Rupert the Bear….
‘Great news, Rupert’s back!
The 2004 Bumper Annual is in the shops right now!
Rupert, Algy, Cuthbert and all the rest of the chums will no doubt be having even more exciting adventures in Nutwood.
Obviously, I will have to get it.
Obviously, I will carefully (very carefully) read it.
Obviously, I will put it next to all the other Rupert books I have…… All 40 of them.
Obviously, they are safely tucked away on Rupert’s special shelf, high above any grasping kiddies jammily encrusted hands.
Why do I get them?
To view visual representations of the English countryside – as it was before the Euro nazis gave grants to have all the hedges ripped up and flood monster fields the size of small towns with oil seed rape - into a ‘yellow and very unpleasant land’.
Oh yes – plus a really good script, character consolidation and mega realistic plot lines. Although the stories about Rupert’s gay kiss with Bertie the Bear and Ferdinand the Frog being found, buried under Simon the psycho snake’s patio was, I think just a bit too far fetched.
(I mean, Simon doesn’t have any arms – so how could he build a patio over Ferdy’s body?) Duhr.
Deep and meaningful conversation…..
Whilst working late at the office last night, I got into conversation with the cleaner. She was telling me how she was intending to go back to church and start worshipping again.
"Ohh yeah, I said – are you lapsed or what?"
"Yes, a Catholic." she said. "Years ago - without fail every single Sunday, I would go to church, religiously…."