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Tuesday, 21 February 2006
Shame about the boat race
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Shakespeare said: "There is no art / To read the mind's construction in the face." 
 
Would he have said that, had he been able to look upon the face of David Irving, who has been sentenced to three years in prison for holocaust denial? Here he is:
 
Obviously one should not judge a book by its cover, but he does look a bit of a bastard, doesn't he?
 
Of course, he may have gone off, as Abu Hamza did, according to his ex-wife. Perhaps George Orwell got it right when he said, "At 50, everyone has the face he deserves". Irving is 67.

By the way, US readers, who are perhaps puzzled by the absence of any mention here of the rowing competition between Oxford and Cambridge universities, should note that "boat race" is Cockney rhyming slang for "face".

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Posted on 02/21/2006 11:55 AM by Mary Jackson
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22 Feb 2006
Send an emailMarisol Seibold
Huh. Different picture. The "honker" resemblance is still there, I think, but now he looks more like John Madden on crack.

22 Feb 2006
Send an emailEsmerelda Weatherwax
There's another bit of cockney rhyming slang set into a song that fits. What a mouth, what a mouth, What a north an' south, Blimey! What a mouth ee's got! To my knowledge the only person to play him on screen is Roger Lloyd Pack better known for the role of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses. That was in 1991 in Selling Hitler, the story of the forged Hitler diaries. Which was almost a comedy. Well I laughed.

21 Feb 2006
Send an emailMarisol Seibold

Gaaaah! My eyes!

Mary, doesn't that warrant an "image may be disturbing" disclaimer? ;)

Nevertheless, the long-lost uncle of The Honkers from Sesame Street has been found in the person of David Irving:

He doesn't get invited to family gatherings anymore.