Saturday, 16 March 2013

Charley vs Red Nose Day

Here in Merrie Olde England, we have a yearly charity event called Comic Relief - otherwise known as Red Nose Day. The basic principle is that people - famous, infamous, or otherwise - do "something funny for money" to raise money to help needy and vulnerable people in the UK. Some really fantastic initiatives have been supported through the years - and that goes without mentioning the hilarity that ensues from the things people do. From the ever-admirable mountain climbing to covering oneself in honey and feathers, everybody chips in to raise money via the ever-popular mode of self-humiliation.

Luckily for me, all I had to do was bring in edible matter for a whole-school afternoon-tea.

I don't think you can get much more quintissentially British than that.

That said, you've probably guessed by now that I love making people happy - or, more specifically, making them laugh.

Which is exactly why I'm showing you these; my interactions with one of the eponymous Red Noses.


CHARLEY VS NOSE




They are a lot weirder up close than you'd think. Seriously.



Look a bit weird when you put them on, too. See?



They're also rather uncomfortable. Any by "rather", I mean "VERY".



Furthermoe, if your nose is longer than that which they used to mould the noses (assuming they used a mould, rather than just whacking them with a carving knife) they're also more than slightly tricky to get on.



Note: attempts to wear one's Red Nose may also result in you knocking your water bottle over just as you go to take a picture. 
Totally not what happened here by the way. 
Not at all.



FINAL VERDICT:
NOSE: 1
CHARLEY: 0

Happy weekend, everybody!

~ Charley R

27 comments:

  1. Charley! You have a parasite! But it's a nice-looking parasite, so if I were you, I'd keep it.

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    1. Oh! That's what it is! I was scared that it was an angry pimple! If it's just a parasite... don't listen to Liam. Get a pair of tweezers and get it off! Actually you might want to have a doctor remove it... it's a bit frightening and you probably will get Lyme Disease or rabies or worse... *lowers voice to whisper* Writer's Block!

      ~Robyn Hoode

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    2. Don't worry, either of you! I ended up tearing it in half because it wouldn't fit on my nose unless I wrestled with it.

      It won the battle (pictured) . . . but I won the war.

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    3. I don't think Liam was worried at all...

      ~RH

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    4. Huzzah! Drinks all around! *hopes Charley doesn't realize he sent it*

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    5. . . . *narrows eyes*
      There will be a reckoning, Head Phil. Mark my words.

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    6. I will side with you on this one, Charley. Anyone who sends parasites that resemble angry pimples is not to be trusted. *marches over to beside Charley and whips out Hawkeye-style bow*

      ~Robyn Hoode

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    7. *reaches for sword and blows the dust off it* Ah...I might be a bit rusty. It's been a while, my old friend (the sword, that is).

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    8. Good to see you, Amanda!
      Now, let's fight for the good of this world! Death or Glory!

      ~RH

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    9. Wait what? GOOD of this world? Ugh. Hero types? *pulls out her enormous mace and swings it about a bit* Ah well. Temporary truce for the sake of slaying the Head Phil?

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    10. Considering what Amanda was just saying about your so-called Legions of Terror, Charley, I wouldn't suggest it. And while you were swinging your mace around, I heard Robyn plotting your demise.

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    11. Why, you lying little... PHIL! You Quirk! (hey, if this was bad enough for Steve to use it on short notice...) How dare you make up such falsehoods!?
      *shoots poison arrow in Liam's direction*

      ~RH

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    12. No, wait! *uses invention to slow time so she can grab arrow before it hits it's target, grabs arrow, puts time to normal*

      I have a better idea.
      *walks foward, snatches bifocals from Liam's face and smacks him with them*
      I just hit a guy with glasses.

      ~RH

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    13. *cackles maliciously, and makes sure she gets a good picture of the moment*

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    14. *whispers* Good work, Robyn. Just like we discussed. Now sneak up behind her.

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    15. We discussed something?
      Thanks for getting the picture, Charley. Now, be sure to plaster it all over the internet.
      Now, I'm just confused. Whose side am I on again?
      *makes secret hand signals to Liam as she crouches behind a bush*

      ~RH

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    16. Did you get a good picture? Should we do it again?

      ~RH

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  2. You should wear it all the time now, I think it is cute.

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    1. Hahaha, if only it weren't so uncomfortable! . . . and i hadn't torn it in half about ten minutes after that last picture.
      I told you it was hard to get on!

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    2. I agree with you, Jack! It really brings out your round-nosed side, Charley...

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  3. I don't see any difference between you with the nose on and you without it. :P

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    1. Oi! *swats you with a wet noodle* Cheeky!

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  4. Hmm...*wonders how Charley would know about the water bottle without it actually happening* ;)

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    1. *pointed look* It remains a mystery of the universe . . .

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  5. Hey, Charley? Are you on the NaNoWriMo site?


    ~Robyn Hoode

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    1. Yes I am! My handle's spookofnight - come buddy me! :D

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    2. Going to buddy you now. :)

      ~Robyn Hoode

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