Friday, 13 June 2014

Bastard has left us

Says it all really

5 comments:

Thomas the Tout said...

You might need to explain this one to us poor colonials.

Paws For Thought said...

This gent passed away recently;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rik_Mayall
The still is from Bottom, he also played Alan B'stard in a political spoof and Ade Edmonson pictured said it was typical of him to die without us the bastard.
I didn't always think he was funny but when I was 18 in West Belfast a tape of the Young Ones was sent over to us and after 9 months in Germany it was heaven.

Bambibasher said...

That's a fair one; this chap passed away on Monday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rik_Mayall
He wasn't always to my taste as comedy goes but he was a better actor than he ever was credited for. He was Alan B'stard in the new statesman a political spoof and played alongside Ade Edmonson pictured in Bottom. It was Ade that said;
"There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him. And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard.

—Ade Edmondson"
There is plenty on You Tube. It was The Young Ones which caught my attention, during a hot and nasty tour of Belfast aged 18 a video was sent to us and us kids really enjoyed it

Thomas the Tout said...

Thanks BB - now it makes sense. But I think I am a little too old for Rik. But then again our national broadcaster (ABC) seems to regard anything British as a nod to the right-wing forces of monarchy, imperialism, etc, so our diet is a bit limited.

Bambibasher said...

Now there's Irony for you, our BBC being considered far too left wing for Karl Marx!