04 April 2007

The face on the tomb of the unknown yuppie


This week's entry for Wordless Wednesday

30 comments:

Autofocused said...

Unknown yuppie? Where's this? :-D

I hope you don't sit around on a Tuesday evening refreshing the WW HQ page until it appears Jams.

I would never do anything as sad.....

jams o donnell said...

Ah it is the statue of the Liffe (London International finance and futers exchange) trader by Cannon Street. the loud jacketed young uns that you used to see all over the city until the 90s

Ah no! I had a look to se if it was up and posted!

Donna said...

That makes me smile. Unknown yuppie?

Comedy + said...

Yuppies...what a time that was. Still a few around, but it was quite the time. BMW, sweaters tied around their shoulders, and a million other little things that made them better than anyone else.

Incog & Nito said...

Very good - I remember the yuppies. Happy Wednesday.

Beaman said...

Rather an original statue. Never seen it myself on my travels to London.

By the way, who the hell is Jon Cruddas? Why not back him for Labour leader instead of Brown? I'll vote for him!

Autofocused said...

I remember them.

Looked like Jockeys that had lost their horses...

Stacie said...

Funny

Celeste said...

lol

letha said...

I've never noticed this statue, maybe that's because you get so used to seeing them around you just don't notice them.

Patois said...

Amazing how quickly fads become classics.

Mama Duck said...

Ha, I'd never heard of that one before but that's very interesting. Happy WW!

Lisa - Lil' Duck Duck

madd said...

good one..happy WW

Jamie said...

Poor dear. Died in the fall of stock prices.

Janet said...

What? No cell phone jammed in his ear?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Awwww, Saint Chip. The patron saint of all guys wearing crocodiles on their shirts with sweaters wrapped around their shoulders while golfing at the club with Muffy and then going for cocktails afterwards. They pray to Saint Chip for stock tips and guidance on whether to vacation in the Alps or Rio.

The Freelance Cynic said...

Thank's for a mid week smile :)

Michael said...

Yuppies live! Behind the Orange Curtain in Mission Viejo. The horror....
Jen

Danielle said...

His eyes are kinda freaky.
Happy WW

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

That's a new one! What did he die from?

Sue said...

My entry is also London based .. :) Happy WW.

TorAa said...

Great capture and creative entry

beakerkin said...

Yuppies of the world unite you have nothing to gain except excess pounds.

The Yuppie creed is still better than smoke a doobie, talk about Bill & Ted films and praise Fidel.

amy said...

Neat picture for the week

Marc said...

Pretty Funny!

Michelle said...

Thats funny
Happy WW!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks All. Glad people liked it

Yuppie arrogance or stoner arseholeness. Neither appeals Beskerkin!

Ah janie he died out thanks to IT, in an earlier life he or she wore a bright jacket and got apoplexy screaming in trader pits!

Orang Curtain, Mike? Dumb question is that a gated community?

Ach and they get a statue too Ewbl!

Ah teh cellphone is just away from the ear Janet!

Beaman John Cruddas is the MP for Dagenham. He's only declared for Deputy leader. I doubt he would stand a chance of getting the leadership!

anyhowblogs said...

He looks happy to be a statue. Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

It certainly is anyhow!

anyhowblogs said...

The answer to this week's WW : Guess-It is up! Go on down and see if you got it right!