Thursday, May 05, 2011
Father Thames: meet Michael Jackson
When it rains it becomes an overflow for London's sewage system and whether it rains or not some people seem to treat it like capital's rubbish bin to such an extent that the high tide mark can be identified by a line of plastic bags and bottles.
And now it has to put up with something else: a statue to Michael Jackson. For reasons best known to himself, the owner of the Fulham football club has decided to place a statue of the pop singer in the grounds overlooking the river.
So insistent is Mohammed Al Fayed that he told fans that if they do not appreciate it they can "go to hell".
I did take a photo of it so you could judge for yourself, but in the end I felt it would be unfair to punish you like that. It really is that bad.
Those with a strong constitution can watch the BBC's summary of the sorry story here.