Discussion in 'Archives' started by Magic Man, Feb 11, 2003.
come on, put up your dukes man!
ARK WHO'S TALKING!
Two small words.
Two small words with enormous historical clout.
If you are between the ages of 25-35, and were educated in the U.K. then there is a good chance that you may remember the mighty J.D.
Joey was brought to the forefront of the collective playground psyche by that proud and upstanding organ of childrens television `Blue Peter`. It was the 1981 and the International Year of The Disabled, `Blue Peter` had chosen the disabled as the target for their annual fund raising efforts - a worthy choice I`m sure you`ll all agree. The catalyst of the appeal was of course your friend and mine, Joey Deacon.
However, `Blue Peter` failed to take into account the underlying sense of spite and general malevolence that is present in 99.9% of all kids when faced with someone who is a bit `different`. Within twenty four hours playgrounds and classrooms the length and breadth of the country rang out to the cries of:
Often these shouts were accompanied by quite breath taking impersonations of Mr. Deacon`s contorted face, claw like waving of hands, his cheery grunting and occasionally an ad-libbed stumbling walk from the more advanced `Deaconists`, of course the stumbling walk was pure fiction as Joey was always safe within the confines of his trusty wheelchair.
Some may argue that this page is in bad taste - well stop reading and never darken the door of SpleeN! again; but the point that`s being made here is about harking back to more innocent times, before political correctness was a twinkling in the eyes of the marketing men, when you could have a laugh at the misfortune of others without being judged too harshly.
Joey Deacon forms part of the very glue that holds together the memories of a certain age group, things like rounders, The Empire Strikes Back, Ethiopian/Cambodian jokes and discovering wanking.
Memories are precious things and should be cherished, hopefully this page has brought some of yours flooding back; even if it`s just being called a `Deacon` for letting in a goal during a five-a-side game or acting as the class `Joey` during a particularly boring maths class.
oh-kay, you've gone and confused me you fucko:
Ahh the Spaccas.
HAHAHAHA,magic,seriously,i have fucking tears in my eyes!!
You definatly rule bro.
why thanks, you aren't so bad yerself.
So when is the wedding you s?
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