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  • snafu
    Senior Member

    Sorry. I tried to hold back from replying, I really did. But I failed then and I've failed now.

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    • snafu
      Senior Member

      Back on topic.

      He believed in Father Christmas, every year whenever the Xmas music started to be played...

      Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died aged 69.
      One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including In The Court Of The Crimson King and I Believe in Father Christmas.
      He died on Tuesday after "a long and stubborn battle with cancer", said his manager.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38251936

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      • John Green
        Rank 5 Registered User

        [QUOTE=snafu;2361091]English as John knows it is dead. Or dying a slow and painfully drawn out death.
        It always has, since he left school over 175 years ago. These days there is much less Latin taught, nothing about the Empire in any lesson (except maybe a bit in history), and they even allow (whisper it softly) the female gender into classes now. The only slate is on the roofs of the oldest buildings and chalk replaced by gypsum: the cane has been replaced by being made to sit quietly wherever you feel happiest and think hard about your actions until you have considered your actions


        And all of that is almost all one needs to know why GB, a developed nation, is close to bottom of the international league tables for education.

        Snafu's inventiveness explains.

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        • Mike meteor
          Rank 5 Registered User

          I give up.

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          • snafu
            Senior Member

            The first American in space, three orbits in five hours...

            John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95.

            His death was announced on Twitter by Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/us...lenn-dies.html

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            • ~Alan~
              Rank 5 Registered User

              A bad year for Emerson Lake and Palmer
              Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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              • snafu
                Senior Member

                Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill has died aged 62, three weeks after revealing he had cancer.
                The columnist told the newspaper that he had been diagnosed with the "full English" of cancers.
                Gill, who was having chemotherapy, had said that he did not "feel cheated" and had been "very lucky" in his life.

                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38276456
                I guess his comments can be taken for all of us when facing the great unknown.

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                • Wellington285
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  Zsa Zsa Gabor

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                  • Moggy C
                    Moderator

                    Rabbi Lionel Blue
                    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                    • John Green
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      A good man; an interesting man stuffed full of commonsense. I enjoyed his talks.

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                      • Moggy C
                        Moderator

                        Agreed. The God slot can be pretty tedious, but when Rabbi Lionel was on it would often bring a smile.

                        Moggy
                        "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                        • snafu
                          Senior Member

                          A former tour manager for Thin Lizzy, with a strong link to the season...

                          Frank Murray, who managed the Pogues for many years, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 66.
                          He always claimed it was his suggestion that the band write a Christmas song which they did withFairytale of New York and that he was responsible for getting singer Kirsty McColl to duet on it with Shane McGowan.

                          http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/mu...died-1.2916496
                          A life-saving doctor...

                          He's credited with saving thousands of people from choking to death, thanks to the method he popularized in 1974. Now comes word that Dr. Henry Heimlich has died at age 96.

                          http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...-maneuver-dies
                          An actor who suffered at the hands of drunks...

                          A dwarf, who shot to fame in 2011 after being cruelly tossed by a rugby fan in a bar, has died aged 42.
                          Martin Henderson, who played a goblin in Harry Potter, was left with serious injuries following the prank by a stranger while he was out celebrating his 37th birthday.

                          http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/18/actor-...ed-42-6330126/
                          A seemingly breathless man with big glasses, heaven-sent for impressionists...

                          Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78, his daughter has confirmed.
                          Kirsty McCaskill said her father had been living with dementia for the past five years and passed away on Saturday.

                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38294661
                          The last of the men who stopped the My Lai massacre in 1968, shamefully branded traitors by those in authority...

                          Lawrence Colburn was the last surviving member of a U.S. army crew that ended the My Lai massacre of March 16, 1968. According to accounts, pilot Hugh Thompson landed the helicopter between unarmed villagers and American troops and ordered Colburn and crew chief Glenn Andreotta to cover him.
                          Thompson then persuaded members of Charlie Company to stop shooting. The companys soldiers had begun shooting that day even though they hadnt come under attack, authorities later said. They added that it quickly escalated into an orgy of killing that claimed as many as 504 civilians most of whom were women, children and the elderly.

                          https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...-has-died.html
                          The third Briton to go into space...

                          British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said.
                          Born in Crowborough, East Sussex, Dr Sellers began working for the US space agency as a scientist in 1982 before joining its astronaut corps in 1996.
                          The climate expert made three Space Shuttle flights to the International Space Station, between 2002 and 2010.

                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38424071

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                          • ~Alan~
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            Rick Parfitt, just passed away at 68 !
                            Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                            • cabbage
                              Rank 5 Registered User

                              Long may he continue to keep on "Rocking All Over the World"

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                              • snafu
                                Senior Member

                                Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68, his manager has said.
                                He died from a severe infection after going to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury.
                                Parfitt's musical partnership with Francis Rossi, which spanned five decades, made Status Quo one of British rock's most enduring acts.
                                He had been due to launch a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017.

                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38427459
                                Have to say he had been going, in stages, for many years...

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                                • snafu
                                  Senior Member

                                  While I am here.


                                  She fell to earth, 33,000ft without a parachute - and survived...

                                  Vesna Vulovic, an air stewardess who survived the highest ever fall by a human being after her plane broke up at 33,000ft (10,000m), has died aged 66.
                                  State TV in Vulovic's home country of Serbia said she was found dead in her apartment in Belgrade. The cause of death was not immediately known.
                                  Vulovic was working on a Yugoslav Airlines Douglas DC-9 on 26 Jan 1972 when a suspected bomb brought the plane down among mountains in Czechoslovakia.
                                  All 27 other passengers and crew died.
                                  According to investigators, Vulovic was trapped by a food cart in the plane's tail section as it plummeted to earth in freezing temperatures.
                                  The tail landed in a heavily wooded and snow-blanketed part of a moutainside, which was thought to have cushioned the impact.

                                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38427411

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                                  • Moggy C
                                    Moderator

                                    It appears George Michael who was in a boy-band a while back has died.

                                    Moggy
                                    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                                    • snafu
                                      Senior Member

                                      Indeed - his death even knocked the Queens Christmas speech off the top of the midnight news on Radio 4.

                                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38432862

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                                      • Moggy C
                                        Moderator

                                        BBC Radio 2 are treating it as if somebody important had died, using words like "legend"

                                        He was a boy band member who hung around in gents toilets. Is that all it takes to be a legend today?

                                        Moggy
                                        "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                                        • Beermat
                                          1 Registered Rank Loser

                                          The way that parts of the British media still work, it depends a lot on which toilets.
                                          Last edited by Beermat; 26th December 2016, 10:50.
                                          www.whirlwindfighterproject.org
                                          It's all good. Probably.

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