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The North West Enquirer; Herman Munster Puts in an Appearance.

Published on April 7th 2006.

Gordo wandered into the Town Hall last night to meet with the Enquirer massive. Don’t ask about the wine, all you need to know is that it came in litre bottles with a screw cap. Bizarrely they ran out of water, but the cheese on toast was good. Maybe a bit more Worcester sauce in the mix.

Gordo met Robert ‘Bob’ Waterhouse, the editor of The Enquirer and author of one of the two books he is currently reading, The Other Fleet Street. Very nice chap. Mind you Gordo liked the cut of the sales director’s jib a bit more, the ravishing Lisa Akers. Big brown eyes you can drown in.

The terrier that is Nick ‘The Animal’ Jasper was running around nailing people to the floor. The managing director by all accounts. This lot make a good team.

Apart from some random bloke who came on stage going on about the joys of owning canals. Weird. His name was Robert Hough, claiming to be a Knight of the Realm. Yeah Robert. If he has escaped from a mental home please let us know. Gordo didn’t think Bob ‘n Nick were best pleased.

Gordo hasn’t rated the long term chances of the soon to be launched weekly up market paper simply because he knows that The Evil Empire, aka The Guardian and Manchester Evening News lot will not let them anywhere near their distribution system. They are shit scared of any competition that can actually commission interesting stories and don’t want to be The Guardian’s catamite. The Animal came up with a masterful solution; they are being piggy backed by the Financial Times. Gordo is now suitably impressed.

Gordo asked The Animal if he had plans for the Internet. “f****** cyber squatters, I’ll f****** kill ‘em”. Gordo was baffled at this snarling response until he looked up an alternative domain name to find it pointing to Insider Magazine’s website, a competitor. Golly.

We all finished up in The Town Hall Tavern (new comedy night now on a Wednesday, eight o’clock, £3 quid in) having a pint. Good team this lot. Gordo will keep you all informed.

Happy Trails

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