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Monday, October 19, 2009

What's Been On My Mind Edited version

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's Been On My Mind?

It's been a good three days since I last posted anything and although this is a new(ish) blog I hate to leave my "fans" (for want of a better word) without a dose of Jeffness.

There's been a lot of crap happening in the world recently. Some notable celeb deaths going on, and I don't just mean Patrick Swayze. It's funny, even though we all knew he was sick with cancer, even though we'd all seen the photos of him on the cover of the tabloids looking all drawn and haggard and still smoking(!!!!) every time we went to the grocery store, it still shocked me last night when I heard the news. He was a good actor and he will be sadly missed.
Yesterday, I was looking on at recent deaths (because that's the sort of thing I do - when you reach a certain age and all the people you liked on TV and in music when you were a kid start popping their clogs, you start to use such a tool. "Hmmmm, let's see... who died today?") and was shocked, but not altogether surprised due to their great age, to see that Iain Cuthbertson and Felix Bowness had died.

Iain Cuthbertson was a Scottish actor, probably most well-known to American audiences as Col. Waterbury in the movie The Railway Children, but probably more well-known to UK audiences as Charlie Endell in Budgie and Scunner Campbell in SuperGran. He had this lovely distinctive rich gravelly voice. Strangely enough, the co-creator of Budgie, Keith Waterhouse, also died on Sept. 4th, the same day. Weird little coincidence.

Felix Bowness was a funny actor most well-known as Fred Quilly, the jockey, in the TV series Hi-De-Hi! which poked fun at British holiday camps (Butlin's, Pontin's and the like) in the late fifties/early sixties. Our family went to Butlin's at the Bognor Regis location for hols pretty much every year from 1973 to 1983. A lot of the stuff at the camp was a throwback to those days and we used to watch the show all the time and could see where they got a lot of the material from.

I just have to make a quick observation re: Serena Williams, Kanye West, TeaBaggers and Rep. Joe Wilson, and that is... what the hell is wrong with you people? And as for Pastor Steven Anderson, you are an ignorant asswipe.

Alright, later. Take it easy.


Wildhair said...

I really like TO WONG FOO .... What is it about men in drag? Just great stuff.

Anonymous said...

A great read jeff!

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