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hutch0
Date: 2008-08-07 23:48
Subject: our antipodean cousins are at it again
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In New Zealand - where, you'll recall, it's perfectly legal (and, for all I know, obligatory by now) to name your child `Violence' or `Number 16 Bus Shelter' - they have a law against publishing photographs of teenage offenders. So they've got around this on a recent Wanted poster by using a photo of Robbie Coltrane instead, because the wanted burglar resembles him. The poster makes it clear that Big Rab isn't a suspect, but invites the public to `imagine him aged 16 with lank, greasy hair.'
Ingenious. But I do wonder whether the next time Robbie Coltrane visits New Zealand he won't find himself pursued down the street by a screaming mob, probably named Violence, Number 16 Bus Shelter, Tupperware, Cat Litter, Loft Conversion, Reebok and Sunday Lunch.
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RealThog: new writings in the fantastic
User: realthog
Date: 2008-08-07 23:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:new writings in the fantastic

And on the poster they describe him as -- and this is very hard to credit -- an "English actor"!

I mean, you've have thought that even from the other side of the globe the accent might have been detectable. Or maybe they've only ever seen him in Harry Potter movies?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-08 22:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I know; I suspect that might annoy him more than becoming a New Zealand burglar's lookalike.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-08-08 23:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

My sense too.
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RealThog: leavingfortusa
User: realthog
Date: 2008-08-07 23:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:leavingfortusa

You'd never, ever escape, and a thousand years from now people would find you still perfectly preseved . . .
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-08-07 23:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

How interesting -- I'd not known that. Useful to future archaeologists, though, whose hands'd presumably be pretty grubby by the time they dug down to get you, and I imagine the soap'd be environmentally sound.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-08 22:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You know, I've had the kind of week where I actually rather like the sound of that. Hutch On A Rope.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-08-08 22:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

We all "actually rather like the sound of . . . Hutch On A Rope"!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-08-08 22:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Story of my life, mate. Story of my life.
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