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infinite monkey 10-11-2015 10:04 PM

Who? ;)

monster 10-11-2015 10:06 PM

no idea

monster 10-11-2015 10:12 PM

It's one of the things that linger about being an expat. Lack of shared history. At the water polo score table over the weekend, the parents were all reminiscing about songs and TV shows I have no idea about. And I'll quote some show or ad from my childhood which should be hilarious&obvious in that moment, but I hear crickets.

Sundae 10-14-2015 03:52 AM

I was at Mum & Dad's when the news about Lord Howe broke.
I couldn't help but be irritated at how often his resignation speech was mentioned, or Healey's quote that being criticised by him was like being savaged by a dead sheep.

I was not a fan of his politics, but he was an intelligent and dedicated politician, and had a distinguished career.
It reminded me of a quote after Russell Harty died and all everyone wanted to bring up was him being slapped by Grace Jones. Something along the lines of "That's like writing about St Michael and mentioning the M&S knicker department."

Carruthers 10-16-2015 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 941912)

....or Healey's quote that being criticised by him was like being savaged by a dead sheep.

What is less well known is that Howe later responded that being attacked by Healey was like “being nuzzled by an old boar.”

The Noble Lords and their wives were good friends.

The Guardian

xoxoxoBruce 10-16-2015 09:19 PM

That's the problem, Carruthers, too damn friendly. That's where the dirty deals are done, at social functions away from the public and press.

xoxoxoBruce 10-25-2015 06:10 PM

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Oh noes, not FDR... runs wailing from the room...

infinite monkey 10-25-2015 10:08 PM


Gravdigr 10-31-2015 02:22 PM

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Al Molinaro, who played Big Al Delvecchio, owner of Arnold's Drive-In on Happy Days, has died at 96.

DanaC 10-31-2015 02:23 PM

I saw that in the news. I'm kind of surprised he was still with us til just now.

Gravdigr 10-31-2015 03:38 PM

I'd thought him dead for years.

infinite monkey 10-31-2015 05:24 PM

Awww, he was such a big cutie.

Gravdigr 11-08-2015 03:43 PM

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Leatherface is dead.

The "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" star was 68.

Gravdigr 11-10-2015 12:45 PM

Allen Toussaint, Iconic New Orleans Songwriter and Producer, Dead at 77

monster 11-15-2015 04:28 PM

One for the Brit of my generation: Cynthia Payne. Madam Cyn

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