After the decision to set up a new shop in a warmer climate, a phrase came back into my head; a phrase that had surfaced when researching multiple World War 2 programs and in particular when I was commissioned to make 3 dedicated titles for a triple show pack, Dwight D Eisenhower, Adolf Hitler and…Winston Churchill.
There were 2 expressions from Winston that struck a cord with me. A fellow sufferer of that most debilitating of conditions when it strikes, depression, he was known to slip away far from the madding crowd when the “Black Dog” came to him and sit, smoking a cigar, watching his pigs.
“Dogs look up at you, cats look down at you but pigs, treat you as their equals.”
The other is where we found some common ground. He had a family phrase; bounced round by immediate Churchills when things messed up, broke down, mistakes were made or impossible hurdles appeared from over the horizon.
KBO. Which stands for… Keep Buggering On.
And this I adopted for my last stand as a media mouse entering Shakespeare’s sixth age in the world of entertainment. Hence KBO Media was formed. And indeed, the pig, compliments of my son’s unique skills in his own right (I am rubbish at illustrating) was born, complete with cigar and bowler hat. Flying high in a blue but clouded sky for the remainder of my eternity. (70 years after death copyright).
Full exposure has now been revealed to the movie world of this unique Churchillian piece of wordcraft.. in the movie DARKEST HOUR starring Gary Oldman. Between Gary and my pig, I think we got KBO totally covered and out there in the world. Must let Gary know I got there first next time I see him.