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The Dearly departed....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭Layinghen


    Richard Thorp (aka Alan Turner in Emmerdale) has passed on. Hard to believe he was 81, really didn't think he was that age.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    James Gandolfini has died, aged 51, and Slim Whitman aged 90. I’ve no idea why we add ages to names but we always seem to do it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭Layinghen


    Alan Whicker (remember Whicker's World in the days before budget airlines when we could only dream of far away places) died early this morning age 87.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    Who remembers the Monty Python sketch of Whicker's Island where the problem was "simply too many Whickers"

    As of today there is too few.

    RIP Alan Whicker, a great personality and broadcaster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,511 ✭✭✭digitaldr


    Here's a Whicker classic


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Great stuff! I bet she knits a mean sock too! You go girl! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭Layinghen


    Wow she is fantastic. Mad as a box of frogs but I love her :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Mick Aston from Time Team on 24th June, aged 66, archaeologist, vegetarian......and naturist! Never actually noticed that bit on the telly! His obit. is here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jun/25/mick-aston-archaeologist-time-team


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    Thanks Jellybaby I should have posted this myself I liked Mick Aston, he was a polite intelligent man.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB


    Rubecula wrote: »
    Thanks Jellybaby I should have posted this myself I liked Mick Aston, he was a polite intelligent man.



    theres not many of us left ;)


    I liked him for his total enthusiasm towards his subject, he communicated with passion and vigour, every inch the academic and yet able to convey sense, meaning and purpose to slight discolourations in soil. A fabulous talent and a sad loss

    RIP :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,633 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    I like his explanation of why archaelogists never fail. If there is any doubt about a find then rather then say "We don't know" they say "It's rituralstic". :)

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,399 ✭✭✭cml387


    RIP Mel Smith.

    Here is the classic sketch from NTNON



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    That was a shock to hear of Mel Smith's death. Hadn't heard the news today. Sorry to hear it. We enjoyed so many of his sketches.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭Layinghen


    Really sorry to hear of his passing. Used to love 'Alias Smith and Jones' their two talking heads was fantastic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    That sketch with 'Gerald' is known in our house as the 'Livid' sketch! We collapsed with laughter when we saw it first! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    RIP Mel Smith, a genuinely funny man.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB


    JJ Cale is no longer with us :(



    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭Layinghen


    Very sorry to hear Colm Murray the RTE sports presenter and brilliant horse racing commentator has passed away. His courage in battling motor neuron disease was awe inspiring. RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,633 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Lou Reed. :-(

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Himself had to remind me........Walk on the Wild Side.

    But I certainly remember Perfect Day, a particular favourite of mine.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,399 ✭✭✭cml387


    A friend in college in 1980 was tuning the dial on the radio one night and stopped at a point where the noise (medium wave howl and whistle) seemed in his mind to resolve itself.

    "Hey,they're playing Metal Machine Music"

    I have no idea if "they" were doing any such thing.

    RIP Lou

    Scary thing is we're now entering a period where many sixties icons are approaching an appointment with the Great Leveller.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,399 ✭✭✭cml387


    Lewis Collins star of "The Professionals".

    I could never warm to "Hudson" playing their boss, but Bodie and Doyle were just right.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Sorry to hear that. Loved 'The Professionals'. At the time, it was deemed 'too violent'. Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw were brilliant as Bodie and Doyle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭Layinghen


    Nelson Mandela's passing has just been announced.

    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB


    A man of dignity, pragmatism and class. He will be sorely missed by millions. RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula


    A great man.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,459 ✭✭✭Chucken


    A brilliant man. Rest in Peace.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭Stained Class


    Peter 'O Toole, best known for Laurance Of Arabia 50 years ago.

    Personally,I remember him from his star turn on Strumpet City as Jim Larkin.

    I'd say I was 10 at the time.

    R.I.P.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1


    Loved Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia. Very dashing, blue-eyed, blonde, striding over the desert sands. The music was fab too. He was interviewed in Dublin some years ago, which I may have downloaded, on radio, an audience of students he was a great subject for interview, full of mischief and fun - he seemed to enjoy it as much as the audience! The angels will have their hands full now keeping him in check. :)


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