Skelmersdale Facts of the Day

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  1. Ant E

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    Yes, Its a brand new thread just for @BozBoo to read whilst working in his new town (Skelmersdale) and chomping on rolos it’s.........

    Skelmersdale Facts of the Day

    Today’s fact:

    The following people are/were at one time, famous faces in some town in the north called “Skelmersdale”
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    Regularly hitting the chart (30 years ago) it’s SONIA!!!

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    Chess champ John Littlewood

    More Skelmersdale Facts of the Day coming soon.
     
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    @BozBoo better appreciate this
     
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  3. Ant E

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    Probably not. I’m sure he’ll find time to update his profile though :roll:
     
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  4. Simonr1978

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    This could be a worthy successor to the Word of the day thread.
     
  5. Underdunn

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    Oh I see how it is. :sulk:
     
  6. Simonr1978

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    No need to get upset Underdunn, the Word of the day thread is much missed. But with this Ant could pick up the baton of running the next "...of the day" thread on the forum.
     
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    Boring thread, @Ant E. Even Neil Old never sank this low. You should be ashamed of yourself.
     
  8. BozBoo

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    I simply don't know what to say.
     
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  9. Ant E

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    Bump
     
  10. Bluey

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    It's still a terrible thread.
     
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  11. neilold

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    I know a few people from Skelmersdale, and they call it Skem.
     
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  12. BozBoo

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    You've made that up. No one has ever called it Skem. You're a liar and I shall fight you because you are a liar.
     
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    I'm not, I swear it's true. It's that Scouse area thing of changing names. Like toxteth being called tockie and how people who live outside of Liverpool city centre call it town
     
  14. BozBoo

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    I know l. I was only messing. We call Skelmersdale police station Skem Nick too. Although it seems Scousers don't think people from Skem are proper Scousers haha
     
  15. Ant E

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    Sounds ghastly. I’ll stick to the south, ta
     
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    Yeah, you're plastic scousers, like those from Warrington and Ellesmere port. Didn't realize you lived so close to me Boz, although being a Scouse wannabe, it certainly explains why you want to fight.
     
  17. BozBoo

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    I'm not from Skem. I'm from Bolton I'm only working in Skem this week then back to Chorley.
     
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    IS he running out of steam? Has he peaked? How far can a megastar slip before he becomes an ordinary superstar again? The subject is, of course, William H. Cosby Jr., comedian, actor, writer, producer and, according to some estimates, the top money-earning performer in these United States. But suddenly the Bill Cosby media machine is showing signs of strain. His new movie, ''Leonard Part 6,'' over which the star exercised considerable control, is a box-office disaster. His books have recently slipped from No. 1 positions on the best-seller lists, hard cover and paperback. Most significantly, ''The Cosby Show'' on NBC has so far this season taken a ratings nosedive of about 18 percent from a year earlier.
     
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    But hold on. Mr. Cosby is not the only television star to stumble in attempting a crossover to the movies. The film careers of both Tom Selleck (''Magnum, P.I.'') and Ted Danson (''Cheers'') were strewn with duds before they both finally connected in the current hit ''Three Men and a Baby.'' No book heads the best-seller lists forever. Mr. Cosby's efforts, at best pieces of pleasant fluff, had an impressive run for the money.

    And even with this season's ratings drop - part of which might be attributed to the new ''people meter'' system, which is indicating a substantial drop in viewers for all of network television - ''The Cosby Show'' is still television's most popular entertainment, followed closely by ''A Different World,'' a spinoff and another Cosby Production. In fact, a bigger ratings drop has been registered this year for ''Family Ties,'' which no longer has the luxury of a Cosby lead-in and is competing on Sunday evenings with the sturdy ''Murder, She Wrote.'' Yet there is little public musing on whether Michael J. Fox's career is tottering.

    Still, having watched ''The Cosby Show'' for the past several weeks, it is clear that the series is sagging noticeably. The show was never a trailblazer in the mode of, say, ''All in the Family'' or ''Hill Street Blues.'' Actually, it is rather surprising how far it has gone on the strength of low-keyed charm and an attractive cast. From the beginning, the source of its appeal has been rooted in the personality of Mr. Cosby himself. Many of the scripts were simply expansions of autobiographical stories from his comedy act. These days, though, there are signs that Mr. Cosby may indeed be spreading himself too thin. The scripts are increasingly reverting to little more than insubstantial anecdotes and overly cute character turns.

    One week, Mr. Cosby's character, Dr. Huxtable, took a group of youngsters to an old-fashioned vaudeville show, where Bill Irwin, the guest star, saved the day. Another episode had the younger Huxtable children visiting their married sister's new tenement apartment for a taste of what life is like outside comfortable middle-class boundaries (a rare venture into broader sociological climes). Then, the parents had to deal with their youngest daughter's problems at school, which had something to do with her not wanting to play the violin. And tonight, the Huxtable son is reluctant to deal with the reality of his friend having cancer. A visit to the hospital serves as an excuse to bring on Dr. Armand Hammer, the industrialist, as the young patient's grandfather. Mr. Hammer makes a plea for more government research in fighting cancer. In sum, ''The Cosby Show'' is not eager to tinker with its reputation as this decade's ''Father Knows Best.''
     
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    Clearly, Mr. Cosby is a unique phenomenon. Wearing several creativity hats, he has achieved successes of staggering dimensions. Furthermore, he has done it as a black man venturing into precincts traditionally dominated and controlled by whites. He has played the prime-time program game of trying to appeal to the widest possible audience, which means offending as few people and groups as possible. He has created an upper-middle-class black family called the Huxtables and made them America's favorites. Last Thursday, they were invited into some 28 million homes. He has brought black upscale role models to a medium that too often tended to use blacks, when they were employed at all, as diverting clowns. Mr. Cosby has beat the television establishment at its own game.
     

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