Sudden and sad.
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Sudden and sad.
Tom Sharpe & Iain Banks in one, very dark, week. Sharpe's Apartheid satire still some of the funniest stuff around, especially as it upsets po-faced Guardian types.
At least Iain M. Banks is still around.
The King of Thailand. Won't be long and the mourning (he's been there since WW II) will go on forever.
That Mandella is a big tease. This morning's reports have him responding well to treatment. or possibly waiting for the most politically effective time to announce his death. Who will get top billing if he and HRH are a dead heat, so to speak?
Listened to a fragment of Jeremy Vine's show this lunchtime; the bit about someone who fell off a bridge, died, came alive again, then died properly. Vine seemed to love all the details of this one more than usual.
Someone phoned in with a story that she was a nurse many years ago, and had to tidy up after someone was declared dead. The body suddenly started breathing, and she said "I nearly died with shock".
Was it bad to laugh out loud ?
Maybe Mandela & DoE could play that trick on each other ? I'd pay good money to watch.
Thanks for listening Sinnick. I did love today's story
I'm gonna go for a long-odds outsider in Stirling Moss. For Death, that is, not for Yewtree. I think his past sexual exploits are already on the public record.
Murray Walker looking a bit iffy. Where did I read that?
Murray should be a dead cert - 89, with cancer. Prince Philip is back, unless they've slipped a ringer in his place.
Stand by yer beds! Anyone with a Mandela ticket, go find it now...you could be a winner by the morning!!
Is nobody going to go with the younger longshot anymore?
I'd like to go with a faded porn star, reality TV 'celebrity' and eighties footballer triple accumulator for the month of July please.
Need to name names for it to be a valid bet Id, you should know the rules by now.
Actually, that's a valid point, it's coming up to that time of year when someone young and unexpected dies, so might be worth a punt.
You're going for the Duchess of Cambridge having a stillborn baby, aren't you.
I hadn't thought of that Arthur, but I imagine they've got several newborn look-a-likes on standby just in case.
I was going to go for either one of the Spice Girls or perhaps one of the former members of boyband 'Blue'.
Looking at the pictures, I thought Posh Spice died in 1997.
No, that was just her singing career.
Seriously, Ms B, I was looking at her skin.
I think that's a side effect of certain surgery.
The Ancient Egyptians did it better.
Yep, and it lasted longer.
I reckon Mandela is simply hanging on, waiting to hear what sex the new royal baby is.
Or to see Andy win Wimbledon.
Naah, he just wants to catch Mumford & Sons headlining Glastonbury
Has someone vomitted their shopping list into the tags?
Is anyone else getting a tad board of old coffin-dodging teasers?
Is that Mandella bloke dead yet?
Why are there no fake designer watches in that shopping list?
that's quite a shopping list. Apples, apricot jam, baby boomers.... mushrooms, mustard, necrophilia.... what would you cook with those ingredients? which supermarket has the best 3 for 2 deals on baby boomers? and how are Britain's necrophilia farmers coping with supermarket pricing wars? er, over to you, J Vine...
Well really, if it carries on like this much longer we'll need a "still alive pool" instead...
On another thread I read that people who compulsively tag have too much time on their hands. This is a good example.
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