May 21st, 2008

Animal

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last...

Far be it from me to spread panic among the populace, but here's a genuine poster I spotted on the way to work this morning:



Yes, not only has life begun to imitate The Talons of Weng-Chiang, but the Walthamstow Guardian has finally found a headline to surpass "PUTRID MEAT CAUSES UPROAR"!

But if any of you have been panicking about upcoming fandom developments, this piece of news may well alter your perspective. After all, by the time 2010 rolls around, Doctor Who will probably be written entirely by GIANT RATS, the 11th Doctor will be played by a GIANT RAT, the Mayor of London will be a GIANT RAT, the Eurovision Song Contest will be won by GIANT DANCING RATS, and GIANT RATS WILL RULE THE ENTIRE WORLD.

NOTE: The headline actually seems to be based on this non-story, so I don't think there's actually much to worry about, other than the quality of my local press. Then again, anyone who read their account of the borough being a "magnet for UFOs and alien abductions" probably knew this already...