Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Sully, Aug 14, 2016.
Kenny Baker, the StarWars Actor Behind R2-D2. Dead at 83
RIP Barbara Gibb at age 95, Mother of the Bee Gees.
Gene Wilder dead at 83
Vale Willie Wonker!
"There wolf, there castle"
Lovely statement from the family.
Chilla Wilson passed away on Friday. Chilla was Wallaby number 424.This from the ARU media release.
Gold! Gold to Australia! GOLD!!!
Vale Norman May aged 88. The sporting voice of a generation of Australians.
Arnold Palmer has died, aged 87.
A truly great sportsman. Actually a truly great man period.
My late grandfather walked a round with Arnie many years ago as part of his work. Arnie got him to hit a few shots along the way (Grandpa even hit one closer on one hole! Not a bad tale to tell). According to him, Arnie was a true gentleman who had a real way with everyone. An iconic figure in golf, sport and life.
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Mid back row Kevin Ryan
left middle row Peter Johnstone, 3rd from the right one of the Thornetts
left front row Arthur Summons
Two Waggatahs in that squad: Jim Lenehan centre of the back row and Beres Ellwood far right.
Vale Max Walker, at the relatively young age of 68, died of melanoma. Who could forget Max's convoluted leg action when running in to bowl, no wonder he was christened "Tangles". His achievements hypnotising chooks'll take some beating...
Thanks very Max, muchy!
2016 is a bad year to be a celebrity.
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And now Leonard Cohen. How sad, how very, very sad. If there was ever a person who looked at life as a glass half full it would've had to've been Leonard: ripped off by his manager in the mid 2000s to the tune of $5mill he went back on the road in 2008. Rather than feel miserable about his circumstances Leonard took genuine joy in his second career in his (very) mature middle age. Just today there've been many who've said the most generous things about Leonard's concerts in the last decade.
As a shy country boy who spent six years at a strict boys' boarding school in Sydney getting out was akin to a balloon let go; I fell in with a well off lot of inner city bohemians and their eye-opening lifestyle. The music: I'd never heard of Leonard Cohen, some of the younger women described it as "music to slit your wrists by", but I sensed something more. The art film, McCabe & Mrs Miller with Warren Beatty and Julie Christie in their pomp (directed by Robert Altman), relied on Cohen's music on so many levels. It was a romance in a God-forsaken gold-mining shambles in California's 1860s set in the middle of winter, yet Cohen's music caressed the viewer's soul to such an extent it was a warm movie despite the freezing cold setting. A small snapshot, but so apt.
His music touched the souls of those who allowed their souls to be touched. Surely the ultimate definition of a life well lived.
Whatever your political persuasion, one if the most significant leaders of the post-war era.
Andrew Sachs. Que?
Manuel, come here, let me explain.
He's from Barcelona <condescending>.
It's a HHHHHHHamster, Mr Fawlty.
What a great fall guy? Great memories. Sad to see comedic genius go.
I'm sure the Barcelonians are nothing like Manuel, but we all know someone like Manuel.
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