Thursday, October 13, 2011

Celebrity Sighting in Notting Hill

Culture means so many things and, interestingly, is often just as much about people as it is about art - Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic, the Savage Beauty exhibition featuring the work of Alexander McQueen, and Popeye and Olive Oyl at a book launch.

Wait, what?

Yup, that's right, folks.  I met Popeye and Olive Oyl.  Jon's company threw a launch party for a new cookbook at Books for Cooks in Notting Hill last week, and these two characters were the guests of honor.  How cool is that?

I don't think I've ever seen a Popeye cartoon, but we all know the song:

Well, actually, I'm pretty sure the version of the ditty that I learned at school was a bit ruder and started something like "I'm Popeye the sailor man / I live in a garbage can."  Oops.


  1. Can't believe you never saw a Popeye cartoon! Have you at least seen the movie?

    Good celebrity spot though!

  2. Well, I grew up without a TV which would explain why I've never seen the cartoon... but maybe I have seen the movie? I can't remember! Did it have a plot? Haha.


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