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    K. Richards could suffer brain damage

    http://today.reuters.com/News/newsAr...S-RICHARDS.xml

    Well, if heroin didnīt do it, nothing will...

    Could anybody explain me what a 62-year-old fellow was doing atop a palm tree?

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    How could they tell?

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    My theory is that Keith Richards has actually been dead for the last 15 years or so, it's just that no one's bothered to tell him, so he just keeps walking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argos
    http://today.reuters.com/News/newsAr...S-RICHARDS.xml

    Well, if heroin didnīt do it, nothing will...

    Could anybody explain me what a 62-year-old fellow was doing atop a palm tree?
    Probably showing off to some young cutie.

    "Look at me, I can still climb this tree,eeee,ee, offf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by weatherc
    My theory is that Keith Richards has actually been dead for the last 15 years or so, it's just that no one's bothered to tell him, so he just keeps walking around.

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    I'm told--don't know if the guy who told me actually knew or was just making it up--that he was gathering coconuts. That makes the incident make a tiny bit of sense, but still. You'd think Keith Richards could make a flunky climb the tree for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argos
    Could anybody explain me what a 62-year-old fellow was doing atop a palm tree?
    Why does anybody top a palm tree?

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    The way it was on the news here, he was gathering coconuts indeed. Nothing about possible (permanent) brain damage was mentioned though, Just a concussion (which is indeed brain damage, but not as it is usually meant).

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    Perhaps after 40+ years abuse, climbing a tree is the sole remaining way he can get high...

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    I can't believe this.
    Not that a 62 year old man should climb, and fall out of a tree.
    That no one is familiar with one of the Stones' favourite songs.
    Surely Mick is singing, "Hey! Keef! Get outta that tree!"

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1
    Why does anybody top a palm tree?
    For gathering coconuts?

    Itīs funny how I never did something like that. I always have somebody fetch it for me when I want some. Iīm happy that he still has the energy [and will] for such a stunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argos
    For gathering coconuts?

    Itīs funny how I never did something like that. I always have somebody fetch it for me when I want some. Iīm happy that he still has the energy [and will] for such a stunt.
    What a snob, Argos, having someone fetch your coconuts for you!

    Weatherc: My theory is that Keith Richards has actually been dead for the last 15 years or so, it's just that no one's bothered to tell him, so he just keeps walking around.

    AGN: Perhaps after 40+ years abuse, climbing a tree is the sole remaining way he can get high...
    Lol, probably so, because there's not much left of him to abuse. Poor guy. I like his lyrics best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metricyard
    Probably showing off to some young cutie.

    "Look at me, I can still climb this tree,eeee,ee, offf."
    "Watch this" -Famous last words...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    What a snob, Argos, having someone fetch your coconuts for you!


    You know, sometimes at the beach I get to think seriously about climbing one of those to gather cocoes. It amazes me to see people doing that for fun, because it´s like 'living la vida'. Like 'lets forget about it all and go grab those coconuts'. The French call it 'joie de vivre'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argos


    You know, sometimes at the beach I get to think seriously about climbing one of those to gather cocoes. It amazes me to see people doing that for fun, because itīs like 'living la vida'. Like 'lets forget about it all and go grab those coconuts'. The French call it 'joie de vivre'.
    So what are you waiting for? One to fall on your head and wake you up? Time isn't always on your side, you know.

    From here on we could, in honor of the Undead Keith, speak only in Rolling Stones lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    So what are you waiting for? One to fall on your head and wake you up? Time isn't always on your side, you know.

    From here on we could, in honor of the Undead Keith, speak only in Rolling Stones lyrics.
    You can't always get what you want.

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    If we have banana plants, apple trees, orange trees, lemon trees ... why isn't it a coconut tree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh
    If we have banana plants, apple trees, orange trees, lemon trees ... why isn't it a coconut tree?
    Is it true that all palm trees produce coconuts?

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    No. Some would produce dates. It's a Date Palm isn't it? So then are coconuts from Coconut Palms? I haven't heard that term before (which doesn't mean it's not the reality).

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    Just did a Wiki search and yes .. it's a Coconut Palm. ... you learn something new everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weatherc
    You can't always get what you want.
    Ah, yes, the Jagger-Richards Law. Here's Celestial Mechanic's Corollary to the Jagger-Richards Law:
    You don't always want what you get.

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    Re: K. Richards could suffer brain damage

    Well, the media's not sure if he did it to impress some female, yelling from the top of the palm, "Look at that, stupid girl!" Richards was quoted as saying that all he thought of as he fell was, "It's all over now!"

    The nurses in the New Zealand hospital reported he was quite calm during his stay there, commenting that, "Some persons with similar injuries tend to go bananas and drive us out of our heads." To relieve internal pressure caused by the wound, the surgeons decided to let it bleed.

    One nurse was really touched when he presented her with a ruby, Tuesday. Richards did complain about some of the scents used by the lab technicians, telling one in particular, "Lord I swear the perfume you wear was made out of turnip greens." It must be hell how the press has demonized him over the years. As a result I have sympathy for the devil.

    Richards paid his entire bill before leaving the hospital and going home, where his wife Patti remarked, "Look what the cat dragged in!" Meanwhile, the accountant in the hospital's billing department was really pleased when she received Richards' check, remarking that, concerning his bill, she could now paint it black.


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    But it's all right now (in fact, it's a gas!).

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    Re: K. Richards could suffer brain damage

    Quote Originally Posted by weatherc
    But it's all right now (in fact, it's a gas!).
    Great!

    Funny how, in the song, the accurate rhyme would be, "In fact it's a gash!"


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    Step on the palm tree
    Toe in the pool
    Your such a natural you don't need no acting school
    Don't need no casting couch
    Or be a star in bed
    Never, never, never let success go to you pretty head
    Cause I'll take you to the top , baby
    I swear we'll never going to stop, baby
    I'll take you to the top



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    Quote Originally Posted by Maksutov
    Great!

    Funny how, in the song, the accurate rhyme would be, "In fact it's a gash!"

    Eeeew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    So what are you waiting for?
    Well, thereīs a lot of work involved, and Iīm lazy by the sea. I prefer long walks by the sea side. Another reason is that there arenīt so many palm trees in our southeastern beaches.

    Climbing a palm tree is not for the faint-hearted [not that I am one]. Some get to reach 20 meters [~60 ft] high. Takes a lot of skill.

    Time isn't always on your side, you know.
    Yeah, I know dear. Richards is right in seizing his days.

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    I see the ground ap-proach,
    then the world fades to black.
    my head impacts the shore,
    and makes a might-y crack.

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    What a drag it is getting old!

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial Mechanic
    What a drag it is getting old!
    Yeah, I know the feeling as my co-worker has decorated my desk pre-birthday for everyone to blatantly see just how old I'm turning in two days, but that's OK, 'cuz time is on my side.

    Lol, Mak and others.

    The moon is up...

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