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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:10 pm

Sir Gerald Kaufman, 86, former MP, former Government minister, and Jewish critic of Israel.

He famously described the 1983 Labour Party Manifesto as 'The longest suicide not in history', although my countrymen voted for it in spades. Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament, State ownership of the 'Commanding heights of the economy' and... wait for it... Britain's exit from the EEC.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:23 am

My brother-in-law, husband of Mrs. T's sister. This is unlikely to have any noticeable impact on my life.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:24 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:My brother-in-law, husband of Mrs. T's sister. This is unlikely to have any noticeable impact on my life.
We're here for comfort if you need it, but unfortunately I can't read connotation well on a forum. Do you say that last bit in an aggressively assertive, "I'M FINE!!! :furious: ", a sad, "I'm FINE! :cry: ", or a frank, "I'm fine. Have you heard what happened in the [insert sports team name here] game last night?" way?
In the first case, pretend I said nothing.
In the second, *pat pat* there there . . . my condolences (<---sincere connotation).
In the third, I don't like to watch a bunch of grown men ram into each other while throwing a brown lump back and forth across a huge field.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:54 pm

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:My brother-in-law, husband of Mrs. T's sister. This is unlikely to have any noticeable impact on my life.
We're here for comfort if you need it, but unfortunately I can't read connotation well on a forum. Do you say that last bit in an aggressively assertive, "I'M FINE!!! :furious: ", a sad, "I'm FINE! :cry: ", or a frank, "I'm fine. Have you heard what happened in the [insert sports team name here] game last night?" way?
In the first case, pretend I said nothing.
In the second, *pat pat* there there . . . my condolences (<---sincere connotation).
In the third, I don't like to watch a bunch of grown men ram into each other while throwing a brown lump back and forth across a huge field.

He will undoubtedly be missed, but not in this household.

Protip: It is not necessary to reply to every post in the forum.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:18 pm

John Surtees, Champion racing driver on both two and four wheels, 83(?), he was old but also it's the mileage.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:19 pm

Joni Sledge, part of Sister Sledge, 60, cause of death unknown. Ignore whatever ET says, disco didn't suck.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:46 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Joni Sledge, part of Sister Sledge, 60, cause of death unknown. Ignore whatever ET says, disco didn't suck.

Ignore Roy on this one.

Disco has never done anything but suck.
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Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:39 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:Joni Sledge, part of Sister Sledge, 60, cause of death unknown. Ignore whatever ET says, disco didn't suck.

Ignore Roy on this one.

Disco has never done anything but suck.
For what it's worth (which is roughly nada), I'm with ET on this.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:28 pm

Chuck Berry, 90, he was old.

EDIT: here is a letter Carl Sagan wrote to Chuck on his 60th birthday.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:14 pm


I know that's how it's reported and it is technically true but calling him that is like calling Osama Bin Laden a motivational speaker.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:57 pm

daftbeaker wrote:

I know that's how it's reported and it is technically true but calling him that is like calling Osama Bin Laden a motivational speaker.

OK then, Colin Dexter was a Classics teacher.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:41 am

daftbeaker wrote:

I know that's how it's reported and it is technically true but calling him that is like calling Osama Bin Laden a motivational speaker.


It's true he was involved in the IRA and was involved in some of their atrocities, but it's also true that he also helped drive the Irish peace process, and after the Good Friday Agreement, worked as a politician with politicians from the other side of the sectarian divide (who until then were his enemies) to make that peace process work. We shouldn't lose sight of both of those facts.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:43 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:

I know that's how it's reported and it is technically true but calling him that is like calling Osama Bin Laden a motivational speaker.

OK then, Colin Dexter was a Classics teacher.

Yes, he was. The same way Martin McGuinness was a murdering terrorist.

Cardinal Fang wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:

I know that's how it's reported and it is technically true but calling him that is like calling Osama Bin Laden a motivational speaker.

It's true he was involved in the IRA and was involved in some of their atrocities, but it's also true that he also helped drive the Irish peace process, and after the Good Friday Agreement, worked as a politician with politicians from the other side of the sectarian divide (who until then were his enemies) to make that peace process work. We shouldn't lose sight of both of those facts.

Well, yes, he told PIRA to stop murdering policemen, soldiers, prison officers, women, children and anyone else that happened to be nearby. Attacks he had ordered over the previous decades. To use someone else's metaphor, it's like congratulating a burglar for not burgling your house any more.

I think this is going to be an 'agree to disagree' situation but I'm with Norman Tebbit on this one.
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