[Saint David's Shopping Centre, Swansea]Don’t talk to me about heroes – most of these men seem like subs…

On S4C just now, we were treated to Dr John Davies, Welsh historian extraordinare, waxing laconic over the 100 Greatest Welsh People in the World Ever poll:

“Fourteen nominations for Rhodri Morgan. Twenty-one for Rod Richards. Fifty-nine for Ivor the Engine. Not sure what that says about us as a nation. I got six. Twice as many as Swansea Jack, so that must mean something…”

I suspect my nomination for Dave must have got lost in the post somewhere. Yes… er… that’s it. As for the less famous Dave, he ended up at number 47, sixteen places below Rowan Williams and a whopping thirty-six below Mike-Peters-out-of-The-Alarm. It must be these ever-more-dodgy sponsorship deals, like the one on the right, that are denting David’s reputation.

(Here’s the full 100. Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus.)

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