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#761 Futtocks

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was either 1.a very gifted author or 2.a dreadful leftie lionised by dreadful leftie Guardianista types.

 

Take your pick.


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#762 Northern Sol

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was either 1.a very gifted author or 2.a dreadful leftie lionised by dreadful leftie Guardianista types.

 

Take your pick.

He could be both!

 

I liked "El coronel no tiene le que escribir" which is one of the few books I've read in Spanish but hated "100 years of solitude" even though I tried to read it in English.



#763 JohnM

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:11 AM

He could be both!

 

I liked "El coronel no tiene le que escribir" which is one of the few books I've read in Spanish but hated "100 years of solitude" even though I tried to read it in English.

 

 "100 years of solitude"

 

I read it and experienced it at the same time.



#764 longboard

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:59 AM

I didn't hear about this until a couple of days ago...

 

John Shirley-Quirk bass baritone.

A really fine singer.

 

http://www.artsjourn...n-has-died.html


Edited by longboard, 22 April 2014 - 06:59 AM.


#765 bearman

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:19 AM

Julian Wilson ex BBC racing correspondent.
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#766 Wolford6

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:14 AM

I quite liked him. He always looked like he'd just lost a large bet.


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#767 Griff9of13

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

One of the stalwarts of amature and junior rugby league in the north west, Hillary Steel MBE RIP


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#768 Methven Hornet

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:42 PM

Margo MacDonald 1943-2014

 

Today's celebration of her life in Edinburgh's Assembly Hall, including a fine rendition of one of her favourite songs by her son-in-law, his brother and 'David'. She requested bright clothing, hence the pink and yellow shirts with assorted ties.


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#769 hindle xiii

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

Ryan Tandy, 32.


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On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#770 Johnoco

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:59 AM

Sad news about Ryan Tandy. No age to go
RIP

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No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

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#771 Futtocks

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 12:31 PM

According to what I've just been told, actor Bob Hoskins' death has just been announced.


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#772 Griff9of13

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

According to what I've just been told, actor Bob Hoskins' death has just been announced.

 

Confirmed here. :(


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#773 Mumby Magic

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

Confirmed here. :(

 

Somebody who you think would last forever for some reason.


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#774 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:38 PM

Somebody who you think would last forever for some reason.

The Long Good Friday is one of my favourite films, mainly because Hoskins was so convincing as Harold Shand.

 

One of many great roles he played.



#775 Futtocks

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:05 PM

Never shied away from playing genuinely unsympathetic characters. Uncomfortable subject matters too, like Mona Lisa.

 

But Who framed Roger Rabbit is a big old belly-laugh of a film, too.


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#776 tim2

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:47 PM

Hoskins was brilliant in The Long Good Friday.



This is my favourite story about him...

http://metro.co.uk/2...-capone-553319/

Edited by tim2, 30 April 2014 - 04:05 PM.

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#777 Futtocks

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:04 PM

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr.


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#778 Grollo

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

Eli Woods: 

http://www.thenorthe...omedian/?ref=mr


Edited by Grollo, 04 May 2014 - 07:09 AM.

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#779 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:40 AM

Former British number one tennis player Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer, aged 30.

Very sad.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#780 tim2

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

Elena Baltacha was a great role model for any sportsperson.

Diagnosed with a chronic liver condition at 19, she battled this illness and numerous injuries to reach the top 50 in the world and represent Britain with distinction in the Federation Cup. Everyone in tennis seemed to like her as a person, too.
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