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Daily discussion: Greatest running hero

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 22:47
Hello all - I just had to revisit this thread.

Ron Clark, the legendary Australian distance runner died last week at the age of 77. Along with Emil Zatopek (see earlier post on this thread), Ron Clark was my all time running hero. A fantastic runner and a true gentleman, whose influence on my childhood running ambitions was immeasurable.

A world without heros is no world at all. They may dead and gone...but never forgotten.

Ron Clark RIP

Pacemakers for big races.

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:37
Phil - I think the black and white stripes are for Shaftesbury Harriers - Dave Bedford's old club.

Funnest sketch on TV and /or film dialogue

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:52
Pete and Dud......

Cook: Mr Spiggott - you are, I believe, auditioning for the part of Tarzan.
Moore: Right.
Cook: Now Mr Spiggott, I couldn't help noticing - almost at once - that you are a one-legged person.
Moore: You noticed that?
Cook: I noticed that, Mr Spiggott. When you have been in the business as long as I have, you come to notice these little things almost instinctively.
The agent goes on to point out that Tarzan is "a role which traditionally involves the use of a two-legged actor" and that it would be unusual for the part to be taken by a "unidexter", but Spiggott's enthusiasm is undimmed. Cook keeps a straight face as he explains exactly why Spiggott is unsuitable for the role.
Cook: Need I say with over much emphasis that it is in the leg division that you are deficient.
Moore: The leg division?
Cook: Yes, the leg division, Mr Spiggott. You are deficient in it to the tune of one. Your right leg, I like. I like your right leg. A lovely leg for the role. That's what I said when I saw you come in. I said, "A lovely leg for the role". I've got nothing against your right leg. The trouble is - neither have you.

Great lines from films

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:31
I thought "What we've got here is a failure to communicate" was from Cool Hand Luke.

Great lines from films

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 17:28
Soylent green is people

Great lines from films

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:22
"If you build it he will come" opposed to the Wayne's World version "If you build it they will come"

Ps Thanks to everyone for some terrific film quotes....a brilliant thread!

Great lines from films

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 10:31
Blisters...If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle.

I've seen this movie so many times...every sentence Colour Sergeant Bourne and Surgeon Major Reynolds is quotable and the Richard Burton voice-over at the end makes my spine tingle

But best of all, I think is:

Soldier (later to become a dead paper hanger): Why is it us? Why us?
Colour Sergeant Bourne: Because we're here, lad. There's nobody else. Just us.

Great lines from films

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 12:10
And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.'


Dennis: You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
King Arthur: Shut up!
Dennis: I mean, if I went around saying I was an Emperor because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

and especially...

I don't wanna talk to you no more you empty-headed animal food-trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

Great lines from films

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 12:06
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist"

Great lines from films

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 12:04
Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige".
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