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Demon Drawer

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Demon Drawer

Researcher, forum poster and obituary writer. People often assumed prolific was DD's (as his freinds knew him) middle name. This Northern Irish born researcher first found his niche at H2G2 in the fading weeks of the 20th Century and thus a new persona was born. Aa vast knowledge of History, Eurpoe and Film led him to write on his pet subjects, many where his friends and in the days before he recieved an Orange Badge of ACEhood took great pride it out ACEing ACEs to newbies homepages. A friendly outgoing researcher his contributions to the guide will be dearly missed not least by the Sub Editors who will have to sit around twiddling thumbs waiting for entries rather than rely on DD's ongoing mission to inform the Galaxy of those places, people and things he encounters. He leaves his fish Jack and an uninvented S30 to the Donut Stall.


Demon Drawer

Post 2

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

Great stuff DD! I was beginning to think I was the only one in this teeming throng with a sense of his own mortality.smiley - winkeye Ta, mate.smiley - smiley

JTG


Demon Drawer

Post 3

Demon Drawer

Well who else could I possibly trust to write mine smiley - winkeye


Demon Drawer

Post 4

shazzPRME

You could ask me hehehehehe!
shazz smiley - winkeye


Demon Drawer

Post 5

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

... Or our Ghost Writer familiar, Asteroid Lil.smiley - smiley

JTG


Loonytunes

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Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

The phrase "page three girl" has become part of the language and conjures up images of the tabloid press. Its creator was Loonytunes.

Rupert Murdoch had bought England's The Sun newspaper in 1969 and hired Loonytunes, a recent arrival from New Zealand, to head the ailing paper.

In the first issue under Loonytunes editorship the centrespread featured a naked blonde at the feet of the Rolling Stones.

A year later, the page three girl arrived. Loonytunes insisted the models should be "nice girls". "Big-breasted girls, look like tarts," he claimed. But despite his adoption of pictures of near-naked women Loonytunes was against male chauvinism. "Cut out nudges, winks and leers," he told his staff. "Always have second thoughts on stories about the jockstrap world of men only. Remember, women not only smell better, they work harder and deserve better."

Under his leadership, between 1972 and 1974, The Sun went from a dodgy 650,000 circulation to a whopping four million-plus.

On returning to New Zealand Loonytunes founded the Cosmopolitan Club, a place renowned for cheap alcohol and a stunning view over the Pacific Ocean.

It was from a fourth-floor window of the Cosmopolitan Club that Loonytunes ashes were flung to the wind. The background noise that accompanied this solemn moment came from the many revellers enjoying the $1000 worth of free boose and food paid for from a legacy in the great man's will.

A nice touch was witnessed the following day when a bevy of topless beauties planted a sign on the beach. It read "Excuse My Dust".


Loonytunes

Post 7

shazzPRME

Hehehehe!! So that's what you were up to in England Loony smiley - bigeyes
shazzPRME smiley - winkeye


Loonytunes

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John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

Thanks Loony. I had a sneaking suspicion that you had somehow played a large part in my life.smiley - winkeye

Naughty, Shazz... we're waiting.smiley - winkeye

JTG


Loonytunes

Post 9

shazzPRME

OK, OK!! Isn't it enough that I am nobbled by Monsy this week in the 1-1!!
The Post will be late though... sorry guys! Pastey seems to be having lots of technical difficulties atm smiley - sadface
shazzPRME smiley - winkeye


Loonytunes

Post 10

Demon Drawer

smiley - sadface

But I'm actually quite smiley - smiley so don't worry to much. smiley - winkeye


Ioreth...

Post 11

Ioreth (on hiatus)

lived a brief, moderately happy life. She may possibly be continuing existence in an afterlife, though she would have tended to doubt it. In lieu of flowers, please send chocolate. It's what she would have wanted, and she's gone so I get to eat it all.


Ioreth...

Post 12

Fashion Cat

I've got an epitaph....

Crazy.... in a good way


Ioreth...

Post 13

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

Thanks Loreth. Thanks Fashion Cat. Have a chockie on me.smiley - smiley

JTG


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