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  1. 1 hour ago, The Quim Reaper said:

    My excuse for my ignorance is that this is football, I am to football what Lineker is to clean pants.


    Ah, but most people have never heard of Robin Friday. 




    “He was the epitome of a ‘flawed genius,’ graced with incredible talent, but having a wild and unpredictable temperament that could see him kissing a policeman one match, pulling down an opponent’s shorts in a second, and being sent-off and taking a dump in the opposition’s bath in a third. Robin Friday was one of those characters that only crop up in football only once or twice in a lifetime. Anyone who saw him play for Hayes, Reading or Cardiff will tell you he was wild and unpredictable on and off the field, yet with a footballing talent that surpassed anything any of us had ever seen.”


    That article actually leaves out the best bit of the quote:

    "Well, you should come down here more often then.  I do that every week.:lol:

  2. 12 minutes ago, The Quim Reaper said:

    Just Googled ‘Mark Lawrenson Shit’ and, after several articles about him talking a load of shit, I found that someone called Robin Friday apparently kicked him in the face and curled one out into his bag later on. Nice chap.


    :lol:  "someone called Robin Friday"

    You should read up about Robin Friday.  He was a proper legend.

  3. 17 minutes ago, drol said:

    With all picks taken, here is a quick analysis before it's too late. Most likely to win:


    1)Zafarullah Khan Jamali. On life support after heart attack, also left weak by COVID. Was prematurely announced dead, seems the most obvious winner.

    2)Floyd Little. The pick everyone has to beat. Has been in hospice care for a week, could go any day.

    3)Saleh Ajeery. In ICU with COVID-19 at 100 and with a plethora of health issues doesn't leave much to imagination. Still, no news in two days, likely stable for now.

    4)Litsa Menounos: those tweets are worrying. Advanced glioblastoma, surely not long.

    5)Divya Bhatnagar. Critical in ICU with COVID. Still, very young and should make it (but I won't be sure)

    6)Rob Orkies. The less famous of them all, a common person with cancer and COVID-19. When, not if and will be very soon.


    A bit less likely:


    1)Hubert Auriol: yes, critical in ICU with COVID, but is relatively young and no news in a week. Most people of his age manage to recover. Watch out anyway.

    2)Ged Stokes. He is overdue with advanced cancer. Could be the great surprise.

    3)Larry King. Improving, makes him less likely.

    4)Tommy Lasorda. Improving, makes him less likely.


    Whale, Limbaugh, Smith could be winning picks too. The other will need lot of luck. Note that I got last MMDP prediction completely wrong, so expect Prince Philip to die tomorrow.


    Obvious pick who was not picked: won't say it now, as it could still be used as a reserve pick.


    I have no idea who most of these people are.  :D

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  4. 2 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:



    Biggest F1 fire since Gerhard Berger had himself briefly flame grilled at Imola in 1989 - read some coverage today speculating on that fire, nowhere near big enough to be the whole fuel load so suggestion is some fuel forced out of the filler cap in the massive impact


    so nearly Imolated then?


    (I'll get my coat)

  5. 2 minutes ago, QuebecCityOliver said:

    I don't know. It is a relative thing, The Yorkshire Ripper and Ian Brady are hardly known outside the UK (I know the rules are they get a UK obit - I am British, so being British is a huge help on this site).


    Someone like the Duke of Kent is pretty low on the pecking order of royals, these days so time and space play a part, too.

    Tom Baker is way more famous, for example.

    Prince Phillip will keep his number 1 spot because, well, the list is gunning for him.

    I would like to see Rush Limbaugh in the number 50 spot because he has stage 4 lung cancer but I am sure lots of people are "worthy" of being on the list.


    Exactly.  William Gates was a relative. :P

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  6. 5 hours ago, harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy said:

    I guess he didn't follow his own advice:


    1. THINK! First find the safest place to cross
    2. STOP! Stand on the pavement near the kerb
    3. USE YOUR EYES AND EARS! Look all around for traffic and listen
    4. WAIT UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO CROSS! If traffic is coming, let it pass
    5. LOOK AND LISTEN! When it is safe, go straight across the road – do not run
    6. ARRIVE ALIVE! Keep looking and listening

    Green Cross Code Man. AKA: Darth Vader - Album on Imgur


    RIP to the big fella, had quite a life.


    And by the way, what's this 'Star Wars' and 'Darth Vader' that everyone's going on about?


    Being ancient, I can remember the Kerb Drill which preceded the Green Cross Code.  It was a lot snappier.


    At the kerb, HALT.

    Look right.

    Look left.

    Look right again.

    If all's clear,  QUICK MARCH!


  7. 23 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

     metal golliwogs (because Carl collected the tokens from marmalade jars)


    Robertson's jam.  There was a big range of golliwog badges with the gollies engaged in various activities.  (You could also get little models, but they required extra tokens.)

    I hated golliwogs.  I thought they were hideous and they frightened me.  It was my mum who was keen on these, and who sent off for an ice-skating golly badge for me. 

    I never associated gollies with humans at all, so there was no racism there.  I saw them as another species, like elves or gnomes. 

  8. 23 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

    I can agree there.

    But there are many people being picked who are not properly famous, obscure government officials, Dr. Who scriptwriters, "behind-the-scenes" cultural people like architects, publishers, Jana Bennetts and so on.


    But they have achieved something, and something that is unconnected to their illness/death.  (I would also exclude the bloggers and fundraisers.)

  9. 9 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

    Funny story yesterday. Someone decided to send in a list with Schafernacker on top of their list. Being skeptical, I decided to report them to the mods just to be safe. 

    Turns out it was someone we all knew. Needless to say that list is not being entered... :D 


    You little sneak. :angry:

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  10. 50 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

    Probably not. But when one reads through this thread, well, there is no Lisa Magill cancer blogging-award. 

    Pete Felton at least had something to work with.


    Thing is, these people are only locally notable.  When I lived in a city in the 80s/90s, there was a busker who occupied the same spot year in year out, and when he died of cancer he got a mention in the local paper because everyone who ever went shopping in the city centre would have recognised him.


    Going further back, in the town where I went to school there was a distinctive looking tramp (as parlance then had it) who was always seen around town.  Eventually he was persuaded to be housed somewhere, and he went up in the world as a newspaper seller who had a pitch by the bus stop.  His eventual demise was also reported in the local rag.


    Nowadays it's easier to achieve slightly wider awareness because of the internet.  But they're not properly famous.

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