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Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by geordiegirl on 13 March 2008 1:03pm
 
Oh, bashfulheart, I used to work in libraries. Every YEAR it seemed someone published the 'definitive' account of Who Jack The Ripper Really Was.(And Sickert was a notorious practical joker anyway)
There must be about 100 books on the subject now (no exaggeration), along with Patricia Cornwells'.

I'd try googling 'Jack the Ripper' and see what websites come up with. Yopu will get a lot of barmy theories on the websites, of course, but good luck!
Linda
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by bashful heart on 13 March 2008 10:36pm
 
I work in a college library, so we sort of have something in common. I go to the web mostly for entertainment rather than information. The bottom line for me is that probably nobody really knows who Jack the Ripper was or wasn't, so it bothers me when anyone (I don't mean you :)) sneers at someone else's theory about it.
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by mrsthing on 14 March 2008 12:04am
 
Did you see the movie with Peter O'Toole, I think it was called "The Ruling Class"? It was yet another theory of who Jack the Ripper was: a harmless but psychotic son of a very wealthy and powerful family. He thought he was Jesus--had a cross he took naps on every day, and people came to him because of his ethereal nature and wise advice. His family sent him to an asylum and got him "straightened out", but he was still just as psychotic, but the other way--and he started killing people. I don't know as I really care, but it's an interesting idea.
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by Spursfan on 14 March 2008 12:39am
 
Yes it's a good movie and my husband has funnily enough recently bought the dvd.
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by bashful heart on 14 March 2008 12:43am
 
I didn't see that movie mrsthing. I guess I don't really care who it was either. Just hate these mysteries that I'll never have an answer for! Grrrrrr!
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by kisch on 14 March 2008 9:39am
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvOPoG_ZYk
Here's another of my vids, enjoy !
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by sanna75 on 14 March 2008 10:14am
 
Thanks for that

Poor thing, he must have told that story hundered of times :-)

At the very very beginning, what is he laughing at?? And what does he say just right after it that makes everyone else laugh too??

And I can't say this often enough, I LOVE his laugh :-)
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by kisch on 14 March 2008 10:49am
 
Sanna, I can't remember, honestly, what they are laughing at! Maybe at John Cleese being the Sickert of the Pythons LOL
I absolutely love it when he's laughing:)
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by sanna75 on 14 March 2008 11:02am
 
No, I think it has something to do with the question

Says me who wasn't even there :-)
 
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by geordiegirl on 14 March 2008 5:17pm
 
Oh, bashfulheart, you & I are as one with Jack the Ripper, i see. I don't think it will ever be discovered - 120 years afterwards, now, who it really was.
I'll tell you something else: after library work I was a genealogist & spent a lot of time at the Public Record office. Another genealogist I knew had written a book about JTR (never published) and he told me that staff at PRO had told him that so many papers relating to the Jack the Ripper case (police reports & so on which as part of the Home Office papers were eventually deposited in PRO) had just gone missing in the earlier years of last century the documentation was just too incomplete. The official hinted that PRO staff had sold them.
 
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