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Old Nov 21st 2013, 3:09 pm
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I remember thinking the same thing when Princess Diana a died, I couldn't give a ****.
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Old Nov 21st 2013, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Wasch? But talking of Spectacles, it wasn't very many years after the JFK thingy that I came across the Dutch radicals who referred to themselves as "Spectacularists".

I don't think that, in the intervening years, I've found fault with their analysis.
Oh my! I just Googled "Spectacularism" and underneath the search it said "IF YOU MUST CALL ME ANYTHING MOLLY IS FINE I AM CANADIAN AND I NEED TO BE SEDATED" The capitals are theirs.

Spooky eh? Am not clicking on the link.
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Old Nov 21st 2013, 4:38 pm
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I wasn't even a twinkle in the milkman's eye.
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Old Nov 21st 2013, 9:12 pm
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I was cycling around with my pals when I heard on the radio, with great solemnity,"The King is dead"...oh no wait...that was Elvis
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Old Nov 21st 2013, 9:24 pm
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I was in school in the old two room schoolhouse in our town when a student from the new highschool next to us came and called the teacher to the door and whispered in her ear. Visibly shaken, she turned on the radio at the back of the room and we heard the news. She sent us all home for the rest of the day. Two days later I was at home watching tv and saw Jack Ruby shoot Oswald on live television, probably won't forget it
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 1:25 am
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was not alive
will not be revealing my age (mainly because I forget and have to do the mental arithmetic to figure it out)
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by JonboyE
Being a mere nipper I was only five and, although I remember it being on the news, I can't remember where I was when I first heard.

I can remember the first episode of Dr. Who. I watched most of it from behind safety of the settee.
I was 6 and I was probably blissfully unaware, although I know I watched Doctor Who.

Other than Vietnam news reports on TV my first big news event that I remember was probably the Aberfan disaster.
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 1:32 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
I remember thinking the same thing when Princess Diana a died, I couldn't give a ****.
I was actually having a dump when my ex-wife gave me the Diana news through the bathroom door.

I was probably doing the same when JFK was killed. I was nine months old.
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 1:32 am
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[QUOTE=BristolUK;11002923]I was 6 and I was probably blissfully unaware, although I know I watched Doctor Who.

Other than Vietnam news reports on TV my first big news event that I remember was probably the Aberfan disaster.[/QUOTE]

wasn't alive for that one either but even just reading about it makes my blood run cold
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Not yet born. My parents don't recall it either, they were only 4 and 5 at the time.
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 3:30 am
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Obviously those over 50 might remember this, and unless someone looks "older" than their age, then what is there to fret about when it comes to age

This incident happened less than a decade before I was born, so didn't witness it, but have read and seen all the stories of what people thought happened / who did it

Yes...I am in my 40s, but it's a full gone conclusion that good genes and healthy lifestyle, as well as a positive attitude and outlook on life (as opposed to being a miserable sod with low self esteem) has been good to me.
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 4:17 am
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I’d had taken a job as a milkman, I remember thinking I’m a sitting duck in this float.

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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 6:24 am
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I think I was conceived that evening, I was born towards the end of aug 64, perhaps I am the reincarnation of JFK?

Or perhaps there was nowt on tele, dr whar ort news.
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by Yorkiechef
I think I was conceived that evening, I was born towards the end of aug 64, perhaps I am the reincarnation of JFK?

Or perhaps there was nowt on tele, dr whar ort news.
I was born the last day of August 1964 and was apparently over a week late....maybe my folks were tired of the around the clock Kennedy TV news....
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by Souvy
I was actually having a dump when my ex-wife gave me the Diana news through the bathroom door.
Lovely imagery.
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