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  • Piquet
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    Honour Blackman the Bond Girl, Pussy Galore, (you'd never get away with it these days) in Goldfinger has died.

    She was 94, RIP.

    The Journal has an obit

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  • ustix
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    Tim Robinson, writer and mapmaker.
    RIP

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Meant to post this yesterday:
    Adam Schlesinger, frontman of US rock band Fountains of Wayne and an Oscar-nominated composer for TV and cinema, has died as a result of complications from Covid-19.

    The prolific and hugely talented musican enjoyed hits including power pop gem Stacy’s Mom with Fountains of Wayne, and had been nominated for Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys, winning awards in the latter two. Other songs from Fountains of Wayne included Hackensack and Radiation Vibe

    He was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 for penning the theme song for the Tom Hanks-directed film That Thing You Do! and won a Grammy for best comedy album for his work on A Stephen Colbert Christmas.

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  • ustix
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    Rest in peace

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  • Wallyman
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    Musician Bill Withers 81. Famous for the songs Aint No Sunshine, Lean On Me, Lovely Day and Just the Two of Us.

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  • Arthur Guinness
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    John O’Leary,golfer. Winner of Irish Open 1982.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Bill Rieflin, drummer who played with REM, Nine Inch Nails and King Crimson has died aged 59. He had been diagnosed with cancer

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  • SkullinPints
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    Originally posted by mr chips View Post
    Albert Uderzo, the man who drew Asterix the Gaul. Didn't realise the first one was published as long ago as 1959! Nor that the dog's name in the French-language originals wasn't Dogmatix, but Idéfix. Reading those as a kid I picked up on a fair few of those little in-jokes and puns, but I'm sure if I returned to them as an adult I'd spot a lot more. I love clever writing like that.
    A lot of the clever english translation work was done by a woman called Anthea Bell - i imagine she also translated the French names to the english ones also.

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  • Piquet
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    and Cacophonix the Bard.

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  • Piquet
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    Me too. The Irish Times used to have them on their Crossword Page years ago. They even put them up "in the original" for a while.

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  • Hugged Rugger
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    vitalstatistix and Squareonthehypothenus, great names

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  • Hugged Rugger
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    loved them, have a stack of them in wardrobe at home still

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  • mr chips
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    Albert Uderzo, the man who drew Asterix the Gaul. Didn't realise the first one was published as long ago as 1959! Nor that the dog's name in the French-language originals wasn't Dogmatix, but Idéfix. Reading those as a kid I picked up on a fair few of those little in-jokes and puns, but I'm sure if I returned to them as an adult I'd spot a lot more. I love clever writing like that.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Country music legend Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81. RIP

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  • mr chips
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    Boxing promoter Barney Eastwood today as well.

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