RIP Neil Armstrong

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 23 May 2018, 23:36

‘A GIANT’ Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who wrote “American Pastoral,” “The Human Stain” and “Portnoy's Complaint,” has died in New York of congestive heart failure. He was 85. Here are some of the best tributes to a man whose prolific career spanned more than 50 years. [Reuters]


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philip-roth-dead-novelist_us_5b04e2ace4b07c4ea1030497

Didn’t say if he was doing something Portnoy complained about when he died.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 07 Dec 2017, 07:00

Christine Keeler has died.

Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75
Showgirl’s affairs with Russian diplomat and British MP John Profumo caused one of UK’s biggest scandals of 20th century.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/05/christine-keeler-former-model-at-heart-of-profumo-affair-dies

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The classic photo of Christine Keeler which unsettled many a young chap in 1963. She has passed on at age 75.

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... and Mandy Rice Davis, the other woman caught up in the Profumo scandal, is responsible for one of the best lines ever - "well, he would say that, wouldn't he..." now known as #MRDA #MandyRiceDaviesApplies even included in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 26 Jul 2017, 10:16

Dr G Yunupingu: Australia's most prominent Indigenous musician dies aged 46


(abc website)

The doctorate (in music) is honorary but apparently he was styled Dr G Yunupingu after receiving it.

I don’t like pop music so won’t comment on his music. Did a lot for aboriginal youths in the NT.

Vale Dr G Yunupingu!

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 27 May 2017, 16:19

ahahahaha!

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by Lefty » 27 May 2017, 08:32

Been looking for the scene from "Moonraker" I think it was, where Moore battles the villain JAWS who has deadly steel teeth in a train carriage - Moore (Bond of course) smashes the bulb from a desk lamp and sticks the live contacts on JAWS steel choppers - classic! :bgrin

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 24 May 2017, 21:27

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by Lefty » 24 May 2017, 06:53

Vale.

Wow - I never realized he was nearly 90!

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 24 May 2017, 01:25

Moments UK & Ireland‏Verified account @UKMoments 1h1 hour ago

Former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has passed away following a short battle with cancer.


Aged 89. Also played The Saint.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 11 May 2017, 22:44

ABC veteran broadcaster Mark Colvin has died.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2017/may/11/australia-federal-budget-2017-reply-bill-shorten-scott-morrison-ndis-medicare-politics-live#comments

Mark, “Colvinius” on Twitter, was one of that rare and vanishing breed, a real journalist, not a rewriter of press releases. Vale, Mark Colvin!

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 10 Apr 2017, 19:17

Yup, saw that one!

Fitting!

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by Aussie » 10 Apr 2017, 18:20

HBS Guy wrote:Wow, ABC local radio news carried a story about a “Clark” had died early this morning while bushwalking. Thought “Hope it isn’t John Clark of “Clark & Dawe” fame but it was. Damn!

Loved “The Games” series, satirising preparations for the Sydney Olympics, esp the episode where the rep from the central Olympics body arrived for a meeting and dropped dead. So they had the “meeting” and passed a shitload of resolutions etc etc with the Olympics guy there physically anyway :jump

RIP John Clark.


One of his recent best was when he took off Morrison about something passing the 'pub test.'

He and Turnbull, were in a Pub and asked people there if they supported the Government on the issue.......whatever it was.

Dawe: Oh really, who did you ask?

Clarke (as Morrison): I asked Malcolm.

Dawe: And who did he ask?

Clarke (as Morrison:) He asked me Brian.

:bgrin

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 10 Apr 2017, 18:13

Wow, ABC local radio news carried a story about a “Clark” had died early this morning while bushwalking. Thought “Hope it isn’t John Clark of “Clark & Dawe” fame but it was. Damn!

Loved “The Games” series, satirising preparations for the Sydney Olympics, esp the episode where the rep from the central Olympics body arrived for a meeting and dropped dead. So they had the “meeting” and passed a shitload of resolutions etc etc with the Olympics guy there physically anyway :jump

RIP John Clark.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 12 Mar 2017, 13:19

Footrot Flats creator Murray Ball dies.

Didn’t think that much of FF to be honest but the bits where the aunt’s city dog visited the farm were kinda funny.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 26 Nov 2016, 16:18

Seems Fidel Castro has entered the commune in the sky.

Yes his revolution was needed but like so many Liberators he turned into yet another dictator.

Ah well, Cuba is well on the way to being another holiday destination for rich yanks.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by Lefty » 09 Oct 2016, 06:55

It was a long time after Kingswood Country (my grandfather used to drive a Kingswood I recall). I think it was called "Bullpit".

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Oct 2016, 09:21

Hmmm dunno if I ever saw that one.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by Lefty » 08 Oct 2016, 06:25

Vale Ross Higgins - but I too was never much of a fan. I didn't mind the very last series he starred in, living in the retirement village. With Bruce Spence as the drug-fried gardener :bgrin

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Oct 2016, 03:01

Australian comic actor Ross Higgins, most famous for his role as Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood Country, dies at 86.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-07/kingswood-country-star-ross-higgins-dead-aged-86/7913758

Didn’t think much of Kingswood Country I have to say.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 05 Sep 2016, 20:49

Richard Neville obituary. Co-founder and editor of the 60s counterculture magazine Oz, Richard Neville, dies aged 74.

https://t.co/WR2zhmNm3o

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 31 Aug 2016, 19:11

Probably, Richard standing on the roof of the car “looking over the wall” was classic.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by Lefty » 31 Aug 2016, 13:26

HBS Guy wrote:Yeah, the movie where Gene was deaf and Richard blind and Richard was behind the wheel of a car being told by Gene how to drive. . .classic!


It was called "See no evil, hear no evil" I think :jump

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 31 Aug 2016, 07:27

Yeah, the movie where Gene was deaf and Richard blind and Richard was behind the wheel of a car being told by Gene how to drive. . .classic!

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by Lefty » 31 Aug 2016, 05:30

Vale Gene Wilder.

I remember he made a bunch of movies together with Richard Prior.

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 30 Aug 2016, 20:15

Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka and Mel Brooks comedies, dies aged 83:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/29/gene-wilder-death-willy-wonka-mel-brooks-comedy

Did make some very funny movies. Vale Gene!

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Post by HBS Guy » 21 Aug 2015, 17:29

Cilla Black died this morning our time.

She fell, apparently. Aged 72.

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