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This weeks RIP's........

Post by Il Pirate » Mon May 27, 2013 7:41 pm

At risk of becoming the resident obituary columnist; as well as Ray Manzarek this week, RIP Trevor Bolder, Spider's from Mars & Uriah Heap Bassist. Eddie Braben, genius comedy writer and main scripwriter for Morecambe & Wise. Also another name from my youth leaving us, top baddy of the ring, wrestler Mick McManus, aged 93.

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Post by clapton is god » Mon May 27, 2013 8:22 pm

Yes, their loss kind of got lost amongst the other loss. Also on that list are Richard Thorp, who played Alan Turner, Emmerdales longest serving character, and Brian Greenhoff.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Mon May 27, 2013 8:38 pm

Il Pirate wrote:At risk of becoming the resident obituary columnist; as well as Ray Manzarek this week, RIP Trevor Bolder, Spider's from Mars & Uriah Heap Bassist. Eddie Braben, genius comedy writer and main scripwriter for Morecambe & Wise. Also another name from my youth leaving us, top baddy of the ring, wrestler Mick McManus, aged 93.
Used to watch Mick McManus live at the Wryton Stadium on Bridge street many years ago. R.I.P.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon May 27, 2013 8:42 pm

Also Bill Pertwee, best known for playing the miserable, over-officious Warden Hodges, quite brilliantly, in Dad's Army. RIP, Fella, and thanks for some magnificent laughs.
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Post by bobo the clown » Mon May 27, 2013 9:14 pm

B-hell, this is like talking to my mother.

She routinely tells me who's died .... 95% of which I have absolutely no recollection. She then puts in amazing feats of recollection until I have a vague memory, or pretend I have.
Not advocating mass-murder as an entirely positive experience, of course, but it had its moments.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon May 27, 2013 9:23 pm

bobo the clown wrote:B-hell, this is like talking to my mother.

She routinely tells me who's died .... 95% of which I have absolutely no recollection. She then puts in amazing feats of recollection until I have a vague memory, or pretend I have.
My Mum does the same. Only, recently we've moved onto the people within my parents' age group that I've always known as 'Auntie this' and 'Uncle that'. They being lifelong family friends. Guys that my Dad played Rugby with and their wives, generally. :(
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Post by thebish » Mon May 27, 2013 9:57 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Il Pirate wrote:At risk of becoming the resident obituary columnist; as well as Ray Manzarek this week, RIP Trevor Bolder, Spider's from Mars & Uriah Heap Bassist. Eddie Braben, genius comedy writer and main scripwriter for Morecambe & Wise. Also another name from my youth leaving us, top baddy of the ring, wrestler Mick McManus, aged 93.
Used to watch Mick McManus live at the Wryton Stadium on Bridge street many years ago. R.I.P.
hadn't heard that Mick McManus had died... my uncle was also called Mick McManus... he died about 8yrs ago, though...
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Post by bobo the clown » Mon May 27, 2013 10:27 pm

thebish wrote:
TANGODANCER wrote:
Il Pirate wrote:At risk of becoming the resident obituary columnist; as well as Ray Manzarek this week, RIP Trevor Bolder, Spider's from Mars & Uriah Heap Bassist. Eddie Braben, genius comedy writer and main scripwriter for Morecambe & Wise. Also another name from my youth leaving us, top baddy of the ring, wrestler Mick McManus, aged 93.
Used to watch Mick McManus live at the Wryton Stadium on Bridge street many years ago. R.I.P.
hadn't heard that Mick McManus had died... my uncle was also called Mick McManus... he died about 8yrs ago, though...
They could have been a tag team !!
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Post by Raven » Tue May 28, 2013 12:05 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:Also Bill Pertwee, best known for playing the miserable, over-officious Warden Hodges, quite brilliantly, in Dad's Army. RIP, Fella, and thanks for some magnificent laughs.
Will second that, RIP
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Post by Bijou Bob » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:32 pm

Tom Sharpe, writer of farce and someone whom I found incredibly funny.
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Post by bobo the clown » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:59 pm

Bijou Bob wrote:Tom Sharpe, writer of farce and someone whom I found incredibly funny.
He was the first writer who had me actually "LOL" while reading. sometimez having to stop as I attracted attention on trains or planes.
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Post by Raven » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:00 pm

RIP, can't remember the book (it had a green car on it) but the comparison with tampons and crampons was brilliant.

Must read them again, funny stuff
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Post by Prufrock » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:26 am

I read Indecent Exposure after rave reviews on here. Was decent, good even, but didn't (couldn't) live up to the hype!
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Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:21 pm

Esther Williams, 91. R.I.P. Miss Swimsuit who made films about swiming, er yes. To her great credit she admitted she couldn't sing, act or dance. Imagine making a film today about synchronised swimming. She did, and got away with it. Dangerous When Wet. :wink:
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Post by Il Pirate » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:29 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:Esther Williams, 91. R.I.P. Miss Swimsuit who made films about swiming, er yes. To her great credit she admitted she couldn't sing, act or dance. Imagine making a film today about synchronised swimming. She did, and got away with it. Dangerous When Wet. :wink:






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Post by Montreal Wanderer » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:43 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:Esther Williams, 91. R.I.P. Miss Swimsuit who made films about swiming, er yes. To her great credit she admitted she couldn't sing, act or dance. Imagine making a film today about synchronised swimming. She did, and got away with it. Dangerous When Wet. :wink:
I thought Tom and Jerry were the stars of that one...
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Post by Worthy4England » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:48 am

I think I ought to add to this thread someone most if not all of you will never have heard of. Para John. A Swinton legend, buried yesterday. Long were the tales of Goose Green and the assault by 2 Para and the "schrapnel" moving in the leg etc. Retired out of the army and living on an enhanced army pension. Full regalia and smartly dressed, with the 2 para tattoo on the forearm and the 2 Para tie to match. Much kudos from most folks for a genuine hero.

Revealed at the funeral, he never actually got into 2 Para (or the army for that matter).

Para John, I salute you - carried it off marvellously for the 35 years or so I knew you (albeit as a nodding acquaintance and occasional have a pint with bloke)...

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Post by clapton is god » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:19 pm

:D Love it Worthy! Para John claims his rightful place in the RIP thread!

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:48 pm

:lol:

Brilliant. Where did he get his stories from though? :?
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Post by Worthy4England » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:49 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote::lol:

Brilliant. Where did he get his stories from though? :?
Not sure where the stories came from, he was pretty well read though.

Bought the owd bugger a couple of pints on Armistice Day over the years. :D

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