I may have to turn in my nerd card for admitting this (and paleo and zrm will probably disown me), but I've never been a Dr Who fan... I have nothing against the show, but it has never grabbed me. Indeed, I believe I have seen the "Brain of Morbius" episode more times than I've seen every other episode combined. That being said, I should be happy that the new Dr Who will be a paisan- it'll be nice to see a Vespa-riding, Capezio-wearing, cappuccino drinking Dr Who. There's a part of me that's a little disappointed, though, that Shane MacGowan wasn't given the role of the Doctor. Who wouldn't like a drug-addled, foul-mouthed, snaggle-toothed Doctor Who?
Just to make myself a little sadder at what could have been, here's the hilariously filthy Bottle of Smoke, in
which Cousin Shane drops a ton of F-bombs, singing about a big gambling win at the track:
By now, I'd bet that you are also miffed that Shane wasn't cast as Doctor Fucking Who.