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Hack falls to floor at Eye lunch shocker
Posted by Adam Macqueen, 4th June 2009 | 2 comments

A nice account of one of the fortnightly Private Eye lunches at the Coach and Horses in Soho from Iain Dale here.

Yes, alright, I’m only posting that because he says nice things about me…

The rather peculiar entry for Private Eye on that ever-reliable site Wikipedia states with some confidence that the lunch is known as “The Old Crappola”. They provide a reference for it and everything, so it must be true. Despite the fact that no-one at Private Eye has ever heard of the phrase…

  1. Comment by Mrs Payne N.D. Aarz
    June 14, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

    Well, then, what DO you Eye hacks call the fortnightly lunches at the Coach and Horses? I certainly hope it’s nothing as quotidien as “the fortnightly Private Eye lunches at the Coach and Horses”…shurely shomeone has come up with shomething much catchier throughout the decades?

    Respectfully submitted,
    Payne N.D. Aarz (Mrs)
    The Hague

  2. Comment by Adam
    June 22, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

    Er… “the lunch”, usually. Or, on occasion, at about 7pm when attempting to get home through streets of considerably soberer people than self, “a mistake.”

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