Sadly two of my great heros have shuffled off in the last few weeks whilst the aforementioned bastards are lazing in their holiday homes.
Keith Waterhouse, a wonderful, readable and exciting writer who produced my all-time favourite novel "Billy Liar" left us a couple of weeks ago. He had been a bit of a grump in later years but had persisted with heavy champagne lunches and appealing cantankerosity till the end.
The other day Keith Floyd sadly joined him. Bon Viveur extraordinaire, his panache and extrovert style made his TV Cooking programmes infinitely more fun and enjoyable than millionaire businessman Rick Stein's efforts. And his programmes used the Stranglers music.
What is it about Keiths then?
They all appear to be attracted to a high-octane life to be lived in the fast lane.
That's why my post title is "Keef or Longevity".