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#61 Futtocks

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:25 PM

Gore Vidal.

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:30 PM

Gore Vidal.


Very sad day
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#63 Futtocks

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

Two big names from very different walks of life: Sir Bernard Lovell and Marvin Hamlisch

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#64 Wolford6

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:25 PM

Marvin Hamlisch (Grammy Winner) and Burt Bacharach (Grammy Winner) both had long term relationships with Carole Bayer Sager (Grammy Winner)

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#65 JohnM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

Fist saw Marvyn Hamlisch in 1989 in Huntsville, Alabama. he came on to play and conduct the orchestra in the 2nd half of the concert and they came alive, he made such a difference. A mate saw him in Ireland only a few months ago and he did exactly the same.

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#66 Old Frightful

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

Marvin Hamlisch (Grammy Winner) and Burt Bacharach (Grammy Winner) both had long term relationships with Carole Bayer Sager (Grammy Winner)

Let's hope Marvin is moving up today.

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#67 Futtocks

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

Mary Tamm, who played Dr Who's assistant Romana.


Just found out that her husband, Marcus Ringrose, died of a heart attack a few hours after her funeral.

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#68 Wolford6

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

That's terrible

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#69 Bleep1673

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

Two big names from very different walks of life: Sir Bernard Lovell and Marvin Hamlisch


I met Bernard Lovell, many years ago. He came to Salford University to do an open lecture, an as my Dad was a huge Astronomy fan he took me along. He was fascinating, talked technical sometimes, but also explained things for us not quite up to speed. Apparently Brian Cox was a big fan of his.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

The voice of darts, Sid Waddell RIP
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#71 Futtocks

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

Harry Harrison

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#72 Futtocks

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:35 AM

The Dandy

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#73 Mumby Magic

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:31 AM

The Dandy


Have they done anything internet based or were they jsut reliant on the actual comic?

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#74 Futtocks

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

Have they done anything internet based or were they jsut reliant on the actual comic?


Selected strips will live on, through the website, but the printed edition will finish at the end of the year.More information here.

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#75 Mumby Magic

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

Selected strips will live on, through the website, but the printed edition will finish at the end of the year.More information here.


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#76 Severus

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:18 AM

Tony Scott

http://www.guardian....t-director-dies

An underestimated director IMO who many seemed to think his films were overshadowed by those of his brother. I don't care what anyone says, Top Gun is a classic.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:22 AM

Tony Scott

http://www.guardian....t-director-dies

An underestimated director IMO who many seemed to think his films were overshadowed by those of his brother. I don't care what anyone says, Top Gun is a classic.


He made Hollywood films very well indeed.

Top Gun is a gay film with an Air Force subtext.
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#78 Severus

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:08 PM

He made Hollywood films very well indeed.

Top Gun is a gay film with an Air Force subtext.

Don't you mean Navy? I don't think Top Gun was deliberately meant to be a gay film, just made to appeal to the fashions of the time.
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#79 Wolford6

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:17 PM

Scott McKenzie, whose anti-war music helped save hundreds of lives.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-19312310

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#80 Wolford6

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:29 PM

Phyllis Diller.

She was brilliant.

http://www.nytimes.c...?pagewanted=all

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