Sunday, March 5, 2023


Chuck Darcy, aka Chuck Steury, looks somewhat dramatic in this pose.  
He very much resembles a guy who tried to sell me a Chevy Citation in 
New Orleans in 1979.  Fortunately, I didn't buy it and got a Subaru instead.



  1. Would you have bought it if he'd come as a free gift in the boot?

    As you may know, the actor Peter Sellers was in the very popular radio comedy programme called The Goons, which spanned the '50s and early '60s. Spike Milligan - muscian, author, artist, actor, comedian and environmental activist - wrote most of the scripts, with one of the most surreal senses of humour that could leave you in pain. The trouble was that Spike was in fact a genuine manic depressive and had even spent some time in a mental home. He was off-beat, idiosyncratic and, at times, simply weird - but a much loved national treasure in a nation of eccentrics. When Peter Sellers had earned his first million in the movies, he bought a Rolls Royce. He was living at the time in Boreham Wood, in Hertfordshire, to the North of London. He discovered that his new motor had a rattle and was eventually stopped by the police at 3.00 o'clock in the morning, bombing up and down Barnet high street, breaking the speed limit. He explained to the police officer that he had a rattle who then opened the boot. Up out of the darkness rose Spike Milligan, in pajamas and dressing gown, with a pen light torch. Without missing a beat, the police officer said, "'Ello, 'ello, 'ello... I thought I might find you in here, sir." He was as wacky as they were.

    1. No, the Citation was a crappy car. I've heard of The Goons and adore Peter Sellers' work. Spike sounds like a delightful mess.