(not satire – I think)
After Ed Miliband sprung into action yesterday to save a damsel in distress, a lot of people were surprised by the female cyclist’s description of him as ‘suave’ and ‘attractive’.
I’ve actually heard a lot of women describe him as attractive and – whatever you might think of Ed Miliband as a politician – I’ve always been mystified by the attacks on him for looking like Wallace from Wallace and Gromit.
Which of course – as he himself has admitted – he does.
Not sure why that’s supposed to be a bad thing.
Wallace is a likeable working class eccentric who loves English cheese, Lancashire hotpot and a cup of tea. He loves his dog and is a loyal friend. He has a kindly nature, has a good heart and always means well.
His creator, Nick Park said the character is based on his own dad:
He’s a very self-contained figure. A very homely sort who doesn’t mind the odd adventure.
And the icons project had this to say about Wallace and Gromit:
They have done more to improve the image of the English world-wide than any officially appointed ambassadors.
Can’t see much wrong with any of that, can you?
Or maybe some would prefer Flashman?
A notorious public school bully who is finally expelled for drunkenness, an antihero who runs from danger or hides cowering in fear, betrays or abandons acquaintances at the slightest incentive, bullies and beats servants with gusto, beds every available woman, carries off any loot he can grab, and gambles and boozes enthusiastically.
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