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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-27 19:18:17 UTC
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... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
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Mike
2018-09-27 21:16:16 UTC
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... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
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Chris McMillan
2018-09-29 12:26:21 UTC
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... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes. End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.

Sincerely Chris
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-29 16:11:33 UTC
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... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
(That's very tiring to play on the mouth organ.)
Post by Chris McMillan
Oh yes. End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Sincerely Chris
Indeed. And if like Paddington, a revised version comes out in thirty or
forty years, it'll be good, but not quite perfect: won't crash the gears
in quite the same way Pat did, or something.

(I've only heard headlines that it was PP's creator, not his actual
name; if as I think it is/was Oliver Postgate, then there are many other
similar series that he had a hand in.)
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Serena Blanchflower
2018-09-29 18:51:41 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
(That's very tiring to play on the mouth organ.)
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Sincerely Chris
Indeed. And if like Paddington, a revised version comes out in thirty or
forty years, it'll be good, but not quite perfect: won't crash the gears
in quite the same way Pat did, or something.
(I've only heard headlines that it was PP's creator, not his actual
name; if as I think it is/was Oliver Postgate, then there are many other
similar series that he had a hand in.)
No, it wasn't Oliver Postgate but John Cunliffe - who also created Rosie
and Jim. I hadn't realised until now that Lynda Snell, or rather her
close friend, was also in Postman Pat, providing the voices for several
characters.

Oliver Postgate died several years ago.
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Btms
2018-09-30 08:17:45 UTC
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... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes. End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Sincerely Chris
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-30 08:23:43 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes. End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Sincerely Chris
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Threads in UMRA can last a while; I started this one a few days back.
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carolet
2018-09-30 08:57:50 UTC
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... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes. End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Sincerely Chris
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Michael Bond died in June, so not very recent news, but close enough to
mention in the same breath as the death of John Cunliffe, given that
both wrote very popular, televised stories for children.
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Sid Nuncius
2018-09-30 11:30:00 UTC
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... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes. End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old? Don't talk to me about old. I can't hear or see the words "So
long..." without mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having it as
an earworm for hours.

*That's* old.
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Nick Odell
2018-09-30 11:44:40 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old?  Don't talk to me about old.  I can't hear or see the words "So
long..." without mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having it as
an earworm for hours.
*That's* old.
That's not old.

Old is when you immediately think of Woody Guthry.

Nick
LFS
2018-09-30 12:14:25 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old?  Don't talk to me about old.  I can't hear or see the words "So
long..." without mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having it as
an earworm for hours.
*That's* old.
That's not old.
Old is when you immediately think of Woody Guthry.
Yes, indeed, you took the thought from my fingers. Guthrie.
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Fenny
2018-09-30 13:59:06 UTC
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*That's* old.
That's not old.
Old is when you immediately think of Woody Guthry.
Seems like I'll never get old, then! ;-)
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Dumrat
2018-09-30 12:50:58 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old?  Don't talk to me about old.  I can't hear or see the words "So long..." without
mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having it as an earworm for hours.
*That's* old.
I've been living with a "Sound of Music" fan for the past 30 years. So you can guess what
first comes to my mind when I read "So long".
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-30 15:00:09 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old?  Don't talk to me about old.  I can't hear or see the words
"So long..." without mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having
as an earworm for hours.
*That's* old.
I've been living with a "Sound of Music" fan for the past 30 years. So
you can guess what first comes to my mind when I read "So long".
A curse on both your houses - I've now got _two_ earworms! (Simon and
Garfunkel, wasn't it, the first one? And I like SOM too, though it can
be a bit saccharine. But I do like R&H music, and am a Julia Elizabeth
Wells fan.)
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Paul Herber
2018-09-30 17:22:52 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old?  Don't talk to me about old.  I can't hear or see the words "So long..." without
mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having it as an earworm for hours.
*That's* old.
I've been living with a "Sound of Music" fan for the past 30 years. So you can guess what
first comes to my mind when I read "So long".
and thanks for all the fish?
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Sid Nuncius
2018-09-30 18:00:18 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old?  Don't talk to me about old.  I can't hear or see the words "So long..." without
mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having it as an earworm for hours.
*That's* old.
I've been living with a "Sound of Music" fan for the past 30 years. So you can guess what
first comes to my mind when I read "So long".
and thanks for all the fish?
Marianne?
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-10-01 08:45:03 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
... Greendale has had its last delivery )-:.
Do you mean its’ last post?
Oh yes.  End of an era, like Michael Bond passing away.
Isn’t a tad old news. But imbam. Was this week earlier.
Old?  Don't talk to me about old.  I can't hear or see the words
"So long..." without
mentally adding "Frank Lloyd Wright" and having it as an earworm for hours.
*That's* old.
I've been living with a "Sound of Music" fan for the past 30 years.
So you can guess what
first comes to my mind when I read "So long".
and thanks for all the fish?
Marianne?
Is that "Mary Ann", and the Beach Boys?
I shared this thread with my brother, and he says

I wonder whether "So long..." might have been an echo of "So farewell
then", the opening line of many "posthumous tribute" poems supposedly
penned by "E. J. Thribb" for Private Eye.

Was whicheverrat started the use of these phrases in this way, inspired
by that?
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sometimes the best way to face the music is dance.
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Penny
2018-10-01 09:33:05 UTC
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On Mon, 1 Oct 2018 09:45:03 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I shared this thread with my brother, and he says
I wonder whether "So long..." might have been an echo of "So farewell
then", the opening line of many "posthumous tribute" poems supposedly
penned by "E. J. Thribb" for Private Eye.
Was whicheverrat started the use of these phrases in this way, inspired
by that?
A quick search in Google Groups shows 'So, farewell then...' is the more
usual subject line in such threads here and is definitely a nod to E J
Thribb.
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LFS
2018-10-01 16:16:30 UTC
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On Mon, 1 Oct 2018 09:45:03 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I shared this thread with my brother, and he says
I wonder whether "So long..." might have been an echo of "So farewell
then", the opening line of many "posthumous tribute" poems supposedly
penned by "E. J. Thribb" for Private Eye.
Was whicheverrat started the use of these phrases in this way, inspired
by that?
A quick search in Google Groups shows 'So, farewell then...' is the more
usual subject line in such threads here and is definitely a nod to E J
Thribb.
Some of Sid's posts under that heading have certainly been in the style
of E.J. Thribb. Reflecting on whether it is possible to parody a satire,
I realised that I have no idea what EJT might have been satirising.
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the Omrud
2018-10-03 13:42:55 UTC
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On Mon, 1 Oct 2018 09:45:03 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I shared this thread with my brother, and he says
I wonder whether "So long..." might have been an echo of "So farewell
then", the opening line of many "posthumous tribute" poems supposedly
penned by "E. J. Thribb" for Private Eye.
Was whicheverrat started the use of these phrases in this way, inspired
by that?
A quick search in Google Groups shows 'So, farewell then...' is the more
usual subject line in such threads here and is definitely a nod to E J
Thribb.
Some of Sid's posts under that heading have certainly been in the style
of E.J. Thribb. Reflecting on whether it is possible to parody a satire,
I realised that I have no idea what EJT might have been satirising.
... might be satirising. EJ Thribb is still alive and well, still
memoralising, and still 17½.

Son bought me a subscription to Private Eye two years ago. When the
first year passed he mentioned that he'd left it to renew and would
continue to do so. So I now have an obligation to read every issue,
instead of just those I used to buy when travelling by train.

It's hard graft for a while, after we get back from a couple of months
in France, I can tell you.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-10-03 13:46:34 UTC
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Son bought me a subscription to Private Eye two years ago. When the
first year passed he mentioned that he'd left it to renew and would
continue to do so. So I now have an obligation to read every issue,
instead of just those I used to buy when travelling by train.
It's hard graft for a while, after we get back from a couple of months
in France, I can tell you.
At some point, my dad bought me a subscription to Punch. Although that
was sometimes amusing, it was hard graft; I didn't renew.
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krw
2018-10-03 13:50:11 UTC
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It's hard graft for a while, after we get back from a couple of months
in France, I can tell you.
Whilst I tend to stay up to date with P Eye I do find holidays helpful
to catch up on my other magazine reading. Although my forthcoming rest
period pre-holiday may allow a similar opportunity I suppose.
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Kate B
2018-10-03 22:25:44 UTC
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On Mon, 1 Oct 2018 09:45:03 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I shared this thread with my brother, and he says
I wonder whether "So long..." might have been an echo of "So farewell
then", the opening line of many "posthumous tribute" poems supposedly
penned by "E. J. Thribb" for Private Eye.
Was whicheverrat started the use of these phrases in this way, inspired
by that?
A quick search in Google Groups shows 'So, farewell then...' is the more
usual subject line in such threads here and is definitely a nod to E J
Thribb.
Some of Sid's posts under that heading have certainly been in the
style of E.J. Thribb. Reflecting on whether it is possible to parody a
satire, I realised that I have no idea what EJT might have been
satirising.
.... might be satirising.  EJ Thribb is still alive and well, still
memoralising, and still 17½.
Son bought me a subscription to Private Eye two years ago. When the
first year passed he mentioned that he'd left it to renew and would
continue to do so.  So I now have an obligation to read every issue,
instead of just those I used to buy when travelling by train.
It's hard graft for a while, after we get back from a couple of months
in France, I can tell you.
We too have a subscription, in fact also a gift from a completely lovely
friend, and I have to say we read it cover to cover. Along with the
Economist it provides a fairly comprehensive view of the Situation at
home and abroad. We also get the Times and pick up an Evening Standard
and listen to a lot of news on the radio, so we are possibly overdoing
it. But it does mean we are never without something to argue about :)
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Tony Bryer
2018-10-05 08:32:11 UTC
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Son bought me a subscription to Private Eye two years ago. When the
first year passed he mentioned that he'd left it to renew and would
continue to do so. So I now have an obligation to read every issue,
instead of just those I used to buy when travelling by train.
It's hard graft for a while, after we get back from a couple of
months in France, I can tell you.
In UK I used to read it in Tesco. Now I subscribe - keeps me up to
date with the UK news that doesn't make the mainstream media.
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Chris J Dixon
2018-10-01 09:42:50 UTC
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Marianne?
Is that "Mary Ann", and the Beach Boys?
https://genius.com/Leonard-cohen-so-long-marianne-lyrics

Chris
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