Tuesday, 23 November 2010
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.