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  1. I'm no fan of Andrew, but I don't like to see him described as a paedophile or "nonce".  Please can we keep these terms to mean people who sexually abuse pre-pubescent children.

    Whatever the truth of the matter, the woman making the allegations was not a child at the time of the alleged incident.  As far as I understand it she was 17, which is over the age of consent in the UK and many other countries. 

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  2. I watched Behind Her Eyes on Netflix.  A six-parter that seemed like a run-of-the-mill infidelity love-triangle thing, but it took an unexpected turn and had a WTF denouement.

    I enjoyed it, but some will think it was utter bollocks.  Eve Hewson (Bono's daughter) was one of the leads, she was very very good, I hadn't seen her in anything before.

     

    Now catching up with an ITV series, Unforgotten, police procedural on cold cases.  Enjoyed the first series, fantastic cast, and on the second one now. 

    I'm not a fan of Nicola Walker though, she's been the same in everything I've ever seen her in so if she has any range at all I've yet to see it.


  3. 47 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

     

    Fun fact: I handed him a spade at one such event. Bit of a bummer when the member of The Firm you've met becomes a persona non grata 15 years later...

     

    Shame he kept digging.

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  4. 17 minutes ago, msc said:

     (Well, that, and which Doctor Who is your favourite, ma'am? :D)

     

    I so wish you get the opportunity to ask her that.

    Actually though .... you could write and ask her!  :evil2:

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  5. I think this will be very useful, if

     

    1.  It is pinned.

    2.  Names are listed alphabetically by surname.

     

    I'd also dump the idea of highlighting the "known" names, as this is obviously subjective, and it's pointless because if you are looking for a particular name, it follows that you are aware of it.

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  6. 9 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:


    The obit never says he was the last surviving member, and seeing as he was the patriarch with his four sons, unless he outlived all his kids I doubt it’s possible.

     

    No, he wasn't.

     

    "Burke family patriarch, Clarence Burke, Sr., a former Chicago police detective, formed and managed the group, which consisted of his four sons, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis and Keni, and daughter, Alohe. "


  7. 44 minutes ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:

    Depends on the family  dynamics  I suppose. In a  lot of families I know its not always the eldest child who takes on a caring or responsible  role in relation to their elderly  parents. 

     

    Depends more on where they live.  Which as it happens isn't that far from me.  I could easily find out by asking my mate's parents who are friendly with them if I could be arsed, which I can't.

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  8. 6 minutes ago, Gooseberry Crumble said:
    15 minutes ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:

     His old dear is still alive I think. Could be that he's looking after her maybe ?  

    Very possibly 

     

    Unlikely.  That would fall to his brother who inherited the family home.

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  9. 3 hours ago, En Passant said:

     

    Well possibly, but I didn't see that or don't remember it (see other things I don't remember for even a few hours in the jokes thread...:P) and in any event his link here is to that story not this one so it's still incorrect for the current posting.

    Ultimately I was hoping for a correction so I could read about the unfortunate golfer.

     

     

    It was here - at least I assume it's the same incident.  Can't help with the other one, sorry.

    https://forums.deathlist.net/topic/1637-interesting-ways-to-die/?do=findComment&comment=472799

     


  10. 26 minutes ago, En Passant said:

     

    And in 19 minutes, he's changed sex, become a student and trapped his, sorry her, head between her car and an exit payment machine by simultaneously scrabbling for a dropped credit card and accidentally stomping on the accelerator.

     

    (I fear your link has been changed, still, 2 for the price of one eh?).

     

    Nah, he posted the dropped credit card story a few weeks back IIRC.


  11. 14 minutes ago, En Passant said:

    Gets out of hospital next week, looking exactly like the corpse he did when he went in. Confounds 30+ pages of tedious speculation here (particular emphasis on fucking repeaty tweety shit) and lives until well into next year.

    Then carks it overnight on 1st April 2022 without a single sign beforehand making us all look like the fools we so clearly are. Oh how we'll look back and laugh.

     

    Oh, please let that happen :D

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  12. 23 minutes ago, SovietJohnny said:

    So he said that Phil has had to move to an NHS hospital as private ones do not have the capability to provide specialist treatment.....but this has “nothing” to do with the difference between private & NHS. 
     

    Explain the logic in this, Einstein?

     

    Oh, fuck off, whoever you are.  I can't be bothered.

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  13. Just now, SovietJohnny said:

    Everything to do with private vs. state. Private does not have the expertise when it comes to life saving procedures. Name me a private outfit that has greater expertise in cardiac and cancer ( hardly trivial issues) matters??

     

    That's what he said. 

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