Thursday, July 05, 2007


Your choice: The BBC's prosaic account or Old Bitter Balls' non-workplace-safe account of how Jack Smeaton, a baggage handler on a ciggie break, helped to tackle the suspected Glasgow Airport bombers.

Now, in America, Smeaton would likely get asked questions by Larry King and then get a presidential shoutout at the next State of the Union address. But the Scots, bless'em, are both much more practical and way more fried, as is evident by this rollicking tribute website, which has raised enough money to buy Smeaton 1000 pints of beer.
"Here's to his heroism, his straightforward belief in right and wrong, his support for law and order, and his willingness to give a good kicking to someone richly deserving it."

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