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Middle aged rock stars and Christmas



 
 
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Old December 26th 16, 11:00 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Roderick Stewart[_3_]
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On Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:43:48 +0000, Mark Carver
wrote:

Two more gone this Christmas by the looks of it.

What can one say?


Only that there's no justice. Of the two described in today's papers,
one died in his bed of heart failure at 51, and the other spent
thousands on cocaine, had whisky and red wine for breakfast, smoked 30
cigarettes a day, but miraculously survived to the age of 68. It does
suggest that health warnings are probably meaningless.


A friend of mine has always been convinced that your 'death date' is
genetically coded in, therefore it makes no difference what sort of
lifestyle you adopt.


Hmm. It must depend to some extent on what you die of. It's difficult
to see how a car accident could be genetically coded.

Unless you think it's not actually genetic, but some sort of cosmic
predestination resulting from the whole of time and space being fixed
in 4 dimensions, or something.

Rod.
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Old December 26th 16, 01:16 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Brian Gaff wrote:

Two more gone this Christmas by the looks of it.

What can one say?
Brian


My early mornings are devoted to surf the TV news channels.
I start with the BBC which today was all about George Michael
and then go on to the others for real news. Back to the BBC
and it was still twittering on about George Michael.

Same thing every day. A one trick pony.

Why the blazes do they call it BBC News?

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Old December 26th 16, 02:59 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 26/12/2016 14:43, Martin wrote:
On Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:16:10 +0000, wrote:

Brian Gaff wrote:

Two more gone this Christmas by the looks of it.

What can one say?
Brian


My early mornings are devoted to surf the TV news channels.
I start with the BBC which today was all about George Michael
and then go on to the others for real news. Back to the BBC
and it was still twittering on about George Michael.

Same thing every day. A one trick pony.


George Michael dies every day?


Obviously not. But some or other so-called celebrity does. And that
invariable takes precedence over important things happening elsewhere in
the world. This morning, for instance. the Russian plane crash was
relegated to a very poor second place behind George Michael.
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Old December 26th 16, 03:12 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mark Carver
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On 26/12/2016 12:00, Roderick Stewart wrote:
On Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:43:48 +0000, Mark Carver
wrote:

Two more gone this Christmas by the looks of it.

What can one say?

Only that there's no justice. Of the two described in today's papers,
one died in his bed of heart failure at 51, and the other spent
thousands on cocaine, had whisky and red wine for breakfast, smoked 30
cigarettes a day, but miraculously survived to the age of 68. It does
suggest that health warnings are probably meaningless.


A friend of mine has always been convinced that your 'death date' is
genetically coded in, therefore it makes no difference what sort of
lifestyle you adopt.


Hmm. It must depend to some extent on what you die of. It's difficult
to see how a car accident could be genetically coded.


There are limits, unless, .....

Unless you think it's not actually genetic, but some sort of cosmic
predestination resulting from the whole of time and space being fixed
in 4 dimensions, or something.


Well, that's getting deep. Not my theory, but his, and he's tighter than
a duck's arse when it comes to spending, so he hardly engages in
excessive booze or drugs etc.


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Old December 26th 16, 03:14 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mark Carver
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On 26/12/2016 14:43, Martin wrote:
On Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:16:10 +0000, Pinnerite wrote:


My early mornings are devoted to surf the TV news channels.
I start with the BBC which today was all about George Michael
and then go on to the others for real news. Back to the BBC
and it was still twittering on about George Michael.

Same thing every day. A one trick pony.


George Michael dies every day?


Is Michael Jackson still dead BTW ?

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Old December 26th 16, 03:18 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
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On Monday, 26 December 2016 15:57:54 UTC, Roger Mills wrote:
On 26/12/2016 14:43, Martin wrote:
On Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:16:10 +0000, wrote:

Brian Gaff wrote:

Two more gone this Christmas by the looks of it.

What can one say?
Brian


My early mornings are devoted to surf the TV news channels.
I start with the BBC which today was all about George Michael
and then go on to the others for real news. Back to the BBC
and it was still twittering on about George Michael.

Same thing every day. A one trick pony.


George Michael dies every day?


Obviously not. But some or other so-called celebrity does. And that
invariable takes precedence over important things happening elsewhere in
the world. This morning, for instance. the Russian plane crash was
relegated to a very poor second place behind George Michael.


Well the plane had already hopped from Moscow to Sochi, however it was not meant to refuel there, which more or less eliminates a bariometric bomb on board and deliberate sabotage on the ground as terrorists would not have known the plane with its VIP passengers was meant to be there.

Rather more likely is some sort of mechanical problem with a 1960's aircraft which is banned from Europe and even Aeroflot ceased flying in 2009 and / or the military pilot(s) 'refuelling' at Sochi as well the the plane.

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Old December 26th 16, 03:29 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mark Carver
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On 26/12/2016 16:18, R. Mark Clayton wrote:

Rather more likely is some sort of mechanical problem with a 1960's aircraft which is banned from Europe and even Aeroflot ceased flying in 2009 and / or the military pilot(s) 'refuelling' at Sochi as well the the plane.


Russian and some CIS aviation standards are appalling. I'd never get on
an internal flight.

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Old December 26th 16, 03:50 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 26/12/2016 12:00, Roderick Stewart wrote:
On Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:43:48 +0000, Mark Carver
wrote:

Two more gone this Christmas by the looks of it.

What can one say?

Only that there's no justice. Of the two described in today's papers,
one died in his bed of heart failure at 51, and the other spent
thousands on cocaine, had whisky and red wine for breakfast, smoked 30
cigarettes a day, but miraculously survived to the age of 68. It does
suggest that health warnings are probably meaningless.


A friend of mine has always been convinced that your 'death date' is
genetically coded in, therefore it makes no difference what sort of
lifestyle you adopt.


Hmm. It must depend to some extent on what you die of. It's difficult
to see how a car accident could be genetically coded.


Risk taking certainly could be.

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Old December 26th 16, 03:56 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mark Carver
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On 26/12/2016 16:50, Max Demian wrote:
On 26/12/2016 12:00, Roderick Stewart wrote:


Hmm. It must depend to some extent on what you die of. It's difficult
to see how a car accident could be genetically coded.


Risk taking certainly could be.


Interesting point, although of course you can be killed in a car
accident where it's 100% _not_ your fault, unless of course the 'fault '
was making the journey in the first place ?


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Old December 27th 16, 07:56 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Roderick Stewart[_3_]
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Default Middle aged rock stars and Christmas

On Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:56:23 +0000, Mark Carver
wrote:

Hmm. It must depend to some extent on what you die of. It's difficult
to see how a car accident could be genetically coded.


Risk taking certainly could be.


Interesting point, although of course you can be killed in a car
accident where it's 100% _not_ your fault, unless of course the 'fault '
was making the journey in the first place ?


If I take the "risk" (or "chance" if you like) of purchasing a ticket
for tonight's lottery, I don't see how anything could be genetically
coded in a way that would affect the oucome.

Rod.
 




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