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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:42 pm

The BBC have just announced that actor and comedian Rik Mayall has died, aged just 56. No age at all. Very, very sad news.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:53 pm

God rest his soul. You're right; that's far too young.

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:01 am

"And all the grown-ups will say 'but why are the kids crying?' And the kids will say 'haven't you heard? Rick is dead! The people's poet is dead!' And then one particularly sensitive and articulate teenager will say 'other kids, do you understand nothing? How can Rick be dead when we still have his poems?"

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Post by Mbast1 on Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:19 pm

tony ingram wrote:The BBC have just announced that actor and comedian Rik Mayall has died, aged just 56. No age at all. Very, very sad news.

I saw him in both Black Adder and The Young Ones, and he was great. Sucks, and so young.

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:21 pm

Did you ever see The New Statesman? I think scheming M.P Alan B'Stard was Mayall's greatest comedy creation.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:12 pm

Loved him in Drop Dead Fred. Oh, and as Flash of course; I always thought it was funny how much Blackadder despised him, and how WE were clearly MEANT to despise him, but the audience always cheered at everything he said or did. Talk about charisma!

RIP, Rik.

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:27 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Talk about charisma!
As the man said, Flash by name, Flash by nature!

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:55 pm

tony ingram wrote:Did you ever see The New Statesman? I think scheming M.P Alan B'Stard was Mayall's greatest comedy creation.

No, I haven't, but not I'll have to. Not like I'm not finding a ton of British stuff lately I don't have time to watch. (Mock the Week, Charlie Brooker, QI, and on and on...)
Thanks!

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:58 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Oh, and as Flash of course; I always thought it was funny how much Blackadder despised him, and how WE were clearly MEANT to despise him, but the audience always cheered at everything he said or did. Talk about charisma!

Agreed. He was amazing in that role (well, roles, technically). I think Black Adder might be my favorite comedy ever, and considering how much I love MASH, that's something.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:03 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Did you ever see The New Statesman? I think scheming M.P Alan B'Stard was Mayall's greatest comedy creation.

No, I haven't, but not I'll have to. Not like I'm not finding a ton of British stuff lately I don't have time to watch. (Mock the Week, Charlie Brooker, QI, and on and on...)
Thanks!
Sorry to derail this topic somewhat, but if you don't have time to watch QI, you need to make time! Where else can you find not only comedy, but also the largest supply of useless but interesting facts on the planet?  Razz 

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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:22 am

tony ingram wrote:Sorry to derail this topic somewhat, but if you don't have time to watch QI, you need to make time! Where else can you find not only comedy, but also the largest supply of useless but interesting facts on the planet?  Razz 

I'm working on it, I only have so much time...  Sad 

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:13 am

As Ford Prefect wisely said, "time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so".

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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:19 pm

tony ingram wrote:As Ford Prefect wisely said, "time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so".

I love Douglas Adams's work, the man was so much fun to read. Really miss him.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:24 pm

He was a genius. I wish we'd had more Dirk Gently! And I wish he'd had the chance to finish his final Hitch Hiker's novel and undo the downbeat ending of Mostly Harmless, as he wanted to.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:11 pm

Yeah... at least we had him in the first place.

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:43 am

tony ingram wrote:He was a genius. I wish we'd had more Dirk Gently!

I just picked up the first novel yesterday. Starting it soon. I don't remember why I never read it. I also need to hunt down a copy of Salmon of Doubt.

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:44 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Yeah... at least we had him in the first place.

Did you see that there's a sequel, written by Eoin (sp?) Colfer? I liked his Artemis Fowl work, but no thanks.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:32 am

Mbast1 wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Yeah... at least we had him in the first place.

Did you see that there's a sequel, written by Eoin (sp?) Colfer? I liked his Artemis Fowl work, but no thanks.
I've read it. It's dreadful.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:13 am

tony ingram wrote:I've read it.
Gods, you poor thing Sad

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:32 pm

tony ingram wrote:I've read it. It's dreadful.

I just avoided it, because I thought it might be.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:59 pm

Even his Artemis Fowl stuff got a lot less good as the series went on, and ended up kinda... preachy.

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