I checked some more and this is what I found out:
Billy Bunter fans tuck in to the exploits of comic schoolboy 100 years on
"Enthusiasts devoted to the most prolific author in the world will be celebrating this weekend when Billy Bunter, his most famous creation, turns 100. But few outside of the Bunter fan club will have heard of Charles Hamilton.... He created Bunter, the archetypal “Fat Owl of the Remove” forMagnet magazine under the name Frank Richards. Today Billy Bunter would probably be classed as clinically obese rather than fat and his classmates would find themselves in trouble for mocking him. Despite his large bottom, self-centred behaviour, undisguised greed and the postal order that never arrives, Bunter has become such a favourite that he has his own fan club known as the Friars, after Greyfriars School.... The bespectacled William George Bunter, aged about 15, was the bane of generations of overweight schoolboys who were inevitably nicknamed Bunter....
Mr Peter McCall said: “Of the seven deadly sins he is the living embodiment of pride, envy, avarice, greed, sloth, wrath and gluttony. His name has endured and is used to describe obesity by people who might have no idea about who he was. Bunter’s selfish, self-centeredness is a prominent feature throughout the Greyfriars saga. His needs are paramount and any chap not concerned with them alone is a selfish rotter.
“He is deluded and has a firm belief in his own superiority, which is reinforced when he speaks with foreigners.”
Bunter was also a racist, using taunts that are unsuitable for a family newspaper. Mr McCall said: “Bunter is a lazy coward who thieves, blackmails, has an aversion to washing, is poor at games and will do anything for his own ends. Bizarrely the only thing he is really good at is ventriloquism."
Thank you Mr. Bruxelles and the Sunday Times of the UK
I agree with all you who commented who do not like Billy Bunter, I would not have liked him either if I'd understood what he was all about. Yuck! I wonder what anybody liked about him.
See you next week at ABC WEDNESDAY
SKIP THIS next section if my health is not exactly your favorite topic.
Since my memory isn't so good, this might be a good time to update you who visit me regularly on the results of all my testing. Went to the neurologist last week, a month after my last testing, which was quite extensive but not too scary. Doctor had been on a month's vacation.
His first word were, "Well, you're abnormal!" Didn't need him to tell me that!!! It was a joke but it was true.
The good news is,
1.I don't have Alzheimers.
2. I haven't had any mini-strokes.
3. I don't have a brain tumor.
4. And he doesn't think my vertigo problem has to do with the crystals in the vestibula canal.
This last comment came as a surprise since I have been going for physical therapy twice a week for 6 weeks to be thrown around (not quite literally) in order to dislodge what the therapists and I assumed were crystals that had somehow become stuck in the canal. These are the ones that are responsible for stablizing 'dizziness'. The dizziness cleared up two weeks ago all by itself.
He assured me there is something happening but he doesn't quite know what because he thinks it is an inner ear problem and that is not his specialty.
So the bottom line is, if it comes back or it gets worse, I am to return to him. I return for a check up in 6 months anyway. And if there is no improvement in December he is going to hand me over to an otoneurologist -- a specialist (which my insurance doesn't cover!) who deals with inner ear problems. It's going to have to be really bad before I do that!