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#1 Death in Pixie Boots

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 11:47 AM

Hello my darlings

Did you know that Alexander Solzhenitsyn was still alive? Well he is. He's 85 and feeling a bit peeky

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#2 Grim Reaper

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 11:23 PM

An interesting suggestion indeed.

There are reports that he suffered "a hypertensive crisis" in Jan 2003. The Guardian later that month descirbes him in "frail health":

http://www.guardian....,881884,00.html

More promising is an extract from one of his quotations:
"I am of course confident that I will fulfil my tasks as a writer in all circumstances—from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime."

Very promising Death in Pixie Boots :P

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:35 AM

Eight years in the Gulags,
Four years of exile in Siberia,
Cancer,
Years in America, move back to Russia
Treated last year for high blood pressure.

Is he the reincarnation of Rasputin or is he due to shuffle off soon?
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 09:27 AM

The only thing I remember from a documentary on Rasputin was he was very well endowed (and I'm not talking about an inheritance!) - mind you, the programme was on Channel 5 so I should have expected it really.......
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:19 AM

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life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 06:07 PM

So they say, indeed....

No word on Alexander Solzhenitsyn, though, sorry.

#7 The Yeti

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:42 PM

He was a tough bastard to kill though ...

"Rasputin was led to the cellar and fed poisoned cakes and wine, but these did not affect him. Yusupovsky then shot the monk at point blank range and Rasputin collapsed on the floor. When Yusupov went to tell his fellow conspirators the good news, they sent him back to make sure he had done the job. On returning to inspect the body, Grigory Rasputin suddenly regained consciousness and started to throttle poor Yusupov, who needless to say was completely scared out of his wits. The Prince fled the cellar, screaming for help; when they returned Rasputin was gone. They found him in the yard crawling towards the gate and proceeded to shoot and bludgeon him. They then bound him and tossed him into the river. When Rasputin's body was found, his bonds were broken and his lungs were filled with water, showing that he didn't actually die until he was submerged in the frozen waters."
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

#8 The Yeti

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 10:04 PM

BBC2 have a documentary on Rasputin this Friday [1/10/04] @ 9 pm (Timewatch), which investigates his death.
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 12:41 PM

The only thing I remember from a documentary on Rasputin was he was very well endowed (and I'm not talking about an inheritance!) - mind you, the programme was on Channel 5 so I should have expected it really.......

Well, the Czarina saw something in her, er, him...


Strange this came up, (cough), I've recently spent a few hours helping my nephew (he's 14, you figure out the "form") prepare a report on Rasputin and was amazed at the revisionist text he was given to study. A quick trip to my bookshelves and we had that sorted out straight away. Still waiting to see his mark, as I promised to raise hell with his teacher if it isn't a fair one. He disputed several things put forth as "history" with citations of even more relevant history.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 02:20 PM

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#11 The Four Horsemen

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:21 PM

I'll be very happy if you do that thing

Anyone got any suggestion for what thing that might be? And what thing a young Russian girl might be able to do that would make various members of this forum very happy?
It is surely better to be pissed off than pissed on

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:24 PM

I'll be very happy if you do that thing

Anyone got any suggestion for what thing that might be? And what thing a young Russian girl might be able to do that would make various members of this forum very happy?

Steady on old chap!

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:35 PM

I'll be very happy if you do that thing

Anyone got any suggestion for what thing that might be? And what thing a young Russian girl might be able to do that would make various members of this forum very happy?

Lots of suggestions, but non that I would care for Mrs Josco to read.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 05:31 PM

And here's me deliberately NOT making "members" prominent, but some people just can't resist.............

I won't tell Mrs Josco if you don't.......
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Posted 05 September 2005 - 09:46 PM

Why hasn't anyone talked about Solzhenitsyn since February? Is it because it he is now assumed to be some kind of immortal? I for one expect to him die before the year is out, he is after all over 85 years old and Russian, so excessive Vodka consumption is a given. It could well be that he gives us a surprise by passing away before the year is out.

Maybe he will even die before Tempus Fugit reaches 1000 posts, although this is of course highly unlikely. B)

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 10:22 PM

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 11:33 PM

Why hasn't anyone talked about Solzhenitsyn since February? Is it because it he is now assumed to be some kind of immortal? I for one expect to him die before the year is out, he is after all over 85 years old and Russian, so excessive Vodka consumption is a given. It could well be that he gives us a surprise by passing away before the year is out.

Maybe he will even die before Tempus Fugit reaches 1000 posts, although this is of course highly unlikely.  :o

I'm surprised you even know who Solzhenitsyn is.

The Gulag Archipelago, one of the funniest books i've ever read.

Why would I not have heard of him? And I doubt that "The Gulag Archipelago" is one of the funniest books you have read. I assume that was sarcasm? :o

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 11:41 PM

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 11:45 PM

When he pegs it, will he be archipela-gone?
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:19 AM

Only if he contracts Archipelago-norrhoea.
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