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Posts posted by Handrejka

  1. 1 hour ago, ladyfiona said:

    Anyone remember Brookside? May want to check out these actors to see how they are doing:

    • Kenneth Cope - 89 (has COPD)
    • Marcia Ashton - 87 (last appeared on TV in 2008)
    • Alan Rothwell - 83
    • Meg Johnson - 83 (currently in Emmerdale)
    • Tony Scoggo - 83 (last appeared on TV in 1995)
    • Ricky Tomlinson - 80 (had quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2007)


    Hmm. I was sure Tony Scoggo had died some time ago, hence not being on my Scouse theme team.

  2. 12 minutes ago, Toast said:

    So sorry, Handy, and particularly as you won't be able to give him an appropriate send-off in the current situation.

    The hard thing about people living to a great age is that you kind of expect them always to be there, because they always have been.


    Thanks Toast and everyone. That last bit is true. To be honest I always thought my mum would go first even though she is a decade younger as she always had more health problems  

  3. My dad died in the early hours of this morning. It was expected, he'd been ill a long time and he reached a good age. He would have turned 91 in June.  I know I have been incredibly lucky to have had my dad around for as long as I have especially as he is another older dad, he was 47 when I was born, but this doesn't diminish the sense of loss and sadness although it hasn't fully hit me yet.


    Condolences to all of those going through the same thing. 

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  4. 15 minutes ago, Lord Fellatio Nelson said:

    You don't look like him Handy.

    Well, maybe it's the hair, he had long hair ( a wig ) when he started on Rising Damp.


    It's almost certainly the hair and my fondness for retro fashions. David Cassidy is another one I get told I look like, but I can see where they are coming from with that one.

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  5. 20 hours ago, Toast said:


    I think it was his eyes that made him sexy.  And his smile.  These things are very hard to define, but you know the way some people have it and some don't.


    I've been told I look like Richard Beckinsale which makes me think I would have made a better looking man than I do woman. 

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  6. 20 hours ago, msc said:

    Well for duos you've got the London Boys, two UK top ten hits in the 80s, who both died when their car was hit on a tour by a drunk driver in 1996.




    Yes, it does get stuck in your head over and over and over again...


    That same year all of Brazilian satirical rock band Mamonas Assassinas were killed in an aeroplane crash.





    Wasn't there a French disco band who were all killed in a house fire or did I dream that?


  7. You frightened me when I saw this until I remember it's his birthday.


    Always liked this quote of his .'' It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.”

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  8. The bank I work for is being quite shitty too, nothing new there really, but we have had a case of the virus on our floor, also another colleague has just lost  his granddad to it,  we were told initially to go to the contingency site bit problematic for me as I don't drive and colleagues are not allowed to provide lifts due to social distancing, I don't want to get a taxi for same reason and busses are full of germs at the best of times, but at least the building is not contaminated. We then get told that we should go to our usual site so we are working in a contaminated building. No option to work at home. We are not being provided with hand sanitiser.  

    We don't know who the colleague is so no idea how much social interaction we might have had with them already. 

    They think they can keep moral going by buying us the odd smoothie or bacon barm. 

    Well that likely didn't make much sense but I always waffle when I'm angry. 

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  9. I still have to go into work as I'm a key worker, not one of the worthy NHS sort but front line financial workers are considered key. I have to carry a letter round with me at all times in case I'm questioned by the police. So it's all more or less business as usual for me, expect I have to think about sorting my own lunch out now and not relying on coffee shops.  


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  10. 1 hour ago, msc said:

    There are quite a few Tom Lehrer fans on this forum, myself included. Beyond the super obvious Poisoning Pigeons in the Park and We'll All Go Together When We Go, I'm quite fond of Lobachevsky and The Irish Ballad.


    One morning in a fit of pique
    She drowned her father in the creek
    The water tasted bad for a week

    And we had to make do with gin, with gin

    We had to make do with gin


    He has been reclusive for years so finding out modern info on him is difficult. He did appear in a rare current photo in 2018 however.





    Also he was inspired to write Alma after reading her- Alma Mahler's- obituary. He would fit in here, I'm sure.

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  11. 1 hour ago, msc said:

    David Collings from Sapphire and Steel and shitloads of other stuff has died aged 80, his family have announced. Sad news, great actor, and a genuinely nice guy too from what I knew of him.







    The third cast member of Scrooge to die in just over a month, after Frances Cuka and Michael Medwin.

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