One of my favourite books

18 March, 2017 at 09:51 | Posted in Varia | 1 Comment

brewers'sWell, sort of, at least.

For those of us who can’t get enough of English eccentrics, Brewer’s Rogues, Villains, Eccentrics by William Donaldson is probably the funniest book ever written. I mean, just to take one example, where else would you find an entry like this one?

Carlton, Sydney (1949- ), painter and decorator. Those who argue that bestiality should be treated with understanding had a setback in 1998 when Carlton, a married man from Bradford, was sentenced to a year in prison for having intercourse with a Staffordshire bull terrier, namned Badger. His defence was that Badger had made the first move. ‘I can’t help it if the dog took a liking to me,’ he told the court. This was not accepted.

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  1. Hahahaha. Every dog I have ever met made the first move by humping my leg and/or sniffing my crotch. Never interpreted that as a “taking a liking to me” so just pushed it away! Did I miss an opportunity?


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