Year 3, week 28: middle-aged crumpet

OldSmoothie finally discovered last week that BusyBody has been leaving reactionary comments in his name all over the internet. According to a google search of his name it’s pretty clear that there have now been well over five hundred such comments and each one of them seems to have started some row or other on the particular newspaper or blog that they were planted.  In order to counter this, OldSmoothie decided to take offline and it has to be said somewhat heavy-handed measures involving letters written by SlipperySlope Solicitors to the various website owners threatening them with among other things defamation. Unfortunately for him, whilst the original comments are being politely removed, the blogs are alive with ten times as many nasty posts than ever BusyBody could have invented. But worse than this is the fact that a couple of the newspapers have retaliated to the intimidatory tactics by starting to ask around about OldSmoothie’s private life. I know this because yesterday afternoon I had to appear on behalf of OldSmoothie seeking an injunction to stop the printing of a story of which even the late Alan Clark MP would have been proud. Whilst the injunction was granted today, I doubt very much that a full hearing will be so successful.

But hey, as HeadClerk said after the hearing. “All publicity is good publicity, BabyBarista. It’s just what you make of it that counts. We’ll simply bill him as the thinking, er, middle-aged woman’s bit of crumpet and get him running, well, strolling at least, around the divorce courts.”


April 9, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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  1. Joannah - April 9, 2009

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  2. liminal - April 13, 2009

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