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General Chat => Off Topic => : Quirkafleeg 27 February, 2006, 03:03:14 PM

: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 27 February, 2006, 03:03:14 PM
Actor Darren McGiven best know as Kolchack The Night Stalker.

Black, lesbian sf writer Octavia Butler.
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: Quirkafleeg 27 February, 2006, 03:05:27 PM
Damn... it's McGaven, not McGiven... (still, not the worse mistake you can make on an obit)
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: Wils 27 February, 2006, 03:30:56 PM
McGavin was also in Raw Deal, which has my all time favourite Arnholt quote in.
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: Bart Oliver 27 February, 2006, 04:51:01 PM

Which is?

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: Wils 27 February, 2006, 05:15:41 PM
"You should not drink and bake!"
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: Art 27 February, 2006, 11:20:35 PM
Octavia Butler was a NW local. I've never actually read any of her stuff though.
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: Richmond Clements 27 February, 2006, 11:51:11 PM
This one hot of the presses. Well, News24: Dennis Weaver RIP.
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: Art 28 February, 2006, 12:27:06 AM
I reckon Kolchak was done in by vampires. You can't prove it's not true!
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: Bico 28 February, 2006, 12:46:41 AM
Not if you're Kolchak - poor stiff never got the scoop.
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: Wils 28 February, 2006, 12:54:11 AM
You've missed a prime opportunity for a McCloud pun there, RAC.
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: Richmond Clements 28 February, 2006, 02:35:53 AM
After you, sir...
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: johnnystress 28 February, 2006, 07:20:04 PM
Thats really sad about Denis Weaver. Always had a soft spot for him that stems form my youth, when my dad christened the local nutjob who used to go around dressed as a cowboy( 6 guns and all) "Mc Cloud".

He was great in Duel.
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: DavidXBrunt 28 February, 2006, 11:38:43 PM
A couple more names to add to this thread - Lou Gish died last week. She's probably most known for playing Jeffs boss/girlfriend in half a dozen episodes of Coupling. Linda Smith the 'nice' comedian from practically any Radio 4 comedy show died yesterday. Both from Cancer.
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: Art 28 February, 2006, 11:43:02 PM
Oh, and it was my Birthday on Saturday.
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: DavidXBrunt 28 February, 2006, 11:48:35 PM
Did you die? If not take it to another thread.
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: Art 28 February, 2006, 11:51:00 PM
The "it was my boirthday
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: DavidXBrunt 28 February, 2006, 11:54:24 PM
Gold.
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: GordonR 01 March, 2006, 12:16:15 AM
I'm very disappointed with the quality of these RIP threads.  While Gary callously dismisses Octavia Butler as "black, lesbian sf writer", here's how others have hailed her departure from this mortal coil:

"Today I say a silent prayer that she may travel well wherever the next stage of her great adventure takes her."

That was Steven Savile, by the way, he of the imminent Slaine novel and the Marenghi-tastic website.

I have a feeling Stevie might become an unwitting star on this board.
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: Art 01 March, 2006, 12:30:04 AM
I think all other sites on the internet just became obsolete.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 12:36:50 AM
Dear Boddah In Heaven! The man has made pimping his own work into an artform! Have you seen his Vampire Street Team? Unbelievable.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 12:40:32 AM
And whilst it really is a case of Kettle and Pot here's his fat and fatuous face.

Link: Steven Savile and his Vampire Buddies.

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: GordonR 01 March, 2006, 12:45:01 AM
Is that the "hey, lowly prole, here's your chance to help me - yes, ME!!! - spread the word about me and how great I am!  Bow down before me and give praise for how lucky I have allowed you to be!" bit?

He's a delight to watch in action on the Black Library board.  Guaranteed to turn any thread he's on into a discussion about him and his work.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 12:47:36 AM
Yep. I like the way he suggests flyposting in his honour. It's worth remembering that by that action alone he could be done for inciting a crime.
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: Mr D 01 March, 2006, 12:52:05 AM
I know this isn't exactly sf related, but it's saddening all the same....

Linda Smith passed away yesterday.
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: Art 01 March, 2006, 01:02:36 AM
ote the use of an "Ellis Angle" in the photograph - probably hiding a double chin.
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: The Amstor Computer 01 March, 2006, 01:20:11 AM
"Probably"? I don't think there's any probably about it ;-)

I quite liked the bit about his debut novel - that would be the vanity-published debut novel with a run of only 250 copies.

Mind you, the Slaine novel should make interesting reading. Here's guessing we'll see one or more of the following:

-- Celtic vampires, possibly painstakingly researched, but likely to be just as tedious as most vampires written by fat, pretentious tossers

-- Absolutely no humour whatsoever

-- An even more dull, self-important Slaine than in the Books of Invasions

-- A shoutout to the Barbarian Street Team for doing all the marketing and legwork that the author/publisher should have done themselves
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 01:21:32 AM
No probably about it. He does look a lot like Ellis going to a fancy dress contest as D'israeli, doesn't he?
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: GordonR 01 March, 2006, 03:29:48 AM
So, be honest, anyone want to join me and sign up with the Vampire Street Team?  It'll be like the Airfix Modeller's Club - only better!  You get a free Steven Savile bookmark, and everything!

Like the man himself says, "It's your chance to make a difference."

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: Quirkafleeg 01 March, 2006, 04:19:52 AM
Is'nt it about time you had your own 'team' Gordon? You could call it the Jason Giants or something....
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 04:24:52 AM
I'm signed up and raring to go. Raring I tells you.
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: Quirkafleeg 01 March, 2006, 04:24:57 AM
>He does look a lot like Ellis going to a fancy dress contest as D'israeli, doesn't he?

Or a long lost Mitchell brother. Or a balder version of me with more piggy eyes.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 04:33:27 AM
Or how you'd imagine the writer who thought up the Mitchels would look.
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: Quirkafleeg 01 March, 2006, 04:50:02 AM
I notice he's won 'Writers of the Future'... that's the Scientology sponsered thing no normal person would touch with a ten foot pole.
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: Art 01 March, 2006, 04:52:06 AM
I saw a copy of it in a local bookshop, it just looked like a fairly innocent short story compilation to me.

(oh, and I picked up THE BEAST by Peter Benchly for 25c. He's DEAD you know...)
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: The Amstor Computer 01 March, 2006, 04:55:49 AM
The Beast? Pah, you want to get your mitts on White Shark - beware the Nazi shark supersoldier!
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: Quirkafleeg 01 March, 2006, 05:09:20 AM
White Shark rocks... and I've read the Beast three times (never read Jaws oddly enough). I would really recommend Lush (Rummies in yankland) if you ever see it
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: Art 01 March, 2006, 05:16:03 AM
Hey, this is some shop where you plonk your cash in a jar and take your item - it's not Amazon you know.
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: The Amstor Computer 01 March, 2006, 05:17:55 AM
I read Jaws only after years of watching the movie. Quite pleasantly surprised by it, though needless to say a certain scene near the end between a couple of the main characters had me going "WTF?". IIRC, it was inserted at the request of the publisher & it sticks out like a sore thumb.
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: Art 01 March, 2006, 05:19:11 AM
Brokeback Schooner!
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: GordonR 01 March, 2006, 05:22:42 AM
"I notice he's won 'Writers of the Future'... that's the Scientology sponsered thing no normal person would touch with a ten foot pole."


Hahahaha.   This just gets better and better.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 05:25:53 AM
PECIAL STREET TEAM PRIZE

For the person who provides the best picture evidence of their efforts to terrorize the world with von Carsteins there will be a nifty little prize.
I have had 10 numbered and unique mugs made, with art work, signed by me - collectors items.
Best picture to prove your dedication wins one of these.

So what are you waiting for?
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: Dudley 01 March, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
What can YOU get out of joining the Vampire Street Team?
*Rewards include unpublished stories that will ONLY be available to Street Team members, badges, bookmarks, and other free merchandise.

What do YOU have to do to earn these unique rewards?
* Call in to your local bookstore/game store and suggest they set up a signing session or reading  
* Bring friends to the signing sessions & readings when they are in your town
* Convincing friends and people you believe might enjoy the books to buy them
* Put the books face out in your local bookstores so people can see them
* Put up posters in your city centre that you can download from the e-free section of the website
* Post to science fiction, fantasy and horror forums and related message boards online to get a buzz going
* Including links to this website as well as to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online bookstores in the signature section of your emails
* Encourage people in your local Roleplaying and Warhammer clubs to visit the website, join the mailing list and even join the street team
* Just about anything else you can think of to get the name of the book out there and promote sales


Go, Vampire Street Team!  You could have all sorts of whacky adventures along the way!  Eventually being turned into a Cartoon Network series!!!
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: House of Usher 01 March, 2006, 06:28:49 PM
You see, Gary - I told you that goth kids who *really* think they're vampires read too much and listen to music too little. Why, I bet they read Steven Savile too.
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: GordonR 01 March, 2006, 06:45:52 PM
It's like the Mooneys, isn't it?  

Tell all your friends, harrass them into buying my books, pester lowly-paid people who work in bookshops, go down to your local wargames club and talk loudly about me until they ask you to leave.

It's a difficult choice (Just narrowly edging out the 'go into bookshops and turn my books face-out on the shelf' bit) , but I think I like this part the best:

"*Rewards include unpublished stories that will ONLY be available to Street Team members."

Translation: you get to read tat I haven't been able to sell to any publishers.



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: johnnystress 01 March, 2006, 06:48:53 PM
Now Don Knotts has joined in the fun!

:(

Link: Don Knotts dead

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: Dudley 01 March, 2006, 06:54:39 PM
For me, the real low point comes when he entices his audience, presumably made up of people who "like" serial killers, with, um, badges...

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: Dudley 01 March, 2006, 06:55:15 PM
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: House of Usher 01 March, 2006, 07:00:51 PM
In 1979, Knotts replaced Norman Fell on "Three's Company," playing the would-be swinger landlord to John Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt.

...Three's company was the American version of Man About the House. Norman Fell played Stanley (not George) Roper over there.
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: Satanist 01 March, 2006, 07:59:33 PM
* Put the books face out in your local bookstores so people can see them

I pass 3 bookstores on my way home. I think I'll nip into each and move all his books to another section. I might even pop into the library.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 09:02:59 PM
I hid all the copies of this book behind the Black Flame books in Manchesters Waterstones.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 09:04:07 PM
Oh, and the form letter he sent me when I joined the V.S.T. suggested going into bookshops and ordering a copy of the book but not collecting it so that they will eventually stick it on the shelves to sell.
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: House of Usher 01 March, 2006, 09:07:42 PM
I'm horrified.

...but which bookshops allow you to order books without making payment up front these days? I did it once but that was more than 10 years ago.
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: GordonR 01 March, 2006, 09:09:41 PM
Oh lordy.  This guy's a TREASURE.  I wonder why he hasn't put this helpful sales-boosting hint up on his open website?
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 09:39:46 PM
I also bought a copy of Cabals 1 today and deliberatley didn't follow his advice on how to make it sell. Pleasingly when I popped back in F.P. later there was only one copy left which probably sayss omething.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 09:46:16 PM
Piggy Mitchell writes -

First up - thanks for wanting to be a part of this team. We call it guerilla marketing - where folks do unexpected things to make products sell. There are some simple business truths about publishing that people don't know, including just how important the first two weeks of a book's shelflife are - so with Inheritance supposedly on the street NOW it is time for us to do some very basic stuff.

#1

I'm very curious as to how it's going in terms of getting into bookstores - the official release was Monday and yet play.com and amazon.co.uk both list it as awaiting delivery of stock so it didn't get to them in time for the release date.

My friends were in Belfast this week and Waterstones and Forbidden Planet didn't have their copies yet... my mother tried to get one in 3 stores in Newcastle... no joy.

This means that no sales are happening simply because no one has the book to sell.

You may remember me mentioning on the boards the trouble about Amazon putting in a very low order and not getting enough orders to force them to increase it - meaning that in those first few weeks it could be almost impossible to get ahold of the book? It seems like this is playing out and that with the exception of direct orders from Black Library no one is able to get the book.

This could potentially be a disaster - so there are things we need to do -

So, help me out folks, if you are in the UK drop by your local store and see if it is in. If they don't have it - ask them if they have it on order, if they do, great, if not, ask them to back order it. Don't worry about actually collecting it - back ordered books that go uncollected go on the shelf with normal stock. That way even the chains who wouldn't normally have it, will have the book in stock.

If they have some on the shelf - stick it somewhere prominent. Face out. Books sell when they are seen, not when they are tucked away in corners.

Please email me to let me know what things are like in your town -

#2

Word of mouth -

If you have read the book already, please talk it up to your friends. Go into your GW store and bug them about how great it is. If you are in a games club or roleplaying society recommend guys in the group check it out. Getting a buzz going is vital.

#3

well more to come - I have to go work on Slaine right now -

#4

SPECIAL STREET TEAM PRIZE

For the person who provides the best picture evidence of their efforts to terrorize the world with von Carsteins there will be a nifty little prize.
I have had 10 numbered and unique mugs made, with art work, signed by me - collectors items.
Best picture to prove your dedication wins one of these.

So what are you waiting for?


Steve


This is how I replied earlier today.

dear mr saville,
is it okay to call you that or should it be more vampireic like master?

i saw 5 copys of yuor book in waterstones in manchester today and turned them all to face the front like you said and when i bought mine i told the man how good id heard it was and later when i left my coat and hat in the cafe went back for another one because this is going 2 be a collectors item and wanted one to read one to keep i did the same again

im thinking of buying mum 1 for mothers day cause she reads and this would BLOW HER MIND cause everything youve written has had that affect on me

cheers

I await a response.
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: Dudley 01 March, 2006, 09:54:21 PM
Is it just me or does he start by slagging off his publisher's distribution channels?
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: Quirkafleeg 01 March, 2006, 10:04:19 PM
>'go into bookshops and turn my books face-out on the shelf'

But I've doing that with Gordon's books for years and he's never sent me any of the Friday The Thirteenth fan fic he promised me!

I'm surprised he's not done the sign all copies everywhere trick (he could get his minions to do it) as bookshops can't send signed copies back to the publisher
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: House of Usher 01 March, 2006, 10:18:40 PM
Ah! Cunning. That explains how I was delighted to find a signed copy of "Sheep" by Simon Maginn just sitting with the other paperbacks on the shelf when I was looking for a copy to buy for Deborah in 1994.
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: DavidXBrunt 01 March, 2006, 11:30:04 PM
Steve replied to my e-mail.

By quoting things I'd written in this thread.

Rumbled.
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: PiggyMitchell 01 March, 2006, 11:30:44 PM
I don't know if I should be delighted that you are talking about me in an RIP thread and I am not dead, amused by the hijack of the Street Team (which was pretty funny) or saddened by the presumption that the book will be cack just because I am a fat tosser. You might be surprised and actually like it. You might hate it. Odds are you will hate it because I have filled it with dialogue like:

'Look mutha, I goin' down the arrrrches to sort that bloke out.'
'Nah Slainie he ain't wurth it.'
'No one disses me, mutha. I'm gonna teach that fat an fatuous fokker a lesson wif ma axe.'

Just for you. I'll see if I can work in a self-obsessed celtic vampire just for you as well - that was a nice idea.

Thanks gents, you made my morning
S.
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: Art 01 March, 2006, 11:41:05 PM
We should invite him to Shedcon.
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: House of Usher 01 March, 2006, 11:48:52 PM
'Look mutha, I goin' down the arrrrches to sort that bloke out.'

I like it! That'd be the Cornish gangsta pimp character, I presume?
: Shedcon
: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 12:00:03 AM
Ahh but Art, the invite would only be so you can find out how fat I actually am, wouldn't it? Or to beat the crap out of me for being the tosser who ruined Slaine.

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: Artificial Idiot 02 March, 2006, 12:02:14 AM
'who ruined Slaine'

I think you arrive a decade too late for that...

;)
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: House of Usher 02 March, 2006, 12:02:51 AM
the tosser who ruined Slaine.

I'm pleased to hear the accolade is still up for grabs... not that I'm calling anybody a tosser but, you know...

;-)
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: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 12:19:00 AM
You mean you didn't like the Book of Invasions?

But I have based EVERYTHING on that!



-- side bar -- forgive the indulgence. I mentioned it in an email to my infiltraitor -- I work on flat fee so if a book only sells one copy I still get the same amount of cash. Yes, I talk about myself on the BL boards -- I was asked to be a regular by the editors and for a year had nothing to talk about but myself, tis bloody difficult to do much else. I'm writing Slaine because I loved it in when I was growing up and it was SUCH an honour when they came and asked me. Last thing I want to do is really bugger it up. You know, that's like travelling back in time to get your wicked way with the hot girl in the class then getting sticky before you actually get to the fumbling.


-- other side note -- Lou Gish died? Damn she was fun as Jeff's girlfriend...handcuffed to the bed and all that.
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: Wils 02 March, 2006, 12:28:46 AM
We should invite him to Shedcon.

How easily you've forgotten what happened after you invited The Sheard...
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: Art 02 March, 2006, 12:34:05 AM
This time it will be different!

Oh wait...
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: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 12:42:40 AM
I was right, wasn't I? You want to tar and feather the fat boy!
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: Art 02 March, 2006, 01:17:28 AM
heh. Actually I think we inadvertantly hit him with some kind of ring-like death curse.
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: Dudley 02 March, 2006, 01:30:25 AM
MAX - icon for our guest, please!



Full kudos to you, Steve, for turning up to the party.  I still reckon Guerilla Vampire Club's a naff idea, though.
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: Art 02 March, 2006, 01:39:26 AM
Of course when Pat Mills, Fatty Ellis or James Harries turn up we're all in trouble.

Or Zombie Sheard.
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: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 01:51:25 AM
Love the icon - and you are quite right, it is a naff idea BUT hey without it I wouldn't have found you guys!

: Coz we all love a bit of Bush
: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 01:57:15 AM
WHITE HOUSE BREAKFAST


Dick Cheney and George W. Bush were having breakfast at the White House.

The attractive waitress asks Cheney what he would like; and he replies,
"I'd like a bowl of oatmeal and some fruit."

"And what can I get for you, Mr. President?"

George W. replies with his trademark wink and slight grin, "How about a
quickie this morning?"

"Why, Mr. President!" the waitress exclaims "How rude! You're starting
to act like Mr. Clinton, and you've only been in your second term of
office for a year! ''

As the waitress storms away, Cheney leans over to Bush and
whispers..."It's pronounced 'quiche' "
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: Bico 02 March, 2006, 02:12:44 AM
Are you really Ross Kemp's mum?
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: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 02:21:20 AM
Got the child bearing hips and the bald spot to prove it!
: Re: Coz we all love a bit of Bush....
: Matt Timson 02 March, 2006, 03:56:46 AM
This is great- and it's not even my fault for once!
: Re: Coz we all love a bit of Bush....
: Art 02 March, 2006, 04:14:05 AM
Isn't it kind of tatseless to post a lame joke from a forwarded email to an obituary thread?
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: Quirkafleeg 02 March, 2006, 04:16:34 AM
>saddened by the presumption that the book will be cack just because I am a fat tosser.

No I think the presumtion that the book will be cack is based on other assumptions.

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: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 04:27:08 AM
I apologise Art - I would remove it but I can't. I was hoping to inject some levity into the butt-kicking you boys had sent my way. I thought it was pretty amusing in terms of lame-forwarded jokes. I hadn't heard it. So yes, perhaps a mod if you have one here can cull it so the thread can be more respectful -

and maybe move the stuff about me to a non-RIP thread as well as none of that is even remotely tasteful, guys.

: Re: Shedcon
: Max Kon 02 March, 2006, 04:39:54 AM
Please copy the following into the database chat room



/icon piggy

Max
: Re: Coz we all love a bit of Bush....
: Art 02 March, 2006, 04:44:33 AM
and maybe move the stuff about me to a non-RIP thread as well as none of that is even remotely tasteful, guys.

No, but it's a lot funnier.
: Re: Coz we all love a bit of Bush....
: Quirkafleeg 02 March, 2006, 04:49:45 AM
So Steven what are you plans for Slaine? Can you give us any hints?
: Slaine stuff
: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 05:32:57 AM
Art - true. I'll give you that.



Quirkafleeg - it's a three book series at the moment, the first one covering Slaine from his entry into the Red Branch through his exile to meeting Ukko and making the decision to return home.

A lot of it is based on Warrior's Dawn episodes, including strips like Sky Chariots, Bride of Crom etc, though certain changes have been made primarily to improve the narrative flow of the book. To that extent it's being described as a re-imagining.

Comics work in a different way to novels in that regard. I'm doing me very best to be faithful to the humour of Slaine and Ukko while writing a story that folks unfamiliar with 2000AD will actually be able to enjoy.

On the plus side I've been given a higher 'rating' for the book meaning it isn't targeted at the 13-17 year old readership of Black Library but is actually aimed at a more mature audience.

I can't say much because I'm on an NDA obviously, but my genuine hope is that I'll do the book justice. I do have a sense of humour - and am not a goth boy. Heck, my first 13 books which are floating around on Amazon etc were Star Wars Media Tie Ins - to an extent you follow the work, but sometimes an opportunity arises where you actually get to work with something you loved when you were getting into the whole writing/sf gig.  

In terms of style - it opens setting the scene for folk new to Slaine, dealing with setting up Murias and Grudnew and the Red Branch, who Danu is, what the Horned God is all about, and then, from his exile becomes the more traditional Slaine we know and love - bloody & darkly funny.

How about this - keep your current low expectations when you go in, and hopefully you'll come out pleasantly surprised?

It's due on Halloween.

We'll all know about its relative merits/flaws soon enough, methinks.


-- Max - thanks for the icon. Now I feel more at home!
: Re: Coz we all love a bit of Bush....
: Proudhuff 02 March, 2006, 05:37:32 AM


I thought Pat M had ring fenced all attempts at Slaine?

Shirley Shomhuff
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: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 05:55:43 AM
Shirley - I have no idea about that. I know that he sold the license to Black Flame and they commissioned me with a street date of Oct 31. Anything else I couldn't tell you.
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: I, Cosh 02 March, 2006, 06:18:02 AM
I thought Pat M had ring fenced all attempts at Slaine?

Mr Rennie started the whole sorry saga with his surprise revelation on this thread:

Link: It'll Never Happen

: Re: Slaine stuff
: Dudley 02 March, 2006, 06:20:36 AM
Wait - so that means it was all 54 Jones' fault after all!
: Re: Coz we all love a bit of Bush....
: I, Cosh 02 March, 2006, 06:21:38 AM
I thought Pat M had ring fenced all attempts at Slaine?

Which, for any newcomers still not familiar with Mr Mills attitude to interlopers on his patch, came not long after someone had exhumed the festering corpse of this one (if you're short on time, skip to Pat's letter then imagine a heavily polarised debate lasting three years.)

Link: Bah I'm off to France

: Re: Slaine stuff
: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 06:37:27 AM
Wow that really is some insightful stuff - no idea I had walked into the middle of such a shitstorm.

Oh - and lots of my writing credits appear under Steve Savile, not Steven, which Amazon doesn't seem to like, Mr. Rennie.
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 02 March, 2006, 08:57:12 AM
I never read Octavia Butler. Was she any good?
: Re: RIPs
: PiggyMitchell 02 March, 2006, 09:02:56 AM
Kindred was excellent.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 02 March, 2006, 05:57:48 PM
Another death in the news. The tragic demise of one time child star who smoke and drank too much.

Link: Oliver! star Jack Wild

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 02 March, 2006, 07:49:56 PM
Bah, was just going to post that...
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: Matt Timson 02 March, 2006, 08:32:14 PM
"He suffered from mouth cancer after years of heavy drinking and smoking and had his voice box and tongue removed- and was unable to speak, drink or eat after having surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  He had to communicate through his wife and his meals were delivered in liquid form via a tube that went straight into his stomach."

Fucking Hell- I think I'd rather not survive in the first place than go through that for five years...
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: Grant Goggans 02 March, 2006, 08:53:27 PM
That's so dad.  I've watched every episode of HR Pufnstuf more times than I can count.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 02 March, 2006, 09:03:30 PM
Following the recent death of child star Jack Wild, police say a man is helping them with their enquiries
: Re: RIPs
: Art 03 March, 2006, 05:24:19 AM
Behold! The obsidian bowl! And beside it the pedestal of woe!
: Re: RIPs
: Art 07 March, 2006, 09:35:59 PM
Gone from the world: Baseball legend Kirby Puckett...

(Ok, I never heard of him before, but it's a pretty cool name)
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 07 March, 2006, 09:50:13 PM
Christopher Reeve's widow has just died, at 43, from lung cancer. She was a life-long non-smoker.

Oh and John Junkin has gone too - thought only RediculousXName will be bothered by that
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 07 March, 2006, 09:51:38 PM
What abot panel show regular John Junkin? After linda Smith Paul Merton must be shitting himself!

Link: To The Junk Yard

: Re: RIPs
: Aaron Smurf Murphy 08 March, 2006, 04:15:53 AM
"We should invite him to Shedcon."

Art, that's mean. The last celeb you jokingly invited wound up dead.

: Re: RIPs
: Art 08 March, 2006, 10:22:03 AM
Whos the deceased dude who direct Shaft and other flicks?

Gordon Parks 1912 - 2006

Damn straight!
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 08 March, 2006, 02:25:18 PM
Shut you face.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 08 March, 2006, 04:33:45 PM
> Gordon Parks 1912 - 2006

Wills will be wearing black for a year!
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 08 March, 2006, 05:03:53 PM
Better that then those purple tights...

;)
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 08 March, 2006, 07:01:59 PM
Patrick Moore. Not gone yet, just getting in first.
: Re: RIPs
: Bico 08 March, 2006, 07:15:27 PM
Messageboard Dead Pool, anyone?  I'm game.
Pete Doherty.
: Re: RIPs
: Satanist 08 March, 2006, 07:20:39 PM
Dead Pool? Not really a celeb but I'll take a stab at Ian Brady.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 08 March, 2006, 07:22:48 PM
I think we should have to make two choices. So far we've chosen an elderly man in hospital, a druggie, and an old man who's been on hunger strike for years. We should have to pick two people, an obvious one and one that would be a surprise. So I'm picking Patrick Moore and Ross Kemp. When's the...erm...deadline?
: Re: RIPs
: the3rdman 08 March, 2006, 07:31:34 PM
we had a little sweep stake in my local. The winner was whoever got closest to the date that Ken Bigley's mum turned her toes up following the news of his death. Anyone know if she's still about, the put was about 20 quid i think !
: Re: RIPs
: Bico 08 March, 2006, 07:35:02 PM
Pete Doherty and Vernon Kaye.
Because hope springs eternal.
: Re: RIPs
: the3rdman 08 March, 2006, 07:37:53 PM
Right ho. Clive James (saw him on TV last night and he looks ill) and Alex Ferguson (cos surely the red nosed twat has gotta go soon)
: Re: RIPs
: GordonR 08 March, 2006, 07:40:20 PM
Prince Phillip for me, ta.
: Re: RIPs
: Satanist 08 March, 2006, 07:46:57 PM
Ian Brady & Chris Evans.
: Re: RIPs
: Marbles 08 March, 2006, 07:49:33 PM
Mick the Dig from Time Team. I can't wait for the be-hatted West Country twat to have a coronary while shovelling yet another sod of earth from yet another trench, live on air hopefully.
: Re: RIPs
: GordonR 08 March, 2006, 07:52:09 PM
Well, if we're extending it to people we actively hope are going to die soon....Hold on, while I get that 15 giga-meg Word document booted up...
: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 08 March, 2006, 09:24:19 PM
Dolly Parton or John Cleese.
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 08 March, 2006, 10:27:37 PM
Bush, from a heart attack brought on by drug abuse, in the middle of a sexual act of the gay variety, just after he was filmed urinating on the Bible.

All the members of the Royal Family with the exception of the Queen.  Gawd bless 'er.

Nicholas Parsons.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 08 March, 2006, 10:36:06 PM
When was John Junkin in EastEnders, appearing alongside Perry Fenwick? I must have missed that. Who did he play? I suppose sooner or later everyone who's every appeared on television will have to appear at some time or other as a character in EastEnders.
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 08 March, 2006, 10:38:23 PM
Robbie Williams
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 08 March, 2006, 11:07:46 PM
Are you seriously suggesting that John Junkin played Robbie Williams in Eastenders?

Junkin was the bloke who abused Billy in the childrens home, when they were turning him from weasely bully to likeable loser. Everyone else liked him but Billy was mean to him. Was when he was living with Janine and before he got together with Little Mo.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 08 March, 2006, 11:22:37 PM
That long ago! Right; thanks.
: Re: RIPs
: thrillpowerseeker 08 March, 2006, 11:56:30 PM
think I'll plump for Ming the Meaningless..no wait thats too easy..

anita dobson.. in a ballooning mishap
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 10 March, 2006, 02:24:31 AM
Fool Brunt!

Williams is on my dead pool, nothing personal, I can just see it happening, the nation in morning, and Robbie reaching cult (Elvis/Lennon) status.
: Re: RIPs
: The Amstor Computer 10 March, 2006, 02:27:24 AM
Robbie reaching cult (Elvis/Lennon) status

I think you may have mistyped there, UKD... ;-)
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 10 March, 2006, 02:35:30 AM
Yeah, I think what you were looking for rhymed with...er...Brunt
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 10 March, 2006, 02:58:40 AM
Stoke will become the new pilgramage for William's impersenators the world over!
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 11 March, 2006, 01:14:40 AM
Profumo.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 11 March, 2006, 08:12:57 PM
Slobodan Milosevic
: Re: RIPs
: Art 11 March, 2006, 11:06:38 PM
Dead, and in hell!

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/03/11/milosov

: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 13 March, 2006, 12:52:53 AM
Sean Connery will probably go soon too.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 16 March, 2006, 06:36:11 PM
Charlie Hodge died last week.

Link: Charlie Hodge RIP

: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 16 March, 2006, 10:24:28 PM
Um... one hesitates to ask, Your Lordship Rac, but do you routinely monitor developments on elvispresleynews.com?

uh-huh-huh.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 16 March, 2006, 10:46:49 PM
Heh.
That, and any emo poetry sites I may find.


Thankyouverymuch.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 20 March, 2006, 02:21:25 PM
Humphrey, The Downing Street Cat...
: Re: RIPs
: Bico 20 March, 2006, 06:31:09 PM
You have to wonder if he overheard something he shouldn't have.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 26 March, 2006, 12:42:30 AM
Lynn Perrie, now as much remembered for her behaviour post Ivy Tyldsley and the reasons for her sacking but she was for a long time a big part of Corrie, and when it was at it's peak too. And there's Kes too.

I mean she was in it, not that Kes has died.

Though he prolly has.

He'd be ancient if for a Kesy if he were still going.

We'd have heard, surely?
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 26 March, 2006, 07:06:02 AM
I wonder if Vera will see her ghost again...?
: Re: RIPs
: Misanthrope 26 March, 2006, 10:11:39 AM
Who, Kes?
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 26 March, 2006, 05:15:08 PM
Richard Fleischer, Director
: Re: RIPs
: Art 28 March, 2006, 01:12:33 AM
Stanislaw Lem. 1921-2006.

Easily one of the best and most original science fiction writers of the last century. He was known mainly for Solaris, but The Futurological Congress is really worth checking out as well.
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 29 March, 2006, 10:56:56 PM
Caspar Weinberger.

Crazy name, dead guy.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 05 April, 2006, 06:56:59 PM
Gene Pitney
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 April, 2006, 07:52:33 PM
Gene Pitney

Something's gotten hold of his heart..

The icy grip of death

Link: Gene Pitney is dead

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 April, 2006, 07:55:04 PM
oops-didnt see your post quirkafleeg


I want that jacket marc Almond's wearing

i had one in black but made the mistake of lending it to a crusty mate of mine

dear god , the smell

But i digress..RIP gene
: Re: RIPs
: Rio De Fideldo 05 April, 2006, 07:56:20 PM
My Dad.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 April, 2006, 08:01:41 PM
really Rio?

I'm sorry to hear that
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 05 April, 2006, 08:22:23 PM
Commiserations Rio.
: Re: RIPs
: Rio De Fideldo 05 April, 2006, 09:11:05 PM
Aye really. After a long (seven years) fight against cancer Ron, my Dad, died last week on the 27th March. The funeral was yesterday and as you can imagine was pretty emotional.

Don't normally like posting messages like this but I thought it would be nice if he was somehow remembered on the RIP thread.
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 05 April, 2006, 09:11:58 PM
Very sorry to hear your sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 05 April, 2006, 10:56:20 PM
Awww Rio, sorry to hear that, man.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 06 April, 2006, 01:48:15 AM
Rio: sorry to hear your news.

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 06 April, 2006, 02:03:59 AM
My condolences, Rio.
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 06 April, 2006, 03:28:06 AM
Sorry for you loss Rio - I hope your Dad would have appreciated the gallows humour sometimes employed in this thread.

Todays passers on include Gene Pitney, who alas will never make it to Tulsa. Unless he went and didn't send me a postcard..

Link: Someone's Gotten Hold Od His Everything

: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 25 April, 2006, 03:33:10 AM
Dredd's Ultimate Foe, RIP

Link: Ho Ho Ho

: Re: RIPs
: Gothmog 25 April, 2006, 11:17:02 PM
Condolences Rio, hope things are getting better for you.

Another to add to the list, probably of little interest to non Evertonians or football historians but Brian Labone has completed his final transfer.

Link: True blue

: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 26 April, 2006, 01:16:27 AM
Dredd's Ultimate Foe, RIP

I thought this might be Stallone for a moment...
: Re: RIPs
: scutfink 02 May, 2006, 03:53:18 PM
K9...

Wait, no, my mistake.

:)
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 21 May, 2006, 05:18:48 AM
Freddy from Freddy and the Dreamers... doing that kicky-leg dance on a cloud right now.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 23 May, 2006, 05:08:44 PM
Director of The Quatermass Xperiment, Quatermass 2 and the original Casino Royale...

Val Guest: 11th December 1911 - 10th May 2006




You're slipping, Gary.
: Re: RIPs
: skull.ring 26 May, 2006, 02:39:47 PM
Desmond Dekker R.I.P.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5018910.stm

: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 26 May, 2006, 02:44:32 PM
"Me ears are alight"
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 26 May, 2006, 04:40:34 PM
ah dear- saw him perform last year

he was great
: Re: RIPs
: Art 29 May, 2006, 03:49:59 AM
Alex Toth.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 29 May, 2006, 04:20:26 AM
Aww no.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 29 May, 2006, 04:22:02 AM
Possibly best known for...
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 29 May, 2006, 04:33:16 AM
Aw no. :( The man made *inking* a fucking artform, he was that good at it. *Always* rated him as one of the greats alongside Eisner.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 29 May, 2006, 03:46:51 PM
fuck:(

: Re: RIPs
: Wils 29 May, 2006, 03:57:59 PM
From what I can gather, he died sat at his drawing board. :(
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 29 May, 2006, 04:14:50 PM
Paul Gleason, better known as the principal from 'The Breakfast Club' and Clarence Beeks from 'Trading Places' who ended up getting raped by a gorilla. Which isn't nice.

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 29 May, 2006, 05:20:41 PM
From tothfans website:

"Hello.
I am Alex's oldest son Eric. I meant to be the one to let everyone know that my father did pass away this morning drawing/writing at his table. I do not have any further details other than I will forward an address for those interested in sending cards. We will arrange something appropriate at or around the convention this summer in San Diego. As John shared, all of your cards and letters of the recent past were very much appreciated by my father. Only in these last years did he begin to understand and accept the fact that his work had touched so many people's lives. In time, more information will follow.

Thank you.
Eric and family."

Link: Toth forums

: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 02 June, 2006, 06:35:12 AM
Peter Bryant, Troughton-era Doctor Who producer.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/cult/news/drwho/2006/05/31/32554.shtml

: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 07 June, 2006, 06:22:59 AM
Billy Preston, who played and co-wrote 'melody' one of the best Rolling Stones songs ever

Link: Billy Preston

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 07 June, 2006, 05:52:35 PM
Arthur Widmer... inventer of the Bluescreen special effect
: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 12 June, 2006, 09:29:23 PM
Gyorgy Ligeti, genius composer who you've probably not heard of, but you have heard his music in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 12 June, 2006, 10:08:02 PM
No, I have heard of him! There was a brilliant doc about him a few years back...
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 12 June, 2006, 10:25:16 PM
One really good bit I remember is he pointed out the score for the choral piece in 2001 (Atmospheres?) has a special marks on hudge stretches of it that meant 'Yeah, I know this is basically impossible to sing but do your best'
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 15 June, 2006, 06:49:43 AM
Floyd Patterson, the man I was named after.

Link: The Gentleman of Boxing

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 17 June, 2006, 08:08:32 PM
Artist Tim Hildebrandt who, with his brother did a ton of illustration work for Star Wars and Tolkien and other books, posters, calendars etc

Link: http://www.comicon.com/thebeat/2006/06/tim_hildebr

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 17 June, 2006, 08:09:35 PM
sorry, that's a bit big... the linked website ob resized it.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 17 June, 2006, 08:51:00 PM
It's a great poster but was it done before they cast the film?

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 17 June, 2006, 11:01:38 PM
IIRC, yes - it was.
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 17 June, 2006, 11:10:32 PM
I used to love that picture and was always trying to draw Luke Skywalker in the same pose.  I think that some of the old bubblegum cards made the same picture if you put them together- but I might be misremembering that.
: Re: RIPs
: Gothmog 24 June, 2006, 02:59:45 PM
Television producer Aaron Spelling's been written out of the series.

In keeping with some of his shows maybe he'll re-appear next year as the identical twin brother no-one knew he had.

Link: Final credits

: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 24 June, 2006, 04:51:49 PM
A really rather good obituary for Alex Toth in the Grauniad yesterday.

Link: Obit

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 30 June, 2006, 02:34:52 AM
Jim Baen. US sf editor and publisher

Link: obit

: Re: RIPs
: Wils 01 July, 2006, 12:27:58 AM
Lennie Weinrib. Writer and performer of H.R. Pufnstuf.

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 01 July, 2006, 08:15:17 PM
'Fiery' Fred Truman - Yorkshire and England cricketer
: Re: RIPs
: Bico 01 July, 2006, 08:52:49 PM

Link: Kid Rock

: Re: RIPs
: Art 06 July, 2006, 03:43:03 AM
Ken Lay.
: Re: RIPs
: Max Kon 11 July, 2006, 04:49:59 PM
June Allyson Dies
Actress who played 'perfect wife' of Golden Age movie heroes dies at 88

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,202868,00.html

: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 11 July, 2006, 08:37:13 PM
Syd Barrett.

No news link yet but it was on 6music just

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 11 July, 2006, 08:41:54 PM
shame
: Re: RIPs
: Woolly 11 July, 2006, 08:42:39 PM
Syd's just been mentioned on BBC website also.
This is a sad, sad day...
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 11 July, 2006, 08:44:08 PM

Link: Guardian Obituary

: Re: RIPs
: philt 11 July, 2006, 08:54:00 PM
RIP Syd
: Re: RIPs
: the3rdman 11 July, 2006, 09:37:27 PM
apparently Syd died on the 7th July. The announcement was today tho. Shine on you crazy diamond........RIP
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 11 July, 2006, 09:42:43 PM
Alex Toth!! dead!

Man I gotta get my head outta the sand..
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 12 July, 2006, 12:51:47 AM
Very very sad.  One of the greatest of them all.

Shine on Syd.
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 12 July, 2006, 07:06:45 AM
Damn, Syd's dead! He did a nice version of the Joyce poem 'goldenhair' on one of his solo albums.  I have a sudden urge to listen to everything that Pink Floyd ever did
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 12 July, 2006, 10:07:36 PM
Can't believe I've just found out that Syd Barrett has died.

I love those early pink floyd albums, and the Syd Barrett solo stuff contains some really beautiful and fragile songs.

Off for a rather sad play-a-thon...
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 13 July, 2006, 02:59:46 AM
Barnard Hughes, who played Mr Merlin and Grandpa in The Lost Boys.

: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 13 July, 2006, 03:25:12 AM
Mr Merlin.... I used to watch some crap when I was a kid.

Never realised he was the guy in Lost Boys though.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 13 July, 2006, 03:54:53 AM
I've had a rather sad Floyd-a-thon now.

Damn that Syd was a talent.

: Re: RIPs
: Art 14 July, 2006, 04:43:01 AM
Red Buttons
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 16 July, 2006, 10:02:08 PM
Peter Hawkins - the voice of the original Daleks, Cybermen he also did a load of other voice over work including The Flowerpot Men, Captain Pugwash and Zippy off Rainbow.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 16 July, 2006, 11:38:11 PM
Roy Skelton was zippy. Peter was Bungle, surely?
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 16 July, 2006, 11:50:05 PM
Gerald James dies in June, aged 88. Garald played Tully in the second Saphire and Steel story, the dignified, tragic ghosthunter in the railway station story.
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 17 July, 2006, 04:34:23 AM
The irreplaceable Tom Weir, of Weir's Way fame.
: Re: RIPs
: Max Kon 17 July, 2006, 06:01:55 AM
my grandma
: Re: RIPs
: Woolly 17 July, 2006, 04:16:02 PM
Sorry to hear that Max.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 17 July, 2006, 05:10:43 PM
thats sad, my condolances max
: Re: RIPs
: Mr C 17 July, 2006, 05:29:52 PM
Really sorry to hear that, Max. Best wishes to you and your family.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 17 July, 2006, 06:00:27 PM
Condolences to you and yours Max.

Dave
: Re: RIPs
: Max Kon 17 July, 2006, 08:50:33 PM
well really the state she was in before she went it was good news. she was not in good shape at all
: Re: RIPs
: Art 18 July, 2006, 01:59:35 AM
Robert Brooks, chairman of Hooters.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5187252.stm

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 18 July, 2006, 03:36:33 AM
I'm surprised none of the headlines on Google News were not 'Breast in Peace'
: Re: RIPs
: The Amstor Computer 18 July, 2006, 05:17:35 AM
Mickey Spillane

Link: Yahoo! obit...

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 18 July, 2006, 04:57:31 PM
Robert Brooks, chairman of Hooters.


"thanks for the mammaries"
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 19 July, 2006, 01:31:50 PM
wow - Spillane wrote Batman and the SubMariner stories. I wonder if he was any good?
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 19 July, 2006, 03:45:25 PM
as long as he kept to the core concept
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 20 July, 2006, 04:52:22 AM
sorry to hear that.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 26 July, 2006, 03:53:27 AM
Mako

Link: yeah, me neither

: Re: RIPs
: longmanshort 26 July, 2006, 04:01:56 AM
He appeared in "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!"

Sounds GREAT!
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 26 July, 2006, 04:04:09 AM
He was the voice of AKU in Samurai Jack!

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 26 July, 2006, 04:09:46 AM
Isn't reporting deaths of people you've never even heard of a new low, even for you, Gary?
: Re: RIPs
: The Amstor Computer 26 July, 2006, 04:12:03 AM
I'm just waiting for someone to start firing up scans of their local obits column...

;-)
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 26 July, 2006, 04:19:12 AM
Right I'll spell it out... I could not place him when I saw the name but when I looked him up I realised I'd see his face in loads of things over the years...

Happy now?
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 26 July, 2006, 04:24:44 AM
Fools!  The mighty Mako was in Conan the Destroyer.  Sadly, I actually remembered that.
: Re: RIPs
: The Amstor Computer 26 July, 2006, 05:45:12 AM
Robert Cornthwaite

Link: Keep watching the skies

: Re: RIPs
: esoteric ed 26 July, 2006, 05:46:19 AM

Jimmy Tarbuck.... London Paladium, August 1974.


;-)

Ed
: Re: RIPs
: Art 26 July, 2006, 01:38:57 PM
He was conans weird little wizard mate, you must remember that.
: Re: RIPs
: Art 26 July, 2006, 01:40:25 PM
...as Timson pointed out. Bah.

He was in both films, BTW.
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 26 July, 2006, 02:13:20 PM
Ah, sorry to see Mako go.

Loved him in Conan, surprised to see from IMDB that he's been in seemingly every fun/shit American TV show ever made.  The Episode of Monk, Mr Monk vs.The Cobra sounds good.
: Re: RIPs
: Woolly 28 July, 2006, 10:25:14 PM
David Gemmell

Link: Link:

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 28 July, 2006, 11:25:27 PM
Jessie Gilbert, 19 year chess prodigy who, apparently, sleep-walked out of an eighth story hotel window...

(David told me to post it...)

Link: Rising queen makes wrong move or something

: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 29 July, 2006, 01:41:07 AM
off topic- on 2000ad...
from the  link above:
British Chess Magazine editor John Saunders said her death had left all her fellow chess players in shock.


That's not THE John Saunders (2000ad video), who used to publish(?) 2000ad is it?
: Re: RIPs
: Jared Katooie 30 July, 2006, 08:13:37 AM
Sorry if this has already been mentioned but...

Legendary letterer Tom Frame has died aged 75.

TOM FRAME 1931-2006



: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 04 August, 2006, 04:30:18 PM

Link: Arthur Lee- singer of Love

: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 04 August, 2006, 04:46:08 PM
Damn. Love have been touring incessantly since he got out of jail a few years ago and every time I'd think "Oh well, they'll be back again soon." I'll never see them now.
: Re: RIPs
: longmanshort 10 August, 2006, 05:32:41 PM
David Maloney, director of some of Who's scariest tales between 1968 and 1977. He also worked on Blake's 7, produced the BBC's famous 1981 adaptation of John Wyndham's novel The Day of the Triffids and series 4 of When the Boat Comes In. In addition, Maloney directed several episodes of Juliet Bravo and Strike It Rich!

He died on 18 July 2006 at the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead. He is survived by his wife, Edwina and children, Paul, Matthew and Sophia.

The Rescue (as a production assistant), The Mind Robber, The Krotons, The War Games, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, Genesis of the Daleks, The Deadly Assassin, and (a personal favourite) The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Link: When the Boat Goes Out ...

: Re: RIPs
: longmanshort 17 August, 2006, 10:39:28 PM
Bruno Kirby, 57, who played Billy Crystal's best friend in When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers, has died of complications related to leukaemia. He also appeared in The Godfather Part Two and Good Morning, Vietnam.

Link: Bye bye Bruno ...

: Re: RIPs
: Wils 17 August, 2006, 10:44:15 PM
If my dodgy memory serves me correctly, he was also the Sinatra-obsessed limo driver in This is Spinal Tap.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 30 August, 2006, 02:54:57 AM
Just read that Patrick Allen (narrator on The Black Adder, voiceover man on The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and most recently did the ads for E4) died on the 28th July.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 30 August, 2006, 04:26:16 AM
I meant to post that too. He was the voice of 'Protect and Survive'.
: Re: RIPs
: Rex Banner 31 August, 2006, 02:20:57 PM

Link: Glenn Ford

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 31 August, 2006, 05:39:10 PM
Joseph Stefano... screenwriter of Psycho and several episodes of The Outer Limits
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 31 August, 2006, 05:45:32 PM
Don Chipp, founder of the Australian Democrats. His motto was 'keep the bastards honest'. He failed in this ambition, but is still respected.  The party he founded fell apart after revelations that yoof politician Natasha 'look I'm young cool and wear Dr Martens boots' Scott-Despoja had been having an affair with the Australian Foreign Minister.
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 31 August, 2006, 06:27:52 PM
oh and as Minister for Censorship,he was the first to allow Playboy and some bloody awful Henry Miller novels to be sold here.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 01 September, 2006, 12:28:08 AM
"I meant to post that too. He was the voice of 'Protect and Survive'."

Didn't work for him.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 01 September, 2006, 04:15:32 AM
You say that but he didn't die in a nuclear holocaust, did he?
: Re: RIPs
: Art 01 September, 2006, 05:05:49 AM
Airfix. Killed by the french.

Link: http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1862203,00

: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 03 September, 2006, 04:10:56 PM
Charlie Williams

Link: Me old flower.

: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 04 September, 2006, 12:38:22 PM
Yikes, Steve Irwin, by a stingray and not a croc. A sad day indeed.
: Re: RIPs
: skull.ring 04 September, 2006, 12:45:13 PM
Hi Pete,

Literally just read this on the bbc website. What a shitty start to the week.....gutted.

Mark
: Re: RIPs
: the3rdman 04 September, 2006, 01:01:41 PM
Jeez, I thought you were joking or posting something irrelevent, but Steve Irwin has infact but done in by a stingray.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 04 September, 2006, 01:19:26 PM
Damn somebody beat me to posting.

They were talking abaout him on the radio as I was driven in to town to lodge my unemployment benfits and I wasn't really listening. Not until I read it on the optus news page as I logged on here.

Stung through the heart by a sting ray while diving off Port Douglas. Apparently he was filming a documentry at the time.

Well, I guess he died doing something he loved.

: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 04 September, 2006, 06:40:06 PM
Steve Irwin, sad news indeed, but really, it was only a matter of time before his 'zany' antics got the better of him.

My mate just moved to OZ and Irwin is a national hero over there (was a national hero), with a zoo dedicated to endangered species etc... A loss to science and madness.

Listen up kids, don't play with wild animals!.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 04 September, 2006, 06:55:22 PM
I was fairly certain that most of the 'danger danger ' stuff was staged...

So it's a bit ironic he's been killed by something out of the blue like this. Still it's a shame as he seemed like a decent bloke and it's a nightmare for his wife and kids
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 08 September, 2006, 02:39:00 PM
Peter Brock ( A well known racing car identity.) has died today from injuries resulting from a terribly misjudged left hand turn. He hit a tree.

1945-2006
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 08 September, 2006, 03:39:57 PM

Link: He died immediatly after hitting a tree

: Re: RIPs
: J.Smith 12 September, 2006, 02:54:32 AM
God bless the deceased of 9/11!


RIP one and all...
: Re: RIPs
: Art 12 September, 2006, 03:19:40 AM
All of them...

Link: 9 11 1973

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 12 September, 2006, 08:03:55 PM
R?my Belvaux, director of Man Bites Dog
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 13 September, 2006, 07:29:22 AM
John McClusky, the original artist on the James Bond newspaper strip from 1958-62 & 1964-66, passed away last week.

Link: John McClusky

: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 16 September, 2006, 01:28:35 AM
Raymond Baxter. Tomorrows World. Yesterdays Presenter. Todays R.I.P. threader.

Link: On the line...Dr Bernard.

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 17 September, 2006, 02:49:36 AM
Should someone take a body count here and divide it by the number of days this thread has been running? Then we'll know how often we have to wait between celebrity deaths.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 23 September, 2006, 11:59:00 PM
Composer Malcolm Arnold (Bridge on the River Kwai, Hobson's Choice).
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 24 September, 2006, 08:25:46 AM
Bin Laden.  Possibly.  Hopefully.
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 24 September, 2006, 11:14:09 PM
BBC's Top Gear. Allegedly.
: Re: RIPs
: Art 26 September, 2006, 04:00:50 PM
John M. Ford

Link: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/0080

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 27 September, 2006, 10:52:33 AM
Tetsuro Tamba - Tiger Tanaka in You Only Live Twice

... and Big Boy

Link: A Nation Mourns    

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 27 September, 2006, 08:56:45 PM
Iva Toguri aka 'Tokyo Rose'

Link: Her story... not what I expected.

: Re: RIPs
: longmanshort 28 September, 2006, 01:58:33 PM
Rather bizarre case of 'reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated':

The media reported that the co-writer of the song Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini had died.

But he hasn't.

Turns out the guy who did die had always told his wife that he had co-written the song but sold the rights away. His widow then told the media, who ran it across the world ...

Paul Van Valkenburgh, of Ormond Beach, Florida, said he claimed to have written the song as Paul Vance.

Rose Leroux said she had had no reason to doubt her late husband's claim to fame and was "devastated".

The real Paul Vance, of Coral Springs, Florida, said the phones "don't stop with people calling thinking I'm dead".

Link: What a way to find out your husband's a liar

: Re: RIPs
: longmanshort 28 September, 2006, 02:01:02 PM
Sorry, that's meant to have read The widow of Paul Van Valkenburgh, of Ormond Beach, Florida, said he claimed to have written the song as Paul Vance.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 28 September, 2006, 04:12:10 PM
The world Hokey Cokey champion died last week. It took them 3 hours to get him into the coffin.

(C) Barry Cryer 1981

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 06 October, 2006, 11:22:15 AM
Tom Bell.

Great character actor - Prime Suspect, Jack The Hat in Yhe Krays etc
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 06 October, 2006, 11:23:24 AM
Surprised and sad.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 06 October, 2006, 12:11:18 PM
Really saddened to hear that last night. Tom Bell was one of the first actors names I remember recognising. always gave a good performance.

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 06 October, 2006, 01:09:11 PM
"Tom Bell was one of the first actors names I remember recognising. always gave a good performance. "

Odd that - me too.  
I think it was OUT that I first saw/remebered him from.
"Tom Bell is OUT!" - that was your catchphrase.
Now you are out of this world.

E J Thribb.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 06 October, 2006, 02:12:19 PM
I had to look up Tom Bell on IMDB to see if he was who I thought he was. I had to back as far as The Magic Toyshop (1987) for confirmation, as I'm not really familiar with his work since.

I appreciated the E.J. Thribb "in memoriam" tribute. No idea what OUT is though.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 06 October, 2006, 02:37:57 PM
He was great at playing a really nasty character... so much so I was practically cheering on Kemp to stab him up in The Krays ('I'm not facking bald!')
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 06 October, 2006, 03:47:50 PM
I remember having my fingers crossed, hoping that they might cast Tom Bell as the Master for the Doctor Who TV movie in 1996.  Oh, well...
: Re: RIPs
: Byron Virgo 06 October, 2006, 03:58:02 PM
He was good in The L-Shaped Room as well, and if memory serves he played a Nazi in one of those Young Indiana Jones programmes written by Frank Darabont.

It's funny, but I only saw him recently and thought to myself how ill he looked at the time.

A canny little actor, Tom Bell.
: Re: RIPs
: radiator 09 October, 2006, 04:50:23 PM
The (British) Children's TV industry.

Link: Save kids TV

: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 10 October, 2006, 08:31:26 AM
Lucille Hewitt.
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 10 October, 2006, 08:45:33 AM
Paul Hunter, Snooker player - he was only 27!

Link: Paul Hunter

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 10 October, 2006, 11:18:53 AM
That was pretty shocking... I didn't know he was ill.
: Re: RIPs
: longmanshort 10 October, 2006, 11:54:23 AM
Blimey! That'll be the splash on the YEP today ...



Incidentally and in entirely bad taste, when reading John Parrot's tribute to Hunter, the voice in my head sounded like the snooker commentators from The Mitchell and Webb Look.

"Paul certainly brought a touch of glamour to the game - they called him 'the Beckham of the baize'," Parrott told BBC Five Live.
"He was a happy-go-lucky man, always played with a smile on his face and never had a bad word to say about anyone."



"Oooh, and that's a bad miss".
: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 10 October, 2006, 01:36:48 PM
Ah, but that's what all snooker commentators will sound like forever from now on...
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 17 October, 2006, 01:31:54 PM
Ross Davidson - Nurse Andy from Eastenders
: Re: RIPs
: Tanky 18 October, 2006, 09:32:05 AM
I just found out about Paul Hunter. Very sad. He was about the only reason I watched snooker :(
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 23 October, 2006, 10:14:11 AM
Jane Wyatt- Spock's mum from Star Trek.

96- not a bad age to go...
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 23 October, 2006, 07:37:49 PM
She lived long...

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Lobo Baggins 23 October, 2006, 07:49:02 PM
Ah, but that's what all snooker commentators will sound like forever from now on...

That's pretty much exactly what all snooker commentators sound like anyway...

You gave me a shock when that picture came up, to be honest.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 27 October, 2006, 08:17:42 AM
Peter Barksworth
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 27 October, 2006, 09:07:40 AM
Is it just me or does anyone else get a knot in their stomach as they click on this thread?

anyway- had to check who Peter Barkworth was

I recognise him from one of my favouorite movies Where Eagles Dare

: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 27 October, 2006, 09:20:29 AM
"Is it just me or does anyone else get a knot in their stomach as they click on this thread? "

Bizarrely, I was just about to type exactly the same thing.  Everytime I see this thread at the top of the list, I actually dread opening it.  "Aw shit, who is it this time?".
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 27 October, 2006, 01:07:45 PM
Just as long as it's not your name that appears up on screen in some kind of bizarre, time warp Early Edition (that TV show where the cat used to turn up every morning with tomorrow's newspaper) stylee!  
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 27 October, 2006, 01:30:07 PM
Generally, I just wonder if it's going to be someone I've heard of.
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 27 October, 2006, 02:17:13 PM
Hrm, that gives me an idea.
A pretty tasteless one, but an idea nontheless...








Dead Pool, anyone?
: Re: RIPs
: Max Kon 27 October, 2006, 02:20:51 PM
RIP Concrete Block 15

quite tragic really. The way he saved all those people's lifes was very heroic. But ... what do you mean i'm early?
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 27 October, 2006, 02:40:58 PM
I'm dreading the day I click on..to see my own name!


dahn dah daaaaahn
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 27 October, 2006, 02:54:30 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


I'll be back, just you see. Ghost in the Machine is about to take on a whole new meaning...
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 27 October, 2006, 04:15:01 PM
Dead Pool eh?

George Michael and Jimmy Saville for me.

No, not in that way!
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 27 October, 2006, 04:27:58 PM
Tarbuck within a year
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 27 October, 2006, 04:34:02 PM
Brian McFaddens record contract

The rubber plant I keep knocking over

my hopes and dreams
: Re: RIPs
: radiator 27 October, 2006, 04:34:43 PM
I'll take Sir David Attenborough.
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 27 October, 2006, 04:43:38 PM
The Queen. Just a hunch.
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 27 October, 2006, 05:32:58 PM
Tarbuck's already reported to be pretty ill, which I'm pretty sure is against the rules. Old's OK, but at death's door might be a bit of a shoo-in...
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 27 October, 2006, 05:39:55 PM
One of the hive mind.
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 27 October, 2006, 07:21:43 PM
Jimmy or Liza?

Either way, it's a win win situation in my book.


And which absolute twat put up that ridiculous post above which means my horizontal scroll bar has now gotta work overtime so I can get to the frickin' Reply button, eh?
What a cun...
Oh yeah. Oopsy!
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 29 October, 2006, 09:49:28 AM
Trevor Berbick - ex-heavy weight champion boxer and the last man to fight Ali, murdered by an axe/hatchet to the head. Not a nice way to go.
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 29 October, 2006, 11:11:11 AM
Has Ali got an alibi, I wonder? (other than the fact he wouldn't be able to hold the axe still; that other guy's head would have ended up looking like a toast rack.)
: Re: RIPs
: Lobo Baggins 31 October, 2006, 04:58:47 PM
Brace yourselves...

Sci-fi television pioneer Nigel Kneale has died.
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 31 October, 2006, 05:52:53 PM
At least he was recognised for the genius he was before he died.  Not for nothing is he venerated so highly, he was a master stortyteller who made intelligent science fiction that said something about the human condition accessable to all.  

: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 31 October, 2006, 05:54:08 PM
Apart from shooting those responsible, can posts which screw up reading threads be edited?
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 31 October, 2006, 05:54:56 PM
Aw, fuck! That's really upsetting. It was only this summer that I saw the original Quatermass serials for the first time, and I was just becoming an ardent admirer/appreciator of his work. Television would be a much better place if there were more writers of his calibre around now.
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 31 October, 2006, 06:09:50 PM
Nelson de la Rosa - The world's shortest actor (2' 4 1/4'') best known for playing  Brando's little sidekick in the notoriously bad The Island of Dr. Moreau (which partly inspired Austin Power's Mini Me)

And the bloke that played the tuba on the Jaws theme.

: Re: RIPs
: Art 01 November, 2006, 06:08:27 AM
Dude could make a movie about the stupid-ass Abominable Snowman a work of genius.
: Re: RIPs
: janus stark 01 November, 2006, 07:45:56 AM
ssschhh..you know who?
william franklyn, has passed away at 81
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 01 November, 2006, 07:48:36 AM
Nigel Kneale? Sad. We do need more like him.
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 01 November, 2006, 09:04:11 AM
I find it odd that there's nothing on the BBC News site.  Evening in thelow rent entertainment section.  Very odd.
: Re: RIPs
: Gothmog 01 November, 2006, 11:52:46 AM
Former South African president PW Botha.

Surprisingly nice tributes so far considering what went on during his presidency?

Link: BBC

: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 01 November, 2006, 12:12:33 PM
A great writer whose work scared the bejeezus out of me when i was a kid.

The BBC gets it's act together.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6105578.stm

: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 01 November, 2006, 12:26:57 PM
Heh, I e-mailed them this morning to say I think they should report on it.  Presumably me and several hundred other weirdos.
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 01 November, 2006, 12:35:57 PM
Mog the cat is in some small way related to Quatermass.

You learn something surprising every day.
: Re: RIPs
: Leigh S 01 November, 2006, 12:55:27 PM
Heh - I was surprised by that too...

Good to see the Beeb manage to link the story to Doctor Who - maybe it was the National TV awards that finally did for him...
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 01 November, 2006, 01:03:08 PM
And here's Hammers tribute. And they didn't need telling to do something either.

Link: X marks the Obit

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 01 November, 2006, 02:20:01 PM
"Former South African president PW Botha"

...his condition is thought to be satisfactory.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 05 November, 2006, 12:45:33 PM
Coming soon...
: Re: RIPs
: Rex Banner 11 November, 2006, 02:40:25 AM
Jack Palance.

Shane. Batman. City Slickers. And...
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 11 November, 2006, 12:13:41 PM
Incredibly saddened by this one. Palance was a real star.

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 11 November, 2006, 12:33:08 PM
DROGOHHHHH!

Jack Palance sadly dies and takes my dreams of financng Hawk the Slayer 2 with it.

Very sad.

DROGOHHHHH!
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 11 November, 2006, 02:05:18 PM
Jack Williamson, science fiction writer
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 11 November, 2006, 03:15:34 PM
And lets not forget Diane Coupland, comedy wife of Sidney James and voice of Ursula Undress.
: Re: RIPs
: Bart Oliver 12 November, 2006, 08:15:04 PM

Alan Fletcher. Typographical hero.



: Re: RIPs
: Leigh S 12 November, 2006, 09:45:30 PM
Edwards No8

Birminghams last surviving Rock club.

bastard.

So all they need to do is hurry on with their plans for tearing down Costermongers, Oasis market and the Hummingbird, and we can offically rename Brum from the home of Heavy Metal to the home of Javine.  
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 12 November, 2006, 10:14:36 PM
Edwards No8

Bloody hell. I spent many a night pissed out of my tiny mind in Edwards. Has XL's(#) disappeared as well, then? The Institute in Digbeth used to be a regular haunt of mine as well, until it inevitably shut down too (I think it turned into a gay club).


(#)Cue Nam-like flashback of witnessing one of the blokes I was in a band with dancing in one of the 'bint cages'. [shudder]
: Re: RIPs
: Bart Oliver 12 November, 2006, 11:37:24 PM

++ The Institute in Digbeth used to be a regular haunt of mine as well.. ++

And mine- '89 to '91.
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 13 November, 2006, 08:05:03 AM
Torchwood.

After last nights debacle it deserves to be shot.
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 13 November, 2006, 08:13:27 AM
Alan Fletcher was a pure genius of design.

Sadly missed, one of lifes leaders who drew so many followers. I once saw him lecture at Icograda back in the early 90's and his dedication to design, alterior thinking and using different routes to achieving creativity had a profound effect on me and my career.

Sadly missed.

Link: obituary

: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 13 November, 2006, 11:19:38 AM
Wow, that was a sad end to the week - Jack Palance, Diane Coupland and Alan Fletcher.  A lot of yer watchacall icons of their professions there.  They all made me smile more than once.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 13 November, 2006, 01:39:14 PM
Desert Orchid

: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 13 November, 2006, 01:41:56 PM
At last- my claim to fame!  My sister used to be Desert Orchid's groom.  Most 'Dessie' fans were nutters, by the way...
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 13 November, 2006, 01:48:44 PM
Most 'Dessie' fans were nutters, by the way...

Isn't that pretty much the case with all horsey fans, though?

Altogether now!
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 13 November, 2006, 09:04:39 PM
Basil Poledouris - composer of a shedload of film scores including the two Conans, Robocop and Starship Troopers
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 15 November, 2006, 02:12:12 PM
Love the Conan music
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 15 November, 2006, 02:33:54 PM
>Love the Conan music

Great score, shit film.
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 15 November, 2006, 04:09:29 PM
"Great score, shit film."

Outside. Now. Somebody hold me coat.

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 15 November, 2006, 04:14:34 PM
>Outside. Now. Somebody hold me coat.

Ask John Milius he has plenty of free time to hold coats these days.
: Re: RIPs
: Lobo Baggins 15 November, 2006, 04:26:50 PM
Basil Poledouris - composer of a shedload of film scores including the two Conans, Robocop and Starship Troopers

Shame - loved his Conan score, and the Starship Troopers March is great.

There seems to have been an awful lot of composers going this year... last year, it was jazz musicians.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 17 November, 2006, 08:59:51 AM
Ferenc Puskas. He was in the Hungary team that beat England 14-4 on aggregate, you know.

Link: A goal a game. Is that good?

: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 17 November, 2006, 03:41:28 PM
Belinda Emmett- used to be in Home and Away.  Died of cancer on November 11th.

First diagnosed at 24 and died aged 32.  That's terrible...

:(
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 17 November, 2006, 04:46:12 PM
"Outside. Now. Somebody hold me coat"

Take him to the tree of woe...
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 21 November, 2006, 11:18:23 AM




Link: Michael Richards/Seinfelds' Kramer career

: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 21 November, 2006, 01:55:32 PM
Oh dear...
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 21 November, 2006, 04:51:49 PM
Cheers for M.A.S.H Robert.

Link: Robert Altman

: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 21 November, 2006, 04:52:30 PM
Gah! Beat me to it by seconds!
: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 21 November, 2006, 04:52:52 PM

Link: Robert Altman

: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 21 November, 2006, 04:53:28 PM
must be a slow day all round, eh? ;)
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 21 November, 2006, 05:57:04 PM
I forgot he made the Popye movie... I liked that film, it's bonkers!
: Re: RIPs
: W. R. Logan 22 November, 2006, 07:35:47 PM
My Judge Dredd mug.

Its survived everywhere I took it in the army and even when I was working in Children's homes. Now I thought it was safely in the office for the odd times I'm there but today the receptionist dropped it.
I couldnt help it but when the word C*** was uttered she didnt seem that impressed.

Good bye old friend.
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 24 November, 2006, 12:51:22 PM
Alexander Litvinenko.

So, it wasn't bog standard thallium poisoning, or even super deluxe radioactive thallium, then.

Man flu is my guess. Now that bitch IS a killer!  
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 24 November, 2006, 12:57:49 PM
My Judge Dredd mug.

Now that is a black day indeed. A national day of mourning?
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 24 November, 2006, 01:01:11 PM
You called the receptionist a Clot?

You insensitive, unfeeling bastard you, sir!
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 24 November, 2006, 01:11:12 PM
Someone should call Elton John:

"Your tea turned cold long before
Your LRD ever did".
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 24 November, 2006, 01:25:59 PM
That happened to mine long ago, though I managed to glue it back together and keep pens in it. Now it's used far more in it's second coming as it was in it's first.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Art 27 November, 2006, 01:51:01 AM
Dave Cockrum.

Link: http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/004962.h

: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 27 November, 2006, 12:50:36 PM
Shocked and genuinely saddened.

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Darryl 27 November, 2006, 07:23:41 PM
Taken from Dave's website:

Sunday 26th November 2006.

With a heavy heart, I regret to inform you that Dave Cockrum passed away this morning. After a long battle with Diabetes and its varied complications, Dave died in his sleep early this morning.

Daveâ??s many creationsâ??including some of the X-Menâ??s staple charactersâ??brought tremendous joy to his legion of fans. For three decades, he was a beloved fixture at comics conventions across the country where he would sketch for a pittance and encourage would-be creators. Those of us who knew Dave personally will remember him as one of the sweetest, jovial, most generous individuals in the comics industry. Iâ??ll miss my friend very much.

There are no details of services at this time. Dave asked to be cremated and his widow Paty is burdened with the news, so well wishers are asked not to call. Email can be sent to magnetorampant@yahoo.com

: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 28 November, 2006, 03:04:13 AM
Chief pop picker picked - by God.

Link: Not 'alf Dead

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 28 November, 2006, 04:34:01 AM
He knew how to do a publicity shot.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 28 November, 2006, 02:35:13 PM
I have to admit to being saddened by Fluffs passing. I find pick of the pops unlistenable with Dale winton...

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 28 November, 2006, 03:13:33 PM
Alan always used to sign of his show by reminding us: "If you love someone, tell them before it's too late".

Even though it's a kind of just a catch-phrase, I honestly can't think of any better advice in the world.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 28 November, 2006, 04:20:04 PM
Even though it's a kind of just a catch-phrase, I honestly can't think of any better advice in the world.

"Don't eat yellow snow" has always served me in good stead.
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 02 December, 2006, 12:10:33 AM
Dave Cockrum.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 02 December, 2006, 12:25:43 AM
>Alan always used to sign of his show by reminding us: "If you love someone, tell them before it's too late".

>Even though it's a kind of just a catch-phrase, I honestly can't think of any better advice in the world.


...unless you're an obsessive stalker.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 03 December, 2006, 07:39:27 PM
I thought I'd posted some names yesterday of various recently deceased cult figures such as Jerry G.Bails, Kevin McClory, and Shirley Walker.

I'm rather saddened to add Craig Hinton to that list.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 03 December, 2006, 07:46:45 PM
Yikes. Craig was only forty-two.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 07 December, 2006, 08:06:01 PM
Just heard on the radio that Wiz, the lead singer with Mega City Four has died.

They weren't my favourite band, but they were of a kind with The Senseless Things in that they made me smile and they were always a lot of fun to see live.
: Re: RIPs
: Dan Kelly 07 December, 2006, 10:27:15 PM
yeah - died at 44.  No age at all...

Met him once, top bloke and all that...
: Re: RIPs
: Aaron Smurf Murphy 07 December, 2006, 11:40:22 PM
Finding out about Wiz depresses the hell outta me... Will be playing Tanzphobia a lot more now...

Finn Sin
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 08 December, 2006, 10:56:10 AM
shame


"Former Mega City Four singer Darren "Wiz" Brown died from a blood clot on the brain on December 6, 2006.
He was taken ill at a rehearsal earlier in the week and died Wednesday afternoon at St Georges Hospital, Tooting, South London.
Wiz, 44, was living and working in Farnborough, Hants. He had just finished writing material for an album for his current band Ipanema and returned from a successful tour in America.
With his guitarist brother Danny, bassist Gerry Bryant and drummer Chris Jones, the band released 6 studio albums between 1989 and 1996 and achieved success as a live touring band travelling the world."
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 08 December, 2006, 01:24:26 PM
Madonna's new coat.

: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 11 December, 2006, 12:10:28 AM
Pinochet's dead!
: Re: RIPs
: Bico 11 December, 2006, 12:25:52 AM
It's a toss-up between Wils and Pete Wells' comments - I don't know which made me laugh more.

After all the sadness in this thread at the passing of fondly-remembered clebs (or in Gary Wilkinson's case, the passing of complete strangers), it's great to finally see the likes of Pinochet pop his clogs.
It makes me a horrible human being, but he really did have it coming, and it's a pity he lasted this long.
Just that cunt (beloved of student wankers everywhere, and the talent and wit vacuum that is post-Edwards MSP) Castro to go and I can have a good christmas.
: Re: RIPs
: Carlsborg Expert 11 December, 2006, 12:28:23 AM
Pinochet... sound a bit like chinchilla.not
: Re: RIPs
: Bico 11 December, 2006, 12:48:04 AM
They are nonetheless united in death.
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 11 December, 2006, 02:08:59 AM
Allen Carr, the anti-smoking guru, died of lung cancer, aged 72
: Re: RIPs
: Art 11 December, 2006, 02:36:04 AM
Hurrah!

Pity he never got to spend his last days rotting in jail.

Hows Thatcher doing these days?
: Re: RIPs
: Carlsborg Expert 11 December, 2006, 03:21:21 AM
Allen Carr?





You're frikkin joking ritght?
: Re: RIPs
: Carlsborg Expert 11 December, 2006, 06:33:39 AM
Right?
: Re: RIPs
: Byron Virgo 11 December, 2006, 02:54:53 PM
"It makes me a horrible human being, but he really did have it coming, and it's a pity he lasted this long."

Erm...had *what* coming, exactly? Living a long, and highly privaleged life, before dying at the ripe old age of 91? None of the 3000 people his regime had murdered lived to be that age, so why exactly are we supposed to be so fucking happy that he managed to evade justice for so long, and in such a manner? Fact is, he was never put on trial, and now he never will be, so he hasn't had to atone for what he's done, and there's no form of closure for some 30,000 victims of torture in Chilie, who wanted to see him tried for his actions.

"Just that cunt (beloved of student wankers everywhere, and the talent and wit vacuum that is post-Edwards MSP) Castro to go and I can have a good christmas."

Why? Just because some students like him? I'm not trying to defend the guy, but he (or rather the regime) has actually managed to bring about some good things for Cuba (such as the exemplery health service, which would be a hell of a lot better, were it not for American sanctions). I mean, there are a lot of dictators out there who would be higher up my list of cuntery than fucking Castro - what about Robert Mugabe, Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir or Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. These people are all the heads of incredibly violent and corrupt regimes, who seem to want nothing more than to hold on to power to the last, whilst simultaneously running their people into the ground. But according to you, that's not really important, because students don't go around wearing fucking Mugabe t-shirts...
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 11 December, 2006, 03:27:46 PM
Pinochet's burning in torment in the firey bowels of hell, boy, is that not enough for you?
: Re: RIPs
: Byron Virgo 11 December, 2006, 03:36:18 PM
I'd want to see justice done in this life, not the next.

Particularly since all this talk of a 'Hell' is just conjecture based on the pretence of there being some flimsy metaphysical afterlife that, within the bounds of all reasonable probability, doesn't exist in a traditionally monotheistic sense anyway. Or at all.
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 11 December, 2006, 03:42:58 PM
When you think of Pinochet, you think of comfy old man in comfy armchair, drinking a final glass of fine whisky before keeling over with a heart attack.

When someone who believes in hell thinks of Pinochet, they think of a man having his balls dipped in molten lead while a demonic horse buggers him with its thorny prick.  At a time like this, that can be comforting.
: Re: RIPs
: Byron Virgo 11 December, 2006, 03:56:35 PM
But untrue. And somehow, I don't think it's going to be particularly comforting to the surviving victims of his regime.

Link: http://www.remember-chile.org.uk/testimonies/index.htm

: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 11 December, 2006, 04:06:01 PM
Actually, in a devoutly religious country like Chile, you might be wrong about that.  More to the point, I can't honestly believe that anything could make up for torture, rape or murder.
: Re: RIPs
: Byron Virgo 11 December, 2006, 04:38:09 PM
No, it can't make up for it, but they can at least get some form of closure by having seen these people go to trial, and actually atone in some form for their crimes, as well as having a political heirachy admit that what they did was wrong.

And, if you judge the responses of some of the torture victims to his death, they seem to be despondant that he got away with it once again, rather than jubillant (also, remember that the Pinochet regime also tortured many foreign nationals, including those from the UK, who were not from 'devoutly religious' nations).
: Re: RIPs
: W. R. Logan 11 December, 2006, 06:53:42 PM
There was a good bit on 5 Live about Pinochet this afternoon by some author who had written a book about dictators & tyrants.

Whist I know about the torture and murder I never knew that because of Pinochet he ensured Chile got a constitution, brought in democracy and made the country more prosperous than it had ever known. Apparantly once the people got democracy and were alowed to vote he was quite shocked when they voted him out.
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 11 December, 2006, 07:56:02 PM

Link: Green Lantern creator, Martin Nodell

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 11 December, 2006, 08:23:16 PM
I haven't read any Green Lantern but I like that photo.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 12 December, 2006, 02:00:03 AM
No, I'm not joking about Carr. I read it in the Grauniad
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 12 December, 2006, 02:26:21 PM
It'll be ironic if Barry Scott ever succumbs to some sort of... germy-disease

(that i cant think of right now)
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 12 December, 2006, 03:15:06 PM
That's BARRY SCOTT, shurely?
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 12 December, 2006, 03:23:48 PM
That's BARRY SCOTT, shurely?

"Ow! That hurting my ears!"
: Re: RIPs
: Max Kon 13 December, 2006, 05:26:50 PM
ACTOR PETER BOYLE DIES AT 71; KNOWN FOR FILM, TV ROLES FROM 'FRENCH CONNECTION' TO 'EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND'

Link: fox news article

: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 14 December, 2006, 04:08:41 PM
I don't love Raymond. I'm at best indifferent to him.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 14 December, 2006, 04:55:31 PM
ahh thats sad



He was in one of the best episodes of The X-files

and...
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 17 December, 2006, 05:56:39 PM
Croft and Perry regular Mavis Pugh, the batty old biddy in You Rang M'Lord?
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 19 December, 2006, 01:16:59 AM
One half of Hanna Barbera.

Link: Joseph Barbera

: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 19 December, 2006, 01:33:54 AM
He was also in `red heat`, one of my favourite Schwarzennegar movies
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 19 December, 2006, 03:17:04 AM
Very sad, the end of an era, though it's a wonder they both made it into their nineties, and in Barbera's case written and directed a Tom & Jerry cartoon as late as 2001.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Art 19 December, 2006, 06:45:29 AM
Was he in The French Connection? I'm pretty certain he wasn't.
: Re: RIPs
: Mrs matthewvic 19 December, 2006, 06:09:21 PM
'Was he in The French Connection? I'm pretty certain he wasn't.'

IIRC, he turned down Gene Hackman's role.
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 19 December, 2006, 11:04:23 PM
I hope the police investigating Barbera's death interview the owner of the old disused fairground.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 20 December, 2006, 06:19:07 PM
"I hope the police investigating Barbera's death interview the owner of the old disused fairground."

Eurodisney?

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 22 December, 2006, 10:00:04 AM
Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan... he's the nut job who renamed months of the year and days of the week after various members of his family, banned dogs and beards and other acts of great dictatorship madness. Great that is if you don't actually live in Turkmenistan.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 22 December, 2006, 01:51:47 PM
Santa

Link: children traumatised for life.....

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 24 December, 2006, 11:31:29 AM
Charlie Drake
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 24 December, 2006, 11:52:44 AM
Goodbye my daaaarling etc etc

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 24 December, 2006, 08:27:35 PM
Josh, and possibly Ellen in Casualty tonight
(c'mon then!)
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 25 December, 2006, 09:37:46 AM
This years Celeb christmas death: James Brown.

Link: Good God!

: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 25 December, 2006, 11:01:39 AM
obviously he wasn`t feeling good (badabadbadabap).

A damn shame. I saw that on the news here just now.
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 25 December, 2006, 12:08:00 PM
If you take Charlie Drake's first name and James Brown's surname, you get Charlie Brown.

How very Christmassy...

: Re: RIPs
: Art 25 December, 2006, 06:42:29 PM
Aw man, that's Christmas made even more depressing than it already is.
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 26 December, 2006, 01:06:09 AM
Whereas James Drake (26 April 1850 â?? 2 August 1915) was an Australian politician, a member of the first federal ministry. Not particularly Christmassy I grant you, but fascinating nonetheless.



Oh, and before you bother, Drake James is some Yank kid whose auntie has created a blog all about him. Yawn.  
: Re: RIPs
: Art 27 December, 2006, 06:10:23 AM
Gerald Ford - walker, chewer of gum.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 30 December, 2006, 01:52:07 AM
Sadam, well at about 2:30 apparently and I'll be in my bed.

He's to get done at 6am (ish) his time, doesn't even get a good nights sleep.. I hate getting up early.

'Coms on Sadam, time to go...'

'Awww, just five more minutes'

Although I think he totally deserves it I can't help think it'll cause more trouble than it solves.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 30 December, 2006, 04:27:10 AM
Sayonara Saddam.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 30 December, 2006, 05:02:15 AM
Yup, he`s gone.
Hanging from a rope just like he put round the necks of the people of his country.

Poetic Justice.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 30 December, 2006, 08:26:36 AM
Yup, there's nothing like another cold-blooded murder to make up for all that cold-blooded murder.  Couldn't give a flying fig about that partcular shithead, but either needless killing is wrong or it ain't.  And morality aside, how many thousands of innocents are going to die as a result.
: Re: RIPs
: W. R. Logan 30 December, 2006, 08:38:46 AM
bye bye saddam, although I always wonder why people who want 'justice' cry out for the death penalty. If you want someone to pay for their crimes then wouldnt it be better if they spent the rest of their lives rotting in a cell.
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 30 December, 2006, 03:37:40 PM
Is he... or isn't he?

I hereby declare Teh Interweb Saddam Execution Conspiracy Theory Games officially... OPEN!
: Re: RIPs
: The Amstor Computer 30 December, 2006, 04:46:33 PM
Fucking stupid decision, but hey, what's one more to throw into the mix?
: Re: RIPs
: Art 30 December, 2006, 04:57:43 PM
Well, then he might have to stand trial for some of his war crimes as well as whatever-the-hell-he-was-hung-for, and that would not go well for certain people.

The whole things a ridiculous sham. They should have just popped a bullet in the back of his head back when they found him and been done with it, rather that wasting everyones time with fake "justice".
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 30 December, 2006, 05:11:02 PM
That's exactly how I feel.  I can't believe I was actually feeling sorry for the fucker this morning.  He definitely deserved to die- but quickly and quietly was the way to do it- not this hypocritical sham.
: Re: RIPs
: Art 30 December, 2006, 06:36:16 PM

Link: U.S. Tolerated, Then Villified Saddam

: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 02 January, 2007, 08:24:07 PM
Philippa Pearce who, be honest, none of us could likely say who she was. Nearly 50 years ago she wrote Toms Midnight Garden.
: Re: RIPs
: -Dunk!- 02 January, 2007, 10:31:46 PM
If they could have the tyrantical Saddam i saw in all the old videos a hauled up the gallows it would maybe scan better. But all i saw was a sad old man, who got sympathy that there shouldn't have been.

Damned if you do...
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 02 January, 2007, 11:17:49 PM
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 02 January, 2007, 11:35:01 PM
Those Iraqis really know how to happy-slap.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 02 January, 2007, 11:39:29 PM
In the immortal words of Blondie:

Oh why can't we talk again
Oh why can't we talk again
Oh why can't we talk again
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 03 January, 2007, 02:17:07 AM
Genius!

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 06 January, 2007, 02:05:09 PM

Link: Inventor of instant noodles dies

: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 06 January, 2007, 03:06:47 PM
Rest In Soya Pieces (add sauce to taste)
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 06 January, 2007, 05:24:01 PM
Yes, his grave had 'Fill level' written on the side.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 06 January, 2007, 05:25:51 PM
Ha, beat you to that gag by three minutes on the other thread!
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 06 January, 2007, 05:32:10 PM
Damn, I added the comedy hot water but you got in there while I left it to stand!

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 06 January, 2007, 05:48:03 PM
But in the end, we both squeezed in the entire sachet of entertainment sauce together, and that's where it's at, amigo!  
: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 07 January, 2007, 10:09:26 PM
Magnus Magnusson.

Link: He started, now he's finished

: Re: RIPs
: Concrete Block 15 07 January, 2007, 10:10:13 PM
Magnus Magnusson has just PASSed away... :-(
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 08 January, 2007, 06:07:55 PM
David Irvine, leader of P.U.P.

Part of Norn Irons non government.

Link: BBC NI

: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 09 January, 2007, 09:57:29 AM
Iwao Takamoto, designer of Scooby Doo.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6243717.stm

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 09 January, 2007, 04:22:19 PM
Only days after Joe Barbera. And I bet there's no inquiry.

Someone once told me that the Sonny and Cher once appeared animated as themselves in a early Scooby Doo (the first heclaimed), but I've otherwise heard nothing of it. Anyone able to confirm?

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 09 January, 2007, 04:29:27 PM
Yes, they were. I've seen it. Don't ask me any more though, I was about 8, but they were staying at the same hotel as the gang and aided the investigation. It was on a video, along with the Dungeons and Dragons one and the one where they make a chef angry by stealing food.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 09 January, 2007, 04:31:59 PM
A quick search on goggle says yes, they did

not available on this though...

Link: Scooby Doo meets Batman for fucks sake

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 09 January, 2007, 08:53:38 PM
Could someone lend me some kinds to give me an excuse to see this?

ADE

Link: Click on live show section for clip

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 09 January, 2007, 08:55:44 PM
Tha should read 'kids' by the way.

: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 09 January, 2007, 09:02:32 PM
Fred's looking a bit wrinkly there. I blame the caretaker at the abandoned amusement park.
: Re: RIPs
: Floyd-the-k 10 January, 2007, 12:36:33 PM
you know, I never had anything against Ford. But am I the only one who is tired of the constant refrain of stories about his wise, healing decision to pardon Nixon? I can`t see what was so wise or healing about the pardon. The guy was guilty.
 On the plus side, Ford was apparently just as Christian as Carter but refused to use this fact in his election campaign*, thus being an honorable exception to the rule of pretending to be filled to the brim with Jesus amongst American pols

*according to Time, so it may be hogwash
: Re: RIPs
: The Monarch 10 January, 2007, 04:44:30 PM
spoiler for 52 issue 36 you have been warned
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Buddy Baker I shall miss you...
: Re: RIPs
: W. R. Logan 10 January, 2007, 06:07:36 PM
'The Secret of Shark Island'
[with Sonny and Cher]
28th October 1972







: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 10 January, 2007, 06:33:42 PM
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 10 January, 2007, 11:59:40 PM
Yvonne De Carlo. :(

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 11 January, 2007, 10:49:02 AM
awww

thats sad

You know when people slag off goth girls saying "ha you look like lily munster/morticia addams'?

I dont think they realise this is a compliment
: Re: RIPs
: Art 11 January, 2007, 08:10:11 PM
Robert Anton Wilson
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 16 January, 2007, 09:31:44 PM
Chalky. :-(

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/626802

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 16 January, 2007, 10:20:17 PM
It that was Fearnley Whittingstall's dog it would be in the pot.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 17 January, 2007, 07:54:29 PM
Posted without comment.

No really. I hope he's OK to make more films and adverts and comment with a rabid right wing viewpoint.

Link: Death Wish

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 18 January, 2007, 12:41:26 AM
Calm down, it's only a leg amptation...

Just thought I'd get it in first.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 18 January, 2007, 12:46:14 AM
Yvonne De Carlo

Hmmm... I was more a Morticia Adamms fan, but she did look lovely out of the Munster make up.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 18 January, 2007, 01:33:07 AM
Some trivia about The Addams Family & The Munsters:

They both started only a week apart from one another in 1964 (and ended a month apart) - what are the chances? Was the world suddenly ready for ghoul-based sitcom?

Uncle Fester (Addams Family) was played by Jackie Coogan, child actor from Chaplin's 'The Kid'.

freakishly beautiful (it's the eyes) Morticia Addams actress Caroline Jones appeard with Elvis in King Creole.

I tried to find Tom Baker's grave (he's very much alive but has his own gravestone prepared  near his house) on Find A Grave.com but it doesn't seem to be there - are they discriminating against the living?

ADE




: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 18 January, 2007, 12:34:44 PM
Yeah Morticia was beautiful- and yep its the eyes!

This guy was more enamoured with another part of her anatomy though

: Re: RIPs
: VisibleMan 19 January, 2007, 01:48:01 AM

Link: http://www.tedstrong.com/carolynjones.shtml

: Re: RIPs
: VisibleMan 19 January, 2007, 01:57:52 AM

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 30 January, 2007, 04:04:00 PM
The rather splendidly named Tudor Gates, writer of the great trio of Hammer lesbian vampire movies (or 'Karstein trilogy' to rather more respectable film writers) Vampire Lovers, Lust for a Vampire and Twins of Evil. He also wrote Barbarella.
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 08 February, 2007, 09:39:19 PM
Anna Nicole Smith.

Reunited with her hubby at last!

Link: Two Of The Best

: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 09 February, 2007, 08:35:03 AM
Oh, shit! How very curious. She did seem to have quite a self-destructive streak, didn't she? Oops.
: Re: RIPs
: Steve Green 09 February, 2007, 11:19:36 AM
The BBC is reporting that Ian Richardson has died aged 72.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 09 February, 2007, 03:56:24 PM
What a damn shame. Ian Richardson was a fine actor and didn't seem to mind that his career was overshadowed by one character than he played rather late in life, in a way that a lot of actors would.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 09 February, 2007, 06:35:32 PM
Dr. Robert Moog has synthed out at the age of 71.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 09 February, 2007, 07:06:51 PM
Oddly enough he got a mention on Countdown today when the word Theramin came up.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 10 February, 2007, 12:05:58 AM
***Dr. Robert Moog has synthed out at the age of 71.***

...a bit late, he died nearly a year and a half ago.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 10 February, 2007, 10:37:49 AM
How strange. It came up as a news alert on the computer I'm using.

Whit. Kills all known threads. Dead.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 10 February, 2007, 10:53:24 AM
I will always remember his moving performance in Willo The Wisp
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 28 February, 2007, 11:11:00 AM
Bob Oksner, inker of Ambush Bug, has died aged 90.
: Re: RIPs
: Art 14 March, 2007, 05:05:31 AM
Arnold Drake, creator of the Doom Patrol.  

Link: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2007/03/1

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 14 March, 2007, 01:27:09 PM
He's free (of the this mortal coil):

John Inman

Actor and rhyming slang:

Gareth Hunt

: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 14 March, 2007, 02:21:12 PM

Link: Shake those beans

: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 28 March, 2007, 05:04:04 PM
Marshall Rogers...

Link: FPI Blog.

: Re: RIPs
: Quirkafleeg 06 April, 2007, 10:33:48 AM
Bob Clark, director of Porkies
: Re: RIPs
: Art 12 April, 2007, 05:06:09 AM
Kurt Vonnegut. So it goes.
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 23 April, 2007, 05:11:41 PM
Yeltsin's Liver - Boris has died!
: Re: I See Dead People
: Dudley 27 April, 2007, 12:20:45 PM
The garden gnome's greatest friend.

Link: Terry Major-Ball

: Re: I See Dead People
: Adrian Bamforth 27 April, 2007, 12:38:02 PM
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, co-writer and singer of The Monster Mash.

Link: He's a graveyard smash

: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 04 May, 2007, 12:55:07 PM
Walter Schirra

Link: ...and then there were two...

: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 04 May, 2007, 01:43:17 PM
Rose the Goat.

Seems it wasn't destined to be "haappily ever aafter", after all...

Link: Sudan's most famous resident dies

: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 04 May, 2007, 03:03:23 PM
">Love the Conan music

Great score, shit film."


*Sharp Intake of Breath!*
BURN THE BLASPHEMER!
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 15 May, 2007, 08:49:08 PM

Link: Good riddance to bad rubbish

: Re: RIPs
: -Dunk!- 15 May, 2007, 09:12:06 PM
Opps, doesn't his death herald the rapture?
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 18 June, 2007, 05:47:23 PM
Bernard Fucking Manning - Fucked off from this mortal bastard coil.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 19 June, 2007, 01:23:11 PM

Link: Manning sings The Smiths

: Re: RIPs
: Wils 05 July, 2007, 10:06:07 AM
Creepy jazz bloke George Melly.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 July, 2007, 10:09:39 AM
ahhh- i liked him
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 05 July, 2007, 10:28:06 AM
Personally, he always gave me the creeps. This wasn't helped by his story whilst being interviewed by Jack Docherty about the time that him and a load of other blokes wanked onto a plate and lapped it up  like a cat drinking milk afterwards. [bleurch!]
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 July, 2007, 10:34:21 AM
euurgh

Strangely, that's not the only wanking related anecdote I heard about him.

There was a great documentary on him a couple of years ago- they'll probably re-run it now
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 05 July, 2007, 01:35:57 PM
"Strangely, that's not the only wanking related anecdote I heard about him."
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 July, 2007, 01:58:08 PM
dear god!

he..he wasnt the inspiration for Troy McCLure was he?
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 07 July, 2007, 12:05:51 PM
Bump.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 12 July, 2007, 04:12:01 PM
Peter Tuddenham

Link: As heard in...

: Re: RIPs
: Wils 24 July, 2007, 10:01:40 PM
Rock music's second scariest manager(#), Don Arden.








(#) Number one being Peter Grant, who sadly died in 1995.
: Re: RIPs
: Steve Green 29 July, 2007, 07:59:12 PM
Mike 'What am I, some kind of Donut?' Reid


Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6921549.stm

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: johnnystress 30 July, 2007, 10:15:19 AM
also Ingmar Bergman
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: johnnystress 30 July, 2007, 10:23:40 AM
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: Eric Plumrose 30 July, 2007, 01:51:48 PM
>> Mike 'What am I, some kind of Donut?' Reid

Six feet UNNERGRAHHNNNNNNNND.
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: paulvonscott 31 July, 2007, 07:07:33 PM
Kelly Johnson, of Girlschool

I feckin loved this band.  

Thanks to Gary for the heads up.

Link: Independant Confirmation

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: satchmo 31 July, 2007, 08:27:55 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni :(
Him and Bergman in the space of two days, and yet Shyamalan still lives? Thanks for nothing God.
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: johnnystress 01 August, 2007, 10:03:07 AM
Sad to hear about Kelly Johnson- her death seemed to pass by the press , which is a shame
: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 06 August, 2007, 08:14:37 PM
Lee Hazlewood, the man who gave us Duane Eddy's twang and Nacy Sinatra's boots.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6933162.stm

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: Wils 10 August, 2007, 10:29:06 PM
Founder of Factory Records and the Hacienda...

Tony Wilson
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: Buddy 10 August, 2007, 10:58:50 PM
Tony Wilson!!

I'm actually quite shocked by that... he was quite an entertaining and opinionated (in a good way) person to listen to.

It also answers the question how much a human life is worth, less than £3,500-a-month it turns out.

I remember when the whole Iraq war think kicked off and Gordon Brown announced that there would be an unlimited war chest available to fight the war.

I thought at the time... so plenty of money available to kill people but when it comes to saving lives there is always a budget to work to.

If the money that has been shitted away on that no hope 'war on terror' was actually made available to the people who actually need it this country would alsmost certainly be in a better place.

I dispair!
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: Adrian Bamforth 11 August, 2007, 12:05:34 AM
Sad news. I should point out though that Tony did actually take the drug (paid for by his music industry friends), which didn't save him. Still, it makes a change for the likes of Shaun Rider to be purchasing legal pharmaceuticals.

Also, we spend 3 times more on health than on defence. One good way to free up more money would be for us to all make sure we have a donor card - and register it. It costs a fortune to keep people on dialysis as they wait for years for a donor kidney to come up, their health failing - a friend of mine will be starting this week (until she has my kidney in a few weeks though more of that later...)

Link: UK Spending Breakdown

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: Buddy 11 August, 2007, 01:18:06 AM
Point taken. But it still doesn't take away from the fact that governments are happy to throw money at a good old war but seem to find reasons to restrict the health service.
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: I, Cosh 11 August, 2007, 02:14:57 AM
It is very late, but I am saddened. I knew Tony Wilson hadn't been well but I thought he was on the road to recovery.

Without singing a single word he was an major influence on the music of the eighties and nineties.

I'm off to listen to Joy Division and New Order at obscenely high volume.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 11 August, 2007, 11:15:43 AM
I wouldn't take too literally claims of an 'unlimited war chest', though unfortunately there are price limits on health also as long as technology is keeps one pace ahead. When a new treatment comes along, doctors and government have to decided if it's the best way of spending the (finite) resources compared to existing treatments. Apparently, the treatment Tony took didn't cut it.

I would imagine the best way to preserve life though would be to slash health spending here and send it all as overseas aid to where £100 a day means a lot more than saving one life, though I doubt many westerners would really be up for that in reality.
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: Byron Virgo 11 August, 2007, 11:29:42 AM
...right, but why cut our own health spending rather than, say, something less essential like defence or industry top-ups, and instead give that money to purchase generic pharmacuticals in the Thrird World?
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: Adrian Bamforth 11 August, 2007, 12:31:19 PM
Sure, though the real question is to do with how essential you see defence, though at the moment people are bound to see it through the prism of the recent conflict. If a conflict came along  we all agreed with, maybe to stop Balkans type atrocities or Rwandan style genocide we would probably all be glad there's the latest equipment and personnel there to do the job without us all having to be conscripted.
: Re: RIPs
: Byron Virgo 11 August, 2007, 03:03:00 PM
But we don't have the latest equipment - in fact, our armed forces are woefully ill-equipped as it is. A hell of a lot of money is being pissed up the wall on private contractors (read mercenaries), whilst our forces are without the armour that should be considered standard, and heavily reliant on outdated (sometimes dangerously so) vehicles and machinery to get the job done.

Also, the idea that if we didn't have our fancy hi-tech weaponry, we'd all be suddenly forced back into national service is pretty inaccurate. The idea of large scale man-powered wars as we saw in the first two world wars are pretty much unfightable these days, thanks to a shift in public acceptance of soldiering fatalities that occurred around the time of the Vietnam/Cambodia conflict, as has been noted by the increasing level of public criticism during the (comparitively) low number of losses suffered in Iraq. Current Nato and Un thinking is to deploy peacekeeping forces largely drawn from the armies of nearby regions, though this policy has not been without its detractors.

Anyway, ultimately it comes down to a case of what's more important: we know for a fact that people will become sick and require medical treatment for a direct certainty, whereas we can only surmise that there *may* be some form of conflict into which we as a nation may possibly be drawn into on a combative level.
: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 11 August, 2007, 04:32:56 PM
Well, we've been involved in at least 6 wars in the past 25 years so I think it's reasonable to say there's no "may" about becoming involved in military conflict. The difference between funding the military and funding the NHS is that you can make a reasonable estimation as to how much defensive capability we need (although the state of much of our equipment suggests we've been underestimating our budget), whereas the NHS can never, ever have enough money. The range of services we expect from it now is vastly greater than anything its founders imagined, or could have imagined.
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: DavidXBrunt 11 August, 2007, 04:46:39 PM
NHS? Most destructive concept since Nazism, Apparantly.
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: Bico 11 August, 2007, 05:27:58 PM
John Byrne certainly thinks so.

The NHS is a straightforward concept - it will always operate at a loss, and the idea that you can get 'ahead' of sickness or make a profit from the enterprise at some stage is a fallacy.

I think the best idea would be to follow Cuba's lead and round up anyone likely to need medical aid and dump them somewhere - I don't care where, they won't be my problem at that stage.  That'll free up loads of beds and reduce the amount of money spent on the NHS, meaning we could spend it on other things, like renewable energy research and development, cheap housing for the poor, and blowing up people wearing turbans.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 11 August, 2007, 08:42:31 PM
'Well, we've been involved in at least 6 wars in the past 25 years so I think it's reasonable to say there's no "may" about becoming involved in military conflict.'

Plus of course we can only estimate what the deterrent effect of an effective army. The ultimate aim of having a fighting force is to never have to use it. It sounded to me like you (Byron) were saying that money should be cut from defence, though I you're also saying that soldiers aren't well equipped enough. We just have to make the army work better than it does now while spending less on it.
: Re: RIPs
: Bico 13 August, 2007, 05:24:47 PM
Mike Wieringo, comics artist chappie on some very fun mainstream superhero books like Robin, Impulse, and the Flash, and the not half-bad Tellos indy series.

Link: Wieringo's DA page

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: Bolt-01 14 August, 2007, 12:04:18 PM
What, Mike Wieringos dead?

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: The Adventurer 14 August, 2007, 12:07:06 PM
'Fraid so. Dead at 44 of a Heart Attack.

It's a god damned tragedy.

Link: Newsarama Has the Details

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: Peter Wolf 15 August, 2007, 12:18:23 AM

 Belated for Anthony Wilson :   I didnt even know he was ill .Thats a real shame. You dont and wont ever get a record company like that again or a record company boss who was that innovative ever again .Not to mention all the music .And not forgetting all the artwork and packaging and the Hacienda which i never went to. The site has been turned into flats.I have been trying to find a lot of the Factory records i used to have and coincidentally found some today. singles by Section 25 and Quando Quando and A certain Ratio .

So i listened to Substance by Joy Division which i have had since it came out and enjoyed it very much.


  The sleeve art has been compiled into a book.must get that sometime.


: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 15 August, 2007, 09:39:23 AM
If a conflict came along we all agreed with, to stop Balkans type atrocities or Rwandan style genocide we would probably all be glad

Not sure all British people see it as our job to shoulder the White Man's Burden.  Many of us see the British interventions in Kosovo and Sierra Leone for what they were - self-aggrandizing acts of pure imperialism.  

If British and American defence spending were redefined as "spending on defence", rather than aggressive warmaking in conflicts taking place inside internationally-approved national borders (i.e. making war without provocation), the world would be a lot happier.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 15 August, 2007, 11:01:37 AM
And I was just thinking about how much I enjoyed his Fantastic Four run the other day. There#s a fantastic, sigh, moment when the Four meet their maker.
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: Adrian Bamforth 15 August, 2007, 04:26:59 PM
Stan Lee?
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: House of Usher 15 August, 2007, 05:16:38 PM
There shouldn't be a blank cheque for medical treatment on the NHS, and the oft-touted 'wonderdrug' doesn't change that one iota.

Pharmaceutical companies are busting a gut to come up with new 'blockbuster' drugs (ones that make a lot of money), to devise new ways of treating already treatable illnesses, and also illnesses that can be managed much more cost-effectively than they can be cured (whatever that means) all the time a new drug remains under patent.

Drugs companies would love for us to foot the bill to help boost their share price, pay dividends to their shareholders and multi-million pound bonuses to their directors. However, we don't always need their new products, and NHS money is usually put to better use treating patients than paying more money for the drugs it uses for those same patients, and inventing new categories of patient with conditions the Health Service has never even thought about treating before.

Furthermore, many specialists would rather treat their patients with tried and trusted drugs with predictable results and survival rates than risk a less favourable outcome from a new therapy. Many would only put their patients forward for clinical trials of new drugs if there was absolutely no other remedy for their condition. Only an unscrupulous doctor would risk the life of a patient on a drug trial when an efficacious therapy already exists.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 15 August, 2007, 05:34:00 PM
I think it's a credit to Anthony Wilson that his death has sparked debate about how best to preserve life in a way that the death of, say, Bernard Manning didn't.
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: Peter Wolf 15 August, 2007, 05:57:42 PM


 War or making war without provocation is like you pointed out a totally different thing altogether. I dont have a problem with the Armed forces intervening to stop genocide like Sierra Leone. I think thats something to be proud of .

 I watched a film called Tears of the Sun recently .Very good it was too.  Thats the kind of  American foreign policy i would support . Its a fictional story but based on many real life events.I would recommend it to anyone .

  Making War without provocation and aggresive warmaking even by its definition is not  *defence* spending .  There are lots of ways the world could be a happier place ..Illegal wars...... I have to stop

 out of respect that this is a thread for the deceased not a rant thread.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 15 August, 2007, 06:26:33 PM
Ade - nah, but close. Their creator stops off at one point to take a phone call from his collaborator who may or may not be Stan Lee. God, to Reed Richards looks a lot like Jack Kirby.
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: Peter Wolf 15 August, 2007, 08:51:59 PM

 Bernard Manning although i admit to finding him funny as a guest on Mrs merton once as he was deliberatly winding up the audience was sadly never able to take the piss out of himself or at least be self depreciating. If you are going to take the piss out of others less fortunate or whatever at least be able to take it yourself.I did find him funny as i said but i didnt have much respect for him for the above reasons .He was a fat ugly fuck himself as he should have been reminded of more often. He became an anachronism but never a national institution . i wonder why ?
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 16 August, 2007, 12:52:16 AM
I can see his argument that he was mocking everyone (I think he did mock himself a bit - see below clip - he certainly wan't vain, unless he thought he looked good only in underpants), he just wasn't intelligent enough to understand the consequences of that kind of thing. In a recent documentary he expressed outrage over some Asylum Seeker story, then it became clear he had just read the story in The Daily Star or some such paper, which no doubt fed him his daily dose of political correctness hysteria also. He was incredibly naive and politically illiterate. I think the Mrs Merton clip was quite touching in a way since Aherne I think really did want him to give up the old jokes and become more treasured. Though perhaps he's right and his fame would have diminshed.

Link: Manning being self-depricating

: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 16 August, 2007, 02:19:29 PM
Phil Gascoine...

Blimey.

"I'm very sorry to report that British comics artist Phil Gascoine
(http://lambiek.net/artists/g/gascoine_phil.htm) has died after a
short illness.

For those of you who knew him the news comes as a terrible shock. He
was once chairman of the SSI and always a consummate professional.

In the words of his good friend, fellow artist Barrie Mitchell, who I
spoke with this morning, "There are not a lot of artists who can
turn their hands to anything, but Phil was one of them."

I am preparing a tribute to Phil for my downthetubes web site and
would welcome memories of Phil if you have them. He was always one of
those creators who would mix with all generations and was still
working on DC Thomson's Wendy. He will be much missed by all who knew
him or worked with him.

Thanks in advance for any feedback you may have if you knew Phil
personally.

John Freeman"

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 18 August, 2007, 07:50:15 AM
One of the few ex-Tory MP's whose death I'd mourn.

Link: Bill Deedes 1913-2007

: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 18 August, 2007, 09:31:43 AM
"Many of us see the British interventions in Kosovo and Sierra Leone for what they were - self-aggrandizing acts of pure imperialism."

Weren't they both UN operations?
: Re: RIPs
: Dudley 18 August, 2007, 10:01:56 AM
No.
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: Matt Timson 18 August, 2007, 10:41:14 AM
Well thank you for your concise reply, Duds- a quick trawl through Wikipedia seems to support this.  That said, I didn't read anything that actually made me sorry that the British took those opportunities to demonstrate "self-aggrandizing acts of pure imperialism" either (which is actually an opinion, not a fact, by the way).
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: Adrian Bamforth 18 August, 2007, 11:24:42 AM
It seems to me that while people understandable complain about the illegality of the war in Iraq, in reality people don't mind it they agree with it - I seem to recall the bombing of Serbia was not legal (it didn't have the full backing of the security council members), though it was successful in getting the Serbs out of Kosovo where they were killing Muslims, and lead eventually to the arrest of Milosevic. From what I've gathered, only on a handful of occasions has military action ever been legal. That's not to say that people can't have other good reasons to have opposed it, just that we change our attitude on this is changeable. Also, I would personally argue that if regime change in Iraq had eventually been sanctioned by the UN it wouldn't have made a great deal of difference to the turn of events since the killing today is Muslim vs Muslim - the only alternative would to to not do anything (in hindsight maybe not as bad as today though it does send out the signal that you can do pretty much what you want if you're a dictator and get away with it).
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: JOE SOAP 18 August, 2007, 11:36:11 AM
The world will never agree on war, whether you're a dictator or invader and you have the force, you can do what you want. Look at the sheer amount of UN resolutions the U.S. has vetoed, with the backing of Britain and Israel, when the rest of the world agreed on them, all because it didn't suit their wishes. Hardly democratic, if it was there would be no veto.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 06 September, 2007, 09:09:02 AM

Link: Pavrotti RIP

: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 06 September, 2007, 09:52:07 AM
He did love his elephants...

Link: Pavarotti and the Elephants

: Re: RIPs
: Bico 08 September, 2007, 12:14:58 AM

Link: Pavarotti's funeral

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: Matt Timson 11 September, 2007, 08:18:26 AM
Dame Anita Roddick- founder of Body Shop.

Link: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20070911/tuk-tributes-pour-in-for-body-shop-found-dba1618_1.html

: Re: RIPs
: Dizet_Sma 12 September, 2007, 04:38:30 PM
Ian Porterfield, Sunderland FA cup hero.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6984981.stm

: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 15 September, 2007, 08:48:19 AM
English Rugby....we need a BIG defribulator
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 16 September, 2007, 07:21:12 AM
Colin McRae
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 16 September, 2007, 10:42:47 AM
Very sad news. The loss of a great Rally Driver and the sad loss of his little kiddie. RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 17 September, 2007, 12:23:31 AM
Yes, very tragic about McRae and his young son and indeed the two family friends who also died.

Very sad indeed
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 17 September, 2007, 12:23:41 AM
Yes, very tragic about McRae and his young son and indeed the two family friends who also died.

Very sad indeed
: Re: RIPs
: Rob Spalding 17 September, 2007, 09:18:05 AM
Robert Jordan.
Author of the Wheel of Time series.  After a long fight against a chronic illness.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 17 September, 2007, 09:49:29 AM
Author of the Wheel of Time series. After a long fight against a chronic illness.

I'd heard he was pretty ill a couple of years ago. This means it'll never get finished now. Thank God I gave up on them after the fifth or sixth installment.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 23 September, 2007, 12:19:06 PM
Let's have a minute's silence for Marcel Marceau.
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 23 September, 2007, 07:22:14 PM
Did he go quietly?
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 23 September, 2007, 09:28:31 PM
He accidentally got trapped in a glass case with no air but no-one stopped to help him.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 30 September, 2007, 11:07:31 AM
The original Mish Moneypenny, Lois Maxwell.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 20 October, 2007, 12:09:28 AM
Joey Bishop, last of the infamous Rat Pack dies at the age of 89.


V
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: Wils 23 October, 2007, 12:18:30 AM
Killing Joke bass player Paul Raven.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 23 October, 2007, 01:38:28 AM
Raven, dead, fuck me.
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 08 November, 2007, 11:59:47 PM
A particularly interesting one, this, with an apparent comics connection.

Link: Chad Varah

: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 09 November, 2007, 09:50:27 AM
Stone me. What a thoroughly wonderful man.

Great link Trouty, thanks

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 09 November, 2007, 07:01:13 PM
>> Sadly, Chad Varah had been at odds with Samaritans' management council for several years because he felt it had betrayed its original principles by becoming an evangelical support group, instead of an emergency service for the desperate.

>> He felt the job of volunteers was to listen, without talking about themselves.

Eh? Samaritans is neither an evangelical support group nor do volunteers talk about themsleves.

Sloppy, sloppy journalism from Auntie.
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: Pete Wells 09 November, 2007, 09:33:36 PM
Hilda Braid who played Nana Moon in Eastenders and the mam Citizen Smith died on Tuesday.

Poor Alfie :(
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 09 November, 2007, 09:53:43 PM
The death of Ned Sherrin on October 2nd got overlooked in a week when the RIP thread didn't seem to be working, and Alan Coren has passed on since as well.
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 23 November, 2007, 05:58:25 PM
Verity Lambert, something of a TV legend.

Link: BBC

: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 30 November, 2007, 11:26:22 PM
Evil Knievel

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7122258.stm

: Re: RIPs
: Bart Oliver 01 December, 2007, 12:49:41 AM

I first became aware of Evel when I received a one of these as a birthday present from my antie in the states..



My quiet obsession with all things Evel continued-



This is a clipping from one of the Sundays I saved in an art school sketchbook.

God rest EK.

: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 01 December, 2007, 01:35:56 AM
In my great Sun Christmas TV pull out ("To be confirmed" is on an awful lot) they mention a programme 'Richard Hammond meets Evel Kinevil'. Hopefully it's prefilmed or it'll be a dull interview. You can see the production meeting ' they've both crashed cars - TV dynamite!'
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 01 December, 2007, 09:13:14 AM
Very sad. To those of us of a certain age he was as big a hero and as much a part of our lives as Dredd and Warlord. I still have a this poster of him that I had on my bedroom wall as a kid.

: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 01 December, 2007, 11:37:09 AM
I had that bike too, Bart. Very sad news indeed, this. Evel Knievel can't be dead, for Christ's sake!
I feel as old as Methuselah :(
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 01 December, 2007, 07:33:39 PM
Personally, I had this one. Cracking toy!
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 01 December, 2007, 08:18:15 PM

I wasnt a fan but he was a 70s icon as he was huge then as you heard the name so much.


Anyone care for an Orange spangle ?

: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 09 December, 2007, 09:33:51 PM
Karlheinz Stockhausen. Composer, allegedly alien from Sirius, possibly mad, definitely genius.

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2224205,00.html

: Re: RIPs
: McNulty 11 January, 2008, 09:50:15 PM
Sir Edmund Hillary died 10/1/08 aged 88.

Prime Minister Helen Clark said: "The legendary mountaineer, adventurer, and philanthropist is the best-known New Zealander ever to have lived.

"But most of all he was a quintessential Kiwi."

Sir Edmund conquered the world's highest mountain on May 29 1953.

After returning from the summit, the famously matter-of-fact climber greeted a fellow expedition member with the words: "Well, George, we've knocked the bastard off."

"He was an heroic figure who not only 'knocked off' Everest but lived a life of determination, humility, and generosity," Ms Clark said.

British adventurer and environmentalist Pen Hadow said Sir Edmund's death "closes one of the great chapters of planetary exploration".

"He was physically and metaphorically at the pinnacle of high adventure," said the Dartmoor-based Arctic and Antarctic explorer.

Because of Sir Edmund's conquest of Everest "millions of people will know him and will and will be affected in some way by his passing".

He said the climber turned his achievement to the benefit of the Sherpa community in which Mount Everest stands.

Sir Edmund climbed 11 different peaks of over 20,000ft before tackling Everest.


One of the few famous people I have seen in real life.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 15 January, 2008, 02:15:04 PM
Maila Nurmi, AKA Vampira. One for the Goths there.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 18 January, 2008, 08:33:41 PM

Link: Vera croaks

: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 19 January, 2008, 02:38:23 AM
Enigmatic chess genius and Cold War icon Bobby Fischer.

Link: He kicked Spassky's ass

: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 19 January, 2008, 11:31:37 AM
Maila Nurmi - glad to see she lived to be 85. Thanks for letting us know, DxB.

In the 1980s she sued Elvira, Mistress of the Dark for stealing her act, but couldn't afford to pursue the legal action, so the case was dismissed. To be fair to Elvira, the show was originally to have starred Vampira, who would have got a production credit, until Maila Nurmi turned it down. To be fair to KHJ-TV, at least they changed the name of the character when they went ahead without her.

Lisa Marie gave a lovely deadpan performance as Vampira in Ed Wood (1994).
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 22 January, 2008, 10:00:06 PM
News just in- Heath Ledger, apparently.

: Re: RIPs
: Steve Green 22 January, 2008, 10:03:33 PM
I just saw that, blimey.

- Steve
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 22 January, 2008, 10:05:15 PM
Blimey- 27.

Slightly more...

Link: ...here

: Re: RIPs
: radiator 22 January, 2008, 10:47:30 PM
The actor Brad Renfro (who you may know from 'Ghost World')also died the other week at a shockingly young 25 years of age.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 23 January, 2008, 12:29:41 AM
My father just showed me the article and at the time I wanted to be sure it wasn't a hoax.

Damn....

He was just 28 and probably still had a very promicing career ahead of him.

Having just finished 'I'm not there' As one of the many Bob Dylans.

I guess the Joker role might have taken alot of out of him.

Drugs were found around his body.

Another lesson in mortality of people who famous but still human.

Link: Evidently this is true.

: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 30 January, 2008, 07:06:04 PM
Claw-handed 'funny' man, Jeremy Beadle.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7217342.stm

: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 30 January, 2008, 10:11:45 PM
That's a shame, I always liked Beadle and he seems a decent bloke. He did have one funny joke about his withered hand:

On one hand I have an average sized penis, on the other it's enormous!

P.S. R.I.P. the R.I.P. thread - 5 goes and counting to post this!
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 30 January, 2008, 10:38:24 PM
"'funny' man, Jeremy Beadle."

ITV left short-handed!

Arf!

Jim

: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 30 January, 2008, 10:59:51 PM
He may have been a smarmy git who foisted some really shit telly on us in the 80s, but he was also responsible for Captain Beefheart's first UK performance at the Bickershaw Festival in 1972, so I can't judge him too harshly.
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 31 January, 2008, 12:05:22 AM
I just subbed the seemingly never-ending tributes to Beadle from celebs and charities and, although I didn't like him much on TV, felt I was won over a bit.

I know people queue up to praise the just-dead, but I was really struck by the way there were lots of tributes to how kind-hearted he was.

People have really been falling over themselves to say how nice he was.

- Trout
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 31 January, 2008, 01:31:13 PM
Beadle no longer about...

I liked him, though I think Bob Monkhouse (also sadly gone) put it well by by saying he was always been encouraged by others to go further and further in his hidden camera stunts. Some of them were just cruel - even if you see the victims laughing about it later it WAS still cruel at the time. Many of them were just like watching a marriage breaking up, or watching someone literally in tears. The alien landing one as just disturbing the way they played with that woman's mind, I guess they just couldn't go further over that one.

To Beadle I'm sure it was all good fun as he got to know the victims afterward and share the joke together, though I felt more sorry for him in a way as he didn't understand what it was doing to his image week after week, when actually he was by all accounts a very charming and knowledgable man.
: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 31 January, 2008, 01:37:18 PM
Miles Kington a donné un coup de pied au bucket.

Link: Mort comme un dodo

: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 31 January, 2008, 09:17:51 PM
Hmmm... odd that Beadle of all people going should make me think a bit more deeply about this, but there you go.

As I was growing up I watched Game for a Laugh when it first started, along with a lot of Saturday night 'enterainment telly' at the time.  Later as I grew up I really couldn't watch it, and associated Jeremy Beadle with TV I thought was trash, as as such didn't care for him much to say the least.

I made the active decision to stop having any genuine dislike for Beadle when he came close to Hitler as the most hated person in some poll.  He was just some TV guy and hadn't actually done anything against me, and I'd hate to be part of the mob.

Some time ago I was channel flicking and came across one of those dreadful wife swap/life swap programs with Beadle on, and I should have turned over immediately, but it turned out that outside of the brash personality he assumed for Tv he came across as a really nice guy, very pleasant, chatty, bright, and even patiently explained his disability to this couple he was staying with, when of course he didn't have to do anything of the sort.

Heard today he'd raised about 100 million squids for charity.  Which is 100 million more than I've ever done.  And overall I was quite surprised at how genuninely sad I felt.  For Jeremy Beadle.  Well, there you go.

As for that woman and the alien, she was on the Jeremy Vine show today talking about Beadle, and had nothing but warm things to say about him.  I think the whole thing really had pushed her to the limit, and you can certainly argue it went too far.  But I'm sure the woman wouldn't have had lunch with him years later if she'd felt hard done by.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 02 February, 2008, 05:33:27 PM
Curious. The thing I most remember Beadle for is him peeling off his beard at the end of the first series of Eureka.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 02 February, 2008, 05:33:30 PM
Curious. The thing I most remember Beadle for is him peeling off his beard at the end of the first series of Eureka.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 02 February, 2008, 05:33:38 PM
Curious. The thing I most remember Beadle for is him peeling off his beard at the end of the first series of Eureka.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 02 February, 2008, 05:33:40 PM
Curious. The thing I most remember Beadle for is him peeling off his beard at the end of the first series of Eureka.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 02 February, 2008, 05:38:11 PM
Curious. The thing I most remember Beadle for is him peeling off his beard at the end of the first series of Eureka.
: Re: RIPs
: ned-kogar 03 February, 2008, 06:11:22 PM
I met him once, through a friend, and can confirm that he used the little hand to shake with, which surprised me. He bought a lot of drinks and was funny and fairly sozzled.

He had one of the largest private libraries of esoterica in Britain. I wonder who'll inherit that?
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 03 February, 2008, 06:56:58 PM
The name Beadle didn't immediatly sound familar to me at first.

Then I sa his picture and read about comedic background.

Then the catch phrase 'Watch out, Beadle's About' came to mind just now.

I vaguely remember seeing something on televison during the early to mid eighties and the jingle using this catch phrase. It was that type of fun show that was rare in it's own time and all too commmon at the moment.

Am I right?

Is this connected to this fellow.

Anyway...

My condolences to this person whomever he turns out to be.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 03 February, 2008, 07:43:27 PM
"I met him once, through a friend, and can confirm that he used the little hand to shake with"

Yes, a cruel commentator once said his favourite practical joke was shaking hands with people...
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 03 February, 2008, 09:53:00 PM
Hearing that he had the largest private library of Esoterica throws a whole new perspective on things.I was always ambivalent towards dear Jeremy and i never watched his shows
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 03 February, 2008, 10:10:43 PM
Maybe he's Hellboy and owns the right hand of doom. Ties in with the whole esoterica interest.
: Re: RIPs
: ned-kogar 05 February, 2008, 09:41:06 AM
Ace. I think Mignola should be petitioned to slip and agent Beadle into the BPRD.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 05 February, 2008, 04:05:27 PM
Kevin Stoney three time Who guest actor. He played Magic..ahem...Mavic Chen in The Dalek Masterplan.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 06 February, 2008, 07:04:39 PM
Grange Hill, 1978 - 2007

Link: Flippin-eck...

: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 06 February, 2008, 07:24:54 PM
Hope Gripper Stebson gives them all a Chinese burn.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 11 February, 2008, 09:08:56 AM
Roy Scheider, aged 75, famous and well known for his starring role in the first 'Jaws' movie has died of multiple myelomas.

Link: 'Your Gonna Need a Bigger Boat'

: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 11 February, 2008, 09:28:31 AM
Oh Fuck.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 11 February, 2008, 10:36:13 AM
Shiit.

Bolt-01
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 11 February, 2008, 11:20:49 AM
Oh dear. I did some storyboard work on his final film (as far as I know) called 'Iron Cross', not yet released. It may give a boost to it when it comes out - I hope so particularly as the director disappeared into the ether without paying anything though they should be more contactbly when the film is being promoted.
: Re: RIPs
: dweezil2 11 February, 2008, 02:41:50 PM
Roy Scheider was a superb character actor and should be highly regarded not only for his work in Jaws, but also stellar supporting roles in films such as The French Connection, Marathon Man and one of my personal faves, 52 Pick-up.
Performances of his calibre will be sorely missed.

RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 11 February, 2008, 07:21:16 PM
Don't forget he played the lead in All That Jazz and the Seven Ups.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 11 February, 2008, 11:19:10 PM
He must have been my age or even abit younger when he starred in 'Jaws'.

: Re: RIPs
: The Adventurer 12 February, 2008, 09:32:17 AM
Steve Gerber (creator of Howard the Duck and writer of many 70s Marvel titles and more) has passed away.

One of the greats is gone. :(

Link: Newsarama Reporting

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 12 February, 2008, 01:21:15 PM
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 03 March, 2008, 06:23:51 PM
Paul Raymond, porn baron. I understand his ashes are to be scattered in some bushes where they may be found by schoolboys.

Link: Paul Raymond

: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 03 March, 2008, 10:09:14 PM
Paul Raymond, porn baron. I understand his ashes are to be scattered in some bushes where they may be found by schoolboys.

Be very careful who you accept a tissue to wipe the tears away from.
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 04 March, 2008, 09:17:47 PM
Gary Gygax co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and Godfather of Roleplaying.

(rolls his D20 on the emotion table... gets a 3... I feel moderate sadness)

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 04 March, 2008, 10:42:47 PM
Presumably he invented Dungeons and Dragons to create a context in which his name would sound normal.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 04 March, 2008, 10:59:24 PM
Sad news.
It's a Swiss name, I think I read once all the world's Gygaxes can trace their lineage back to one castle in Switzerland. Probably set him on the geekward path!
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 04 March, 2008, 11:14:53 PM
Aw that is a shame about Gary Gygax.  His game and its successors made me a lot of lifelong friends, and kept me from losing my marbles on many a washed-out family holiday.  There's a lot to be said for a game with no winners or losers.

: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 05 March, 2008, 09:09:58 AM
I made enemies playing that game, though I still enjoyed playing.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 March, 2008, 10:55:43 AM
Hot Rod builder Boyd Coddington died last week

Link: RIP Boyd

: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 18 March, 2008, 12:32:11 PM
Captain Birdseye

Link: Story

: Re: RIPs
: Wils 18 March, 2008, 12:38:24 PM
Captain Birdseye

Is he with Cod now?




What?! ;)
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 18 March, 2008, 01:17:19 PM
Seems to be a day for it...

Anthony Minghella- only 54.

Link: Story

: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 18 March, 2008, 02:08:12 PM
54? and in the middle of a great career. Sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 20 March, 2008, 12:19:34 PM
Paul Scofield, if there were more actors like hi we'd be better off.

Link: A man for all seasons

: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 20 March, 2008, 01:40:01 PM
Brian Wilde, aka Mr Barraclough in Porridge and Foggy in Last of the Summer Wine.

Link: Like flies!

: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 20 March, 2008, 03:57:23 PM
He was great Paul Scofield. If you haven't seen A Man For  All Seasons, well, you should watch it cos it's great.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 21 March, 2008, 10:51:00 PM
Aw, bless Brian Wilde. There was a quote from Peter Sallis in the paper today saying something along the lines of 'if you ever watched Porridge or Summer Wine then you knew as much about Brian as I did' emphasising that even though they'd been at RADA together Wilde had never liked talking about himself or socialising much with people who were in the same line of work.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 22 March, 2008, 12:12:55 PM
Yes, dropping like flies though on a positive side I though Shaw Taylor was dead until he appeared in Ashes To Ashes. No idea why I thought it, perhaps we should have a back from The Dead thread.
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 06 April, 2008, 07:43:37 AM
Charlton Heston, movie legend and star of three of the best SF films of the seventies.
: Re: RIPs
: W. R. Logan 06 April, 2008, 09:53:52 AM
>Charlton Heston, movie legend and star of three of the best SF films of the seventies.

Guess they can take those guns from his cold, dead hands now
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 06 April, 2008, 10:03:38 AM
CHARLTON HESTON IS SOYLENT GREEN.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 06 April, 2008, 06:08:29 PM
About Charleton Heston....

Such a shame to lose such a well respected actor and president of the Gun club.( What ever it's called.)

Garageman.

I understand the remark about him being Soylent green. A movie very much related to certain aspects of Mega City One. Though the movie itself was dissapointment when I eventualley saw this one. 'The Simpsons' parody was better.

He starred in some movies that have been remembered as classics.

'Ben-Hur' would not have been so big with out him.

I consider the Cecil B. Demille version of 'The Ten Commandments' a reason to stay interested in Biblical stories. Charlton Heston improved on this. From this film I recall that one line "Let My People Go!"

'Planet of the Apes'. A classic film series and with a post holocaust setting that I also consider to be derived from that same point in time on Mega City one. That and the evolved apes.
He says it all with this line from the film.
" Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"

"Wayne's World Two" As the Good Actor. But just a snippet of what he said. " I once knew a girl who lived on Gordon Street"

Thats all I can say without being too rude and I can only wonder looking at the shark head shaped tombstone (Roy Scheider) if his will be two stone tablets.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 06 April, 2008, 06:09:43 PM
About Charleton Heston....

Such a shame to lose such a well respected actor and president of the Gun club.( What ever it's called.)

Garageman.

I understand the remark about him being Soylent green. A movie very much related to certain aspects of Mega City One. Though the movie itself was dissapointment when I eventualley saw this one. 'The Simpsons' parody was better.

He starred in some movies that have been remembered as classics.

'Ben-Hur' would not have been so big with out him.

I consider the Cecil B. Demille version of 'The Ten Commandments' a reason to stay interested in Biblical stories. Charlton Heston improved on this. From this film I recall that one line "Let My People Go!"

'Planet of the Apes'. A classic film series and with a post holocaust setting that I also consider to be derived from that same point in time on Mega City one. That and the evolved apes.
He says it all with this line from the film.
" Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"

"Wayne's World Two" As the Good Actor. But just a snippet of what he said. " I once knew a girl who lived on Gordon Street"

Thats all I can say without being too rude and I can only wonder looking at the shark head shaped tombstone (Roy Scheider) if his will be two stone tablets.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 06 April, 2008, 06:15:53 PM
As much as I love Soylent Green, The Omega Man and Planet of The Apes, my favourite Charlton Heston film is El Cid. I just adore that film. I think I'll watch it again tonight to remember one of the all time greats.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 06 April, 2008, 06:19:04 PM
***'The Simpsons' parody was better. ***

Foolish comment, how can you even compare.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 07 April, 2008, 02:17:13 AM
I guess I was foolish saying that, but it's my opinion. I just didn't like the film very much. I thought it was depressing. It's a sad story and not really inspiring ( To Me!). Despite it  being a source of inspiration for some aspects of Judge Dredd. Damn I can't remember what Homer said in the Simpsons Parody. Though as made funnier after seeing the original film. No disrepect to Chuck of course.

Anyway, I haven't seen 'Omega Man' , But I have seen 'El-Cid' and should have remembred thsi on my earlier post. Once comparing the last battle scene to something like Judge Dredd ( again.) Though this is unintentional.

Link: On horseback and in shinging armour

: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 07 April, 2008, 10:53:40 AM
Johnny Byrne
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 07 April, 2008, 10:57:45 AM

Link: I hate every ape I see, from chimpan A to chimpan

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 07 April, 2008, 12:01:44 PM

Link: Lights, camel ,action

: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 07 April, 2008, 01:00:09 PM
Damn, rereading the old thread I linked above.

( On horse back and in shining armour.)

I was saying.....

'I figured if Charlton Heston didn't die about four years ago. He might have been a good Fargo or Dredd as well.'

Damn my own words. I am now truly sorry for saying that now.


: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 07 April, 2008, 05:26:42 PM
"Damn my own words. I am now truly sorry for saying that now."


I think he was ill anyway so i wouldnt worry about it.He did a lot of very worthwile political campaigning in the 60s and 70s.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 07 April, 2008, 10:56:45 PM
Re: Lights, Camel, Action.

Saw this at work, couldn't click the link but knew exactly what it was going to be. Nice work stress.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 07 April, 2008, 11:49:52 PM
I said earlier.....

'Such a shame to lose such a well respected actor and president of the Gun club.( What ever it's called.)'

*************************************************

I didn't notice what was written in the background in the picture I stuck up above.

'National Rifle Association'

A supporter he was. Not sure if he was the president.

Knowing his connection with firearms had provoked audible sigh from me when seeing the latest adaption of 'Planet of the Apes' where he had a role as the dying Father Zaius (this time one of the apes.)presenting his son Thade with a gun.    

: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 08 April, 2008, 12:01:27 AM
Stump should re-release that now... havn't heard that in years... have the single but no record player to play it on!

God bless ya youtube.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 08 April, 2008, 12:57:43 AM
Thats a weird song, but I like it.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 08 April, 2008, 08:57:47 AM
Stump released a 3CD compilation yesterday!

Link: Stump

: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 21 April, 2008, 12:06:44 PM
Danny Federici of the E Street Band
This one's hit me like a punch. I've only just found out from someone on another forum and my heads still spinning.

Link: RIP Danny

: Re: RIPs
: Trout 25 April, 2008, 11:01:45 PM
Humphrey Littleton, top radio personality.

Very sad about this one.

- Trout

Link: Humph

: Re: RIPs
: simon 25 April, 2008, 11:12:02 PM
that is sad..he was a lovely bloke

simon
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 25 April, 2008, 11:43:18 PM
Ah, my hasty typing: Lyttelton.

Apologies.
: Re: RIPs
: Rex Banner 26 April, 2008, 09:12:17 AM
The radio is not as funny anymore.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 26 April, 2008, 09:58:20 AM
There was a great bit in the recent South Bank Show on him: He was talking about how on VE day 1945 he played trumpet to the partying crowds on the streets of London. They dug out some archive recordings of the festivities and you could hear him playing!

Damn shame but what a great life. The lovely Samantha will miss sitting on his right hand.
: Re: RIPs
: ming 26 April, 2008, 10:04:05 AM
Aw, crap.  This is one of those deaths, like Kurt Vonnegut's; you know it's coming any time now and just don't want the time to arrive.

...as the startled bush-baby of fate is approached by the short-sighted lavatory attendant of destiny...
: Re: RIPs
: Bart Oliver 26 April, 2008, 10:06:06 AM

A true renaissance man- so long Humph.

: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 26 April, 2008, 11:07:47 AM
Just saw this one; it's quite ruined my Saturday.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 26 April, 2008, 02:31:08 PM
I hear Gordon Brown has declared an official week of Mournington Crescent.

The reading of Humph's will was an emotional accoasion: Even Samantha had tears in her eyes when she recieved his horn. She said it was a long time coming but it still made her choke.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 28 April, 2008, 02:53:23 PM
Sad
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 28 April, 2008, 03:22:36 PM
I'm very sad to hear about Humph, I'm Sorry... is one of the truly great pleasures in life.  Brilliant tribute, BTW, Adrian.
: Re: RIPs
: Steve Green 28 April, 2008, 04:53:35 PM
A gent to the end, I liked this story from Barry Cryer

"We've got a stage version of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and did a show without him, the first in 36 years, in Bournemouth last Tuesday, when Rob Brydon deputised brilliantly. What Rob didn't know was our great producer Jon Naismith got Humph to record an introduction in hospital, and what the audience heard was: 'Good evening. This is Humphrey Lyttelton. I can't do the show tonight because I'm in hospital; I wish I'd thought of this earlier. Will you give a big welcome to Rob Brydon?' Rob was very touched by that. It got the show off to a great start."
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 30 April, 2008, 02:15:44 PM
Albert Hoffman

Link: Last voyage to Tripout City...

: Re: RIPs
: LARF 30 April, 2008, 02:17:32 PM
Enjoy this trip, enjoy this trip because it is a trip...

na, na, nada, na nana, na na

na, na, nada, na nana, na na

Heaven Xpress
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 30 April, 2008, 06:40:51 PM
I popped in to post the Hoffman link and was satisfied to see I've been beaten to it.

A fascinating life, and a link to a bloody good comic - Doom Patrol.

- Trout
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 02 June, 2008, 03:16:04 PM
John Phillip Law



Link: Diabolik Dies

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 02 June, 2008, 05:42:37 PM
Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.

Link: Bo Diddley RIP

: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 28 June, 2008, 04:01:01 PM
American Comics artists and writer Michael Turner.
http://http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080628-Turner.html
(http://http://i.newsarama.com/images/Grace-Turner-ff.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: The Monarch 28 June, 2008, 05:44:15 PM
That was perticularly sad cancer at 37....
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 28 June, 2008, 06:46:49 PM
: "The monarch"
That was perticularly sad cancer at 37....

Technically it was cancer at 31, dead at 37.

Certainly makes you think, when people so close (or younger) to your age start popping off.
: Re: RIPs
: critter 29 June, 2008, 12:59:06 AM
My sister in law passed away on June 17, 2008 of cancer. Helen Crites, 69yrs old.

critter
: Re: RIPs
: nameuser 29 June, 2008, 11:16:03 AM
Shouldn't this RIPs thread be in the off-topic section? I don't think it should be in the 2000AD: General section. With respect to those recently deceased, it doesn't have any relevance to 2000AD. Rather morbid for the 2000AD section.
: Re: RIPs
: nameuser 29 June, 2008, 11:35:53 AM
Thanks for moving it. :)
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 29 June, 2008, 01:41:27 PM
: "critter"
My sister in law passed away on June 17, 2008 of cancer. Helen Crites, 69yrs old.

critter

Commiserations Critter

Tweak
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 29 June, 2008, 03:17:16 PM
George Carlin.

 American anti-establishment stand up comedian Ranter extraordinaire.

 Died last week of chest pains/heart attack.

 Unfortunate and will be missed by many.

 He spoke the truth.
: Re: RIPs
: critter 29 June, 2008, 09:36:14 PM
: "Tweak72"
Commiserations Critter

Tweak

Thanks Tweak

critter
: Re: RIPs
: Ignatzmonster 30 June, 2008, 05:57:30 AM
I'll miss ole Carlin. He was one of the few comics that didn't get lazy and fall back on old material as he got older. Good man and one we needed during this administration.

And can I just say Mek-quakes Leftovers is the best user name ever. (Had to try the new color[sic] capacity.)
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 30 June, 2008, 10:06:15 AM
Critter- sorry for your loss.
: Re: RIPs
: Ignatzmonster 30 June, 2008, 05:08:43 PM
Critter, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister.
: Re: RIPs
: Ignatzmonster 30 June, 2008, 05:13:44 PM
One of America's best SF cover illustrators, John Berkley, passed away on April 29, 2008. His covers always awed me as a kid looking through the shelves of my local library. Long suspected, though I have no proof, that he may have been an influence on John Burns. Check out his work on the link below.

http://http://www.etapet.net/en/gallery-118-0-wallpapers-John-Berkey.html
: Re: RIPs
: death by bongo 02 July, 2008, 10:53:01 PM
Don S Davis.  Probably best known as Stargate SG1's General George Hammond, aged 65.  A good innings for a memorable character actor.

Condolences for you and your familiy's loss, Critter.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 02 July, 2008, 11:32:47 PM
He was Scullys dad in X-Files, thats wher i remember him from.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 03 July, 2008, 12:01:58 AM
He'll always be Major Briggs from Twin Peaks to me, sad news.

My condolences Critter.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 03 July, 2008, 01:49:44 PM
I was sorry to learn of the passing of Thread Zero.  We didn't meet as often as we might, but the Board is a poorer place for its absence.  Rot in cyber-hell, you post-stealing anomaly.

And I'm more genuinely sorry about Don Davis, who left shoes in the SGC that neither RDA nor Beau Bridges could fill.

I won't cheapen the more serious personal losses noted above by mentioning them in a joke-post, but my sincere sympathies to the boarder concerned and his family.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 04 July, 2008, 11:16:37 AM
Jack Sugden #3, Clive Hornby.

(http://http://static.whatsontv.co.uk/images/07828_151625_JACK_SUGDEN_11.jpg)

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7489418.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 04 July, 2008, 12:49:34 PM
Charles Wheeler.

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7489591.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 05 July, 2008, 08:23:09 PM
Civil War & Batman/Superman artist Michael Turner, at the sickeningly young age of 37.

(http://http://images.comicbookresources.com/artists/TURNER-mike1_sm.jpg)

(http://http://farm1.static.flickr.com/195/478424209_1dde7ea7bf.jpg)

>>News item at CBR<< (http://http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16988)
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 22 July, 2008, 07:31:12 PM
Estelle Getty. Yeah, I'd assumed she'd died a while back as well.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 22 July, 2008, 09:45:41 PM
Golden Age comic artist Creig Flessel. He did a lot of the early covers on Detective Comics.
http://http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/07/21/rip-creig-flessel/
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 09 August, 2008, 06:23:26 PM
Bernie Mac.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7551477.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7551477.stm)

50 is no age to be dying...
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 09 August, 2008, 11:11:43 PM
Man that's sad news about Bernie Mac. I really liked him.
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 10 August, 2008, 12:28:16 AM
: "His Lordship rac"
Bernie Mac.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7551477.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7551477.stm)

50 is no age to be dying...

No, it isn't.

However, "complications arising from" is quite frequently a euphemism for AIDS, a disease we like to think has gone away because no-one talks about it any more. Maybe that wasn't the case with Bernie Mac, but I don't apologize for any offence caused by mentioning it, because it needs mentioning.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 10 August, 2008, 03:08:30 PM
: "Jim_Campbell"
Maybe that wasn't the case with Bernie Mac

Indeed. Sarcoidosis is quite a different immune disorder altogether, and a genetic cause has been mooted. According to wikipedia,

"The current working hypothesis is that in genetically susceptible individuals sarcoidosis is caused through alteration in immune response after exposure to an environmental, occupational, or infectious agent". - Rossman MD, Kreider ME (August 2007). "Lesson learned from ACCESS (A Case Controlled Etiologic Study of Sarcoidosis)". Proc Am Thorac Soc 4 (5): 453–6.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 10 August, 2008, 09:49:38 PM
Isaac Hayes dies aged 65. Exact cause of death unknown but was found dead next to treadmill at home .Probably a Cardiac.(http://http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z122/peterwolf_album/obit-isaac-hayes-1f0eef52-49c7-46fc.jpg)

 A scientologist  BUT he made some good music and was an innovator.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 10 August, 2008, 10:03:46 PM
He was also the Duke of New York, A-Number One! More sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 10 August, 2008, 10:14:24 PM
Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAa5rP64YbQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAa5rP64YbQ)
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 10 August, 2008, 11:00:29 PM
: "peterwolf"
A scientologist  BUT he made some good music and was an innovator.

And he was Chef in South Park. Doesn't get any better than that.

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 11 August, 2008, 09:06:52 AM
: "satchmo"
He was also the Duke of New York, A-Number One! More sad news.

Damn straight!
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 11 August, 2008, 10:25:36 AM
"Now I know you're both experienced Fossarius, but Mr Hayes was an exceptional man and rather large, so this grave needs to be somewhat special. What I want to know is... can you dig it?"
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 11 August, 2008, 10:37:14 PM
The great character actor Terence Rigby has died, he was in Get Carter and the wonderful Beiderbecke Affair.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7554044.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7554044.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: worldshown 17 August, 2008, 07:49:49 PM
Dolores Aguilar.

Not famous in life, but becoming infamous after it.

http://http://www.legacy.com/TimesHeraldOnline/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=115754551

What the hell do you have to do for your kids to write an o-bitch-uary like that?
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 17 August, 2008, 08:14:00 PM
"Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her passing."

I was upset when I got a Playstation instead of an N64 that one christmas, but this is taking it too far.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 18 August, 2008, 06:05:32 AM
John Esmonde. The Good Llife, Ever decreasing circles, Brush strokes, Mulberry.

[urlhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0260731/][/url]
: Re: RIPs
: Bongo Jack 18 August, 2008, 06:00:07 PM
Ronnie Drew: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tHDX9qb2-BQ (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tHDX9qb2-BQ)
: Re: RIPs
: gnilleps 30 August, 2008, 01:00:01 AM
Geoffrey Perkins.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7589102.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7589102.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 30 August, 2008, 01:23:55 AM
Jeez that's a real shame. I really liked him as Mike Flex on KYTV and he seemed to be involved in a lot of great shows.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 30 August, 2008, 03:01:02 AM
Aw, that is sad.  What a CV,though (My Hero excepted).
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 30 August, 2008, 11:14:25 AM
Yeah I was fanatical about Radio Active as a teen, at the time it was just about the funniest thing around (though I was quite juvenile). He was particularly funny when very dry, I remember in particular his unrecognisable voice providing hilarious translations for an Italian priest in Father Ted.
: Re: RIPs
: petemaskreplica 01 September, 2008, 01:21:06 PM
Ken Campbell (http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2008/sep/01/theatre.comedy). Bad week for comedy.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 01 September, 2008, 01:36:56 PM
How appropriate that Lobster Random is still on the main page then.

I once asked Si Spurrier, via the chatroom, whether the'd specified Campbell for the likeness to Lob and he blankly denied knowledge of him. He obviously gooogled the name because he later posted an image of Ken in the chatroom and something eloquent like 'Fucking Hell!'. When I later met Carl Critchlow and mentioned this he smiled and said "They'd better hurry up and make the movie before Ken get's too old"...
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 01 September, 2008, 02:07:22 PM
: "DavidXBrunt"
How appropriate that Lobster Random is still on the main page then.

Lobster Random always reminded me of him too. Didn't the opening titles of the old kids' show "Erasmus Microman" have a picture of his face that looked a lot like that prog cover?
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 01 September, 2008, 04:08:01 PM
He'll always be Roger from the Anniversary Party episode of Fawlty Towers for me.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 01 September, 2008, 05:06:54 PM
Bollocks bollocks bollocks...oddly enough I just last night picked out the original Amnesty International Secret Policeman's Ball while clearing through some videos and gave it a watch. Much of it is very dated or too familiar now though The Ken Campbell Roadshow was one of the highlights along with Tom Robinson's extraordinary performance of Glad To Be Gay. Ken's antics with Sylvester McCoy and David Rapaport seemed to me to feed directly into the kind of thing Rik and Ade were doing once alternative comedy officially started. I always thought Campbell would have been a fun choice for Doctor Who the first time round (and I think I even read he was considered before McCoy got the role).
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 01 September, 2008, 06:03:05 PM
The Erasmus Microman thing I mentioned, basically was a, (more educational), version of Doctor Who, but on ITV and with an even more limited budget. He travelled back through time with a couple of kids meeting famous historical people.
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 01 September, 2008, 09:24:17 PM
Ah shit... I never knew the guy's name, but his face was a beloved part of my childhood. As I grew up, my admiration for him only grew. Crazy, crazy guy, but very funny with it.

I feel pretty bad that only now do I find out who exactly he was.
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 03 September, 2008, 12:41:34 AM
Don LaFontaine- or the bloke that does all those "In a world where... etc." voiceovers for trailers.

What will become of the movie industry now?!?
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 03 September, 2008, 10:00:03 AM
cinema will be silent again.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 03 September, 2008, 10:00:57 AM
: "M.I.K."
The Erasmus Microman thing I mentioned, basically was a, (more educational), version of Doctor Who, but on ITV and with an even more limited budget. He travelled back through time with a couple of kids meeting famous historical people.


yeah, and he looked like a kiddy fiddler.
: Re: RIPs
: paulvonscott 03 September, 2008, 01:05:53 PM
I hadn't wanted to say anything...

Guy creeped my out as a kid, though I grew less affeared as I got older.
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 03 September, 2008, 11:18:04 PM
Jerry Reed, composer of "Guitar Man" and the CB-talkin' Snowman from the "Smokey & the Bandit" series.  Born in my hometown of Atlanta and died in my favorite major American city, Nashville at age 71.
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 03 September, 2008, 11:39:18 PM
Aw, poop! This thread just gets more and more depressing.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 03 September, 2008, 11:44:05 PM
East bound and down.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 04 September, 2008, 01:12:37 AM
: "Matt Timson"
Don LaFontaine- or the bloke that does all those "In a world where... etc." voiceovers for trailers.

What will become of the movie industry now?!?

 
 "In a World ruled by Fear and Violence a Hero will Rise ...................."

 I will miss movie trailer voiceover guy.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 04 September, 2008, 01:14:10 AM
: "Buttonman"
He'll always be Roger from the Anniversary Party episode of Fawlty Towers for me.

 I dont know him from anything else.
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 15 September, 2008, 05:31:25 PM
Richard Wright from Pink Floyd http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 16 September, 2008, 10:20:03 AM
Richard Wright - Keyboard player from Pink Floyd

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7618198.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7618198.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 16 September, 2008, 10:21:04 AM
Grange Hill

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7617644.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7617644.stm)
 :cry:
: Re: RIPs
: Queen Firey-Bou 16 September, 2008, 03:00:19 PM
bloody hell i'd avoided this thread for a while, cos like death is a depressing subject, but lemme tell you reading it all in one go is no picnic, i shall visit little & oftener.. we need a congratulations on babies born today thread  or heroic deeds done to redress the balance.

Stop bloody dying people !
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 27 September, 2008, 04:17:47 PM
Paul Newman.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/200809 ... d0ae9.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080927/twl-screen-legend-paul-newman-dies-3fd0ae9.html)
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 03 October, 2008, 11:56:43 AM
I've been sitting here watching a Paul Newman,marathon  --'Cool Hand Luke', 'Colour of Money', 'Towering Inferno'.-- wondering about his health and then I read this.........

http://http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061512/board/nest/118821943

......... in the IMDB forum under 'Cool Hand Luke'.

The first time I watched the whole film, all the way through. It me had thinking ' Why didn't they all try to escape together?'

Don't know what his best know line was, over all.

By my own reckoning his best films were those I'm watching now, and maybe 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and 'The Hustler Movie'.

Looking this up now.

Nothing attracts my attention here.

Always thought he'd my a great  --well known character from Mega City One, always wearing the Pin Strip suit and bowler hat, but I forget his name.-- since i had first seen the rerun of 'The Colour of Money'
 ( Watching this now.) last year.

I always wondered what he really puts in his Salad Dressing. Because it was always referred to as Paul Newman's own.

All I can add here is that I hope he Rests in Piece.
: Re: RIPs
: jakeblues69 03 October, 2008, 01:11:29 PM
: "Matt Timson"
Paul Newman.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/200809 ... d0ae9.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080927/twl-screen-legend-paul-newman-dies-3fd0ae9.html)


I heard that the cancer thing was all bullshit, he died from eating 51 hard boiled eggs.
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 08 October, 2008, 05:53:14 PM
Former Sky News presenter Bob Friend

http://http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Bob-Friend-Former-Sky-News-Presenter-Dies-Aged-70-After-Suffering-From-Cancer/Article/200810115115343?videoSourceID=ec6e1ae93acdc110VgnVCM1000005d04170aRCRD&lpos=UK_News_Article_Inline_Player_List_0&lid=ARTICLE_15115343_Bob_Friend_Former_Sky_News_Presenter_Dies_Aged_70_After_Suffering_From_Cancer
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 12 October, 2008, 06:15:45 PM
Far-Right Austrian loon Joerg Haider:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7666065.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7666065.stm)

I would generally mourn the passing of most human beings, but this one has really left the world no poorer. Good riddance!

Cheers

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 17 October, 2008, 09:13:09 PM
Levi Stubbs.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7677004.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7677004.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: radiator 05 November, 2008, 07:49:44 PM
Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, among others.

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7711763.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 06 November, 2008, 09:17:48 AM
That one was a shock- I didn't even know he was ill.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 16 November, 2008, 10:40:46 PM
Reg Varney who should be saluted for retiring after his first heart attack and not dragging on his career past it's sell by date. Twenty years relaxing in Devon seems fair enough.

John Ringham, who'se face you'd recognise if nothing else. I think I'm right in saying he appeared in every programme ever made in Britain though he missed out on legend status when he was dropped from Dads Army after the first episode. He played a minor role in Ring Of Bright Water which means when he gets up to heaven and has to justify himself at the Pearly Gates he can justifiably kick them in and walk in like he owns the place. Played Tloxtl the baddy in Doctor Who and The Aztecs.
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 17 November, 2008, 11:00:40 AM
: "DavidXBrunt"
John Ringham... Played Tloxtl the baddy in Doctor Who and The Aztecs.

Shame - I only finished watching The Aztecs for the very first time yesterday, and his performance really impressed.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 09 December, 2008, 07:10:52 AM
Creator of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor The Engine and other childrens classic TV shows..............Oliver Postgate.  :(
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 09 December, 2008, 07:34:14 AM
Oliver Postgate

Aw crap crap crappity crap.  What a guy. Along with Jim Henson, Oliver Postgate was the (then unbeknowsnt to me) biggest fixture in my cultural life in the years before Star Wars.  I still watch and enjoy his stuff, and The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor were successively my favourite programmes, or so my mother tells me.  I still rate the arrival of the probe in the Clangers as one of the great TV moments, and a key influence on my love of SF and space exploration in general.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 09 December, 2008, 07:45:19 AM
A real shame. Talented and funny when interviewed and creator of nice things from my childhood.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 09 December, 2008, 08:24:35 AM
And I so used to like Bagpuss when I was a kid.

-Bouwel-
(Altogether: 'Heave! Heave!!')
: Re: RIPs
: Queen Firey-Bou 09 December, 2008, 09:35:21 AM
"we will wash him we will... etc "
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 09 December, 2008, 10:54:39 AM
Emily loved him, and so did we. Very sad news indeed.


Also, R.I.P. Forrest J Ackerman.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 09 December, 2008, 11:18:31 AM
Me and a few mates phoned Forrey Ackerman about 20 years ago.

There was a documentary on telly about him and in the docu the guy going to his house had to phone him (for directions or to arrange the interview or something) and it actually showed you the numbers he was dialing.

So, we got the international code for California (or wherever it was he was living) and called him.

To our amazement it actually was his number and we got an answer phone, we left a message and that was that.

About a week later Forrest called back to my mates phone and they chatted for about an hour.

A few weeks later a package arrived at my mates house packed with issues of Famous Monsters and other film related material as well as Ackerman postcards and keyrings.

The keyfob he sent had the message 'Remember me with every key. 4E 4E 4E 4E'

I also had a workmate who called at his house when on a trip to the states.

Forrey invited him in, showed him around the Ackerman Museum and then took him out to dinner!

A real top bloke and will be sadly missed. One of a kind.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 09 December, 2008, 11:29:55 AM
That's amazing! I would have loved to have met him, or even had a look round his incredible house. I've never heard anyone say a bad word about him. When I heard he'd passed away I dug out my few copies of Famous Monsters of Filmland, it must have been such a lifeline to sci fi geeks all those years ago.
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 12 December, 2008, 12:19:59 PM
Bettie Page

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_ ... ettie_page (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_en_ce/obit_bettie_page)
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 12 December, 2008, 01:12:24 PM
: "Matt Timson"
Bettie Page

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_ ... ettie_page (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_en_ce/obit_bettie_page)

A very sad one
: Re: RIPs
: Tanky 12 December, 2008, 05:22:21 PM
: "Tweak72"
: "Matt Timson"
Bettie Page

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_ ... ettie_page (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_en_ce/obit_bettie_page)

A very sad one

Indeed
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 12 December, 2008, 05:34:06 PM
: "Tweak72"
A very sad one

But how sad really? She lived to be 85. I for one didn't even know she was still alive, so her death came as a surprise to me. I'm glad Bettie Page lived, and that she lived to such an age as she did.
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 12 December, 2008, 05:44:15 PM
: "House of Usher"
But how sad really? She lived to be 85. I for one didn't even know she was still alive, so her death came as a surprise to me. I'm glad Bettie Page lived, and that she lived to such an age as she did.

I have to admit, I'd assumed she was long dead.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 12 December, 2008, 07:53:37 PM
I find this happens to me a lot on this thread. it's a weird momentery mood-swing: "Oh hey he/she's still alive! oh wait....damn!"
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 12 December, 2008, 10:35:54 PM
Van Johnson, who was the Minstrel in the '60s Batman.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28197683/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28197683/)
: Re: RIPs
: Woolly 14 December, 2008, 11:50:17 AM
Kathy Staff, alias Norah Batty.

My Nan will be gutted :(

(http://http://www.iknow-yorkshire.co.uk/hotel_pictures/9764a.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 14 December, 2008, 12:27:07 PM
And so am I. Always like Summer Wine.
: Re: RIPs
: JamesC 14 December, 2008, 07:28:44 PM
Get off my steps!
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 14 December, 2008, 08:04:46 PM
Ahhh, Nora Batty. The lady that taught me that this is what all women will become given time.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 19 December, 2008, 09:15:34 AM
Majel Barrett

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7791210.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7791210.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 19 December, 2008, 09:39:54 AM
Jack Douglas from the Carry On films.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7789813.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7789813.stm)

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 19 December, 2008, 09:47:33 AM
Very sorry to hear about the great Majel Barrett.  Her hilarious Lwxana Troi was one of the best things about TNG, and both Number 1 from The Cage and Nurse Chapel from TOS were, well, smokin'.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 19 December, 2008, 09:50:51 AM
Very sorry to hear about the great Majel Barrett. Her hilarious Lwxana Troi was one of the best things about TNG, and both Number 1 from The Cage and Nurse Chapel from TOS were, well, smokin'.

And voice of some computers on many ships of Star Trek series, even films and new Star Trek film!
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 20 December, 2008, 12:32:03 PM
I'll raise a glass to Jack Douglas tonight. And then twitch sending the contents flying. spin round, and say 'Ph....way!'.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 25 December, 2008, 01:48:59 PM
Harry Pinter.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 25 December, 2008, 01:52:22 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7799708.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7799708.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 25 December, 2008, 10:40:39 PM
Just heard on the radio that Eartha Kitt has died of colon cancer. Can't find anything on the web yet. Sad news as she'll always be Catwoman to me with that purrrrrrrrr.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 26 December, 2008, 08:41:19 AM
Wow yes, I forgot she was catwoman.

Mee-Oww

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 26 December, 2008, 04:08:01 PM
Harold


(pause)





Pinter



(longer pause)









Sad.



(Very long pause)







Rest In Peace.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 26 December, 2008, 05:48:04 PM
A little bit sad to see the demise of Harold Pinter as although i didnt share a lot of his political views he was a very outspoken critic of war in Iraq - Blair - Brown etc.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 27 December, 2008, 12:00:23 AM
I propose a minute's silence.
: Re: RIPs
: W. R. Logan 02 January, 2009, 04:28:26 PM
Today I watched my Gran pass away and I just wanted to say that without her ensuring my Grandad bought me comics on his way home from work on a Saturday I doubt if I would have discovered the amazing stories and people I have read and met.
Saturday mornings in front of the telly with a pile of comics was the highlight of my week.
From reading those bog paper comics, to winning an Eagle Award, working for the House Of Tharg for a short period of time and the people I class as friends I owe all to her, my life will be poorer for her absence but has been enriched because of her.

Edith Houghton
03/04/1926 – 02/01/2009
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 02 January, 2009, 04:52:44 PM
Very sorry to hear that Logan.
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 02 January, 2009, 05:58:17 PM
Aw commiserations Will. She sounded lovely, like a proper Gran!
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 02 January, 2009, 06:16:41 PM
Sincere condolences, Logan.
: Re: RIPs
: Ignatzmonster 03 January, 2009, 05:44:51 PM
Donald Westlake died on the first. He was one of the most prolific crime novelists form the US under several pseudonymns the most famous of which is Richard Stark. Point Blank with Lee Marvin (as well as Mel Gibson's Payback, alas) is based on the Stark novel The Hunter. Not a great many crime novel readers on this board which I find, perhaps paradoxically, sort of odd. If John Wagner is not a crime writer at heart, he strikes me as one who regularly reads the genre.

Here's an interview Westlake did with The Onion AV club two years back. He comes off as a good guy and a writer who loves his work.

http://http://www.avclub.com/content/node/55345
: Re: RIPs
: the shutdown man 05 January, 2009, 10:58:11 AM
Apparently Pat Hingle, aka Commissioner Gordon has died.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39658 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39658)
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 06 January, 2009, 12:17:17 PM
Woolworths.

After only just turning 100 years old Woolworths finally passed away today, but not before the vultures descended on its' empty corpse...

http://http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/4022017.Scavengers_and_looters_pick_over_remains_of_Woolies/
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 06 January, 2009, 09:17:31 PM
Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton has died.
I'm glad I got to see them at the Royal Festival Hall in 2007.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7814150.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7814150.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 07 January, 2009, 09:23:41 AM
: "albion83uk"
Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton has died.
I'm glad I got to see them at the Royal Festival Hall in 2007.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7814150.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7814150.stm)

Hopefully Iggy sorted him with some insurance before he died.

Christ Iggy- what are you doing???
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 07 January, 2009, 12:20:42 PM
Well if we can list Woolies I'm listing Last of the Summer Wine - though hopefully rumours are exagerated.
: Re: RIPs
: ukdane 07 January, 2009, 04:00:08 PM
http://http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a138873/bbc-denies-summer-wine-axe-reports.html
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 08 January, 2009, 09:07:01 PM
Singles.

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7817315.stm
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 09 January, 2009, 02:42:11 PM
One of my students yesterday told me and the rest of her class that Nnamor Womsid had died over Christmas. I said I was sure he couldn't have done, as it would have been widely reported if he had, and my friends on the Internet would have recorded the fact (here). I looked it up on google and found that the story had been mistakenly reported on Sky News on December 28th. Serves her right for watching Sky News, and for believing everything she hears!
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 09 January, 2009, 03:42:18 PM
Doomed to pass away in Xanadu; Dave Dee.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 11 January, 2009, 02:14:28 AM
I forgot to mention I read online somewhere that John Travolta's sixteen year old son died sometime last week.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 11 January, 2009, 03:16:16 AM
: "ThryllSeekyr"
I forgot to mention I read online somewhere that John Travolta's sixteen year old son died sometime last week.


Not exactly "Staying Alive" for Travolta.

Sorry, couldn't resist. RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 12 January, 2009, 09:38:07 AM
OEW 11/2/1919 - 11/1/2009.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 12 January, 2009, 08:08:13 PM
David Vine.
http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/front_page/7824275.stm
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 12 January, 2009, 08:09:52 PM
And, more significantly, http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7824999.stm
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 13 January, 2009, 01:14:25 AM
Oh, about John Travolta's son.

He died of seizure, while holidaying in the Bahama's.....
: Re: RIPs
: gnilleps 13 January, 2009, 08:53:23 AM
A dalek.

http://http://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/feature.php/23101/john-scott-martin
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 13 January, 2009, 09:25:36 AM
Ah John Scott Martin. Spotting him has always been a fun game. As a jobbing actor he popped up all the time - for instance as a pirate in Monty Pythons Meaning of Life. His biggest starring role would have been RTDs Mine all Mine but, yeah, it's his Who connection he's most known for. A bit of a legend, with eccentric hair.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 13 January, 2009, 02:40:12 PM
And great sideboards too. Sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 14 January, 2009, 04:57:36 PM
Patrick McGoohan. :(

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7829267.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 14 January, 2009, 05:00:40 PM
Wow...that was a shock...

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 14 January, 2009, 07:18:46 PM
Yeah- just read this one too!
Terrible news.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 14 January, 2009, 08:24:36 PM
My favourite Columbo baddy. He'll be sadly missed.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 14 January, 2009, 08:32:21 PM
He's a free man now.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 14 January, 2009, 08:54:38 PM
Be seeing you Patrick.
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 14 January, 2009, 10:04:34 PM
After McGoohan, Columbo has lost a second guest villain from his fifth season in 24 hours.  Ricardo Montalban, of Fantasy Island, died today.

Somebody put Robert Vaughn under police protection!
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 14 January, 2009, 10:14:02 PM
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!

Sorry about that. It's me genes.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 14 January, 2009, 10:17:38 PM
: "Grant Goggans"
Somebody put Robert Vaughn under police protection!

And Leslie Nielssen under Police Squad protection.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 14 January, 2009, 10:26:56 PM
Shame about Patrick McGoohan. Edward Longshanks was the standout part and high point of Braveheart.

There was a Ricardo Montalban block i remember.
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 15 January, 2009, 12:06:33 AM
No.6 Feet Under
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 15 January, 2009, 09:07:49 AM
very sad news , but credit where it's due buttonman  :lol:
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 15 January, 2009, 09:30:12 AM
RIP Ricardo Montalban, thanks for great villain in Star Trek....

(http://http://www.johnshoffner.com/images/trek/movies-villains-misc/kahn-ricardo-montalban.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 15 January, 2009, 10:05:40 AM
From hell's heart, he stabs at thee!

Well, I sincerely hope not.  Not a great actor, but a brilliant one - he was the thing that made me take note of Star Trek in the first place, and nothing it's been since has ever quite lived up to Khan.  RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: the shutdown man 15 January, 2009, 10:07:39 AM
God dammit, Longshanks and Khan in 24 hours?  That's not on.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 15 January, 2009, 10:11:26 AM
Good god. For some reason I thought Ricardo died years ago?
Have I been living in a time warp?

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 15 January, 2009, 10:41:42 AM
I was talking about the acting performance not Scottish history.

A good actor like Patrick McGoohan makes you really hate the villain onscreen.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 15 January, 2009, 07:11:14 PM
I was watching a later Columbo with McGoohan recently and there was a great cheeky like when Columbo confides in the villain: "I've been putting people like you away for some 30 years now."  Yes, people VERY like him, in fact at least three of them look identical!
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 15 January, 2009, 09:33:18 PM
McGoohan's a McGone'n.

Arses.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 16 January, 2009, 05:32:45 PM
John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, died in his sleep at the age of 85.
No doubt dreaming of She Who Must Be Obeyed
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 16 January, 2009, 05:50:06 PM
: "Daveycandlish"
John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, died in his sleep at the age of 85.
No doubt dreaming of She Who Must Be Obeyed
Damn you for beating this news to the board before me, Also RIP to him!
: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 16 January, 2009, 06:20:26 PM
Just heard on the radio that Andrew Wyeth has, too, died in his sleep.

Oddly enough, the first time I came across his stuff was in the pages of Preacher, and it was all bloody lovely.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 16 January, 2009, 07:06:39 PM
Bloody hell, that's quite a butcher's bill for one week.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 18 January, 2009, 10:35:54 AM
I'm afraid we have to add Tony Hart to the list....

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 18 January, 2009, 11:20:16 AM
Aw, no! But at 83, that's not a bad innings. This from the BBC News website:
"The artist served as an officer in the 1st Gurkha Rifles in World War II, before joining a course at the Maidstone College of Art." - what a guy!
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 18 January, 2009, 11:51:45 AM
some important links for Tony Hart

http://http://www.tonyhart.co.uk

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7836112.stm

http://http://www.hazzamon.co.uk/roger.html
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 18 January, 2009, 12:05:20 PM
cue the Gallery one last time.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 18 January, 2009, 01:17:46 PM
Grud speed Tony Hart. A genuinely decent man, and responsible for millions of kids learning to love art and drawing especially. Not sure I'd love comics as much as I do if it wasn't for the fascination with drawing that was kindled by avidly watching Take Hart as a sprog.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 18 January, 2009, 02:55:43 PM
Now I'm depressed. RIP Tony.

There's just too many going too quickly
: Re: RIPs
: JamesC 18 January, 2009, 04:02:17 PM
I genuinely feel quite gutted that Tony Hart has died, he seemed like a really great bloke.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 18 January, 2009, 06:47:07 PM
I know he had a good long run, but I'm still terribly sad to hear of his passing, moreso to hear that he had lost the use of his hands for the last months of his life.  I used to live for Take Hart, less so for the rather odd Hartbeat, and I've a great deal to thank Tony for.
: Re: RIPs
: SamuelAWilkinson 18 January, 2009, 08:26:33 PM
Today marks exactly one month since my dear old Dad lost his fight with cancer and died.

Even though you didn't know it at the time, you guys have been a real support to me just by carrying on the usual board antics and providing me with an easy-to-access place to find something to crack a smile at. I'm not good at this sort of stuff (particularly with people I've never actually met), but I just wanted to say thanks to the lot of you for being here and doing your collective things. It's nice to know that normal stuff carries on.

Cheers.
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 18 January, 2009, 09:21:38 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss Samuel. I'm sure your Dad would be having a wry smile at being paid tribute to on a geeky comics board! Glad the usual gang of idiots helped you through a tough time. Won't stop you getting a slagging when appropriate though!
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 18 January, 2009, 09:37:21 PM
Ah, Samuel, that's tough. You hang in there, and rely on this geekfest as much as you need to!

All the best, mate.

- Trout
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 18 January, 2009, 09:39:20 PM
: "SamuelAWilkinson"
Today marks exactly one month since my dear old Dad lost his fight with cancer and died.

Even though you didn't know it at the time, you guys have been a real support to me just by carrying on the usual board antics and providing me with an easy-to-access place to find something to crack a smile at. I'm not good at this sort of stuff (particularly with people I've never actually met), but I just wanted to say thanks to the lot of you for being here and doing your collective things. It's nice to know that normal stuff carries on.

Cheers.

Sorry for your lost, and apologies if my typical boorishness led to any offence.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 19 January, 2009, 02:47:45 AM
I just found out that Nancy Bird Walton passed away on the 13th of this month aged 93.
She was one of the early female pilots and she's also had an Airbus A380 named after her in the Quantas fleet.
They don't make them like her very often.
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 19 January, 2009, 03:29:23 AM
"Nancy Bird Walton"

Didn't she go on 20 questions with Groucho Marx?
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 19 January, 2009, 10:33:48 AM
Bob May, best remembered for playing The Robot on the TV Series "Lost In Space", passed away early Sunday morning of congestive heart failure.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 19 January, 2009, 10:39:10 AM
(http://http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/5127/mourningmorphqw3.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: Tanky 21 January, 2009, 11:42:37 PM
Mahmut Aygun, inventor of the doner kebab
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink ... -died.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/4295701/The-man-who-invented-the-doner-kebab-has-died.html)
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 27 January, 2009, 07:08:52 PM
John Updike, author.

Is the Angel of Death on comission at the moment?

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 29 January, 2009, 05:46:11 PM
The wonderful John Martyn.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 858458.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7858458.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 29 January, 2009, 06:34:01 PM
: "satchmo"
The wonderful John Martyn.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 858458.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7858458.stm)

FFS !!! :shock: and anger.

I am going to listen to Sundays Child now.He was living in Hastings when he wrote that LP and Solid Air.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 29 January, 2009, 07:18:06 PM
Also passed, Charles Schneer (http://http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090126/people_nm/us_schneer) who produced many of those amazing Ray Harryhausen monster films, including Jason & the Argonauts (my absolute childhood holiday favorite!) and 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 29 January, 2009, 09:40:02 PM
Kim Manners prolific director of television drama, including many episodes of The X-Files. He also directed the first episode of Supernatural, amongst others, and the first episode of season four.

If you're not watching Supernatural you should. More fun than you can imagine.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 29 January, 2009, 09:50:35 PM
Billy Powell, keyboardist in Lynard Skynard.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 03 February, 2009, 04:32:26 PM
Hans Beck, the inventor of Playmobil.

Does this mean we can expect a funeral or crematorium set soon?

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 February, 2009, 09:26:49 AM
Cramps Singer Lux Interior Dead At 62

Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morning due to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California at 4:30 AM PST today. Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists and fans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with The Cramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.

The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 05 February, 2009, 09:54:25 AM
: "johnnystress"
Cramps Singer Lux Interior Dead At 62

Bloody hell. That's a real shame. Because he looked like he'd died about 30 years ago, there was always that feeling that he'd go on forever. I'll sadly have to remove The Cramps from my list of bands to see if I ever get the chance. :(
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 25 February, 2009, 09:54:28 PM
Ivan Cameron, David Cameron's son - RIP
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 26 February, 2009, 01:01:07 PM
Miserable harridan Wendy Richard.
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 26 February, 2009, 02:09:16 PM
: "Wils"
Miserable harridan Wendy Richard.
i thought she already was :oops:
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 26 February, 2009, 02:31:14 PM
Poor old Wendy Richard (not 'Richards' as stated on the BBC subtitles in the  gym) to be forever remembered as 'Pauline from the laundrette' by many. To me she'll always be the lovely Miss Brahms who made even that brown uniform sexy. She was also in Carry on Girls and had a number one single - good effort!
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 26 February, 2009, 03:40:18 PM
To me she'll always be the lovely Miss Brahms who made even that brown uniform sexy.

Ditto, one of my very earliest crushes was cheeky Miss Brahms... along with Sugar Kane Kowalczyck, Calamity Jane and errr Floella Benjamin.

Incidentally, Pauline Fowler's descent into horrid lonely shrewishness so closely echoed the personality of her own mother, the dreaded Lou Beale, that it was actually kind of brilliant.  Richard was quite correct not to allow Pauline to remarry.

And I know her politics stank, but I wasn't voting for her.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 26 February, 2009, 04:18:25 PM
She'll always be Miss Brahms to me.
Happy memories from childhood when TV was worth watching.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 26 February, 2009, 04:21:16 PM
At only fifty-nine and still running the London Snickers, Floella shouldn't be crossing the finishing line on this thread any time soon.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 26 February, 2009, 05:08:06 PM
...Floella shouldn't be crossing the finishing line on this thread any time soon.

I should hope not!  I hate this bloody thread and its catalogue of the inevitable, but I can't stay away.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 26 February, 2009, 05:28:37 PM
Ah Floella. She's appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures, don't you know.
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 26 February, 2009, 05:36:50 PM
Randy Bewley, guitarist for the seminal Athens band Pylon, died yesterday at age 53.

Pylon was the first band I saw when I moved to Athens in 1989, reopening the Georgia Theatre.   :(
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 26 February, 2009, 08:00:49 PM
Kelly Groucutt, bass player with ELO, died last week aged 63 from a heart attack.

It's bloody never ending isn't it?
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 26 February, 2009, 09:39:19 PM
I will always remember Wendy Richards from when she got her jugs out in one of the carry on films, cant remember which at the mo.



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: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 27 February, 2009, 06:47:48 AM
: "DavidXBrunt"
Ah Floella. She's appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures, don't you know.
And, uh . . . Run, Fatboy, Run.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 27 February, 2009, 08:10:15 AM
I will always remember Wendy Richards from when she got her jugs out in one of the carry on films, cant remember which at the mo.

Think you might be thinking of another Eastend matriarch there, vzzbux.  I've heard rumours she had an unclad role in A Cockwork Orange, but if she did I never noticed her.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 27 February, 2009, 08:13:57 AM
There are pictures out there of Wendy Richards jubblies as well from back in the 60's.

Umm...someone told me this of course. Yes.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 27 February, 2009, 08:21:29 AM
: "Eric Plumrose"
: "DavidXBrunt"
Ah Floella. She's appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures, don't you know.
And, uh . . . Run, Fatboy, Run.

Can I just say how much I hate Run, Fatboy, Run? I was writing a script for years and then that came along with too many similarities to mine so I had to junk all the work.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 27 February, 2009, 04:58:13 PM
Floella Benjamin is hot.
+++TRANSMISSION ENDS+++
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 27 February, 2009, 06:40:45 PM
: "vzzbux"
I will always remember Wendy Richards from when she got her jugs out in one of the carry on films, cant remember which at the mo.

She will always be remembered for her two career-defining parts.

ADE
: Re: RIPs
: radiator 27 February, 2009, 06:54:25 PM
Can I just state, as someone from a slightly younger generation, that even thinking about Pauline Fowler in that way is just plain wrong.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 27 February, 2009, 06:58:42 PM
She could have done my duvets any day....

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 27 February, 2009, 10:23:34 PM
She definatly got her paps out in a carry on film. I think it was one of the school ones and she was in a fight with Bab's Windsor.



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: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 28 February, 2009, 12:26:09 AM
Aw maaan, the RIPs thread is turning into the Nips thread!

Speaking of which, some of my earliest and fondest memories are of being transfixed by the length of Floella Benjamin's nipples. Happy days!
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 28 February, 2009, 05:51:50 AM
She definatly got her paps out in a carry on film. I think it was one of the school ones and she was in a fight with Bab's Windsor.


I bow to your superior knipoledge.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 28 February, 2009, 08:48:18 AM
: "Pete Wells"
Aw maaan, the RIPs thread is turning into the Nips thread!

Speaking of which, some of my earliest and fondest memories are of being transfixed by the length of Floella Benjamin's nipples. Happy days!


I must have missed that episode of Play School!
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 28 February, 2009, 04:40:59 PM
Geoffrey Smith, legendary gardener who inspired thousands. Not bad for a Yorkshireman
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 01 March, 2009, 10:17:24 PM
Tord, it's just the fact my head is full of useless shit.

Anyway back to the Thread

On a personal note I have just found out that an old friend who I haven't been in contact with died about 4 years ago.

R.I.P Mark, You were a dick sometimes bit still a good friend. :cry:





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: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 01 March, 2009, 10:39:48 PM
: "TordelBack"
She definatly got her baps out in a carry on film. I think it was one of the school ones and she was in a fight with Bab's Windsor.

I bow to your superior knipoledge.

Unfortunately, he's completely wrong.

Richards appeared in two Carry Ons, and got her baps out in neither. I suspect Vzzbuxx is thinking of this scene http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5fIvx6uQ0s&feature=PlayList&p=3DB812156B9505D2&playnext=1&index=31 from Carry On girls. You'll see Richards stood just behind Babs' shoulder at the start of the scene, and then she's just sort of stood around at the end looking on, still clothed, and doesn't actually do any fighting.
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 01 March, 2009, 10:41:21 PM
And now I've just seen Vzzbuxx's above post and feel kinda bad.  :oops:

Sorry pal.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 01 March, 2009, 10:48:22 PM
Hey no worries Dark Jimbo

With the film I was young when I saw that film and with all those jubblies flying around who looks at faces.




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: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 01 March, 2009, 10:54:34 PM
I had no idea Richards was in it to be honest, I just remembered it definately wasn't her who got de-bra-ed.

The fact that I'm 24 and able to recall so much about Carry On Girls is probably doing no favours for my street cred, either.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 03 March, 2009, 08:18:37 PM
My free 2000ad mug from my subscription. GAAAAAH twas my own stupidity.




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: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 03 March, 2009, 08:38:16 PM
All boarders will now observe a 2 minute silence....

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 03 March, 2009, 11:33:03 PM
My mum.
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 03 March, 2009, 11:41:36 PM
Jeez sorry to hear that Umpty, hope you are coping OK.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 03 March, 2009, 11:54:05 PM
Sincere condolences.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 04 March, 2009, 12:00:55 AM
Sorry to hear that. Hope you and your family are bearing up.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 04 March, 2009, 12:56:40 AM
Thank you.

Excuse me while I ramble on here....

It wasn't compleatly out of the blue but happened much sooner and quicker than expected.

She was diagnosed with lung cancer just before christmas (a heavy smoker years ago but had given up about 12 years ago) and started therapy in the new year.

She seemed to be handling the therapy quite well and was still able to go about her business pretty much as normal, maybe not getting about quite as much, getting tired etc...

Last Satrday dad had a bad night with her, she was very confused and halucinating about people in the room with her.

Got the doctor out on sunday, she said mum had very low blood pressure and very high blood sugar level (she was also diabetic), treated her and said she should get back to normal over the next few days.

She went to sleep sunday night and my sister couldn't wake her up on monday morning so ambulance to local hospital and a phone call to me at work telling me to get to hospital as soon as possible.

I think she was still alive when I got there but died soon after.

She had slipped into a diabetic coma in her sleep and also had a heart attack.

But, it was all very quick so no suffering involved at all.

As far as she knows she went to sleep on sunday night and is still sleeping, doesn't even know she's dead.

Much better like this rather than a long drawn out painful process of the cancer slowly killing her.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 04 March, 2009, 06:28:02 AM
My very sincerest condolences, Uncle Ump.  We could all hope for so peaceful an exit, but I know that makes it no easier for you and your family.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 04 March, 2009, 08:51:34 AM
Ump- really sorry to hear that, man- really hope you're coping okay.
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 04 March, 2009, 09:02:39 AM
Sincere condolences Unc
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 04 March, 2009, 09:08:35 AM
My sincere condolences to you.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 05 March, 2009, 01:05:09 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that Uncle Umpty.

Sincere condolences to you and your family.
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 05 March, 2009, 06:46:20 AM
As above Unc. Lost mine a few years back and still miss her now and again.
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 05 March, 2009, 07:05:26 AM
Genuinely sorry to hear that, Ump. Condolences to you and your family.

Best,

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: worldshown 05 March, 2009, 08:38:08 AM
My condolences too, Uncle Ump.

I lost my father two years ago to a chest infection (don't let anyone tell you the flu jab is completely safe) and my mother is currently in the late stages of kidney failure (kidney function down to 6%). What with that and the diabetes, heart disease, immobility and blindness, we've been expecting the worst since Christmas.

Take care of yourself Ump. I appreciate how difficult things are for you right now.
: Re: RIPs
: Martin Jameson 05 March, 2009, 09:12:49 AM
Sincere condolences - that is very sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 05 March, 2009, 01:48:54 PM
Thoughts with you as well, Worldshown.

I was there three years ago. My father passed away three years ago almost to the day. It all started with a fall in the garden and an operation one year later. He had to endure physiotherapy for a year because they didn't diagnose a broken hip. He went in for the operation and the rest was, well, sheer hell. Multiple organ failure, another break of the joint, infection. There are few mercies when someone leaves us. All we can hope for is a painless end.

(Sorry guys for such a depressing addition to this thread.)
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 05 March, 2009, 02:21:28 PM
My sincere condolences Jon.

Dave.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 05 March, 2009, 06:47:44 PM
My condolences Uncle Ump.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 05 March, 2009, 10:26:53 PM
Sad news, my thoughts are with you.



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: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 05 March, 2009, 10:51:38 PM
thoughts  are with you at this sad time.


filip
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 06 March, 2009, 10:16:56 AM
Sorry Ump.
: Re: RIPs
: Mikey 06 March, 2009, 12:57:20 PM
manly hug

My own mother died 7 years ago next week - again not sudden, but it's always too soon. I think of her quite a bit, but especially when I see the daffodils coming through.

Sincere condolences Unc Ump.

Hope you can keep as positive as you can Worldshown.

M.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 08 March, 2009, 08:11:13 PM
Ali Bongo, magician.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 09 March, 2009, 10:20:33 AM
Nice obit of Ali Bongo on Down The Tubes, I had no idea he was magic advisor on Talons of Weng Chiang.

http://downthetubescomics.blogspot.com/ ... -dies.html (http://downthetubescomics.blogspot.com/2009/03/tv-magician-ali-bongo-dies.html)
: Re: RIPs
: critter 12 March, 2009, 08:21:53 AM
Hey Unc, sorry to hear for your loss. I lost my dad to lung cance about 18 years ago. He was exposed to asbestos where he worked. Now, yesterday, I lost my brother but not sure of the details yet. He would have been 65yrs old in August (Richard Ward Crites 1944 - 2009)

Will
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 12 March, 2009, 09:42:52 AM
Ump, Critter: My sincere condolences to you both.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 12 March, 2009, 09:45:01 AM
Really sorry to hear that, Will.
Hope you're holding up.
: Re: RIPs
: critter 15 March, 2009, 11:14:17 PM
Thanks for the words all. There are somethings that may never go answered. But things have to go forward.

critter
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 15 March, 2009, 11:49:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your brother, thoughts are with you at this sad time.




flip
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 16 March, 2009, 12:35:29 AM
Life does go on and i speak from experience .
: Re: RIPs
: Devons Daddy 16 March, 2009, 03:27:40 AM
to you and family, my thoughts and prayers.

that you share such things here, shows a sense of friendship amongst the board.
may it comfort you in this darkest of times

DD.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 16 March, 2009, 01:09:02 PM
Ron SIlver.
: Re: RIPs
: critter 16 March, 2009, 01:17:42 PM
: "Devons Daddy"
to you and family, my thoughts and prayers.

that you share such things here, shows a sense of friendship amongst the board.
may it comfort you in this darkest of times

DD.

I feel like I can come to the board tell y'all anything, and I have. Though I've never met any board member face to face, you feel like old friends.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 19 March, 2009, 01:09:47 AM
Natasha Richardson

And to critter... so sorry to hear that.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 19 March, 2009, 01:24:05 PM
Critter. Hugs.
: Re: RIPs
: TheEdge 19 March, 2009, 04:31:44 PM
Jade GOODY GOODY GOODY
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: Goaty 20 March, 2009, 03:34:08 PM
: "TheEdge"
Jade GOODY GOODY GOODY

Not yet   :(
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 20 March, 2009, 03:38:49 PM
but sad news of Natasha Richardson

Horrible. The thought of her two young boys growing up without their mum breaks my heart.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 20 March, 2009, 09:20:33 PM
Not yet   but the media make her out to be like Princess Diana!!! WTF?

Yeah, that's not very fair.  Jade got off her arse and made herself a celebrity.  Diana just married one.

Very sincere condolences to you and your family Critter, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose one of my brothers.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 22 March, 2009, 08:02:34 AM
Jade Goody has finally gone. Prepare for a week of "tributes" in the trashier papers and glossy gossip magazines
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 22 March, 2009, 08:09:34 AM
I can hardly wait....

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 22 March, 2009, 08:47:17 AM
Prepare for a week of "tributes" in the trashier papers and glossy gossip magazines

Wasn't that last week? And the week before that.

Poor kid.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 22 March, 2009, 09:06:19 AM
: "Daveycandlish"
Jade Goody has finally gone. Prepare for a week of "tributes" in the trashier papers and glossy gossip magazines

yeah :( but think it will last for month! bugger!
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 22 March, 2009, 09:15:18 AM
Bah, it's sad of course but I hate to think how much the odious Max Clifford has made out of the whole affair.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 22 March, 2009, 09:25:23 AM
Regardless of what anyone thinks of Jade Goody and how she chose to court publicity via Max Clifford with tabloids etc she still died a horrible death from Cancer at a young age and she left behind a husband and 2 kids.

I cannot stand Max Clifford anyway.

So i find comments like JADE GOODY GOODY GOODY a little bit distasteful really but perhaps its because i have experienced this with a very close family member.

I quite liked her myself because she was real and had no pretensions and didnt give a toss what anyone thought of her.
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 22 March, 2009, 09:40:25 AM
Hmm, I ain't knocking her Peter, my mother died the same way but if anything, 'real' is not a word I'd use to describe her.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 22 March, 2009, 09:43:53 AM
People who "don't give a toss what anyone thinks" don't hire expensive PR companies to manage their image. How much time and work did she put into trying to prove she wasn't really racist?
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 22 March, 2009, 10:12:36 AM
Being in the papers, glossies and on TV was Jade's career - thus investing in PR to improve her business was a wise move.  Maximising revenues from her tragic young death was a pragmatic way to ensure financial security for her family, and Clifford is the best at his odious job, so I say fair play to her.  My beef is with the mindless people who create this vile market by buying, reading and watching this worthless degrading shit.  To them, i'd say:  if you actually care about a terminally ill mother you don't know then get your arse down the hospice, or ring up a cancer research charity, and see what you can do to help, rather than fattening oily bastards with your vicarious crocodile tears.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 22 March, 2009, 10:23:11 AM
That name rings a bell.

Didn't she do something big a few years ago on Big Brother.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 22 March, 2009, 10:23:23 AM
: "dandontdare"
People who "don't give a toss what anyone thinks" don't hire expensive PR companies to manage their image. How much time and work did she put into trying to prove she wasn't really racist?

You win the argument in that respect but to a certain extent it comes with the territory of being a "Celebrity".

Whatever. I sort of liked her and she is dead .

Lets not argue about her.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 22 March, 2009, 10:28:21 AM
So, she got ridiculed for thinking Cambridge is in London and thinking that East Anglia was abroad.
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 22 March, 2009, 10:31:51 AM
I didn't like her much, but she didn't deserve that. And her family definitely didn't deserve it.
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 22 March, 2009, 01:21:27 PM
Horribly young age to die.  I think it's a real shame- especially for her kids.
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 22 March, 2009, 01:43:02 PM
There seems to have been an outpouring of bile directed at her of late along the lines of "why should she be more deserving of sympathy than anyone else just because she's been in the glossies.?" Well yeah, but why should she be any less deserving? This woman has been wasting away from a terrible illness that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. People should show a litle more respect, if only for her kids sake.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 22 March, 2009, 02:47:47 PM
I am sad that Jade Goody passed away, nasty cancer, as I am doing Great North Run this sept for Cancer Research UK... but I dont want to give her a bad name, example just how people used her!

in last few weeks, anything bad happens with Jade, who first on phone list? her kids or Max Clifford ???

and about Jack, but sorry if i am nasty but he wasnt with Jade when he gone to Prison, and when Jack out for Jade's sake, he not looks in love, and that he just used her, and that wedding!

rest in peace Jade.
: Re: RIPs
: Matt Timson 22 March, 2009, 02:55:30 PM
: "Goaty"
I am sad that Jade Goody passed away, nasty cancer, as I am doing Great North Run this sept for Cancer Research UK... but I dont want to give her a bad name, example just how people used her!

in last few weeks, anything bad happens with Jade, who first on phone list? her kids or Max Clifford ???

and about Jack, but sorry if i am nasty but he wasnt with Jade when he gone to Prison, and when Jack out for Jade's sake, he not looks in love, and that he just used her, and that wedding!

rest in peace Jade.


You can't really fault her for that though- she's freely admitted to wanting to earn as much money as she could to set her kids up for the future.  Hopefully, this includes some kind of trust fund- just in case the husband turns out to be a bit... unreliable, let's say- and decides to blow the lot on easy living.
 
8-)
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 22 March, 2009, 06:08:19 PM
If you guys don't mind i'd like to add an RIP for my Dad who died last week aged 65.

Just an ordinary chap who'se greatest achievement was to design and build the memorial gardens in which his ashes will be spread (oh and to play for the city footy club unti he was 40).

He'll be missed.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 22 March, 2009, 06:09:28 PM
Sorry to hear that, Fishy.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 22 March, 2009, 06:12:27 PM
Thank you Bouwel, much appreciated.

An Ump.. so sorry to hear that. I feel for you mate, this is a horrible horrible time.

My Mum has been battling cancer for years and we very nearly lost her but she clung on and has fought back.  I am so sorry for what you guys have gone through.

My dad seemed fine, he had Dystonia but it is not fatal.  Sadly he had an aneurism out of the blue and died within minutes.  Gutted.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 22 March, 2009, 06:14:41 PM
Sounds like a real contribution right there, Fishy.   Sincerest condolences on your loss.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 22 March, 2009, 06:49:59 PM
Thanks Tordelbacl, much appreciated.
: Re: RIPs
: worldshown 22 March, 2009, 07:22:11 PM
Genuinely sorry to hear that Fishy.

I remember back last year we posted that we had very similar experiences with our parents' or step parents' illnesses.

It's never easy when something comes right out of the blue like that.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 22 March, 2009, 07:28:33 PM
I say hats off to what she has achieved for herself and for cervical cancer, she pushed the awareness up in a few months to what I would have taken years for campaigners. In her position would any of you not tried to cash in to secure a long term future for your family, I know I certainly would.




V
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 22 March, 2009, 07:30:34 PM
Hang on in there all the recently bereaved.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 22 March, 2009, 07:33:20 PM
Sorry to hear about your plight fishy, cancer is a horrible affliction that nobody should suffer.
I should read previous posts before I post my babble.




V
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 22 March, 2009, 08:02:38 PM
: "worldshown"
Genuinely sorry to hear that Fishy.

I remember back last year we posted that we had very similar experiences with our parents' or step parents' illnesses.

It's never easy when something comes right out of the blue like that.

Thak you.  Yes,we did.  Not easy at all as you know.

Mum with her cancer and then her hubby (who i was close to) passing from a stroke during it.  Terrible.

Now this,.  fair play to my Dad, he has been a real friend to her this past couple of years and really tried to build bridges and be a friend.  So sad he's gone like this.  I felt bad when Jim died but this my real Dad and a bond that you can't have with anyone else, absolutely gutted.

Thanks also to Pete and Vzz.
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 22 March, 2009, 08:13:19 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Fishy.
I was out with my Dad today, who's also 65. I realise now how lucky I am to still have him.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 22 March, 2009, 08:18:25 PM
: "JayzusB.Christ"
Very sorry to hear that, Fishy.
I was out with my Dad today, who's also 65. I realise now how lucky I am to still have him.

Thank you

Indeed mate, makes me realise all the more that every day with our loved ones is a gift.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 22 March, 2009, 08:59:28 PM
Sorry to hear that fishy.
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 23 March, 2009, 10:03:47 AM
sorry to hear about your sad loss Fishy, thoughts are with you .



flip
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 23 March, 2009, 10:25:04 AM
Fishy, that's terrible... very sorry for you.

It's not fun is it!?

My dad is 73ish and fit as a fiddle... cycles EVERYWHERE... for miles and miles, but these things can just come out of the blue.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 23 March, 2009, 10:25:42 AM
: "Something Fishy"
If you guys don't mind i'd like to add an RIP for my Dad who died last week aged 65.

Just an ordinary chap who'se greatest achievement was to design and build the memorial gardens in which his ashes will be spread (oh and to play for the city footy club unti he was 40).

He'll be missed.

Really sorry for your loss, Kev. Hope you and the rest of your family are bearing up ok, all things considered.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 23 March, 2009, 10:32:36 AM
I hope you come out of this okay Fishy.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 23 March, 2009, 01:04:57 PM
Nicholas Hughes, son of Ted and Sylvia. Suicide.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 23 March, 2009, 01:07:58 PM
: "Godpleton"
Nicholas Hughes, son of Ted and Sylvia. Suicide.

That is actually rather sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 23 March, 2009, 08:47:33 PM
: "Uncle Umpty"
Fishy, that's terrible... very sorry for you.

It's not fun is it!?

My dad is 73ish and fit as a fiddle... cycles EVERYWHERE... for miles and miles, but these things can just come out of the blue.

No, it's a horrible feeling.  Never felt as bad before, even in some awful times.

This is the thing isn't it, we really must cherish our loved ones because we have no idea when their time is due.

Thanks Wils and Godp, really appreciated.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 23 March, 2009, 08:48:21 PM
: "Tweak72"
: "Godpleton"
Nicholas Hughes, son of Ted and Sylvia. Suicide.

That is actually rather sad news.

Dear me, that's awful.
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 23 March, 2009, 09:03:17 PM
My condolences too, Fishy.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 23 March, 2009, 09:11:53 PM
: "Krombasher"
My condolences too, Fishy.

Thanks Krom, appreciate it.
: Re: RIPs
: critter 27 March, 2009, 12:33:20 AM
Thomas E. Dever Jr (1971 - 2009). I worked with this guy for almost two years. Last time I saw him he was joking and eating. He was getting ready for work and had a massive heart attack.

Will
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 27 March, 2009, 02:36:47 AM
So sorry to hear that Fishy. This weekend it's three years since my father passed away and we are having a memorial service. Thoughts are with you in these difficult times.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 27 March, 2009, 08:57:01 AM
: "critter"
Thomas E. Dever Jr (1971 - 2009). I worked with this guy for almost two years. Last time I saw him he was joking and eating. He was getting ready for work and had a massive heart attack.

Will

Jeez... he's younger than me... this sort of thing certainly makes you stop and think.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 27 March, 2009, 10:43:26 AM
: "His Lordship rac"
: "critter"
Thomas E. Dever Jr (1971 - 2009). I worked with this guy for almost two years. Last time I saw him he was joking and eating. He was getting ready for work and had a massive heart attack.

Will

Jeez... he's younger than me... this sort of thing certainly makes you stop and think.

Gosh that's sad.  He's my age.  Makes you realise that you need to make the best of every day you have.

I'm not very good at that, wasting far too much time worrying about silly things.  I need to chill and enjoy my time much more becuase, when your number is called, your time is up.  

Very sad.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 27 March, 2009, 10:45:24 AM
: "SuperSurfer"
So sorry to hear that Fishy. This weekend it's three years since my father passed away and we are having a memorial service. Thoughts are with you in these difficult times.

Thank you.

I hope the service goes well. My best wishes to you and your family.

We're having a service to spread Dads ashes in a couple of weeks.  I think it will be a fitting tribute to him, spreading him in a place that he really put his heart and soul into creating.  Those gardens have brought comfort to so many and now theywill to us, his children.  It will bring a smile to my face once the initial hurt settles, I am sure of that.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 31 March, 2009, 03:24:24 AM
Just read that Andy Hallett who played Lorne in Angel has died due to heart failure. He'd had a 5 year battle with heart disease and was only 33.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 31 March, 2009, 07:09:24 AM
: "COMMANDO FORCES"
Just read that Andy Hallett who played Lorne in Angel has died due to heart failure. He'd had a 5 year battle with heart disease and was only 33.


That is sad.  :(
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 31 March, 2009, 08:52:28 AM
: "Tweak72"
: "COMMANDO FORCES"
Just read that Andy Hallett who played Lorne in Angel has died due to heart failure. He'd had a 5 year battle with heart disease and was only 33.


That is sad.  :(

Shockingy young again. Sad indeed.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 31 March, 2009, 09:31:53 AM
: "COMMANDO FORCES"
Just read that Andy Hallett who played Lorne in Angel has died due to heart failure. He'd had a 5 year battle with heart disease and was only 33.

That's horrible.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 31 March, 2009, 10:03:56 AM
(http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/angel/images/340/s4_lorne3.jpg)

RIP Andy Hallett, thanks for give us good enjoyment to Angel...
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 31 March, 2009, 10:36:32 AM
My favorite demon.

I had often considered him to be the closet thing to Tharg in showbuisness.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 31 March, 2009, 12:04:58 PM
Maurice Jarre.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7971223.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7971223.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: ABC Fernando 02 April, 2009, 11:38:01 PM
31/03/09 Raul Alfonsin , president of Argentina 1983-1989

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7975788.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7975788.stm)

A great man
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 10 April, 2009, 09:34:26 PM
Lennie Bennett.
Remember him? Host of Celebrity Squares inthe 80's if I remember rightly, and one the Comedians in the 70's.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 10 April, 2009, 09:39:52 PM
: "Daveycandlish"
Lennie Bennett.
Remember him? Host of Celebrity Squares inthe 80's if I remember rightly, and one the Comedians in the 70's.

I remember him.  Sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 13 April, 2009, 11:10:32 PM
Marilyn Chambers.
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 14 April, 2009, 07:48:31 AM
Hmmm, I was googling Marilyn Chambers to see who she was just as Mrs Pete came in, thanks for that Buttonman!
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 14 April, 2009, 09:28:43 AM
That's  fine story Pete nd you stick to it!

For those not in the know Marilyn Chambers was  porn star of the old school before they all became pumped up and plasticy, not that I watch that sort of thing. She also did some mainstream films, notably David Cronenberg's 'Rabid'.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 14 April, 2009, 03:53:34 PM
Randy Cain of The Delfonics, RIP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf2OGsI0 ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf2OGsI0qbU&feature=related)
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 16 April, 2009, 07:02:06 AM
Clement Freud at 84.

Grandson of Sigmund, brother of Lucien, father of Emma - that's a talented family tree!

Just a Minute will never be the same
: Re: RIPs
: Devons Daddy 16 April, 2009, 07:13:05 AM
one of the members of ZZTOP i heard died yesterday.
one of the two brothers with the beards.

fine videos, great fun music, not sure his name was just on the radio.
if thats a fact its a sad one, got to have been a decent way to spend a drunken evening at one of their gigz.

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:yNZ ... zz_top.jpg (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:yNZEwBukCdGfYM:http://www.retrokingamps.com/images/zz_top.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 16 April, 2009, 07:49:34 AM
: "Daveycandlish"
Clement Freud at 84.

Grandson of Sigmund, brother of Lucien, father of Emma - that's a talented family tree!

Just a Minute will never be the same

Yeah heard this one this morning. Great shame that, always my favourite Just a Minute panelist. Even heard him win once!
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 16 April, 2009, 11:13:21 AM
Just heard about Clement Feud on the news. He was a bit of a hero of fine, including for being a great panellist on Just a Minute, but also for his gastronomic writing. I hadn't heard about Lennie Bennet though; and to be honest I don't think I was even aware he was still alive, yet he was still only 70. I used to really like him on Punchlines, and on Celebrity Squares before that. He and Kenny Lynch (also 70) made a great team.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 16 April, 2009, 03:27:06 PM
What? No mention of Peter Rogers? For shame on you all.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 16 April, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
Only found out about Peter Rogers when I got to work and checked the news page on BBC.
I wonder if they will go ahead with the new Carry On film he was planning? To be honest, I hope not. The last one was bloody awful. Let's hope we get a re-run on TV of them all instead
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 16 April, 2009, 05:02:18 PM
Gosh , more sad RIP's this week.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 16 April, 2009, 05:04:08 PM
: "DavidXBrunt"
What? No mention of Peter Rogers? For shame on you all.

I was tidying up for family visitors that day, so had no news that day, or any day during their visit. I would have noticed !
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 16 April, 2009, 05:19:06 PM
Blimey, If I'm half as sharp as Clement Freud when I'm in my '80s, I'll be five times as sharp as I am right now.  I'll miss his Just A Minute genius hugely, particularly his hilarious interruptions.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 16 April, 2009, 05:48:00 PM
I met Clement Feud in the 1970's (probably around the summer of '77...the Star Wars summer) in Llandudno. He walking along the pier as one of the political parties used to have their annual conference there.
Seemed like a nice chap from what very little I can remember (I'd probably seen some ice-cream and a baloon at the time).

True story.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 16 April, 2009, 07:17:06 PM
: "Daveycandlish"
I wonder if they will go ahead with the new Carry On film he was planning?

Sad, I maintain there wasn't a single bad Carry On until the 70s ...though hopefully this will bring the current 'film' skidding to a halt. I can't believe there's so many respectible comic performers at Justin Lee Collins attached to this production (though hardly any of them actually actors). I for one won't miss seeing Brian Conley as 'Sid Plumber' (okay maybe I am a bit curious).

I think if they were ever goin go do a follow-up to Columbus they should have done a saucy parody of Four Weddings in its wake: "Carry On...Up The Aisle".

http://http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0447886/
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 17 April, 2009, 05:00:38 PM
: "Daveycandlish"
I wonder if they will go ahead with the new Carry On film he was planning? To be honest, I hope not. The last one was bloody awful. Let's hope we get a re-run on TV of them all instead

Would we notice? I don't think they've ever been OFF the telly!Carry on Screaming was always my favourite as it touched on horror/scifi themes, but i remember my mum had to explain "frying tonight" to me! I agree that they should be left to rest in peace - the Carry Ons could ONLY have been made in England and only in that period of time - they've already proved that the format just doesn't work in the 'modern' era
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 19 April, 2009, 06:59:02 PM
J G Ballad, writer. Wrote Crash and Empire of the Sun amongst others.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 19 April, 2009, 07:28:45 PM
: "Devons Daddy"
one of the members of ZZTOP i heard died yesterday.
one of the two brothers with the beards.

fine videos, great fun music, not sure his name was just on the radio.
if thats a fact its a sad one, got to have been a decent way to spend a drunken evening at one of their gigz.

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:yNZ ... zz_top.jpg (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:yNZEwBukCdGfYM:http://www.retrokingamps.com/images/zz_top.jpg)

As they've just announced a world tour for this summer, I suspect this to be untrue..!
: Re: RIPs
: Rex Banner 19 April, 2009, 07:54:18 PM
It was the brother of ZZ Top's Dusty Hill that died.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 19 April, 2009, 10:13:19 PM
I just heard about J.G. Ballard now. My girlfriend was quite a fan of his work. She's read Crash and High-rise. I read The Drowned World while I was on jury service.
: Re: RIPs
: Old Tankie 20 April, 2009, 08:48:17 AM
Thank god you weren't on my jury, Ush, you're supposed to be listening to the evidence, not reading books!!
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 20 April, 2009, 10:22:28 AM
:lol:  I wasn't on any jury; I was sitting in the waiting room for a fortnight waiting to be called!

When were you up before the beak?
: Re: RIPs
: Old Tankie 20 April, 2009, 09:47:24 PM
When I was very young and very stupid and a tank regiment soldier, along with some other tankies, we decided to take on a group of Royal Green Jackets (infantry).  A bar got wrecked and we got nicked, and I learnt a hard lesson.  Not only did I get a conviction, I also got a good hiding!!  These infantry lads are hard nuts!!!
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 24 April, 2009, 04:37:25 PM
Dave Arneson, father of RPGs

He co-created Dungeons & Dragons with Gary Gygax, but sadly had to later sue him to get his share of royalties when it took off
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 24 April, 2009, 05:28:01 PM
That's a shame. Out of hit points and off to roll D20s with the Great Dungeonmaster. I used to love a bit of D&D in me youth.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 25 April, 2009, 10:30:06 PM
Bea Arthur - Dorothy from the Golden Girls - from cancer at 86.
To be honest, I thought she was dead already
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 26 April, 2009, 01:55:16 AM
: "Daveycandlish"
To be honest, I thought she was dead already
Sadly,l this could actually be the slogan for this thread
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 26 April, 2009, 07:07:55 AM
Bea Arthur
Damn.  There goes all hope of a sequel to the Star Wars Holiday Special.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 26 April, 2009, 02:30:01 PM
There goes all hope of a sequel to the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Quietly and sadly puts away his Wookiee length nylon robe.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 26 April, 2009, 05:58:12 PM
: "Daveycandlish"
To be honest, I thought she was dead already
Just for a change, I didn't. I heard the news on Radio 4 last night in the car.
: Re: RIPs
: pauljholden 26 April, 2009, 07:16:13 PM
: "Daveycandlish"
Bea Arthur - Dorothy from the Golden Girls - from cancer at 86.
To be honest, I thought she was dead already


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(For reasons that may, or may not, become apparent....)
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 26 April, 2009, 09:50:36 PM
Coming soon to a House of Tharg product near you, a strip that features copious references to Bea Arthur, art by PJ...
: Re: RIPs
: worldshown 06 May, 2009, 01:38:29 PM
Dom DeLuise, aged 75.

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8035035.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 06 May, 2009, 01:46:30 PM
I hate this thread.
: Re: RIPs
: Satanist 06 May, 2009, 02:03:16 PM
Shit! Just saw the Robot Chicken ep last week with Burt & Dom as themselves. I watched Cannonball run well over 50 times as a kid. V Sad :(  :(
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 06 May, 2009, 02:27:48 PM
Dom Deluise and Harvey Korman.... :( both from Blazing Saddles
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 06 May, 2009, 07:23:16 PM
Goddamn - I loved that guy in Cannonball Run  :(
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 06 May, 2009, 07:25:31 PM
Shocked. Liked his character in Stargate SG1




V
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 06 May, 2009, 07:29:16 PM
Dom Deluise and Harvey Korman.... :( both from Blazing Saddles

Aww crap. This just gets worse and worse.

In memoriam:
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvHTeNThAo0

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: JamesC 06 May, 2009, 09:59:01 PM
I loved The Cannonball Run when I was a kid - the fight outside the bar is classic.  I reckon it looks like the most fun film to have been involved in ever. R.I.P Captain Chaos.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 06 May, 2009, 10:47:11 PM
Harvey Korman's performance in Blazing Saddles is an absolute joy. Some consolation, one hopes, to everyone saddened by his departure from this mortal realm.
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 16 May, 2009, 01:25:19 AM
I've only just found out Malcolm Douglas aka J T Dogg died a couple of months ago.

http://http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/Folk-band-play-tribute-.5197617.jp

I knew of him from his artwork in Oink! on stuff like Ham Dare and Street Hogs.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 16 May, 2009, 03:47:42 AM
Blazing Saddles and Cannonball Run. Loved both th films as a kid. Though, I can barely stand to watch them now.

Sorry to hear about Dom Delouise's passing.

He was one more memroable comedian/actors and often along side Burt Reynolds.

I I belvoie his well known actor son will carry on the tradition his father left behind.

Harevy Korman less well known to me, but the face I found on google images rings a bell and rather liked his text book villain roles.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 16 May, 2009, 11:02:40 AM
: "pauljholden"
: "Daveycandlish"
Bea Arthur - Dorothy from the Golden Girls - from cancer at 86.
To be honest, I thought she was dead already


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(For reasons that may, or may not, become apparent....)

aaah...just seen the "next prog" teaser on this week's Dredd!  :D
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 16 May, 2009, 09:35:56 PM
andy hallet aka "lorne " the host in "angel" age just 33! he had some heart complaint. way to young to go.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 17 May, 2009, 05:35:56 PM
Soz Mog, Goaty did that a while ago but his demise at such a young age was sad non the less.
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 17 May, 2009, 08:29:18 PM
no probs, hadnt read the entire thread but its hardly a competition is it?
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 17 May, 2009, 09:29:12 PM
Indeed not.

 Mogzillas reposting of this news actually brought a rather sobering thought to my mind that didn't occur to me at the time. It's to do with the number of actors from prominent shows of my not so distant youth that have since died, some of them shockingly young.  2 B5 regulars. 2 Angel regulars, Kevin Smith from Herc/Xena/Young Herc. All taken way before their time. Although Andreas Katsulas had a better run than te others he was still far from whats considered old in this day and age.

As I said, a sobering thought, but not neccesarily a morbid one cos even in typing these words I've been thinking of their great moments and it's brought a smile to my face.

Although Glenn Quinns last words in Angel took on an almost epically tragic tinge after the fact.
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 01 June, 2009, 05:45:22 PM
The quite wonderful Mr Danny La Rue has died.

A mainstay of my youth, I remember being convinced as a child that he really was a woman. My dad thought this was hilarious- only to be humiliated years later when he lost a pub bet that Boy George was a bird. Even when he finally had to admit he wasn't, he would not accept he was gay- merely "a showman". Ha! Methinks my dad secretly fancied Mr O'Dowd.

Sadly missed is Mr La Rue. Gone to the Good Old Days in the sky.

Steev
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 01 June, 2009, 06:48:02 PM
Milvina Dean, last living survivor of the Titanic disaster.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 01 June, 2009, 07:27:49 PM
Sad news about the comic in a frock (his term, not mine). Always wanted to see Danny LaRue's stage show, but never got the chance. Guess I never will now. Bugger.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 04 June, 2009, 02:55:17 PM
Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has found dead... that's big shock!
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 04 June, 2009, 03:03:50 PM
oh no
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 04 June, 2009, 03:04:25 PM
: "Goaty"
Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has found dead... that's big shock!

Just read this too! Nearly shouted 'Fuck!' in the middle of the office.
Damned shame.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 04 June, 2009, 03:11:28 PM
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/06 ... 104421.php (http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/06/04/headlines/headlines_30104421.php)

Commited suicide by hanging aged just 72
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 04 June, 2009, 03:24:15 PM
: "Batson"
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/06/04/headlines/headlines_30104421.php

Commited suicide by hanging aged just 72

That is terrible. A great loss- and has actually made me quite upset.

But, I have to say, the English in that news report is UTTERLY APPALLING. Is it for real?

""Kung Fu" and "Kill Bill" star David Carradine was found hung himself in a closet in a hotel room in Bangkok on Wednesday, Thai police said."

"It was a hotel's maid who opened his suite on Thursday at 10 am only to find Carradine in a closet. He was described as behind half naked."

"Police investigation showed that he hung himself with a rope, the kind that is used with curtains."

"Police said he was dead for not less than 12 hours and found no sign of fighting and assaults."

Steev
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 04 June, 2009, 03:31:30 PM
: "Batson"
Commited suicide by hanging aged just 72

Looking less like suicide according to the BBC:

"Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and genitals on Thursday morning."
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 04 June, 2009, 04:10:20 PM
Very sad to hear this.
Terrible news.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 04 June, 2009, 04:15:01 PM
Och, that's bad news indeed.
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 04 June, 2009, 04:30:49 PM
As ways to shuffle off this motal coil go, it's not in the top ten, is it? Naked in a wardrobe with a length of rope.

John Entwistle had a stripper and a pile of Columbian marching powder to breath his last against, and while that may be morally questionable for some, it beats being found in a wardrobe.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 04 June, 2009, 07:54:09 PM
It's like some off kilter version of CLUEDO - "It was Kung Fu Carradine, in the wardrobe, with the rope!"
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 04 June, 2009, 08:22:52 PM
Sad news
: Re: RIPs
: Devons Daddy 05 June, 2009, 06:45:04 AM
may be a little micheal hutchense,
rope, Bangkok, hotel room.

its easily, arranged in that area, anything of that nature actaully is easily arranged.
so i am told. i would not know.

or maybe he signed one of those contracts. we all know which one.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 05 June, 2009, 05:52:30 PM
: "Devons Daddy"
its easily, arranged in that area, anything of that nature actually is easily arranged.
I think a rope and a closet are pretty easily arranged anywhere!

Flippancy aside, a sad loss. I absolutely LOVED Kung Fu as a kid. How many of us fantasised about kicking the crap out of all the bullies and gits that ever plagued us in the style of Kwai Chang Caine? That Gandhi-like pacifism combined with kick-ass martial arts, all in a western - genius!
: Re: RIPs
: Devons Daddy 06 June, 2009, 06:54:47 AM
seems i called David Carradines so called suicide correctly.
apparently the naked body, was found with a rope around his neck and genitals, and died of a heart attack which likely took place during an orgasm. an auto erotic asphysiation,

as i said, easily arranged in this region, pretty female companions to help with that far easier to find then in the west.
he is now up there with the whos bass giutarist, peter? in my book.

he was a cool icon,

did you know kung fu was created and first pilot written by BRUCE LEE? thats true that is, the network wanted a less chinese face to front it.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 07 June, 2009, 07:56:48 AM
Damn, You beat me to it and I just went out told my father who said he this happened a few days back.

Surpised, when I first found this on the front page of my E-mail, because I thought this of bloke might have more resistance against the usual mortality of man.

A zen like quality.

http://http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/5633597

When did this happen exactly?

I imagine that he is still with his cult following in the same fashion that Obi Wan Kenobi became --One with the force--.

Favorite quote?

Sorry, can't remember any there, no wait................. What was that thing his Character Master always said to Grasshopper. I don't know. Something about snatching the pebble from his hand.

Anyay, what might make a great tombstone?

Did I mention that I saw him at a convention once in Sydney --While Kill-Bill was Premiering--, but I was too shy to actualley approach the man.

Though he did walk past me, passing within a few feet of me.

Sorry, to see him leave this plane of existence, but never knew him personally myself.
: Re: RIPs
: Robin Low 07 June, 2009, 10:09:42 AM
David Eddings

http://www.fictionmatters.com/2009/06/0 ... ead-at-77/ (http://www.fictionmatters.com/2009/06/03/david-eddings-dead-at-77/)

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/87565 ... -dies.html (http://www.thebookseller.com/news/87565-fantasy-writer-david-eddings-dies.html)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/ju ... dings-dies (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jun/04/david-eddings-dies)



Regards

Robin
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 07 June, 2009, 12:53:03 PM
.... and here I have "Demon Lord Of Karanda" siiting in a pile of my heavy volumes on my desk.

I vagely recall reading afew pages of Sparhawk. I wasn't hooked, but soory to hear he's passed on as well.

No strange circumstances either.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 07 June, 2009, 02:57:53 PM
: "Matt Nicholson"
: "Batson"
Commited suicide by hanging aged just 72

Looking less like suicide according to the BBC:

"Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and genitals on Thursday morning."


really, if you're going to yank off while strangling yourself to death, shouldn't you do it with someone else? It's about time we had safety ads on telly for this sort of thing.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 07 June, 2009, 03:02:49 PM
really, if you're going to yank yourself while strangling yourself to death, shouldn't you do it with someone else.

Aye, but why bother, if you have somebody else to hand (so to speak)?  Maybe I'm just lazy.

Sorry to hear about Dave Eddings too, his Belgariad once got me through a very dull religious retreat spent in a damp youth hostel in north Wicklow.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 07 June, 2009, 03:21:11 PM
I just dont know why these people cant just go to bed with a good book.

The only thing missing was David Carradine wasnt found with an orange in his mouth.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 07 June, 2009, 03:28:17 PM
Sad news about David Eddings.

And unfortunately whenever people recall David Carradine it will be his ignominious end that is uppermost in their thoughts. Not a good way to be remembered. "Bound for glory", not quite.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 07 June, 2009, 04:09:57 PM
And unfortunately whenever people recall David Carradine it will be his ignominious end that is uppermost in their thoughts

Ach, I don't think that's automatically so, not after a wee while.  Plenty of folk have dodgy deaths but their lives outshine them.  Odd autoeroticism is hardly the worst.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 07 June, 2009, 04:36:07 PM
: "TordelBack"
And unfortunately whenever people recall David Carradine it will be his ignominious end that is uppermost in their thoughts

Ach, I don't think that's automatically so, not after a wee while.  Plenty of folk have dodgy deaths but their lives outshine them.  Odd autoeroticism is hardly the worst.

Your right. lives like Vaughn Bodé, Stephen Milligan, Michael Hutchence or Kevin Gilbert to name but a few.

Snigger!
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 08 June, 2009, 08:36:09 AM
David Eddings (fantasy writer), 77.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 08 June, 2009, 06:04:50 PM
: "Bouwel"
David Eddings (fantasy writer), 77.
-Bouwel-

Aye, this news was posted on Tuesday, but the Carradine wank discussion would not be diverted!
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 08 June, 2009, 06:57:52 PM
But it's a fitting tribute to someone who basically rewrote the same story many times...
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 09 June, 2009, 10:33:01 AM
"But it's a fitting tribute to someone who basically rewrote the same story many times..."

What?? Neil Gaiman is dead???
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 09 June, 2009, 04:12:13 PM
: "Adrian Bamforth"
"But it's a fitting tribute to someone who basically rewrote the same story many times..."

What?? Neil Gaiman is dead???

Heh! Boom boom!
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 09 June, 2009, 08:57:21 PM
Can't believe David Eddings.
Absolutly love his books.
Such a shame.





V
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 13 June, 2009, 06:04:07 PM
Mitsuharu Misawa
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 14 June, 2009, 12:49:13 AM
: "Batson"
Mitsuharu Misawa

Shocking. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised anymore, since his profession seems to have a higher mortality rate every year, but it's still always a blow.

Far too young too.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 22 June, 2009, 10:02:34 PM
Colin Bean. What do you mean who? If you were a kid in the 70's or 90's you've seen his face dozens of times. He played Private Sponge in Dads Army. He was brought in as a featured extra, someone to give the odd line to who would be fit and healthy enough to move stuff if the plot required it. He was the head of the second company, standing behind Jonesy in the line up.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 25 June, 2009, 06:28:28 PM
Farrah Fawcett

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8118426.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8118426.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 25 June, 2009, 08:18:55 PM
: "His Lordship rac"
Farrah Fawcett
NOOOOOOOO!!! Let's hope one of the channels shows Saturn 5 as a tribute.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 25 June, 2009, 09:26:27 PM
Farrah Fawcett died today.

And the other week (less important to my nascent sexuality, but very important regarding my eagerness to learn martial arts) David Carradine.  

I wonder if Ms. Fawcett's death was as amusing as Carradine's?
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 25 June, 2009, 11:01:02 PM
Steven Wells.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicbl ... me-tribute (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/jun/25/steven-wells-nme-tribute)
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 25 June, 2009, 11:06:18 PM
Michael Jackson.

Or not.

The BBC is saying that he wasn't breathing when the paramedics arrived, and the hospital isn't saying whether resuscitation was successful.

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Carroll 25 June, 2009, 11:06:49 PM
Michael Jackson (possibly).

That's a shocker...
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 25 June, 2009, 11:09:17 PM
crikey...
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 25 June, 2009, 11:18:10 PM
Michael Jackson still seems to be up in the air.  Of course creatively he's been a spent force for decades.
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 25 June, 2009, 11:21:12 PM
From sky news -

Reports: 'Michael Jackson Has Died'Breaking NewsMichael Jackson dies in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, website TMZ has reported.

Read full story
 
Related Stories
Michael Jackson Delays First London Concerts
This Is It: Jacko Picks Comeback Gig Dancers Video : Lucky Dancers To Dance With Jacko

So he's died...but only delayed his concerts. He's coming back with dancers...
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 25 June, 2009, 11:38:59 PM
It's a sad business about Jackson.  What great talent, and what a bloody mess of a life.  

Sorry to hear about Fawcett too. I had an old poster of her in her Saturn 5 get-up cut from an issue of Starburst which I rather cherished at a certain point in my life.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 25 June, 2009, 11:43:29 PM
BBC now confirmed Michael Jackson is officially dead.

Thriller anyone?
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 25 June, 2009, 11:47:24 PM
Looks like it's confirmed then.
Very surprised.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 25 June, 2009, 11:53:23 PM
: "Roger Godpleton"
Steven Wells.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicbl ... me-tribute (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/jun/25/steven-wells-nme-tribute)
That's pretty sad.
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 25 June, 2009, 11:54:54 PM
Real shame to hear about Swells.  I loved reading him, Chris Roberts, Steve Sutherland and the like in the NME and the Maker in the late 80s and early 90s.    :(
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 25 June, 2009, 11:56:18 PM
Gonna have to get Off the Wall and Thriller out (don't think I actually have copies at the mo) and watch Moonwalker as well. :(

I didn't even like Swells stuff when I was an incredibly naive 14 year old who would have lapped that shit up.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Carroll 26 June, 2009, 12:25:52 AM
Poor ol' Jacko.

The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but early reports say that doctors have ruled out the sunshine, the moonlight and the good times.
: Re: RIPs
: Professor Bear 26 June, 2009, 12:26:29 AM
Bloody hell is all I can say about that.

I don't suppose they'll stop hounding him now, but at least he won't be around to see it.
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 26 June, 2009, 12:32:20 AM
: "Mike Carroll"
Poor ol' Jacko.

The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but early reports say that doctors have ruled out the sunshine, the moonlight and the good times.

So the boogie has been up to its old tricks again.
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 26 June, 2009, 02:35:46 AM
Yeah, what a shocker about Michael Jackson. Got to say, Off the Wall is a fantastic album.
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 26 June, 2009, 09:04:14 AM
The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but early reports say that doctors have ruled out the sunshine, the moonlight and the good times.

Owwwwwwwwwwwww!
: Re: RIPs
: the shutdown man 26 June, 2009, 09:06:48 AM
: "Gavin_Leahy"
: "Mike Carroll"
Poor ol' Jacko.

The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but early reports say that doctors have ruled out the sunshine, the moonlight and the good times.

So the boogie has been up to its old tricks again.


I'm convinced Uri Geller had something to do with it. He was very evasive on Sky News last night when asked when was the last time he had any contact with Jackson.

Still, sad day.
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 26 June, 2009, 11:05:40 AM
Yeah that ones a big un. From 'Off the Wall' through to 'Black and White' a true pop great.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 26 June, 2009, 12:12:09 PM
Oh well.He was a bit of a mess of late but did some great music like Off the Wall.Some of The Jacksons music was alright as well.Some of Thriller was good but anything after Thriller i dismissed because it wasnt very good.

Still this news will keep the corporate media and everyone else busy for at least a week and it will give them the perfect diversion to not report on the CIAs very recent activities in Iran or report on Obambi and the US congress handing over the entire US economy to  FED Banksters and Elitists [Corporatism/Fascism] on a scale never before seen amongst many other things.

Bread and Circuses except there isnt much bread being given out.

Still Micheal Jacksons life was a bloody mess like was said above.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 26 June, 2009, 12:55:40 PM
I was, and still am, absolutely mad about the Jackson 5.  Any band that could get my sour, cynical bottom off it's seat and dancing like a special, singing along and not giving a solitary hoot how stupid I looked had something special.  His solo work was very much the law of diminishing returns.  "Bad" was the point I lost all interest.

His family life was a mess, his personal life was a mess, his naming of his children was a mess, his face was a mess and his videos were hysterically bad.  Or, as Prince said "it's only called "Bad" because "Pathetic" wouldn't fit on the cover".  Whilst I'm usually the first to take advantage of that inability of the dead to sue for libel, I won't be partaking today.  Whatever the truth of those horrible and (on the evidence we have) unproven allegations, a man has died too young.  

Not only too young, he was on the cusp of begining his artistic rebirth.  Yes a series of "greatest hits" concerts isn't quite the musical ragnarok they press would have us believe, but if you'd fallen that far wouldn't the chance to start climbing again be welcome and precious?

To have it all stolen away from him by something as, well, as NORMAL as death is the blackest of ironies.  I wasn't a fan for a long time, but I do feel rather sad.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 26 June, 2009, 02:37:14 PM
So you heard the news.

Came as a shock to me,

 --I walked out into the lounge room and saw him on the televsion news thinking he was touring Australia with a vague nagging sence that they really meant he had just died and I was right.--

I thought he was planning on living forever with his particular lifestyle.

Sleeping in that life extending chamber of his. How Ironic.

I guess the body, our organs always has the last word and not the lifestyle that was supposed to be healthy.Despite the pressures of being famous and all those other problems he was having.

While I can't exactly admit I've been tuned into him, his body of work has been hard to ignore and surprising for me to say. I've always wondered what weird and wonderful stuff he'd dream up next since Thriller, BAD, We are the World, Captain Emo,Moonwalker and that stuff just didn't work out so well. Like, Ghost, Blood on the Dance Floor, HIStory. Which seemed more like self indulgence of very rich man, instead of a man with alot of talent.

Regardless of how he died.

Now he's really Moonwalking.

by mikegloady on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:26 pm
Farrah Fawcett died today.

And the other week (less important to my nascent sexuality, but very important regarding my eagerness to learn martial arts) David Carradine.

I wonder if Ms. Fawcett's death was as amusing as Carradine's?
by DavidXBrunt on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:21 pm

I hope not.

I heard about her death at the same time also and have read the medical details. I'm actaulley less sorry to see her go than Michale Jackson. as he has been battleing cancer for while and was praobly more miserable than still being alive. Since Charlie's Angelks, Saturn Five and Cannonball Run she barely held on to the sexual magnetism thats made her well remembered among her many admirers. it's been long time since she lost here particualr good looks inexchange for slight apparance that I remebr since seeing films like 'Burning Bed and Extremities. I actualley watching Extremities right now and thinking I got do lot worse than her. Although the evidence of some substance abuse thats taken toll on here appearance is certainly there to be seen.

by DavidXBrunt on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:21 pm

From sky news -

Reports: 'Michael Jackson Has Died'Breaking NewsMichael Jackson dies in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, website TMZ has reported.

Read full story

Related Stories
Michael Jackson Delays First London Concerts
This Is It: Jacko Picks Comeback Gig Dancers Video : Lucky Dancers To Dance With Jacko
So he's died...but only delayed his concerts. He's coming back with dancers...

Now thats really something, if he's died now only to reappear in his next concert. A publicity stunt. Only a rich man scraping the bottom of the barrel might try that.

Well, It's not like I've actulley seen him die.

While I'm not a particualr fan of Michael Jackson. I 'd say the easist music of his to listen to right noe is the Jive stuff he's done with Jackson five before he starting messing with his face and complexion up.

Like, if I was to actualley buy any of music it would be stuff he's done with Paul McCartney,but nothing else really.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 27 June, 2009, 02:16:21 PM
: "DavidXBrunt"
So he's died...but only delayed his concerts. He's coming back with dancers...
Yeah, Jacko's inclusion in this thread may prove premature with it being Sunday, tomorrow. Jarvis Cocker be damned.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 27 June, 2009, 06:22:56 PM
Apparantly Jackson family asked the undetakers if they take plastic.


ouch!
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 28 June, 2009, 06:42:16 PM
Billy Mays

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_billy_mays (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_billy_mays)
: Re: RIPs
: Satanist 29 June, 2009, 10:19:05 AM
: "Goaty"
Apparantly Jackson family asked the undetakers if they take plastic.


ouch!

His final wish was to be melted down and made into toys so kids can continue to play with him...
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 29 June, 2009, 03:00:13 PM
: "Batson"
Billy Mays

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_billy_mays (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_billy_mays)

check here about Billy Mays at http://http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 01 July, 2009, 07:50:51 AM
With Michael Jackson's demise, Weird Al Yankovic might be permanently out of work :shock:  :?
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 02 July, 2009, 10:52:14 AM
Mollie Sugden.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/ ... medy-actor (http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/jul/01/mollie-sugden-comedy-actor)
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 02 July, 2009, 11:05:09 AM
Karl Malden as well, and he was in the 'I thought he was already dead' category for me.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 02 July, 2009, 11:31:00 AM
Mollie Sugden? Boo-hoo! She was one of the greats. A British comedy hero.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 02 July, 2009, 11:37:19 AM
: "Bolt-01"
Karl Malden as well, and he was in the 'I thought he was already dead' category for me.

He was good as Omar Bradley in Patton (film)

also other General has passed away... Harve Presnell as General Marshall in Saving Private Ryan, you all maybe knows him as father-in-law in Fargo (film)
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 02 July, 2009, 12:58:33 PM
Aw well no more strange thoughts about Mrs.Slocombes pussy.





flip
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 02 July, 2009, 01:19:08 PM
Damn you flip-r mk2!

You beat me to it.

I was going to say that we can only presume Mrs Slocum's pussy is weeping uncontrollably.

Karl Malden?  Is he Quincey or Streets of San Francisco?
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 02 July, 2009, 01:38:11 PM
Jan Rubes - Stargate SG1 actor
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 02 July, 2009, 03:54:57 PM
About the the lady Sudgens. I'm surprised she out lived Wendy Richard's by few months. Of course, she might have been a much healthier.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 02 July, 2009, 04:12:43 PM
(http://http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Karl_Malden_in_I_Confess_trailer.jpg)

It wasn't until I saw the face of the man, that I thought that to me. He's really the face of  "American Express.... Don't leave Home without it"

Anyway, I was surprised he was still here, but not to be disrespectful.
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 02 July, 2009, 05:00:53 PM
Jan Rubes was also the old Armish man in Witness.

"You never had your hands on a teat before?"
"Not one this big"
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 11 July, 2009, 08:01:39 PM
Millhouse and Spawn.

Gone but not forgotten.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 12 July, 2009, 06:59:23 PM
Arturo Gatti - Boxer
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 14 July, 2009, 07:13:38 PM
Legendary Newcastle photographer Jimmy Forsyth, R.I.P.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8150205.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 14 July, 2009, 07:19:58 PM
Ahh, that's a shame, but he leaves one hell of a legacy. From what I saw of him on the TV he struck me as a genuinely pleasant man.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 16 July, 2009, 01:17:01 PM
World's oldest mother, Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, dies
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8152002.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 18 July, 2009, 07:58:16 AM
Walter Cronkite, US media pundit.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 18 July, 2009, 08:08:19 AM
Henry Allingham, worlds oldest man and one of the last survivors of WW1

I seem to be the angel of death today.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 18 July, 2009, 09:33:50 AM
Just to point out: it's not accurate to call Cronkite a pundit.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/31972066#31972066
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 18 July, 2009, 02:48:55 PM
Walter Cronkit!

Well, I atleast I know of that name.
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 20 July, 2009, 08:21:50 AM
I just found out this morning that my good friend Ivan Navarror passed away. Although we haven't seen each other in six years, we stayed in touch through emails and myspace. He starred in a bunch of my short films, and just recently we were going to try to get together to make another. Terrbile, terrible news to wake up to.

Miss you, buddy!
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 20 July, 2009, 09:05:19 AM
Henry Surtees - absolute tragedy!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/8158445.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/8158445.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 20 July, 2009, 10:23:02 AM
Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8158451.stm
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 20 July, 2009, 10:35:34 AM
Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes

Sequel! 'Frank McCourt's Ashes'
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 20 July, 2009, 10:32:48 PM
Sorry for your loss L.o.D. I lost a couple of friends last year, not very close ones, and people I hadn't seen for a while, but it still knocks you for six.
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 20 July, 2009, 11:50:09 PM
Thanks dandontdare. It took almost the entire day to hit me - he was only 29. JUst made me look at my wife and kids and the friends I have around me and appreciate having them with me right now.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 21 July, 2009, 09:55:22 AM
Like wise LoD. Hugs
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 21 July, 2009, 10:45:57 AM
Walter Croncite.

He did commentry on the on the The First Landing on the moon. I was just watching "Shadow of the Moon" Some Documentry about it.

He mmus have working for telvsion for long time if he wasn't reuited by the time he had passed on.
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 21 July, 2009, 03:35:55 PM
Thanks Tweak, needed that! Cheers!
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 24 July, 2009, 12:58:46 PM
Pugwash creator Ryan dies aged 88

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8166946.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8166946.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 25 July, 2009, 04:28:44 PM
Mr Harry Patch, First World War Veteran, aged 111. Died peacefully at 9am this morning. Rest in peace, sir.

So very sad.

Steev
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 25 July, 2009, 04:53:47 PM
So very sad? Bollocks it is. To go through the horror of the first World War, to live through a tumultuous century but die peacefully? That's not sad? That's awe inspiringly wonderful and something to envy. A life lived well? Nowt sad about that.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 26 July, 2009, 08:33:35 AM
Well said Mr Brunt couldn't agree with you more.







V
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 26 July, 2009, 10:11:08 AM
That's beautifully put, Mr Brunt. RIP Harry
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 26 July, 2009, 01:20:25 PM
Couldn't agree more Mr Brunt.

Well done Harry, rest in peace.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 26 July, 2009, 01:24:50 PM
David put it well, but I don't think Steev was saying anything negative. Simply put a death is always sad, even for a life as full as Harry's.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 26 July, 2009, 01:25:57 PM
So very sad? Bollocks it is. To go through the horror of the first World War, to live through a tumultuous century but die peacefully? That's not sad? That's awe inspiringly wonderful and something to envy. A life lived well? Nowt sad about that.

Nicely put mate.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 26 July, 2009, 01:56:43 PM
David put it well, but I don't think Steev was saying anything negative. Simply put a death is always sad, even for a life as full as Harry's.

True.

A death, ANY death, is a sad time for the family - even if the life that preceeded it was full of happiness. 

Steev was right to say it's a sad time and one for reflection.  It's also a time for celebration of that life and all he saw, did and worked for.  The concepts aren't mutually exclusive, although I'd not have used the globular term Mr Brunt did (but that's just me). 
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 26 July, 2009, 02:11:01 PM
Aw, no. And so soon after Henry Allingham.

Bit of a momentous event, in its own way - Harry was the last remaining living WW1 soldier. The Edwardian era feels awfully distant and far removed, so it's amazing to think that we're only now seeing the passing of the last of that generation. My Great-great-aunt passed away last week, at the ripe old age of 98, and my paternal Grandmother is 93 (her father, incidentally, fought in the First World War and died in 1919 after suffering badly from shellshock). Genuinely amazes me to think of all the things they've lived through.

Anyway, enough rambling. Here's to you, Harry, and your amazing life. And I recommend the book about his life, The Last Fighting Tommy, if you're at all interested in that sort of thing.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 26 July, 2009, 02:25:06 PM
It was utterly appropriate that he was the lead story on the news last night.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 26 July, 2009, 02:30:06 PM
David put it well, but I don't think Steev was saying anything negative. Simply put a death is always sad, even for a life as full as Harry's.

True.

A death, ANY death, is a sad time for the family - even if the life that preceeded it was full of happiness. 

Steev was right to say it's a sad time and one for reflection.  It's also a time for celebration of that life and all he saw, did and worked for.  The concepts aren't mutually exclusive, although I'd not have used the globular term Mr Brunt did (but that's just me). 


I think you are right because there are different ways in which you could read that comment and the sentiment behind it.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 26 July, 2009, 03:30:51 PM
Harry Towb.
Native of my home town.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8168967.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 27 July, 2009, 12:54:47 PM
Heinz Edelmann, ‘Yellow Submarine’ Artist, Dies at 75

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/arts/design/23edelmann.html?_r=2&em (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/arts/design/23edelmann.html?_r=2&em)
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 27 July, 2009, 07:56:13 PM
Mr Brunt's family have said he was ill before he died.

Oh sorry, misread that, they said he was 111. (copyright Les Dawson 1972: http://www.connemara.net/video/index.aspx?videoid=jbosNob8GcI (http://www.connemara.net/video/index.aspx?videoid=jbosNob8GcI)
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 27 July, 2009, 08:08:28 PM
Only just heard, Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues, died on June 3rd. She was one of the famous Chess stable of artists and partnered Wilie Dixon. Most famous for her 1965 hit Wang Dang Doodle, i had the privilege to see a free gig by her at the University of Illinois in 1986.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 27 July, 2009, 09:12:07 PM
Only just heard, Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues, died on June 3rd. She was one of the famous Chess stable of artists and partnered Wilie Dixon. Most famous for her 1965 hit Wang Dang Doodle, i had the privilege to see a free gig by her at the University of Illinois in 1986.

Hadn't heard this. Damn.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 31 July, 2009, 12:30:53 AM
Merce Cunningham.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/gallery/2008/sep/16/mercecunningham.dance
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 31 July, 2009, 10:53:37 AM
Sir Bobby Robson has manged his last game of football. A gent in an era of money grabbing morally bereft cretins.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 31 July, 2009, 12:59:45 PM
It's very sad news about Bobby Robson, he was at a charity match at Newcastle just last week, but looked very frail. A lovely man who will be sorely missed.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 02 August, 2009, 10:40:43 AM
Harry Towb.
Native of my home town.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8168967.stm

You are from Larne!?

My condolences.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 02 August, 2009, 11:04:29 AM
Harry Towb.
Native of my home town.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8168967.stm

You are from Larne!?

My condolences.

Bangor for you innit..? Ditto..!!
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 02 August, 2009, 11:48:13 PM
Well, I do currently live in Bangor, which is actually quite a nice place to live. From my door I have pubs, restaurants, beach, marina, parks, takeaways, off license, public transport, library, leisure centre, hospital/health center, Asda, tesco, co-op and all manner of shopping all within walking distance, not to mention the totty flaunting itself on hot summer days.

It took me half an hour to find a pub that did food at lunchtime when I was camping in Larn recently, I eventually got directions from a pub with a sign saying 'restaurant upstairs' to tell me where to go to get food (which was lovley).

But, I did spend most of my youth in Antrim and that didn't have much more to offer than Larne for a teenager. Gettin away from there was a blessed relief.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 06 August, 2009, 08:58:35 AM
Cornetto theft no longer a public concern.

Renato Pagliari (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8186652.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 06 August, 2009, 10:34:00 PM
John Hughes, Director of The Breadfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Planes, Trains & Automobiles and classic Weird Science;
dammit!

he was 59...
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 06 August, 2009, 10:45:27 PM
Did anyonse see the Beebs one o clock news? There was a frosty moment where the presenter asked someone to share his memories of Harry Patch.

"I don't think it would be appropriate to speak through the minutes silence, do you?"

"...er...back to the studio".
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 06 August, 2009, 11:09:43 PM
John Hughes, Director of The Breadfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Planes, Trains & Automobiles and classic Weird Science;
dammit!

Aw crap.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 06 August, 2009, 11:22:34 PM
Did anyone see the Beebs one o clock news?

I did.

There was a frosty moment where the presenter asked someone to share his memories of Harry Patch.

"I don't think it would be appropriate to speak through the minutes silence, do you?"

"...er...back to the studio".

What a pillock!
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 07 August, 2009, 08:37:31 AM
John Hughes, Director of The Breadfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Planes, Trains & Automobiles and classic Weird Science;
dammit!

Looking up his output on IMDB i realised my teen years were peppered by great john Hughes movies; Planes, Trains and Automobiles being the best IMHO.

Sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 07 August, 2009, 09:08:46 AM
The more I think about John Hughes, the more I realise how many of my favourite flicks are his.  The incomparable Uncle Buck is high in my personal Top 10 (maybe even top five, to judge by how often we watch it - it forms part of a Christmas Eve double bill (with Nightmare Before Christmas) in TordelTowers), with Ferris Bueller and PT&A not far behind, and I confess an embarrassed a soft spot for The Breakfast Club and Weird Science too.  Bill Paxton as a giant poo, what's not to like.  59.  Crap.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 07 August, 2009, 09:22:34 AM
Bugger, forgot to include National Lampoon's European Vacation in the 'guilty pleasures' section.  Big Ben, kids.  Houses of Parliament.
: Re: RIPs
: Old Tankie 07 August, 2009, 09:28:04 AM
You're right, TB. "Uncle Buck", what a fabulous film and John Candy, one of my favourite actors.  Sadly, he went off to the audition room in the sky many years ago.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 07 August, 2009, 10:14:22 AM
That's a shame. Ferris Bueller is one of those films that I can practically recite the script to but still find funny. Like Die Hard, I'd watch it every night if it was on telly.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 07 August, 2009, 10:52:51 AM
Such a great shame. Don't you forget about him...
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 07 August, 2009, 11:19:24 AM
His films were the subject of many social video nights when we weren't watching fantacy/horror movies.

Oh and I remember "Weird Science" the television series.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 07 August, 2009, 11:43:56 AM
I watched 16 Candles for the first time this year, during a brief dalliance with Love Film. I like a John Hughes film now and then. There's nothing else quite like them. Thanks, John Hughes, for some unique entertainment.
: Re: RIPs
: Buddy 07 August, 2009, 02:48:35 PM
What happened to my post?
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 07 August, 2009, 04:09:16 PM
That's a shame. Ferris Bueller is one of those films that I can practically recite the script to but still find funny. Like Die Hard, I'd watch it every night if it was on telly.

Ditto, re Ferris Bueller. Still one of my "desert island films", after all this time. John Hughes was a bloody marvel, and my teenage years would have been considerably more dull without him.

Steev
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 07 August, 2009, 11:40:01 PM
That is a real shame.  His movies were so much a part of my teenager years.  Lot of stufl there that a  teenage boy could relate to and bloody good films too.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 13 August, 2009, 05:51:55 PM
Legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32403755/ns/entertainment-music/
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 13 August, 2009, 08:49:45 PM
sad, a real legend of music.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 21 August, 2009, 10:28:13 PM
Fuck...
R.I.P. Percy.
My mums next door neighbour who I have known since before I could remember.
His house burnt down this evening. My heads spinning at the moment..
A horrible way to go. Fuck.
Had to get it off my chest. Fuck.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 22 August, 2009, 07:31:27 AM
Christ that's horrible. My condolances.

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 23 August, 2009, 11:52:49 PM
Ah, vzz, that's a terrible thing to happen. Sorry to hear that.
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 23 August, 2009, 11:59:49 PM
Yeah, V. Sorry to hear about that. Thoughts go out to you, and him.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 24 August, 2009, 10:16:28 AM
That's bloody rough, vzzbux.  House fires are horrific things.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 24 August, 2009, 07:41:28 PM
Cheers for your support. Initial shock over, its just the inconvenience to my mum but she is now back in her home. Still awful though, makes you value your own life more.








V
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 24 August, 2009, 08:18:44 PM
Vzzbux, that must have been scary for you and your mum.  Condolences and sympathy don't sound like much from a picture and a string of characters on an internet forum, but believe me they are sincere.
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 25 August, 2009, 10:16:12 AM
Shocking news Vzzbux. Sorry to hear that.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 26 August, 2009, 05:42:38 PM
Ted Kennedy.
: Re: RIPs
: Old Tankie 26 August, 2009, 06:07:07 PM
Mary Jo Kopechne.
: Re: RIPs
: IAMTHESYSTEM 26 August, 2009, 06:13:18 PM
Big Brother. (Thank God says I)
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 26 August, 2009, 06:13:35 PM
Ted Kennedy.
Was it a black-ops NHS death squad?
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 27 August, 2009, 10:51:12 AM
Ted Kennedy.

One down.So many more to go.............
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 27 August, 2009, 11:53:33 AM
One down.So many more to go.............

I make it at least three down, not counting the next generation.  You are in a morbid humour, PW!  

Dare I ask what the UN have done to rile you?
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 27 August, 2009, 08:56:16 PM
One down.So many more to go.............

I make it at least three down, not counting the next generation.  You are in a morbid humour, PW!  

Dare I ask what the UN have done to rile you?

That comment wasnt directed at the Kennedy family in particular.It was just a dig at politicians in general.

John F Kennedy was a good guy though.

As for your question i am not answering it here as i am done with politics on this forum.

No more.

I have many many many reasons and it would extend to a huge long winded complicated post and the content of the post would not be suitable for this forum plus it always ends in tears anyway.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 27 August, 2009, 09:13:38 PM
Dare I ask what the UN have done to rile you?
As for your question i am not answering it here as i am done with politics on this forum.
Well, with the obvious exception of confrontational sig lines.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 27 August, 2009, 09:32:02 PM
The sig has been deleted .

Happy now ?
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 27 August, 2009, 09:37:24 PM
I have many many many reasons and it would extend to a huge long winded complicated post and the content of the post would not be suitable for this forum plus it always ends in tears anyway.

Good man, Peter, very wise.  Wasn't trying to start a fight myself, especially on this thread, but genuinely interested.  But for another time, eh?   
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 27 August, 2009, 09:41:19 PM
I have many many many reasons and it would extend to a huge long winded complicated post and the content of the post would not be suitable for this forum plus it always ends in tears anyway.

Good man, Peter, very wise.  Wasn't trying to start a fight myself, genuinely interested.  But for another time, eh? 

I will compile an article elsewhere.You know where to read it.

: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 28 August, 2009, 03:28:01 PM
I sympathise with the general mood of disgust regarding politics, I think many of us from ALL sides of the political divide probably do. 

Have a biscuit PW, there's a good chap, you'll feel better.  Honest.
: Re: RIPs
: Odd_Bloke 28 August, 2009, 03:43:23 PM
In related news, I joined the Pirate Party UK a couple of days ago. :D
: Re: RIPs
: Rio De Fideldo 28 August, 2009, 11:42:47 PM
Oasis
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 29 August, 2009, 12:04:01 AM
Oasis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djtl9Kv64c8&feature=related
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 29 August, 2009, 05:31:59 AM
Ted Kennedy

Did he die of nature causes?

Yeah, I know what that could mean.

It doesn't say why on his wikipedia entry. I'm assumming he went quietly. I got a hunch thats what happened. That doesn't appaer to be any news of Federal investigatros being dispatched.

Really sorry to see another Kennedy go. Not that I know of the guy much, but after seeing his picture and another picture of whhow he looked when he was younger. You can tell he was one of the boys. He had the Kennedy look about him. I wonder if they have any left.

My apoologies if that sounds disrepectful, but asking if "he died of natural causes" has been on my  mind since I first read it here and seen it adevertised on the news last night. I really should go back read the Ted Kennedy wikipedia entry more carefully.

Oh, but I do try to find humor in evrything. Even death.
Oasis

You mean the Gallagher brothers?


Did one them die or did the band die?
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 29 August, 2009, 07:55:29 AM
Oasis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djtl9Kv64c8&feature=related


That video is a form of psychological torture.

Awful.

I watched it for 15 seconds and stopped and i can still hear "YYiiess - YYiiess....." 10 minutes later.

I am off to watch a couple of music videos to see if that will wipe it from my mind.

: Re: RIPs
: Robin Low 29 August, 2009, 02:15:46 PM
Ted Kennedy

Did he die of nature causes?

Yeah, I know what that could mean.

It doesn't say why on his wikipedia entry. I'm assumming he went quietly. I got a hunch thats what happened. That doesn't appaer to be any news of Federal investigatros being dispatched.

It was a brain tumour. It was diagnosed last year.

Regards

Robin
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 29 August, 2009, 02:44:20 PM
For newcomers to the board, it's worth having a look at the early pages of this thread for the hilarious Steve Saville Vampire Street Team Saga.

I'd forgotten how funny it was.

- Trout
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 29 August, 2009, 03:10:24 PM
For newcomers to the board, it's worth having a look at the early pages of this thread for the hilarious Steve Saville Vampire Street Team Saga.
Thanks Trout, that covers me pretty accurately.  Three months of activity isn't much. 

Any idea what page numbers?  The thread is awful big to go wandering through.
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 29 August, 2009, 03:28:04 PM

Any idea what page numbers?  The thread is awful big to go wandering through.

The fun appears to start on Page 2 ...

I probably shouldn't say it, but I miss Gordon.

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 29 August, 2009, 04:32:34 PM
Allow me to adapt your customary sign off:

Cheers Jim!
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 29 August, 2009, 04:49:00 PM
It's interesting to note that in the 2kreview review of Stevie's Slaine book there was much tutting about behaviour in this thread...
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 29 August, 2009, 05:02:10 PM
I've been reading ever since I saw Jim's directions. 

I must say I laughed a lot but felt sorry for the poor fella.
'Look mutha, I goin' down the arrrrches to sort that bloke out.'
'Nah Slainie he ain't wurth it.'
'No one disses me, mutha. I'm gonna teach that fat an fatuous fokker a lesson wif ma axe.'
Funny beggar, gave as good as he got.  Hope he wasn't too scarred.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 29 August, 2009, 08:05:23 PM
went to page 2 but that link (Steven Savile and his Vampire Buddies) no longer works -- is it worth me trawling through the rest of the thread, cos it sounds fun, but I've no idea what anyone's talking about"!
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 29 August, 2009, 09:51:07 PM
I presumed it was just an unflattering picture of a bunch of goths and did my laughing without clicking.  Easier on the index finger in the long run.  Read away, 6 or so pages of hysterical laughter await. 

RUMBLED.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 29 August, 2009, 10:10:39 PM
yes but it's not very funny when you've no clue what anyone's talking about!
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 29 August, 2009, 10:23:35 PM
It's explained later, but his "street team" was all his fans being encouraged to promote his stuff.

A good idea, taken to extremes.

- Trout
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 29 August, 2009, 11:12:47 PM
Here you go Peter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLedin-rRUg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxf6hrukia4&feature=related
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 29 August, 2009, 11:27:23 PM
I presumed it was just an unflattering picture of a bunch of goths and did my laughing without clicking.  Easier on the index finger in the long run.  Read away, 6 or so pages of hysterical laughter await. 

RUMBLED.

The Street Team was a nice idea taken to ludicrous lengths done in, to my eyes, a daft way. That said Steve and I exchanged e-mails and he was a nice enough bloke/ I thought there was an element of trying to shame us when he joined up and responded. It didn't go down well.

I've read/heard some of his work since and whilst there were some nice ideas in them I didn't think they were executed very well. His Torchwood audio reading was easily the weakest so far but the narator didn't exactly lift the material off the page so much as gently nudge it off, so that didn't help...

Still, fair play to him.
: Re: Slaine stuff
: ThryllSeekyr 30 August, 2009, 12:16:11 AM
Art - true. I'll give you that.



Quirkafleeg - it's a three book series at the moment, the first one covering Slaine from his entry into the Red Branch through his exile to meeting Ukko and making the decision to return home.

A lot of it is based on Warrior's Dawn episodes, including strips like Sky Chariots, Bride of Crom etc, though certain changes have been made primarily to improve the narrative flow of the book. To that extent it's being described as a re-imagining.

Comics work in a different way to novels in that regard. I'm doing me very best to be faithful to the humour of Slaine and Ukko while writing a story that folks unfamiliar with 2000AD will actually be able to enjoy.

On the plus side I've been given a higher 'rating' for the book meaning it isn't targeted at the 13-17 year old readership of Black Library but is actually aimed at a more mature audience.

I can't say much because I'm on an NDA obviously, but my genuine hope is that I'll do the book justice. I do have a sense of humour - and am not a goth boy. Heck, my first 13 books which are floating around on Amazon etc were Star Wars Media Tie Ins - to an extent you follow the work, but sometimes an opportunity arises where you actually get to work with something you loved when you were getting into the whole writing/sf gig.  

In terms of style - it opens setting the scene for folk new to Slaine, dealing with setting up Murias and Grudnew and the Red Branch, who Danu is, what the Horned God is all about, and then, from his exile becomes the more traditional Slaine we know and love - bloody & darkly funny.

How about this - keep your current low expectations when you go in, and hopefully you'll come out pleasantly surprised?

It's due on Halloween.

We'll all know about its relative merits/flaws soon enough, methinks.


-- Max - thanks for the icon. Now I feel more at home!
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 30 August, 2009, 12:32:05 AM
Art - true. I'll give you that.

Quirkafleeg - it's a three book series at the moment, the first one covering Slaine from his entry into the Red Branch through his exile to meeting Ukko and making the decision to return home.

A lot of it is based on Warrior's Dawn episodes, including strips like Sky Chariots, Bride of Crom etc, though certain changes have been made primarily to improve the narrative flow of the book. To that extent it's being described as a re-imagining.

Comics work in a different way to novels in that regard. I'm doing me very best to be faithful to the humour of Slaine and Ukko while writing a story that folks unfamiliar with 2000AD will actually be able to enjoy.

On the plus side I've been given a higher 'rating' for the book meaning it isn't targeted at the 13-17 year old readership of Black Library but is actually aimed at a more mature audience.

I can't say much because I'm on an NDA obviously, but my genuine hope is that I'll do the book justice. I do have a sense of humour - and am not a goth boy. Heck, my first 13 books which are floating around on Amazon etc were Star Wars Media Tie Ins - to an extent you follow the work, but sometimes an opportunity arises where you actually get to work with something you loved when you were getting into the whole writing/sf gig. 

In terms of style - it opens setting the scene for folk new to Slaine, dealing with setting up Murias and Grudnew and the Red Branch, who Danu is, what the Horned God is all about, and then, from his exile becomes the more traditional Slaine we know and love - bloody & darkly funny.

How about this - keep your current low expectations when you go in, and hopefully you'll come out pleasantly surprised?

It's due on Halloween.

We'll all know about its relative merits/flaws soon enough, methinks.

-- Max - thanks for the icon. Now I feel more at home!

Exactly what I thought when I read "Slaine the Exile".

 Even though, I was pleased it did run along the same lines as "Warriors Dawn"  through to the end of "Sky-Chariots". The faithfulness to the original storyline, the need to adapt this into paragraphs of more words. how much un-original this re-working might be, the re-imagining --exrtra content, whatever was soley dreamed up by the new author-- didn't improive it. Without altogether ruining it completely..
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 30 August, 2009, 01:15:23 AM
It's interesting to note that in the 2kreview review of Stevie's Slaine book there was much tutting about behaviour in this thread...
Quite right too. Gordon Rennie being an obnoxious cunt and a bunch of other boarders fawning over him wasn't a very pleasant sight the first time round even if it was mildly amusing.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 30 August, 2009, 01:27:27 AM
I sympathise with the general mood of disgust regarding politics, I think many of us from ALL sides of the political divide probably do. 

Have a biscuit PW, there's a good chap, you'll feel better.  Honest.

Certain kinds of biscuits i am eating at the moment taste good and i feel better everytime i eat them.

 ;) ;D

Perhaps sometime later i might tell everyone what kind of biscuits they are.
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 30 August, 2009, 02:26:58 AM
Certain kinds of biscuits i am eating at the moment taste good and i feel better everytime i eat them.

 ;) ;D

Perhaps sometime later i might tell everyone what kind of biscuits they are.

Dog biscuits?
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 30 August, 2009, 03:08:32 AM
I only just realised flagging up the whole mad episode was, in effect, a Slaine reference.

Wow. I'm doing them involuntarily now!

- Trout
: Re: RIPs
: DavidXBrunt 30 August, 2009, 11:20:41 AM
It's interesting to note that in the 2kreview review of Stevie's Slaine book there was much tutting about behaviour in this thread...
Quite right too. Gordon Rennie being an obnoxious cunt and a bunch of other boarders fawning over him wasn't a very pleasant sight the first time round even if it was mildly amusing.

I don't remember, or even see, any fawning but there you go.
: Re: RIPs
: planetoid 30 August, 2009, 11:39:28 AM
Oasis:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8228053.stm

The funeral is being delayed due to Noel and Liam arguing over which of them has the most expensive looking coffin.  :D
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 30 August, 2009, 11:44:54 AM
Oasis:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8228053.stm

The funeral is being delayed due to Noel and Liam arguing over which of them has the most expensive looking coffin.  :D

As I recall back in the day when they first started the NME had stories like this with one or other of the Gallaghers having a tissey fit ever other week. Heavens it must have been a while ago if I was still reading the NME!

Anyway I'm treating this with a massive pinch of salt and hey they died musically after Morning Glory any hoo!
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 30 August, 2009, 12:25:59 PM
I have numerous chums in the music biz.  I shouldn't, my only connection being working in a guitar shop for most of my adult life (and accidentally selling the FIRST INSTRUMENT to two members of McFly and being fawned upon in a way that just doesn't happen anymore by a teenage Kate Nash - I'm very sorry everyone for my tiny part in assaulting your ears).

My source updated his facebook status to the effect of "I'm watching Noel & Liam Gallagher having a fist fight.  Blood everywhere, broken guitars and gutteral snarls of "YOU FUNTING KNUT"" (Thanks Twoth, I can now swear unoffensively).

Anyway, my sources reported that to me AS IT HAPPENED because HE WAS WATCHING before being leant upon by Oasis' management company (who also manage my mate's band) and all references on his facebook page were removed.  So the truth is rather different to what you may have heard.

I would infer that's an end to them.  Apparently they're attempting to go one without NOel, which is a mistake as he's the talent.  Like Queen without Freddie (only not nearly so good).
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 30 August, 2009, 12:33:41 PM
Perhaps sometime later i might tell everyone what kind of biscuits they are.

"My biscuit crunches some. Mentally you picture my biscuit, but I have not told the type of biscuit which I have. Perhaps you even picture Wafer Watkins from Gingerbread Colditz?"
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 30 August, 2009, 01:16:52 PM
Get biscuits off this thread! Biscuits can never die.

- Trout
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 30 August, 2009, 01:34:05 PM
Wow. I'm doing them involuntarily now!

As you have been doing all along, of course.

: Re: RIPs
: Trout 30 August, 2009, 01:37:43 PM
Er... yes.

Bugger.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 30 August, 2009, 06:49:31 PM
Oasis:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8228053.stm

The funeral is being delayed due to Noel and Liam arguing over which of them has the most expensive looking coffin.  :D

As I recall back in the day when they first started the NME had stories like this with one or other of the Gallaghers having a tissey fit ever other week. Heavens it must have been a while ago if I was still reading the NME!

Anyway I'm treating this with a massive pinch of salt and hey they died musically after Morning Glory any hoo!

You Fookingk Wankers !.Be Here Now was a fooking Top Album .Easily as Fooking good as Revolver.

: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 03 September, 2009, 07:26:39 PM
I'd be more excited but I fear we haven't heard the last of Noel's charmless songwriting. Ladies and gentleman, I give you the world's worst lyric:

"Little by little / The wheels of your life have slowly fallen off"

What? How can life have wheels? And if it did, how could they fall off "slowly", and "little by little"? Exactly how many wheels does it have, fifty?


: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 03 September, 2009, 08:24:35 PM
It's interesting to note that in the 2kreview review of Stevie's Slaine book there was much tutting about behaviour in this thread...
Quite right too. Gordon Rennie being an obnoxious cunt and a bunch of other boarders fawning over him wasn't a very pleasant sight the first time round even if it was mildly amusing.

I don't remember, or even see, any fawning but there you go.

Just noticed this conversation.

The review you mention would be the one written by me. And there was much tut tutting because it was disgraceful behaviour.
Internet bullying- hilarious.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 04 September, 2009, 05:26:34 PM
That Was The Keith That Was.

Keith Waterhouse (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8238795.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 06 September, 2009, 09:04:57 PM
I'd be more excited but I fear we haven't heard the last of Noel's charmless songwriting. Ladies and gentleman, I give you the world's worst lyric

Indeed. The world's worst lyric by the world's worst lyricist.

And farewell then, Keith Waterhouse. I liked Worzel Gummidge, me. Keith adapted it for TV.

Also, in Private Eye I noticed that Simon Dee had died. Was that noted here?
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 15 September, 2009, 01:32:46 AM
Patrick Swayze - Not everyone's favourite but 'Ghost' 'Donnie Darko' and 'Roadhouse' are three I always like.I hope the love inside has gone with you Patrick!
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 15 September, 2009, 01:55:49 AM
Thats a shame .

Point Break was a good film.

No bad taste jokes about filming a sequel to Ghost anyone.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 15 September, 2009, 07:11:56 AM
Not that I I'm sure anybody knows him, but Ray Barrett ( Veteran Australian Actor) has died as of last week.

Patrick Swayze, that is a shame. I reckon hs still had alot of screen time left in him.

Afew more action movies.

"Ghost" was intertesting from a metaphysical perspective,

 "Dirty Dancing " Not that I got int that, but it was hard to ignore the hype of that film and dance craze.

I was only watching "Roadhouse" last week.

There was also "The Outsiders' as well.

I just read that it was pancreatic cancer and now I remember how he was fighting some illnes for the last couple of months.

It doesn't  give me hope when one who's much heawlhier than I am, dies like that.

Surely he had the money for the best medical treatment. Though I guess that healthy liveing without hard drugs -- it would seem so -- and all that didn't help at all.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:I-iC60iPWb2xIM:http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2009/09/14/image5310973.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 15 September, 2009, 10:00:22 AM
The irrepresible Keith Floyd.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8256260.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8256260.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 15 September, 2009, 10:03:28 AM
The irrepresible Keith Floyd.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8256260.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8256260.stm)

Indeed. Getting lost in all the Swayze tributes on news sites this morning, alas. Two bright lights gone. I may have to put on Point Break later and get drunk on wine whilst cooking in their honour.
: Re: RIPs
: radiator 15 September, 2009, 10:28:48 AM
Pretty creepy timing - was just watching that Keith Allen doc about Floyd last night! Very sad - I have fond memories of watching his shows as a kid with my Dad, who was a big fan.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 15 September, 2009, 10:53:14 AM
Yo, Patrick Swayze, I know you just died and all, and I'm gonna let you finish... But Michael Jackson's death was the best one this year.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 15 September, 2009, 11:29:41 AM
Keith Floyd & Patrick Swayze on the same day?  The afterlife is all at once a better tasting and more rhythmic place. 
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 15 September, 2009, 11:45:54 AM
Pretty creepy timing - was just watching that Keith Allen doc about Floyd last night!

Likewise! Was thinking about how ill and frail he looked while I watched it... and then this.
: Re: RIPs
: Bouwel 15 September, 2009, 05:01:28 PM
Not forgetting Felix Bowness.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8255264.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8255264.stm)

-Bouwel-
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 15 September, 2009, 08:35:08 PM
Just found out about Keith Floyd, That’s rather depressing, I’ve got many fond memories of watching him with my father many years ago.
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 15 September, 2009, 08:39:37 PM
I’ve got many fond memories of watching him with my father many years ago.


What was Keith Floyd doing with your father?

Cheers

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 15 September, 2009, 09:13:51 PM
Swayze is holding out up there for Sam Elliot, till that eternal day when they can both open the Heavenly Roadhouse and dislodge the throats of angels.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 17 September, 2009, 09:44:15 AM
oh damn, Henry Gibson - the role of Tom Hanks' nemesis in The 'Burbs, Mr Wormwood in Innerspace, and a cameo in Gremlins 2. He was the leader of the Illinois Nazis in John Landis' The Blues Brothers.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=25844 (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=25844)

(http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsG/6515-2138.gif)
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 17 September, 2009, 09:56:38 AM
Illinois Nazis? I hate Illinois Nazis.
: Re: RIPs
: Devons Daddy 23 September, 2009, 05:40:59 AM
Keith Floyd

for what this is worth.
an inspiration to me personally,
he was the first proper tv chef. with his floydd on fish show,
i had began work in my first kitchen when he arrived on the scene.

thanks to his groundbreaking style, he paved the way for my choosen carrear to be recognized and rewarded.
i met him twice in my carrear, enjoyed him immensely both times .

so in real terms.
this is my homage to him upon the greatest site on the WWW.
KEITH FLOYDD thankyou!
my finest culinary regards
DD
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 23 September, 2009, 05:45:13 AM
Chas & Dave are splitting up.

I doubt anyone will notice, but surely this is the excuse we've all been waiting for to go online and download "Snooker Loopy" (legally, naturally). 

This news affected me more deeply than the "news" that Oasis had split up (after a not very much publicised bloody backstage brawl - guitars were involved). 
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 23 September, 2009, 10:27:37 AM
oh damn, Henry Gibson - the role of Tom Hanks' nemesis in The 'Burbs, Mr Wormwood in Innerspace, and a cameo in Gremlins 2. He was the leader of the Illinois Nazis in John Landis' The Blues Brothers.

Oh dear. Henry Gibson. I liked him. He used to amuse me greatly in Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 29 September, 2009, 05:59:08 PM
The Lucy from "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 29 September, 2009, 06:16:28 PM
Late news I know, but.....

Simon Pegg's credibility.  Last seen playing harmonica onstage with showbiz chums The Cold-Players.  This is where Simon does that line from the fast show: "I'll get my coat"

He was so funny too.  Now I can't look at him without seeing him being in the presence of Chris Martin and Gwynnie and not throttling the pair of them.  How he can even call himself a member of the human race is beyond me.......

I am, of course, exagerating for (presumed) comic effect.  He's still funny and they're still rubbish.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 29 September, 2009, 08:39:57 PM
He was never funny.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 29 September, 2009, 09:55:54 PM
He was never funny.

never see Spaced, then?
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 04 October, 2009, 01:51:05 PM
Dominick Dunne - American writer and investigative journalist (October 29, 1925 - August 26, 2009)
Marek Edelman - The last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1919 or 1922 – October 2, 2009)
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 08 October, 2009, 11:04:28 AM
Edgar Allan Poe

sort of..

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/06/ap/national/main5366930.shtml
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 08 October, 2009, 11:52:54 AM
Wow, does that mean House of Usher gets a compassionate leave day?
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 08 October, 2009, 02:29:38 PM
One hundred sixty years ago, the beleaguered, impoverished Poe was found, delirious and in distress outside a Baltimore tavern. He was never coherent enough to explain what had befallen him since leaving Richmond, Va., a week earlier. He spent four days in a hospital before he died at age 40.

Is'nt that like the end of some of his stories? Like he saw the face of something people should not see!

oooOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOooSpookie
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 11 October, 2009, 03:51:36 AM
Stephen Gately from out of Boyzone apparently.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 11 October, 2009, 03:57:02 AM
Holy crap Cosh! Its 4 in the morning!
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 11 October, 2009, 07:53:04 AM
Confirmed by Auntie.

Boyzgone (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8301187.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 11 October, 2009, 12:47:48 PM
Oh wow. Thanks for the link to that article, Johnnystress! I'm going to print that off and re-work it for my English GCSE class as a comprehension exercize. It has relevance. They've already had Poe's Philosophy of Furniture as a help or a hindrance for a descriptive writing assignment inspired by ThryllSeekyr's contribution to the 'My Bedroom Art' thread. They're also getting The Premature Burial to go with a passage from Dracula ahead of half-term and Hallowe'en as inspiration for them to write a horror story.

Wow, does that mean House of Usher gets a compassionate leave day?
;D

And that was very sad about Stephen Gately, suddenly, at 33. That's a terrible shame. A bit early to say, but it sounds like recreational drugs/misadventure. But regardless of what he died of, 33 is no age at all, and I've never heard a bad word said about him.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 11 October, 2009, 12:55:06 PM
And hitherto unremarked, Kevin McGee, former civil partner of comedian Matt Lucas:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6862587.ece (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6862587.ece)
: The same subject you see elsewhere no the thread - blame my stupid phone
: Mike Gloady 11 October, 2009, 02:13:25 PM
Stephen Gateley was far too young. Even if he had a part to play in Boyzone, he doesn't deserve this. Poor kid.
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 11 October, 2009, 02:35:53 PM
There were nowt wrong with Boyzone.  And yes, he was far too bloody young.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 11 October, 2009, 02:39:44 PM
There were nowt wrong with Boyzone.

well now I wouldn't go that far, terrible an' all as the news may be.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 11 October, 2009, 03:16:45 PM
We can all look forward to a month of Boyzone records flooding the charts ::)
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 11 October, 2009, 03:40:05 PM
We can all look forward to a month of Boyzone records flooding the charts ::)

And look forward to it I will.  The decent music to come out of the boyband movement may be scarce but there was some and after Take That I reckon Boyzone were probably the best of the bunch. Just because their fan base was mainly made up of teenage girls doesn't automatically disqualify them as decent artists.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 11 October, 2009, 04:48:39 PM
We can all look forward to a month of Boyzone records flooding the charts ::)

Guh. Neither and a good nor a bad prospect. I'm just back from B&Q where I heard some nondescript Michael Jackson playing over the P.A. So nondescript I couldn't even tell you which song it was.

"The decent music to come out of the boyband movement may be scarce but there was some and after Take That"

Hmmm. Crazy for You by Let Loose? But not Say It Once by Ultra, although there was far worse than that.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 11 October, 2009, 08:50:41 PM
he decent music to come out of the boyband movement may be scarce but there was some and after Take That I reckon Boyzone were probably the best of the bunch. Just because their fan base was mainly made up of teenage girls doesn't automatically disqualify them as decent artists.


I'm really trying but I can't think of any exceptions. Please let us know of a few tracks from your collection.
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 12 October, 2009, 06:05:08 PM
Veteran Doctor Who producer Barry Letts (1925 - 2009).
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 12 October, 2009, 06:06:53 PM
As sad as the death of someone so young as Stephen Gately is, it has completely overshadowed the death of someone I feel would be of more interest to Tooth boarders - Barry Letts, producer of Doctor Who in the early 70's. You know, the good stuff, involving Jon Pertwee, and the man he cast as his replacement, Tom Baker. He was 84.
http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2009/barry-letts-passes-away/
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 12 October, 2009, 06:30:07 PM
When the Gately news broke I typed out a long post about how I've always got butterflys whenever I log on to this thread and how it never seems to be people who've had a good innings. Then something went wrong and I lost the lot.

Then this happens. He may have had a 'good innings' by most standards but this is still bloody gutting news. Pertwee remains my favourite Doctor and thats in large part thanks to this man. And he comes over like a proper gent on the dvds.

As for casting Baker, well, we all make mistakes.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 12 October, 2009, 06:46:44 PM
When the Gately news broke I typed out a long post about how I've always got butterflys whenever I log on to this thread and how it never seems to be people who've had a good innings. Then something went wrong and I lost the lot.

Then this happens. He may have had a 'good innings' by most standards but this is still bloody gutting news. Pertwee remains my favourite Doctor and thats in large part thanks to this man. And he comes over like a proper gent on the dvds.

As for casting Baker, well, we all make mistakes.

Tom Baker was a mistake or bad casting ??

Heresy !!

Bloody subjectivity always gets in the way of berating someone for their tastes or reasoning.
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 12 October, 2009, 06:52:54 PM
Barry Letts was a fantastic influence on Doctor Who and brillant. He cast the best Doctor in Baker (come on Faplad really re-access here). He was always incredibly interesting in interview. Good man.
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 12 October, 2009, 06:54:13 PM
I third that. I reckon Tom Baker was a damn fine Dr Who.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 12 October, 2009, 07:07:32 PM
Oi!

Stop putting other names on this thread, I thought that Tom Baker was dead for a second when I scanned down and the name just jumped out at me :(
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 12 October, 2009, 07:26:43 PM
Tom Baker comes across in interviews and such as a very likeable and charming man, who obviously had and continues to have a great fondness for the role of The Doctor.  He brought a level of popularity to the show that it had never expeienced before. In all those respects, fair play to the man.

However, and this is purely my opinion, I never rated him in the role. I felt that, his first couple of seasons aside, he made the character difficult to watch. Certainly, I'm only able to sit through many of his episodes by focussing on the positives, like the fact that he had probably the strongest collection of companions in the shows history.

As I say, just my opinion and I'm well aware that I'm in the minority, but I for one breathed a sigh of relief when he went. Sorry.

: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 12 October, 2009, 07:46:12 PM
I'm well aware that I'm in the minority

Again! Pffft. You're so contrary, you are!  ;)
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 12 October, 2009, 08:16:51 PM
Bloody subjectivity always gets in the way of berating someone for their tastes or reasoning.
Peter, you really make me laugh sometimes!  Like just then for example.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 12 October, 2009, 09:09:10 PM
As for casting Baker, well, we all make mistakes.

To the Book Tower with faplad!
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 12 October, 2009, 10:18:30 PM
Everytime i view this thread its never anyone that i actively want to die so it continues to sadden or is met with complete indifference but i rarely if ever have cause to celebrate an entry in this thread.
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 12 October, 2009, 10:20:37 PM
I'm well aware that I'm in the minority

Again! Pffft. You're so contrary, you are!  ;)

It's a curse I tell you. The more it happens, the more I'm forced to question my innate superiority over everyone else. Perhaps I'm the one whose wrong.

Nah.

: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 12 October, 2009, 10:30:37 PM

As for casting Baker, well, we all make mistakes.

First you admit to having a fondness Boyzone then you dis Tom baker as Who, you really are an agent from the John Byrne forum.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 12 October, 2009, 10:35:56 PM
He must be getting paid for doing this i think.

Its what you call Cointel.Its just obvious that someone  who openly states that they have a fondness for Boyzone and then utters unspeakable things about Tom Baker is suspicious to say the least.


] ;)
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 12 October, 2009, 11:05:09 PM

As for casting Baker, well, we all make mistakes.

First you admit to having a fondness Boyzone then you dis Tom baker as Who, you really are an agent from the John Byrne forum.

Come now, there's no need to be like that. :) I'd have been banned from there long ago if the bastards would let me join.

As for dissing Baker, at least I didn't say I liked t'other Baker. Give me that.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 12 October, 2009, 11:17:06 PM
As for dissing Baker, at least I didn't say I liked t'other Baker. Give me that.

So, you're now having a pop at the Doctor's best* audio incarnation. You just can't help yourself, can you.

* According to DWM, c. yeah, whatever.
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 12 October, 2009, 11:33:15 PM
I actually think it's quite refreshing to hear that someone hates Tom Baker in the role. Completely wrongheaded, of course, but refreshing nontheless.
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 12 October, 2009, 11:38:34 PM
Well, since once again I'm not gonna persuade anyone to my point of view I shall bow out gracefully. (Yeah right) :)

In conclusion I'd just like to say that :

Pertwee has never been bettered although Davison came close.
Baker was rubbish. Both of them.
Ecclestone pisses on Tennant.
New Who is just as good as old. Not better or worse but as good.

And Barry Letts was a very good producer.

These are my Who opinions. Make of them what you will.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 13 October, 2009, 09:43:57 AM
These are my What!?! opinions.

Fixed that for ya, Fappers!
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 13 October, 2009, 04:43:54 PM
Everytime i view this thread its never anyone that i actively want to die so it continues to sadden or is met with complete indifference but i rarely if ever have cause to celebrate an entry in this thread.


i'm scared
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 14 October, 2009, 10:19:09 PM
Frank Vandenbroucke (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/8304173.stm) died on Monday but I only just saw the news. The name probably wont mean much to most of you, but in the late 90s Frank was a fantastically talented and exciting young cyclist who was saddled with the burden of being the bright hope of the proud Belgian people! It's easy to sneer about the drug culture involved in professional cycling, but as well as being involved in that, Frank had a lot of other fucked-up shit going on in his life and now he's dead at the age of 34. It's a shame.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 14 October, 2009, 11:10:27 PM
Everytime i view this thread its never anyone that i actively want to die so it continues to sadden or is met with complete indifference but i rarely if ever have cause to celebrate an entry in this thread.


i'm scared

No need to be scared as you are not on my list of Humans that would be better off dead.

I might start a fantasy RIP thread where you can enter fictitious deaths .
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 15 October, 2009, 09:10:48 AM
you are not on my list of Humans that would be better off dead

Die, humans!!!!  >:(

(http://universowho.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/ice_warriior.jpg)

 ;) :D

: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 15 October, 2009, 01:21:35 PM
HoU, it's rare that I get to correct, no no - to gently inform you that you've made an oversigth (phew) but now is one of those times.

It's actually: "Die puny humans!  Bwahahahaha!"
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 15 October, 2009, 05:35:08 PM
No need to be scared as you are not on my list of Humans that would be better off dead.

I might start a fantasy RIP thread where you can enter fictitious deaths . 

I'd start the ball rolling with John Byrne, who died by having his eyeballs slowly scraped back to the brain at a rate of two sandpaper swipes per day.





: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 15 October, 2009, 05:42:24 PM
No need to be scared as you are not on my list of Humans that would be better off dead.

I might start a fantasy RIP thread where you can enter fictitious deaths . 

I'd start the ball rolling with John Byrne, who died by having his eyeballs slowly scraped back to the brain at a rate of two sandpaper swipes per day.







I will second that with Tony Blair.Not sure what i would do with him but death is the only way to get rid of that POS.
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 15 October, 2009, 05:49:54 PM
May I politely suggest that the RIP thread isn't the kind of place for this DEATH WISH kind of stuff.

Actually, I can't think of anywhere that might be suitable for it.

Oh hang on, wasn't there a thread called SECOND UP AGAINST THE WALL started several years back that was just the place for this kind of thing.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 15 October, 2009, 06:06:19 PM
No problem.
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 15 October, 2009, 08:22:09 PM
May I politely suggest that the RIP thread isn't the kind of place for this DEATH WISH kind of stuff.

Actually, I can't think of anywhere that might be suitable for it.

Oh hang on, wasn't there a thread called SECOND UP AGAINST THE WALL started several years back that was just the place for this kind of thing.

Sorry, chief, you're right of course.  I don't really wish any kind of death on Mr Byrne, but yeah, it's not a thread for cynical jokes.
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 15 October, 2009, 11:12:18 PM
The wrestler, manager and actor, Lou Albano.
He was also Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w2fi_f5OLY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w2fi_f5OLY)
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 15 October, 2009, 11:27:12 PM
Though his heyday was long before my time as a fan Lou Albano left an indelible mark on the wrestling business. You don't have to look very far to see his influence.

It's sad that he's practically forgotten amongst most younger fans who look at those influenced by those influenced by him and don't see the history. I guess thats the way of the world though.

 
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 17 October, 2009, 08:11:31 PM
Not seen this reported elsewhere yet but over at 'Comics ahould be good' they've reported George Tuska veteran comics artist has passed away at the rip old age of 93.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/10/16/r-i-p-george-tuska/ (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/10/16/r-i-p-george-tuska/)
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 17 October, 2009, 08:21:25 PM
Not seen this reported elsewhere yet but over at 'Comics ahould be good' they've reported George Tuska veteran comics artist has passed away at the ripE old age of 93.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/10/16/r-i-p-george-tuska/ (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/10/16/r-i-p-george-tuska/)

Sorry about the unfortunate rather freudian typo.
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 17 October, 2009, 08:46:55 PM
Not seen this reported elsewhere yet but over at 'Comics ahould be good' they've reported George Tuska veteran comics artist has passed away... http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/10/16/r-i-p-george-tuska/ (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/10/16/r-i-p-george-tuska/)
Sad to read that. He was the definitive Iron Man artist for me as a kid.
(http://funnybookfanatic.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ironman5.jpg?w=252&h=374)
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 21 October, 2009, 03:37:42 PM
Joseph Wiseman (http://commanderbond.net/7966/joseph-wiseman-1918-2009.html)
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 21 October, 2009, 03:52:52 PM
Vic Mizzy, died 19th October aged 93, amongst songs he wrote and music he composed he wrote the theme tune to this and sang it and directed the title sequence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVDJvrBFDDc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVDJvrBFDDc&feature=related)

I bet you are all singing along now ;)
: Re: RIPs
: wild-seven 21 October, 2009, 07:17:32 PM
Just a little note to mark the passing of Ludovic Kennedy; writer, humanitarian, campaigner, all round great man
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 21 October, 2009, 07:39:21 PM
Indeed, a sad loss.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 21 October, 2009, 07:41:43 PM
Just a little note to mark the passing of Ludovic Kennedy; writer, humanitarian, campaigner, all round great man
yes, read about that yesterday, very sad. A great campaigner - against people being killed for crimes they may not have committed, but in favour of people killing themslelves if they so wish. Eminently sensible position in my opinion. And proof that a strong moral compass does not require a belief in the supernatural.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 21 October, 2009, 11:59:28 PM
Sadly Kanye West isn't dead in spite of what you may have been told.
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 22 October, 2009, 12:17:02 AM
Vic Mizzy, died 19th October aged 93, amongst songs he wrote and music he composed he wrote the theme tune to this and sang it and directed the title sequence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVDJvrBFDDc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVDJvrBFDDc&feature=related)

I bet you are all singing along now ;)

How did I miss THIS?? A sad, sad day...
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 22 October, 2009, 12:25:03 AM
Sadly Kanye West isn't dead in spite of what you may have been told.

Death comes to everyone eventually but Kanye West probably thinks he is a god or immortal.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 03 November, 2009, 09:45:33 PM
Claude Levi-Strauss.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/03/claude-levi-strauss-obituary
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 05 November, 2009, 12:42:56 AM
Rumours of my demise, etc (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8343576.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 06 November, 2009, 02:37:05 PM
Josette Baujot, Herge's colourist.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/05/josette-baujot-obituary (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/05/josette-baujot-obituary)
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 11 November, 2009, 03:34:36 PM
Don't expect too many people will have heard of this goalkeeper. But still worth mentioning, in the wake of his suicide whilst at the height of his career. Just seems a sad tale, and this sort of thing makes me grateful for what I do have, rather than what I don't. And simply for that, I thought it's worth sharing.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/8353733.stm
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 11 November, 2009, 03:55:01 PM
He was going to be Germany's number one for the world cup. Sad news indeed, just shows you that you can finally attain your ultimate goal in life but depression can say otherwise.
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 16 November, 2009, 12:01:32 PM
Edward Woodward, RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 16 November, 2009, 12:07:24 PM
Ah damn, that's a shame.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 16 November, 2009, 12:09:02 PM
Terrible news, Satch!  A sad day for me.  One of the greats....
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 16 November, 2009, 12:24:30 PM
You said it, Mike.

Very saddened to hear this news.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 16 November, 2009, 12:36:39 PM
Edward Woodward, RIP.

Shamed, RIP Edward, always remember you for The Wicker Man, and Breaker Morant (as it was mentioned in final graphic novel of Preacher....
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 16 November, 2009, 12:48:47 PM
Very sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 16 November, 2009, 12:55:40 PM
Oh no... That really is a loss.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 16 November, 2009, 12:57:03 PM
Even the weakest thing he did, The Equaliser for telly, was brilliantly played.  He never gave less than 100%.  Genius.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 16 November, 2009, 01:22:41 PM
I remember the Equaliser inbtween watching reruns of Hunter, Automan,Knight Rider and A-team.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 16 November, 2009, 02:57:54 PM
That's a shame. We watched the Equalizer religiously when I was a kid.







V
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 16 November, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
Even the weakest thing he did, The Equaliser

Did you not see Crusade? Admittedly he was only in one episode and it was stunt casting to put him alongside his son who was one of the leads but God it was dire. A flawed show to begin with, that episode was just atrocious. I doubt he knew what he was getting himself into.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 16 November, 2009, 03:18:36 PM
I didn't.  The whole thing looked deeply crap so I avoided it (a tactic I've used on 24, Lost and, ooooh, hundreds of other shows that looked like they'd get my goat).
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 16 November, 2009, 03:53:26 PM
I've only seen two or three episodes of Callan from back when I was VHS tape trading, but what I saw was pretty amazing.  Hell of a talent!
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 16 November, 2009, 03:55:36 PM
Shame. He really was a great talent. RIP Edward.
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 16 November, 2009, 04:40:40 PM
Yeah, just heard there was a late Equalizer, he did a fantastic turn in Hot Fuzz. A real great.
: Re: RIPs
: JamesC 16 November, 2009, 05:10:51 PM
Ah, that's a shame, I really liked Edward Woodward. My nanny used to let me stay up and watch the Equaliser when I was a little boy.

I once had to write a story about where I lived using only two sentences (it was an A-level English excercise). Mine was:

Edward Woodward went for a swim in the sea and banged his head on a bit of drift wood wood wood. It was in Gorleston.
: Re: RIPs
: Professor Bear 16 November, 2009, 05:26:09 PM
That's a shame to hear.

Beaten to mentioning Crusade, a show whose ambition outstripped the abilities of those involved to make television, though I notice that all the tv shows Mike Gloady mentions starred Daniel Day Kim - what's your beef with Koreans, Mike?

Woodward did that binmen show that got on my tits, but he also did Wicker Man, Callan, Equalizer - quality shows that rightly overshadow his odd miss.
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 16 November, 2009, 07:15:31 PM
See ya, Eddie, you'll be missed. The Wicker Man is still one of my all-time favourites, and Nicholas Cage and his piss-weak remake only serve to show how Mr Woodward's talent shone in the real film.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 16 November, 2009, 08:09:38 PM
We are all Equalised in death.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 16 November, 2009, 08:18:12 PM
Great sham, though I glad he got to doi a bit of Eastenders only recently.

He was married to Michelle Dotrice, 'Betty' of Some Mothers Do 'Av 'Em...I think it was Terry Wogan who once said that when they were together you "couldn't see Woodward for Dotrice".
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 16 November, 2009, 08:44:00 PM
Sad to hear that Edward Woodward passed away. What is quite weird is that I was playing the Equalizer theme tune on Spotify just a few days ago as I was trying to find the Rumblefish soundtrack.
: Re: RIPs
: wild-seven 16 November, 2009, 09:44:58 PM
I'm watching 'Hot Fuzz' in his honour
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 16 November, 2009, 09:46:12 PM
Derek B
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8363336.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8363336.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 16 November, 2009, 09:55:00 PM
Heart attack at 44! That's bloody scary. One of the first rappers I ever heard. Sad News.
: Re: RIPs
: Zarjazzer 16 November, 2009, 10:07:43 PM
RIP Edward Woodward. Met the great equaliser. That episode of Callan (I suppose ironic now) and called "That 'ull be the day" (that I die) is just a classic of TV.
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 16 November, 2009, 10:11:08 PM
Derek B?! Man, that's no age to check out... That first record was great.
: Re: RIPs
: Christov 16 November, 2009, 11:42:24 PM
Poor old Eddie. May have to watch The Wicker Man this weekend now.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 18 November, 2009, 04:44:14 PM
A friend and all around lovely guy, Skinny from ColdWar (as mentioned in an ABC Warriors story recently) passed away last night

Very sad

Here he is singing with his old band Coitus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAfm8yNMv-Y

RIP

: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 02 December, 2009, 07:59:47 PM
Maggie Jones - Blance Hunt in Corrie died today
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 02 December, 2009, 08:01:30 PM
I see Paul O'grady's dog Buster died the other day!
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 02 December, 2009, 08:15:45 PM
Maggie Jones - Blance Hunt in Corrie died today
Watching Corrie right now funnily enough. That's very sad, Blanche was by far and away the best character in it, always ready with a withering put down or cynical opinion. My favourite Blanche line was when the Platts were having one of their dramas in the middle of the street: "That Gail Platt - she's only happy when she's got someone's hands around her throat."
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 02 December, 2009, 08:44:41 PM
oh thats sad. avid corrie viewers we are in my house. blanche was magic. :-( sbt
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 03 December, 2009, 09:50:27 AM
Ah, she was my mum's favourite by miles.  I wasn't a fan of the show, or soaps in general, but now my mum's gone I can't even hear the music without crying.  Blanche was comedy gold.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 03 December, 2009, 06:01:23 PM
Robert Holdstock, author of "Mythago Wood". Sad news.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/dec/02/robert-holdstock-obituary (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/dec/02/robert-holdstock-obituary)
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 03 December, 2009, 06:12:05 PM
Robert Holdstock, author of "Mythago Wood". Sad news.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/dec/02/robert-holdstock-obituary (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/dec/02/robert-holdstock-obituary)

A real loss that one.
He also wrote a series of horror novels called Nighthunter under a pseudonym which made a lasting impression on the young me.
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 03 December, 2009, 06:25:11 PM
He also wrote a series of horror novels called Nighthunter under a pseudonym which made a lasting impression on the young me.

Not forgetting the most important work of fiction EVAH in the lives of young nerds of --ahem-- a certain age: the novel that accompanied the 5.5" floppy version of Elite!

Cheers

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 03 December, 2009, 06:47:37 PM
Holdstok was that rare thing - a fantasy author I could read without wincing and/or retching semi-regularly.  Shame.

I remember the Elite novella, too.  Didn't realise it was him though.
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 04 December, 2009, 10:04:19 AM
Actor Richard Todd. 90.  :(

Actually parachuted into France on D-Day and then went on to star in the film of it The Longest Day.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 04 December, 2009, 10:14:43 AM
He also wrote a series of horror novels called Nighthunter under a pseudonym which made a lasting impression on the young me.

Not forgetting the most important work of fiction EVAH in the lives of young nerds of --ahem-- a certain age: the novel that accompanied the 5.5" floppy version of Elite!

Cheers

Jim

True!
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 04 December, 2009, 10:55:19 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8394812.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8394812.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 04 December, 2009, 12:51:12 PM
made a post, decided it was bollax, but can't delete it, only edit it to delete the text. Move along, nothing to see here!
: Re: RIPs
: satchmo 04 December, 2009, 12:52:36 PM
Sad news about Robert Holdstock. I read Mythago Wood again last year, it's a brilliant book.
: Re: RIPs
: wild-seven 04 December, 2009, 10:17:31 PM
RIP Richard Todd, He was a true hero - I can't say anything more
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 05 December, 2009, 01:05:18 AM
Sad news about Robert Holdstock. I read Mythago Wood again last year, it's a brilliant book.

Mmmm, amazing stuff, some good sequels too. The Dark Wheel was a genuinely inspirational part of the greatest game ever, and there were some nice boobies in The Emerald Forest.  Covered all the bases really, intelligent fantasy, BBC Micro games and the norks of First Peoples.  Well done that man!
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 20 December, 2009, 07:25:58 PM
Brittany Murphy, apparently. 32.
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 20 December, 2009, 07:37:30 PM
Brittany Murphy, apparently. 32.

That's sad.  I liked her in Clueless and King of the Hill.
: Re: RIPs
: mygrimmbrother 20 December, 2009, 08:26:36 PM
WHAT?? No..!
: Re: RIPs
: Van Dom 20 December, 2009, 08:49:21 PM
Ah shitfuck.

In the words of Ram Sweeny from the movie Heathers: "Jesus God in Heaven, why'd you have to kill such hot snatch?"

But seriously - that really sucks. Saw her in Drive with Mark Dacascos all those years ago and been a fan ever since....

Real shame.
: Re: RIPs
: Van Dom 20 December, 2009, 09:17:02 PM
Brittany Murphy was great in this. That quirky, childlike innocence thing she had going on. Goshdarnit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEL_JiwOHoI
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 20 December, 2009, 10:59:25 PM
Brittany Murphy, apparently. 32.

what? fuck! as was watch dvd of Sin City last night, RIP Brittany Murphy :(

also RIP Joe McElderry's career as Rage Against The Machine beat Joe McElderry to claim the Christmas number one
: Re: RIPs
: Christov 21 December, 2009, 03:26:53 AM
Like Joe's career wasn't already doomed to last a year, if that.
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 21 December, 2009, 03:35:57 AM
Well, I just logged on here from the MSN news page, where I saw the news about Brittany Murphy. It's a while since a celebrity death has shocked me like that.

Really sad. I had a thing for her in movies. Doubly sobering is the fact the she was the same age as me. RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 21 December, 2009, 07:07:12 AM
Brittany Murphy was great in this. That quirky, childlike innocence thing she had going on. Goshdarnit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEL_JiwOHoI

I jkust read that on my news page. What a shame.

(http://ninemsn.com.au/img/2009/news/2112_murphjy_nh_sp.jpg)

Her hubby has been acting very suspiciously since it happened.

http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=549685&showcomments=true&rss=yes (http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=549685&showcomments=true&rss=yes)

Despite her comeliness, I don't think she's ever really been healthy and every movie Iv'e seen seen her in since Clueless. Where I remember her more full bodied looks. I think there was a problem with anorexia. As far she appears, I've always admired her, but I knew there was always a problem with her health.

About seeiing the film Clueless. I was always hanging around the city in those days. I was lonely, bored and I had the money to burn. Before cable television, the movies were alwys a pleasant diversion, not matter what I brought tickets for.

: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 21 December, 2009, 08:16:30 PM
It is a real shame and at such a young age too.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 30 December, 2009, 07:40:46 PM
Tim Hart, founder member of Steeleye Span.

A band that doesn't have much steet cred these days, but if it wasn't for the folk-rock pioneers in Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention, a huge chunk of British heritage would've simply died out. The folk purists hated them, but they reinvented traditional British songs as something alive and relevant. Countless modern performers owe them a great debt for this enduring cultural legacy.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 30 December, 2009, 08:15:03 PM
Tim Hart, founder member of Steeleye Span.

A band that doesn't have much steet cred these days, but if it wasn't for the folk-rock pioneers in Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention, a huge chunk of British heritage would've simply died out. The folk purists hated them, but they reinvented traditional British songs as something alive and relevant. Countless modern performers owe them a great debt for this enduring cultural legacy.

Its a shame that they are mostly remembered for a novelty song that was All Around My Hat because its not really representative of their music.A couple of their LPs featured members of Fairport Convention.The critics love Fairport convention but they rarely mention Steeleye Span.

One of the members of Steeleye Span lived or still does live in Hastings.He was the guitarist but i dont recall his name .Having checked pictures it was Tim Hart that i used to talk to sometimes because i had a summer job selling ice creams outside the cafe on the West Hill and he used to bring all his kids round to buy them ice creams.
: Re: RIPs
: O Lucky Stevie! 31 December, 2009, 06:34:15 AM
Rowland S Howard, who you may know of from The Birthday Party

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/31/2783381.htm (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/31/2783381.htm)

Top bloke whenever he came into the radio station for an interview & play a few tunes live to air.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 31 December, 2009, 09:07:50 AM
Rowland S Howard, who you may know of from The Birthday Party
That's sad. I didn't even know he was ill.
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 31 December, 2009, 03:40:07 PM
Chas Balun- artist, writer, critic, journalist, famous for his GORE SCORE, MORE GORE SCORE and Horror Holocaust books. A seminal voice of my youth. Dies of some form of cancer on December 18th, aged 61.

SBT
: Re: RIPs
: O Lucky Stevie! 04 January, 2010, 04:59:19 AM
That's sad. I didn't even know he was ill.

I'm not surprised Cosh, he kept it pretty much under his hat & didn't announce anything until very recently. Like a month or two ago.

So very much like Rowland from my experience of meeting this softly spoken man. My abiding memory shall be of espying Rowland through an open doorway, tuning up before going head to head with the Drivel Brothers.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 07 January, 2010, 12:31:28 PM
Tsutomu Yamaguchi (died 4 January 2010) -  Survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 07 January, 2010, 12:34:51 PM
Survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings

Does that count as good luck or bad luck? 

More seriously, hard to imagine what he must have witnessed.
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 07 January, 2010, 12:37:20 PM
If i ever think I've had a bad week I'm gonna think about this guy.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 07 January, 2010, 01:54:40 PM
Survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings

Does that count as good luck or bad luck? 

More seriously, hard to imagine what he must have witnessed.

From Wikipedia: Speaking about the recognition Yamaguchi said; "My double radiation exposure is now an official government record. It can tell the younger generation the horrifying history of the atomic bombings even after I die."


Looks like they'll be doing some tests on his corpse to see what side effects he would have had.

If i ever think I've had a bad week I'm gonna think about this guy.

From Wikipedia: In 2009 Yamaguchi learned that he was dying of stomach cancer, which may have been brought on by the bombings.

Looks like the cancer was one of the side effects.
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 12 January, 2010, 06:19:39 PM
Miep Gies (11th January 2010) - Woman who saved Anne Frank's dairy without EVER reading it died from a short illness caused by a fall, aged 100.
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: wild-seven 12 January, 2010, 06:42:38 PM
Miep Gies (11th January 2010) - Woman who saved Anne Frank's dairy without EVER reading it died from a short illness caused by a fall, aged 100.

She was an amazing woman RIP
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: Daveycandlish 12 January, 2010, 08:41:10 PM
Another inspiring person who died recently; Kim Peake - the autistic savant who was the inspiration for Rain Man. Heart attack at 59
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: Christov 13 January, 2010, 11:03:06 PM
Considering Yamaguchi was nuked twice, he lived to a bloody ripe old age.
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: JOE SOAP 13 January, 2010, 11:08:52 PM
Nukes build character.
: Re: RIPs
: Christov 14 January, 2010, 03:15:31 PM
That's what my old dad used to say.

Crazy bastard.
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: Buddy 14 January, 2010, 05:26:31 PM
Another inspiring person who died recently; Kim Peake - the autistic savant who was the inspiration for Rain Man. Heart attack at 59

Oh wow... shocked by that, sorry to hear it.

As the father of an autistic boy i tend to pick up on autistic news and events but this has passed me by.

Sad.
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: Dandontdare 15 January, 2010, 02:43:53 PM
Teddy Pendergrass, aged just 59
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: Peter Wolf 16 January, 2010, 02:09:35 AM
Just a thought for the thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti.
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: johnnystress 16 January, 2010, 04:18:35 PM
Guitar ace, Mick Green of The Pirates RIP


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: Trout 19 January, 2010, 03:45:35 PM
Bill McLaren, voice of Scottish rugby. I'm pretty sad about this. :(
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: johnnystress 19 January, 2010, 04:08:55 PM
Kate McGarrigle

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/01/19/mcgarrigle-kate-obit.html

Canadian folk and roots music singer Kate McGarrigle, best known for her work with her sister, Anna, as the McGarrigle Sisters, has died at age 63.

McGarrigle, born in Montreal, died Monday night after battling a rare form of cancer, confirmed her brother-in-law, journalist Dane Lanken.

The mother of musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright through her previous marriage with American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, McGarrigle is a music industry icon in her own right.
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: Something Fishy 19 January, 2010, 08:07:19 PM
Bill McLaren, voice of Scottish rugby. I'm pretty sad about this. :(

That's sad news and a huge loss.  He was the voice of rugby for me and was so knowledgeable passionate about the game and fair minded.   A real legend.
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: Albion 19 January, 2010, 09:39:46 PM
Canadian folk and roots music singer Kate McGarrigle, best known for her work with her sister, Anna, as the McGarrigle Sisters, has died at age 63.

Sad to hear that.
The McGarrigle Sisters also worked on the Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds album, No More Shall We Part.
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: Dandontdare 19 January, 2010, 09:43:35 PM
He was the voice of rugby for me

I've heard that phrase about a dozen times today - it's not the most imaginative nickname is it?

sad news about Kate McGarrigle though - that's some talented genes there.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 24 January, 2010, 07:19:34 PM
Jean Simmons, British film star. You'll all have at least seen her in Star Trek the Next Generation, sadly no longer with us.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001739/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001739/)
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: TordelBack 24 January, 2010, 07:38:07 PM
JYou'll all have at least seen her in Star Trek the Next Generation, sadly no longer with us.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001739/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001739/)

And Spartacus, surely! 
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 24 January, 2010, 07:39:12 PM
I was thinking of the younger members on here!
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 24 January, 2010, 08:33:11 PM
heard that one on the radio today and my first thought was the dude from Kiss...
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 25 January, 2010, 11:19:51 AM
Scorpions

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8478359.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8478359.stm)
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: Albion 25 January, 2010, 11:39:36 AM
Scorpions

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8478359.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8478359.stm)

I never liked the Scorpions much until I saw them live. I saw them support Judas Priest a few years back and didn't expect them to be any good and they rocked! They were actually better than the rather disappointing Judas Priest.

They'll be back in a few years for a reunion tour just like everyone else.
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: Dandontdare 25 January, 2010, 01:08:35 PM
Scorpions

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8478359.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8478359.stm)

I remember that bubble gum boobie cover was rather controversial when I was at school. Ah, innocent days!

This could just be a clever way of getting publicity for a new album and tour - as Albion says, there's always the option of reunions down the line. How many "final tours" did Quo have?
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: SuperSurfer 26 January, 2010, 02:30:32 AM
John Berry, Ladybird book artist. In those days they were called 'commercial artists'. I always thought there was something humble about that.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/22/john-berry-obituary
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: Pete Wells 26 January, 2010, 07:33:09 PM
My car  :(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/IMG_0267.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 26 January, 2010, 07:40:27 PM
Knock the wing out a bit and it will be good as new.







V
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: uncle fester 26 January, 2010, 07:58:08 PM
For banger racing, maybe...


Bloody hell Pete, you really should stop running old ladies down at bus stops.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 28 January, 2010, 06:38:14 PM
 JD Salinger

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8486169.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 28 January, 2010, 08:18:05 PM
Wow. JD. He must have had a good run. Already a syllabus read by the 60's.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 28 January, 2010, 08:19:42 PM
Didn't he recently sue the author of a crappy Catcher in The Rye sequel for plagiarism? Anyone know how that turned out?
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: Daveycandlish 28 January, 2010, 08:51:42 PM
And more importantly, Zelda Rubinstein, the munchkin psychic from the Poltergeist movies died today aged 76.

(What can I say? I like Poltergeist better than catcher in the Rye!) :o
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: I, Cosh 28 January, 2010, 08:58:07 PM
See more Glass!
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 28 January, 2010, 08:59:03 PM
(What can I say? I like Poltergeist better than catcher in the Rye!)

Me too! Although, in Catcher's defence, I think the main reason I disliked it was that I read it for the first time in my 20s. I suspect that if I'd read it as a teen, I'd be praising Holden Caulfield as a hero rather than wanting to punch him for being a whiny twat.
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: Proudhuff 28 January, 2010, 09:02:59 PM
Read it as a teenager still wanted to punch his whingey yankee lights out
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 28 January, 2010, 09:18:57 PM
Read it as a teenager still wanted to punch his whingey yankee lights out

Mmmm... back to the drawing board then...
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: Roger Godpleton 28 January, 2010, 11:27:37 PM
Read it as a teen shortly after reading A Clockwork Orange and it paled. PALED.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 29 January, 2010, 01:41:26 PM
Martin Grace (1942-2010) - James Bond stunt coordinator and double aged 67
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: worldshown 29 January, 2010, 02:07:37 PM
I think the main reason I disliked it was that I read it for the first time in my 20s. I suspect that if I'd read it as a teen, I'd be praising Holden Caulfield as a hero rather than wanting to punch him for being a whiny twat.

Similar story to me. I was in my early 30s when I read "Catcher In The Rye" and only read it because it was so heavily referenced in the first series of "Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex". I got the feeling that to have got the most out of the book I should have read it in my teens.
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: staticgirl 29 January, 2010, 02:18:16 PM
Read it in my teens and wanted to punch the over-privileged twonk.
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: I, Cosh 29 January, 2010, 02:46:13 PM
I'd never been aware of having met anyone who didn't like Catcher in the Rye before, so this outpouring of hate (here and elsewhere) has really taken me by surprise.

I first read it when I was a whingey 14 year old and absolutely loved it. I've not reread it for a while but it hadn't lost its appeal on numerous rereads. You'll be having a pop at The Breakfast Club next!
Read it in my teens and wanted to punch the over-privileged twonk.
If anything, it had the opposite effect on me: an appreciation that rich people could have feelings too.
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 29 January, 2010, 03:01:15 PM
Yeah have to say I'm surprised by the number of people who don't like 'Catcher in the Rye'. Don't mind, each to their own and all that but just never come across it before. I thought it was great book if not the classic its said to be.
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 29 January, 2010, 04:03:54 PM
Read it as a teen, I really enjoyed it and I'm still very fond of it, although I did think that Franny and Zooey was a better book.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 29 January, 2010, 06:06:59 PM
You can add me to The Catcher.... haters too. I read it last year after hearing so many things about it over the years and was extremely disappointed.
: Re: RIPs
: Jared Katooie 31 January, 2010, 11:51:17 PM
We got a call on Friday to say that my Dad had been found dead. We don't know yet what happened, but it may have been a heart attack.

I'll miss you, Dad.


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: COMMANDO FORCES 01 February, 2010, 12:01:14 AM
Sorry to hear that Jaded. My thoughts are with you.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 01 February, 2010, 12:23:29 AM
Blimey, Jared. Sorry to hear that. I'd like to think that you're a friend and it's sad to see this happen to you. I hope you can make it through this period.
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: Trout 01 February, 2010, 12:28:03 AM
Bloody hell, Jared. Tough time. All the best.
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: Hoagy 01 February, 2010, 12:29:00 AM
Fuck nooooo. That is awful news.
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: SuperSurfer 01 February, 2010, 12:55:20 AM
So sorry to hear the terrible news Jared. Thoughts are with you.
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: I, Cosh 01 February, 2010, 01:00:08 AM
Sorry to hear that Jared. Tough times but I hope you can get through it.
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: HdE 01 February, 2010, 01:13:26 AM
Dear Lord, Jared. Awful news. So sorry. Thoughts are with you at this time.
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 01 February, 2010, 07:01:08 AM
Very sorry to read this, Jared!  Best wishes to your family.
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: Richmond Clements 01 February, 2010, 07:08:08 AM
Best wishes, Jared.
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: Pete Wells 01 February, 2010, 07:28:02 AM
A collective board hug sent to Jared.
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: Kerrin 01 February, 2010, 07:37:24 AM
Condolences and best wishes Jared.
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: Colin YNWA 01 February, 2010, 08:30:35 AM
Terrible news Jared my condolences.
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: uncle fester 01 February, 2010, 08:57:56 AM
Sorry for your loss, Jared.
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: wild-seven 01 February, 2010, 08:58:49 AM
I'm very sorry to hear that Jared, my thoughts are with you and your family X
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: Van Dom 01 February, 2010, 09:11:51 AM
Very sorry to hear that Jared. Best wishes to you and your family.
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: Jim_Campbell 01 February, 2010, 09:18:03 AM
Condolences, Jared. Very best to you and your family.

Jim
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: Kev Levell 01 February, 2010, 10:01:37 AM
So sorry for your loss. Take care.
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: mygrimmbrother 01 February, 2010, 11:45:51 AM
Very sorry to hear that Jared. Take care of yourself and your loved ones mate.
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 01 February, 2010, 11:50:57 AM
Thoughts are with you Jared.

I really hate reading this thread sometimes. :-(
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: Professor Bear 01 February, 2010, 12:08:49 PM
Really sorry for your loss, Jared.  Condolences to you and your family.
: Re: RIPs
: Banners 01 February, 2010, 12:17:01 PM
Blimey... take care.

M@
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 01 February, 2010, 12:44:23 PM
My thoughts are with you Jared.




filip
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 01 February, 2010, 01:11:13 PM
Jared,

No amount of typing will make it feel easier to cope with - but hopefully it'll have the effect that similar good wishes and condolences had for me recently in a similar situation.  My dad died with little warning and I'd have to say that's harder to cope with in many ways than my mother's long protracted illness.  Make sure you keep in touch with your friends and family - it's very easy to retreat into a corner and ignore the world but it's not healthy.

Should you need to, my PM inbox is open to you at any time.  Best of luck and I'm really really sorry to hear of your loss.
: Re: RIPs
: Bolt-01 01 February, 2010, 01:19:43 PM
Blimey Jared, really sorry to hear that.

Sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Dave
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: The Legendary Shark 01 February, 2010, 01:36:33 PM
My deepest condolences to you and yours, Jared.

Mark.
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: Dandontdare 01 February, 2010, 01:42:25 PM
That's rough mate, best wishes.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 01 February, 2010, 01:47:42 PM
Sad to hear that Jared.
My Dad died very suddenly 15 years ago, and my Mum soon after. It's a terribly sad and hard thing but I found the happy memories helped me through.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 01 February, 2010, 04:13:19 PM
Sorry to hear that Jared.
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: vzzbux 01 February, 2010, 08:36:20 PM
Thoughts with you Jared.








V
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 01 February, 2010, 08:44:16 PM
My sincere condolences Jared, take care, Sir.
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: satchmo 01 February, 2010, 08:50:09 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that Jared. Take care mate.
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: JayzusB.Christ 02 February, 2010, 01:06:09 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Jared.  I hope you and your family are coping, though I know it must be very, very hard.
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 02 February, 2010, 01:56:10 PM
Shit, Jared. Not a lot I can add to what everyone else has said. Take care, man.
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: TordelBack 02 February, 2010, 06:01:26 PM
Sorry to hear your sad news, Jared.  Sincerest sympathies to you and yours, sudden loss is its very own brand of nightmare.
: Re: RIPs
: Colin MacNeil 02 February, 2010, 10:10:00 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss, Jared.
 
"I would have you raise me; I can see the west then:
I would see the sun set once before I go."
So he lay a-gazing, seemed to be at rest then,
Quiet as a spirit in the golden glow.
So he lay a-watching rosy castles crumbling,
Moats of blind amber, bastions of flame,
Rugged rifts of opal, crimson turrets tumbling;
So he lay a-dreaming till the shadows came.

R.W.Service
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: COMMANDO FORCES 03 February, 2010, 04:52:10 PM
Justin Mentell aged 27.

Former BOSTON LEGAL actor JUSTIN MENTELL has died in a tragic car crash.
Mentell was not wearing a seatbelt when his jeep swerved off a road near Madison, Wisconsin and went down an embankment, smashing into two trees
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 03 February, 2010, 04:55:06 PM
Former BOSTON LEGAL actor JUSTIN MENTELL has died in a tragic car crash.
Mentell was not wearing a seatbelt when his jeep swerved off a road near Madison, Wisconsin and went down an embankment, smashing into two trees

Terrible. The brother in law of a colleague of my wife died in a car accident a few days ago in Mauritius. The car drove off the edge of a cliff!
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 05 February, 2010, 08:37:32 AM
I've just caught up on this thread after some time away. Jared, I'm really sorry for your loss. I realise this is late, but I sincerely hope you and your family are coping.

SBT
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: Jared Katooie 06 February, 2010, 11:17:44 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys.

My family and I are doing OK at the moment. We're trying to stay as positive as possible, as my Dad would have wanted it that way.

Dad had a pretty dark sense of humour, so I'm sure he would have derived great amusement from all the mishaps that occurred during the funeral mass. Squeaking microphone, hiccuping baby, his hapless son not being told that he was supposed to bring the wine up to the altar etc. etc.

It's been hard, but I guess I'm going to be alright.



: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 07 February, 2010, 12:58:25 AM
Good to hear. 

And just incase you're NOT alright at any point, having been in a very similar position only 4 months ago, I can say that sometimes, later, you might almost feel stupid for saying "I'm still having a hard time" so if you ARE, at any point, PM me. 
: Re: RIPs
: wild-seven 07 February, 2010, 12:00:15 PM
RIP Sir Johnny Dankworth
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 07 February, 2010, 12:49:19 PM
Ian Carmichael

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8502006.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 11 February, 2010, 05:08:57 PM
McQueen

http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=152119342
: Re: RIPs
: The Doctor Alt 8 11 February, 2010, 05:12:36 PM
Dan O’Bannon: Sci-Fi writer


Dan O’Bannon was never quite famous, but his name was revered by fans of science-fiction cinema. He wrote Alien (1979) and Total Recall (1990), worked on special effects for Star Wars (1977), and collaborated closely with John Carpenter on his debut film Dark Star (1974), in which O’Bannon also played one of the main characters.


He was a purist, keen to defend the artistic and narrative integrity of his films. He repeatedly fell out with collaborators, responding to a critic’s negative comments on Alien with a long letter of agreement. “The script that was committed to the film was self-contradictory, confusing, one-dimensional, clichéd and bargain-basement as science-fiction,” he wrote in a letter to Starburst magazine. He blamed the producers.


Most viewers seemed to think Alien worked well enough — the film was an international hit, spawned a franchise, proved enormously influential and currently figures in the Top 50 films of all time, as voted for by the public on the Internet Movie Database website. Its success helped generate interest in O’Bannon’s other projects and he might have made more were he a little more ready to compromise his visions.


Born in St Louis in 1946, he studied film at the University of Southern California, where he met John Carpenter. Dark Star began as a student film about four astronauts whose job it is to travel through space blowing up unstable planets. They are accompanied by a pet alien, a beachball with claws. O’Bannon and Carpenter wrote it together and financed the original 45-minute, 16mm version themselves, with Carpenter directing and O’Bannon doing virtually everything else, including acting, editing and production design. There was not much action, but a lot of humour and imagination — the ship’s captain is dead, but still conscious in the freezer, and the alien beachball is becoming increasingly belligerent. Carpenter described it as “Waiting for Godot in space”. Producer Jack H. Harris put up the money to expand it into a feature film for commercial release.


Carpenter went on to become one of Hollywood’s top directors. O’Bannon meanwhile worked on digital visual effects for Star Wars and determined that he would like to do another science-fiction film about an alien on a spaceship, but with the focus on horror rather than comedy and a purpose-built alien rather than a modified beachball.


He and Ronald Shusett co-wrote Alien and they pitched it as “Jaws in space”, though O’Bannon said his creature had been inspired by earthy bugs and the life cycle of parasitic organisms. “One thing I realised hadn’t been exploited in science fiction movies were the physical aspects,” he said. “The real world offered many examples which were extremely loathsome, and I thought, if it’s good enough for Mother Nature, maybe it will work on an audience. One review said that watching this movie was like turning over a rock and finding something disgusting. That was a pretty good description of what I was going after.”


They almost signed to do it as a low-budget feature with Roger Corman, but Walter Hill got involved as producer, reworked the script and steered it into production at 20th Century Fox. Key changes included changing the sex of the main character, played by Sigourney Weaver. O’Bannon also got one of the most memorable aliens in cinema history, designed by H.R.Giger.


O’Bannon was one of the writers on the cult sci-fi animation anthology film Heavy Metal (1981) and he and Don Jakoby co-wrote Blue Thunder (1983), a hit thriller with Roy Scheider as a police helicopter pilot. There was a spin-off TV series, to which O’Bannon also contributed, though he was unhappy about changes in the original script.


He wrote and directed the zombie horror film The Return of the Living Dead (1985), which again put a heavy emphasis on black comedy. It was a hit, there were several sequels and it retains a passionate following, though it was one of only two films O’Bannon directed. He worked with Jackoby again on the space vampire movie Lifeforce (1985) and the remake Invaders from Mars (1986).


He also continued to work with Shusett, on an adaptation of "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" (1966), a Philip K. Dick story about implanted memories. Shusett had been working on it since before meeting O’Bannon. It was eventually shot as Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger and was a major hit. But O’Bannon fell out with Shusett over the ending and again he was unhappy with the final film.


Other credits include Screamers (1995), another Philip K.Dick story that he adapted. He had been suffering from Crohn’s disease for years. He is survived by his wife and son.


Dan O’Bannon, writer, was born on September 30, 1946. He died on December 17, 2009, aged 63
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 11 February, 2010, 05:14:57 PM
He left a bloody good mark on the film world...
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 11 February, 2010, 11:31:36 PM
Alexander McQueen at age 40.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 12 February, 2010, 01:26:25 PM
Alexander McQueen at age 40.

Erm,see my post!!!
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 12 February, 2010, 01:54:39 PM
Walter Frederick Morrison, inventor of the Frisbee.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8512198.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 12 February, 2010, 04:35:45 PM
Hell, I missed Ian Carmichael.  I contend he was too old when cast as Lord Peter Wimsey, but damn if he didn't do an amazing job regardless.  That was one of the best things the BBC made in the 70s.  What a class act he was.  The climactic scene between him and Paul Darrow at the end of "Murder Must Advertise" is one of the most amazing pieces of TV ever.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 12 February, 2010, 05:07:32 PM
Charles Wilson (February 10th) - Texas politician who Tom Hanks potrayed in Charle Wilson's War died from cardiopulmonary arrest.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 12 February, 2010, 05:22:31 PM
Walter Frederick Morrison, inventor of the Frisbee.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8512198.stm
Incorrect.

The answer is Marty McFly.  Thanks for playing though.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 12 February, 2010, 07:15:13 PM
Walter Frederick Morrison, inventor of the Frisbee.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8512198.stm
Incorrect.

The answer is Marty McFly.  Thanks for playing though.

Bugger, I'd forgotten about the arsom achievements of the McFly.
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 12 February, 2010, 07:17:41 PM
Here, I'm going to teach y'all something you didn't know about television, and why Carmichael is so important.  I wrote this two years ago:

***

Now, nobody believes me when I say this, but a case can certainly be made that Lord Peter Wimsey is, from a production standpoint, one of the most important TV series to ever come out of Britain.  Here's why.  Masterpiece Theatre was a production of Boston's public TV station, WGBH, and was underwritten by Mobil.  The story goes that in the seventies, Masterpiece Theatre was getting its biggest ratings from two ongoing series which would pop up with new episodes each year: Upstairs, Downstairs and the (annual) Sayers adaptations.  After these finished, executives with Mobil spoke with WGBH about doing more mystery stories.  WGBH didn't feel that Masterpiece Theatre really needed to buy into what few mystery stories were available.  Almost nothing available in Britain in the late 70s really fit the mold, and what little there was - a short-lived series of Dick Francis adaptations and a TV movie of Peter Lovesey's novel Cribb - was really stretching the definition of "masterpiece," although a case could be made for a new series starring Leo McKern called Rumpole of the Bailey...

Well, the story goes, the Mobil exec suggested that if these weren't highbrow masterpieces and not the sort of thing Alistair Cooke would really get behind, why not start a spinoff series to feature those?

So Mystery! debuted in 1980, by which time Cribb had gone onto a series.  These and Rumpole and the Dick Francis adaptations provided the backbone for the series for its first few seasons, but the problem was that the cost of television production in the UK was rising dramatically and international co-production partners were badly needed to finance major new productions, especially as British TV moved away from videotape drama and embraced film.  So by 1983, Mystery! was really looking awfully weak since they just had TV movies and mediocre miniseries that nobody was watching, and so WGBH started looking for ways to invest in new productions that would prop up their umbrella programs, right at the same time that British TV companies started looking for financing.

The first big show to benefit from the co-productions was Granada's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - the Jeremy Brett series.  To modern eyes, that backlot that makes up Baker Street might look awfully small, but it was a huge international success, and couldn't have been made without WGBH's investment.  Nor could so many series that followed, including Central's Inspector Morse or Granada's Prime Suspect or numerous other shows which the Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! teams were helping pay for.  Possibly Poirot, Miss Marple and Campion as well, but I'd have to check.  Dozens of major British series of the 1990s had some Boston public TV and Mobil money behind them, but none of the continuing detective shows would have existed at all without WGBH's Mystery!, and that wouldn't have existed without the Ian Carmichael serials.

***
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 12 February, 2010, 07:46:41 PM
In thatcase, I'm very grateful.  Those Jeremy Brett Holmes things are running on ITV4 in the afternoons these days, been feeling very rough the last few days, they've helped.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 15 February, 2010, 08:57:59 AM
Jeremy Brett is Holmes-I love that show

to my dismay they seem to have run out of episodes this morning


on topic

rip Dick Francis

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7240946/Dick-Francis-tributes-paid-to-peoples-champion.html
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: Jim_Campbell 15 February, 2010, 09:03:59 AM
Jeremy Brett is Holmes-I love that show

My lovely wife bought me the complete set on DVD Christmas before last. I love my wife.

The thing I particularly like about the Granada 'Holmes' series is that it actually makes sense of the Holmes/Watson relationship. Where previous versions of Watson had always seemed rather, well, dim, this version was a deeply practical man which -- of course -- is precisely what is needed by a man as totally unconcerned with practical matters as Holmes.

Cheers!

Jim
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: Kerrin 15 February, 2010, 07:24:38 PM
If Brett/Holmes is on the box it doesn't matter how many times I've seen the episode before, I'll watch it. Sheer brilliance.
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: Dunk! 19 February, 2010, 02:14:32 PM
Lionel Jeffries - who always seem to be an OAP even in the 60's.

First Man on the Moon is a fav.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8524335.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8524335.stm)
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: Bolt-01 19 February, 2010, 02:20:36 PM
Aw No! Here's hoping that The amazing Mr Lumsden gets shown then.
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: Dunk! 19 February, 2010, 02:21:20 PM
First Men in The Moon sorry.
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: CraveNoir 19 February, 2010, 02:32:05 PM
Yup, Lionel Jeffries was a year younger than Dick Van Dyke when he played the grandad in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

It's sad news. I always found something deeply likeable about him as he always had an eccentric charisma on screen and I'd check every few months so see if he was still with us.

I think I'll have to watch The Colditz Story tonight, and Murder Ahoy! where he meets his match in good old Margaret Rutherford.
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: Tweak72 19 February, 2010, 02:49:55 PM
 :( :(
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: Kerrin 19 February, 2010, 05:19:16 PM
Really sad news.
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: Matt Timson 19 February, 2010, 05:54:26 PM
I know it's very late, Jared, but I'm very sorry to hear about your Dad.
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 22 February, 2010, 04:50:36 PM
Alexander Haig - Former US Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
On February 20, 2010, Haig died from complications from a staphylococcal infection after being hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on January 28, 2010.
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: Dandontdare 22 February, 2010, 04:53:07 PM
Not going to be shedding a lot of tears over that one...
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: JayzusB.Christ 23 February, 2010, 01:07:11 PM
Eugene Lambert, Irish puppeteer extraordinaire.  Not familiar to anyone outside of Ireland probably, but anyone who was a kid in the 70s and early 80s here will remember him. Met him twice, as a kid and an adult, lovely guy.
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: House of Usher 23 February, 2010, 01:18:23 PM
A bit late I know, but I was quite moved when I heard on Radio 4 in the car at 4.00pm on Friday that Lionel Jeffries had passed on. Not because at 83 he hadn't had a bad innings, but because I had a great affection for the man, his performances and his films, and because The Railway Children never ceases to make me cry. It's Jenny Agutter's last scene at the end, and the anticipation of it, that always turns me into a gibbering wreck. It was lovely hearing Sally Thomsett's reminiscences on the radio.

Lionel Jeffries was a super chap without whom British film would be missing many wonderful character performances and one of the most satisfying and moving of family films.
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: johnnystress 23 February, 2010, 01:18:28 PM
RIP

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/johnnystress/Judge_Judge.jpg)
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: JayzusB.Christ 23 February, 2010, 01:25:00 PM
Nice! (Helpful exposition - the dog's name was Judge.  He had the decency to make Judge talk when I met him a few years ago.)
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: TordelBack 23 February, 2010, 01:34:59 PM
It's Jenny Agutter's last scene at the end, and the anticipation of it, that always turns me into a gibbering wreck.

Mmmm, that's a killer line alright.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 23 February, 2010, 06:45:25 PM
Fantastic, Johnnystress. That just brought a big smile to my face, after hearing such sad news. We need more shows like the fantastic Wanderly Wagon these days.
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: JOE SOAP 23 February, 2010, 08:35:39 PM
When I first stated working in RTE (22 FEB 1999 to be precise), the actual Wanderley Wagon sat parked outside studio in all kinds of weather.
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: maryanddavid 24 February, 2010, 12:14:56 AM
RIP Eugene Lambert, I loved all the crew, Judge and Crow, Sneakey Snake scared the
sh%t out of me, I remember the Safe Cross Code with Judge and Brendan Grace. Was there a brushing you teeth campaign involving Judge as well?
A very simple show, but but very effictive. I looked into bringing the kids to the theatre last year, but between one thing and another, I presume it will be still open, didnt his family run it?

David
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: JayzusB.Christ 24 February, 2010, 12:58:27 PM
When I first stated working in RTE (22 FEB 1999 to be precise), the actual Wanderley Wagon sat parked outside studio in all kinds of weather.

My Production Design tutor in college designed the bastard.  Hence my meeting Eugene Lambert.

Frank 'Father Jack' Kelly was the bad guy in Wanderly Wagon; some kind of evil professor.  
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: TordelBack 24 February, 2010, 02:55:04 PM
I loved the Lambert Puppet Theatre on the few occasions I was lucky enough to see them live, but for some reason Wanderly Wagon scared the almighty crap out of me as a kid.  Except for Judge, obviously. 
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: Richmond Clements 26 February, 2010, 09:49:01 AM
Walter Koenig's son. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8538208.stm
Can't imagine how horrible this must be for him.
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: Bolt-01 26 February, 2010, 11:19:32 AM
Oh. that's a terrible story.
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: johnnystress 26 February, 2010, 02:54:02 PM
but for some reason Wanderly Wagon scared the almighty crap out of me as a kid. 

me too- they had a scene where that Irish sounding tune by Mike Oldfield (I think) would herald the approach of visiting Leprechaun who may or may not have been malevolent.

And it filled me with absolute dread


Very sad about W Koenings son
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: LARF 26 February, 2010, 04:50:37 PM
BBC Radio 6

BBC Asian Network

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: Colin YNWA 26 February, 2010, 05:48:26 PM
BBC Radio 6

BBC Asian Network



Not yet, not definately. I live in hope.
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: ThryllSeekyr 26 February, 2010, 07:12:25 PM
Has anybody heard of Andrew Koenig?
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: Goatilocks 26 February, 2010, 07:29:24 PM
Has anybody heard of Andrew Koenig?

He was 'Boner' in the US teen show Growing Pains. Suffered with depression all his life - tragic.
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: Eric Plumrose 26 February, 2010, 07:33:37 PM
Has anybody heard of Andrew Koenig?

He was 'Boner' in the US teen show Growing Pains. Suffered with depression all his life - tragic.

There is also THIS. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w)
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: ThryllSeekyr 26 February, 2010, 08:15:50 PM
Yes, I know Boner from Growing Pains.

Commited Suicide, I wonder what pushed him over the brink.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 28 February, 2010, 04:02:14 AM
After Walter Koenig's son we now hear about Marie Osmond's son who may have committed suicide, also due to depression, very sad.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100228/ap_en_tv/us_marie_osmond_s_son (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100228/ap_en_tv/us_marie_osmond_s_son)
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: House of Usher 02 March, 2010, 07:52:39 AM
Oh no. Daytime TV presenter Kristian Digby. That's a shocker.
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: wild-seven 02 March, 2010, 10:03:23 AM
Oh no. Daytime TV presenter Kristian Digby. That's a shocker.

It's really sad, He seemed like a nice guy - can't wait for the Daily Heil's 'sensitive' coverage
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: Richmond Clements 02 March, 2010, 10:05:22 AM
Never heard of the guy- but that's no age to be dying...
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: Mike Gloady 02 March, 2010, 12:31:52 PM
What daytime tv did he present?

Im already hearing that he died after a "solo sex game  when horribly wrong" - I predict more of this sensitive Hutchence/Carradine style coverage.
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: staticgirl 02 March, 2010, 01:06:01 PM
Property shows mainly. He seemed a very nice, slightly plummy but not too posh, funny chap who'd get on marvellously with your mum. I'm quite sad.
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: wild-seven 02 March, 2010, 01:07:26 PM
I guess we should also issue an RIP for BBC 6 Music  :(
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: Dandontdare 02 March, 2010, 01:26:35 PM
I guess we should also issue an RIP for BBC 6 Music  :(

Don't bury it yet - everybody seems to be doing frantic u-turns and insisting that it was just a suggestion, no decisions have been made yet etc. I think the backlash has taken them by surprise.

The Tory media spokesman initially welcomed the closure, but now says: "Having not listened to 6music, I took it on trust the BBC knew what it was doing ( :lol:). Several things have  happened since I spoke out. I had no strong views on 6music on Friday. I now know it is brilliant, *vote tory* with a passionate and articulate fan base *vote tory* I strongly suspect it will be saved *vote tory*" (subtext added)

Oh and David Bowie's on the case too!
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: Mike Gloady 02 March, 2010, 01:30:29 PM
It's buried.  Been announced.  Check bbc homepage.

Poo.

And yet The horror that is 1 xtra remains.  Wank.
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: Colin YNWA 02 March, 2010, 01:33:17 PM

The Tory media spokesman initially welcomed the closure, but now says: "Having not listened to 6music, I took it on trust the BBC knew what it was doing ( :lol:). Several things have  happened since I spoke out. I had no strong views on 6music on Friday. I now know it is brilliant, *vote tory* with a passionate and articulate fan base *vote tory* I strongly suspect it will be saved *vote tory*" (subtext added)


Ha! As they say a weekend is a long time in politics!

If people want to complain to the BBC Trust direct then try trust.enquiries@bbc.co.uk

Though I suspect the best course of action is to complain via other media as the BBC is rather in a corner and until people start to defend the organisation itself they will continue to have to make these sort of harsh decisions.
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: Dandontdare 02 March, 2010, 02:07:29 PM
It's buried.  Been announced.  Check bbc homepage.

Hmm, does look pretty decided, although they are still saying "expected" to close and "facing closure", so still possibility of a change of heart I guess. Won't close before end of next year in any event.
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: Roger Godpleton 03 March, 2010, 12:57:06 PM
Michael Foot.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/03/michael-foot-dies
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: Mike Gloady 03 March, 2010, 02:40:04 PM
It's odd.  He was a big hitter on the evening news in my very young days, he was everywhere.  Now he's dead.  Still, not a bad innings I guess.  Just Thatcher to go now....
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: uncle fester 03 March, 2010, 02:47:02 PM
96 as a politician isn't bad going. 96 as anything isn't bad, come to think of it. Might not have agreed with everything he said but you have to admire his sadly-now old-school approach to politics.
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: Mike Gloady 03 March, 2010, 02:52:15 PM
One of the last of the substance over style guys.  Regardless of whether or not you agreed with his stance, or whether you think that style would inevitably eventualy triumph over style in the political arena, his passing is significant, but like you say - he surely cracked up a fine score of years and that's something.
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: I, Cosh 07 March, 2010, 05:19:16 PM
Mark Linkous (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8554319.stm) out of Sparklehorse.

Happy Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJnch_ugp2c) in tribute.
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: Roger Godpleton 07 March, 2010, 06:49:50 PM
Holy shit
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: JOE SOAP 07 March, 2010, 07:09:06 PM
Michael Foot.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/03/michael-foot-dies


well that's one foot in the grave then, or two.

Sorry.
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: Mikey 09 March, 2010, 09:44:28 AM
Aw no - sad news about Linkous.

M.
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: Banners 09 March, 2010, 09:48:43 AM
ARGH! Just seen this about Mark Linkous. I adore Sparklehorse, especially "Vivadixie..." and "Good Morning Spider". Saw the full band live twice - utterly brilliant. I've been waiting on my downloaded "Dark Night of the Soul" hoping for an eventual CD release, but today may be the time to play it for the first time. Sad, sad news...

M@
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: The Doctor Alt 8 09 March, 2010, 05:37:16 PM
Robert McCall, Viking Unmanned Mars Lander, 1970 india ink and acrylic on paper mounted on board, 29 x 46 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
by Jeff Harrison
Tucson AZ (SPX) Mar 05, 2010
Internationally noted artist Robert McCall died last Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 90-year-old artist and Paradise Valley resident whose works are included in the University of Arizona Museum of Art, won decades of acclaim for his depiction of space and human space travel.
As much as anyone outside the scientific community, McCall popularized the U.S. space program with his fanciful, and often prescient, scenes of astronauts, their spacecrafts and operations on other worlds beyond Earth.

His works include a six-story high mural covering a wall at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. and the poster for the Oscar-winning 1968 Stanley Kubrick film, "2001: A Space Odyssey."

UAMA currently holds more than 200 of McCall's artwork, a sample of which were on exhibit for several months in 2008, coinciding with the UA-led NASA Phoenix Mars Mission.

Peter Wehinger, a staff astronomer and development officer at the UA Steward Observatory, said McCall followed in the footsteps of Chesley Bonestell, the artist whose work during the early and middle 20th century inspired science fiction and fueled public interest in space exploration.

Wehinger, a longtime friend of McCall and his wife, Louise, said McCall was a founding member of the astronomy board at Steward and helped fund a number of financially struggling students through the UA.

"About five or six years ago, he began to think about his work and we had many discussions about how and where they might go," Wehinger said. UAMA Director Charles Guerin, he said, gave McCall a warm and enthusiastic reception.

After several meetings at McCall's Paradise Valley studio they worked out an agreement to transfer the bulk of his work to UAMA. That included not only his paintings, but sketches, slides and even designs for the patches that NASA astronauts wore on their missions in space.

Guerin described McCall as a visionary as well as an exceptionally gifted artist.

"Bob was America's preeminent illustrator of the history of aviation, the NASA program and space flight in general. He had entree to some of the most remarkable aspects of American aviation history, including landing man on the Moon and the launch of the space shuttle.

"Much of his work was his interpretation of where we were going as a people. I don't even like to refer to it as science fiction. Bob saw the world in terms of what it would be and could be. He was an extraordinary individual."

Guerin said McCall's archives are a gift that "will allow young students to study his creative efforts, his remarkable artistic career."

McCall also spearheaded the creation of the Archive of Visual Arts at the museum. The Robert T. and Louise H. McCall Gallery at UAMA was named for the artist and his wife.

"He was the guy who would never stop working," said Wehinger. "When I visited him six months ago he had just completed a portrait of (Apollo 11 commander) Neil Armstrong for NASA and was starting on a painting for the U.S. Navy SEALS headquarters in Virginia."

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: radiator 10 March, 2010, 02:03:14 PM
Corey Haim
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: Goaty 10 March, 2010, 02:24:22 PM
totally fuck up!

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a207884/actor-corey-haim-dies-aged-38.html (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a207884/actor-corey-haim-dies-aged-38.html)

always rememeber him in The Lost Boys....

(http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/celebrity-pictures-haim-feldman-lost-boys.jpg)

But glad he managed to appears in The Lost Boys 2's ending. as it was best of that film.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WL4_1qVos8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WL4_1qVos8)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 10 March, 2010, 02:41:11 PM
Remember kids.


Just say NO!
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: uncle fester 10 March, 2010, 03:14:02 PM
Oh dear. That's too early to check out. Although until now I always thought Corey Haim was the one on the right in that picture, Goaty.....
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: James Stacey 10 March, 2010, 03:16:35 PM
Oh dear. That's too early to check out. Although until now I always thought Corey Haim was the one on the right in that picture, Goaty.....
Well he is a Corey.
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: vzzbux 10 March, 2010, 07:52:55 PM
Wow, my age. Drugs, no sympathy.

The one on the right Cory Feldman imancipated from parents  IIRC.








V
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: JOE SOAP 10 March, 2010, 08:45:53 PM
totally fuck up!

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a207884/actor-corey-haim-dies-aged-38.html (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a207884/actor-corey-haim-dies-aged-38.html)

always rememeber him in The Lost Boys....

(http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/celebrity-pictures-haim-feldman-lost-boys.jpg)

But glad he managed to appears in The Lost Boys 2's ending. as it was best of that film.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WL4_1qVos8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WL4_1qVos8)


The candle that burns twice as bright burns half...oh wait, it's Corey haim.
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: ThryllSeekyr 10 March, 2010, 10:53:47 PM
Quoting the Wikipedea Entry for Corey Haim.....

On March 10, 2010 it was reported that Corey Haim was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California and pronounced dead at 02:15 (PST) (10:15 UTC). Although police reportedly told CBS Radio News that Haim died of an apparent overdose, police now state that an autopsy will determine the cause of death.[20][21]

So, I won't say drug overdose just yet. I made that mistake with Heath Ledger

What esle could it be .....

Red krytonite.

Lest we forget......

 The Lost Boys Love that scene where he first meets the Frog brothers. Edgar and Allen in their parents store and tells them a issue of Superman has been shelved the wrong way.

The trenchcoat/bathrobe with the popped up collar.

Drive my Car Thats another great memory.

He seems diffrent now, older yes, but in this interview....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prZGEJ0rrhI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prZGEJ0rrhI&feature=related)

....like a completey different guy.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/08/Lostboys021908.jpg)

Not sure which is the real Corey, maybe thats just the acting thing.

Anyway, Since it's taking me ages to type thsi, I have just read that he had some sort of flu & there might have been a problem with the medication he was given.

I never knew him.
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: Roger Godpleton 11 March, 2010, 12:00:03 AM
24 in all likelihood.
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: JOE SOAP 11 March, 2010, 12:13:46 AM

I never knew him.



We never expected you did.
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: ThryllSeekyr 11 March, 2010, 12:21:21 AM
I said Drive my Car when I meant Licence to Drive. I think the former is thename of the Beatles song played in the film.

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: Mike Gloady 12 March, 2010, 08:35:24 PM
One of the Coreys is dead?  And nothing to do with whales?  Wow, sci-fi lies to you doesn't it?

Regardless of how someone goes out, that was way too young.  If he'd not been all fucked up on silly pills/powder/syringes maybe he'd have had a better career. He sure as shit would have had a better life.  One of my best friends went as far down as it's possible to go with regard to drug-addiction, he came back.  It's possible and there's nobody living I respect more than him. 
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: Peter Wolf 12 March, 2010, 10:29:19 PM
One of the Coreys is dead?  And nothing to do with whales?  Wow, sci-fi lies to you doesn't it?

Regardless of how someone goes out, that was way too young.  If he'd not been all fucked up on silly pills/powder/syringes maybe he'd have had a better career. He sure as shit would have had a better life.  One of my best friends went as far down as it's possible to go with regard to drug-addiction, he came back.  It's possible and there's nobody living I respect more than him. 

I dont know a thing about this particular actor but i read about this kind of thing over and over again and i have seen the damage that various drug habits can inflict upon a person over the years and i have had friends or aquaintences die because of it so i am torn between having NO sympathy for them because they are degenerates but at the same time i DO have sympathy for them as they are victims because of personal issues or that they are predisposed to addiction.Lots of factors to take into consideration.

I am 50/50 each way really.
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: Mike Gloady 12 March, 2010, 11:17:11 PM
Me too. 

Folks who come back have my respect as they've had to deal with (and continue to do so the rest of their lives) both the substance AND the reasons they got into it in the first place.  Most folks DON'T get to come back from that sort of place - it either kills them, they'll kill themselves or, rarely, they'll live a long and unhappy life and die aged 106.  In that sort of case, I try to keep as far away as possible.  Selfish I know, but I'm just not able for folks like that, I've had a few nervous breakdowns of my own and can't cope with other people's shite on top of my own (close family/spouses excepted, obviously).

Whichever way you cut it, that was no kind of age to check out.  Poor fucker.
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: Peter Wolf 12 March, 2010, 11:45:46 PM
Me too.  

Folks who come back have my respect as they've had to deal with (and continue to do so the rest of their lives) both the substance AND the reasons they got into it in the first place.  Most folks DON'T get to come back from that sort of place - it either kills them, they'll kill themselves or, rarely, they'll live a long and unhappy life and die aged 106.  In that sort of case, I try to keep as far away as possible.  Selfish I know, but I'm just not able for folks like that, I've had a few nervous breakdowns of my own and can't cope with other people's shite on top of my own (close family/spouses excepted, obviously).

Whichever way you cut it, that was no kind of age to check out.  Poor fucker.


There used to be a friend of mine who was a very talented musician and artist and intelligent and funny guy who had sporadic spells of indulging in heroin.He would come off it and bounce back but sooner or later would lapse back into it again and one time i saw him in the street in the town centre and he was looking like a complete wreck in the advanced stages of a heavy heroin habit.we talked for a short while but a fter a few minutes i just walked away simply because it was too depressing seeing him like that and i couldnt handle it.

As i was walking away he said "Peter !! dont walk away from me !!" and other things that i forget.That was the last time i saw him alive and i heard about his death through the grapevine and those words and seeing him like that is permanently engrained in my mind and i will never forget it.

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: Mike Gloady 12 March, 2010, 11:52:29 PM
I know that must be awful.  On the other hand, my close friend who we'll call Adam only managed to get the strength to kick HIS heroin habit after everyone in his life had walked away, parents included.  Now there's NOBODY I know who's more giving and devoted as a friend and family member, because in a weird way those were the people who helped him out of it.  It COULD have easily gone the other way though.......
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: Devons Daddy 13 March, 2010, 02:40:11 AM
a sad lament

to many of us have a friend from the past, whom left in this way.
the feeling of could i have done something differnt is heavy one,
truth be told,it is likley, no we could not have, but we do carry the burden.

seeing it here,is one more example of the true depth of this site,
2000ad finest collection of art and writing in the world,this site, a fine example of all that is good about the WWW.
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 13 March, 2010, 11:58:26 AM
The Philip K Dick Book A Scanner Darkly has a short list of all the drug addicts Philp used to know and their depressing endings. Several of them died but most were permanatly damaged by drug induced psychosis (including Phil you could argue.) The book also has one of the greatest lines ever written:

 For a better day, later on, when people will understand. 

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: HdE 13 March, 2010, 02:21:00 PM
It's one of the great, thorny debates, isn't it?

I've never understood how something so clearly ill perceived by society manages to attract people. It's a sad, sad business.
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: Tiplodocus 13 March, 2010, 05:14:31 PM
Possibly because, when they work, they are fantastic.
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: Mike Gloady 13 March, 2010, 05:26:35 PM
That's the thing nobody involved with the "war on drugs" ever wants to face up to.  Folks do 'em because it makes them feel good.

My degeneracy only stretches to coffee, sugar, chocolate, alcohol and brief teenage canabis experimentation.  Only the first three do ANYTHING for me.  What stopped me trying anything more hardcore?  Simple superiority complex.  It's cheap and nasty, but fuck me it worked.
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: Peter Wolf 13 March, 2010, 05:53:17 PM
The best advicethat i can give on drug use that is based on personal experience of taking them and seeing others take them to varying degrees is Moderation.I have tried them all except Crack.The majority of them i only ever tried once or twice but Hallucinogens were fantastic but i very much doubt that i will ever take them again because its like been there - done that - no need to keep repeating it.

Thats the best thing to minimise the risks that are inherent with all of them.

A friend of my father has a son who at the time was about 18 who left home to go to university or college.The next thing i heard was this individual had to give up university as he had overindulged in various substances and was now having severe mental problems which are irreversible and he now lives at home and requires constant care.

I think Skunk was one of the substances involved but i dont know what the others were but thats another life totally ruined not to mention the effect on the rest of the family and it must be heartbreaking for them.I hate Skunk as its evil stuff.

I dont think anyone can honestly claim that long term drug use does anyone any good.
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: vzzbux 13 March, 2010, 09:48:06 PM
The only drugs I have injected are the ones most people have as a child and the ones that didn't get given to us when we were in the Gulf back in 1990 and we all imagined it. But that is another debate to be had.
Totally against all illegal drugs and would never partake in the use.





V
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: Goaty 15 March, 2010, 09:07:14 AM
Peter Graves of Mission Impossible and the Airplane!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1257995/Airplane-Mission-Impossible-actor-Peter-Graves-dies-aged-83.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1257995/Airplane-Mission-Impossible-actor-Peter-Graves-dies-aged-83.html)

He was good in Stalag 17.....

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: Dunk! 15 March, 2010, 09:31:46 AM
Peter Graves.  :(

I'll be quoting "Ever seen a grown man naked?" with a hint of sadness in my voice for the next few days.
: Re: RIPs
: Eric Plumrose 15 March, 2010, 09:37:06 AM
The Secretary has already disavowed all knowledge, I'm sure.

Captain Oveur springing into action (accompanied by the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE theme) in the AIRPLANE! films is pretty much guaranteed to have me laughing like a loon. As a young teen, it was among a growing list of in-jokes (M:I repeats courtesy of DEF II) I understood without needing someone to explain it to me.

'This is a job for . . .'
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 15 March, 2010, 12:45:20 PM
Peter Graves of Mission Impossible and the Airplane!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1257995/Airplane-Mission-Impossible-actor-Peter-Graves-dies-aged-83.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1257995/Airplane-Mission-Impossible-actor-Peter-Graves-dies-aged-83.html)

He was good in Stalag 17.....



According to his agent, he died of a heart attack.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 16 March, 2010, 05:53:41 PM
He was a fair old age, but upon hearing his name at the beginning of a news story I had a horrible sinking feeling and, within a few words, was proved right.  First thing I thought of was coming to this thread to post "Do you like films about gladiators?"
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 16 March, 2010, 06:07:57 PM
Sad news about Peter Graves (confess I didn't know his name, though). Takes me back to the 1970s when I was rolling over the carpet forcing tears (with little success) having just seen the final episode of the 1960s Star Trek series. But the following week the slot was filled with Mission Impossible so all was well. What a nerd in the making I was.
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 16 March, 2010, 06:32:21 PM
Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
: Re: RIPs
: Orlok 16 March, 2010, 09:21:45 PM
You ever hang around a gymnasium?

Sad news, though. used to love mission Impossible when I was a nipper and the set ups where Jim Phelps would pick up his self destructing tapes was awesome (and in retrospect pretty cumbersome)!!
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 16 March, 2010, 11:52:32 PM
The only drugs I have injected are the ones most people have as a child and the ones that didn't get given to us when we were in the Gulf back in 1990 and we all imagined it. But that is another debate to be had.

Hang on, what???
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 17 March, 2010, 01:32:36 PM
The drugs most of us have as a child?  I presume you mean vaccinations rather than ecstacy.  Which was a great fifth birthday.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 17 March, 2010, 07:50:46 PM
The only drugs I have injected are the ones most people have as a child and the ones that didn't get given to us when we were in the Gulf back in 1990 and we all imagined it. But that is another debate to be had.

Hang on, what???

While serving in the army we were given a series of injections ranging from plague to anthrax vaccinations, apparently. The sort that made your arm numb within minutes, then when this Gulf War syndrome came about the government denied all knowledge, wherein we imagined it all.

The drugs most of us have as a child?  I presume you mean vaccinations rather than ecstacy.  Which was a great fifth birthday.

Yes that is correct.





V
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 17 March, 2010, 07:54:19 PM
When I left the forces I stole my medical records so I have those injections written down in that book just in case, for future help if I need it!
We all know medical records can go missing, well mine won't :lol:
: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 17 March, 2010, 11:27:13 PM
Well done CF.  The whole gulf war syndrome thing is way too widespread and serious to be a figment of the collective imagination.  I was trying to make a joke there and failed.

I actually had my first E on my EIGHTH birthday.  MUCH more sensible.
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 18 March, 2010, 10:13:09 AM
Big Star singer and indie rock godfather Alex Chilton, dead yesterday at 59.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 18 March, 2010, 01:49:24 PM
Thimerosal[a mercury derivative]is the ingredient in vaccines that caused Gulf War Syndrome.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 18 March, 2010, 08:29:03 PM
Thimerosal[a mercury derivative]is the ingredient in vaccines that caused Gulf War Syndrome.

But they never happened.






V
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 18 March, 2010, 08:33:13 PM
Thimerosal[a mercury derivative]is the ingredient in vaccines that caused Gulf War Syndrome.

But they never happened.






V


If the UK/US Govt who never lie say it never happened then i believe them.
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 18 March, 2010, 09:31:16 PM
If the UK/US Govt who never lie say it never happened then i believe them.

If John Wagner didn't write it then it didn't happen.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 22 March, 2010, 02:21:54 PM
Harry Carpenter has passed away.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 23 March, 2010, 12:08:52 AM
Dorothy Bridges wife of the late Loyd Bridges has passed away.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102059/news#ni0685589 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102059/news#ni0685589)

I knew her not.
: Re: RIPs
: Devons Daddy 24 March, 2010, 09:42:22 AM
Peter graves,

there is man whoms name will live on for along time, at least until our generation shuffle of this mortal coil,

the turkish prison line, is immortal!
mission impossible, a show which i always enjoyed. i am sure thats a shared thing in these parts, 
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 27 March, 2010, 06:02:46 PM
US comics legend Dick Giordano, aged 77
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 27 March, 2010, 06:10:41 PM
What the Feck? It's been 3 days and no one mentions the death of ROBERT CULP...


(http://www.tvcrazy.net/tvclassics/wallpaper/oldshows/greatest-american/robert-culp.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 27 March, 2010, 06:34:49 PM
US comics legend Dick Giordano, aged 77

About twenty years ago, I (rather optimistically) sent an entirely unsolicited story proposal to DC. They rejected it, but the rejection letter I received was from Dick Giordano. Although it was brief, it was nonetheless clearly not a form letter and highlighted two or three key areas of weakness that had caused them to reject the story. In addition, its tone was more than positive enough to suggest that I should keep trying.

I thought that was quite something.

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 27 March, 2010, 08:08:47 PM
What the Feck? It's been 3 days and no one mentions the death of ROBERT CULP...

Ah crap. I used to love "The Greatest American Hero". Cheers for flagging that up Garageman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ZUSQQdoS4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ZUSQQdoS4)
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 27 March, 2010, 09:26:17 PM
US comics legend Dick Giordano, aged 77

He was indeed a legend. He drew a fantastic Jonah Hex issue (51) only a few months ago and his inking was incredible still.
: Re: RIPs
: Orlok 28 March, 2010, 08:14:02 PM
Didn't know about Robert Culp. I only thought of him about three days ago while playing Half Life 2 as he provided voicework for it.
Good actor.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 04 April, 2010, 10:31:52 PM
Not so much an R.I.P as a G.F.R (Good Fucking Riddance), Eugene Terreblanche was murdered yesterday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/04/eugene-terreblanche-south-african-white-supremacist (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/04/eugene-terreblanche-south-african-white-supremacist)

: Re: RIPs
: Mike Gloady 04 April, 2010, 11:02:19 PM
GFR could be a (very dark and not at all tasteful) companion to this thread. 

ALthough there are very few who deserve that response.  Kevin Costner, Sarah Jessica Parker and Danny Dyer aside, obviously.

If they go out tomorrow I'm going to put my evil powers to use fighting crime.
: Re: RIPs
: Orlok 05 April, 2010, 03:08:38 AM
Gone to the Angels...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/theatre-obituaries/7553389/John-Forsythe.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/theatre-obituaries/7553389/John-Forsythe.html)
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 05 April, 2010, 12:38:30 PM
Didn't know about Robert Culp. I only thought of him about three days ago while playing Half Life 2 as he provided voicework for it.
Good actor.

I too have just been replaying the Half Life 2 games. There was a nice mention on Steam about his passing and his work on the Games. Shame. Dr Breen's speackes are really creepy/cool

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091026103546/half-life/en/images/c/cd/Second_Breencast_close.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 05 April, 2010, 01:13:40 PM
GFR could be a (very dark and not at all tasteful) companion to this thread. 

ALthough there are very few who deserve that response. 


I think its a good idea.

I wouldnt have any problem at all adding plenty of names to that list either and they all deserve to be there.
: Re: RIPs
: wild-seven 05 April, 2010, 04:02:10 PM
RIP Sir Alec Bedser, cricket legend

(http://static.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/91600/91638.jpg)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/sport-obituaries/7554683/Sir-Alec-Bedser.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/sport-obituaries/7554683/Sir-Alec-Bedser.html)
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 08 April, 2010, 07:05:18 AM
They're dropping thick and fast aren't they?

Corin Redgrave, aged 70 (The best King Lear I've seen on stage, better than McKellern)

Christopher Cazenove aged 66 after a battle with septicaemia
: Re: RIPs
: The Monarch 08 April, 2010, 02:29:09 PM
My home computer....

My brother tried to fix it but it sadly didn't happen...

a minutes silence....
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 08 April, 2010, 04:24:03 PM
My home computer....

My brother tried to fix it but it sadly didn't happen...

a minutes silence....

Christ Monarch- the first words I focused on there were 'my brother'!
Don't do that to me...
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 08 April, 2010, 07:48:34 PM
Malcolm McLaren, according to the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

He might've been a bit of a twat, but he was involved with some great music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMICD3aMZpw).
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 08 April, 2010, 07:51:21 PM
Malcolm McLaren, according to the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm

He might've been a bit of a twat, but he was involved with some great music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMICD3aMZpw).

Like him or don't, he's a genuine loss to music.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 08 April, 2010, 07:53:17 PM
He'll be skipping the Double Dutch in the afterlife now!
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 08 April, 2010, 07:58:20 PM
I liked him and his music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ_Ep8i-Uh0

And Duck Rock is a fantastic album that i still listen to.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 08 April, 2010, 10:19:25 PM
I don't think I was all that fussed for his music, to be honest. But he was an innovator, and his influence on pop culture is his legacy.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 08 April, 2010, 11:16:46 PM
He was a very clever man.






V
: Re: RIPs
: judda fett 10 April, 2010, 04:06:25 PM
I was sorry to hear John Hicklentons passed :(
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 11 April, 2010, 02:43:49 PM
A Munchkin.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8613996.stm
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 14 April, 2010, 06:50:27 PM
(McLaren): If Lydon can forgive him for the debacle of Great Rock & Roll Swindle that's good enough for me.
: Re: RIPs
: radiator 14 April, 2010, 07:10:42 PM
Supergrass.
: Re: RIPs
: James Stacey 15 April, 2010, 04:19:29 PM
Peter Steele (For real this time)
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=138536

Not a huge Type O fan but "Bloody Kisses" was very good
: Re: RIPs
: wild-seven 15 April, 2010, 05:08:36 PM
Pete Steele - really? Now's probably NOT the time to remember an interview he gave in the mid-90s in which he revealed his method of doing the washing up, it involved his er 'personal' high pressure hose. Ick. Sad to hear though
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 15 April, 2010, 07:21:42 PM
Wow. Love Type O-Neg's early stuff.






V
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 15 April, 2010, 09:46:07 PM
Guy Kewney, something of a pioneer in IT journalism has sadly died.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Kewney
: Re: RIPs
: James Stacey 16 April, 2010, 10:36:13 AM
Original Pretty Boy Floyd bassist Vinnie Chas.

: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 16 April, 2010, 11:18:32 AM
Macolm McClaren.

What I know him for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DeTR8n7eTU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DeTR8n7eTU&feature=related)
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 16 April, 2010, 11:22:46 AM
Aw, shite. Was just wondering about Type O the other day.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 20 April, 2010, 07:46:30 PM
Guru of Gangstarr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eh16a7n_44&feature=player_embedded#!
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 26 April, 2010, 12:08:57 AM
Alan Sillitoe (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8642720.stm).
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 26 April, 2010, 03:32:59 AM
Carl Macek, recently, aged 58.

A real loss to fans of anime in the West. Carl was instrumental in popularising the form outside Japan, having a heavy involvement in the development of the Robotech animated TV series. He was also, I believe, quite involved with Streamline pictures, whose comparatively sophisticated and credible dubs graced many American releases of animated features from Japan, such as Akira and Fist of the North Star.

Carl Macek also wrote for Heavy Metal. 

: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 26 April, 2010, 07:03:24 AM
Alan Sillitoe (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8642720.stm).

Sorry to hear this.  Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner were favourites of mine when I was a young teenager.  Came for the lurid taglines ('Youth out of control!' or somesuch) , stayed for the powerful soap opera.
: Re: RIPs
: maryanddavid 30 April, 2010, 11:09:32 PM
Wont mean  anything to many outside Ireland, DJ Gerry Ryan Died Today at 53. He was always loud, opinionated, and very entertaining. Radio over here will be a lesser place.

David
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 04 May, 2010, 11:21:43 AM
Yet another one of the Redgrave family - Lynn Redgrave has died. That's a family that is not having a good couple of years.
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 04 May, 2010, 12:57:34 PM
Wont mean  anything to many outside Ireland, DJ Gerry Ryan Died Today at 53. He was always loud, opinionated, and very entertaining. Radio over here will be a lesser place.

Yeah, it's hard to believe.  He was a pompous bastard but hugely entertaining and now I realise I'll miss him.  They'll never replace him
: Re: RIPs
: radiator 04 May, 2010, 01:19:36 PM
Ouch!

http://radiofail.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/colleague-situation-fail/#comments (http://radiofail.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/colleague-situation-fail/#comments)
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 04 May, 2010, 08:27:46 PM
Peter O’Donnell, Creator Of Modesty Blaise.

It was a wonderful strip, once illustrated by out own John Burns.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/05/04/peter-o%E2%80%99donnell-creator-of-modesty-blaise-passes/ (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/05/04/peter-o%E2%80%99donnell-creator-of-modesty-blaise-passes/)

(http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mb2.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 04 May, 2010, 08:37:13 PM
RIP
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 04 May, 2010, 09:06:02 PM
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner were favourites of mine when I was a young teenager.  Came for the lurid taglines ('Youth out of control!' or somesuch) , stayed for the powerful soap opera.

What was the one where they bung the stolen cash up a drainpipe and then it gets rained out during the night?
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 04 May, 2010, 09:45:19 PM
Peter O’Donnell, Creator Of Modesty Blaise.

That explains why he wasn't writing the introductions on the latest collections.
Bugger.
I love this character, so sad to see him go, even after a good innings
: Re: RIPs
: IAMTHESYSTEM 05 May, 2010, 01:38:35 PM
RIP Peter O'Donnell. :(

I always remember being shocked when I first read Modesty Blaise in the Evening Standard [now Pravda Standard] as a young nipper. 'She's kicking people's heads in and she's a girl!' I shouted angrily since mysogeny was a word I had yet to encounter.

All these years later I appreciate the great writing and Artists particularly Jim Holdaway who contributed to Peter O'Donnell's superspy. A newspaper comic strip classic. 
: Re: RIPs
: wild-seven 05 May, 2010, 01:49:40 PM
RIP Peter O'Donnell.

Arses, Modesty Blaise is a personal favourite of mine, RIP Sir X
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 10 May, 2010, 04:16:33 PM
Lena Horne - http://www.imdb.com/news/ni2385631/
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 10 May, 2010, 06:02:35 PM
Frank Frazetta. :(
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 10 May, 2010, 06:08:40 PM
Frazetta gone!

Gutted.

One of my heroes, even through my "arty" Uni days.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 10 May, 2010, 06:11:58 PM
Nooo! :(
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 10 May, 2010, 06:35:24 PM
Frank Frazetta. :(

Bad BAD news...
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 10 May, 2010, 06:36:13 PM
I used to stand looking at the Frank Frazetta covers to Conan books for ages in WHSmith as a kid, to the point that staff would have to ask me to leave. 
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 10 May, 2010, 07:01:30 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_pixkD-1ean8/S-hJjKiqCfI/AAAAAAAAAkM/4DhYYpITITQ/s1600/frazetta_deadelvi_buddy2.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: Zarjazzer 10 May, 2010, 07:37:32 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_pixkD-1ean8/S-hJjKiqCfI/AAAAAAAAAkM/4DhYYpITITQ/s1600/frazetta_deadelvi_buddy2.jpg)

Beautiful tribute there johnnystress. It seems alas the rumours are true.

http://www.comicsbeat.com/2010/05/10/frank-frazetta-rip/

He's gone.

 :o :'(
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 10 May, 2010, 07:44:32 PM
Another piece of confirmation here:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/05/10/frank-frazetta-passes/ (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/05/10/frank-frazetta-passes/)
: Re: RIPs
: IAMTHESYSTEM 10 May, 2010, 08:23:40 PM
Frank Frazetta was one of the masters of illustration whose painting style was so powerful his very surname became synonomous with Fantasy art.

He also illustrated comic strips even posing for one of Al Williamson's ink renderings.

A titan of the genre is gone folks and it is unlikely we will see so influential a figure again. Simply look upon his works and marvel at the boundless talent of a true legend.
 
RIP Frank Frazetta. :(
: Re: RIPs
: Dunk! 10 May, 2010, 09:37:08 PM
Best tribute from ThinkGeek: "Always a shame when there's a little less awesome walking around."
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 10 May, 2010, 10:14:15 PM

Beautiful tribute there johnnystress.

One of Frazettas own  drawings, strangely enough

from http://dj-spyder.blogspot.com/2008/11/frank-frazetta-album-art.html
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 10 May, 2010, 10:57:30 PM
I used to stand looking at the Frank Frazetta covers to Conan books for ages in WHSmith as a kid, to the point that staff would have to ask me to leave. 

I feel like I've lost a friend...ages ago, I picked a book called "Conan the Usurper" off the library shelf and was awestruck by the cover. That started my lifelong fascination with Conan, REH and Frazetta. What sad news to end the day... :'(.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 10 May, 2010, 11:07:31 PM
Wow that's a shame, such a talented artist.





V
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 10 May, 2010, 11:11:54 PM
--Deleted--

I'm an idiot. Take no notice.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: CrazyFoxMachine 10 May, 2010, 11:13:40 PM
Eighty two - but yes, good innings indeed. He was lucky to live to see his influence. Brilliant brilliant AMAZING Frazetta.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 10 May, 2010, 11:45:40 PM

Beautiful tribute there johnnystress.

One of Frazettas own  drawings, strangely enough

from http://dj-spyder.blogspot.com/2008/11/frank-frazetta-album-art.html

Thanks for posting that link.

I didnt have a clue who Frank Frazetta was which is obviously ignorance on my part but as with all very famous and influential artists you immediately recognise their work the second you see it.I recall stopping in a music shop and looking at the Wolfmother sleeve art and liking it without checking the credits to see who the artist was.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 11 May, 2010, 11:51:52 AM
ages ago, I picked a book called "Conan the Usurper" off the library shelf and was awestruck by the cover. That started my lifelong fascination with Conan, REH and Frazetta. What sad news to end the day... .


Spookily, that was the same one I started on too!
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 11 May, 2010, 12:33:26 PM
Ooh weird! It's been so long since I've read a Conan pastiche, I wonder if that one would have the same effect on me now. The cover did its job at the time, though!
: Re: RIPs
: Buttonman 11 May, 2010, 07:21:58 PM


Gordon Brown's Prime Ministership (unelected)
: Re: RIPs
: Heath C Ackley 11 May, 2010, 10:03:39 PM
Sad to hear the news about Mr Franzetta.
I remember having 'The Bounty Hunter' as a poster on my bedroom wall and revelling in the Conan paperback covers.
A true legend.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 12 May, 2010, 07:34:30 PM
Our Cat Titchy.

We got her from a rescue centre 14 years ago and she has been the sweetest loveliest cat I have ever known.

Sadly she had become too ill and was suffering, blind and miserable. 

We had to do the right thing for her :-(
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 12 May, 2010, 08:46:59 PM
I'm sorry your cat has died.
: Re: RIPs
: Jim_Campbell 12 May, 2010, 08:53:56 PM
We had to do the right thing for her :-(

Bawled like a small child when we lost one of ours ... it's horrible, and the worse, I think, for being unexpected and because you feel, well, kind of silly because it's "only" an animal. It's quite horrible.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 12 May, 2010, 09:04:53 PM
Thanks guys.

It's tough as you say.  You know it's not a person (and it's certainly not comparable to losing Dad last year) but it's still upsetting and feels like a part ofour  family has left us today.

The little dear has come in to lie between us and cudde up on a Saturday and Sunfay morning for three years longer than our Son has been alive.  It'll be strange without her.
: Re: RIPs
: CrazyFoxMachine 12 May, 2010, 09:16:39 PM
 I grew up in a house of cats, BILLIONS of them. I'm not the kind of person that unnecessarily personifies animals but cats have a special kind of human expression in their faces that I love.

I lost a cat as well recently - I'm sorry for your own mogloss. 
: Re: RIPs
: IAMTHESYSTEM 12 May, 2010, 09:20:40 PM
- I'm sorry for your own mogloss. 

Mogloss-a truly noble word. :(
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 15 May, 2010, 01:52:10 PM
Simon Fraser's tribute to the late great Frank Frazetta over on the Scotch Corner Blogspot.

http://scotchcorner.blogspot.com/2010/05/farewell-frank.html (http://scotchcorner.blogspot.com/2010/05/farewell-frank.html)
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 16 May, 2010, 12:07:28 AM
I grew up in a house of cats, BILLIONS of them. I'm not the kind of person that unnecessarily personifies animals but cats have a special kind of human expression in their faces that I love.

I lost a cat as well recently - I'm sorry for your own mogloss. 

Thank you.  And I yours mate.

Nice phrase "Mogloss".
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 16 May, 2010, 12:15:14 AM
Law and Order.
: Re: RIPs
: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2010, 08:42:08 PM
Ronnie James Dio \m/

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140129
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 16 May, 2010, 08:46:57 PM
Dio has rocked, for a long, long time, now it's time for him to pass the torch...  :(
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 16 May, 2010, 08:49:46 PM
It's a hoax.

THA WORLDO!
: Re: RIPs
: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2010, 09:04:52 PM
No that was earlier in the weekend (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140115)
It's for definite now.

Dio is dead - long live Dio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmSt1oEIshE)
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 16 May, 2010, 09:57:52 PM
Dio? Noooooooooooo.

Didn't even know he was ill.

Another Rock Giant passes into the dust.






V
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 17 May, 2010, 07:15:26 AM
Sad to see Dio go. I saw him live a few times, he was an incredible singer. I had hoped to see him again this year but sadly that is not to be.
A true rock legend. :-(

\m/
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 17 May, 2010, 07:03:17 PM
Law and Order.

Sigh!!! Just when S. Epatha Merkerson  (Lt Van Buren) announced she's leaving the show.

Ronnie James Dio \m/

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140129

I was about to post that. Damn the "routine maintenance"!!!
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: Leigh S 17 May, 2010, 10:12:20 PM
Ah, Ronnie James Dio - wish I'd got to see him last year - gig was cancelled when he learned he was ill. 

along with 2000AD, one of the few things that got me through the 80s alive if not in one piece!

Long Live Rock and Roll - Long Live Dio!
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: johnnystress 18 May, 2010, 03:04:15 PM
Sad about Dio- seemed like a nice guy

Saw this impressive tribute to Frazetta on Deviant Art

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/133/c/0/Frank_Frazetta_Tribute_by_el_grimlock.jpg
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: ThryllSeekyr 18 May, 2010, 03:32:47 PM
Such a shame, not that I knew most of his music, but I knew this one very well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv8F8reGa80 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv8F8reGa80)

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: ThryllSeekyr 18 May, 2010, 03:38:09 PM
Was it true he was the orignator of the two finger salute. THe devils sign?
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: CrazyFoxMachine 18 May, 2010, 03:57:13 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8687002.stm there's a kind of involved article about it here - \m/
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: Noisybast 18 May, 2010, 04:00:24 PM
This is what Ronnie had to say on that subject:

"The sign was protection against the evil eye. My grandmother used to do it. I can also give evil with it, the sign of the devil. The horns. People say ‘So you invented that?’ It was probably some guy 50,000 years ago called Og. It was a superstitious sign to ward of evil and give evil back. Because I used it so much it became synonymous with it. A symbol that has become so prevalent."

So no, not really, but he did popularise it in rock/metal circles.
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: Peter Wolf 18 May, 2010, 05:13:54 PM
The BBC article fails to mention the Satanic aspect.It features GWBush but loads of other US politicians do the same thing and they are not all fans of the Texas Longhorns.
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: James Stacey 18 May, 2010, 05:16:23 PM
The BBC article fails to mention the Satanic aspect.It features GWBush but loads of other US politicians do the same thing and they are not all fans of the Texas Longhorns.

No it doesn't
: BBC
It has been misinterpreted as a sign of allegiance to the devil, because the shape of the fingers have been associated with 666, the number of the beast, says Young.
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: Peter Wolf 18 May, 2010, 05:28:45 PM
The BBC article fails to mention the Satanic aspect.It features GWBush but loads of other US politicians do the same thing and they are not all fans of the Texas Longhorns.

No it doesn't
: BBC
It has been misinterpreted as a sign of allegiance to the devil, because the shape of the fingers have been associated with 666, the number of the beast, says Young.

Thats what happens when i speed-read.I read it so fast i didnt actually read it  :lol:

However i disagree that it has been misrepresented.
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: johnnystress 18 May, 2010, 05:40:28 PM
Roger "Dark Lord" Whittaker

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/johnnystress/roger-hail_satan.jpg)

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: Banners 18 May, 2010, 05:47:09 PM
Roger Whittaker's dead...?!?

M@
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: johnnystress 18 May, 2010, 05:47:57 PM
no! just responding to the devil horns stuff

I hope he has a good few years left in him

to clarify

ROGER WHITTAKER LIVES
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: johnnystress 18 May, 2010, 05:48:25 PM
unless he's died in the time it took me to type that
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: Banners 18 May, 2010, 05:49:30 PM
Phew(!) I can rest easy now ;-)

M@
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: Leigh S 18 May, 2010, 05:50:45 PM
Such a shame, not that I knew most of his music, but I knew this one very well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv8F8reGa80 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv8F8reGa80)



And that is why you are Mayor!


Havent seen this since I was tiny - never even knew that was RJD.  Cheers Thryllseeker!
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: M.I.K. 18 May, 2010, 08:25:08 PM
However i disagree that it has been misrepresented.

Then you are wrong.

It was adopted by Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, in the late 1960s but that's as far as the association goes back. It was always used as protection against the evil eye or a means of reflecting evil back towards someone prior to then, although it was also used in routines by some stage conjurors in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

That linked-to article mentions the sign being referred to in Dracula, but there's also a reference to it being used to ward off the evil eye near the start of The Phantom of The Opera. I remember reading it years ago and didn't get much further than that bit before realising that it wasn't so much a horror story as a rather boring gothic romance novel.

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: Peter Wolf 18 May, 2010, 08:57:31 PM
However i disagree that it has been misrepresented.

Then you are wrong.

It was adopted by Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, in the late 1960s but that's as far as the association goes back. It was always used as protection against the evil eye or a means of reflecting evil back towards someone prior to then, although it was also used in routines by some stage conjurors in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

That linked-to article mentions the sign being referred to in Dracula, but there's also a reference to it being used to ward off the evil eye near the start of The Phantom of The Opera. I remember reading it years ago and didn't get much further than that bit before realising that it wasn't so much a horror story as a rather boring gothic romance novel.



How can i be wrong when you are confirming what i was saying that it is also Satanic ?

There are two variants of it within the context of Satanism :



1: The Horned God [Baphomet] - Thumb under the two fingers and the right hand is used

2: The Horned Hand : Thumb over the fingers and the left hand is used.Used for recognition of occult membership and it is meant to place a curse if pointed at someone.That doesnt mean that a curse is placed on someone if it is used.

So therefore the writer of that article was wrong to claim it has been misrepresented  and not myself.It could be misread but not misrepresented.
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: M.I.K. 18 May, 2010, 09:49:14 PM

How can i be wrong when you are confirming what i was saying that it is also Satanic ?


It's only considered Satanic because some theatrical prat in the 1960s nicked it and used it a few times after founding a previously non-existent 'church'. It had no links to the actual worship of The Devil or Satan previous to that and therefore has most definitely been misrepresented, not least by the aforementioned Anton LaVey himself.

The original meaning behind it has been twisted into something else and if that's not misrepresenting something, I don't know what is.
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: Roger Godpleton 18 May, 2010, 09:58:42 PM
it wasn't so much a horror story as a rather boring gothic romance novel.

Your mom was a rather boring gothic romance.
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: M.I.K. 18 May, 2010, 10:02:35 PM
That actually doesn't even remotely surprise me.
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: Peter Wolf 18 May, 2010, 10:49:57 PM

How can i be wrong when you are confirming what i was saying that it is also Satanic ?


It's only considered Satanic because some theatrical prat in the 1960s nicked it and used it a few times after founding a previously non-existent 'church'. It had no links to the actual worship of The Devil or Satan previous to that and therefore has most definitely been misrepresented, not least by the aforementioned Anton LaVey himself.

The original meaning behind it has been twisted into something else and if that's not misrepresenting something, I don't know what is.

Ok then there is some debate going on as to wether Anton Levay was actually a Satanist or not due to his own definition of what Satan actually is but Anton Levay was a practicising Satanist so therefore it is linked to Satanism.The Church Of Satan was not a church in the sense that they had fixed/designated places of worship but as an organisation it did have followers and a membership so that hardly makes it non-existent.You could also try and argue that it was a Cult apart from the fact Anton Levay was an advocate of freethinking and freewill as to how you should worship Satan.He also didnt advocate blind worship.

"I am in league with the Devil as much as any mortal can possibly be" - Anton Levay.

Further to that as my point just wasnt about where the sign originated and Anton Levay etc it is now universally recognised as a representation of Baphomet and is an occult sign so it has taken on another meaning as i mentioned previously.It has been absorbed/assimilated into popular culture and with Satanists themselves who use it frequently.

Isnt this how most things have meanings ?


So it hasnt been twisted and misrepresnted as a word or sign can have multiple meanings.

NO twisting or misrepresnting is involved in this case.Twisting or misrepresenting implies deceit yet no deceit was involved here.You say "the meaning" as in the singular rather than the plural "the meanings" as the article lists 5 seperate meanings/interpretations so i am adding a 6th meaning to the list and its no less valid than any of the others.

I wont back down on this.
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: ThryllSeekyr 19 May, 2010, 12:22:05 AM
I never meat that it was directly connected to deivl worship, even if that happens alot in the heavy metal genre. I just call it that because I never knew better.

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: M.I.K. 19 May, 2010, 01:53:23 AM
I never meat that it was directly connected to deivl worship, even if that happens alot in the heavy metal genre. I just call it that because I never knew better.

Don't worry about it, you have to call it something.

Ok then there is some debate going on as to wether Anton Levay was actually a Satanist or not due to his own definition of what Satan actually is

Yeah, that's another thing...

The Church Of Satan was not a church in the sense that they had fixed/designated places of worship but as an organisation it did have followers and a membership so that hardly makes it non-existent.

I said "previously non-existent"

Yes, words and symbols can have many different meanings, but they usually arise independantly of one another. In this case it seems obvious that Mr. LaVey adopted the symbol after studying the occult in general, (not synonymous with Satanism, incidentally), but when a protection against evil comes to be seen as promoting evil, that's too much of a shift in definition for me and I would call that misrepresentation, (a word which doesn't necessarily imply deceit, merely an incorrect representation).

I could go on about how Baphomet is a corruption of "Mohammed" and the goat-like representation of him/it is a 19th century invention of Eliphas Levi or how Satan and The Devil aren't technically the same thing as each other and even if they were there's nothing to suggest either of them resemble goats either, but I'd be here all night, my computer already crashed once when I had almost done typing all this guff out the first time, and this is supposed to be an RIP thread, so I won't.

Of course this is all besides the point, 'cos the bloke in the article didn't say "misrepresented" anyway. He said "misinterpreted".
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: Peter Wolf 19 May, 2010, 03:41:52 AM
I have read up on all this stuff myself and i apologise if this is an RIP thread but i am not going to say nothing in return to someone who says "Then you are wrong" and then tells me how to suck eggs.

Anyway the assertion by the Kerrang editor saying it is "misinterpreted" is highly questionable in itself plus his BS explanation.You would think an editor of Kerrang would have an indepth knowledge of Rock/Metal culture but it seems not.

"Previously non-existent"

Thats totally irrelevent anyway.All religions or beliefs were previously non-existent.The only difference being timescales etc.



Of course this is all besides the point, 'cos the bloke in the article didn't say "misrepresented" anyway. He said "misinterpreted".

You could have pointed that mistake i made right after i said it rather than now but you didnt notice it either until now it seems but it hardly matters as both words share a similar meaning [amongst others] and it certainly hasnt been used out of context.
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: M.I.K. 19 May, 2010, 04:51:30 AM
Nope, I didn't notice and didn't mean to imply that I had. Sorry if I gave that impression.

Can't say I agree with some of your other points but I doubt we'll ever see eye to eye on those, so let's just leave it at that, because I didn't mean to start an argument and this probably isn't the place for one.

I will say I can't see anything wrong with any of what the editor said, or what suggests to you that he doesn't know his rock/metal culture. I certainly do and all his comments seemed pretty straightforward and true enough to me.
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: Peter Wolf 19 May, 2010, 02:01:44 PM
Nope, I didn't notice and didn't mean to imply that I had. Sorry if I gave that impression.

Can't say I agree with some of your other points but I doubt we'll ever see eye to eye on those, so let's just leave it at that, because I didn't mean to start an argument and this probably isn't the place for one.

I will say I can't see anything wrong with any of what the editor said, or what suggests to you that he doesn't know his rock/metal culture. I certainly do and all his comments seemed pretty straightforward and true enough to me.

I didnt even notice i typed and/or misread the comment as "Misrepresented" instead of "misinterpreted" until you pointed it out.

 ::)

Never mind though as it was interesting anyway and as long as there is no animosity then thats all alright.

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: Albion 19 May, 2010, 06:06:11 PM
John Shepherd-Barron, the inventor of the hole-in-the-wall cash machine.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8691747.stm
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: Goaty 24 May, 2010, 10:28:52 PM
My sister-in-law. Been fight it for a year.
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: Roger Godpleton 24 May, 2010, 10:36:19 PM
Crumbs Goaty, I hope you and your family get through this.
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: strontium71 24 May, 2010, 10:44:07 PM
Lord Charles .

Ooh , and Ray Alan...
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: HdE 24 May, 2010, 10:53:55 PM
Sorry to hear, Goaty. Thoughts are with you and yours.
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: Kerrin 24 May, 2010, 10:59:54 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Goaty, my condolences to you and the family.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 24 May, 2010, 11:18:56 PM
Sorry to hear, Goaty.
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: flip-r mk2 24 May, 2010, 11:21:56 PM
Thoughts are with you and your family Goaty.


filip
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: JOE SOAP 24 May, 2010, 11:31:41 PM
These times are always the worst Goaty, my sympathies.
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: Professor Bear 24 May, 2010, 11:50:18 PM
Terribly sorry for your loss, Goaty.
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: Roger Godpleton 25 May, 2010, 12:37:22 AM
The bassist from Slipknot.
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: Goaty 25 May, 2010, 06:33:05 AM
Thank you, it was shock as she was on path to recovered, but she does got good life, her lovely little 4 years old daugther.
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: Colin YNWA 25 May, 2010, 07:48:18 AM
Sorry to hear about you're lose. Condolences to you and your family Goaty.
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: Mike Gloady 25 May, 2010, 12:02:37 PM
All religions or beliefs were previously non-existent.The only difference being timescales etc.
True enough.  And the only folks who get called charlatans are the ones who were alive in recent memory.  It's all a bit crackers, isn't it?

Having agreed with that, I do tend to put the newish religions on a different plane than the established old ones, while knowing it's a double standard. 

I've always found the metal/Satan cross-over to be a bit laughable really, but totally harmless.  Except, I should say, for those Black Metal Scandinavians who burn churches and kill each other obviously.  However, that's mental illness and if there hadn't been a musical/religious "reason" for it, they'd no doubt have done something ELSE stupid and horrible and pathetic based on a book, tv show, dream or badger unexpectedly appearing at the bottom of their garden.

The dude is dead, he didn't have any impact on my life, but it's sad.  Move on I say.

Besides, celebrities are one thing, but someone belonging to you is quite another.  Sorry for your loss Goaty.  Take care of that little girl.
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: Professor Bear 25 May, 2010, 12:11:46 PM
I've always found the metal/Satan cross-over to be a bit laughable really

I've long maintained that the devil's greatest trick wasn't convincing the world he doesn't exist, but that he created rock - the only rock I genuinely believe him to be responsible for is Christian rock.
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: Mike Gloady 25 May, 2010, 12:17:58 PM
Amen brudda.
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: JayzusB.Christ 26 May, 2010, 09:39:26 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss, Goaty.  Hope your family is coping
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: Something Fishy 26 May, 2010, 10:48:00 AM
Sorry for your loss Goaty, my best wishes to you and your family.
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: Van Dom 26 May, 2010, 11:20:04 AM
Sad news Goaty. Best wishes to your family.
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: SuperSurfer 26 May, 2010, 11:39:00 AM
Condolences, to you and family, Goaty.
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: Goaty 26 May, 2010, 12:24:13 PM
Thanks
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: worldshown 28 May, 2010, 08:16:16 PM
Gary Coleman from TV's "Diff'rent Strokes".
He made a lot of money that got stolen by his folks (Avenue Q).

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a222443/gary-coleman-dies-aged-42.html (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a222443/gary-coleman-dies-aged-42.html)
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: SuperSurfer 28 May, 2010, 08:24:27 PM
Gary Coleman from TV's "Diff'rent Strokes".

Oh man, that's sad. I watched those programmes as an adult and I still enjoyed them.
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: johnnystress 28 May, 2010, 08:41:31 PM
sad news- he was a lot younger than I thought
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: Something Fishy 28 May, 2010, 08:51:34 PM
Sad news.  RIP.
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: Roger Godpleton 29 May, 2010, 09:19:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqeC_1SWGi8
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: Devons Daddy 29 May, 2010, 09:32:25 AM
as the majority of us here, reach our middle age. i would imagine we will notice many icons and heros, celebs and know faces of our youth appearing upon this thread.

thats an odd thought. differnt strokes, funny in its time and ahead of it i would say also, still able to raise a smile today. may he rest well.
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: mogzilla 29 May, 2010, 10:22:05 AM
thats shit news goaty more terrible when theres such a small child left behind know you'll look out for her.  :(
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 29 May, 2010, 10:31:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWqMvZ0lJU4&playnext_from=TL&videos=D_XC_ij1tm4&feature=recentf
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: Dunk! 29 May, 2010, 06:12:57 PM
Dennis Hopper. RIP.
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: Professor Bear 29 May, 2010, 06:49:15 PM
I watched the second season of Crash a while back and one thing that stuck with me amongst the usual grim snapshots of stories coming to an end was the oddly poignant final shot of Hopper's character.

Sad news to hear he's gone.
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: Kerrin 29 May, 2010, 07:03:04 PM
Sad news about Dennis Hopper, great actor.
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 29 May, 2010, 08:01:18 PM
It just feels so sudden when it happens.

Sad news from these last three pages.
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: Dode C 29 May, 2010, 11:31:10 PM
Dennis Hopper...he'll be missed. A true original. 
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: ThryllSeekyr 30 May, 2010, 09:15:47 AM
Just heard the news myself, concerning Dennis Hopper and Gary Coleman.

Sad news, and from what I heard a horrible way to go:(




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: Something Fishy 30 May, 2010, 10:27:02 AM
Another great actor is gone.  Sad news.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 30 May, 2010, 12:15:12 PM
Terrible news, such a fine actor and someone who has always stuck me as a really good guy too. He'll be missed.
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: Richmond Clements 07 June, 2010, 10:13:42 AM
Stuart Cable
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/10253098.stm
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: LARF 07 June, 2010, 11:47:18 AM
Bloody hell - that is a shock!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 07 June, 2010, 12:00:55 PM
Very sad. Used to think he and Tom Baker were the same when I was like...ten. Used to sit glued to Top of the Pops to watch him freaking out at the drum kit.

I experienced the kind of devastation little girls did at Take That breaking up when he was fired and I vowed never to watch Stereophonics again.

Thirteen years later I have still rigidly adhered to this vow.
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: dweezil2 07 June, 2010, 12:06:29 PM
Stuart Cable
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/10253098.stm


Quite a shock!

He had the right idea leaving The Stereochronics though.
I saw them many years back and they were the dullest band I've probably ever seen and God that Kelly Jones is a class A twonk.
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: House of Usher 07 June, 2010, 03:54:06 PM
That is a shocker. From my back garden I could hear the Stereophonics playing at the Cardiff City football ground on Saturday night. There'll be a lot of fans upset by this coming so close on the back of that gig. Poor Stuart Cable. It's just wrong.
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: Grant Goggans 07 June, 2010, 05:59:23 PM
I felt the same way... I liked the first two Stereophonics albums, but Cable's sacking was low.  I saw them open for Bowie in 2004, and that was that.  Cable was a great, great drummer.
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: House of Usher 07 June, 2010, 06:31:57 PM
Lead story on Wales Today right now.
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: W. R. Logan 07 June, 2010, 06:34:33 PM
RIP W. R. Logan, gone to the big slush pile in the sky 8-?

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: COMMANDO FORCES 07 June, 2010, 06:43:12 PM
RIP W. R. Logan, gone to the big slush pile in the sky

At last, that bloke was a right old miserable git  ;)
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: LARF 07 June, 2010, 07:48:54 PM
Rumour is that Stuart Cable choked on his own vomit after going out on a bender.

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: Kerrin 07 June, 2010, 08:23:00 PM
It's a damn shame. I agree with Grant that his sacking was a low deal. For misbehavior? It's rock and roll FFS!
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: Albion 07 June, 2010, 08:38:21 PM
I'm glad to see the Classic Rock website has changed their article on Stuart Cable. They put his name as Vince Cable this morning.
You'd think a website for a rock magazine would get it right wouldn't you?  ::)
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: Robin Low 07 June, 2010, 09:21:45 PM
Lead story on Wales Today right now.

Ah, good old Wales Today. "And now the 6 o'clock news all over again, but this time from a Welsh perspective."

Happy days in Bangor... I remember with fondness the night the lead story was a feud between two cliques in a badger-watching club.

Regards

Robin
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: Peter Wolf 07 June, 2010, 09:36:41 PM
I wasnt very impressed with the circumstances of the sacking of Stuart Cable either and i thought that Kelley Jones came across as a Twat because of it.

Stuart Cable just came across a Buffoon but a good one so i dont mean that in a negative way.He was a bit like Keith Moon is what i mean.

As for their music i never liked any of it.
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: vzzbux 07 June, 2010, 10:56:35 PM
A bit like Keith Moon?
Nah sorry Keith is in a league of his own and I doubt anyone will ever come near him. He was off his fucking trolly.
Being mad comes with the job descripion of being a drummer.






V
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: House of Usher 07 June, 2010, 11:47:43 PM
I'm glad to see the Classic Rock website has changed their article on Stuart Cable. They put his name as Vince Cable this morning.
You'd think a website for a rock magazine would get it right wouldn't you?  ::)

Is this a reflection of the age of Classic Rock's editorial contributors?  ::)
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: HdE 08 June, 2010, 12:11:11 AM
I wasnt very impressed with the circumstances of the sacking of Stuart Cable either and i thought that Kelley Jones came across as a Twat because of it.

Put more eloquently than I ever could.

Stuart Cable was a genuinely likeable kinda guy. Kelly Jones... never has been, never will be.

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: Roger Godpleton 08 June, 2010, 12:24:54 AM
His mother is called Mabel.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 10 June, 2010, 09:07:12 PM
DC Thomson's printing plant in Dundee with a loss of 350 jobs.
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: johnnystress 10 June, 2010, 09:11:13 PM
nasty
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: JOE SOAP 10 June, 2010, 09:34:19 PM
It is, the apocalypse.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 12 June, 2010, 08:49:24 PM
Egon Ronay aged 94
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: mogzilla 13 June, 2010, 11:32:10 AM
the baby blue tit that i rescued yesterday it had tried to fly then got stuck and fellin some water i fished it out and eventually coaxed it back in the bird box evevn though it was happy to sit on myfinger but it was out again this morning at the other end of the garden and a bit dead :( at leastnext doors cat didnt get it (the git killed a nest of blackbirds a few years ago- i hate cats)
: Re: RIPs
: strontium71 13 June, 2010, 12:12:21 PM
This makes me more sad than hearing about people dying who , it must be said , I don't really care about. RIP little blue tit  :(
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: HdE 13 June, 2010, 06:59:31 PM
Yeah - when those little critters go, it breaks your heart.

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: Roger Godpleton 13 June, 2010, 09:04:33 PM
Yeah, fucking humans. They suck.
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 13 June, 2010, 09:13:58 PM
Yeah, fucking humans. They suck.

...must resist...obvious... post....roger's...mu.......... :-X
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: johnnystress 14 June, 2010, 11:55:37 AM
Comics legend Al Williamson RIP
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: Colin YNWA 14 June, 2010, 12:20:54 PM
Al Williamson was an absolute legend. The man leaves a body of work behind that few can match. Both as a pencil but for particularly as one of the best ever inkers he is one of the true greats.
: Re: RIPs
: Gav the Mighty 14 June, 2010, 05:32:05 PM
I know im way behind on this but ......Darren Mcgavin ( Raw Deal )  is Dead !!! Nooo

He's also good in the movie "Dead Heat" anyone seen that 80's flick ?
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 18 June, 2010, 04:42:11 PM
Yeah - when those little critters go, it breaks your heart.



Exactly.

I was just watching a video of young dying oiled birds in the Gulf Of Mexico.
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 18 June, 2010, 08:47:28 PM
I saw that. Poor little things.

The park I walk past on the way to town has played host to a magpie for the last few months. He's been quite a character - keeps trottign along the flower bed and examining you as you pass where he roosts. I was pretty taken by that - unusual behaviour for one of those critters.

But no more. Because yesterday, I was on my way back from town and found him dead at the foot of the tree he was (I presume) roosting in.

It made me think how so many of the creatures we share our planet with are fascinating and amusing - but lead such short lives. Sad.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 18 June, 2010, 08:57:53 PM
I know im way behind on this but ......Darren Mcgavin ( Raw Deal )  is Dead !!! Nooo

He's also good in the movie "Dead Heat" anyone seen that 80's flick ?


You actually associate Darren McGavin with Raw Deal, Dead Heat?

He will always be KOLCHAK

(http://brainwagon.org/images/kolchak.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: strontium71 18 June, 2010, 09:22:43 PM
Decent English football..
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 18 June, 2010, 09:45:26 PM
Decent English football..
Oh that's been dead for years!

Back on track with the death of director Ronald Neame, the man behind the lens on The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie, and more importantly, The Poseidon Adventure.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10352990.stm
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 21 June, 2010, 06:30:47 PM
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1257872_frank_sidebottom_dies_after_collapsing_at_home

Frank Sidebottom RIP
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 21 June, 2010, 06:55:51 PM
Gone to the big Timperley in the sky

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/10370480.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/10370480.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 21 June, 2010, 07:12:22 PM
Gone to the big Timperley in the sky

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/10370480.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/10370480.stm)

Oh that is sad.

I'm having a brew in my Timperley Bigshorts F.C. mug in his memory. Who's going to look after Little Frank?

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/001.jpg)

Frank's World (http://www.franksworld.co.uk/index.htm)
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 21 June, 2010, 07:12:45 PM
Oh no. Sad. I wasn't well acquainted with Frank Sidebottom's ouevre, but I do have a soft spot for his indie medley of How I Wrote Elastic Man, Take the Skinheads Bowling, Bigmouth Strikes Again and Love Will Tear us Apart.

 :(

Wish I could say I ever got to see him perform, but I didn't.
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 21 June, 2010, 07:22:46 PM
sad day for little frank remember frank well whilst having me tea in the day though i always thought it was granada's paul crone under the hood.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 21 June, 2010, 08:01:02 PM
Wish I could say I ever got to see him perform, but I didn't.

Live in Manchester long enough and it was impossible not to! His last appearance apparently was just round the corner at my old local, where he premièred his world cup song "Three shirts on my line"
: Re: RIPs
: chris_askham 21 June, 2010, 10:16:05 PM
That's very sad news. I think I was first introduced to the genius of Frank Sidebottom through his comic strip in OINK!
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 21 June, 2010, 11:17:01 PM
I'll never forget his rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 21 June, 2010, 11:35:38 PM
Lew Stringer's posted some of Frank's Oink! stuff here...

http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2010/06/frank-sidebottom-creator-chris-sievey.html (http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2010/06/frank-sidebottom-creator-chris-sievey.html)
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 21 June, 2010, 11:51:57 PM
Was lucky enough to see Frank a couple of times and bumped into him now and the n on circuit in Manchester. and we played against Timperley Big Shortts a lot in our Sunday league (no, he didn't wear the head while playing).

I got Vic Galloway to play Love will tear us apart as the last song on his BBC Radio Scotland show tonight in tribute.  If you've never heard it, do yourself a favour and use their "listen again" feature.

Very sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 25 June, 2010, 02:53:57 PM
Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10415297.stm
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 27 June, 2010, 05:17:29 PM
Jonathan Smith, programmer of zx spectrum games such as Batman the Caped Crusader, Hysteria and Cobra.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekpub.cgi?regexp=^Jonathan+Smith+%5b1%5d$ (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekpub.cgi?regexp=^Jonathan+Smith+%5b1%5d$)
: Re: RIPs
: James Stacey 27 June, 2010, 09:57:32 PM
English Football
: Re: RIPs
: willthemightyW 27 June, 2010, 10:00:27 PM
Fabios career as England manager.
: Re: RIPs
: Orlok 28 June, 2010, 09:09:53 AM
Hahahaaha.
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 28 June, 2010, 10:13:59 AM
Jonathan Smith, programmer of zx spectrum games such as Batman the Caped Crusader, Hysteria and Cobra.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekpub.cgi?regexp=^Jonathan+Smith+%5b1%5d$ (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekpub.cgi?regexp=^Jonathan+Smith+%5b1%5d$)

He was only 43, apparently died after a short illness - that's really sad.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 28 June, 2010, 10:28:59 AM
Can people please stop posting in this thread "English Football" every time The England team loses a match or is knocked out of an international competition? Pretty please? Really, I am asking nicely.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 28 June, 2010, 10:38:46 AM
OH MY FUCKING GOD IT HAPPENED TWICE WE ARE ALL DOOOOOMED.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 28 June, 2010, 10:51:36 AM
RIP- posting "English Football" joke in this thread
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 28 June, 2010, 11:24:13 AM
South African football
French football
Greek football
Nigerian football
Slovenian football
Algerian football
Australian football
Serbian football
Danish football
Cameroonian football
Kiwi football
Italian football
Ivorian football
North Korean football (plus the actual footballers as well)
Swedish football
Honduran football
North American football
South Korean football
Mexican football
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 28 June, 2010, 12:16:57 PM
Just nipping it in the bud now so it stops being a problem later. Advice your mother should have followed Roger.  :P
: Re: RIPs
: willthemightyW 28 June, 2010, 05:02:06 PM
ye sir I'm sorry  :-[
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 28 June, 2010, 07:08:36 PM
Slovakian football.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 28 June, 2010, 10:01:51 PM
The founder of Swatch.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/10441563.stm

I had one of those in the late 80's, I got it on a flight to Vancouver.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 29 June, 2010, 08:33:41 PM
Japanese football.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 29 June, 2010, 08:39:51 PM

North Korean football (plus the actual footballers as well)
Swedish football
Honduran football
North American football
South Korean football
Mexican football


Shouldn't that read USA Soccer not North American Football.




V
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 29 June, 2010, 10:19:19 PM
Portugese football
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 02 July, 2010, 10:42:56 PM
Brazilian football
Chilean football
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 02 July, 2010, 10:54:38 PM
Ghanian football
Scottish Tennis
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 03 July, 2010, 12:20:07 AM
Doesn't he represent BRITISH tennis?
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 03 July, 2010, 12:23:23 AM
Only when he's winning.


filip
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 03 July, 2010, 02:04:18 AM
Beryl Bainbridge (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10489407.stm)

Uruguayan and Ghanaian football are both alive and well.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 03 July, 2010, 09:04:55 AM
Getting back on topic
Dame Beryl Bainbridge dies at 75 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10489407.stm)

Stage and TV actor Geoffrey Hutchings dies aged 71 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10494592.stm)

Artist Arnold Friberg dies at 96 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10487228.stm)
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 03 July, 2010, 02:11:41 PM
Beryl Bainbridge... 'Young Adolf,' recommended reading for anyone who enjoyed Grant Morisson and Steve Yeowell's The New Adventures of Adolf Hitler. I liked her writing.
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 03 July, 2010, 05:43:33 PM
Argentinian football
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 03 July, 2010, 09:28:25 PM
Paraguayan football.

"Paul Glasswell" if he don't stop stealing my lines...
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 06 July, 2010, 10:46:31 PM
Uruguyian football.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 08 July, 2010, 12:55:00 AM
German football.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 08 July, 2010, 01:08:32 AM
Who didnt see that coming ?

How much longer does this dead horse have to be flogged for ?

I only wish it really was dead.
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 08 July, 2010, 01:37:10 AM
Aw but that would upset your Mum. Didn't mean to steal, just wanted to keep the momentum going.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 08 July, 2010, 01:44:13 AM
Thats alright.I shouldnt have posted that comment but i havent been in the best of moods since late this afternoon [since someone annoyed me] and it was really just an excuse to snap at someone for no real reason.

This is why i stayed away from the Yapshop this evening.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 08 July, 2010, 09:56:00 AM
German football.

Ande with it my chances of winning £50 in the sweep.
Damn that octopus!
: Re: RIPs
: Mikey 08 July, 2010, 10:37:23 AM
Well, hopefully you only lost a squid on the sweep.



What?

M.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 08 July, 2010, 10:48:53 AM
Well, hopefully you only lost a squid on the sweep.



What?

M.

You disgust me.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 10 July, 2010, 01:01:46 AM
Mel Gibson's career.

: Re: RIPs
: Emp 10 July, 2010, 01:33:50 AM
Mel Gibson's career.


We're doing awards 10 years later now?
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 10 July, 2010, 01:44:37 AM
Mel Gibson's career.




I beg to differ, the madder Mel gets the more successful his films ie The Passion of Jaysus and Apocalypto etc.
: Re: RIPs
: Emp 10 July, 2010, 01:55:38 AM
But they are hardly mass appeal.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 10 July, 2010, 02:22:32 AM
Silence, you pig in heat.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 10 July, 2010, 02:23:00 AM
The passion of Christ has grossed 370.6 million USD to date or thereabouts.

: Re: RIPs
: Emp 10 July, 2010, 03:53:06 AM
But the rosaries and disapproving tuts drown out the cash registers
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 10 July, 2010, 03:55:35 AM
Silence, you pig in heat.


Mel is coming to fuck you up. He's bringing some wood and nails.
: Re: RIPs
: Emp 10 July, 2010, 04:14:19 AM
hope he drives nails bettr than cars....
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 10 July, 2010, 09:27:30 PM
Zombie Uruguayan football.
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 11 July, 2010, 06:22:22 PM
Good Predator movies.
: Re: RIPs
: Jared Katooie 11 July, 2010, 08:10:08 PM
Yeah.

 :(
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 11 July, 2010, 09:50:08 PM
I'm disgusted that you two would cheapen this serious thread with such frivolity.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 11 July, 2010, 10:02:39 PM
Dutch football.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 11 July, 2010, 10:17:20 PM
Well thank God that's over. And they were the two best teams in the world hmmm?

: Re: RIPs
: Emp 11 July, 2010, 10:22:15 PM
Well thats an end to the madness for another four years.....
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 11 July, 2010, 10:32:40 PM
If anyone wants to do this for the rugger next year then PM me with your bids.
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 12 July, 2010, 03:13:49 PM
I'm disgusted that you two would cheapen this serious thread with such frivolity.

Words cannot express the feelings of grief that we fanboys feel sometimes. So I say it's valid.  ;)

Oh, and... Ugandan pygmy tribe football.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 12 July, 2010, 04:33:59 PM
I'm disgusted that you two would cheapen this serious thread with such frivolity.

Words cannot express the feelings of grief that we fanboys feel sometimes. So I say it's valid.  ;)



Its certainly no less valid than multiple posts about football teams that no one gives a toss about being knocked out of the World Cup which were prompted by one individuals requests to not clog up this thread with comments from football fans about the death of their team when they were knocked out of the competition.
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 12 July, 2010, 04:47:37 PM
Dragging this back to normality...

American Splendor writer and artist, Harvey Pekar.

http://www.fox43.com/entertainment/wjw-news-harvey-pekar-dies,0,1594002.story (http://www.fox43.com/entertainment/wjw-news-harvey-pekar-dies,0,1594002.story)
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 12 July, 2010, 04:54:26 PM
Dragging this back to normality...

American Splendor writer and artist, Harvey Pekar.

http://www.fox43.com/entertainment/wjw-news-harvey-pekar-dies,0,1594002.story (http://www.fox43.com/entertainment/wjw-news-harvey-pekar-dies,0,1594002.story)

Ah, that's an awful shame.  I've only read bits of the comics; I saw the film and thought he was a really nice chap
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 12 July, 2010, 05:12:36 PM
Sad to hear about  Pekar.  I almost feel like I knew the man personally. He produced an amazing and uniquely unsettling body of work that was by turns infuriating and illuminating - it was like looking right into someone's mind, or worse, your own. 
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 12 July, 2010, 06:22:25 PM
Never thought of Harvey Pekar as a nice chap myself. More of a good guy. He made it to 70 then, which I'm glad to hear, because his comic books often made you worry about his health. The best thing about his comics is that they were genuine and about something real, however ordinary.
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 12 July, 2010, 06:23:43 PM

American Splendor writer and artist, Harvey Pekar.



No!  :o

Damn - that's gonna be sad news for a lot of fans. Comics lost a major luminary there.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 12 July, 2010, 07:28:51 PM
Slowly but surely America loses more of it's splendour.
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 12 July, 2010, 09:20:12 PM
Yeah. A deeply inspiring bloke Harvey Pekar.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 12 July, 2010, 10:29:52 PM
Ah CRAP! American Splendour. I one I had not got round to but has been on the "Must Read" list I made when I was 15 or so. Comics in a truly pure form like Love & Rockets & Maus. 
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 13 July, 2010, 12:49:21 AM
Hope Joyce and Danielle are okay.  ::)
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 13 July, 2010, 09:28:11 PM
Star Tours. (In the US)
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 15 July, 2010, 12:08:20 PM
Casandra Rismiller, a friend of mine who co-starred in several of my short films, passed away last night. I got the stunning news this morning. She was a fun girl, a unique person and a very good actress. She was 27.

Here she is in action (the dark-haired girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuNxWgBjx8E.
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 15 July, 2010, 12:13:19 PM
Very sad news, LOD. Such a young age too.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 15 July, 2010, 12:16:35 PM
sorry for your loss- that's very sad
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 15 July, 2010, 12:20:35 PM
Casandra Rismiller, a friend of mine who co-starred in several of my short films, passed away last night. I got the stunning news this morning. She was a fun girl, a unique person and a very good actress. She was 27.

Here she is in action (the dark-haired girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuNxWgBjx8E.

That's shit news. RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: Tweak72 15 July, 2010, 12:53:18 PM
Casandra Rismiller, a friend of mine who co-starred in several of my short films, passed away last night. I got the stunning news this morning. She was a fun girl, a unique person and a very good actress. She was 27.

Here she is in action (the dark-haired girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuNxWgBjx8E.

:(
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 15 July, 2010, 01:05:26 PM
Sorry to hear that Locusts, my condolences.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 15 July, 2010, 01:45:05 PM
That really is terrible. Very sad.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 15 July, 2010, 01:54:04 PM
Gosh, so young.  Sorry to hear it.
: Re: RIPs
: James Stacey 15 July, 2010, 02:05:00 PM
That's terrible news. So very young :(
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 15 July, 2010, 05:20:01 PM
Yeah, it's weird. Last year this month one of my best friends was killed (he was a cop and pulled over the wrong guy), so I don't know...strange to think of people you have known for so long not being around anymore.
: Re: RIPs
: mygrimmbrother 15 July, 2010, 05:27:14 PM
Very sad news Locust.
: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 15 July, 2010, 05:33:29 PM
Hope her family are coping well!!! :(
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 16 July, 2010, 01:56:17 PM
So sorry to hear that Locust. I know exactly what you mean. I've had the experience of suddenly losing longtime friends unexpectedly. It's a bizarre, surreal and very disturbing experience.

Thoughts are with you and all concerned at this time.
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 16 July, 2010, 01:57:17 PM
Seperate post for this:

Peter Fernandez, the original voice of Speed Racer, has passed away at the age of 83 after a battle with lung cancer.
: Re: RIPs
: Van Dom 16 July, 2010, 09:41:26 PM
Sorry to hear that news Locusts. Bad times.
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 16 July, 2010, 10:00:29 PM
Sorry for your loss, thoughts are with you LOD.



filip
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 16 July, 2010, 10:15:17 PM
Belated commiserations, Matt.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 17 July, 2010, 03:58:38 PM
Rest in peace the female motorcyclist who died in an accident 100yds in front of us this afternoon.

Her and the other rider were travelling way too fast and too close to other vehicles. Suddenly we saw a car get out of the way and one of the riders went up in the air. Her helmet came off and she was killed instantly.
The other rider was her partner and they were going to get married soon.

No one was quite sure what happened as it was so quick but other witnesses said the back of the bike appeared to go upwards and threw her off. My girlfriend went to help as I phoned 999. She saw the womans face as she lay there, a horrible to thing to see.
We both feel so sad after seeing this.

Please be careful and sensible out there whatever you drive or ride.

 
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 17 July, 2010, 04:34:53 PM
Thats interesting as i went for a run in a friuends car yesterday afternoon and he was talking about getting a motorbike as he is fed up with sitting in traffic and i was saying that i wouldnt bother because at some point you will be knocked off it and smashed or worse killed and that i didnt think it was worth the risk as its not a risk i am willing to take and then i read the above comment and it completely makes my point.

Its very sad but it could have been so easily avoided if they were riding safely and paying attention to what they were doing.

: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 17 July, 2010, 05:19:42 PM
nasty thing to see albion hope it doesnt affect you both too badly, surprided more bikers are'nt killed though up in rivington pike near us we saw a gang of about six bikers doing at least 60 on windy country roads on the wrong side!
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 17 July, 2010, 05:46:17 PM
Albion, that's horrible, of course, for those involved, but also for you. Hang in there, mate.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 17 July, 2010, 06:13:32 PM
Thanks folks. I'm fine, it just makes you feel very sad that someone died. I hope it doesn't effect my girlfriend any more as she saw the woman close up. She's tougher than me though so I'm sure she'll be fine.

No one quite saw why the bike threw her. It didn't hit a car but the two bikes were very close together so maybe they touched or it was a braking error. It may even have been a mechanical problem but they were definately riding too fast and not safely.
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 17 July, 2010, 10:59:49 PM
know you'll keep an eye on her ...it aint nice, few years ago a bloke dived off preston bus station and being of medical background went to help, too late of course but even though i've seen shit like that before still jumped out at me now and again.

: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 18 July, 2010, 10:17:54 AM
That is very sad Albion, I'm sorry you guys had to see that.

It's not nice.  Remember to talk to people if you guys can't get it out of your heads.

Another warning it's best not to go near bikes, and to be very careful if you do.  I had a nasty scrape when I was a youngster, I survived it and have never gone back on once since.

: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 24 July, 2010, 02:13:40 PM
My Mum - just shy of her 82nd birthday.

Mother to 13, Granny Flannel to 34 (possibly still counting) and Great Gran to a dozen ( definitely still counting - in fact the very last picture taken of her was with the newest addition).

: Re: RIPs
: HdE 24 July, 2010, 02:31:37 PM
Good God, Tips - so sorry to hear. I can't imagine how you must feel.

Seems like quite a few of us are having a tough time here lately.

Warm regards to all.
: Re: RIPs
: worldshown 24 July, 2010, 02:33:03 PM
Haven't read this thread for a while.

Sorry to hear about your friend Locusts. 27 is no age.

My thoughts are with you Tips. After going through a similar experience earlier this year, I hope your family are with you for support.
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 24 July, 2010, 02:40:46 PM
Ah, Tips, that's a terrible shame. All the best.

(I don't read this thread much. Sorry, everyone.)
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 24 July, 2010, 02:46:05 PM
Ay! Sorry to hear about your loss Paul.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 24 July, 2010, 03:19:30 PM
my condolences Tips
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 24 July, 2010, 04:04:23 PM
Very sorry to hear that Tips, and my sincere condolences.  34 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren!  That's really something.
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 24 July, 2010, 04:11:44 PM
Sorry for your loss, Tips. My thoughts are with you - but it seems your mum lived a wonderful life and her memory lives on with that great big family! Take care.
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 24 July, 2010, 04:54:01 PM
Ah, sorry to hear that Tips, and hope you and yours are holding up okay.
SBT
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 24 July, 2010, 05:05:40 PM
Sorry to hear about your mum Tips.
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 24 July, 2010, 05:12:11 PM
Manly hugs Tips.
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 24 July, 2010, 06:13:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your lose Tiplodocus. I hope you and all your mums child, grand children and great grand children are ok.
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 24 July, 2010, 07:33:11 PM
Snooker player Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, aged 61.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 24 July, 2010, 07:46:35 PM
Sorry to hear it Tips.
: Re: RIPs
: JayzusB.Christ 24 July, 2010, 07:48:02 PM
Very sorry to hear it, Tips. Hope you and yours are coping ok.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 24 July, 2010, 07:48:12 PM
Shit news, Tips.
Our thoughts are with you.
: Re: RIPs
: Jared Katooie 24 July, 2010, 09:09:40 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss Tips.

: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 24 July, 2010, 09:13:38 PM
All the best Tips, sorry for your loss.
: Re: RIPs
: COMMANDO FORCES 24 July, 2010, 09:17:58 PM
Sad times indeed Tips, it's at times like these that your memories will help to ease the pain. My thoughts are with you.

Take care
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 24 July, 2010, 09:29:59 PM
Sorry to hear about your Mum, Tips thoughts are with you at this sad time.



filip
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 24 July, 2010, 09:57:40 PM
Alex Higgins

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/snooker/8852020.stm
: Re: RIPs
: W. R. Logan 24 July, 2010, 10:32:42 PM
The Hurricane has blown out...
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 24 July, 2010, 10:39:35 PM
Sincere condolences, Tips.
: Re: RIPs
: Professor Bear 24 July, 2010, 10:52:39 PM
Sorry about your mum, Paul.
: Re: RIPs
: Satanist 24 July, 2010, 10:56:33 PM
Sorry for your loss Tips!
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 25 July, 2010, 12:09:40 AM
Bad news Tips. But what a legacy she has left.







V
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 25 July, 2010, 02:09:02 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss, Tips. Remember the good times.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 25 July, 2010, 02:32:23 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss, Tips. Remember the good times.

Ditto.I cant think of what else to say but its what we all dread.
: Re: RIPs
: Mikey 25 July, 2010, 03:40:19 PM
Sad news indeed Tips. Aye, you've only ever one mother - take care.

M.
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 25 July, 2010, 07:03:50 PM
crap news tips our thoughts too at mogzilla towers. :(
: Re: RIPs
: Orlok 26 July, 2010, 12:20:50 AM
Tips, sorry to hear about your mum.

I lost my mum to emphysema 2 years ago and the only advice I can give you is that it does get easier over time and her absence won't mean you loving her any less.

Keep your chin up and as other have said, remember the good times and the legacy she leaves.

All the best, mate.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 26 July, 2010, 12:24:51 AM
Thoughts are with you Tips. Sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 28 July, 2010, 01:35:46 PM
Maury Chaykin, tv's Nero Wolfe and many films from 1980s to now...
passed away yesterday aged 61

(http://www.nerowolfe.org/nwm/nwm_cast/image/MC.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: James Stacey 28 July, 2010, 01:42:54 PM
Sincere condolences Tips.

(Sorry I'm a bit behind.)
: Re: RIPs
: Tiplodocus 29 July, 2010, 11:29:43 PM
Thanks for all the kind words - one good thing about having such a large family is there's always plenty of people around to share these times with.  At the moment we have grandchildren and great grandchildren staying with us and a house full of under 6s running around is just the thing to remember her.

Had a mental week; as well as organising the funeral I've had to deal with phone breaking, electricity being cut off by neds setting light to the bridge down the hill, gas bolier stopping working, pc breaking, television signal disappearing (we feed the neighbours from our arial), two garden strimmers breaking and the washing machine conking out.


(It's really funny seeing all of your thoughtful messages with the bizarre names and avatars next to them). 
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: Bolt-01 29 July, 2010, 11:35:15 PM
Ach, Paul. Just seen this.

Really sorry for your loss my friend.

Dave
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 30 July, 2010, 02:25:12 PM


(It's really funny seeing all of your thoughtful messages with the bizarre names and avatars next to them). 

Glad we were able to give you a chuckle in the middle of all your bad juju, Tips.

Mind you, I am kinda wondering how this situation was different to any other time...  ;)
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 30 July, 2010, 02:29:52 PM
Had a mental week; as well as organising the funeral I've had to deal with phone breaking, electricity being cut off by neds setting light to the bridge down the hill, gas bolier stopping working, pc breaking, television signal disappearing (we feed the neighbours from our arial), two garden strimmers breaking and the washing machine conking out.

Apart from all that it was fine though, yeah?
: Re: RIPs
: puggdogg 04 August, 2010, 02:02:25 PM
NOOOOOOOOOO!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-467713?ref=feeds/latest (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-467713?ref=feeds/latest)
(http://www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16271.0;attach=2189;image)

iReport —
Paris...Boulevard Richard Lenoir.
 
.....the bodies of TinTin and his dog Milou (Snowy), two of the most famous cartoon characters of the 20th century,were discovered early yesterday morning.  From the looks of the crime scene and the bodies, the police are not ruling out foul play.  There were no witnessses to the crime...no suspects, altho  residents of the area claim to have seen a small band of savage- tribesmen on horseback in the area late the previous evening.
 
    TinTin, a travelling reporter, was the son/creation of the Belgian cartoonist  Georges Remi ("Hergé"1907-1983).  First appearing in the journal Le Petit XXe, TinTin and his ever-present companion Milou, were the main characters in stories which sold more than 200 million copies and translated into 50 languages..
 
     Police are investigating.  Anyone with any leads please contact:
 
TinTin&Milou@help.fr


: Re: RIPs
: Martin Jameson 05 August, 2010, 11:54:46 PM
My marriage of 14 years

Another victim of Facebook

God bless the internet
: Re: RIPs
: The Enigmatic Dr X 05 August, 2010, 11:56:27 PM
Fuck. Don't know what to say to that. Condolences.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 06 August, 2010, 12:17:28 AM
My marriage of 14 years

Another victim of Facebook

God bless the internet

(http://2000adonline.com/forum/avatars_static/avatar_14916.png)


The bullet hole in the badge is fitting.
: Re: RIPs
: flip-r mk2 06 August, 2010, 12:28:26 AM
My marriage of 14 years

Another victim of Facebook

God bless the internet

Sorry to hear that.


filip
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 06 August, 2010, 01:06:59 AM
shit

sorry to hear that
: Re: RIPs
: Orlok 06 August, 2010, 01:51:16 AM
Jeez, buddy.

Very sorry to hear that. Hope the injuring parties get their appropriate reward.
: Re: RIPs
: mogzilla 06 August, 2010, 08:40:19 AM
they will, what goes around comes around..everyone i know/knew who was the cheater or was cheated on ,well, the offenders have never stayed together...give it time pal you'll meet someone worth your time.
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 06 August, 2010, 09:02:40 AM
That is horrible, and shit, and terrible, and you have my sincerest hopes that youre okay. Gah! Hang in there, sir!
SBT
: Re: RIPs
: Withnail's liver 06 August, 2010, 09:20:31 AM
As has already been said:  what an absoloute shit of a thing to happen.  Very brave of you to post it on the forum.

Hope all works out as amicably as can be expected under the circumstances.
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: Mikey 06 August, 2010, 09:30:15 AM
Really sorry to hear that - I hope you can come through with some positives.

M.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 06 August, 2010, 10:33:18 AM
Bollocks. Sorry to hear that, Martin.
: Re: RIPs
: James Stacey 06 August, 2010, 10:36:44 AM
My marriage of 14 years

Another victim of Facebook

God bless the internet

Speaking as someone who lost their marriage to Facebook earlier in the year, really, really sorry to hear that.
: Re: RIPs
: Pete Wells 06 August, 2010, 10:48:43 AM
Bah, really sorry to hear that Martin. Gotta agree with what Mig said, idealised flirting on Facebook and real life are two very different things.

Chin up mate.
: Re: RIPs
: Trout 06 August, 2010, 11:39:09 AM
Bloody hell, Martin. Sorry to hear that, mate. I thought you'd gone quiet.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 06 August, 2010, 10:28:07 PM
Proposition 8.

OWNED.
: Re: RIPs
: JOE SOAP 06 August, 2010, 10:41:57 PM
Now you can get that "ring" Roger.
: Re: RIPs
: Jared Katooie 06 August, 2010, 10:58:08 PM
I'm sorry for your news Martin.

Proposition 8.

OWNED.


I hope you're happy. Now marriage will be destroyed forever!
: Re: RIPs
: puggdogg 07 August, 2010, 02:14:56 AM
I think it's great that Prop 8 was over ruled. I'm all for equality. I'm dead set against all the hatred and bigotry displayed the people that applauded the proposition.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 07 August, 2010, 03:08:53 AM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v119/220/3/628552874/n628552874_122950_682.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 07 August, 2010, 09:12:10 AM
My marriage of 14 years

Another victim of Facebook

God bless the internet

Martin - it happens to a lot of us, me included, three years on I'm re-married, really, really, ecstatically happy, new baby and four adopted kids, business is doing well and to top it all my wife bought me a Cliff Robinson Commission for my birthday... life DOES get better, you just need to go out there and find it. Enjoy the adventure :-)

Mike
: Re: RIPs
: Martin Jameson 07 August, 2010, 11:44:31 PM
Thanks for all your words. The fallout from all this is devastating the whole family. I'll be ok, hopefully my kids will too soon.
Thanks again guys.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 09 August, 2010, 02:35:03 PM
Patricia Neal: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/aug/09/patricia-neal-dies-at-84
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 16 August, 2010, 11:19:16 AM
Zsa Zsa Gabor very soon.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 18 August, 2010, 02:51:05 PM
cartoonist John Callahan (http://www.callahanonline.com/index.php). Quadriplegic since the age of 21 with a wonderfully sick and morbid sense of humour. Died of respiratory failure aged 59.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 18 August, 2010, 10:19:36 PM
Sir Frank Kermode: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/18/frank-kermode-dies-aged-90
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 18 August, 2010, 11:01:56 PM
Oh. For a brief second I thought that read Floyd Kermode.
: Re: RIPs
: Dode C 18 August, 2010, 11:25:46 PM
Bill Millin, the D-Day piper.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 19 August, 2010, 07:09:09 AM
Crikey! magazine, which was devoted to UK comics of yesteryear

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Flewstringer.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F08%2Fsad-news-chums-crikey-is-cancelled.html&h=1772e

It was a great read, I'm sad to see it go  :'(
: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 19 August, 2010, 07:41:00 AM
Re Crikey, it never recovered from the Borders collapse, did it? Even my local newsie, which had managed to get the issue that was sold through borders, completely failed to get me any more after that. A real shame.
SBT
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 19 August, 2010, 03:17:51 PM
Shame about Crikey - it was kinda like my Radio 6 - I didn't actually get it myself, but I was really glad it was out there.
: Re: RIPs
: James Stacey 19 August, 2010, 03:21:46 PM
Ted "Series of Tubes" Stevens
: Re: RIPs
: HdE 25 August, 2010, 05:46:37 PM
Satoshi Kon, anime industry figure responsible for the movies Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and paprika, and the TV show Paranoia Agent.

Pancreatic cancer. He was just 47.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 31 August, 2010, 11:14:26 PM
Laurent Fignon (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/8957337.stm), winner of the Tour de France in 1983 and 84 has died of cancer at the age of 50. I just read his autobiography last week (an infuriating, entertaining read) and I didn't even know he was ill.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 31 August, 2010, 11:33:02 PM
Sad news. I was surprised to hear of his passing as well Cosh. 50 is far too young.
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 06 September, 2010, 08:36:26 AM
Mike Edwards the founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van.

His music was very familar to me.

: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 06 September, 2010, 11:16:03 PM
That freaked me a bit as i drove past some bails up there the other day and commented to my wife how high they were and i wouldn't fancy one of them falling on me.

Poor guy. RIP.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 10 September, 2010, 02:46:08 PM
Fernando Fernández Sánchez, painter and comic artist.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/sep/09/fernando-fernandez-obituary (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/sep/09/fernando-fernandez-obituary)

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 10 September, 2010, 06:16:25 PM
sad - he was an amazing artist
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 12 September, 2010, 09:24:50 PM
Kevin McCarthy: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-kevin-mccarthy-20100913,0,7898882.story?track=rss
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 12 September, 2010, 10:20:18 PM
My one week holiday in Cornwall and my brother's single life as it was his wedding.

but at least my best man speech went brilliant well! hehe.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 13 September, 2010, 07:01:11 AM
Kevin McCarthy star of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McCarthy_(actor)
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 13 September, 2010, 07:15:36 PM
Kevin McCarthy star of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McCarthy_(actor)

he was in loads of other stuff in the 70s..but I never knew his name. Sad to only now be putting a name to the face
: Re: RIPs
: IAMTHESYSTEM 13 September, 2010, 08:14:19 PM
Kevin McCarthy attained screen immortality in Invasion of the Body snatchers. His famous run onto the traffic packed highway shouting 'Your next!' is a sci fi and movie classic. Sorry to hear he's gone.

He actually replayed the famous scene in the re-make with Donald Sutherland.  :(
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 22 September, 2010, 01:50:17 PM
Leonard Skinner, the teacher who inspired the band name Lynyrd Skynyrd.

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/man-who-inspired-the-name-lynyrd-skynyrd-dies/#more-37673

: Re: RIPs
: Batman's Superior Cousin 24 September, 2010, 07:01:03 PM
Eddie Fisher aged 82 - Father of Princess Leia
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 24 September, 2010, 07:22:36 PM
Eddie Fisher aged 82 - Father of Princess Leia

Odd... I thought that was Darth Vader.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 27 September, 2010, 01:49:58 PM
Jimi Heselden, UK Segway company owner drives Segway off cliff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-11416654
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 27 September, 2010, 01:57:28 PM
Jimi Heselden, UK Segway company owner drives Segway off cliff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-11416654

That story is almost as beautiful as it is tragic...
: Re: RIPs
: Van Dom 27 September, 2010, 02:00:53 PM
That's...emmm....no I better not go there. I might laugh.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 27 September, 2010, 09:05:52 PM
A mouse.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-11419498
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 27 September, 2010, 11:04:09 PM
Gloria Stuart (the old Kate Winslet in Titanic) at age 100.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 28 September, 2010, 10:39:02 PM
Sally Menke.

Terrible story.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29048
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 28 September, 2010, 10:59:32 PM
Sally Menke.

Terrible story.

Do we even know what the story is yet?
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 28 September, 2010, 11:07:51 PM
She sounds like she still managed to live a pretty full life in 56 years.
: Re: RIPs
: Peter Wolf 29 September, 2010, 11:24:52 AM
Don Partridge - King of the Buskers :

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:SUymfcvwkPAJ:www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/24/don-partridge-obituary+don+partridge+dies&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a

I used to know him a little bit so i may attend the funeral which is being held locally.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 30 September, 2010, 11:00:29 AM
Tony Curtis

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39433821
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 30 September, 2010, 11:09:19 AM
Aw.
: Re: RIPs
: SuperSurfer 30 September, 2010, 11:21:21 AM
Tony Curtis was one of those actors who seemed to be constantly on TV when I was a kid. The Persuaders was my favourite programme.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 30 September, 2010, 11:41:06 AM
He's a genuine loss... sad news.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 30 September, 2010, 11:59:34 AM
Sad news. One of the legends from that era.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 30 September, 2010, 02:52:18 PM
Star of one of my favourite films, Some Like It Hot.  :'(

I've just bought the Persuaders boxset, so will have an evenings viewing in his honour
: Re: RIPs
: Van Dom 30 September, 2010, 03:19:21 PM
That is sad. Love the Persuaders.
This news has made me think it might not be that long until we are hearing news of Roger Moore's passing....that will suck.
RIP Tony !
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 30 September, 2010, 03:25:58 PM
Tony Curtis dies on the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones and in one episode he played a cameo as a character called 'Stony Curtis'. Bizarre.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0580274/
: Re: RIPs
: TordelBack 30 September, 2010, 03:27:28 PM
Sad news.  I love Some Like it Hot with a passion undimmed by years, and he is marvelous in it - the scene where Sugar steams up Shell Oil Jr's glasses is outstanding, his affected voice cracks me up.  Every time I watch it I realise again just how perfect a film it is.  
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 30 September, 2010, 03:29:29 PM
He's a genuine loss... sad news.

Yeah. I thought his best work was still ahead of him too.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 30 September, 2010, 06:11:52 PM
Does this mean sexual intercourse with Marilyn Monroe has finally passed from living memory?
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 30 September, 2010, 07:12:58 PM
Sad news about Tony Curtis. But what a life!
: Re: RIPs
: Grant Goggans 30 September, 2010, 08:07:40 PM
I think Adrian may be right... Norman Mailer died three years ago.   :D
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 01 October, 2010, 09:06:30 PM
Stephen J. Cannell. He was 69.  He was television for me as a kid.
: Re: RIPs
: M.I.K. 02 October, 2010, 12:27:02 AM
Stephen J. Cannell. He was 69.  He was television for me as a kid.

He'll always be the grabbing-paper-out-of-a-typewriter-and-throwing-it-over-his-shoulder bloke to me.
: Re: RIPs
: Paul faplad Finch 04 October, 2010, 10:44:20 PM
Norman Wisdom apparently.   I suppose he's pretty much the definition of 'he had a good innings'.    Still a shame though.
: Re: RIPs
: Mister Pops 04 October, 2010, 10:59:03 PM
Norman Wisdom? Really?
There'll be a day of mourning in Albania
: Re: RIPs
: Kowalsky (formerly JudgeGumpty) 04 October, 2010, 11:07:33 PM
Poor dear old Norman, a sad loss and a true funnyman.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 04 October, 2010, 11:38:55 PM
I loved watching his films when I was little.  Sad times as another great passes on.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 05 October, 2010, 07:40:50 AM
Comedy genius. :(

Met him once, he was tiny.


: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 05 October, 2010, 08:02:22 AM
Hastings pier.
It was torched during the night. Woke up today to find the town full of smoke.
SBT
: Re: RIPs
: Van Dom 05 October, 2010, 08:09:46 AM
Missed the news about Stephen...that's a bit of a shock to me. He didnt SEEM that old and when I saw him doing interviews about the A Team movie recently he seemed perfectly healthy. At least he got to be involved in the big budget version of his best tv show before he passed away. Kind of sad.

Norman Wisdom..I actually thought was already dead!!! Wow he did have a good innings didnt he!??
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 05 October, 2010, 12:01:14 PM
Hastings pier.
It was torched during the night. Woke up today to find the town full of smoke.
SBT

Sad to see that. I saw Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds play there a few years ago as a warm up gig before the Abattoir Blues tour. Probably the best Bad Seeds gig I've seen.

Norman Wisdom used to live in the village I grew up in, West Chiltington in West Sussex.
He opened our swimming pool when I was at primary school. No one in the village took any notice of him and I'm not sure he was particularly liked. I just remember him waving at people from his Rolls Royce and he had a sign at the end of his drive that said "Please drive slowly or not all!".
He was on the board at Brighton and Hove Albion at one time too.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 05 October, 2010, 12:43:58 PM
There were fears for Norman Wisdom's health when he failed to collapse on stage recently during his act.
: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 05 October, 2010, 12:44:27 PM
:)
: Re: RIPs
: Dark Jimbo 05 October, 2010, 02:05:06 PM
95 really is the definition of a 'good innings.' My Gran's the same age.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 10 October, 2010, 08:17:31 PM
Solomon Burke. Possibly from Pulmonary Embolism.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 12 October, 2010, 09:50:48 AM
Claire Rayner.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11520609

I liked Claire.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 12 October, 2010, 10:08:34 AM
Claire Rayner.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11520609

I liked Claire.

Love her last words, according to that piece. And I never knew that critic dude on Masterchef was her son.

Also died this week, someone who I hadn't heard of but with a long and impressive career: Jackson Gillis, TV scriptwriter who over the years wrote for both the George Reeve Superman and also the Dean Cain series. Also wrote scripts for Perry Mason, Lost in Space, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission Impossible, Columbo and Murder she Wrote. In WWII he wrote propoganda leaflets designed to persuade defeated japanses soldiers not to commit suicide.

Is it a sign of age that I find newspaper obituaries more and more fascinating, even if I've never heard of the subject?
: Re: RIPs
: ThryllSeekyr 12 October, 2010, 11:37:28 AM
Dame Joan Sutherland

died last night, aged 83.

: Re: RIPs
: Wils 12 October, 2010, 12:16:41 PM
Claire Rayner.

Now with wings.
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 12 October, 2010, 12:25:01 PM
Wils is today's winner.
: Re: RIPs
: strontium71 12 October, 2010, 12:28:29 PM
CLASSIC!!!!  :lol:
: Re: RIPs
: Noisybast 12 October, 2010, 12:41:37 PM
I'm stealing that for my Facebook status! :D
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 12 October, 2010, 05:11:04 PM
Cartoonist Les Gibbard...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/12/les-gibbard-guardian-cartoonist (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/12/les-gibbard-guardian-cartoonist)
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 14 October, 2010, 10:10:46 AM
Claire Rayner.

Now with wings.

I unashamedly stole this joke and emailed it to the Guardian and they printed it today! Fame at last!
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 14 October, 2010, 12:59:10 PM
Not cool, bro.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 14 October, 2010, 01:03:46 PM
But Claire Rayner would have got and appreciated the joke and recognized that it was meant affectionately.



Dear Editor, Wils said, and I quote: "Claire Rayner, now with wings." LOL!
- Mike Giggler, via email
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 14 October, 2010, 01:18:02 PM
I meant DDD being a THIEF.
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 14 October, 2010, 01:26:20 PM
I know a guy who's been stealing from the till at all of his jobs, usually as a barman. Surprised to see he's not dead yet.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 14 October, 2010, 01:34:27 PM
I meant DDD being a THIEF.

But The Guardian will have received at least half a dozen letters making the same joke. They just had to decide which one to print. I suppose they liked DDD's letter best.

I know a guy who's been stealing from the till at all of his jobs, usually as a barman. Surprised to see he's not dead yet.

of a gangland killing?
: Re: RIPs
: Wils 14 October, 2010, 02:22:24 PM
I expect a cheque in the post forthwith, you bloody tealeaf. :p
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 14 October, 2010, 02:37:15 PM
I meant DDD being a THIEF.

But The Guardian will have received at least half a dozen letters making the same joke. They just had to decide which one to print. I suppose they liked DDD's letter best.

I know a guy who's been stealing from the till at all of his jobs, usually as a barman. Surprised to see he's not dead yet.

of a gangland killing?

More a rural lynch-mob.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 14 October, 2010, 03:43:45 PM
I expect a cheque in the post forthwith, you bloody tealeaf. :p

You can have every penny that I get paid!

Had a lovely chat with the lady from the Guardian (they ring you to make sure you're genuine) as to whether it was in bad taste, but we agreed it was affectionate and that she probably wouldn't have minded. And I did mention that I'd nicked the gag from someone else - they have no objection to receiving stolen goods!
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 15 October, 2010, 08:23:40 AM
The Guardian fences of the newspaper world
: Re: RIPs
: Goaty 15 October, 2010, 05:51:22 PM


Simon MacCorkindale - 58

(http://static.whatsontv.co.uk/images/07109_165959_25575461.jpg)
: Re: RIPs
: strontium71 15 October, 2010, 06:18:42 PM
Shit , that one is sad  :(
I always remember him from Manimal back in 1983.
Also her from FLASH!!!GORDON was in it as well if I remember correctly.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 15 October, 2010, 06:36:20 PM
That's far too bloody young  :(

: Re: RIPs
: HdE 16 October, 2010, 10:15:54 PM
Yeah - MacCorkindale is a real wrench. He seems to have been a very well regarded, highly respected man - and 58 is no age. No age at all. I had no idea he was even ill.
: Re: RIPs
: Van Dom 16 October, 2010, 10:21:41 PM
Awww not MacCorkindale. He was great. Shame that.
: Re: RIPs
: Something Fishy 17 October, 2010, 10:21:42 AM
Professor Mandlebrot

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11560101

: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 18 October, 2010, 11:36:19 PM
Barbara Billingsley, probably best known to most of us as the jive talking old lady from Airplane! 94.
: Re: RIPs
: House of Usher 19 October, 2010, 12:29:17 AM
"Jive ass dude don't got no brains anyhow!" Great old lady. Good innings.
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 19 October, 2010, 10:05:03 PM
Mr C.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11578530
: Re: RIPs
: Hoagy 20 October, 2010, 03:48:46 AM
Oh no.
: Re: RIPs
: Daveycandlish 20 October, 2010, 06:58:56 AM
He was actually younger than I thought!!

Father Dowling was good afternoon telly back in the day

: Re: RIPs
: johnnystress 21 October, 2010, 09:45:34 AM
too young :(

http://www.billboard.com/news/slits-frontwoman-ari-up-dead-at-48-1004123706.story#/news/slits-frontwoman-ari-up-dead-at-48-1004123706.story

Ari Up RIP
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 21 October, 2010, 09:49:17 AM
too young :(

http://www.billboard.com/news/slits-frontwoman-ari-up-dead-at-48-1004123706.story#/news/slits-frontwoman-ari-up-dead-at-48-1004123706.story

Ari Up RIP

Shit.

I'm going to stop reading this thread!
: Re: RIPs
: Goosegash 21 October, 2010, 12:40:28 PM
Graham Crowden.

(http://images.zap2it.com/movies/people/75036/75036_h_ba.jpg)

http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/topic/26785-graham-crowden-1922-2010/page__p__484672#entry484672
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: Daveycandlish 21 October, 2010, 06:30:12 PM
Graham Crowden had a fantastic distinctive voice.

He'll be missed if Nebulous comes back to Radio 4

Good age though
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: Greg M. 21 October, 2010, 07:42:03 PM
Graham Crowden.

(http://images.zap2it.com/movies/people/75036/75036_h_ba.jpg)

http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/topic/26785-graham-crowden-1922-2010/page__p__484672#entry484672

A genuinely superb actor, I suspect I will remember him best as the blackly comic Jock McCannon from 'A Very Peculiar Practice'.
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: Adrian Bamforth 26 October, 2010, 08:11:10 PM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/49643000/jpg/_49643496_009891365-1.jpg)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11618899 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11618899)

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: I, Cosh 26 October, 2010, 08:15:37 PM
Paul the World Cup octopus. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11626050)
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: Kerrin 26 October, 2010, 08:20:24 PM
A farewell to arms.

They ink it's all over...it is now.

(both shamelessly nicked)

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: Emperor 26 October, 2010, 08:57:51 PM
Zecharia Sitchin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zecharia_Sitchin), died the 9th, just announced:

www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/sitchin-obit/
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: Dandontdare 26 October, 2010, 10:29:54 PM
Gregory Isaacs
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: Roger Godpleton 26 October, 2010, 11:54:38 PM
Alex Anderson, creator of ROcky & Bullwinkle. I don't feel too sad for him as he had a leg up over the rest of us, what with his alliterative name and all.
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: johnnystress 28 October, 2010, 11:12:44 PM
RIP Danno

http://www.indyposted.com/121203/james-macarthur-hawaii-five-os-original-dano-dies-at-72/
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: Adrian Bamforth 28 October, 2010, 11:55:33 PM
Alex Anderson, creator of ROcky & Bullwinkle. I don't feel too sad for him as he had a leg up over the rest of us, what with his alliterative name and all.

What a shame - I loved Rocky and Bullwinkle, a cartoon seemingly years ahead of it's time. It wouldn't be too far out of place as some hiply ironic Cartoon Network creation, and I actually found the 2000 film genuinely brilliant (Hollywood having an actual big "Green Light" is a stroke of genius!) - I hope he liked it and received due credit.
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: johnnystress 29 October, 2010, 04:57:37 PM
RIP Bunny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqzNqvVMSWg


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-11649909

Actor Gerard Kelly has died at the age of 51 after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier this week.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/49700000/jpg/_49700823_gerardkelly304.jpg)
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: Roger Godpleton 04 November, 2010, 12:57:43 AM
Ginny Sack.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-sopranos-actress-denise-borinoquinn,47040/
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: ThryllSeekyr 04 November, 2010, 10:51:56 AM
James Freud, exlead singer of the Models took his life this morning, after succoming to his battle with alcoholism.

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/26207/Models-frontman-James-Freud-dies (http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/26207/Models-frontman-James-Freud-dies)

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: Buddy 11 November, 2010, 04:00:12 PM
Dino De Laurentiis
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: James Stacey 11 November, 2010, 04:03:30 PM
Dino De Laurentiis
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11734039
Very sad, although to be honest I thought he had died some years ago.
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: I, Cosh 13 November, 2010, 12:51:30 AM
Ah well. Who wants to live forever?
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: vzzbux 13 November, 2010, 09:49:27 PM
Ah well. Who wants to live forever?
ME





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: Dandontdare 23 November, 2010, 05:53:10 PM
Ingrid Pitt (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11823418), Hammer's sexiest vampire, age 73

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/pitt.jpg)
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: strontium71 23 November, 2010, 06:41:11 PM
Oh that's sad  :(

I went to Birmingham Memorabilia maaaany years ago , and whilst perusing some corner stall noticed a quite attractive for an oldish lady sat on her own in her own booth . No-one was paying her any attention and she looked quite sad. She looked up and said hello. I'm very shy and just gurned back. It was only when I was walking away did I see the card on her table saying ' Ingrid Pitt - signings' . All on her own  :(
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: exilewood 23 November, 2010, 06:44:45 PM
Very sad news.
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: Heath C Ackley 23 November, 2010, 06:59:07 PM
I may have been at that same fair but she did go to a few. I did have the courage to chat with Ingrid and found her a warm, friendly person with a mischievous sense of humour. I know she had been quite ill for the past few years. She also starred in Where Eagles Dare eith Eastwood and Richard Burton. Most of the Hammer actresses were chosen for their beauty and bust size but there was something more with Ingrid, she was more tham just a scream queen. Check out her most famous movie Countess Dracula, based on the Bathory legend.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 November, 2010, 08:18:40 PM
I met Ingrid at a Maidstone Memorablia Event (the only one this town has held) and she was lovely. I was taken aback seeing her here and just as Strontium71 said, she was sat with no-one (except her manager). I got a few signed pics and asked for a photo (don't ask, don't get) and just chatted for ages, she noticed my top and asked me about that, I suppose it becomes a wee bit boring saying the same stories to each fan and she enjoyed all my tales and likewise I enjoyed the stories she told. I reckon I sat with her for over 30 minutes and still no-one came up to her table, which was sad.
I shall miss her and raise a glass to her tonight.

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/2000ad%20Sites/IngridPitt.jpg)
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: johnnystress 23 November, 2010, 10:12:50 PM
Nice photo, nice story

RIP Ingrid
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: Buttonman 23 November, 2010, 10:22:25 PM

Would it be bad taste to say RIP to Commando Forces' hair?

Thought so.

That Ingrid Pitt and Madeline Smith scene from 'The Vampire Lovers' nearly wore out an early VHS of mine - lovely lady.
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: Misanthrope 23 November, 2010, 10:32:34 PM
Ingrid Pitt's autobiography has to be one of the most entertaining books I have ever read.

RIP.
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: Adrian Bamforth 24 November, 2010, 06:19:27 PM
Ah well. Who wants to live forever?

I do... and you know what? So far, so good.
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: Albion 26 November, 2010, 10:53:50 AM
Bernard Matthews. Seems like an appropriate time of year for him to leave this earth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-11845703
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: radiator 26 November, 2010, 12:55:47 PM
Bernard Matthews!
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: strontium71 26 November, 2010, 06:48:17 PM
Not Bootiful.. :lol:
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: Rog69 26 November, 2010, 06:53:03 PM
Apparently he left instructions for his body to be frozen and then defrosted and cremated on Christmas day.
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: Peter Wolf 26 November, 2010, 06:53:36 PM
Its nice to have some good news for once.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 26 November, 2010, 07:06:31 PM
Ingrid Pitt fans there was a lovely piece on her in today's Last Word - featuring her own words and that of her daughter -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00w243g/Last_Word_26_11_2010/

"Yes she was proud of what she'd done, proud of what she'd achieved with her great teeth and wonderful bosoms"
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: Richmond Clements 26 November, 2010, 07:24:56 PM
Ingrid Pitt fans there was a lovely piece on her in today's Last Word - featuring her own words and that of her daughter -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00w243g/Last_Word_26_11_2010/

"Yes she was proud of what she'd done, proud of what she'd achieved with her great teeth and wonderful bosoms"

Listened to this on the way home- it was quite brilliant.
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: locustsofdeath! 26 November, 2010, 07:27:00 PM
Ingrid Pitt (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11823418), Hammer's sexiest vampire, age 73

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/pitt.jpg)

Oh no! How did I not hear about this (and I wish I hadn't)?

RIP Ingrid, you'll never know how in love I was with you... :'(.
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: Hoagy 26 November, 2010, 08:00:29 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs995.snc4/76799_463156267601_591547601_5642733_6192885_n.jpg)
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: Paul faplad Finch 29 November, 2010, 01:44:53 AM
I'm about to go to bed so I can't wait for confirmation but twitter is suddenly crawling with reports that Lesle Nielsen has gone.  84 Years old.

Bring on the quotes.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 29 November, 2010, 01:57:25 AM
Looks like it's true, I never realised he was that old, he always looked younger to me. He made me laugh more then anyone else during my childhood, he will be sadly missed. 
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: LARF 29 November, 2010, 06:16:42 AM
Shirley not?*













* come on folks you know you want to
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: Daveycandlish 29 November, 2010, 06:51:03 AM
Sadly it's true.

And don't call me Shirley.


 ;)

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: Something Fishy 29 November, 2010, 07:33:49 AM
Really sad news.

RIP.
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: Kerrin 29 November, 2010, 07:42:16 AM
Ah nuts, that's a shame.
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: ThryllSeekyr 29 November, 2010, 09:10:56 AM
Just heard about this on the television news.
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: Van Dom 29 November, 2010, 09:55:07 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
I never would have guessed he was that old either.
:(
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: I, Cosh 29 November, 2010, 10:14:44 AM
Looks like it's true, I never realised he was that old, he always looked younger to me. He made me laugh more then anyone else during my childhood, he will be sadly missed.
Not a criticism or anything, but I'm surprised that people are surprised about his age. His first big role was in Forbidden Planet and that's nearly sixty years old.
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: Adrian Bamforth 29 November, 2010, 12:51:45 PM
(http://img.movieberry.com/static/photos/19337/1_midi.jpg)
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: Rog69 29 November, 2010, 01:34:51 PM
Irvin kershner - The director of the Empire Strikes back.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1 (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1)
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 29 November, 2010, 01:36:12 PM
Looks like it's true, I never realised he was that old, he always looked younger to me. He made me laugh more then anyone else during my childhood, he will be sadly missed.
Not a criticism or anything, but I'm surprised that people are surprised about his age. His first big role was in Forbidden Planet and that's nearly sixty years old.

I also find it hard to believe Forbidden Planet is nearly sixty years old. The other thing is that, for me he will be all ways nearly entirely associated with his comedic roles and I tend to forget about his earlier more serious roles.  
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: locustsofdeath! 29 November, 2010, 02:54:58 PM
Irvin kershner - The director of the Empire Strikes back.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1 (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1)

R.I.P. Kersh - you gave us a glimpse of what Star Wars could have been.
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: Something Fishy 29 November, 2010, 04:03:03 PM
Dear me, what a day. RIP.
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: TordelBack 29 November, 2010, 05:36:31 PM
Irvin kershner - The director of the Empire Strikes back.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1 (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1)

Ah hey, that's shite news.  I've often thought that if it wasn't for Kershner Star Wars would be a late 70's oddity that was of its time but no more - it was the superiority of his Empire that gave everyone the idea that Star Wars had masses of unrealised potential beyond its origins  (and still does - Empire is the point on the curve  that all other SW approaches, but can never reach). 
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: Keef Monkey 29 November, 2010, 05:47:21 PM
Irvin kershner - The director of the Empire Strikes back.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1 (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1)

Ah hey, that's shite news.  I've often thought that if it wasn't for Kershner Star Wars would be a late 70's oddity that was of its time but no more - it was the superiority of his Empire that gave everyone the idea that Star Wars had masses of unrealised potential beyond its origins  (and still does - Empire is the point on the curve  that all other SW approaches, but can never reach).  

Absolutely, I often rather shamefully forget the fact that Lucas didn't do much of the directing after A New Hope, and then when I'm reminded it makes more sense that everything he's done himself has fallen a bit short.

edit: Just saw the Neilson post too, pretty sad day. Reckon I'll pop on some Naked Gun tonight.
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: Daveycandlish 29 November, 2010, 06:08:40 PM
So what do I watch tonight and raise a toast to the screen?

Airplane! or Empire Strikes Back?

It's a sad day  :'(
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: uncle fester 29 November, 2010, 06:49:05 PM
...Both?
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: Dunk! 29 November, 2010, 07:08:09 PM
United Planets Cruiser C-57D sails on captainless. :(
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: Jared Katooie 29 November, 2010, 07:22:20 PM
Just heard about Leslie Nielsen. Sad, sad news.

Airplane and the Naked Gun series - some of the funniest films ever made.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 29 November, 2010, 07:24:54 PM
I really hope someone has the forethought to bury him with a fart machine.
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: Devons Daddy 30 November, 2010, 01:20:57 PM
sad news of lesilie neilsen, but a good innings,
he shall live in with his quotes, likely the most quoted actor next to the god father I&II not a bad legacy.

NICE BEAVER!
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 30 November, 2010, 01:27:36 PM
NICE BEAVER!

Thank you. I just had it stuffed.
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: HdE 30 November, 2010, 05:22:12 PM
When I saw the news of Leslie Nielsen's death posted online, I actually did a double take. We hear of so many celebrity deaths that sometimes they fail to make much of an impression. But hearing that Leslie Nielsen has gone is a bit like hearing your grandfather has passed away.

I don't actually believe in the notion of an afterlife, but something about the idea of Leslie arriving at the pearly gates and saying ' ... I just want you to know, we're all counting on you' and then disappearing again really tickles me.

A great loss.
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: Kerrin 30 November, 2010, 07:27:48 PM
Leslie Nielsen Random Quote Generator.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/interactive/2010/nov/29/leslie-nielsen-random-quote-generator (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/interactive/2010/nov/29/leslie-nielsen-random-quote-generator)

Just click on the "Surely you can't be serious" button.
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: Daveycandlish 16 December, 2010, 08:33:20 PM
Blake Edwards - director of Pink Panther Movies, Breakfast at Tiffanys, and others - has died aged 88 of pneumonia

: Re: RIPs
: SmallBlueThing 16 December, 2010, 09:56:36 PM
One that has actually made me quite sad: jean rollin has died. He directed one of my favourite films, 'the two orphan vampires', and was a lovely man. I have a great memory of wandering greyfriars kirkyard in edinburgh with mr rollin, discussing possible ideas for future films that he wanted to make in the city. Sadly it wasnt to be. Rest easy you magnificent pervert.
SBT
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: Greg M. 16 December, 2010, 10:13:05 PM
One that has actually made me quite sad: jean rollin has died.

That is sad. He had a very distinctive and singular vision. I feel compelled to go and watch 'The Living Dead Girl' now to commemorate him. If ever a chap deserved a painfully beautiful funeral, it would be Mr. Rollin.
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: JOE SOAP 16 December, 2010, 11:40:36 PM
Blake Edwards - director of Pink Panther Movies, Breakfast at Tiffanys, and others - has died aged 88 of pneumonia




and to think I just watched "10" last night...
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: vzzbux 17 December, 2010, 12:01:47 AM
A lad that started work with us a few months ago went missing on Saturday. They have just found him.
R.I.P. Martin Kent.





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: radiator 17 December, 2010, 01:57:31 PM
Morgan Freeman

(Not really)

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a293749/twitter-sparks-morgan-freeman-death-rumour.html (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a293749/twitter-sparks-morgan-freeman-death-rumour.html)
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: locustsofdeath! 17 December, 2010, 03:37:44 PM
One that has actually made me quite sad: jean rollin has died.
He had a very distinctive and singular vision.

Very much so - that singular vision was well on display in 'Zombie Lake': up-the-crotch-from-underwater vision.

In all seriousness, that is too bad. Mr. Rollin was an autuer in every sense of the word.
: Re: RIPs
: Richmond Clements 17 December, 2010, 03:44:11 PM
that singular vision was well on display in 'Zombie Lake'

Zombie Lake. I've seen that one- christ, what a piece on inept shit.
Sad the guy's dead and all, but if that's anything to judge his output by, it's not very good.
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: Greg M. 17 December, 2010, 03:51:13 PM
One that has actually made me quite sad: jean rollin has died.
He had a very distinctive and singular vision.

Very much so - that singular vision was well on display in 'Zombie Lake': up-the-crotch-from-underwater vision.

Well, quite.  ;)  That's what happens when you take over a shoot from Jess Franco.  :) Don't think any of us would be proclaiming that film as one of his finest hours. I believe there are two versions in existence though - clothes on and clothes off.

that singular vision was well on display in 'Zombie Lake'

Zombie Lake. I've seen that one- christ, what a piece on inept shit.
Sad the guy's dead and all, but if that's anything to judge his output by, it's not very good.

Zombie Lake is not remotely indicative of Rollin's actual talent. I gather it was a job he took on 'cos Franco pulled out... he was not very interested in it.
: Re: RIPs
: locustsofdeath! 17 December, 2010, 03:57:47 PM
Well, I will say that I enjoyed 'Zombie Lake' much more than I enjoyed the Jess Franco-helmed 'Oasis of the Zombies', ha.

(and you know Rollin filmed those shots because he knew everyone would blame them on Franco  :D)
: Re: RIPs
: Greg M. 17 December, 2010, 04:04:26 PM
Well, I will say that I enjoyed 'Zombie Lake' much more than I enjoyed the Jess Franco-helmed 'Oasis of the Zombies', ha.

I gather that Franco made 'Oasis of the Zombies' because he wasn't able to do 'Zombie Lake'... must've owed the studio a zombie film or something.
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: vzzbux 17 December, 2010, 09:23:03 PM
A lad that started work with us a few months ago went missing on Saturday. They have just found him.
R.I.P. Martin Kent.


Drove by the spot where they found the body this morning. It was all cordoned off and just seemed eerily weird. It was on a main stretch of a dual carriageway going out of Leicester. I couldn't even start to imagine what happened.




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: Kerrin 17 December, 2010, 10:01:21 PM
Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), apparently. Sad News.
: Re: RIPs
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 17 December, 2010, 10:13:38 PM
 :'( Shit.
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: JOE SOAP 17 December, 2010, 11:49:41 PM
No. Beefheart bit the dust.
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: JOE SOAP 17 December, 2010, 11:58:40 PM
No more squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag.
: Re: RIPs
: Adrian Bamforth 18 December, 2010, 12:13:09 AM
As well as bagging himself a Julie Andrews, the great Blake Edwards was responsible for the definitive telling of the greatest joke in history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue0fZfwHfzo&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue0fZfwHfzo&feature=related)
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: Albion 18 December, 2010, 12:16:05 AM
Very sad to hear of Captain Beefheart leaving this earth.  :(
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: Misanthrope 18 December, 2010, 01:11:53 AM
Damn, the captain's dead.

He was fast and bulbous.
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: SuperSurfer 18 December, 2010, 02:02:40 AM
So upsetting to read the sad news that the great Captain Beefheart is no longer with us.
: Re: RIPs
: Colin YNWA 18 December, 2010, 05:49:52 AM
Very sorry to hear about Captain Beefheart.

Likewise brilliant colourist Adrienne Roy at 57.
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: TordelBack 18 December, 2010, 10:05:53 AM
Nobody wrote better songs about dinosaurs than the Captain.  Sorry to hear of his passing.
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: Hoagy 18 December, 2010, 11:16:05 AM
Not great news is the passing of Beefheart.
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: HdE 18 December, 2010, 03:22:49 PM
Time fo rme to finally get around to buying some Beefheart, I suppose. The guy's musical antics always made me smile. Especially 'Ice Cream For Crow'.

He was a one-off alright, no mistake about that.
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: Mister Pops 18 December, 2010, 03:48:09 PM
The torture never stops
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: SuperSurfer 19 December, 2010, 01:43:47 AM
Time fo rme to finally get around to buying some Beefheart, I suppose. The guy's musical antics always made me smile. Especially 'Ice Cream For Crow'.
He was a one-off alright, no mistake about that.

I chucked some Beefheart links on the YouTube Gold page.
http://www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php/topic,21778.1425.html

Very limited amount of his music online and his best stuff isn't on Spotify, though there is some great earlier stuff:

http://open.spotify.com/track/3b1trQhZvAjoxneiHMHYXi
http://open.spotify.com/track/6LGTeOvnvtg6IKaAqHLfbP
http://open.spotify.com/track/7gWINLHj3c0hBMkGlP8844

amongst much more.

I actually have to limit how much I play some Beefheart as it plays over in my mind and stops me sleeping.
: Re: RIPs
: CrazyFoxMachine 19 December, 2010, 12:05:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6fCOGyVJg

This is the vid that got me into Beefheart. What a performer - !
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: Peter Wolf 19 December, 2010, 12:55:35 PM
I liked one of his albums that many consider to be his worst which is Bluejeans And Moonbeams.This was it was a lot more commercial and accessible than his more experimental and awkward music which i dont really enjoy.
: Re: RIPs
: vzzbux 19 December, 2010, 10:38:07 PM
I liked one of his albums that many consider to be his worst which is Bluejeans And Moonbeams.This was it was a lot more commercial and accessible than his more experimental and awkward music which i dont really enjoy.
THats why some people consider this his worst.
Probably why I class mid 90's to mid 2000's Metallica utter shite as they sold out and cashed in, which they have openly admitted.
I am not saying Beefheart sold out. He was maybe trying to reach a wider audience.




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: JOE SOAP 19 December, 2010, 10:47:29 PM
Those "commercial" Beefheart albums are still good no matter what the critics say. The sacred cow I always thought was a bit rubbish is of course Trout Mask Replica, the emperor has no clothes. Everthing else he did before or since is far better.


Metallica went shite after ...Justice. Too much money is a terrible thing, 'nuff said.
: Re: RIPs
: uncle fester 20 December, 2010, 11:20:42 AM
Brian Hanrahan, BBC reporter, 61.

Anyone who's old enough to remember the Falklands will know what a great reporter he was.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12037973
: Re: RIPs
: Spaceghost 20 December, 2010, 11:49:32 AM
The torture never stops

Wasn't that Zappa?
: Re: RIPs
: Mister Pops 21 December, 2010, 01:09:53 AM
The torture never stops

Wasn't that Zappa?
Aye, but our dear departed Captain did the vocals. They collaborated a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCCKrpCQDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCCKrpCQDM)
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: Misanthrope 21 December, 2010, 05:20:58 AM
The torture never stops

Wasn't that Zappa?
Aye, but our dear departed Captain did the vocals. They collaborated a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCCKrpCQDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCCKrpCQDM)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw05xgp5Gw8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw05xgp5Gw8)
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: Spaceghost 21 December, 2010, 09:27:10 AM
The torture never stops

Wasn't that Zappa?
Aye, but our dear departed Captain did the vocals. They collaborated a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCCKrpCQDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaCCKrpCQDM)

Wow, I've been listening to Zappa and Beefheart for years and I never knew that was the Captain on vocals.

Bongo Fury is one of my favourite albums and it captures the both of them at their live best.
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: Albion 21 December, 2010, 02:30:27 PM
That's Zappa on vocals on The torture never stops but that is indeed the Captain on the link to Willie The Pimp.
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: Adrian Bamforth 26 December, 2010, 02:49:55 AM
Wombles' creator Elisabeth Beresford.
Saw her interviewed some years back and she was quite charming.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12079067 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12079067)

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: mogzilla 26 December, 2010, 09:33:35 PM
Just found out one of the kids from the special school where i work has died on xmas day! he had a trachy and it either came out or got blocked ,his poor parents found him in the morning...
  known the little fella since he started in nursery he was 13 when he died couldnt speak but had such a wicked sense of humour everybody who met him loved him to bits being from a muslim family the funeral is tomorrow .
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: Pete Wells 26 December, 2010, 11:56:14 PM
Aw that's awful Mogz. I once lost three bairns from my class in one year and it damn near broke me. First day back's going to be tough, really sorry to hear that mate.

There was a lovely Muslim lad at my special school called Tauheed who's dad had my local newsagents and kept my prog for me for years. Young Tauheed was hospitalised for the last few weeks of his life and his dad and relatives started an Internet campaign for his fellow Muslims to pray for him. Apparently on a specified date and time, hundreds of thousands of Muslims all over the planet were praying from him. Nice.
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: Devons Daddy 27 December, 2010, 01:04:07 PM
specail needs children have a high mortality rate sadly. i am aware my sister is of this group.for what it is worth, for the family, it was a terrible day but not there specail day. which would have compounded it all.

Brain hanrahan, I COUNTED THEM ALL OUT and I COUNTED THEM ALL BACK IN AGAIN! if i am not mistaken by your reference.
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: mogzilla 27 December, 2010, 09:53:38 PM
cheers ,it's been one of those christmases first the loyal hound then this... hope we dont hear of any more next week.
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: Mister Pops 30 December, 2010, 08:36:13 PM
That's Zappa on vocals on The torture never stops but that is indeed the Captain on the link to Willie The Pimp.

Beefheart did the Vocals on The Man From Utopia, or was it Cheap Thrills, or maybe it was both. On a
: Re: RIPs
: Roger Godpleton 30 December, 2010, 11:21:23 PM
Boney M singer Bobby Farrell: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/30/bobby-farrell-boney-m-singer-dies
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: Dandontdare 30 December, 2010, 11:39:50 PM
so now they're going to play all those records he didn't actually sing on.

I remember loving 'Ma Baker' when it came out - but I was only 10.
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: judgerufian 31 December, 2010, 10:52:13 AM
so now they're going to play all those records he didn't actually sing on.

I remember loving 'Ma Baker' when it came out - but I was only 10.

ha! he was a great frontman though and had some awesome moves. Fondly remember looking as a kid, at my folks Boney M covers and thinking they were the grooviest people on earth....and venus.
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: Goaty 03 January, 2011, 10:08:45 AM
 Sad at the passing of Pete Postlethwaite, 64, great actor  :( always remember him as great evil Sergeant Hakeswill

(http://www.avltheatre.com/forte/img/darkwater1.jpg)

(http://sharpecompendium.net/portraits/hakeswill.jpg)
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: Rog69 03 January, 2011, 10:50:55 AM
Bugger, that's really sad, he was always brilliant in anything he was in.

64 is no age, stupid cancer  :'(.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 03 January, 2011, 12:26:31 PM
A truly fantastic actor, he'll be sadly missed.
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: Colin YNWA 03 January, 2011, 12:51:23 PM
Yeah the passing of Pete Postlethwaite was a complete surprise as I didn't know he was fighting cancer. Real shame one of my favourite actors
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: Devons Daddy 03 January, 2011, 02:32:26 PM
mr Peter leaves behind a fine body of work.
he was excellent as the priest in Romeo and Juliet. the modern retelling version.he shone in it. 

as many of us hit our early forties, heros and names of our youth hit there 60s and 70s. which is rather sobering.
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: Daveycandlish 03 January, 2011, 02:37:08 PM
Shocked to read this this morning but it does explain why he looked so thin when I saw him in The Town last year  :(

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: Bolt-01 03 January, 2011, 04:18:10 PM
I'm genuinely saddened by this. Postlethwaite was a tremendously watchable actor, and only yesterday I saw him in JUMANJI! I didn't know he was in that till I heard him speak.

A real loss to modern film.
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: Roger Godpleton 03 January, 2011, 07:37:59 PM
Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen's squeeze in Forbidden Planet.
: Re: RIPs
: Dandontdare 04 January, 2011, 03:10:54 PM
Zsa Zsa Gabor's right leg. She's had it removed due to a gangrenous infection, but she's not out of the woods yet.
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: Albion 04 January, 2011, 09:48:41 PM
Gerry Rafferty.

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/218229-baker-street-songwriter-gerry-rafferty-dies-in-hospital/
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: Emp 04 January, 2011, 11:22:33 PM
Zsa Zsa Gabor's right leg. She's had it removed due to a gangrenous infection, but she's not out of the woods yet.

Maybe she can take it home and use it to hit cops who have the audacity to stop her!
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: LARF 04 January, 2011, 11:29:52 PM
Gerry Rafferty

Found this remarkable article on him here: http://news.scotsman.com/opinion/Stuck-in-a-battle-with.4352529.jp (http://news.scotsman.com/opinion/Stuck-in-a-battle-with.4352529.jp)

Quite like the poinancy of this quote:
""In fact, most of what I played was an old blues riff," says the sax musician. "If you're asking me: 'Did Gerry hand me a piece of music to play?' then no, he didn't." Ravenscroft's fee was a cheque for £27, which he says bounced anyway and is now framed and hangs on his solicitor's wall. Rafferty has not attempted to make further payment, and Ravenscroft has chosen not to pursue the matter of a song that guarantees Rafferty a yearly income of £80,000. Since the song thrust Rafferty into a spotlight that has made him deeply uncomfortable ever since, maybe Ravenscroft is right to regard the riches of 'Baker Street' as tainted money: "If I had received pots of money, I wouldn't have known what to do," he remarked recently. "It might have destroyed me."
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: COMMANDO FORCES 05 January, 2011, 06:17:15 AM
Mick Karn of Japan, yesterday evening from cancer!
Heard the back end of a conversation on Radio 2 late last night but could only just now verify it, as nothing on any news channels.
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: Devons Daddy 05 January, 2011, 08:53:08 AM
 :(
not a good week the heros and important people of our youth around  it seems.

the lady from FP! which i read today and felt deserved to be noted here, the actor peter potwhistle(sp)Brain hanrahan before christmas.

all worthy of note upon this board, for sci-fi reference or notable moments for many of us.
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: Richmond Clements 05 January, 2011, 09:39:34 AM
Just heard this morning on R4 that Anthony Howard had died.
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: Spaceghost 05 January, 2011, 09:43:32 AM
I'm genuinely saddened by this. Postlethwaite was a tremendously watchable actor, and only yesterday I saw him in JUMANJI! I didn't know he was in that till I heard him speak.

A real loss to modern film.

I'm pretty sure he wasn't in Jumanji to be honest.

He was one of my favourite actors. Seemed like he was a nice guy too.
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: Peter Wolf 05 January, 2011, 04:04:12 PM
Mick Karn of Japan, yesterday evening from cancer!
Heard the back end of a conversation on Radio 2 late last night but could only just now verify it, as nothing on any news channels.

I wasnt aware that Mick Karn was ill so that was a surprise.Very sad but i recall an anecdote about Mick Karn and i forget who i was told it by but someone was in a recording/rehearsal studio [another bass player] and they overheard Mick Karn playing bass in the next room and they thought "Why do i bother ??" obviously discouraged because his bass playing was so good.

Heres a track in rememberance of Mick Karn :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8cb0iO8Vpg

Shame about Gerry Rafferty but i was aware he was an alcoholic and ill but i like City To City and Night Owl and Baker St is one of those tracks that takes me back to a ceertain time and place whenever i hear it.I always really liked the cover art of those albums as well.
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: Something Fishy 05 January, 2011, 04:08:15 PM
it's been a sad start to the year for sure.  Lots of greats passing on.
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: House of Usher 05 January, 2011, 04:42:46 PM
Lots of greats passing on.

and Gerry Rafferty, too.
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: TordelBack 05 January, 2011, 06:37:46 PM
I'm pretty sure he wasn't in Jumanji to be honest.

Aye, I suspect the Bolt unit is thinking of his Great White Hunter turn in Jurassic Park 2.  Very sorry to hear of his passing, he enlivened anything he appeared in - even Dragonheart!
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: Roger Godpleton 06 January, 2011, 01:03:42 AM
Dick King-Smith.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/05/babe-creator-dick-king-smith
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: Richmond Clements 06 January, 2011, 02:38:23 PM
My Xbox. Four years of faithful service. RIP, my friend...

Anybody got a spare they'd like to donate..? Before I have to resort to reading and talking to people...
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: COMMANDO FORCES 07 January, 2011, 03:38:04 PM
Gary Mason (the boxer) hit by a van while cycling.
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: Kerrin 10 January, 2011, 07:38:18 AM
Major Dick Winters, the officer portrayed by Damien Lewis in 'Band of Brothers'.
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: Richmond Clements 10 January, 2011, 10:32:09 AM
Major Dick Winters, the officer portrayed by Damien Lewis in 'Band of Brothers'.

Just read that this morning. The man was a genuine Hero. RIP>
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: Dunk! 10 January, 2011, 10:48:41 AM
92. Big bag of win for Dick Winters.
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: Bolt-01 10 January, 2011, 11:07:31 AM
Sigh- In Jumanji- there is a scene where the Robin Williams character returns to his father factory to be told about his parents' death by a tramp who gives him clothes. The tramp is Pete Postlethwaite. It was his voice that made me look twice.
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: TordelBack 10 January, 2011, 11:14:53 AM
Sigh- In Jumanji- there is a scene where the Robin Williams character returns to his father factory to be told about his parents' death by a tramp who gives him clothes. The tramp is Pete Postlethwaite. It was his voice that made me look twice.

Wow! A quick look at the IMDB suggests that's uncredited, so good catch.
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: JohnMcF 10 January, 2011, 11:21:20 AM
That was Lloyd Berry

http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorCredit.aspx?ActorID=19702
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: Spaceghost 10 January, 2011, 11:46:28 AM
Sigh- In Jumanji- there is a scene where the Robin Williams character returns to his father factory to be told about his parents' death by a tramp who gives him clothes. The tramp is Pete Postlethwaite. It was his voice that made me look twice.

Bah! You win this round Bolt...
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: Goaty 11 January, 2011, 09:14:28 AM
Major Richard 'Dick' Winters, 92.
Played by Damian Lewis in Band of Brothers


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1345843/He-hell-guy-Real-life-Band-Brothers-war-hero-dies.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1345843/He-hell-guy-Real-life-Band-Brothers-war-hero-dies.html)
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 11 January, 2011, 06:28:39 PM
Michaela Harte, daughter of former Gaelic manager Micky Harte found murdered in her hotel room 12 days after getting married.
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: Roger Godpleton 14 January, 2011, 10:52:35 PM
Trish Keenan of Broadcast fame at age 42.


This is totally lame.
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: I, Cosh 15 January, 2011, 01:30:56 AM
Trish Keenan of Broadcast fame at age 42.

This is totally lame.
Shocked to see this on the BBC; had just read about her being ill yesterday. It is indeed lame. And heinous.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 16 January, 2011, 11:49:41 AM
Susannah York aged 72, from cancer.
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: Roger Godpleton 25 January, 2011, 06:41:02 PM
Johnny Storm, apparently.
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: Dandontdare 25 January, 2011, 08:01:36 PM
I'll give it 12 months tops
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: Greg M. 25 January, 2011, 08:12:38 PM
I imagine he will resurface near to the time of the Fantastic Four reboot movie. Had to be Johnny they were going to kill off, Reed and Ben have been "dead" before (Ben went to heaven to hang out with God, who was Jack Kirby!) and in Mark Millar's run Marvel teased "The Death of the Invisible Woman", only to have it be a parallel future incarnation.
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: Colin YNWA 25 January, 2011, 08:19:28 PM
Yeah Johnny will be back just in time for the title to return to its original numbering at 600 (I think it is) in 12 months time.

Whatever you think about this sort of stuff it has to be said Marvel have played a blinder in making this the massive story it is. Not necessarily good in the long term but still an impressive bit of marketing.
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: Roger Godpleton 25 January, 2011, 08:30:52 PM
I guess this is also why Capcom were advised not to use any of the FF in MVC 3.
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: KYUSS 26 January, 2011, 10:07:38 AM
Johnny Storm, apparently.

SPOILERS!
For a comic i don't read.
I hear its quite good these days though, Hickman's writing it isn't he?
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: Zarjazzer 26 January, 2011, 08:51:08 PM
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/01/24/wizard-magazine-to-close-immediately/

Wizard magazine it seems.
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: mogzilla 26 January, 2011, 08:53:38 PM
never read wizard but did enjoy toyfare and its twisted toyfare theatre
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: chris_askham 26 January, 2011, 08:55:33 PM
I used to read Wizard when it first started but, to be honest, had assumed it had long since gone the way of the dodo.
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: Goaty 29 January, 2011, 05:48:36 PM
My next door house, as my landlord text me this morning, but I am away this weekend, first weekend to be away till Xmas, and it happens, dont know what the damages as would be home tomorrow! fuck!
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: Kerrin 29 January, 2011, 06:14:36 PM
Was there a fire or something Goaty?
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: Goaty 29 January, 2011, 06:20:52 PM
yes, landlord text me that it was severe fire....
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: HdE 29 January, 2011, 11:23:56 PM
Sweet Cheezus, Goaty - I hope everything's okay when you return!

We had an incident in my street a year or two back. Some nutter who had been evicted from his flat decided to sneak back in and torch the mattresses there. Given that our street is basically one long terrace, that could have been MIIIIIGHTY ugly.

Do be sure to post and tell us all how it goes, 'kay?
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: Nap Normal 30 January, 2011, 08:36:46 AM
In the early hours of this morning we received one of those life changing calls. The call said my mother in law has only hours to live. She went into hospital last week complaining of chest pains. We all thought it was nothing serious but something has gone terribly wrong. It seems she was either given the wrong medication or given a huge overdose of the right medication. This has caused a mass infection which has spread to her heart and lungs. The Doctor said there is nothing more they can do except to keep her pain free and alive until we get there. Going to drive from London later today and should arrive in Dublin by tonight..
Seeing my beautiful girl in so much pain is breaking my heart.

Nap.
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: TordelBack 30 January, 2011, 09:16:36 AM
That's awful Nap, that kind of a drive is a nightmare - hope you both arrive safely. 

And Goaty: fingers crossed damage isn't too bad.
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: Kerrin 30 January, 2011, 10:14:04 AM
Ah crap, that's harsh Nap, thoughts are with your wife and yourself.

And hope your place is OK Goaty.
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: Goaty 30 January, 2011, 06:50:46 PM
Just got home, it messy next door, as major burnt hole on roof next to my room, no damaged in my house, my room ok, just damaged key door handle. Shite!

Thanks for supports.
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: TordelBack 30 January, 2011, 06:55:14 PM
Just got home, it messy next door, as major burnt hole on roof next to my room, no damaged in my house, my room ok, just damaged key door handle. Shite!

Phew!  Water damage alone could have screwed you royally, glad to hear the hassle was (relatively limited.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 30 January, 2011, 07:14:14 PM
That's awful news Nap.

Glad to here there wasn't that much damage, Goaty.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 31 January, 2011, 07:38:49 AM
Legendary Bond composer John Barry died this morning.
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: Dunk! 31 January, 2011, 10:02:03 AM
John Barry - Very sad news.

Will have Themeology on repeat all day.

The Midnight Cowboy music sends shivers down my spine everytime I hear it.
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: Daveycandlish 31 January, 2011, 07:48:01 PM
In a word....  bugger :(

I think an evening of Bond soundtracks maybe in order
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: Roger Godpleton 31 January, 2011, 10:17:51 PM
Milton Babbitt, composer of super serious smart people music. Also taught Sondheim at one point.
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: House of Usher 02 February, 2011, 10:09:38 PM
Awww, no! Margaret Johns has died.  :|
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: exilewood 04 February, 2011, 03:01:51 AM
Milton Babbitt - great man. Sorry to hear it.
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: Roger Godpleton 04 February, 2011, 10:42:25 AM
Maria Schneider, from Last Tango in Paris.
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: strontium71 04 February, 2011, 07:09:05 PM
Ooh , that reminds me - I need some butter.
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: Adrian Bamforth 06 February, 2011, 03:57:40 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, farewell to violence: Tura Satana of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill and the greatest ever movie opening 5 minutes.

She had her knockers...

http://www.filmshaft.com/tura-satana-star-of-faster-pussycat-kill-kill-dies/ (http://www.filmshaft.com/tura-satana-star-of-faster-pussycat-kill-kill-dies/)

(http://www.blujay.com/1/518/3563664_s1_i2.jpg)
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: Heath C Ackley 06 February, 2011, 04:23:47 PM

Its a shame I was a big fan. She certainly lived a life that mirrored one of her films. Tura was a leader of a street gang and went on to be a black belt martial artist.
A b - movie icon and gawd bless her for that!
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: Adrian Bamforth 06 February, 2011, 04:29:48 PM
Apparently she dated Elvis Presley but turned down his marriage proposal.
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: johnnystress 06 February, 2011, 05:04:31 PM
Gary Moore RIP

"Smiley Bolger (on facebook)
Just had a Phonecall to inform us all the Gary Moore passed away in a Hotel room in Spain some hours ago . RIP ."
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: Richmond Clements 06 February, 2011, 05:10:05 PM
Gary Moore RIP

"Smiley Bolger (on facebook)
Just had a Phonecall to inform us all the Gary Moore passed away in a Hotel room in Spain some hours ago . RIP ."

Aw FUCK OFF! Shit, man...
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: House of Usher 06 February, 2011, 05:16:20 PM
Tura Satana? Oh noe! But at least she made it to 75. I should live so long! I was watching 'Faster, Pussycat...' only last weekend. Maybe I tempted fate too far.

Gary Moore? Oh well. At least we still have the recordings.
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: SquashedFly 06 February, 2011, 06:00:49 PM
Gary Moore RIP

"Smiley Bolger (on facebook)
Just had a Phonecall to inform us all the Gary Moore passed away in a Hotel room in Spain some hours ago . RIP ."

That's a shame. I can't say I am a massive fan, but I liked his stuff with Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott. Black Rose is a fantastic song. I shall play it now in his honour.
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: locustsofdeath! 06 February, 2011, 06:05:46 PM
Apparently she dated Elvis Presley but turned down his marriage proposal.

Strange - Vampira dated James Dean...what's with these Big Stars digging on the b-movie gothy-types? ...because they're hot...
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 06 February, 2011, 07:58:20 PM
Gary Moore RIP

"Smiley Bolger (on facebook)
Just had a Phonecall to inform us all the Gary Moore passed away in a Hotel room in Spain some hours ago . RIP ."

Blimey you never know how long you've got eh? He was only 58 not even old enough to draw a pension.
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: Something Fishy 06 February, 2011, 08:22:02 PM
Yeah, pretty young.  Sad stuff.
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: vzzbux 06 February, 2011, 08:24:43 PM
RIP Gary Moore.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ffZCBtOyM





V
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: dweezil2 06 February, 2011, 10:47:10 PM
Gary Moore RIP

"Smiley Bolger (on facebook)
Just had a Phonecall to inform us all the Gary Moore passed away in a Hotel room in Spain some hours ago . RIP ."


Shit! Didn't see that one coming!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 07 February, 2011, 08:03:46 AM
Very sad about Mr Moore - in terms of what may have happened - the journalist Geoff Barton said he looked 'very unhealthy' the last he saw him -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0U0y9ShghI

...put on a hell of a lot of weight.

Anyway - I wasn't a fan of all his records - but he had a powerful voice and a great presence. Also he always seemed the right kind of completely cantankerous.

To Gary!
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: Robin Low 07 February, 2011, 08:38:01 AM
Gary Moore RIP

"Smiley Bolger (on facebook)
Just had a Phonecall to inform us all the Gary Moore passed away in a Hotel room in Spain some hours ago . RIP ."

I heard this on news24 - the final line of the report was something about his songs being "still played by buskers today" which has to be the faintest praise I've ever heard.

Regards

Robin
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: House of Usher 07 February, 2011, 10:51:10 AM
I heard this on news24 - the final line of the report was something about his songs being "still played by buskers today" which has to be the faintest praise I've ever heard.

Ah, that good old folk tradition, keeping memory alive. Like I said before, it's a pity we don't still have the recordings...
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: Albion 07 February, 2011, 01:59:30 PM
I liked some of Gary Moore's stuff but was never a huge fan.......until I saw him play live!
I first saw him at a festival in Finsbury Park in 2001 and was amazed at how good he was and wondered why his music had largely passed me by. I then saw him again at Brighton Dome in 2007.

He was an incredible guitarist and I'm so glad I got to see him. Very sad to see another great talent go too soon.
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: johnnystress 07 February, 2011, 05:18:30 PM
I'm wracking my brains trying to think what Gary Moore song would translate to busking.
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: HdE 07 February, 2011, 05:49:26 PM
What. you mean you've NEVER heard a street performer playing 'Parisienne Walkways?' Happens every day in my town!


Yeah. I admit. That's complete crap.
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: mogzilla 07 February, 2011, 06:42:49 PM
rod davies,a bloke i worked with from being a wee yts! last time i saw him was about 18 months ago when he told me of his upcoming civil partnership to his long time fella terry...
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: Misanthrope 08 February, 2011, 02:26:46 AM
Gary Moore dies, Jedward lives.

There is no god.
: Re: RIPs
: CrazyFoxMachine 08 February, 2011, 01:48:25 PM
Brian Jacques - the author of Redwall mousesiesta.

Additionally on Gary Moore - if no-one's read anything and this is the only place they go on the internet to get news about things: He had a moonlight walk on a Spanish beach, sunk down numerous brandies as well as champagne and a burger and choked on his own vomit. I'd call that a fairly pleasant way to go. Good on you Mr Moore - ! Statue anyone?
: Re: RIPs
: Albion 08 February, 2011, 01:53:34 PM
It's now being reported that Gary Moore had a heart attack.
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: Mardroid 08 February, 2011, 02:41:42 PM
Brian Jacques - the author of Redwall mousesiesta.

What a shame! I used to love those books as a kid.
: Re: RIPs
: CrazyFoxMachine 08 February, 2011, 06:24:07 PM
...well either way he'd had a nice evening.

Doom metal band Cathedral have broken up. Feels like death to me.
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: vzzbux 08 February, 2011, 07:26:54 PM
...well either way he'd had a nice evening.

Doom metal band Cathedral have broken up. Feels like death to me.
Didn't realise these were still going.



V
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: LARF 14 February, 2011, 07:12:51 AM
Corey Haim, 38
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: Richmond Clements 14 February, 2011, 07:40:15 AM
Corey Haim, 38

Bloody hell.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 14 February, 2011, 07:45:35 AM
I thought he died last year.
: Re: RIPs
: Kerrin 14 February, 2011, 07:48:12 AM
Yeah, he did, March last year.

Maybe LARF means zombie Corey Haim. Finally sent on his way with a sharpened spade.
: Re: RIPs
: LARF 14 February, 2011, 07:53:50 AM
Weird it's the top story on the BBC website may ne has has risen from the dead!
: Re: RIPs
: Keef Monkey 14 February, 2011, 09:00:10 AM
Someone told me the other day that Neil Young had died, but that seems to be nonsense. Maybe they'd confused him with Gary Moore. Somehow.
: Re: RIPs
: I, Cosh 14 February, 2011, 10:13:35 AM
Weird it's the top story on the BBC website may ne has has risen from the dead!
This happens quite a lot with the top read/recommended stories on the bbc. I assume all it takes is a few people to start e-mailing a story around their mates and it shoots to the top. Other stories you can almost certainly look forward to seeing again in the next six months include:
- The one about the bloke in Sudan who marries a goat.
- The one about the snake that bursts while trying to eat a crocodile.
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: vzzbux 14 February, 2011, 11:20:23 AM
The remains of original front man of Iron Maiden's career and freedom.
Sad really as I preferred Paul Di'anno's vocals to Bruce Dickinson's.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/02/12/iron-maiden-hero-paul-di-anno-faces-prison-sentence-for-benefit-fraud-115875-22916767/





V
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: radiator 14 February, 2011, 11:25:41 AM
Someone told me the other day that Neil Young had died, but that seems to be nonsense. Maybe they'd confused him with Gary Moore. Somehow.

Think I can solve that little mystery - Neil Young did die, just not the Neil Young.

I heard it on the news the other day - think he was a former soccer player or something. I remember thinking that the name might cause some confusion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young_%28footballer_born_1944%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young_%28footballer_born_1944%29)
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: Greg M. 14 February, 2011, 04:46:46 PM
The remains of original front man of Iron Maiden's career and freedom.
Sad really as I preferred Paul Di'anno's vocals to Bruce Dickinson's.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/02/12/iron-maiden-hero-paul-di-anno-faces-prison-sentence-for-benefit-fraud-115875-22916767/

Oh dear, oh dear. He always was a little bit of a dodgy fella / geezer / rogue, but it seems to have caught up with him. Saw him live a few years ago, backed up by Maiden Scotland, an Iron Maiden tribute band. They were great, but he was less great, insisting on singing his old hits in an indecipherable death-metal growl quite distant from his charming tones of old.
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: House of Usher 14 February, 2011, 04:54:57 PM
Someone told me the other day that Neil Young had died, but that seems to be nonsense. Maybe they'd confused him with Gary Moore. Somehow.

I was in conversation today with someone who told me that The Queen, the Rothschilds and Andrew Sachs [surely 'Goldman Sachs'?] were all together in a conspiracy of the paparazzi. I presume they meant Illuminati.
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: johnnystress 14 February, 2011, 05:04:14 PM
was this person having a stroke as they were talking to you?
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: COMMANDO FORCES 14 February, 2011, 05:34:42 PM
was this person having a stroke as they were talking to you?

Pervert  ::)
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: johnnystress 15 February, 2011, 08:57:55 AM
 :D
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: johnnystress 15 February, 2011, 05:46:56 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kenneth-mars-young-frankenstein-actor-99482

kenneth Mars RIP

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: johnnystress 17 February, 2011, 01:13:08 PM
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0217/breaking25.html

Seinfield's uncle Leo dies

Len Lesser, the veteran character actor best known for his scene-stealing role as Uncle Leo on Seinfeld , has died at the age of 88.

Lesser’s family said he died in Burbank, California, yesterday, from cancer-related pneumonia.

His lengthy list of US television credits included parts on Get Smart, That Girl, The Munsters, The Monkees, The Rockford Files, Thirtysomething, ER,  and Everybody Loves Raymond,  which featured Lesser in a recurring role as the arm-shaking Garvin.

His film credits included The Outlaw Josey Wales, Kelly’s Heroes, Birdman Of Alcatraz  and Death Hunt.  He most recently appeared on the TV drama Castle .

He is survived by his two children and three grandchildren.

Lesser’s daughter Michele said: “Heaven got a great comedian and actor today. The outpouring of sympathy we’ve already received has been amazing and is so greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the people who helped make my father’s last journey special and surrounded with love.”

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: Dandontdare 17 February, 2011, 02:47:51 PM
NOT Mick jagger, despite internet rumours!
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: Zarjazzer 17 February, 2011, 06:39:57 PM
NOT Mick jagger, despite internet rumours!

Indeed, though I do admire the wag that twitted Keith Richards is alive.
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: Colin YNWA 22 February, 2011, 08:26:13 PM
Dwayne McDuffie. Writer of comics and animated series. As yet no details have come to light but this is sad news.
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: Greg M. 22 February, 2011, 08:37:56 PM
Dwayne McDuffie. Writer of comics and animated series. As yet no details have come to light but this is sad news.

Woah, that's shocking and quite unexpected. I was just reading about his work on the All-Star Superman movie the other day.
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: Roger Godpleton 22 February, 2011, 08:43:09 PM
Wow, that's a real blow. I was definitely a fan.
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: gdwessel 22 February, 2011, 08:43:31 PM
Dwayne McDuffie. Writer of comics and animated series. As yet no details have come to light but this is sad news.

Just awful news. RIP and condolences to his family and loved ones.

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: Richmond Clements 22 February, 2011, 09:52:53 PM
Dwayne McDuffie. Writer of comics and animated series. As yet no details have come to light but this is sad news.

It's not often that someone I don't know dying makes me angry with the universe- but this is one of those times.
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: DrJomster 22 February, 2011, 10:36:29 PM
Really sad news. Posts to his website suggest it was "complications due to a surgical procedure performed Monday evening".
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 February, 2011, 02:10:09 AM
Nicholas Courtney has passed away, yes the Brigadier.
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: Daveycandlish 23 February, 2011, 07:20:56 AM
One of my favourite characters from my favourite era of Doctor Who  :'(

And what will become of the Scarifyers CD range now?
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: CrazyFoxMachine 23 February, 2011, 08:07:08 AM
Terribly sad to hear about the Brig. He was so keen to return in the main series but was too ill to commit to it.

I say we badger Moffatt to include some kind of on-air farewell to him. Because...

y'know he'll listen to a forum of 2000ad fans more than anyone.
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: Dark Jimbo 23 February, 2011, 10:44:24 AM
Gutted.  :(

Farewell, Brig.
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: Kowalsky (formerly JudgeGumpty) 23 February, 2011, 12:43:56 PM
Sad news about the Brigadier :/
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: Adrian Bamforth 23 February, 2011, 01:02:17 PM
Terribly sad to hear about the Brig. He was so keen to return in the main series but was too ill to commit to it.

He did at least reprise his role recently in the Sarah Jane Adventures.
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: satchmo 23 February, 2011, 03:14:04 PM
Farewell to the mighty Brigadier, very sad news. I always loved his character and he seemed like a really good guy too. At least he got to live a long life I suppose, unlike Dwayne McDuffie. Absolutely tragic.
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: TordelBack 23 February, 2011, 03:50:08 PM
Farewell to the mighty Brigadier, very sad news. I always loved his character and he seemed like a really good guy too. At least he got to live a long life I suppose, unlike Dwayne McDuffie. Absolutely tragic.

Indeed.  I wouldn't be a big JLA fan, but I enjoyed McDuffie's frank discussions of how the shifting tides of DCU eventism stymied one plan after another, and he came across as a very decent, very intelligent man.
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: Colin YNWA 23 February, 2011, 03:55:49 PM
There's a couple of great examples of why Dwayne McDuffie will be missed over at Bleeding Cool.com

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/23/dwayne-mcduffie-and-the-parakeet/ (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/23/dwayne-mcduffie-and-the-parakeet/)

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/682new_storyimage1636614_full.jpg (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/682new_storyimage1636614_full.jpg)
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: flip-r mk2 23 February, 2011, 11:29:43 PM
Chap with wings there. Five rounds rapid.

Just a pity The Brigadier never made it onto the new series.


filip
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: The Doctor Alt 8 24 February, 2011, 04:13:51 PM
Terribly sad to hear about the Brig. He was so keen to return in the main series but was too ill to commit to it.

I say we badger Moffatt to include some kind of on-air farewell to him. Because...

y'know he'll listen to a forum of 2000ad fans more than anyone.

I second this motion....
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: johnnystress 25 February, 2011, 01:45:09 PM
Phil Vane , singer of Extreme Noise Terror and a good friend of my brother in laws' died this week

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUMYKvKdhXs

I'll never forget seeing this all those years ago..still puts a smile on my face

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CDButf0go8
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: Albion 25 February, 2011, 06:48:40 PM
Sad to hear that.
I saw Extreme Noise Terror many years ago at the Zap club in Brighton, must have been around 1989/1990 I think. Doctor and The Crippens played that night too.
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: rogue69 26 February, 2011, 05:07:52 PM
Dean Richards the Wolves & Tottenham defender past away today at the age of 36 after a long battle with illness
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: Roger Godpleton 28 February, 2011, 11:22:38 PM
James Franco's career.
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: Roger Godpleton 01 March, 2011, 12:44:52 AM
Jane Russell.
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: fresno bob 01 March, 2011, 04:30:20 AM
Frank Buckles-last U.S. WWI veteran. 110
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: Dandontdare 01 March, 2011, 07:37:17 PM
James Franco's career.

I had to google him as I'd never heard of him. They really let Harry Osborn host the Oscars? Jeez!
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: JOE SOAP 01 March, 2011, 09:29:09 PM
How much blow did Franco smoke before the Oscars?
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: SmallBlueThing 03 March, 2011, 08:43:49 AM
Television.

And any tiiiiny hope that this government may not be everything we fear.

Rupert Murdoch given governmental okay for his takeover of BskyB.

Shit.

SBT
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: Keef Monkey 03 March, 2011, 08:56:31 AM
Television.

And any tiiiiny hope that this government may not be everything we fear.

Rupert Murdoch given governmental okay for his takeover of BskyB.

Shit.

SBT

To be honest I thought he owned it anyway, or am I missing something?
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: uncle fester 03 March, 2011, 09:07:11 AM
He owned 39% of BSkyB prior to the deal. Just shy of the legal requirement to mount a takeover. It's a common practice whilst you gather the funds for the final push.

The beef is more to do with monopolies and Murdoch now owning large chunks of the western world's media.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 03 March, 2011, 09:49:59 AM
But... Murdoch... is