Saturday, March 28, 2009

celebrity lookeylikey of the day

Evangelical Christian halfwit and fruit enthusiast Ray Comfort, and Welsh rugby legend Gerald Davies.

It does seem almost sacrilegious to juxtapose these two, but there is a resemblance, and Electric Halibut is nothing if not scrupulously fair and even-handed in all matters.

As it happens Hazel was privileged enough to meet Gerald Davies (who will manage the 2009 Lions in South Africa) a couple of nights ago at an event she was photographing - an privilege only slightly tarnished by not really knowing who he was. Anyone in a similar position should follow some of the upcoming links - a specific YouTube search on his name doesn't bring back much, but he features heavily in two rather good compilations of 1970s Welsh rugby moments: Davies tries (some of the 20 he scored in 46 appearances for Wales) feature at (approximately) 1:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 and 8:00 in part 1 and at 1:20, 3:35 and 4:05 in part 2. Couple of further footnotes - the try against Scotland at 1:10 in part 1 is the try that set up John Taylor for the "greatest conversion since St. Paul" to give Wales a 19-18 win and set them up for the 1971 Grand Slam. Also featured at about 1:50 in part 2 is Davies' involvement in the build-up to Phil Bennett's try against Scotland at Murrayfield in 1977 that still features in most top ten lists (mine included).

As for Ray Comfort the best I can muster is further mockery and some advice not to disrespect the banana. Remember the gruesome fate Viz characters Billy "He's Got A Head Shaped Like A Banana" Bananahead and Tommy "He's Got A Big Banana" Johnson were doomed to suffer at the end of every strip in which they featured.

And don't forget the dangers inherent in being attacked by someone armed with a piece of fresh fruit.

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