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PosterBoy
26-06-2005, 22:35:22
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4625119.stm

MOBIUS
26-06-2005, 23:07:19
:(:(:(:(:(

His was the first show broadcast on Channel 4 IIRC

Spartak
26-06-2005, 23:13:16
OBIT (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4102712.stm) :(

The Norks
26-06-2005, 23:23:49
RIP Spiritual godfather of students, pensioners and funko puns :(

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
26-06-2005, 23:42:36
OBSCURE BRITISH CELEBRITY FORUM!

Provost Harrison
26-06-2005, 23:50:36
Oh shit, I remember this man from year dot in my life in Calendar and Countdown, and was of course a role model when it came to humour.

Drat...:(

KrazyHorse@home
26-06-2005, 23:53:27
Who?

protein
26-06-2005, 23:57:26
Funko got his whole act from this guy. It's a sad day for twee so-unfunny-it's-funny pun irony.

MOBIUS
27-06-2005, 00:04:03
He's not obscure - even George Clooney loved his show!:)

Cruddy
27-06-2005, 00:27:23
It's a shame. :(

He was anything but a smooth, polished presenter. Probably made him more popular. I wonder how Carol Vorderman will cope?

protein
27-06-2005, 01:15:15
In other news, the brilliant American version of Tigger is dead. :(

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4624547.stm

alsieboo
27-06-2005, 02:29:10
I didn't even know he's been ill, it's all a bit pants reall y :(

MOBIUS
27-06-2005, 10:22:24
Me neither - it's going to be weird because they've pre-recorded countdown until mid July, so for the next few weeks he'll still be on TV as if he's still alive...:(

Where will I turn to now for punning inspiration?:cry:

The Higgelhoff
27-06-2005, 10:31:32
I was watching a channel 4 short film and the questions was 'How would you like to be remembered?' and Richard Whitely said 'As the first face to appear on Channel 4'

Gary
27-06-2005, 11:10:02
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Where will I turn to now for punning inspiration?:cry: Err... Funko ?

MOBIUS
27-06-2005, 11:27:14
Ah yes, Funko the great punmeister of CG...:D

100-0 BTW

Gary
27-06-2005, 12:04:51
:p Bet that was an afterthought.

Rodgers
27-06-2005, 12:12:16
While I wouldnt have wished death on him I'm not sorry to see him go. Countdown was rubbish and this seems to be the only way it would ever stop.

Debaser
27-06-2005, 13:22:50
He died of pneumonia. That's 9 letters long. It's what he would have wanted.

Gramercy Riffs
27-06-2005, 13:27:00
:lol:
:lol:

protein
27-06-2005, 13:47:35
:lol: Oh dear.

King_Ghidra
27-06-2005, 13:51:53
the final conundrum

Gramercy Riffs
27-06-2005, 13:55:01
In all seriousness, this is sad news.

He was one of those people you kind of imagined would be around forever.

mr.G
27-06-2005, 14:01:51
Originally posted by Debaser
He died of pneumonia. That's 9 letters long. It's what he would have wanted. :lol:

The Higgelhoff
27-06-2005, 14:07:08
That's now circulated the office!

Genius!! :lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-06-2005, 17:36:53
"I'll have a cremation please, Carol"

fp
27-06-2005, 17:38:08
Originally posted by Debaser
He died of pneumonia. That's 9 letters long. It's what he would have wanted.

:lol:

MOBIUS
27-06-2005, 19:19:35
Originally posted by Debaser
He died of pneumonia. That's 9 letters long. It's what he would have wanted.

I know everyone has laughed at this already but...:lol:

HelloKitty
27-06-2005, 19:47:19
Wasn't he the guy that the Father Ted costume contest episode was making fun of?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
27-06-2005, 22:04:46
Originally posted by MOBIUS
He's not obscure - even George Clooney loved his show!:)

George who?

Provost Harrison
27-06-2005, 22:45:03
:lol:

Originally posted by HelloKitty
Wasn't he the guy that the Father Ted costume contest episode was making fun of?

Yes, that would be very likely!

Asher
28-06-2005, 00:08:31
What the fuck is Countdown.

That sounds like a candidate for "most boring show, ever."

protein
28-06-2005, 00:10:36
It was popular with gays over here

HelloKitty
28-06-2005, 00:11:36
COuntdown was a timed contest where the contestants lost an article of clothing if they failed. They each got 5 pieces to wear and whoever had the most clothes at the end won!

protein
28-06-2005, 00:17:58
Yup. The clothes were set on fire too.

Asher
28-06-2005, 00:59:28
Originally posted by HelloKitty
COuntdown was a timed contest where the contestants lost an article of clothing if they failed. They each got 5 pieces to wear and whoever had the most clothes at the end won!

Ah, so it's a ripoff of Strip Trivial Pursuit that we play in Canada.

Provost Harrison
28-06-2005, 09:44:41
Yeah, but televised. And including pensioners...

Funko
30-06-2005, 10:30:34
Sad news, saw something in the paper on the way to work. :(

Great joke though. Well done Debaser.

Provost Harrison
30-06-2005, 11:23:07
You work? I thought you just went to a big building with computers in for some unknown reason? :p