August 18, 2013

Thanks, for the memory.

Under law it should have been an offence punishable by life imprisonment and flagellation with hard oatcakes* to bring shame and humiliation on Scotland’s finest son.

Thankfully, Sean Connery did this to himself 30 years ago when he stepped onto the set in Ireland of Zardoz, John Boorman's deranged sci-fi adventure which required the former James Bond to exchange his tuxedo for a pair of fisherman's waders and a bright red rubber nappy. 

Until recently I had managed to expunge this image from my mind, unfortunately all it took was spotting these Glitter Peep Toe Ankle Boots - five words that should not run together unless you are Miss Piggy or a tutu wearing hippo.

*(Samuel Johnson referred, disparagingly, to this staple diet in his dictionary definition for oats: A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. Lord Elibank was said by Sir Walter Scott to have retorted; Yes, and where else will you see such horses and such men?