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Re: RIP

Post by azriel on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:12 pm

IL go with that Very Happy

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Post by bungobaggins on Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:48 am



More John Hillerman here, without the British accent.

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Post by halfwise on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:07 am

Oh, THAT's why he looked familiar!

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Post by chris63 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:16 am

Rodney Bewes died last week. Always liked him, was great in the 70s show. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.




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Post by chris63 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:21 am

Likely Lad Rodney Bewes pleaded with former co-star James Bolam to end 40-year rift in last interview before his death.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/likely-lad-rodney-bewes-pleaded-11560913.

He was in Dr. Who as well.

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Post by Norc on Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:39 am

kind of sad we have a forum thread only dedicated to people who has died.. we don't even talk alot about it, just a lot of announcements... that's kinda sad
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Post by azriel on Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:07 pm

Neutral yes, it is sad. Ive been deliberately skipping past this thread Sad Seems its this part of the year people are popping off more than Summer or Spring. Makes for a reflective Christmas.

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Post by Norc on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:25 pm

most people die in january.
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Post by chris63 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:51 am

That's probably true. A lot hang on to spend one last Christmas with family.

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Re: RIP

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:42 pm

{{Better than not remebering these folk- and the happiness or effect they had on lives.

Sad to see Rodney Bewes died, I was to young for the Likely Lads but I used to watch Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads with my Dad as a kid. Like a lot of 70's stuff it had that odd mix of humour and harsh social reality of a pretty grim time.
Great theme tune too. }}}




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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:31 pm

I concur with the sentiment above, but a recent death that hit me a bit awkwardly was that of Ursula K. Le Guin. I went through the Earthsea saga this summer, and while it was written with a YA audience in mind, it was certainly something very special. (The Ghibli movie, while gorgeously animated, did not capture it at all.)


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Post by halfwise on Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:56 pm

I've read a number of works by Ursula LeGuin, but not the EarthSea trilogy. I think her thinking was strongly influenced by her anthropologist parents.

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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:09 pm

I'd recommend it, it creates its complete own fantasy world, while keeping things very simple. It is something special. Actually it is more than a triology now, as she wrote an additional two novels, Tehanu and The Other Wind, and several related short stories. Smile

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:27 pm

Meeting your idols is a risky business – as Flaubert notes, the gold paint tends to come off on your fingers – but my 90 minutes chatting with Ursula only convinced me that the gold was genuine. She was not a glad sufferer of fools, it was clear, and you’d not want to cross her, but her graciousness that afternoon was unflagging. I gushed, of course. I told her how her Earthsea books had, as a boy, shown me how I wanted to spend my life – crafting worlds as real, as full and as irresistible as hers, or die trying. (Ursula observed that you could get away with princes and wizards in the 1960s and 70s, but by the 21st century they had become “cute”.)
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/25/ursula-le-guin-david-mitchell-earthsea?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:52 am

{{RIP comedy legend Ken Dodd- 90 years old and was still performing to packed shows up until last year and had shows scheduled for this year. Dodd was never one of those troubled really sad and depressed comedians, he was and remained an all round entertainer and a classic happy clown to the very end. Thanks for many happy memories, saw him live as a kid in Blackpool, guy can fire out a joke a minute and burst into song the next and be doing an absurd act with Diddy Men and Tickle Sticks all before you've caught breath. }}}


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Post by azriel on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:14 pm

He was one of the greats. knew about hard work alright. Had me in fits on TV in one of those " An audience with..." shows Laughing

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Re: RIP

Post by azriel on Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Stephen Hawking.....................
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Post by azriel on Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:36 pm

Jim Bowen.............

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Post by bungobaggins on Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:50 pm

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-nevada/pahrump-based-radio-host-art-bell-dies-at-72/

I'll always remember his voice. "From the high desert and the great American south west..."

The show was not the same after he retired. Open lines was always entertaining to listen to in the middle of the night when I was a teenager.



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Post by bungobaggins on Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:31 pm

This one's a classic.


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