A short but fun item today.
To my surprise and amusement I’m on a (long) list of Bristolians who are nominated for a new Walk of Fame which Bristol Zoo are building. The Bristol public – and (cough) any other interested parties – get to vote online.
I’ve got mixed feelings about fame and many people have mixed feelings about zoos, but let’s face it, this is the only chance someone like me will ever get to be in any sort of parade of the famous. It’s looking less and less likely that I’ll have one of those footprints in Hollywood, or be initiated into baseball’s Hall of Fame, despite all my efforts in both directions.
So if you fancy it, I would be delighted if you could vote here: tinyurl.com/zooimmortality
(I made the link myself, but in a spirit of fairness, you’re perfectly aware to vote for anyone else once you get to the page.)
I’m probably the least famous person on a ferocious list which includes John Cleese, Churchill (once chancellor of Bristol Uni), Portishead/Tricky/Banksy/Massive Attack, that sailor who got saved as he tried to go round the world, Bristol City legend John Atyeo (who I myself will be voting for), and of course more famous humorists than myself like Russell Howard and Mr J.L. Collins.
BUT not all of my rivals have a blog community like this, and indeed, some are dead and won’t have their minds on this contest. So I feel we might just be able to swing this. And that is The New Optimism at its finest.
And think how much my mum would love it. She’s excited enough when I’m in the free newspaper.
So, if you have a moment free, and don’t want to spend it supporting any of the far more worthwhile causes that are out there, VOTE FOR ME!
If I were the sort of person to regularly reference/watch/like musicals, I would now break into the title song from ‘Fame’. I’m not that sort of person, but the sentiment is there.