Daily archives: August 15, 2008

Tweets today

22:27 Blog: Tweets today tinyurl.com/6kg2cu #

22:27 Just watched Fido, the heartwarming tale of one boy and his zombie. Billy Connoly is far better than in X-Files. tinyurl.com/5ea3pt #

17:26 Blog: The Stonehenge Bogles tinyurl.com/69hmhf #

18:26 Blog: The Ed mobile tinyurl.com/54uoup #

20:52 Very Rough edit of episode 2 completed. I need more actual jokes in future episodes. #

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The Ed mobile

The Ed mobile, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

I found this picture, but no sign of the faculty of arty-farty subjects ones yet.

The Ed mobile. This was a support vehicle on teh 1993 or 1994 Bogle Stroll, I’m not sure which. The silhouette in the driver’s seat is almost certainly Peter Larkham and the guy in the middle seat will be John Bilham. I haven’t a clue who the bloke in the yellow jacket is, but the person walking toward the van is Richard Ambler, Bogle warlord that year or the one previous.

The Stonehenge Bogles

They don’t make Rag stunts like they used to. In 1966 a bunch of Manchester Raggies scaled the fences at Stonehenge and left behind 16 Bogles- stick figure likenesses of the Rag mascot. You couldn’t do that nowaays, what with all the security paranoia.

Time to confes a couple of my own Rag indiscretions, all over a decade old.

I was the man who painted a banner with “UMIST Faculty of arty-farty subjects and Mickey Mouse degrees” which was hung on the front of Manchester University students’ union one Rag week. I took pictures, but I don’t know if I still have copies.

I was also one of the conspirators in the kidnapping of Ed- the ESCA drinking bunny. Whilst on a raid North of the border we rescued the unfortunate rabbit from captivity in the offices of the Edinburgh Students Charity Appeal (or Association, I can’t remember) and took him back to Manchester where he lived a pampered life. Apart from that time we tied him to the front of a van and drove him around supporting the Bogle Stroll, of course.

I don’t know where Ed is now. Can anyone tell me?

Manchester Rag homepage. Recently refurbished and with one of my pictures on the front page.