Saturday, May 1
My friend Dean keeps trying to convince me that minor celebrities have just died. I got a text from him today.
'Mike Flowers is dead'
I'm online at that time so I try and find out what happened but my search is fruitless - maybe Dean has heard some exclusive news - I text him back:
'I can't find anything on the web man, how did you find out, what happened?'
A few minutes later, a reply:
'I just saw him get hit by a car'
Now I know he is obviously not telling the truth, but I have a horrible vision in the back of my mind of a blonde wig covered with blood in the gutter of a Manchester street.....
Ten minutes later as I am trying to get this thought out of my mind, he texts me back:
A sick and twisted mind, or the famous scouse sense of humour, you decide...