Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Tom Leppard is tamed at last!

There are plenty of wackos out there: some of them dangerous, but most of them harmless.

One of the harmless ones is Tom Leppard.

Tom Leppard, as his name suggests, got the urge to tattoo his body in spots to look like a leopard. Tattoos cover 99.2% of his body. This makes him one of the most tattooed men in the world.

But that’s not all. Because for the last 20 years Tom Leppard has been living in a remote and derelict stone cottage in Scotland without electricity and with virtually no contact with other people.

Why he should want to live like this is anyone’s guess.

But is he mad? Well possibly not. After all, at least he hasn’t seen his pension fund wiped out in a matter of weeks like the supposedly sane people who run the rat race in places like London and New York.

But at 73 Tom is finally calling it a day and moving into a friend’s one bed flat complete with electricity, heating and other amenities.

The leopard tamed at last.

But with the meltdown in the global financial markets continuing apace, there might be MANY MANY others willing to take his place.


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Tom Leppard the leopard man of Skye

Tom Leppard the leopard man of Skye. Photograph: Murdo Macleod