Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

R.I.P. Actor Frank Thornton

Obituary: Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton, who has died at the age of 92, was a character actor who spent more than 20 years in bit parts until achieving national fame as the pompous Captain Peacock in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?

Ah, such a funny and outlandish sitcom filled with great talents.

And there was a movie. I didn’t know.


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Are You Paying Attention Yet?


Cyprus banks to remain shut Tuesday and Wednesday: government source

The consensus of opinion among financial observers can best be summed up as this:

Just what the fuck are you doing, EU?!!!?
Have you all gone insane?!

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Archos 80 Titanium From Dongguan

Previously: Archos 80 Titanium: Just Rebadged From China

Curious — I really should have been earlier, dammit — I went looking and found that the model 8008 mentioned in this letter from Dongguan to the FCC is not listed on the Dongguan website.

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How To Do A Mass Killing Correctly

Followers on Twitter know I am (in)famous for giving this advice to potential mass killers:

If you’re going to kill a lot of people, shoot yourself first!

And now this:

UCF death: Male commits suicide at dorm, police find guns, improvised explosive devices

Police found the male dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was not immediately clear if the male is a student.

In addition to the handgun, police also found an assault weapon and improvised explosive devices in the room, Heston said.

Clearly he had plans that did not include just his own death.

But he did the right thing.

I feel sorry for whatever pain drove him to create that stockpile, but he did not disgrace himself by taking it out on others. May he rest in peace.

Previously here:

Do You Have This Wicked Urge To Go Shoot Many People? I Have Some Advice For You.

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