Not badSeptember 11, 2020 Tim WorstallObituaries15 CommentsAt home in London she had a macaw called Chrome; his favourite line was: “F*** off, f*** off, f*** off.” previousOn the subject of benefits benefiting the employernextTake a deep breath Snippa 15 thoughts on “Not bad” Edward Lud September 11, 2020 at 2:12 pm She really was something. Parky said she was the most desirable woman he ever met. Gamecock September 11, 2020 at 3:17 pm ‘That said, her shiny black leather catsuit was “a total nightmare”, taking 45 minutes to get unzipped and was “like struggling in and out of a wetsuit”.’ It was worth it. Gamecock September 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/dame-diana-rigg-dead-82-game-of-thrones-avengers ‘Rigg made her professional acting debut in a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” as part of the 1957 York Festival, according to BBC News, which first reported her death.’ Newspaper watch: Trying to pack too much into one sentence. Theophrastus September 11, 2020 at 3:57 pm ‘At night she listened to the owls before turning in with a “red before bed”, adding that a £3.99 bottle of Chilean merlot gives you the best night’s sleep in the world. “It’s like being hit over the head,” she told one journalist, adding that she would wake up ten hours later feeling like a spring lamb.’ A bottle of wine before bed means I wake four hours later with a full bladder and a headache… “Parky said she was the most desirable woman he ever met.” She was also one of the most desirable women I never met. PJF September 11, 2020 at 5:39 pm A nice little ditty as musical accompaniment to our lost gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHbPiPOsj3Y and the classic intro referenced (plus outro) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10QW3Az1FTw It was camp, crap and absolutely fucking marvellous. dearieme September 11, 2020 at 6:41 pm I think I mighty have taught the bird to say “I’m the real macaw”. Jussi September 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm Off topic, coming back to the Oscars, just not watching or aren’t being interested in the new cinema, how about just being interested in the old music and nothing more recent than the late 80’s? This will qualify, check out those two birds dancing. https://youtu.be/Yete0n6TLug jgh September 11, 2020 at 8:34 pm I used to live just down the road from Diana. I just missed out on her presiding at my degree ceremony. Mr Ecks September 12, 2020 at 12:10 am She was indeed a beautiful woman in her youth. Those Avengers fight scenes were dreadful though. She couldn’t knock the skin off a rice pudding and mostly flung her hair from side to side. Honor Blackman was much more realistic and actually once knocked out Jackie Pallo–playing a villain–by accidently connecting with an axe-hand to his neck. Ottokring September 12, 2020 at 7:59 am Ecksy That was just the problem. Those early Avengers were filmed live with hardly any retakes or stuntmen. With the bigger budget they could afford camp play fighting rather than cracked ribs. Funnily enough Tara King presented another problem, she was a strapping lass who had a high attrition rate of stuntmen. Rob September 12, 2020 at 9:15 am according to BBC News, which first reported her death Imagine being the sort of person who thinks this is some sort of impressive achievement. dearieme September 12, 2020 at 10:42 am Come on Rob, it was the Beeb that first reported the collapse of WTC7 on 9/11, with commendable foresight. dearieme September 12, 2020 at 11:04 am In case of doubt, I do not believe that the collapse of the twin towers and WTC7 was the result of the CIA deploying super secret, silent, high explosive charges. Nor that the planes were in truth just holograms. Nor do I believe that the fact that burning jetfuel doesn’t burn hot enough to melt steel matters a button except to dimwits who know no physics. But I do reserve the right to laugh at the Beeb’s claim to top flight reporting when they demonstrably reported a fiction that day. Chris Miller September 13, 2020 at 7:39 am Honor Blackman was much more realistic and actually once knocked out Jackie Pallo I remember watching a live Charlie Drake comedy show in which he was pulled through a bookcase (presumably built from balsa wood) as part of a slapstick routine, just before the commercial break. Afterwards, the programme was unable to resume, because he’d been knocked out. Gamecock September 13, 2020 at 1:11 pm Why didn’t her parents name her “Honour?” Why the American spelling? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.