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Richard Kiel[edit]

Nooo! We've lost a Bond icon. My tribute to him came a bit early with Rio de Janeiro cableway!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:20, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

It's a shame: another one bites the dust, sadly! - SchroCat (talk) 20:17, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
"Bites"...I see what you did there! Cassiantotalk 20:39, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Just something for you to get your teeth into... - SchroCat (talk) 20:40, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I wonder if he ever met Steve Irwin? "No boitin"..♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:33, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
So unfortunate that even though Jaws survived many misfortunes, ranging from an Egyptian structure's collapse on top of him, being hit by a van, being thrown from a rapidly moving train, a car crash, a battle underwater with a shark, and the destruction of Stromberg's lair, he could not escape this time :( Kailash29792 (talk) 11:05, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

I've seen him in interviews and he came across as a really sweet man, quite sensitive and reserved.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:05, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Any interest in stories from re: Formby, Sr.?[edit]

A few stories turned up which I'll be glad to clip and post the links to if you think they might be useful. There's a report that he was signed by the Ideal Film Renting Company in 1916. They were trying to produce British films because mainly US ones were shown during the course of WWI. They called the US films crude and vulgar--boy, they hadn't seen anything yet in 1916! :) I see no "follow up" in the news stories re: what films Formby Sr. made for them; also see nothing at IMDB.

There's also a story that the tie pin presented to him by the King and Queen in 1913 was worn by his son at his Royal Command performance in 1937 for luck, and a Vancouver, BC news note about his death and his talent. We hope (talk) 13:56, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi We hope, That would be great, thanks! I've struggled a bit with sources on this, so anything additional would be great! Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 20:34, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
OK--the only thing you need to remember is that the "tag ends" that say "" and "Open Access" have to go with the refs. :) We hope (talk) 21:19, 13 September 2014 (UTC)




  1. ^ "Native For American Humour". The Times (London). 21 September, 1916. p. 21. Retrieved 13 September 2014 – via  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ Bronner, Milton (14 February 1938). "Formby Ranks Eighth as a Box Office Star". Shamokin News-Dispatch. p. 10. Retrieved 13 September 2014 – via open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ "Over The Footlights". Vancouver Daily World. 12 March 1921. p. 12. Retrieved 13 September 2014 – via open access publication - free to read
  • Fantastic! Thanks very much for these. I'll wait for the PR to finish and weave in the bits and pieces before going to FAC. Thanks again - a massive help! Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 21:31, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Another one-who says protests started in the 1960s? :) We hope (talk) 21:33, 13 September 2014 (UTC)


  1. ^ "King George Guarded Against Suffragettes". Santa Cruz Evening News. 7 July 1913. p. 2. Retrieved 13 September 2014 – via open access publication - free to read
Precious again, Formby as TFA, the unlikely star, "too stupid to play the bad guy and too ugly to play the hero"! Simple question: I saw the honorific without a comma, - both right? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:53, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks, Gerda! On the honorific, I'm not sure if there is a wrong way to do it, but WP:POSTNOM uses a comma in its examples (even though it doesn't discuss the use of the comma itself), so I went with that one. Thanks again! – SchroCat (talk) 06:23, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Notification of another user's wish to withdraw a nom[edit]

Hi. Hope you're well. I was looking through the FLCs and this nominee seems to want to withdraw his nom. Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Leader of Alderney/archive1 Cowlibob (talk) 10:46, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Cowlibob. I'll be on a computer later, rather than the phone I'm struggling with now) so will do it later, unless is beaten to it. Cheers – SchroCat (talk) 10:57, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
All sorted. - SchroCat (talk) 21:16, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Auguste van Biene[edit]

Leave Cassianto on his own for five minutes and he creates a much-needed article that should have been there years ago. I have added to his original version and included two references to Albert Ketèlbey which by my reckoning makes it mandatory for you to look in. No need to add, unless you feel so moved, but a fresh eye over the Cass/TR prose would do no harm. No rush, naturally. Tim riley talk 16:51, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

I will certainly be there! Don't exactly know how soon, but I will make it! - SchroCat (talk) 19:49, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2014[edit]

TFA - Today's Formby Article[edit]

A gentlemanly slap on the back for today's front page. Hopefully by the end of the day it would've turned out nice again? Cassiantotalk 09:09, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Let's hope so! I'm trying not to look at it too much, as it's normally a magnet for "corrections" that introduce errors! Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 09:17, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 September 2014[edit]

P.S. Krøyer's paintings of Marie[edit]

You might want to hold off the GA review for a while as there is a bit of work going on as a result of a dust-up between Dr. Blofeld and me (these normally end badly: piranha food, bullet through the windscreen; brainwashed to be a delivery agent for biological warfare; but such is life for a woman in a fictional archvillain's world) Belle (talk) 12:38, 18 September 2014 (UTC)