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    The episode of law and order he was in was absolute gold.
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    Best episode of American Who's Line is it Anyway was the Robin Williams one as well.
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    The award for best youtube comment related to Robin Williams death goes to this gem:

    Wait... he might not be dead, have any of you tried rolling a 5 or an 8? 

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    August 2014 proving to be a thoroughly rubbish month with the passing of Lauren Bacall, aged 89. RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    The episode of law and order he was in was absolute gold.
    Came here to post this. One of the most stunning pieces of acting I've ever seen.

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    Strangely enough Night at the Museum was on tele the night he died. Awful stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    August 2014 proving to be a thoroughly rubbish month with the passing of Lauren Bacall, aged 89. RIP
    Vale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    The award for best youtube comment related to Robin Williams death goes to this gem:
    I hear the police believe a nanoose that was used...

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    No Jurassic park 4

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    Question - What did Richard Attenborough have in common with the Don?

    Answer - They both lived for the best part of 70 years after their finest moment

    RIP Pinkie Brown

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    Brighton Rock is a masterpiece of British noir, yes.

    Was Dickie the last cast member of The Great Escape who was still with us too? Was having that very discussion in the tearoom at work a couple of weeks back.

    Anyway, vale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Brighton Rock is a masterpiece of British noir, yes.

    Was Dickie the last cast member of The Great Escape who was still with us too? Was having that very discussion in the tearoom at work a couple of weeks back.

    Anyway, vale.
    Discussion brought about by James Garner's passing?

    My initial assumption was that he couldn't possibly be, until I realised that the film must be about 50 years old now.

    Vale indeed. left-leaning luvvies don't get the best of press nowadays, but 30 years ago we needed all the succour we could find from the dominant politics of the time.
    A life very well lived.

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    Ian Paisley dies

    From the BBC.

    Sometime Northern Ireland First Minister and all-round union mentalist Rev Dr Ian Paisley meets his maker at 88.

    Controversial character, it's probably more the fair to say. Unquestionably the face of Ulster unionism for the last 40 years tho.

    Gives us a chance to play spot the obituary euphemisms. My guess is we'll see "strong character" (****), "a man of trenchant opinions" (spittle flecked borderline nutjob) & "steadfast in his resolve" (impossible to deal with on a human level).

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    Did he ever actually say, or rather shout, "You're not coming in my church!"

    I preferred him to Thatcher, that's about the best I can say of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Did he ever actually say, or rather shout, "You're not coming in my church!"

    I preferred him to Thatcher, that's about the best I can say of him
    Tough choice really, the anti-gay stuff not often publicised, his son carried on that message. After all there was so much else odious about the man to discuss. Yet at least he did seem to come round to an half-decent human-being nearer the end.
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