It used to be a common pattern: first they’d misspell my name “Damien” and then they’d make a joke about 70s horror classic The Omen*. This has been fading lately, except with those of a certain age—step forward, Hak. Unfortunately, the self-eating content monster has finally got round to remaking the 1976 original. Here we go again. Luckily I’ve kept quiet about my middle name being “Chewbacca”.
*[I love that one of the reissues of the original went under the chilling title Omen I: The Birthmark.]
It’s odd, the “Damien” variation seems to have bad juju. The only person I knew with that spelling was killed fleeing the police at 100 miles an hour in the East End. He was very heavily tattooed, which often goes with a dysfunctional personality.
Right then, I’ll see you and the goats in the boneyard at midnight – ‘kay? Don’t forget the flint knife.