Couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy…

Big Al 25 January 2007 15

Early this morning regular RiotACT contributor, the pugnacious averse big-mouth, Big Al was found dead in reeds near a pond behind the O’Connor shops. Witnesses say that three knives were clearly visible in his back, despite the fact that the body had obviously been mauled by possums during the night.

Times change, water passes under the bridge and everything comes to an end. Big Al was born around 18 months ago as vaguely humorous device to keep us from stupefying boredom when office bound. He was named after the big dinosaur in the BBC series “Walking with Dinosaurs” and we envisaged a kind of arrogant, grumpy, old, irritable know-it-all conservative – who possibly would have spent his nights alone in a room, surfing the net in his y-fronts illuminated only by the blue radiation of the CRT …

The problem with fictitious characters – and especially those written by three people over 18 months is that it gets damn near impossible to keep track of the old bastards evolving “personality” – we’d lose track of things like where he lived, his age, marital status and whether or not he was a veteran, if he was financially comfortable, well off, or bloody rich not to mention his bi-polar political views … in the end we just couldn’t be arsed.

The timing was about right too, RiotACT had moved on and we wanted to be part of that community individually, without the baggage of our creation, so over a beer yesterday afternoon, we agreed to kill the arrogant bastard … grizzly business mind … and who would have thought that a dead fictional blogger would have been so heavy!


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LurkerGal LurkerGal 2:11 pm 14 Feb 07

Astro – that was mentioned in comment number 2. But thanks for playing!

astrojax astrojax 1:47 pm 14 Feb 07

alas poor al, i knew him not…

but if his grammar is anything to go by, he’s in a better place.

couldn’t OF happened…??

the lead should be ‘couldn’t HAVE happened to …’ sheesh!

vale al but… 😉

Thumper Thumper 3:09 am 28 Jan 07

Frankly, I couldn’t give a damn…

Or a dam, for that matter…

terubo terubo 9:44 pm 27 Jan 07

Yep, this is a major victory for vg.

Bulldog II Bulldog II 5:47 pm 27 Jan 07

Timely – as Bulldog makes a reappearance that one of the few familiar names takes a swan-dive into history.

I’ll have a beer for you. Right now in fact.

el el 11:16 pm 26 Jan 07

Nope, no white y-fronts at this end luca. Boxer shorts (in various colours) all the way.

vg vg 4:45 pm 26 Jan 07

I guess the ‘put up or shut up’ part of our arguments has ended with him shutting up. End of story

luca luca 1:41 pm 26 Jan 07

I thought my comment would flush out the white-undie brigade!

el el 1:16 pm 26 Jan 07

Perhaps you needed to work on your ‘shake’ technique a little more?

luca luca 1:03 pm 26 Jan 07

“surfing the net in his y-fronts”

One thing I’ve always wanted to know about men who wear white Y-fronts (assuming I know what they are) is why the piddle-stains don’t seem to worry them (or they wouldn’t buy them)?

Or does using bulk preen get rid of the stains or, god forbid,am… am I different in this regard (I once had one pair of white undies bought for me but they seemed to yellow, but not with age!)

Pandy? As the expert in bodily functions…

jr jr 11:56 am 26 Jan 07

Alas poor Alfred, I knew him well….

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 11:47 am 26 Jan 07

So who was Big Al?

Shall we see the rise of a Sparticus style “I’m Big Al.” “No, I’m Big Al!” ?

LurkerGal LurkerGal 10:21 am 26 Jan 07

A minute’s silence for Big Al.

seepi seepi 10:01 am 26 Jan 07

good riddance.
And annoying to the end – the headline should really be ‘Couldn’t’ve’ or Couldn’t Have.
Geez – I’m turning into Big Al myself.

poptop poptop 8:43 am 26 Jan 07

R.I.P. Big Al.

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