Thursday, April 07, 2005

WHEN SUB-EDITORS RUSH

We know that someone dug up Benny Hill's garve looking for cash, but we thought that this headline on the Scotsman's website showed that things had sunk to a new low: Frankie Howerd OBE is raffled. Actually, it turns out they're missing an apostrophe and an s; it's merely his OBE and not Frankie Howerd OBE himself which is going up to be the raffle prize.

(And, yes, actually, Frankie Howerd does have a couple of feet in pop history - not merely down to his appearance in the BeeGees remakes of Sergeant Peppers (as Mean Mr Mustard); he had the Ed Stewart staple Three Little Fishes under his belt, and did a cover, we believe, of Je Taime with June Whitfield. And then there's this curiosity: Get Your Titters Out, which set some of his act to a disco beat.)


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