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By Nicola_Red
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Sad to hear of the death of author Sue Townsend today. So many people of my generation loved the Adrian Mole books. RIP.
By DarroM
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Saw that on the news when I was at work last night. Despite the fact the first few books were about teenage life growing up in the 80s (whereas I grew up in the 90s and early 2000s), I still loved it since I got the From Minor to Major book that contained the first 3 together for Christmas back in 1997 and have read every one up to this point. I believe there was another one due out this year.
By swaddon1903
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Yes, she was working on a new one. I don't know whether she finished it or not. It was meant to come out last year, but she had to delay it because of her illness.
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By dimtimjim
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The Deadly wrote:It's going to end up being years of drug abuse combined with the rush of being on TV again being too much for him I think. He looked great when I saw him over the weekend.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/27030936
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By The Deadly
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I hope his family allow a proper study on his heart to see if there was a definite link between the drugs he took in his prime to the heart disease. Could help deter people from taking performance enhancing drugs if a link is proven.
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By Topher
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The best deterrent against performance enhancing drugs is surely proper and robust testing and lifetime bans for the guilty.

But then this is wrestling, a sport in which taking performance enhancing drugs is even more ridiculous because IT'S NOT REAL.
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By The Deadly
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You're correct it isn't real which is why it's no longer considered a sport. It used to be back in it's hay day but these days they are far less protective of the perceived legitimacy of the competition.
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By chrysostom
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The Deadly wrote:You're correct it isn't real which is why it's no longer considered a sport. It used to be back in it's hay day but these days they are far less protective of the perceived legitimacy of the competition.


People who think that wrestling isn't as physically and technically demanding as some sports is just plain wrong.

If you don't get wrestling then fair enough, but it's easy to see why lots of people find it fun.
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By Yudster
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Given how clever, athletic and acrobatic wrestling is I never understand why it is presented in any way other than what it is. I really can't believe people actually find the fake stuff entertaining, all that posturing and posing and moronic arguing - that's the boring bit, the good stuff is what they can actually do.
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By Topher
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That is incredibly sad, it's not long since it was announced she had cancer.
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By Nicola_Red
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Just saw that HR Giger has died. RIP.
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By dimtimjim
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Doubt any of you will have heard of him, but bike racer Karl Harris has died at the TT.

I knew Karl, we've played x-box together. Fecking gutted. RIP dude.
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By flyingbadger
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Ah feck buddy, so sorry to hear that.
Some * dangerous shit them boys are doing for the love of the race.

RIP indeed. Or * the resting part. Go do a big * off wheelie instead.
WIP Karl Harris.
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By dimtimjim
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flyingbadger wrote:Ah feck buddy, so sorry to hear that.


Cheers dude.

flyingbadger wrote:Some * dangerous shit them boys are doing for the love of the race.


Yes, yes it is. You wouldn't get me doing it, crazy nutters; but it won't change. If they legislate the TT, where does it all end - its no worse than the risks of skydiving, basejumping and all other manor of newly invented ways for us to push ourselves. Everyone knows the risks before taking part.

Still bit in shock over it.
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By Topher
#503168
Shit - I'm sorry to hear that Tim, hope you're okay-ish as you can be - at least, if there can be a positive, it's in the cliché that "he died doing what he loved", I guess.

I just came on to say that Rik Mayall has died at 56 - genuine oh no.
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