Sunday, 1 July 2007

Brandon Got Branded

The task of awarding my first Blast was always going to be a difficult one.

There's so much in the world that is worthy of a 'thumbs down', that I could easily spend my every waking hour dishing Blasts out here, there and everywhere.

It was made easier thanks to the fine people at the Daventry Voice Forum, who devote their days to scouring the media and the internet for any and every reference to their wonderful town.

Thanks to them, I came across the story of young Brandon Hart-Caunt, which was highlighted in the Daventry Weekly Express this week.



I'm not familiar with the Hart-Caunt family, so can't know whether that's their real name, or whether it represents a proof-reading error on the part of some unfortunate sub-editor at the Express.

What I do know is that any mother who would allow their son to sport a quiff like that is irresponsible beyond measure. No doubt there are solicitors queuing to represent her as she defends the human rights of young Brandon to have his hair cut however he damn-well pleases.

Well, Mrs Hard-Caunt gets Bill's first Blast. I'm happy to supply it in tattoo format, if it helps.


8 comments:

the domestic minx said...

Nothing a good beating - about the head - wouldn't fix!!
With another for desiring to live with such an unfortunate hyphenation - simply begging for a typo. Begging...

Bill Blunt said...

Indeed, domestic minx! Still, I suppose it's marginally better than being called Hartless-Caunt!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Domestic minx has said it all!

Shinade said...

Yes she has-Luckily I have been blessed with a daughter having been raised by a pretty strict set of parents....would never allow this. Her oldest is 14 and his dad still goes to the barbershop with him and all haircuts must meet a certain and proper standard. Once agin you have given us an excellent post.

Anonymous said...

Are we strill allowed to beat our kids around the head?

Bill Blunt said...

Only with a pair of Nike trainers, I suspect, anonymous...

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Crofty said...

It's a thin line between cramping the young tyke's right to creativity and the need to employ a suitably robust approach to coiffure in school. I was once chastised when, in sixth form, I shaved a channel up the front of my long hairstyle to make me look like Peter Gabriel of Genesis. But brand emblems? Anyway I'm off to get Marks And Spencer tattooed on my arm.