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Sleuth 20/05/2011

What women are good for, The Mob located, Peel are certain, Chopin playing in the city

Written by . Published on May 19th 2011.

Sleuth 20/05/2011

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What women are for

Sleuth had an itch in his trousers. Turned out to be the washing instructions label digging in. He ripped it out. Then Sleuth read it. Here's the picture. It reads: 'For best results give to a woman'. www.mishmashjeans.com are the company behind this gem of advice. Odd world. Probably thought it was funny.

Sleuth's most stirring celebration in world history

It's National Tomato Week. Sleuth doesn't know how to celebrate this appropriately, it's getting him into a stew. If he was pizza he'd have to top himself. But anyway. Happy Tomato Week one and all. Let's have a ketchup soon.

Michael Caines 001.JPGSleuth has moved house

Sleuth was looking for a view across water. He strolled the city and found this lovely looking place in Castlefield. Well apportioned and snug, it's perfect for Sleuth and his collection of spiders, beetles and houseflies. If you're down that way knock on for Sleuth, he'll make you a nice cup of tea with fresh water straight from the canal. 

Pic.jpgSleuth's shady contacts

 Sleuth was in the Hilton Street area looking up a pal. Knew the building, knew which floor, but what was this sign on the intercom? Sleuth would have thought that the Manchester faction of the Mafioso would be more discreet. Still if you want a job done or maybe want to get into the Protection game, this might be the place to try.

Sleuth’s Peel story of the week

After the revelations about Paul Newman last week (click here), it’s nice to know that Peel Group isn’t softening it’s approach to debate. A major Liverpool Peel development is causing a fuss in our dear neighbour city, ‘Lindsey Ashworth, (Peel’s) director of investments, told the Liverpool Daily Post: "It is not about making a profit. The opportunity is now. I think it is a shame that we cannot reach agreement. But we are right, and they are completely wrong." Such glorious certainty. 

Sleuth's chicken of the week

Chicken 002.JPGGordo is injured. He's hurt a little toe in a big way. He's confined to his flat in town, where he's taking visitors. Sleuth and Helen Ramsbottom (Rambo) were on their way there to sort out one or two things when Rambo's phone rang. "I fancy a chicken," said Gordo, "could you nip into Waitrose and get me one for me tea." We obliged him. At the till the lad asked Rambo if she wanted a bag. "Yes,"said a startled Rambo, "I don't really want to stroll around town holding a plucked chicken carcass." "It's a good look for you that," said Sleuth.

Completely pianist on Deansgate

Clay model 22.JPGPolish pianist Frederick Chopin's nineteenth century visits to Manchester are to be commemorated by an ambitious sculpture on Deansgate opposite the Armani store - photoshop below shows where.

The work by Robert Sobocinski, a Polish artist from Poznan, is a stylised bronze of Chopin seated at the piano. The bronze includes references to 1831, the year of the November Uprising by Poles against the Russian Empire that resulted in Chopin's exile.

Chopin 033.JPGIt's a 2.5-metre wide statue that will sit on a natural stone plinth two metres high. It also features Chopin's muse, and alleged horizontal lady friend.

Jonathan Schofield's writing about the thing next week. Sleuth's not sure about the modelling, but hopes it finishes looking better than the clay version shown here. If not then Confidential might have to do a 'Poznan' every we pass. 


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HarveyMay 22nd 2011.

That label is hilarious. Not seen anything like that before. Probably a massive joke to some pissed designers in a pub.

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