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    FIFA World Cup Players

    "Stabilised" can mean anything. Fingers crossed he's alright.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    If someone flops down like that and doesn't get up/move within a few seconds or start rolling around on the floor in alleged agony it's usually serious. The best you can expect is it's a reflex syncope, at worst it's a cardiac issue and CPR is undertaken... Fingers crossed for Eriksen.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    This looks very grim indeed. While the cameras shouldn't be showing the CPR, I'm not sure what the broadcasters can realistically do other than show scenes from the stadium. Ah, and the BBC have cut back to the studio.
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    British Character Actors

    Sad news. She's fantastic in The Daemons, and always a welcome face whenever she popped up. Hope her and Margaret Rutherford aren't fighting over the Cape up there.
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    Sinéad O'Connor aka Shuhada' Davitt

    I have sympathy re gallstones - they're absolute swines and the pain is enough to drive anyone nuts. I look forward to reading her memoir - I expect it to be a *very* good read indeed.
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    RIP Murray Slaughter. So just Lou Grant and Sue Ann Nivens to go.
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    British Character Actors

    Really sad news about Shane Briant. I used chat with him on Twitter quite a bit around eight years ago and he was lovely. He was also *stunningly* gorgeous when he was young. RIP.
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    Hooroo, Mate.

    Sad news about Lorrae Desmond. I always liked her in A Country Practice. I had my eye on her purely down to age (though she seemed spritely on her 90th birthday) and was considering her for next year.
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    Curse Of The Eurovision

    Due to post-Eurovision comedown after Saturday night I had a look at past contestants who may be going to the great Song Contest in the sky sooner rather than later. Of course, most probably won't get an obit over here but there are a few that I'd be surprised won't be mentioned in the press when God decides their douze points are up and may be worth a look: Lys Assia (b. 1926). First winner of Eurovision 50 years and 1 day ago exactly. Despite her age she's in fine fettle and pops up occasionally on ESC-related programmes, most recently the 'Congratulations' programme that the Beeb didn't decide to show here in the UK. Survived a vicious attack when her apartmernt was burgled a few years ago so is obviously made of stern stuff. Pearl Carr (b. 1923). Of 'Sing Little Birdie' fame. Could possibly already be dead but don't recall hearing anything. Corry Brokken (b. 1932). One for our Dutch Deathlisters. Won once, and might get a UK obit because she hosted the Contest in 1976 when Brotherhood Of Man won. Nana Mouskouri (b. 1934). Getting on a bit but looked in rude health last Saturday so I can't imagine we'll be wiping the tears off our oversized glasses just yet. Udo Jurgens (b. 1934). Still recording and touring but is getting on a bit. Kenneth McKellar (b. 1927). In 1966 when the rest of Europe were sending cutesy France Gall clones, the UK decided to enter... a man in a kilt. Will certainly get an obit due to being a major man of Scottish song rather than any Eurovision 'achievements'. Rudi Carrell (b. 1934). Already mentioned on here I believe. Suffering from lung cancer and prognosis not good. Not sure he'd get a UK obit but if Monica Zetterlund can then I can't see why not. Freddy Quinn (b. 1931). One of the first German-language pop stars. Massive in the 50s and early 60s, he's sort of the equivalent of the Austrian-Germanic Cliff Richard (only without the 'edginess' *cough*). Katie Boyle (b. 1926). Getting on a bit and we don't see her much on TV these days. She hasn't even popped up in a Eurovision-related programme for a while. Perhaps she's never got over being manhandled by Guildo Horn back in Brum in '98. News of a few others who probably won't get a UK obit but maybe of interest to some anyway: Riki Sorsa (Finnish Rod Stewart lookalike from 1981 who wore a nasty yellow and pink jumpsuit and sang a crap reggae song) has been diagnosed with cancer. Vice Vukov (b. 1936) - represented Yugoslavia in 1963/1965. Was elected to the Croatian parliament and became ambassador to Switzerland, so his political stature might just give him an obit. Last November he fell down the parliamentary building stairs and sustained a serious head injury. Apparently his chances of recovery are even slimmer than Ariel Sharon's, being in a persistive vegatative state.
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    Disc Jockeys

    I adore Annie Nightingale - I'm of the Request Show/revising for exams era - but she does sound like she wears exceptionally ill-fitting dentures these days.
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    Journalists

    Second one is Martin Bell.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    I wasn't much of a Bay City Rollers fan (I was 2/3 at their height), though used to watch Shang-A-Lang religiously, and I was always a Derek fan (yes, I know, a bit problematic...) this is really, really sad news and yet another piece of childhood gone. "Died suddenly" sounds like a heart attack to me. Anyway, RIP.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    The last time I saw the Duchess of Kent was when Jana Novotna died. She looked frail but well. Admittedly this is now over three years ago so her health may have deteriorated since.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    I thought she wasn't getting any more corgis/dorgis due to her age? EDIT - two new pups, Fergus and Muick. Aww.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    I don't care how shameless they are, they wouldn't dare. It would look appalling for both the Met and the government. Being heavy handed at a murdered woman's vigil was bad enough and rightly garnered a lot of ill feeling, but they couldn't get away with such action with this.
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    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    As tends to be the case with generations, The Queen at 94 seems as spritely as the Queen Mum (Gawd Bless 'Er) was at 80, and has had fewer fish bone mishaps too. To beat her mum she's got another eight years to go which, given it's nearly 10 years since the Olympics and that was like *yesterday*, will fly by. A sobering thought. The last thing the UK needs at the moment is for her to go too. Long may she reign and all that!
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Reminds me of the Kitty quote: "And what has China ever given the world? Can you really respect a nation that's never taken to cutlery?"
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Absolutely. Unlike Diana, his death has not come out of the blue. For those of us who like the minutiae of such things it'll be interesting to see what happens.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Cripes! Sad if not unexpected news. Genuinely sorry for The Queen. State funeral I presume? And with lockdown ending I guess there'll be crowds. Actually, I can see people gathering round Buckingham Palace now - would the police really threaten to arrest them on such an occasion? And good to see the DL servers have not crashed this time - they did when Thatcher died, EDIT - FFS, just noticed I didn't have him in my DDP. Still, not many points...
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    "Seems" like Brian's having a breakdown? He's been a bit, umm, odd for a while - conspiracy stuff, all the stuff Danniella Westbrook is calling him out over.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    Babes In Toyland were big in alternative and indie circles in the early/mid 90s and toured extensively in the UK. I expect Kat will get an obit in somewhere like The Guardian, especially due to her links to Courtney Love (who famously nicked her style).
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    I'd heard she was in a hospice. Sounds pretty grave to put it mildly. Met Lori (and the rest of the band) numerous times back in the day, Lori in particular was always super nice. I've got loads of old photos - I'll dig some out when the time comes.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    Haven't got proper confirmation other than this Reddit thread but Babes In Toyland guitarist-singer Kat Bjelland has stage 4 liver failure and is not eligible for a transplant. Really sad news. They were always phenomenal live, and also were responsible for my first - and last - stagedive and the only time I've been properly assaulted at a gig (some arsehole thumped me right in the face at Reading 1993).
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    50. Captain Tom Moore

    So many? I think I could manage 10 max at the moment.
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    Aung San Suu Kyi

    See also Almaty, Colombo and Lagos. I'M TOO OLD TO BE LEARNING NEW CAPITAL CITIES
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