This internationally recognized artist and graphic designer has died at 88. The son of the music hall artiste The Great Deville, Harry Turner grew up in the era of the famous science fiction 'pulp' magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, and applied his skills as an artist and writer to work in advertising as well as his niche in the world of science fiction fandom. He also designed material for clients as diverse as the British Journal of Russian Philately and the Wyndham Lewis Society.
One of our correspondents wishes to pass on the following good news from a friend in the United States of America:
Global sea levels have not risen at all in the last 2 years after years of truly tiny increases.
Another brown stealth tax scam
Another Great Global Warming Lie
"Nurse, he's out of bed again."
We always knew it was a swindle
Something doesn't add up
"Labour's recycling schemes are damaging the planet!"
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The police will be prevented from harassing people who confront hooligans and arrest & detain criminals if the Tories win the next election. Shadow Home Sec. D. Grieve has promised a return to common sense policing, and he will 'encourage' coppers to ignore spurious complaints instead of wasting time on them to meet arbitrary targets.
"Gimme that camera. You're nicked, sunshine."
More labour DoubleThink
Rumble in the justice division
Born in 1879, the commercial incandescent light bulb has been killed off by one of scotch gordon's bright ideas in 2007. It will have to be replaced with low-energy fluorescent bulbs, which are vastly more expensive to buy and give an inferior quality of light while triggering a number of medical conditions. The public, of course, were not consulted, which is the usual way new labour 'improvements' go.
The iconic pottery & crystal manufacturer has been put into administration with debts of £400 million as it enters its 250th year of business. Wedgewood sank as part of a cobbled together conglomerate, which had abandoned former high standards of quality and design. The firm's products had slipped in status to 'nice to have but sometimes rubbish' from 'must have' and the Brown Slump applied the coup de mort to the conglomerate.
The sometime police cadet, who teamed up with Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich to conquer the British pop market in the 1960s, has died at 67. Dave Dee & his band served their apprenticeship in the clubs in Germany, like the Beatles, before enjoying 5 years of success with a string of hits in the pop charts. They didn't crack America, possibly because their name was too long for the Yanks to handle, and when he felt that the band had had its day, Mr. Dee went solo before becoming head of A&R at WEA Records. He resumed performing in the 1980s, DDDBM&T reformed in the 1990s, and they still had gigs booked at the time of Dave Dee's death.
The BBC's ubiquitous sports reporter has died at 73. David Vine did the Olympics, Ski Sunday, snooker, Wimbledon and just about everything sporting offered by the Beeb. He also co-presented the sort of sports It's A Knockout and chaired the quiz show A Question of Sport. He was everywhere until his retirement in 2000.
The man who created the iconic TV series The Prisoner has died at 80. Patrick McGoohan's career began in the theatre and progressed to West End productions. He achieved success on television in the ATV series Dangerman as a spy who used his brain and didn't have to chase a new leading lady in every episode. Severely typecast by The Prisoner, he moved to Hollywood as a director, but he still took the occasional acting role in films and TV series. But The Prisoner will always be what people remember him for; just as Joseph Heller is remembered for Catch 22.
The Mexican actor, who strove long and hard to abolish negative Hispanic stereotypes in the entertainment industry, has died at 88. He was deflected from his early ambition to be an engineer into acting. He was a film star in his native Mexico before being signed up by MGM. Between films, he took roles in stage plays and musicals. His career was revived from a slump by his starring role in the TV series Fantasy Island. He is also remembered as the bad guy in the Star Trek film The Wrath of Khan, which he played with bare-chested gusto.
The barrister, author, dramatist and champagne socialist who created Rumpole of the Bailey has died at 85. This champion of the rights of ordinary citizens in an increasingly intrusive and oppressive state began to write for radio and television in the 1950s. He defended the publishers of Lady Chatterley's Lover and Oz magazine, and then the Sex Pistols. He was viewed as a fully paid up member of the permissive society but upheld high moral standards. His literary output included novels and autobiographical works as well as the adventures of Horace Rumpole, and he turned Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited into a highly successful TV series.
This rumbustious singer and songwriter has died at 60. John Martyn was a man dedicated to making music in his own way without regard for genre labels, someone who knew how to enjoy himself, and a man who had little time for fools and even less for journalists.
smug bugger blair, Britain's previous discarded prime monster, has been presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by soon to be discarded US Pres. George Dubya Bush for his lies in the cause of the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.
A failure of imagination?
Bigger ain't so beautiful
Pull the other one!
Very little, very late
Don't they know we're in a Brown Slump?
lord sleaze of mandelason, the government's expert on raising mortgages without the benefit of assets, is to lend £2.3 billion (which he doesn't have) to the ailing British vehicle industry.
Ever hopeful, ever grasping
Golf clubs can make you deaf! Apparently, the latest generation of titanium drivers create a sonic boom and an impact with a golf ball that sounds like a gun shot. And there's enough noise generated to damage the hearing of someone who isn't wearing ear protection!
A failure of imagination?
O'Bamination Yet another set of promises from the guy who's going to change the world in a week.
Obesity is caused by a virus and, therefore, it's no one's fault. How convenient!
Parking at NHS hospitals is free from this month, but only in Scotland. People in England and Wales will continue to be ripped off by charges, which went up 38% in 2007/08. But relief is in sight for the Welsh, who will get free parking at hospitals in April.
The not-so-united kingdom
"Stand up and fight, that man!"
An appreciated retro trend
No surrender to the sleaze merchants?
Justice for savers
Dour & Doom Everywhere!
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The European Union now has a Eurosceptic rotating president in Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic. He is an economist, who opposes bank bail-outs, doesn't like what the architects of the Lisbon Treaty have in mind for Czech sovereignty, and who is wise to the Great Global Warming Swindle in fact, he's even written a book about it.
We know rubbish when we see it!
Galileo Galilei gets the credit for making the first drawings of the Moon as seen through a telescope, but he was just following in the footsteps of Thomas Harriot, an English teacher of mathematics, who had a talent for picking unfortunate patrons, such as Sir Walter Raleigh (imprisoned and executed) and Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, who was gaoled as one of the Gunpowder Plotters.
The Aussie Flying Doctor service is having to buy bigger and more powerful aircraft so that they can transport massive patients weighing up to 41 stones.
On a road to nowhere?
No tolerance zone
Russia stakes territorial claim in Channel
Use less, pay the same
Is the Law an Ass, or the Donkeys who created it?
Hamas & Israel are at war in Gaza but where's the Middle East peace envoy, who's supposed to solve all the problems there? smug bugger blair is still enjoying his Xmas hols and he's not likely to be back in action for a while yet.
One in the eye for the French
The US porn industry is feeling left out in the American version of the Brown Slump and its entrepreneurs are looking for a bail-out from the government. A couple of major league Pornographers In Chief think about $5,000,000,000 would be an appropriate stimulus package.
Same old, same old?
Democracy in Israel
Did anyone notice a difference?
Wheels coming off
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