Author Topic: Damn it.  (Read 217 times)

Offline trdsf

Damn it.
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:48:17 AM »
Terry Jones just died. Even knowing he's been unwell the last couple years, it still sucks, especially so soon after Neil Innes.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Re: Damn it.
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 11:55:07 AM »
There's a very funny ghost out there somewhere.

In a comfy chair.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Damn it.
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 01:52:07 PM »
Wow! I just found out there were only 4 seasons of Monty Python! I guess that means The Flying Circus? I loved the movies, they were all fabulous!
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Offline Sal1981

Re: Damn it.
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 03:30:44 PM »
He had dementia for at least 4 years.  RIP
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Offline trdsf

Re: Damn it.
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 07:59:56 PM »
Couldn't find a better copy.

"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Re: Damn it.
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 06:11:31 AM »
Wow! I just found out there were only 4 seasons of Monty Python! I guess that means The Flying Circus? I loved the movies, they were all fabulous!
I own a boxed set of MP. It does indeed contain four seasons.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline trdsf

Re: Damn it.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 08:10:03 PM »
Damn it some more.  Nicholas Parsons, host of my second favorite radio program(me), has just died.  Granted at the age of 96 you can't call it unexpected, but this close on the heels of Terry Jones and Neil Innes, fuck.  And it probably means the end of Just A Minute which he has hosted since 1967, not missing a single recording until the summer of 2018.  Gyles Brandreth did an okay job deputizing for Parsons in 2018 (and again in 2019), but I can't see him taking over permanently because it would mean keeping his mouth shut, and he's not good at that.  I certainly can't see Paul Merton taking over; he needs to be one of the panelists.

2020, you're on warning.  You are not going to be another 2016.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan