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Thursday, April 25, 2002

My friend Roger...
My friend Roger is a lovely, lovely man.

Not only is he a lovely man but he also used to be a lovely dinosaur too. A lovely big purple dinosaur. The purple dinosaur in fact. Barney. Or Euro-Barney as we used to call him. Actually he was EMEA Barney. A sort of Euro-Barney, Afro-Barney and Arabi-Barney all rolled into one.

He's been to Barney school and everything. He was professional trained in the art of being Barney. And he was very good at it. He used to work very hard.

I had the pleasure of seeing him perform at Wembley but better than that he's actually met both Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela.

Something I'll never get a chance to do dressed in a purple dinosaur suit or not!.

In his spare time Roger he is also a robot. And a very successful one. Arbie The Robot. As an American robotic performer once put it, "UK based 'Arbie the robot' ...I have the highest respect for him. Simply, he's pure class." Available for weddings, promotions and events.

Unfortunately I've never actually seen Arbie perform live and so imagine my delight when Roger informed me last night that he is performing in New Oxford Street this afternoon (5pm-7pm) at Burton (a sponsor of the England team for the FIFA World Cup 200) to promote their official England Suit.

Needless to say I shall be there and I'm taking my video camera. Come on down and give him a cheer!

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