Thought The New Statesman would have been more your speed
"Summer Holiday" episode of Young Ones featured one of the funniest cricket matches Ive ever seen
I can't believe you've left us, Rik. You utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter bastard.
Gone but not forgotten - the great Rik Mayall
Lord Flasheart: "Nursie. I like it firm and fruity. Am I pleased to see you or did I just put a canoe in my pocket? Down, boy, down. "
“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
― Lee Siegel, 'Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India'
Jimmy Keays from Masters Apprentices has died.
In lieu of a minute's silence, please turn up your radio.
The Bombardier ad featuring Rik Mayall is actually in the new Cricketer magazine - I imagine that'll be dropped now. Although he is in with a chance of a number 1 record later with a re-issue of an England football song.
Rik Mayall's World Cup song 'Noble England' heading for Top 5 - Music News - Digital Spy
Surprised that no-one's mentioned Gerry Goffin yet. One of the great joint-songwriters, and not all that old at 75 when he passed on.
There was a very good BBC4 programme about Carole King the other week, which obviouslt featured a lot about Gerry Goffin. Well worth catching.
Damien D'Oliveira - BBC News - Damian D'Oliveira: Former Worcestershire batsman dies
One of those players who will forever be synonymous with Ceefax scorecards for me.
Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
Adam Wheater - Another batsman off the Essex production line
Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.
Vimes tells it how it is:
Alfredo di Stefano
Before my time, but we've lost one of the absolute greats.
Rip Alfredo di Stefano.
Also Michael Scudamore. Grand National winning jockey, father of Peter and grandfather of Thomas and Michael who are all major names in national hunt racing.
Edvard Shevardnadze has died as well. Always reminds me of that heady era of the fall of the Soviet Union. Certainly had his flaws, but he had a key role in letting the Warsaw Pact nations drift away from the USSR.
Eduard Shevardnadze - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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