Soho cyclist leaves Sir Paul McCartney hopping mad

Rock Star berates bike rider who Should Have Known Better than to tangle with ex-Beatle

by Simon_MacMichael   October 14, 2010  

Paul McCartney gives music the thumbs-up, but Soho cyclist the thumbs-down.jpg

Rock legend and national treasure he may be, but Sir Paul McCartney isn’t afraid to dish it out to those who have given him cause for offence – remember that spat with his publicist a few years back after a midnight visit to see American illusionist David Blaine? – and now the ex-Beatle’s ire has been turned on a London cyclist.

According to The Sun, McCartney performed a surreal dance and put on a high-pitched voice to express his outrage at a cyclist riding along the streets near his Soho office who was urging pedestrians to get out of his way, although it’s unclear from the article whether the rider was on the pavement or the road.

The newspaper says that the 68-year-old, who despite the usual Lennon/McCartney credit is thought to have self-penned Beatles classics with potentially bike-related titles such as Fixing A Hole, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road and I’ll Follow the Sun, not to mention The Long and Winding Road, dashed out and shouted after the cyclist, “Ooh I'm so scary, I'm so scary," while performing a bizarre dance.

Bystander Mark Thorburn, aged 37, told the newspaper: "The cyclist was telling everyone to f*** off out of his way.

"Paul danced like an elf and put on a squeaky voice to take the mickey. It was the funniest and most surreal thing I've seen."

There’s no report of whether the cyclist, who was evidently Flying, was a Day Tripper or Some Other Guy, and it appears that the rock star’s exclamations met with No Reply.
 

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You really shouldn't PUNish us with these poor jokes.

posted by italiafirenze [68 posts]
14th October 2010 - 13:12

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Slow news day? Is this even a news story? Well, it is for Sun readers I guess Rolling On The Floor

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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
14th October 2010 - 14:21

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Perhaps Macca wanted to drive my car instead?

posted by stereojet [127 posts]
14th October 2010 - 14:21

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What's he been smoking?

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posted by OldRidgeback [2450 posts]
14th October 2010 - 15:19

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simonmb wrote:
Slow news day? Is this even a news story? Well, it is for Sun readers I guess Rolling On The Floor

Not a slow news day as the Cycling England and texting at wheel stories demonstrate, but to be honest we needed a bit of comic relief at this end Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8989 posts]
14th October 2010 - 15:24

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simonmb wrote:
Slow news day? Is this even a news story? Well, it is for Sun readers I guess Rolling On The Floor
Au contraire simonmb. Such a good story we even gave you a choice of two versions! (At least briefly Wink )

posted by Mark Appleton [554 posts]
14th October 2010 - 17:06

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I always said that Chapman fella shot the wrong Beatle.

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posted by Chris [116 posts]
14th October 2010 - 22:38

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simonmb wrote:
Slow news day? Is this even a news story? Well, it is for Sun readers I guess Rolling On The Floor

Just because they're an easy target doesn't mean you should mock the afflicted.

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posted by Simon E [2219 posts]
15th October 2010 - 8:58

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Weird. Reads like a Daily Mash piece. A bit.

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posted by ravenbait [20 posts]
15th October 2010 - 18:20

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Hopping mad? Was his ex there too?

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posted by andylul [417 posts]
16th October 2010 - 0:02

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Who cares?

posted by RuthF28 [96 posts]
16th October 2010 - 11:03

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