. This was picking random people who looked vaguely like famous people and swearing blind it was really them, the more tenuous the resemblence, the funnier (we were easily amused).

Anyway one of the barmen gained the moniker of "the barman out of the piglet files" (Bad Nicholas Lyndhurst comedy for those too young). My mate swore blind it was him which made it funnier until one day he said it within earshot of said barman who looked up, smiled and gave a thumbs up. The Joke was on us. The bizarre thing was this guy had been on probably every major show for the last 30 years. Unfortunately he's dead now, and a lot of his credits have disappeared but his CV just on IMDB is astonishing. Quatermass, Doctor Who, Minder, Last of the summer wine, hammer house of horror, coronation street, . as well as appearing in all those classic 60's shows and films. What's more i found out he lived on my road and was bit of a "character". One of my abiding memories was walking back late one night from the pub to see him sitting on a deckchair in his front garden wearing a silk dressing gown. He was on the phone and in a classic "luvvie" voice was telling whoever was on the other end, that he "was resting at the moment dear".:oops:
 

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Back in the 80's/90's, down my local pub, we used to play the game of "celebrity" spotting. This was picking random people who looked vaguely like famous people and swearing blind it was really them, the more tenuous the resemblence, the funnier (we were easily amused).

Anyway one of the barmen gained the moniker of "the barman out of the piglet files" (Bad Nicholas Lyndhurst comedy for those too young). My mate swore blind it was him which made it funnier until one day he said it within earshot of said barman who looked up, smiled and gave a thumbs up. The Joke was on us. The bizarre thing was this guy had been on probably every major show for the last 30 years. Unfortunately he's dead now, and a lot of his credits have disappeared but his CV just on IMDB is astonishing. Quatermass, Doctor Who, Minder, Last of the summer wine, hammer house of horror, coronation street, . as well as appearing in all those classic 60's shows and films. What's more i found out he lived on my road and was bit of a "character". One of my abiding memories was walking back late one night from the pub to see him sitting on a deckchair in his front garden wearing a silk dressing gown. He was on the phone and in a classic "luvvie" voice was telling whoever was on the other end, that he "was resting at the moment dear".:oops:
That has to be James Duggan.
 
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