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RIP Roddy Piper

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Posted August 01, 2015
The R&H pays homage to Roddy Piper
Roddy Piper (right): Wrestler and actor. (Check bottom for credit)

The R&H pays homage to Roddy Piper, who died this past Thursday (30/7/15) aged 61.

It is with great sadness that the Rake & Herald has learnt of the passing of Roddy Piper, who died of a heart attack this past Thursday.

He was 61.

While he will be best remembered to wrestling fans as 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, to yours truly he will always be Nada, the lead character in John Carpenter's 1988 dystopian sci-fi classic They Live.

Now, I could bang on about how this film – in which the ruling elite are in cahoots with negative extraterrestrials to subjugate the rest of humanity – is a telling parable of our times and how it also includes the best fight scene in the history of Western cinema.

However, I shan't.

Instead, I'm just going to embed a couple of key scenes and urge you, yes YOU, the cherished and beloved readers of the Rake & Herald, to watch the whole film yourself as soon as possible.

If you've never seen it before, then you will be doing yourself a long overdue favour.

If you have seen it before, then watch it again.

Either way, please raise a toast to Roddy Piper.

Salutes, sir.

Now put the glasses on!

We've got one that can see.

RIP Roddy Piper, 17/4/54 to 30/7/15.

The above two vids are embedded here on the vid-tastic Rake & Herald from the respective YouTube channels of filmswithnads and BigEMyers, which you can check out here and here. Here's to you, Roddy. You, you're OK. This one? Real fucking ugly.

See also RIP Terry Pratchett, posted 12/3/15.

Sandi Toxic
was raised by wolves inside a disused clay pit near Lanjeth. You can befriend her on FaceBook here. She is still quite feral.

Picture credit

Top and thumb: Roddy Piper with a fan this past January by Tehsigo Eternamente.

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