Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The old puns are the best.

Michael Foot has died.

Whatever else you might think of him, he was certainly a leg end.

(I have waited decades for this moment.)

23 comments:

The Filthy Engineer said...

One foot in the grave?

The Filthy Engineer said...

A footling comment.

Mac the Knife said...

"...he was certainly a leg end"

He finally kicked the bucket.

*Weeps quietly that I can sink so low*

Mark Wadsworth said...

Brilliant. I'd never seen that one.

*Ahem*

"He was a well-respected politician. Are you taking the Michael?"

*/ahem*

moonmadmerv said...

perhaps we can have an L E G in a country churchyard?,with due apologies to mr gray

Tomrat said...

Weak dude.

Stewart Cowan said...

I preferred him to his successor, that toe-rag Nail Kinnock.

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Foot then mouth.

Leg-iron said...

Filthy engineer - Obo already had the 'one foot in the grave' line.

Mac the knife - with puns, the lower the better.

Tomrat - Weak, maybe. I'll be 'pun'ished for it one day.

Stewart - This Foot might have been a left one, but he might also have been the last Labour leader who wasn't in it purely for money and power. It's been downhill since he was given the boot.

Pugh said...

Fucking hell, Ionel Rapisca gets four years!

he lived 40 yrs longer than most of the working class said...

Leg iron.
Like the Harperson, Mandy, Milliband etc the Foot didn't need the money. He was also of priviedged background and enjoyed mixing with the lower orders and dabbling with CND etc.

Leg-iron said...

Pugh - if he had left her there until the train came, he'd have a suspended sentence and a ticking off.

Lesson learned. If an antismoker confronts you and you retaliate, never attempt any form of conciliatory action. You are done for anyway, so enjoy the moment.

banned said...

KGB stooge

Leg-iron said...

he lived 40 years - all true of course. Still, this Foot believed in what he stood for (sorry, can't help it) and even though I think he was a deranged hairy idiot for believing it, I have to admit a grudging respect.

He did try for the PM job because he wanted to make a difference to the country, rather than simply for power and money. All those after him were only after power and money. He was the last Labour leader to give a crap about the 'working class'. The latest lot aren't even pretending.

Leg-iron said...

Banned - do you mean me or the Foot?

You can't have both ;)

Random Glenfiddich thought - Isn't Pieman Prescott's blog called 'Left Foot Forward'? He might have to change it to 'Left Foot Under'.

Barking Spider said...

Foot curls up toes!

Antipholus Papps said...

The news has sent the Footsie index tumbling.

*gets coat*

Leg-iron said...

Kinnock's blog would be called 'Left Foot Behind'.

I have an excuse. Glenfiddich reaches the puns other whiskies would never touch.

Leg-iron said...

banned - I think I see the KGB reference now.

He was a Foot in the door for the commies.

I really must stop drinking this stuff.

banned said...

Foot (shhhh)

Leg-iron said...

If there's a left Foot there must be a right Foot, unless the country has two left feet.. oh.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't he out of step with the rest of the Party? (sorry)

Jay

paulo said...

He was a 'footing' deranged bastard!




paulo

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