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A thread to say goodbye to anyone who touched your life either in person, inspiration, entertainment

R.I.P.   Randy "Macho Man" Savage  - used to love watching you as a kid & listening to your raspy smacktalk

You prob weren't the best role model but man you were funny stealthkiwi2011-05-21 11:06:18
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yes, sad news.
I'd construct a poem but that would be better from his brother

Savage's match with Steamboat at WMIII remains one of the best performances in history.
Ballet with Muscles indeed.


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Have been watching funny old wrestling footage half the day and man brings back memories

The Nix shd have a family fun home game day where they pick something like wrestling (or zombie day) then let parents in at kids prices if accompanied by kids and dressed appropriately. 
You cd have wrestling as half time entertainment even or blow up wrestling in the fat sumo suits set up on the concourse. The YF zone has enough oddballs to make one colorful lycra sight and they wdn't even need to take shirts off for the lads


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Perhaps even just everyone dressing up in a set theme for one pre determined game. Maybe then the club would notice and start something official.
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Or not.
 
WWF came as a huge dollop of enjoyment following a big gap from the local On The Mat to the slick hyped event that WWF morphed into.
 
Randy Savage (cool name) and Ulitmate Warrior were icons of that time.
 
For me part of the fun was the incredible level of parody that it went to (sublte postmodern irony even perhaps?) and how it was probably lost on the audience who lined Vince McMahon's pockets.  Brilliant.  Here's an interesting intro into that concept (using the later WWE): http://mitcmsprowrestling.blogspot.com/2007/05/parody-in-wwe.html Real vaudeville/melodrama type entertainment.
 
Oh yes, and steroid abused men pounding the sh!t out of each other while wearing colourful tights.   That was fun to watch as well.
 
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Junior82 wrote:
 
Oh yes, and steroid abused men pounding the sh!t out of each other while wearing colourful tights.   That was fun to watch as well.
 
 
Not to mention seeing their trashy trailer park girlfriends king hit ea other and whack people with chairs while always chewing gum... ahh memories. lol maybe the pre-mentioned female football hoons watched a little too much wrestling in their childhood
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Don't you even think of putting Miss Elizabeth in the same camp as Scary Sheri!
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RIP Andy Marshall, the incredibly talented musician and all round GC from Christchurch who has killed in Aussie recently.

No amount of people being locked up for killing him will ever come close to bringing him back.
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The WWf in the 80's was fun and some decent wrestling. Now days it's all talk and glitter with very little actual wrestling.
 
Randy Savage was a great wrestler. RIP
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RIP Kenickie (Jeff Conway)... you lost your way the last few years but for millions of females of a certain era you will always be the sexy bad boy doing Grease Lighting that we coveted. Not too bad in Taxi too
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agree Salmon the man was an icon in his time
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National Programme was playing "The revolution will not be televised" on Music 101 today.
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NHpeter wrote:
RIP my oma who just passed away. :(

Condolences mate
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I will tell you something that is scary. My mum and sister were playing some sort of scrabble game on there iphones and my mum spelt the word dead. And 30 mins later we got a phone call saying her mother had passed away.
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RIP Philomen Gulland, the woman who was killed in the explosion in Akld on Sat. She was one of our clients who I have met a few times. Her colleague, who lost both legs in the explosion, is our direct contact for to the company. It hits home the dangers of my job in which I occasionally enter very similar working environments.
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Wongo wrote:
RIP Philomen Gulland, the woman who was killed in the explosion in Akld on Sat. She was one of our clients who I have met a few times. Her colleague, who lost both legs in the explosion, is our direct contact for to the company. It hits home the dangers of my job in which I occasionally enter very similar working environments.

 
yes very sad, we deal with watercare services regularly at our company so was very sad news.

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RIP Roy Skelton, the actor who voiced Doctor Who's arch rivals the Daleks as well as puppets George and Zippy in the TV show Rainbow, has died aged 79.



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RIP Shrek the sheep. What did sheep do before shearers were invented? They must have all looked like Shrek.
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Salmon07 wrote:
Clarence Clemons- Best Rock Saxophinist ever- Legend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_caz4qMxTH4&feature=related

Sax Solo in Jungleland is still my favourite piece of music.
Love the story of how "The Big Man" first met 'The Boss".....
 

One night we were playing in Asbury Park. I'd heard The Bruce Springsteen Band was nearby at a club called The Student Prince and on a break between sets I walked over there. On-stage, Bruce used to tell different versions of this story but I'm a Baptist, remember, so this is the truth. A rainy, windy night it was, and when I opened the door the whole thing flew off its hinges and blew away down the street. The band were on-stage, but staring at me framed in the doorway. And maybe that did make Bruce a little nervous because I just said, "I want to play with your band," and he said, "Sure, you do anything you want." The first song we did was an early version of "Spirit In The Night". Bruce and I looked at each other and didn't say anything, we just knew. We knew we were the missing links in each other's lives. He was what I'd been searching for. In one way he was just a scrawny little kid. But he was a visionary. He wanted to follow his dream. So from then on I was part of history.

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sad news - I had my photo in the Wellingtonian with him when I was home many years ago and there was an article on him not being able to use the amp (or something like that).  I had just stopped to chat with him and got papped (well, got caught up with him getting papped).  From memory, I think Dave Batty was in the photo as well.
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Peter Falk (September 16, 1927 � June 23, 2011) - "Just one more thing..."
 
 
 
Who was your Fav Columbo Villan? Mine would be Robert Culp followed by Patrick McGoohan
ForteanTimes2011-06-25 07:39:53
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             Mike Doyle     Manchester City Legend
 
             Gone to liver failure at age 64  Not a bad centre back a shame he was a Blue 
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Lucian Freud - Epic painter. I looked at the world differently after seeing his work.ForteanTimes2011-07-23 06:52:32
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237

Amy Winehouse died, did she make any good music at all? I just fail to see why she was so big.. bleH?
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Azevo wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237

Amy Winehouse died, did she make any good music at all? I just fail to see why she was so big.. bleH?


She tried to get into heaven but god said no no no
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I thought she died about 5 years ago and her manager was just parading her around "Weekend at Bernies" style...
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Azevo wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237

Amy Winehouse died, did she make any good music at all? I just fail to see why she was so big.. bleH?
 
 
Although I don't have any of her records, she could sing, her voice was powerful and individual and she could write songs too, although I found Rehab a bit cringworthy.
 
She sort of reminded me of Dusty Springfield or Helen Shapiro, which is not a bad thing.
 
Hopefully though her death helps the world get a step closer to ending this weird view that killing yourself via drugs and alcohol is somehow cool if you are a music star/film star.
ForteanTimes2011-07-24 11:05:24
Sydney 'til they fold
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She was a brilliant artist, not a singing budgie like so many others.
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She was certainly different. Shame she couldn't turn her life around and get off the drugs. What is it about singers dying at the age of 27.
Others who died age 27:
 
Brian Jones (founding member of Rolling Stones)
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin
Jim Morrison
Kurt Cobain

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