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The origins of Jason Thomson have long been disputed. Some say that he is the result of a horrible lab accident where he was bitten by a radioactive bear. Others say that he is simply a hallucination of the drunken mind that only appears after you’ve silenced the voice of common sense. His parents claim that he was brought up in the Borders town of Peebles. We may never know the truth.

At the age of eighteen he was kidnapped by a travelling Muppet show and even now harbours a fear of hand puppets. He managed to escape using only a towel and the spring from a click top pen. Once back in the big wide world he found himself in the wonderful city of Edinburgh and decided to make it his home.

Slowly the concept of money dawned on him and he decided to find employment in his new stomping ground. Finding his feet in the world of fine alcoholic beverages he started to turn up in one of the capital’s fantastic whisky shops on a day to day basis. This resulted in them having to offer him a full time job. He can be found here most days peddling his wares.

When not stretching the term “working” to its loosest possible meaning Jason can often be found in the cities’ cinemas on a one man mission to cause a national shortage of popcorn. In the evenings he indulges in a similar mission in any bar he can find but involving beer. Though the odds were clearly stacked against him Jason managed to find love in this crazy world and lives in Leith with his lovely girlfriend and awesome son.

Jason also writes the blog for his work place and has had work featured in national newspapers. He also once ate four quarter pounder cheese burgers in one sitting.

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