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Offline woe10

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Statue For A "Hero"
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:52:23 am »



When I was a lad, Towns erected Statues for local War Heroes, Sporting Heroes, and people who had spent a lifetime doing good for Town and Country, and you would look and stare at it, and think, "I want to be like that one day"

Now Camden Council have elected to erect a Statue to a local Heroin Addict - Alcoholic, Amy Winehouse.
What sort of message does this send out to young people  :'(

Offline appy ammer

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 10:59:40 am »



When I was a lad, Towns erected Statues for local War Heroes, Sporting Heroes, and people who had spent a lifetime doing good for Town and Country, and you would look and stare at it, and think, "I want to be like that one day"

Now Camden Council have elected to erect a Statue to a local Heroin Addict - Alcoholic, Amy Winehouse.
What sort of message does this send out to young people  :'(

She didn't kill anyone, only herself, the girl had more talent in her little finger than most people I know including myself. Why do people  revel in other peoples sadness? We all know the answer.

Not Amy but inspirational and thought provoking

 I look into the window of my mind
 Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind
 I step out of the ordinary, I can feel my soul ascending
 I am on my way, can't stop me now and you can do the same

 What have you done today to make you feel proud?
 It's never too late to try
 What have you done today to make you feel proud?
 You could be so many people if you make that break for freedom
 What have you done today to make you feel proud?

 Still so many answers I don't know
 Realize that to question is how we grow
 So I step out of the ordinary, I can feel my soul ascending
 I am on my way, can't stop me now and you can do the same

 What have you done today to make you feel proud?
 It's never too late to try
 What have you done today to make you feel proud?
 You could be so many people if you make that break for freedom
 What have you done today to make you feel proud?

 We need a change, do it today
 I can feel my spirit rising
 We need a change, so do it today
 'Cause I can see a clear horizon

 What have you done today to make you feel proud?
 So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
 'Cause you could be so many people if you make that break for freedom
 So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

 What have you done today to make you feel proud?
 What have you done today?
 You could be so many people just make that break for freedom
 So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 11:16:31 am »
Unfortunately most talented people seem to have the frailest constitutions. Agree with woe despite her vocal  aptitude she's no role model for youngsters. I can think of far more deserving cases for a statue that will never ever get one.

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 11:28:22 am »
I agree with your sentiment appy, and she wasted a great voice, but I don't think she deserved a Statue. This puts her in the same catagory as Booby Moore, and he wasn't even Knighted for his services. Look at those people, proud to have a photo with him.


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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 16:31:44 pm »
I have a photo at the very same spot  :)

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 17:10:35 pm »
Thought you might have  8)

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 20:13:25 pm »
so she should have statue . her songs brought joy to millions...   :P

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2014, 16:35:59 pm »
so she should have statue . her songs brought joy to millions...   :P

If we put up a statue to every dead entertainer who brought joy to millions there'd be one on every street corner.

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014, 18:28:21 pm »
Have to agree, statue not suitable for various reasons, mentioned before.

Isn't it sad that many talented people, artists, comedians, sportsmen etc. have such a problem dealing with life. Comes with the territory for some unfortunately.
It is not uncommon, we have all heard of them in the news so often. Past, present & future probably. :(

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2014, 16:59:52 pm »
I wish I could sing in tune. Then people would listen far harder to what I had to say and put up a statue to me as well.

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 11:39:54 am »
I wonder if Newcastle FC, will put up a statue for "Gazza", as he slowly kills himself.
Pictured here with a bottle of Gin in his hand.


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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 15:55:40 pm »
Nothing to see here Small minded low achievers revelling in weak minded geniuses

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2014, 17:14:00 pm »
don't have to be small minded or a low achiever to recognise when a talent has been abused. Doubt theres a person around who's watched gazza play doesn't feel depressed looking at that photo.

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Re: Statue For A "Hero"
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2014, 10:24:17 am »
This is what pisses me off the most:

Quote: "Friends told The Sun how he had been drinking in his house, which they said stank of urine and vomit.
One said: 'He'd been drinking for about three weeks', while another added 'I saw him drinking neat gin straight from the bottle in his bed. He was off his face, a proper mess."

"FRIENDS"  :o  What kind of Friends are these. This is the main problem with all Celebs involved with Drugs and Alcohol. They don't have real friends. The only friends they have are the ones who go to Tescos to buy more booze, or go down some back alley to score some more heroine or cocaine. I saw it with my own eyes in the 60's with George Best. All he had was "Hangers-On", not a single friend.

Then these so-called friends attend the funeral, all tearful, making speeches about what a great person he/she was  >:(