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Mr Blobby Arrested, Keith Lemon Silenced

Sleuth 24/08/2012

Published on August 24th 2012.

Mr Blobby Arrested, Keith Lemon Silenced

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Mr Blobby Charged With Fraud

Here's Mr Blobby on Thursday being escorted to Manchester Crown Court. The large pink 'man' was formerly the winner of the Most Popular Plastic Artefact In Britain (1993).

Now an older, greyer, alcoholic and drug addled Mr Blobby is accused of fraud. It's claimed he's still passing himself off as an amusing and popular television character.

Sleuth blames Noel Edmonds.

Not for Mr Blobby as such, but for war, pestilence, famine, death and mayonnaise. 

Blobby being escorted to court?Blobby being escorted to court?

Mr Blobby Freed But Given Community Service Order As Mexican Dancer 

So it appears that Blobby got off lightly. But here he is dancing on Deansgate outside Barburrito with his new compadres.

Would The Real Keith Lemon Please Stand Up?

Keith LemonGobby TV personality Keith Lemon turned up for the launch of his movie, Keith Lemon – the Film, at the Odeon in the Printworks this week. Maybe people were concerned about Lemon's motor mouth offending people because instead of the real Lemon they rolled out his Madame Tussauds waxwork from Blackpool. Sleuth has heard the real Lemon was given a different promotional role. Apparently he was the man inside Mr Blobby on the stories above. No honestly. Now here's a question, who is the more irritating, Blobby or Lemon?

Keith Lemon waxing lyricalKeith Lemon waxing lyrical

Sleuth's Most Inappropriate Use Of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Sleuth was on a plane to Italy a couple of weeks back. There was a woman travelling with two kids and their dad. One kid was ten, the other about fourteen. The mother was reading Fifty Shades of Grey and chatting to them while eating crisps. Sleuth mused on how times have changed. Eroticism and childcare: strange companions. He imagines the conversation. "Mum, what are reading?" says the older child. "Oh just a little something, my sweet," says his mother, "There's light sado-masochistic sex and gentle humiliation, that type of thing. Do you want a crisp?"

Pants: Sleuth Probably Won't

Sleuth is determinedly old-fashioned when it comes to male underwear. The only requirements are for it to be sturdy and practical. Indeed when swimming he still uses his stripy Edwardian costume. So the Arndale's new shop, Pants, with its full frontal see-through underwear doesn't look quite his sort of thing. Yet apparently some people think it's a star. It's been named Pride of Tameside Business of The Year Award 2012, and is nominated for the Homo Hero Business of The Year Award 2012. Sleuth can't for the life of him think why.  

Not quite for SleuthNot quite for Sleuth

Sleuth With Some Of His Bathing ChumsSleuth With Some Of His Bathing Chums

Sleuth's Dodgy NHS Notice Of The Week

This was in St Ann's Square on Friday. Read it. Please translate for Sleuth. Department of Health? Big Balls and Sugar? Quick call the police. 

Strange notice in St Ann'sStrange notice in St Ann's

Sleuth's Lying Sign Of The Week

Sleuth loves signs that are obvious but he also loves obviously lying signs. He spotted this sign outside the Oast House. The sign asks people to be aware that this isn't a gate. Er...yes it is, there's a hinge and lock and everything. 

Fib fenceFib fence

Sleuth's Absolutely Glorious Modernist Building Of The Week

Albert Bridge House, 1959, EH Banks on the banks of the River Irwell. Manchester's tax officeAlbert Bridge House, 1959, EH Banks on the banks of the River Irwell. Manchester's tax office

Sleuth's Best New Skyscraper Of The Week

Student Castle by Stephen Hodder, not yet finished, showing up its fine and distinctive profile, together with chimney and flag polesStudent Castle by Stephen Hodder, not yet finished, showing up its fine and distinctive profile, together with chimney and flag poles

Sleuth Agrees The BBC Doesn't Have Brand Confusion

Sleuth was in the BBC at MediaCityUK this week talking about the increasing use of latex pig heads in society in general. At reception he looked up and realised that rumours of brand confusion in the BEEB were completely without foundation.

Single brand messages - it's how it should beSimple brand messages - it's how it should be

Sleuth's Picture Of The Week Of A Man In The King's Arms, Salford, With A Pig's Head

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Sleuth's Picture Of The Week Of A Woman Under The Barton Arcade With A Pig's Head 

Pigs Head womanPigs Head woman

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TcAugust 24th 2012.

The pig masks are from the band PLANK!, as worn onstage last Saturday @ Beacons Festival www.akoustikanarkhy.blogspot.co.uk/…/-from.html…

Jonathan SutcliffeDecember 4th 2012.

Haha the Mr Blobby was me!! It's was to celebrate my birthday.. So much fun! follow me on twitter @jonnysutcliffe

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