Actual Things People Have Said To Me

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I had the following exchange today with someone I know and consider a friend:

Friend: Is he (Spuds Mackenzie) still alive?

Me: I don’t know, I’ve never met a 30 year old dog before.

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Other than the mistaken belief that dogs can live longer than Jimi Hendrix my friend made another mistake: Spuds Mackenzie née Honey Tree Evil Eye was female.

Well the character Spuds was definitely male – a guy’s guy and perhaps the Most Interesting Dog In The World – but the actor was female.  And you thought she was good at her craft before, but so convincingly being able to play a different gender is nothing short of remarkable.

Honey Tree died at the age of 9 of kidney failure in 1993.  Was she perhaps getting high on her own supply?  The immense pressures of stardom can not be understood by those of us who have not experienced it first hand.  It has no comparison.

If you are like me and see a reference to something from your childhood on the internet and then google it to find out more and to experience it as an adult, Mental Floss has a typically interesting article on Spuds.

 

 

 

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