I'm delighted to see the pretence that the Stone Roses reunion is about anything other than the money has been formally dropped today, with Gordon running a story which is one stop short of a naked Ian Brown rolling in a vat of ten bob bits:
STONE ROSES bassist Mani was left speechless after visiting a cashpoint – he'd become £1.8million richer overnight.Gordon - who, you'll recall, is really excited by the comeback - has run this story through his patented HURHURHURTHEYWEREALLONDRUGSatron:
Mani told pals back home in Stockport: "It's madness. I only went out to buy milk and things.
"I went to the cashpoint and someone has stuck nearly £2million in while I wasn't looking.
"The whole world's gone crazy. I could have fallen over backwards when I saw the balance."
So you can imagine Mani's disbelief when he tapped in his PIN and saw all that loot.Right, Gordon. You don't really get the whole drugs thing, do you?
Back in the day, that would have been down to a really good trip.
- "I was so out of it on drugs last night, I thought I'd balanced my chequebook"
- "Me too, I was so off my stylus I was convinced I'd renegotiated my home insurance and got a tidy discount."