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A far better planet.

Posted by Big John on April 20, 2007

I’m a big fan of the BBC TV series ‘Life on Mars’.

Why ? … Because I was there … Blimey ! I even had the same car (well, almost), and that’s my daughter sitting on it in 1973 …


… looking as Gene Hunt would say … “As nervous as a small nun at a penguin shoot”.

OK, so I wasn’t a hard nosed rule bending copper like Detective Chiefg-h-mars.jpg Inspector Hunt even though I did look a bit like him, and I did wear those driving gloves, although I didn’t use them to … “play slappy face”, but I could ‘talk the talk’, even if I couldn’t ‘walk the walk’. I could also drink the drink, smoke the fags and grow the ‘Barnet’.

I believe the series is being shown on BBC America, but I can’t imagine any American being able to understand a single ‘non PC’ word of it.

So to quote DCI Gene Hunt, all I have to say to you … 

“great, soft, sissy, girly, nancy, French bender Man United supporting poofs!”

… across the pond  … is … give it a try … and although the programme is set in the 1970s …

…   Don’t expect ‘Starsky and Hutch’.  🙂


2 Responses to “A far better planet.”

  1. Ginnie said

    The only part of your blog that I understood was that about the nuns !!
    I take it that “Life on Mars” is a TV series…??? Nope, can’t find it on my listings here in North Carolina.

  2. Pimme said

    We have pretty colorful dialogue of our own on US TV shows already!

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