Some of them, like Percy Shelley, are cocks (see last post for why). But others we consider honorary Abominable Gentlemen (of either gender). There are a few of them who stick out in my memory:
- Bill Heine - the man behind the Headington Shark
- Robert Leroy Johnson - he didn't sell his soul to the Devil, he just stopped by for a Hooch
- Sylvia Plath - great poet and karaoke singer
- Al-Khwairzmi - this man invented the decimal point. But he's shit at bar-billiards.
- Billy Casper - the boy from Kes. Not technically old enough to drink, but we tend to turn a blind eye.
- June Hautot - great usage of the word "codswallop" here
- Edwin Abbott Abbott - an excellent name, and author of a book about life in two-dimensions. He'd had a few that night, to be fair.
- Alice - obviously.
- Hans Holbein The Younger - painted The Ambassadors, realistic portrait apart from the massive distorted skull in the foreground (The Abominable Gentlemen like pictures with massive distorted skulls in)
- The Pilot, Cabin Crew And Passengers of Douglas DC-3 airliner NC16002 - they still haven't left the pub yet, actually.
Will there be a fourth Dreadnought soon? I really enjoyed the first three.ReplyDelete
Hi Jay - glad you liked 'em!ReplyDelete
Yes all the stories for the fourth volume are ready I think, do you shouldn't have to hold your breath too much longer for it...