Jimmy Saville is still alive...

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Just thought I'd mention it.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 12:47 (seventeen years ago) link

He's a twat.

hmmm (hmmm), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 12:50 (seventeen years ago) link

"Put him up against the wall!"

Ste (Fuzzy), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 12:56 (seventeen years ago) link

he brought joy to thousands of children around the country. plus there was that TV show...

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 12:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Dud.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 12:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Jingle Jangle now then now then!
Dear Jim'll
Please could you fix it for me to lick your arse hole, cos it must taste nice all them big fat cubans you've been smoking (ahem)

Hamish Mactavish (duffath), Thursday, 15 April 2004 16:24 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...

Revive!

He still is!

Mark G, Thursday, 8 November 2007 10:49 (thirteen years ago) link

I always wanted to fly in a Harrier Jump Jet on Jim'll Fix It when I was a kid. Obviously classic, if only for the kid that got to sing 'If The Kids Are United' with Sham 69.

moley, Thursday, 8 November 2007 12:39 (thirteen years ago) link

he invented DJing.

braveclub, Thursday, 8 November 2007 12:41 (thirteen years ago) link

He did too. Stone cold classic.

moley, Thursday, 8 November 2007 12:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Weirdo

Tom D., Thursday, 8 November 2007 12:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Sir Jimmy mugged for his glasses

Sir Jimmy said he would give his mugger a box of chocolates
Sir Jimmy Savile has been mugged by a woman in Leeds - but described it as a "marvellous" experience.
The veteran star, aged 81, said the female thief made off with his John Lennon-style glasses as he was leaving a function at the Queens Hotel.

Sir Jimmy has reported it to police but compared his experience to when he was chased by fans in the 1960s.

"The fact I've not been mugged for over 50 years, I thought it was marvellous, it was just like old times," he said.

The former DJ and TV presenter, who lives in Roundhay, said he was walking down the hotel's corridor at about midnight on Wednesday when the woman pounced.

'Gave me a thrill'

"She was walking alongside me and the next thing she reaches up - I thought she was going to give me an embrace but she grabbed my glasses and took off down the corridor," he said.

"I thought, I've been mugged. How wonderful."

Sir Jimmy said that the unexpected theft hadn't left him unable to see as he has a spare pair of glasses.

He added: "I've told the police that if the girl turns up and I get my glasses back, I will give her a box of chocolates for giving me a 1950s thrill in 2007."

Mark G, Thursday, 15 November 2007 17:15 (thirteen years ago) link

y'all missed this.

Mark G, Monday, 19 November 2007 09:40 (thirteen years ago) link

I bet he had the tracksuit on too.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 19 November 2007 09:51 (thirteen years ago) link

RIP

Dom Passantino, Monday, 19 November 2007 09:53 (thirteen years ago) link

"She was walking alongside me and the next thing she reaches up - I thought she was going to give me an embrace but she grabbed my glasses and took off down the corridor," he said.

"I thought, I've been mugged. How wonderful."

So did he fix it or what?

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 19 November 2007 10:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Sir Jimmy Savile has been reunited with his glasses days after they were snatched by a female prankster.
British Transport Police (BTP) have fixed it for the veteran star to get his John Lennon style spectacles back.

The glasses were snatched from Sir Jimmy's face as he left a function at the Queen's Hotel in Leeds last week.

The 81-year-old, who lives in the city's Roundhay area, compared the experience to being chased by fans in the 1960s and said it was "marvellous".

'String vests'

Sir Jimmy told the BBC that it was good old fashioned detective work that had tracked down his glasses.

He said officers had found out the woman's identity and tracked her down to a bar in Leeds over the weekend where they retrieved his glasses.

A spokeswoman for BTP said the woman had snatched his spectacles as "a bit of a prank" and that no further action would be taken against her.

Sir Jimmy said: "If this lady wants a souvenir, I do a good line in wearing string vests and if she wants to wrestle it off me then that's perfectly fine."

Mark G, Monday, 19 November 2007 14:36 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

today seems to be the Saville day, for some reason.

Mark G, Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Owowowowowowoo Mr Forever Guy Clif-FORD Rich-ARD going down one place at. A. Time as befitting a good re-CORD Wind Me Up Open Brackets Let Me Go Close Brackets You See Uncle Ted the one and OWN-ly Mr P J Pro Bee goodness gracious naughty Mr Sir Judge Dread sir SEE NO REA SON Dignified Don

Dingbod Kesterson, Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Dognified Ding!

Mark G, Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Over my dead body.

The Boyler, Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:42 (thirteen years ago) link

A girl I used to go out with was a nurse at one of the hospitals Jimbo volunteered at, she said he was creepy creepy creepy, none of the nurses ever wanted to be left alone in the same room as him

Tom D., Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:42 (thirteen years ago) link

I remember a popbitch rumour about him, which my comment refers to.

The Boyler, Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh, yeah there's a 'thinly disguised' character in an Irvine Welsh book, etc...

Mark G, Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:52 (thirteen years ago) link

THE SAVILE I KNEW WAS NO <CONTROVERSIAL MOD EDIT>

Dingbod Kesterson, Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, but that was Peter Saville, right?

Mark G, Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:04 (thirteen years ago) link

It might have been Jimmy Pursey.

Dingbod Kesterson, Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:24 (thirteen years ago) link

I have a phone number in my phone which belonged to a friend of mine before me, which said friend claims to be the actual phone number of Jimmy Savile. It doesn't work, but my pal swears he has talked to Jimmy Savile on it in the past. There's a story of why he would at least theoretically have his phone number, but I can't remember what it is.

ailsa, Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Is he a mortician?

Tom D., Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:29 (thirteen years ago) link

haha, no.

ailsa, Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:30 (thirteen years ago) link

says he's a beautician...

Mark G, Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:30 (thirteen years ago) link

...not that I understand what you mean at all, oh no, hello lawyers!

ailsa, Thursday, 14 February 2008 14:31 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

man number four in "blur my face plz", um... grin.

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:04 (twelve years ago) link

Saville breaking the law I see.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:09 (twelve years ago) link

He's got skates on as well

ducking kiosk monkey (onimo), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:11 (twelve years ago) link

I thought Sutcliffe was Adam Buxton for a second.

chap, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:11 (twelve years ago) link

That's a very strange handshake, btw.

Where is frank's thumb?

(Surely not freemasons!)

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:14 (twelve years ago) link

full story: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2270180.ece

joe, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:14 (twelve years ago) link

I've gotta rep for the Ripper keeping his trademark hair and beard all these years, instead of shaving and getting a bit of an easier life maybe.

Bernard's Butler (Raw Patrick), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:16 (twelve years ago) link

Posted by: Refo

Shame on you Frank, whats next..shake hands with the suicide bombers..???

joe, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:18 (twelve years ago) link

I can't fathom why Jimmy Saville would want to hang around with someone famous for murdering women and carelessly dumping the bodies around Yorkshire

Luka ModReq (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:29 (twelve years ago) link

This photo was taken 18 years ago, he might have got rid of the beard by now. Also Saville probably not breaking the law.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:34 (twelve years ago) link

Grim Gordon Brown has put his foot down and said that Sutcliffe will never be released.

Great! We can ignore all expert opinions, stop hiring doctors and professionals and allow the tabloids to dictate Government policy. The same tabloids who pay 13-year-old criminals, put them on their front pages and encourage others to do the same.

Bernard Braden Misreads Stephen Leacock (Marcello Carlin), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:38 (twelve years ago) link

Which "13-year-old criminals"?

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:44 (twelve years ago) link

ALL OF THEM!!!

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:45 (twelve years ago) link

After chatting to Ronnie, Big Frank spotted the Yorkshire Ripper leaning back on a window ledge.

Damn, Broadmoor was one long party back in the 90s.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:52 (twelve years ago) link

the romance of the prison system

Reflex Gaffe (country matters), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:54 (twelve years ago) link

the horror of realising that '18 years ago' is now 1991

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

Why do all the posters on The Sun HYS think that Sutcliffe has never stood trial? Very odd.

I've gotta rep for the Ripper keeping his trademark hair and beard all these years, instead of shaving and getting a bit of an easier life maybe.

Beard hides scars from when he was attacked in Parkhurst.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

One for the Real England thread?

Fields of Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 September 2015 11:30 (five years ago) link

too fucking real

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 10 September 2015 11:31 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

This book leapt out at me at work this morning:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C-ZwClV-L._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Best described as a sort of freewheeling account of how Our Jim's deep Christian faith affects his approach to life, the opening sentences of the chapter, "How Do I Cope With Sex" caught my attention:

The word 'sex' is like the word 'love'. It means differing things to different people. Sex at its worst is corruption, as when young people might be corrupted to provide sex

Still available on Amazon, folks!

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Friday, 23 October 2015 09:20 (five years ago) link

it's quoted from in several places in dan davies' savile bio in plain sight - the extracts were all creepy as fuck iirc

the illicit unit slid tantalizingly across the waxed tile (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 October 2015 09:40 (five years ago) link

Interesting piece behind the FT paywall on the growing number of people over the age of 60 in prison, partly due to the prosecution of historical offences, and the impact it's having on prison life:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9f7f3432-763b-11e5-a95a-27d368e1ddf7.html#axzz3peoUHIdB


In 2015, the number of over-60s in jail topped 4,000 for the first time on record, more than double the figure 10 years ago. It is the fastest-growing age group in custody.

Al Ain Delon (ShariVari), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:33 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34796549

Two former members of 1960s band The Tremeloes have been accused of historical indecent assault.
Richard Westwood, 72, from Surrey, and Leonard Hawkes, 69, from Berkshire, have been summonsed to Chester Magistrates on 2 December, police said.
They will both face one count each of indecent assault relating to an incident in Chester in 1968.

Mark G, Thursday, 12 November 2015 16:13 (five years ago) link

Chesney's dad I assume?

Caput Johannis in Disco (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2015 16:15 (five years ago) link

So it seems.

Mark G, Thursday, 12 November 2015 16:16 (five years ago) link

the one and only

gabba cadaver (NickB), Thursday, 12 November 2015 16:17 (five years ago) link

and the other one.

Mark G, Thursday, 12 November 2015 16:20 (five years ago) link

ten months pass...

new BBC Theroux doc tonight.

piscesx, Sunday, 2 October 2016 15:25 (four years ago) link

The two terms were judged not guilty, just to be fair.

Mark G, Sunday, 2 October 2016 16:22 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

Fred Talbot jailed for four years for sex offences on school trips to Scotland

Ian Brown gave testimony. Funnily enough, the ex-Fall drummer Simon Wolstencroft mentioned going on that same camping trip that the case was based around, but doesn't mention Fred or anything relating to what happened.

Mark G, Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:32 (four years ago) link

bye bye badman

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 15 June 2017 18:06 (four years ago) link

Quite.

Mark G, Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:55 (four years ago) link

As an American I had only the vaguest sense who jimmy saville was and what he did, decided to correct that last year by reading In Plain Sight and I can't say I'm 'glad' I did, but he definitely fills a unique niche in the historical beast cabinet

or at night (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 15 June 2017 22:04 (four years ago) link

oh aye, he was a character alright

one year passes...

https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ad_152781151.jpg

A company has brought out a card game called ‘British Nonces’ similar to Top Trumps where you compete using cards with well known perverts, paedophiles and killers as the subject. The roster of 52 includes the likes of Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter, Rolf Harris and late MP Cyril Smith. Categories for the game are as follows: physical threat, slipperiness, cockiness, offences, remorse and ‘nonceoriety’.

"The Spymaster from PIE"

calzino, Sunday, 8 July 2018 09:09 (three years ago) link

the man from noncle

repartee is deft (darraghmac), Sunday, 8 July 2018 09:11 (three years ago) link

paedophilia is SO funny

Arthur Funzonerelli (stevie), Sunday, 8 July 2018 09:37 (three years ago) link

come off it Stevie, half of my family were abused by the catholic church and still like dark lols, without humour some of us might give up!

calzino, Sunday, 8 July 2018 09:39 (three years ago) link

mind you, I heard Jimmy S considered paedophilia to be a very serious business.

calzino, Sunday, 8 July 2018 09:46 (three years ago) link

I was going to do a joke about PIEty, but I might going in 51 territory here!

calzino, Sunday, 8 July 2018 09:55 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article15786722.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/1_rolf3.jpg

nothing to see here, just on old man going about his daily business. Which just by chance happened to be within the grounds of a primary on this day...

calzino, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:08 (two years ago) link

school

calzino, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:09 (two years ago) link

what am i looking at here

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:12 (two years ago) link

Rolf Harris in the grounds of a primary school, allegedly was waving at the children and was escorted out by the headmaster.

calzino, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:13 (two years ago) link

i can tell what it is now

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:15 (two years ago) link

Loving kids not wisely but too well

Brex Avery (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:15 (two years ago) link

the paedo-hunter bat signal was down on this day obv :p

calzino, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:17 (two years ago) link

this is probably another iconic scene that the tool out of The Auteurs will make a painting of at some point.

calzino, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:22 (two years ago) link

what's the symbol projected from the paedo-hunter signal i wonder

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:24 (two years ago) link

Specsavers going in hard

Brex Avery (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:26 (two years ago) link

a big PIE in the sky!

calzino, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:28 (two years ago) link

lol

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:28 (two years ago) link

Can see the Sun headline, "What Is Rolf Didgeridoing In A School Playground?"

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:29 (two years ago) link

(xp) lol, perfect.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:30 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

I don't think he's on anything like the same Caligula-like scale but he does constantly remind me of Boris Johnson, a similar confidence trickster using TV, media, sentimentality, charity, 'eccentricity' and a similar 'yes, I actually am a gangster' double-bluff

— Owen Hatherley (@owenhatherley) May 9, 2020

hatherley drawing some interesting + otm parallels here

calzino, Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:11 (one year ago) link

Also, shit hairstyles

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:21 (one year ago) link

Should read that book but don’t know if I could handle it presently

Microbes oft teem (wins), Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:24 (one year ago) link

I think i'm going to dive in, lol a month after finishing vol 2 of Ullrich's Hitler biog!

calzino, Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:26 (one year ago) link

the dan davies book is p good tho -- unless there's a updated post #metoo edition -- it felt like he was pulling some of his punches (at least that's what i felt when i read it)

in terms of "in plain sight" saville's own "as it happens" is a good deal grimmer

lol i couldn't even finish the first paragraph of the david hare review, just take this guy's pen away forever plz

mark s, Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:40 (one year ago) link

delete "tho" which is a relic of this post when written in a different order (take my pen away also)

mark s, Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:40 (one year ago) link

Nobody give me a pen because it looks to me like tho works fine in that sentence

Microbes oft teem (wins), Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:47 (one year ago) link

it implies a qualification of a fellow poster's opinion that i did not intend to make, harmless as it seems

mark s, Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:55 (one year ago) link

grimmer police

Microbes oft teem (wins), Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:57 (one year ago) link

learning since i posted that the book was extremely heavily lawyered which may explain the aspect which frustrates me -- i shd reread it probably

mark s, Sunday, 10 May 2020 14:37 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EozUAEWWMAEmatf?format=jpg&name=900x900

yoikes! I can vaguely remember in the 70's when my my mum was a registered childminder he was the face of registered childminding. I know I'm not making this up because I can clearly remember some govt childminding pamphlet in the house with a pic of a black haired Savile on the cover.

calzino, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 14:34 (seven months ago) link


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