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What the Dickens?

Yesterday was Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday.

Someone in another place remarked how similar Mr Dickens appeared to Cowdenbeath FC chairman and former Rangers vice chairman Donald Findlay.

               (From left Charles Dickens, Donald Findlay, Donald Dickens, Charles Findlay – Thanks Al)

And that set me thinking about Dickens and some of his characters.

Mister Micawber from David Copperfield was the very man for extolling the virtues of prudence. “Annual income £50 million, annual expenditure £49.5 million – result? happiness! Annual income £50 million, annual expenditure £55 million and some payments allegedly made from offshore accounts – result? misery!”

WC Fields was the first man to play Micawber on the silver screen. He reminds me of someone

Former Rangers Chairman W.C. Fields

Early Hollywood actor John McClelland

Meanwhile to borrow another Micawber phrase, it seems that Craig Whyte is waiting for something to turn up…..