The 11 O’Clocker : The Vicarious Grief Souvenir Special

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Good evening.

I’ve been weighing up the pros and cons of being more direct on this whole Muamba business for a day or two but the player’s recovery seems a near platinum clad juncture to actively lose even more readers.

Come on, you can’t have it both ways.  A self confessed hit whore [hello fans :winke:] driving his publicity vehicle into a brick wall won’t come as easy to some. A dream come true. And on a school night, I tell you! 

Unquestionably brilliant news from numerous accredited sources aplenty is that Fabrice Muamba is not only alive but he’s also doing well, but he’s beginning to laugh and joke and chatting away in several languages.

But how will this undeniably extremely brilliant news be embraced by the bleeding hearts and ‘rent-a-weep’ gang? 

My guess is the reaction to this superb news will be stifled. Nigh on non existent.Why? Bad news always travels 27 times faster than good. This is a fact that can be supported by anyone who ever waited for a rejection letter after a job interview.  But it’s not the stuff that gets even the dumbest pray mongerers in a chatty frame frame of mind.

Am I wrong? Where’s the #MedicallyQualifiedPeopleSavedHim hashtag? In fact, where is the #WePrayedHimWell hashtag? 

The time for the unthinking, pack mentality, plastic grieving of the emotionally vulnerable is over. Well, until they latch on to the next one, of course…


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  • chiversmetimbers says:

    it must be a miracle!

  • MalSpur says:

    sad but true.

  • fanatic says:

    well time harry. i’m going tomorrow and the don’t need the place like a morgue either. no time for the scared of being alive club. coys.

  • A_Felching says:

    missed all the action on Saturday, a lucky chap by all accounts. It is never nice seeing someone pop their clogs on live tv, the first person I seen it happen too was Tommy Cooper. I think I was watching the game that Jock Stein died at too, all pre Twitter

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      Sorry, you are the A_Felching that came on here and asked for ‘a clip’?

      #youarewrongunH :ermm:

      • A_Felching says:

        It was I, and I have not seen any of the footage. I knew he would pull through #Iprayedforhim

  • Spurstacus says:

    Just getting back from a funeral. A RC church service :gaehn: . Plenty of bells and smells. Lots of religious stuff, most of it from the fellow in the cassock. Hymns were sung, bibles were read. Prayers were offered up. The first of which was for Muamba. :-p

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