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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:52 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Two time World darts champion Jocky Wilson, 62, COPD.

Jocky was famous not only for his indecipherable Fife accent, but for the fact that when Dexy's Midnight Runners appeared on Top Of The Pops performing their cover version of Van Morrison's "Jackie Wilson Said" (that's Jackie Wilson, as in "Your Love is Lifting Me Higher"), the rather misguided director put a picture of Jocky Wilson the darts player in the background (about 17 seconds into this video).


:lol: I had to watch it with no sound...cannot stand Dexy's Midnight Runners after the torture of having a flat mate who was a fan.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:53 pm

Superb video that seems to have attracted a few comments on Jocky Wilson. I remember watching him play darts with my nan back in the 80s.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:39 am

Roland Deschain wrote:Superb video that seems to have attracted a few comments on Jocky Wilson. I remember watching him play darts with my nan back in the 80s.


Did he cunningly attach flights to your nan and throw her at a dart board?
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:51 pm

"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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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 Roy Hunter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:50 am

Sad news indeed.

I am not a huge fan of the banjo - there are too many bad banjo players around here. So much so that one of my favourite jokes is "What is the difference between a banjo and a trampoline? You take your boots off to jump on a trampoline". But Earl Scruggs was a great player that I could listen to all day (along with Bela Fleck - he does just amazing things with a banjo (<-QOoC)).

Here is another video of Earl playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown with his band. I don't know who the comedian playing the other banjo thinks he is...
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:08 pm

black bart wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:Superb video that seems to have attracted a few comments on Jocky Wilson. I remember watching him play darts with my nan back in the 80s.


Did he cunningly attach flights to your nan and throw her at a dart board?

:lol: Good one.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:08 pm

Jim Marshall, the guy who shamelessly ripped off Leo Fender, er, I mean designed and built Marshall amplifiers. 88, guilty conscience.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:59 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Jim Marshall, the guy who shamelessly ripped off Leo Fender, er, I mean designed and built Marshall amplifiers. 88, guilty conscience.


You're just jealous of his big valves.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:50 pm

Jim Marshall never got anywhere near a big valve.

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This is a General Electric GM100, typically operated with 2,500V across the plate, and generates about 1kW of power. The heater circuit alone (as in turn it on to 'warm it up') draws 30A at 12.6V. This is a big valve.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:18 am

Roy Hunter wrote: This is a big valve.

That's what SHE said. :lech:
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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 PKMKII » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:59 am

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby pieces o'nine » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:25 pm

^ The *first* thing to go when we moved in here was the Thomas Kinkade Purple Cottages Border Of Light, followed in short order by the Thomas Kinkade Coordinating Purple Wallpaper of Light, and the Purple Paint Accent Wall Of Light.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:18 pm



He was two-and-a-half months younger than me. :shocked:


… Perhaps the FSM wants new artwork on the stripper factory. :haha:

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:49 pm

^ Not even the FSM can be this blind drunk! :shocked:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:29 pm

"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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