Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mr. Biggs Mourns the Death of His Namesake, Ronnie Biggs (RIP)

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Long time ‘bag hunter Mr. Biggs, stalker of the Stokke, writes in with a eulogy for the actual Mr. Biggs, longtime fugitive from the great train robbery, Ronnie Biggs.

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Ronnie Biggs was best known for his infamous British train heist in 1963, where he and his gang made off with about $50 million in today’s currency.

He was caught but managed to escape prison, living out his days as a Brazilian playboy. He was featured in the Sex Pistols’ quasi-documentary “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle”. The Sex Pistols compared their band to a Rock and Roll Heist where, they too, made off with millions.

Thus, my namesake, (Ronny)Biggs, is an obscure reference dating back to my 90s So-Cal punk days.

The Guardian has a pretty good obit here.

And I expect all of you to be familiar with The Great Rock and Roll Swindle. Especially if you’re at all into music or pop culture. Truly a work of genius.

Ronnie Biggs, you will be missed. I doff my fedora to you, with outstretched index and middle fingers.

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# posted by douchebag1
11:28 am December, 19 Vin Douchal said...

Nice sentiment, Mr B

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You don’t listen to punk rock or like it. You’re either punk or you’re not.

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Ping Pong Vagina

11:44 am December, 19 Mr. Biggs said...

Aw, thanks Vin, DB1. And I shall respond with this thought:

To be punk is to act with an authority one is not given.

11:52 am December, 19 The Reverend Chad Kroeger said...

Sorry that you died Mr. Biggs.

11:57 am December, 19 Dickie Fingers said...

Mr. Biggs did not age well.

12:56 pm December, 19 Dr. Bunsen HoneyDouche said...

Complete faux punker:

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http://fashiongrunge.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/tumblr_mh9unsw2ka1reqg8zo1_500.jpeg

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The message:

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http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr8dw1tJW21r25ok8o1_500.gif

2:06 pm December, 19 The Dude (remote loc) said...

Looks like the old guys is preparing The Shocker.

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RIP

3:17 pm December, 19 DarkSock said...

All I know about punk rockers I learned from a very special episode of Quincy, M.E.
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“You punks ish ruinin’ sushiety with *hic* yer drugsh an’ mushick…*hic*”

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5:22 pm December, 19 The Reverend Chad Kroeger said...

Nice collage Dark Sock.

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I was so fucking punk with my late 70’s skateboard and knowledge of the Sex Pistols and summer garden raiding and shit and weed and nitrous poppers in grade 9 and the quickly morphing genre of rock music I ended up digging this shit Son.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKWbMJOIkUk

10:36 am December, 20 Mr. Biggs said...

For the record, I never dressed the part, aside from a bleaching job that made my hair look like Ronald McDonald, and some DIY silkscreening projects. I was always more into the literature. We had our own ‘zine even:

Rioter’s World Issue 1

Rioter’s World Issue 2

I was the Rick of the gang. And kudos to you, DB1, for the Young Ones reference. My friend Ian was more like Vyvyan.

6:19 pm December, 20 ehcuodouche said...

Lydon did not attend the meeting with Biggs, because he stole “working-class money.”

1:32 am December, 24 Charlie said...

Yeah Todd as long as it was not your head he smashed with an iron bar right. How do you feel when your friends are ripped off and don’t give me this crap about he stole from the rich we have all seen how it comes out of our check and somewhere I am sure someone is real happy you are celebrating the guy who ruined his fathers life during the robbery – You are always talking smack about the guy on the right side of the fence and celebrating the looser – you never will get it right will you. Wake Up CREEP

1:33 am December, 24 Charlie said...

Chad – you still are a massive PUNK – piss off

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