The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
Unknown yuppie? Where's this? :-DI 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.....
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 90sAh no! I had a look to se if it was up and posted!
That makes me smile. Unknown yuppie?
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.
Very good - I remember the yuppies. Happy Wednesday.
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!
I remember them.Looked like Jockeys that had lost their horses...
I've never noticed this statue, maybe that's because you get so used to seeing them around you just don't notice them.
Amazing how quickly fads become classics.
Ha, I'd never heard of that one before but that's very interesting. Happy WW! Lisa - Lil' Duck Duck
good one..happy WW
Poor dear. Died in the fall of stock prices.
What? No cell phone jammed in his ear?
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.
Thank's for a mid week smile :)
Yuppies live! Behind the Orange Curtain in Mission Viejo. The horror....Jen
His eyes are kinda freaky. Happy WW
That's a new one! What did he die from?
My entry is also London based .. :) Happy WW.
Great capture and creative entry
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.
Neat picture for the week
Thats funnyHappy WW!
Thanks All. Glad people liked itYuppie 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!
He looks happy to be a statue. Happy WW.
It certainly is anyhow!
The answer to this week's WW : Guess-It is up! Go on down and see if you got it right!
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