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monster 12-05-2013 06:06 PM

Expected though it was, I find myself unbelievably saddened by the death of Nelson Mandela, and pretty much lost for words. "Free Nelson Mandela" was the theme tune of my impressionable years. he had a good innings and still.... What a great person. The world is a much better place that he was in it and didn't take the easier path.

glatt 12-05-2013 06:42 PM

Yeah. He was a good guy. Sorry to see him go.

Gravdigr 12-08-2013 03:47 PM

Nelson Mandela was a great man. How else can you describe someone who was jailed for almost thirty years, for essentially no good reason, did what he did from prison, got out, and forgave his keepers, and became one of the most influential people on the planet.

I didn't do anywhere near 30 yrs, and I still haven't forgave the snitch pussy motherfucker that snitched on me...and I never will.

richlevy 12-08-2013 04:04 PM

Amy Winehouse singing 'Free Nelso Mandela'. Ironically they died about two years apart. She died at 27. He died at 95.


DanaC 12-15-2013 01:42 PM

Ahhh. This news makes me feel really sad. The great Peter O'Toole has died.

They broke the mould when they made him.

Gravdigr 12-15-2013 05:08 PM

Last time I saw him was a (then new) VHS copy of "Caligula".

monster 12-15-2013 07:36 PM

This made me smile from the BBC article

Broadcaster Michael Parkinson told Sky News it was hard to be too sad about the news of his passing, and smiled as he said: "Peter didn't leave much of life unlived, did he?"

too right, Michael. I'd like to be remembered that way. Must work on that.

Clodfobble 12-15-2013 10:35 PM

I was interested to learn that he apparently survived stomach cancer back in the 70s. That's one of the more fatal ones, and treatment wasn't as fantastic back then either.

Sundae 12-16-2013 04:53 AM

I bought Russell T Davies' Casanova twice (both DVDs lent out, neither returned) as well as watching it on transmission. The combination of talents involved was too fine not to spread the word. Davies, Peter O'Toole, Tennant (pre-Who) Penry-Jones, Lucas et al.

I liked the fact that Peter O'Toole was referred to by his full name, as if it was one word.
Peterotoole.

Even in comments from friends and colleagues on the radio today; Peterotoole.
Leslie Phillips said he was a wonderful actor, highly professional, a great ranconteur, but an intensely private man. Perhaps that's why people felt the need to gift him his whole name.

DanaC 12-16-2013 05:20 AM

Yeah, that is kind of odd. And sweet.


He was wonderful in Casanova. He was wonderful in everything.

Nobody could play dissolute and derelict charm quite like Peter O'Toole.

Gravdigr 12-16-2013 05:01 PM

Aw, shit, man. Billy Jack died.

Tom Laughlin was 82.

Billy Jack (paraphrasing):

Quote:

I'm going to kick you in the right side of your face with my right foot. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

orthodoc 12-16-2013 06:37 PM

I love that quote.

xoxoxoBruce 12-16-2013 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 884587)
Brian Griffin

So long, Brian, we hardly knew ye.

Nope, he's back... resurrected on Family Guy Christmas special.
But Joan Fontaine is still dead.

footfootfoot 12-17-2013 10:55 AM

Peter O'Toole

monster 12-18-2013 08:45 AM

Ronnie Biggs

Rocking those deathpool points this month....


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