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12 hours ago, peasy23 said:

His girlfriend had posted on Instagram that he had blocked her from accessing her account. She had posted the other day that she was back on, she tagged the two of them in a post at a waffle house and within an hour he had been shot there.bc62a5790339657092d0b20c9cf4d39c.jpg

Few non Americans and even West Coast Americans fail to grasp the cultural significance of Waffle Houses. They are America, if you visit U S  and A make it a point to visit at least one, way more important than Disney.

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Not a good year for international cricket umpires with Asad Rauf following Rudi Koertzen back to the eternal pavilion at 66. Would have been an incredibly niche pick though no doubt one of the English broadsheets or the Heil will post a qualifying obit if so. 

 

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5 minutes ago, peasy23 said:
32 minutes ago, D.V.T. said:
Eddie Butler at 65. A trying time for the family.

Who's going to do the voice-over for his montage?

Judging by the poems for the Queen on the Normal Island thread, there are plenty of contenders to replace the tedious old bore.

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On 13/09/2022 at 20:40, BillyAnchor said:

Few non Americans and even West Coast Americans fail to grasp the cultural significance of Waffle Houses. They are America, if you visit U S  and A make it a point to visit at least one, way more important than Disney.

True dat. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) actually uses the status of Waffle Houses (open, open/limited menu, closed) to assess the seriousness of natural disasters in an area.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_House_Index

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On 14/09/2022 at 17:18, tamthebam said:

She was in the Guns of Navarone: 

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and in The Trojan Women which also starred BRIAN BLESSED 

Lovely points due to my encyclopedic knowledge of '60s War films crossed with my love of Reggae & Ska. I would say thoughts & prayers etc but that doesn't seem to apply to old mothers, grandmothers, et al round these parts anymore.

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Week 38 update

One death this week, the actor Irene Papas: Irene Papas obituary | Film | The Guardian

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It is apposite that Irene Papas, who has died aged 96, was at her peak when playing the heroines in film versions of classical Greek tragedies. Notwithstanding her many roles in a wide range of Hollywood, international and Greek films, including The Guns of Navarone (1961), Zorba the Greek (1964) and Z (1969), Papas always gave the impression that there was an Electra, Antigone or Clytemnestra bubbling beneath the surface.

She balanced expertly between theatrical tradition and the cinema closeup, her strong, expressive face being especially eloquent in moments of silent suffering.

All the films of the Euripides trilogy – Electra (1962), The Trojan Women (1971) and Iphigenia (1976) – directed by Michael Cacoyannis, were dominated by Papas’s dramatic beauty in closeup against realistic Greek landscapes, and proved that the ancient myths could grip modern audiences. It was Cacoyannis, with whom Papas made six films, including Zorba the Greek, who brought out her talent in full.

The daughter of teachers, she was born Eirini Lelekou in a village near Corinth, and attended the royal drama school in Athens. She started her career in her teens as a singer and dancer in variety shows before launching her film career in 1948, by which time she had married the director Alkis Papas.

In the words of Roger Ebert: "I thought then, and I still think, that Irene Papas is the most classically beautiful woman ever to appear in films." I'll need to keep an eye out for one coming on the telly.

Papas died at 96, so she's worth 29 Base Points for @Moomintroll who also gets a Solo Shot taking him to 79 points.

After that, the standings look like this:

1. Bishop Briggs 691
2. Indale Winton 635
3. chompmyroot 551
4. Ned Nederlander 496
5. JustOneCornetto 452
6. sparky88 445
7. Moomintroll 416
8. Billy Jean King 411
9. gkneil 382
10. weirdcal 372
11. Arch Stanton 358
12. psv_killie 353
13. Sweaty Morph 342
14. Savage Henry 338
15. mathematics, The DA 321
17. peasy23 318
18. The Master 273
19. The_Craig 266
20. scottsdad 262
21. Arbroathlegend36-0 255
22. pub car king 239
23. lichtgilphead 237
24. Arabdownunder 230
25. microdave 228
26. buddiepaul, thistledo 226
28. senorsoupe 219
29. Raidernation 218
30. Desp 217
31. pawpar 216
32. Melanius Mullarkey 207
33. Aim Here 205
34. Florentine_Pogen 202
35. Fuctifano, jimbaxters 196
37. blootoon87 180
38. tamthebam 168
39. thisal 160
40. cdhafc1874 159
41. Mark Connolly 153
42. gingette 150
43. ayrunitedfw 140

44. Lofarl 127
45. HI HAT 122
46. sleazy 121
47. willie adie 115
48. Scorge 114
49. nessies long lost ghost, The Naitch 113
51. Hamish's Passenger, speckled tangerine 112
53. Les Cabbage 111
54. Miguel Sanchez 105

55. Bully Wee Villa 104
56. djchapsticks, Enigma 81
58. cambozpar 74
59. The Hologram 73
60. ThomCat 69
61. paulathame 63
62. D.V.T., Karpaty Lviv, qos_75 59
65. Aladdin, BillyAnchor, doulikefish, ICTJohnboy, invergowrie arab, mizfit, Oystercatcher, smpar, Soapy FFC 58
74. Cardinal Richelieu, get_the_subbies_on, Lex, RossBFaeDundee 52
78. Ray Patterson 47
79. Amarillo Bairn 44
80. Bert Raccoon, statts1976uk 39
82. 10menwent2mow 34
83. Bold Rover, dagane, Duszek, Hedgecutter, HTG, LoonsYouthTeam 29

89. Everyone else 0

The spreadsheet has also been updated with these scores: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mup1IJllKHs0a47J8G6IXUkvShJrV28Iuc-Kkn7RKuo/edit?usp=sharing 

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On 14/09/2022 at 17:18, tamthebam said:

She was in the Guns of Navarone: 

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and in The Trojan Women which also starred BRIAN BLESSED 

I actually watched The Trojan Women a while back - BRIAN BLESSED is hilarious in it as always. He plays Talthybius who is meant to be a fairly sympathetic character, but bellows the lines at the bemused women in his usual style:

"SORRY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KILL YOUR KID, ANDROMACHE...DO NOT HATE ME!!"

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7 minutes ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:

99 - and he's in China today.

Toadying to scumbags as ever.

He's in New York, toadying to Chinese scumbags.

But still, for a near-centenarian, he's keeping pretty active. I wouldn't be inclined to stick him in next year's team on current form.

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