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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Me too me too.
I loved it.

Just catching up.

Some very smart talk going on here. Was glued to the blog catching up.

Thor and I have another surprise for you, but I can’t talk about it yet. It’s in its infancy one can say.

Stay tuned. It WILL be fun.

I have more to say later. Particularly to Sant Jiub...
Brilliant commentary. You’re quite a wordsmith sounds like something Freddie would say about it.

Villier2. We have to catch up. LOVED your rap about that non truth teller and her ways, but we’re not talking about that anymore.

Freddie Darling I SEE A LINE OF ACTION FIGURES...ROCK FIGURES...CELEBRITY FIGURES.
Anyway I think you have places to go with that costuming of yours. LOL


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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Congratulations Rami Malek. I am BEYOND excited for your Golden Globe award! Thank you for honoring the brilliance of Freddie and pouring your heart into telling his story.

Brian, Roger, and John...how proud you must be. Congratulations to you as well!


Thank you NOT for insulting Freddie with this godawful homophobic flick showing Freddie as a depressed lonely unreliable druggie played by a guy looking like a lil boy wearing Bugs Bunny teeth and Freddie Clothes. Maylor should rot in hell for this insult of a film

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't St. Juib's post a reprint of an article that Thor posted some weeks earlier??

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish I could figure out how to edit or delete. After I posted the message above I noticed that St. Juib posted the link to the article. That will teach me to scroll too quickly.

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't feel badly Katydyd,

Until I just read your post, I finally was able to realize that I too, missed the credit that Saint Jiub gave to the actual author by giving us the link at the very top of this copy of the article he was presenting.

I feel quite embarrassed. I was basically fooled because Saint Jiub's writing style is very similar to this author. He always posts a very educated and well thought-out opinion piece. It seemed just like him to create this article.

I stand corrected.


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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oops, Lee, I think you missed the link as well. Not a problem however.

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddieDarling, your dill is amazing! Such talent you have! Love it!

NotQuiteAShilling, thanks for sharing the video, its great!

I find that while I’m sad Freddie died years ago from such a horrible disease, I’m happy he knew to surround himself with the best people and I think all of these people, Thor and Lee , Jim Joe and Phoebe definitely included, made his short life wonderful! He had his fame and fortune but I think deep down what he really wanted and craved were good friends and he most definitely had those in you guys. I can tell you all were great friends just by the way you treat us and you don’t even know us! Much love you you Thor and Lee, two of the best people in this world. <3

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*doll not dill, believe me it doesn’t look like a pickle lol. Autocorrect be damned!

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddienotfreddy,

The concert site link you posted is a great one. I've used it a lot. I don't know who created the site, but that person did a fantastic job of collecting and organizing all of that information. It's fun to randomly pick any concert date just to read the description of how the show went. There are always interesting little tid-bits.

Another very comprehensive concert site is:

http://www.queenconcerts.com/

Tons of info, pictures, and memorabilia. It is also well organized and fun to browse through.



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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Anniebee,
Thank you so much for your very kind words.
Freddie could be very sarcastic, but at the right times and was able to create humor with his sharp wit. BUT, he never once,
was hateful- it just wasn't in his character. I loved what I saw in his heart and I believe he loved what he saw in ours.He had
a few, rather outrageous friends, but he could keenly distiguish between the true friends and the false hanger-on ones.

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie dearly loved Phoebe but don't forget he also said "And there was Phoebe, cascading down the staircase like a Ruebens painting."
Phoebes reaction? Well, he laughed with all of us and really did not mind being the brunt of a Freddie joke... what a good man!


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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh Wow....the storm clouds are gone...and I see a lovely Rainbow!

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thundergod wrote:

Don't feel badly Katydyd,

Until I just read your post, I finally was able to realize that I too, missed the credit that Saint Jiub gave to the actual author by giving us the link at the very top of this copy of the article he was presenting.

I feel quite embarrassed. I was basically fooled because Saint Jiub's writing style is very similar to this author. He always posts a very educated and well thought-out opinion piece. It seemed just like him to create this article.

I stand corrected.



I too am embarrassed ...

I apologize that the Vox article appeared to be my own thoughts. I could have been more explicit in crediting the article.

In hindsight, my ambiguous opening statement could have been more specific:

"This "IS" why the real side of Freddie needs to be truthfully told by Thor and Lee:

The "IS" in my opening statement (shown below) should have read "web article from Vox shows" ... I edited my original post to reflect this.

Also, I would not have re-posted this web article if I had recalled that Thor had posted this article a few weeks ago. In hindsight, I realize that this article looked too familiar.

Hopefully we all can "recover" from this "embarrassment".


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There's one for you, nineteen for me

Should five per cent appear too small

Be thankful I don't take it all
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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now I am doubly embarrassed. I posted this article and didn't recognize it. Oh senility, thou art cruel indeed!

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 20:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor, just blame it on jet lag. It’s only been a couple of weeks lol

I see snippets of Freddie’s humor in different videos on YouTube and wish I could have been privy to it in person. I love to laugh and probably would have don’t plenty if it with Freddie around. You got a real gift in Freddie!

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 20:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor and Saint Jiub,

You have both given me my chuckle for the day. There is not ONE person reading your exchange who hasn't thought of a time or two (or 10) they have forgotten something. That happens to me ALL the time. We live in an information saturated world and can only remember so much! We are all delightfully human in that respect. Thor...I am quite certain I have re-asked questions I already asked back at the beginning ...but have zero recollection of doing so. To your credit, you patiently answer them like it is the first time...although I'm sure you know it isn't. At this point, with the thread as long as it is, the Freddie info I have gleaned is now basically free-floating my head. I guess that is my way of saying you can expect more repeats from me! :)

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow, how does Ruth Bader Ginsberg's remain sharp? She's got 20 years over me... Well let's all be forgetful together!

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor, have you already seen the TV-biopic "The Freddie Mercury story-Who wants to live forever" with the brilliant John Blunt as Freddie? It's on YouTube.

Blunt's dramatic facial expressions are the highlights in this documentary. Especially when John Murphy is visiting him or when he hears that Rock Hudson is dying.

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Micheal,
Can you give me the link. By the way, John Murphy was no longer in touch with Freddie after 1984. Thank you.

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Posted: 12 Jan 19, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nevermind, I found it. Thanks again.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+%22who+wants+to+live+forever%22+john+blunt&view=detail&mid=C8CA725852BC0E11BBAEC8CA725852BC0E11BBAE&FORM=VIRE