Another Great Evening at the Beer Circus in Croydon

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Aug 23rd, 2007
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Another great evening at the Beer Circus in Croydon … and I may not be there to partake, but my spy camera did capture the following disturbing image …

Young Steve is about to embark on a year long move to Paris, and he’s been catching up on the latest fashion trends. Unfortunately, his fashion consultant is Grandpa Simpson:

“We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere—like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville.I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. ‘Give me five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah—the important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…”

The onion necklace is a 21st century variation of the style … and I understand it is taking Paris by storm.

Good luck in Paris Steve, it looks like you’re going to need it!

1 Comment

  • chrisc

    Marvellous boozer and a marvellous site. Whilst trying to do some serius business based research of the Reigate area, I’ve strayed into the finer and more interesting ‘World of Skim’. This happy distraction has been extremely diverting and leaves me feeling I wish I was down the pub. Keep up the good work, particularly anything that denegrates the Cousins. Tally Ho.




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