Thursday, December 28, 2006

curioser and curioser

from the bbc:

PM 'paying' for Bee Gee home stay

Tony Blair is paying to use the Florida home of the Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, Downing Street has said…..
…..Mr Gibb was seen in public with Mr Blair at a Labour rally in May 2005, ahead of the general election. The singer launched that Huddersfield event and Mr Blair described him as one of his heroes.

heroes? what has he done that is heroic, then, ‘ton?

i didn’t know, so i typed ‘the heroic acts of robin gibb’ into google, in case tony blair knew something i didn’t.

this is the second entry..

The Petty Details of So-and-So’s Life - Camilla Gibb (8/10) borrow ... She Got Up Off The Couch:

very strange.


Anonymous said...

Robin IS quite the hero. He was in the Nov 5, 1967 Hither Green Train wreck outside London.
He helped save lives by pulling people from the wreckage. Some people twice his size.
That does make him a HERO!!

nutty said...

you are indeed, quite correct.


I scrambled out through the window and the first thing I saw was all the other carriages upside down on the road. It was an appalling sight. I started helping people out and the injuries I saw were horrific. When I went to the hospital afterwards it was like a scene from a war. I was only 17 at the time, but it bred an attitude of thankfulness to be alive."

i didn't find any reference regarding size, but given the appalling circumstances, and the fact he was 17, i'd imagine that wasn't difficult. what i am amazed by, is google's ignorance.

just type 'robin gibb a hero', and see for yourself. perhaps you might reserve shout comments for GOOGLE!

by the way, i didn't say he wasn't a hero, but i did want to know why he was.

robin gibb IS a hero.