Monday, August 11, 2003

Oh my god, a joey deacon page - including one page with the immortal title "Desperately Speaking Deacon". Link via playground law.

For people who didn't grow up in England in the seventies, and who weren't subjected to Blue Peter (which, looking at the website has had the nerve to go "modern" since I last watched it about twenty years ago), Joey Deacon was this old guy with cerebral palsy, who the blue peter team used to visit every week. The idea was to teach kids about people with disabilities, however, all we learned to do was make spaz noises and mock the slower kids in class by calling them 'Joey'. Children can be so cruel.


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