Monday, April 13, 2020

Quotes for the Day

Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE (17 September 1929 – 12 April 2020 was a British Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition and has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship". In a seven-year span between 1955 and 1961 Moss finished as championship runner-up four times and in third place the other three times.

He died in London on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90.

RIP Sir Stirling, the race is finished.


Tim Brooke-Taylor (above right) died of Covid-19 on 12 April 2020.

Brooke-Taylor OBE (17 July 1940 – 12 April 2020) was an English comedian and actor known for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, then on television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He was best known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He had also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and had been a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for over 50 years.

RIP Tim.

From The Goodies:

[The Goodies have been told there's half an hour to go before the end of the world] 
Tim At least there's time to do the ironing.
[Brings in the ironing board and a basket of laundry] 
Tim Just think, this is the end of Derby County... and the Muppets!
Graeme The Muppets?
Tim Yes, when we go, they'll go too, you know... oh, I do hope they don't suffer.
Graeme They're not real, you know!
Tim Well, of course they're real!
Graeme Don't be silly... the Muppets are just dollies!
Tim If they're "dollies", how come they can sing and dance and make sophisticated funny remarks?
Graeme Look, Kermit the frog is a green sock.
Tim [suddenly disturbed]  What?
Graeme Kermit the frog is a man on his knees with a green sock on his hand!
[to demonstrate, he uses a green sock as a glove puppet and imitates Kermit] 
Graeme "Hello frog lovers, and welcome to the Muppet Show! I'd like to welcome our very special guest, Miss Piggy. Yay-ay-ay-ay!"
Tim Well she has GOT to be real.
Graeme Pair of old y-fronts and a mop head.
[He holds up a pair of underpants and a mop head, and speaks like Miss Piggy] 
Graeme "Hello Kermit, spawn of my heart, frog of my dreams!"
[as Kermit] 
Graeme "Hi there Miss Piggy, and what can I do for you?" Fozzie Bear is a brown woolly jumper with a hat on!
[Holds up a brown pullover and a hat and speaks like Fozzie] 
Graeme "Oh boy, funn-y! Oh Kermit, I hope those two old guys don't heckle me!"
[Holds up two sponge balls and imitates Waldorf and Statler] 
Graeme "Boo boo, the bear's a comedian, the comedian's a bear! Boo, boo!"
[Waves a feather duster in Tim's face and bellows] 
Graeme "A-NI-MAL!"
Tim [Nearly hysterical]  No, stop it! Lies! LIES!
Graeme [holds up the green sock again and sings]  "Halfway up the stairs is the stair where I"...
Tim NO!
[runs into the kitchen, screaming] 
Graeme I'll release his inhibitions through anger and violence! My life's work is at an end. I can die a happy man.
[Tim emerges screaming from the kitchen and throws the gas cooker at Graeme] 
Graeme You shouldn't have hit me with that! You'll ruin the cake!

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