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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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Joey Deacon
Until a few months ago (and courtesy of B3tans) I never realised who Joey Deacon actually was. Really I didn't.

I was at school when everyone started belming (usually not at me, though), and I thought Joey Deacon was probably some musician or band or something who just wasn't played on Radio 2 (the permanent background accompaniment at home then).
(, Wed 21 Jul 2010, 12:46, 7 replies)
Dont you mean...
John Deacon?

Queen's drummer?

Also flails his arms around like a spaz?
(, Wed 21 Jul 2010, 12:56, closed)
John Deacon, bass player from Queen.
(, Wed 21 Jul 2010, 13:11, closed)
Who, him?

(, Wed 21 Jul 2010, 13:29, closed)
Until now
Neither did I. I thought he was just some random person from Google Images. You learn something every day eh

I thought the 'belming' (not that I'd heard that word until b3ta either) was just a generic representation of people with mental difficulties rather than a specific person. There you go!

Amazing displays of ignorance was a few weeks ago wasn't it, you're doing it wrong ;)
(, Wed 21 Jul 2010, 15:10, closed)
I had to google him just now.
According to wikipedia he died the year I was born, so I don't feel bad for not knowing who he was.
(, Wed 21 Jul 2010, 20:44, closed)
He was a brilliant bloke.
I used to work with people with cerebral palsy back when they were labelled 'mentally subnormal' and packed off to institutions. It's a motor condition, y'see, nothing wrong with their thinking processes. I bet we have people with CP posting on here.

I still work with people with severe CP now and then, usually in their 40s or older. For various reasons it's a lot less common these days.
(Though very premature babies are prone to it so as we save more of them, the numbers are rising slightly.)

(, Thu 22 Jul 2010, 10:43, closed)
If I remember correctly...
Blue Peter had an appeal to raise money in order to build Mr Deacon a "special" house, featuring loads of features in order to assist him in gaining some independence.

Bit of a shame that he died just before the house was completed.

(, Thu 22 Jul 2010, 11:25, closed)

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