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Professor Jimmy Edwards...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...I wandered around the tiny island and found some of the millions of shells that have made the sand over the millennia and some weed snagged as the tide receded. I have a few of these I'll post from time to time.

***Jimmy Edwards was an Australian comic from B&W TV days who sported a bushy moustache***
thanks to mrswoolybill for the tip.

Tags: Scotland Moustache Highlands Western isles Harris Landscape and travel Humour and fun Harris and lewis Harris Trip 2014

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 9:09AM
Whacko! I was hunting for this sort of drifting effect on a beach the other day, came back with twenty images, binned the lot. The sour green is what makes this work.
PS Add moustache to the tags and younger viewers may understand...
woolybill1 Plus
14 35 76 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 9:16AM
When I went to grammar school in 1961 I was relieved to find the Whacko! attitude largely absent from the teaching staff. Mind you, a few of them did wear expansive moustaches; none of them green, fortunately!
7 May 2014 10:55AM
Plenty of whacko at my grammar school, it was staffed almost entirely by psychopaths and failed Gestapo applicants. Fortunately we had quite a few Billy Bunters and they usually took most of the heat.

HPalin 12 30 Finland
7 May 2014 11:13AM
Needs time to watch!
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 11:20AM
Great image and titleGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
7 May 2014 11:20AM
I recall one teacher we had Dougie with a bushy moustache.
It was all nicotine stained with the fags he smoked !!
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
7 May 2014 12:14PM
I like this as an abstract, but the moustache reference is a good one!
7 May 2014 12:34PM
Joline did you google the name?
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
7 May 2014 1:20PM
I must go down on our beach and look for funny things on the sand. I like this a lot.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
7 May 2014 1:43PM
Your analogy reminds me of this wonderful comic actor who often had me in stitches: there's no one like him now.
And well spotted photo opportunity.
danbrann 16 640 17
7 May 2014 2:15PM
Sorry not old enough to remember Dougie,but my wife says it's a good likeness.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
7 May 2014 2:25PM
Well seen Dougie the Harris beaches a good place to find these one offs
Regards Richard
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 6:37PM
this one made me smile dougie brought back memories of whacko nice one Wink
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
7 May 2014 9:04PM
Really well spotted and the reference made me smile. Grin
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
7 May 2014 9:19PM
Old enough to remember Whacko! unfortunately, but never knew JE was an Aussie.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 10:21PM
The wee things that make a white beach come to life. Wonderful detail.

PS. Still stripping and painting walls, scraping floors and cleaning houses. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Still small, but it comes nearer. Uh... I'm fed up by now, but hey, that's life. And... both houses are getting ever more beautiful with each day that passes. Worth all the work.
capto Plus
8 6.5k 23 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 10:38PM
Great imagination.Smile I sad to say that I remember Jimmy Edwards.Sad

dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1775 England
8 May 2014 8:35PM
Jimmy Edwards periodically features in Radio 4 Extra repeats, and his humour has not worn badly. I recently discovered that the moustache was the result of injuries received during the war.

A man of more parts than were normally appreciated: my memories of a quiz programme he devised are happy... After racking my brain and (unsuccessfully) trying Wikipedia, the name comes back to me - "Does the Team Think?"
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
20 May 2014 10:59AM
Well seen Dougie. Great title. I remember being the programme well and getting a bit of 'whacko' at my school.


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