RIP Thread


#1166

I m full of facts each one as useless as the next one !!


#1167

Genius.

M & W re-run on Gold a few days ago had the sketch where they were the handy men on the set for Shirley Bassey, as she belted out a choon. Naturally, the set fell down around her as she sang. An absolute howl ! :rofl:


#1168

But even though you’re aware of that there’s still a great sense of achievement when you lash out a completely useless piece of information :grin: :sunglasses:


#1169

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint


#1170

Himself and Leroys dance moves where great, many a blanch boy back in the day failed miserably to emulate them. We just couldn’t do it. RIP Keith.


#1171

Jaysus


#1172

Was only listening to them this morning, jesus, that’s young…
RIP


#1173

Absolutely gutted, I love him & the prodigy


#1174

Saw this on the twittersphere this morning
Keith Flint kept a swearbox above the fire in the pub he used to own (The Leather Bottle in Pleshey, Essex). Whenever he put the logs and kindling in and someone piped up with the obvious joke, he’d point to it and charge them a quid. RIP.


#1175

#1176

Keith Flint - Firestarter by name and reputation. RIP.


#1177

Actor Luke Perry died, 52, stroke.


#1178

Jaysus dropping like flies


#1179

Aaron Ramsey has some record


#1180

Busy this week alright WWE Wrestler King Kong Bundy RIP


#1181

Berlusconi should start to worry from about August onwards.


#1182

Eusabio Pedroza. The man Barry McGuigan beat from Panama, to win his world title, 1985 in Loftus road. A night etched in my mind as a youngling! Loved wee Barry, always thought Pedroza handled himself superbly after the defeat. A sporting legend.

RIP


#1183

Brilliant boxer.

Barry fought him when he was past his best.


#1184

The economics and ethics of boxing tell us so much. Pedroza would never have taken that fight in the UK were it not for two things - firstly he and his team were getting a huge pay day far above what he and they would have got for the fight anywhere else. And knowing his career was coming towards the end, the chance might not come again.

Secondly he was too honourable of a man, and perhaps the fight game at their division still having a bit of honour in those times of rapidly increasing greed and corruption, to not have taken the bout. People can say he had to but if he really had to it would have taken place wherever he had a better than decent chance of winning, which would have been well away from Ireland, or Irish America.


#1185

Which was still no mean feat.