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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!

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Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA aged 91

Will his coffin be flat packed?

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3 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA aged 91

Will his coffin be flat packed?

and the funeral buffet be a hot dog and an ice cream cone?


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And when they found our shadows

Grouped around the TV sets

They ran down every lead

They repeated every test

They checked out all the data on their lists

And then the alien anthropologists

Admitted they were still perplexed

But on eliminating every other reason

For our sad demise

They logged the only explanation left

This species has amused itself to death

No tears to cry no feelings left

This species has amused itself to death

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So, she's finally gone. My grandmother, who I called mum, died just before midnight after lasting a lot longer than anyone could have predicted. Right to the very end she refused to quit. If anyone ever wondered where my legendary stubbornness came from, there it is.

The one constant in my 46 years of life, robustly supportive when I failed, my biggest cheerleader when I did well. My crutch in the tough years who was always there for advice when I had no clue what to do next, and there have been a lot of those! Someone who was always there just to talk in the good times.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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4 hours ago, ckn said:

So, she's finally gone. My grandmother, who I called mum, died just before midnight after lasting a lot longer than anyone could have predicted. Right to the very end she refused to quit. If anyone ever wondered where my legendary stubbornness came from, there it is.

The one constant in my 46 years of life, robustly supportive when I failed, my biggest cheerleader when I did well. My crutch in the tough years who was always there for advice when I had no clue what to do next, and there have been a lot of those! Someone who was always there just to talk in the good times.

Condolences, Craig. Even when you are expecting it, it still hurts.


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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5 hours ago, ckn said:

So, she's finally gone. My grandmother, who I called mum, died just before midnight after lasting a lot longer than anyone could have predicted. Right to the very end she refused to quit. If anyone ever wondered where my legendary stubbornness came from, there it is.

The one constant in my 46 years of life, robustly supportive when I failed, my biggest cheerleader when I did well. My crutch in the tough years who was always there for advice when I had no clue what to do next, and there have been a lot of those! Someone who was always there just to talk in the good times.

So sorry to hear this Craig, this is a tough time in anyone’s life, there’s all sorts of stuff to do and sort out but don’t neglect yourself in this difficult time, take time out if you need to 


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Condolences to you and all your family.


Rugby Union the only game in the world were the spectators handle the ball more than the players.

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9 hours ago, ckn said:

So, she's finally gone. My grandmother, who I called mum, died just before midnight after lasting a lot longer than anyone could have predicted. Right to the very end she refused to quit. If anyone ever wondered where my legendary stubbornness came from, there it is.

The one constant in my 46 years of life, robustly supportive when I failed, my biggest cheerleader when I did well. My crutch in the tough years who was always there for advice when I had no clue what to do next, and there have been a lot of those! Someone who was always there just to talk in the good times.

Sad to hear the news. 


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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11 hours ago, ckn said:

So, she's finally gone. My grandmother, who I called mum, died just before midnight after lasting a lot longer than anyone could have predicted. Right to the very end she refused to quit. If anyone ever wondered where my legendary stubbornness came from, there it is.

The one constant in my 46 years of life, robustly supportive when I failed, my biggest cheerleader when I did well. My crutch in the tough years who was always there for advice when I had no clue what to do next, and there have been a lot of those! Someone who was always there just to talk in the good times.

Condolences from the South Coast mate.


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Some bloke who did a big bank robbery.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42949795

Seriously, is this news? Does anybody care apart from his family?


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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John Mahoney, who played Frasier's father.


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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9 hours ago, Futtocks said:

John Mahoney, who played Frasier's father.

Ah, that's sad, spent many happy hours watching Frasier. He wasn't too much older than Kelsey Grammar from memory, or he certainly would have had to have had him very young! Although people always say Americans don’t get irony or wit, Frasier had it by the bucketload. In many aspects a very British sitcom.

Although John Mahoney was born in Blackpool, he spent a lot of his younger years in Manchester, his family were based in Withington. Until a few years ago one of the pubs his family apparently frequented had a John Mahoney talent night. Sadly I don’t think any of the talent found could ever match him.

Despite him having a Mancunian background, presumably he never gave Jane Leeves any accent coaching!


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8 hours ago, Amber Avenger said:

Ah, that's sad, spent many happy hours watching Frasier. He wasn't too much older than Kelsey Grammar from memory, or he certainly would have had to have had him very young! Although people always say Americans don’t get irony or wit, Frasier had it by the bucketload. In many aspects a very British sitcom.

Although John Mahoney was born in Blackpool, he spent a lot of his younger years in Manchester, his family were based in Withington. Until a few years ago one of the pubs his family apparently frequented had a John Mahoney talent night. Sadly I don’t think any of the talent found could ever match him.

Despite him having a Mancunian background, presumably he never gave Jane Leeves any accent coaching!

...and Jane (from Essex) never coached the oaf who played her brother. His "London" accent crossed more continents than Phileas Fogg.


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9 hours ago, Amber Avenger said:

Although people always say Americans don’t get irony or wit, Frasier had it by the bucketload. In many aspects a very British sitcom.

When we went to Florida in 2015, I wore a t shirt that said "Sarcastic comment loading, please wait", I got offered $25 for this tee by Yanks who understand sarcasm. I was recently on an employment course, back in November, it was a team building course for unemployed, I was voted "Most Sarcastic" of 12 over 5 days. It was meant as a barb, but I wear it with pride.

I also got voted Team Leader, for some reason. Tw ats. Mind you, that's Hastings. Lack of leadership, that's why our MP is home secretary, and does bog all for her constituents.

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48 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

...and Jane (from Essex) never coached the oaf who played her brother. His "London" accent crossed more continents than Phileas Fogg.

I read the other day the brother won an Emmy award for his role in Frasier! And nominated two other times!! 


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He was only 15 years older than Kelsey Grammer, shows what a good actor he was!


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!

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13 hours ago, Amber Avenger said:

Ah, that's sad, spent many happy hours watching Frasier. He wasn't too much older than Kelsey Grammar from memory, or he certainly would have had to have had him very young! Although people always say Americans don’t get irony or wit, Frasier had it by the bucketload. In many aspects a very British sitcom.

Although John Mahoney was born in Blackpool, he spent a lot of his younger years in Manchester, his family were based in Withington. Until a few years ago one of the pubs his family apparently frequented had a John Mahoney talent night. Sadly I don’t think any of the talent found could ever match him.

Despite him having a Mancunian background, presumably he never gave Jane Leeves any accent coaching!

He certainly never gave her accent coaching, if anything she sounds to be from Leeds.

BTW in Corrie, Gail (Helen Worth) is only 8 years younger than Audrey (played by Sue Nicholls)

I love Frasier.  I think they're all very good.  But as you say the British accents of the minor characters do tend to be off a bit.  e.g Daphne's former English boyfriend, Clive presumably supposed to be a Manc. says "laverly"  I've never heard a Manc say that!


“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

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2 minutes ago, Trojan said:

He certainly never gave her accent coaching, if anything she sounds to be from Leeds.

BTW in Corrie, Gail (Helen Worth) is only 8 years younger than Audrey (played by Sue Nicholls)

I love Frasier.  I think they're all very good.  But as you say the British accents of the minor characters do tend to be off a bit.  e.g Daphne's former English boyfriend, Clive presumably supposed to be a Manc. says "laverly"  I've never heard a Manc say that!

I think the central core of Frasier, Niles and Martin is pretty much flawless, and the writing makes up for any shortcomings in the supporting cast. Of the latter, Roz is wonderful, Daphne pretty good, and the rest are just about up to the job at best and perfunctory characterisations at worst.

Best guest star: former astronaut John Glenn. :biggrin: 


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7 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I think the central core of Frasier, Niles and Martin is pretty much flawless, and the writing makes up for any shortcomings in the supporting cast. Of the latter, Roz is wonderful, Daphne pretty good, and the rest are just about up to the job at best and perfunctory characterisations at worst.

Best guest star: former astronaut John Glenn. :biggrin: 

For me the best guest "star" is the girl who plays Renata, Frasier's landed with babysitting  her in "Can't Buy Me Love"

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“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

Clement Attlee.

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