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#461 Johnoco

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Brian Greenhoff. Only 60

 

http://www.independe...60-8627878.html

I remember him when he played for Man Utd. Think he had a brother too....Jimmy?

 

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#462 Griff9of13

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

Dad's Army's ARP warden Hodges Bill Pertwee


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#463 Trojan

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

Dad's Army's ARP warden Hodges Bill Pertwee

 

Who apart from Ian Lavender does that leave still alive?  I watch it regularly and I used to call it "he's dead" because the majority of the cast have been dead for years.


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#464 Bleep1673

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:30 PM

Who apart from Ian Lavender does that leave still alive?  I watch it regularly and I used to call it "he's dead" because the majority of the cast have been dead for years.

The Vicar is still alive, and doing the rounds around here. He lives locally and does charity talks regularly.
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#465 Futtocks

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

Yoshinari Matsushita, first casualty of this year's Isle of Man TT.

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#466 Futtocks

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

That's something else that could do with banning.
 
Motor Racing has to be one of the most pointless things ever invented, and for it to lead to as many deaths as it does, makes it even more tragic.
 
RIP.

Motor racing in general very high safety standards these days, a huge reduction in injuries and barely any fatalities. The TT is a throwback and an exception, which is why the factory teams do not bother with it and no rider is compelled to take part.

Edited by Futtocks, 30 May 2013 - 08:41 AM.

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#467 gazza77

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

Motor racing in general very high safety standards these days, a huge reduction in injuries and barely any fatalities. The TT is a throwback and an exception, which is why the factory teams do not bother with it and no rider is compelled to take part.

 +1. It's a unique event, and one that no-one is obliged to enter. Most, if not all of the riders love it and the unique challenges it brings up. People sadly die on a daily basis doing many things that could be viewed as "dangerous", should all of them be banned? Safety on the IOM is constantly being reviewed, and as long as that is done, then it is up to those who choose to compete as to whether racing is a risk that they are prepared to take.

 

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#468 longboard

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Steve Martland, 53, contemporary composer of works like "Babi Yar." and a critic of the British class system, privilege and patronage. Died in his sleep.

 

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#469 bedlam breakout

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:32 PM

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#470 Wolford6

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:08 AM

Tom Sharpe

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-22795507

 

 

Ron Davies

 

http://www.guardian....davies-obituary


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#471 ckn

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

Tom Sharpe

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-22795507

I just finished The Throwback at the weekend for what must be at least the 10th time I've read it.  I know no other author who can make me end up in pain because of too much laughing, the scene in the Throwback with the Colonel and his dog and the two old spinsters with their "custard" machine is by far the best bit of written comedy I've ever read.

 

His books on South African apartheid were very biting but also very good comedy in the spirit of Blazing Saddles laughing AT racists rather than joining in with them.


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#472 tim2

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

Tom Sharpe
 
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-22795507

I learned a lot as a teenager about apartheid from Sharpe's books. Whilst appreciating they had elements of broad comedy, the satire was pretty sharp.
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#473 tim2

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:36 AM

I just finished The Throwback at the weekend for what must be at least the 10th time I've read it.  I know no other author who can make me end up in pain because of too much laughing, the scene in the Throwback with the Colonel and his dog and the two old spinsters with their "custard" machine is by far the best bit of written comedy I've ever read.

Thanks for reminding me about that. I think I'll have to read it again, and I'm now just thinking about cheese graters...
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#474 Griff9of13

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

I just finished The Throwback at the weekend for what must be at least the 10th time I've read it.  I know no other author who can make me end up in pain because of too much laughing, the scene in the Throwback with the Colonel and his dog and the two old spinsters with their "custard" machine is by far the best bit of written comedy I've ever read.

 The first time I read that it must have taken be a quarter of an hour to get through a single page; I could only manage one sentence at a time before being reduced to a wreck with uncontrollable laughter. 

 

A sad loss indeed,


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#475 Futtocks

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:14 PM

I've read most of Tom Sharpe's books over the years, and have learned only to do it in private, due to the uncontrollable laughter that ensues.


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#476 bedlam breakout

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

marshall lytle 79- one of bill haleys comets-the bassist on rock around the clock- he was booked to appear at this years hemsby rock n roll festival but fell ill with cancer .


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#477 Bleep1673

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:22 PM

Tom Sharpe


Indecent Exposure & Riotous Assembly are 2 of the funniest books ever written about the snobbery & Racism involved in Apartheid..

I still remember the scene where Konstable Els is fighting with a Doberman, I was on a train and I was laughing so loud, I thought I was going to get thrown off.
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#478 gingerjon

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

Iain Banks.

And, coincidentally, Iain M Banks.
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#479 Severus

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

Iain Banks.

And, coincidentally, Iain M Banks.

Knew it was on the cards but sad none the less.
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#480 Methven Hornet

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

Iain Banks.

And, coincidentally, Iain M Banks.

So sad. Will miss them both very much.

One last meeting to go - on 20th June. A novel about the last few weeks of a cancer patient, apparently.
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