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Felix the furless feline

After being hit by a car, Felix arrived home post-surgery looking like this:

Day after the orthopedic surgeon got at me.

Two weeks later, bandages gone and sutures removed:

Felix two weeks on

He’s semi-naked, resentful and (mainly) confined to a cage – for another month! But he gets out to sunbathe for a while.  And he still knows what handbasins were designed for:

Still knows what handbasins are for

 

 

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Question: Is Brian Edwards turning into ‘Angry of Mayfair’?

In an earlier incarnation I had my luxurious dark brown beard shaved off by Kenny Everett to raise money for Telethon. Viewers donated several thousand dollars to see my naked visage, complete with double chins.

I interviewed Basil Brush at the same Telethon and got into terrible trouble for asking Basil his views on sporting contacts with South Africa. The owner of the hand up Basil’s brush, a conscientious objector to apartheid, had earlier privately suggested that I ask Basil the question. And I was happy to oblige.

This was in 1981 when I was still hosting Fair Go. It was of course also the year of the infamous Springbok tour. As I was leaving the building a senior TVNZ executive took me aside to remonstrate with me about the Basil Brush question. ‘Why is it,’ he asked, ‘that you always have to spoil everyone’s fun with these serious political questions?’ Boom boom, Mr Derek!

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