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Sir Creep

Posted Today, 01:40 AM

Sir C, I had Duke of Aquitaine at 889 years but could be a calendar thing as discussed here times past.

 
There's no need to pander to SC's 5 year rule, as that is entirely his own invention.

Would you could lay off that, mate. I make no demands you are free to post what you like, including 1 month anniversaries for all I care.
Having no rules means you can post literally every dead person's name every single year. If that's what you want to do, enjoy yourself using your free hand to mouse click. My last words on the matter.
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YoungWillz

Posted Today, 12:18 AM

On 10 February 1912 British surgeon Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, died, aged 84.

 

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He was a a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.

 

So he became a Death Lister?


Magere Hein

Posted Yesterday, 10:44 PM

On 10 February 1912 British surgeon Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, died, aged 84.

 

356px-Joseph_Lister_1902.jpg

 

He was a a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.


Toast

Posted Yesterday, 03:24 PM

Sir C, I had Duke of Aquitaine at 889 years but could be a calendar thing as discussed here times past.

 

There's no need to pander to SC's 5 year rule, as that is entirely his own invention.


Magere Hein

Posted Yesterday, 02:58 PM

Sir C, I had Duke of Aquitaine at 889 years but could be a calendar thing as discussed here times past. However, how could you have missed Francis Danby 155 years since his demise aged 67. I attach his Shipwreck for your aesthetic pleasure.

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All together now: we're doomed!


rockhopperpenguin

Posted Yesterday, 02:54 PM

Sir C, I had Duke of Aquitaine at 889 years but could be a calendar thing as discussed here times past. However, how could you have missed Francis Danby 155 years since his demise aged 67. I attach his Shipwreck for your aesthetic pleasure.

220px-Danby-shipwreck.jpg


Sir Creep

Posted Yesterday, 06:43 AM

Feb 10:

William IX, Duke of Aquitaine -- 890 years
Billy Rose, composer of Its Only a Paper Moon & Me and My Shadow etc -- 50 years

The Unknown Man

Posted Yesterday, 04:11 AM

Abraham Beame, former mayor of NYC, died 15 years ago today aged 94.

 

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Phantom

Posted 09 February 2016 - 04:53 PM

 

 

 

 

The Last of the Red Hot Mamas, Sophie Tucker - 50 years ago

I'm not sure if this is apocryphal but it is reported that Billy Cotton on a BBC radio show in the 50s had a request to play one of her songs. He meant to say “this goes out to you and all the other Sophie Tucker fans” but Reverend Spooner put in an appearance and he said “this goes out to you and all the other soapy fucker tans”.

 

The Reverend Spooner died in 1930, so it couldn't have been on a radio show in the 50s.

 

Edited to say: ok just reread it now, thought at first Spooner appeared on Cotton's show.

 

My apologies sir, it was of course a metaphorical appearance.   :)

 

 

My favourite Spooner anecdote is when he went to dinner at the house of another academic in north Oxford. 

During the evening it began to rain heavily and as it had clearly set in for the night, Spooner was invited to stay the night rather than walk back to New College in the rain.  He accepted, and his host went to prepare a room.  When he returned, Spooner had vanished.

An hour later, the doorbell rang, and on the doorstep stood Spooner, dripping wet.  He had been home to fetch his pyjamas.

 

 

He was also credited with asking someone the question "Was it you or your brother who was killed in the Great War?"


Toast

Posted 09 February 2016 - 04:42 PM

 

 

 

The Last of the Red Hot Mamas, Sophie Tucker - 50 years ago

I'm not sure if this is apocryphal but it is reported that Billy Cotton on a BBC radio show in the 50s had a request to play one of her songs. He meant to say “this goes out to you and all the other Sophie Tucker fans” but Reverend Spooner put in an appearance and he said “this goes out to you and all the other soapy fucker tans”.

 

The Reverend Spooner died in 1930, so it couldn't have been on a radio show in the 50s.

 

Edited to say: ok just reread it now, thought at first Spooner appeared on Cotton's show.

 

My apologies sir, it was of course a metaphorical appearance.   :)

 

 

My favourite Spooner anecdote is when he went to dinner at the house of another academic in north Oxford. 

During the evening it began to rain heavily and as it had clearly set in for the night, Spooner was invited to stay the night rather than walk back to New College in the rain.  He accepted, and his host went to prepare a room.  When he returned, Spooner had vanished.

An hour later, the doorbell rang, and on the doorstep stood Spooner, dripping wet.  He had been home to fetch his pyjamas.


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