posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 04:10 AM
There's a guy who owns a second-hand junk shop in Collingwood who always engaged anyone who came into his shop in discussion about his mate 'Chopper
Read''. Being Collingwood, and full of Collingwood supporters (Melburnians will understand), we were never sure if he was telling the truth, another
colourful specimen of the streets with a tale to tell, or perhaps just a stubby short of a six-pack.
Sure enough though, there was an article on the TV about the dying 'Chop Chop' just a couple of days ago, and there was 'Chopper', all 8 feet of
him (6 foot 2 actually) with very same junk-shop man (who sold me a crap bicycle for way too much more than a decade ago) very slender, and quite
short, who was bearing the not inconsiderable size and weight of the seemingly undiminished standover man.
For better or worse, Melbourne will never be the same.
Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read, RIP