Remember when an old person was rung up by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross, and it made headline news?
Well in this story (which has the marvellously sober headline JUST FIVE WEEKS AFTER QUITTING THE BBC IN DISGRACE, RUSSELL BRAND IS VOTED TOP STAND-UP COMIC (AND, UNBELIEVABLY, HE DEDICATES HIS TRIUMPH TO JONATHAN ROSS)) there's a little nugget that's been spotted by Mailwatch regulars:
Sach's wife Melody voiced her surprise that Brand had now won an award and criticized Deayton's comments. She said: 'I'm amazed. The timing is bad isn't it?'
Yes, hang on a minute. How did the Mail get that quote? Did they or one of their stringers ring up Andrew Sachs? Presumably at home, because his wife answered the phone?
So, after the Mail wailed and bawled for weeks about Andrew Sachs having been rung up by Brand, and that that was a bad thing, have they decided the best thing to do is to ring the poor fucker up every time Russell Brand does anything?
But then, nothing's too much to take a swipe at the BBC. And if the Mail did have the brains to realise the odious Brand was dedicating his award to Ross in part just to piss them off, they certainly didn't show it.
Much as I can't stand Brand, I did enjoy some of the comments and their ratings:
Who cares? Good for him.
Rating +155 Mavis Brinkley, Lancaster, 7/12/2008 0:14
Why is it amazing he won... this was for best stand up... he's good at it, whether or not if he did the wrong thing in October. Leave the situration alone, Mr. Sachs would probbaly like the topic to die down, and not to be bought up again due to Russel Brand's successes.
Probably the Labour party voted for him, after all their sense of humour is on the same plain. Not remotely funny and sleazy.
Talk about the last laugh.