Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Ozzy Comes To Work


Every year in the UK we are treated to a charity telethon called “Children In Need” where people basically do stupid stuff to raise money for children’s charities.

The show on TV is dreadful but the sentiment is admirable.

Last year my company decided to participate for the first time and organised a whole bunch of ideas for fund raising, involving raffles selling home-made food and, most importantly, a fancy dress day at work.

Sadly, last year I was a coward and opted not to dress up, choosing instead to sit and laugh at my work colleagues in their silly costumes.

However, this year, I decided to join in. I was tempted to resurrect my Gene Simmons look but thought that it would be too much hassle for Mrs PM to paint my face first thing on a Friday morning. Besides, I would have had to drive to work with my glasses on, risking smudging the make up and running the whole effect.

So I opted to become Ozzy Osbourne.

It was a relatively easy thing to achieve and it cost next to nothing. The hardest part was drawing

O Z Z Y

in blue biro on my left hand. I certainly didn’t want to emulate the man by reproducing ALL of his tattoos.

To enhance the magic, and unlike some of the other participants, I could actually do a pretty good impersonation of the person I was dressed up as.

You see, Ozzy Osbourne grew up about six miles away from where I was born and it’s not too difficult for me to revisit my old accent for the enjoyment of my colleagues.

I even took some music from my Black Sabbath and Ozzy collection and played it sporadically on my PC throughout the day peppering the tunes with cries of “SHAAARRRROONNN!!!”

Here are some photos:








And here is the man himself for comparison:



The worst thing about the day, apart from looking daft, was wearing the bloody wig. Not only did it drive me crazy causing my head to itch, I also ended up eating most of it when I tried to have lunch and snacks. It was a right pain in the arse.

Nevertheless I stuck at it.

Of course, I didn’t win the competition– but that wasn’t the plan. The plan was to look like a goon and play heavy metal at work – oh and pay the entrance fee to help charity.

I think I might just have pulled it off.

15 comments:

SenoraG said...

What a great thing to do for charity, fun too. I think you look great! I love Ozzy. My 76yo mother wants to go see him when he comes to New York. Hmmmmmm. LOL

You're a great sport and I am glad you had fun.

Kath Lockett said...

You look brilliant!

...hopefully there was no dog droppings on any of the work carpets though.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi SenoraG,

I've seen Ozzy and as entertaining as he is, he might be a bit too much for your mother.

Yes - it was fun.

:0)

Cheers

PM

The Plastic Mancunian said...

G'Day Kath,

Thankfully no dogs were present (or harmed) in the taking of those pictures.

:-)

Cheers

PM

Carl said...

Beautiful work about to treated to a charity telethon called Children In Need,useful thing to do also very helpful.

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River said...

You make a very convincing Ozzy Osbourne!

SHAAARRRROONNN!!

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Carl,

A worthy cause indeed - woth looking like a goon for a day.

:0)

Cheers

PM

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi River,

The wig helps - and the glasses - and most importantly of all the accent.

:0)

Cheers

PM

drb said...

Bravo! () () ()

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi DRB

Many thanks.

:0)

Cheers

PM

Pandora Behr said...

Brilliant, PM, just brilliant. Well done you.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pandora,

Thanks - 'twas fun.

:-)

Cheers

PM

bingkee said...

I'm not a fan of this guy....he scares me with his looks and music but my husband likes his music.
But you did a good job of imitating him.
I like Gene Simmons better.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Bingkee,

I might have done better in the competition had I gone as Gene Simmons - maybe next year.

:0)

Cheers

PM