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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #360 on: November 06, 2008, 06:05:25 PM »
Talking music in the office late on this afternoon I was surprised to learn that Levi Stubs died a couple of weeks back. IMHO, one of the finest voices from the Motown label

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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #361 on: December 08, 2008, 09:26:31 AM »
Forrest J. Ackerman 1916 - 2008

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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #362 on: December 09, 2008, 12:37:27 PM »
I'm a bit distracted and thoughtful at the moment; an old friend of mine has died. It was on the cards since another stroke. The first one left him in a wheel chair some years back but still with a razor sharp mind and wit. A life in the law led to many stories which I'm mulling over now as I wait to hear details of the funeral.
He was once asked to be on the defence for Saunders in the Guinness trial. It was a normal day in the office only one of the legs of his desk was broken and he was underneath it when there was a knock on the door. In walked Saunders saying,
"Good Morning, I believe you can help me."
"On the contrary" said my friend. "You can help me by holding this desk up while I fix the leg!"
He took the brief with a screwdriver in hand whilst staring at Saunders trousers!

R.I.P. good friend.
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #363 on: December 09, 2008, 12:40:30 PM »
Grand story.
Has anyone written down your late friend's tales? ~ Might be worth while as long as the family don't object. Books, as you know as well as I do, make very little money but sometimes things are just too good not to record for posterity.

A stroke is one of my fears, although they tell me it is unlikely given the heart medication I take, but to be stuck unable to communicate whilst the brain is still active must be an absolute bastard.
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #364 on: December 13, 2008, 09:21:49 AM »
US actor Van Johnson, a Hollywood heart-throb of the 1940s and 1950s, has died of natural causes at the age of 92 in a nursing home in New York State.

Too old for the Bingo but worthy of a mention.
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #365 on: December 13, 2008, 10:00:35 AM »
I thought he was dead  rubschin:
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #366 on: December 13, 2008, 10:01:12 AM »
I thought he was dead  rubschin:
He is...  ::)
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #367 on: December 13, 2008, 10:21:52 AM »
I thought he was dead  rubschin:

You are thinking of Van Helsing, and he isn't.
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #368 on: December 13, 2008, 10:24:02 AM »
I thought he was dead  rubschin:

You are thinking of Van Helsing, and he isn't.

Hertz Van Rental is still going strong too.
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #369 on: December 13, 2008, 10:26:04 AM »
Oh, oh... is it time for my van aerial joke yet...?  whistle:
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #370 on: December 13, 2008, 10:27:25 AM »
Since it's almost Christmas ~ go on then.
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #371 on: December 13, 2008, 10:32:41 AM »
Oh, oh... is it time for my van aerial joke yet...?  whistle:

Is that the one where. . . 

Oh go on, you do it.  ;)
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #372 on: December 13, 2008, 10:35:27 AM »
Oh, oh... is it time for my van aerial joke yet...?  whistle:

Is that the one where. . . 

Oh go on, you do it.  ;)
Yes, prolly...  redface:

About the bloke that pulls a bird in the pub and she agrees to shag him?

They get outside and they are so desperate that she suggests they do it in his car instead.

Well, he only has an old white van so they get in the back of that.

However, she says she can only get truly aroused if she is whipped into a state of sexual frenzy.

Lacking a whip in the back of his van, the bloke breaks off the aerial and gives her a good thrashing with that.

After a good shagging session, she insists that she gives him a good thrashing with the aerial before ‘Round # 2’ which she duly does and they get down to it again.

Anyhoo… a week later and he is suffering from the most terrible back pain. He eventually has to go to the doctor who examines him and pronounces…

“That’s the worst case of Van aerial Disease I’ve ever seen”!

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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #373 on: December 13, 2008, 10:37:01 AM »
I'm so glad you've got that out of your system. ::)
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Re: In Memory of "Friends" Departed
« Reply #374 on: December 13, 2008, 10:38:03 AM »
I'm so glad you've got that out of your system. ::)
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