Eddie Izzard is a modern day Herculean Hero

March 22, 2010

Rarely in this cynical old society and world that we live in, does something impress so much that it keeps coming back to haunt your subconcious. This has been the case with Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 51 days, for the “worthy” Sport Relief.

Such is the magnitude of Eddie Izzard’s achievement, it almost dwarfs Hercules’ tasks in  Greek mythology – had Izzard been around a couple of millenia ago, surely Homer would have included him in his “Iliad”?!!  In an era where we have to suffer the self Eddie Izzardaggrandisement and narcissism ( see also the fable of Narcissus in Greek mythology ) of celebrities, most of whom are totally vacuuous, this was an awe-inspiring act of selflessness for a great cause!! His drive, determination, resilience and sheer bloodymindedness are to be admired!! On top of that, Izzard’s constantly cheerful, positive, optimistic and pragmatic disposition defied belief – surely this is no homo sapien, but an alien from outer space, governed by different laws of physics!!

Never mind a paltry presence in Madame Tussaud’s waxwork museum, we should erect a bronze statue in Trafalgar Square, where Eddie Izzard’s Herculean task came to an end.  Although, I’m sure the transvetite facet of Eddie’s personae would prefer to replace the cupid-esque Statue of Eros in Piccadilly Square!!

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