Woody Allen – Shock Discovery

Meant to post this before, but got a bit caught up with the whole Time Out thing.

Went up to Hackney the other day to see my old pal, Wilf.

This is Wilf:

Known Wilf for years. Sadly Wilf forgets rather alot these days, and largely lives off his own shit. Back in the day though, Wilf was quite something. Bit of a celebrity in fact. Some say Wilf was the inspiration for Pigeon Street, but I’m not sure about that.  He was certainly widely recognised as a one of London’s finest mime pigeons.

Anyway, there we were chatting away when Wilf only goes and drops the biggest bombshell. Knocked my fucking block off. You know the whole ‘rats with wings’ concept? It was only Woody Allen who invented it. Jesus. The Woody Allen. The dry witted comedy genius, Woody Allen. Gutted. I was a big fan of Mr Allen, till now.

Apparently he wrote it into the script for some movie he made back in 1980. One I’d never heard of called Stardust Memories.

Mr Allen – I hate to say this, but I now hold you personally responsible for the decades of persecution caused by the invention of what, as I have posted about before, is a totally unjustified racialist slur.

Mr Allen – this one’s for you:

Suck my arse.

February 23, 2008. Uncategorized.


  1. Suz. replied:

    I secont that. Well said Brian!

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    Suz: Thinking of launching an anti-Allen movement. What do you think?
    Your pal

  3. cmerry replied:

    I hope it happens for you too! I want a National Pigeon day, and many congratz on Top 50!! Very impressive 🙂


  4. pigeonblog replied:

    cmerry: Cheers! I tell you right now – the London National Pigeon Day will rock.
    Your pal
    Bri P

  5. Alasdair replied:

    Right, that’s me done … no more Woody Allen in the DVD collection.

    I think there should be a campaign to rebrand Guy Fokes night … don’t burn a Guy, burn an Woody, p-tew!

  6. pigeonblog replied:

    Alasdair: Pity really. I thought ‘Annie Hall’ was a winner. Woody Night. Nice idea! Hude Woody statues ablaze across London surrounded by piles and piles of DVDs…
    Your pal

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback URI

%d bloggers like this: