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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Get Real! » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:47 pm

Paphitis wrote:George Michael was a great ambassador.

For fuck's sake is there no end to the stupidities you post? :?
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Oceanside50 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:46 pm

He was without morals, an embarrassment to Cypriots all over the world...
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Jerry » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:33 pm

RIP George Michael. Not that I was a fan of his but, so I'm told, he was very good at what he did, his professional peers can't all be wrong.

He was supportive of gay rights and some UK charities but what I resent about him and the other half dozen high profile Greek Cypriots is their apparent disinterest in the tragedy that befell Cyprus in 1974. Between them they should have been screaming at the tops of their voices about, amongst other things, the injustice of the Turkey's pointless and vindictive sacking of Varosha.
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Cap » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:53 pm

Jerry wrote:RIP George Michael. Not that I was a fan of his but, so I'm told, he was very good at what he did, his professional peers can't all be wrong.

He was supportive of gay rights and some UK charities but what I resent about him and the other half dozen high profile Greek Cypriots is their apparent disinterest in the tragedy that befell Cyprus in 1974. Between them they should have been screaming at the tops of their voices about, amongst other things, the injustice of the Turkey's pointless and vindictive sacking of Varosha.


I was also very critical, and I'll admit I was wrong.
It was newly discovered and made public that he made charitable donations in Cyprus and across the globe in secret.
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:42 pm

I guess he was a reflection of each and everyone of us. Perfect in some aspects of his life while he couldn't do anything right on the rest.
May he RIP.
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Oceanside50 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:47 am

Actually I know someone kind of like him and he also kind of looks like him... Reached a height no one thought he would and through drugs and other things fell straight down to earth.. So many similarities ... Except the dude I grew up with is a pitsilo...
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:02 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:
Paphitis wrote:And yes, I believe there are big issues which his family need to come to terms with at this point in time. It's too late to tell him they love him now. Far too late!

As a father,I can honestly say that I don't think I can ever disown my kids - Son or Daughter. I can be disappointed of course, but I can't go all the way.


If he really loved his parents and wanted to be loved by them he shouldn't have revealed it.
He did it just to hurt them.
I know many people who are gays, they usually go live in another town far away from where their parents live. Everybody suspects they are gay, even their parents, but they still don't tell and everybody is happy.
You too Paphitis -supposedly one day your son or daughter would come throw at your face s/he is gay would have every right to ask him or her: And was it soo necessary to tell me?

Besides not all gays are the same. There's that specific category who are born trapped in the wrong body. I had a classmate who was playing with dolls from childhood. It would be a sin to reject such a child, and in fact this particular guy was never rejected by his family or anyone else he even joined our last reunion accompanied by his sister, and nobody said a word.


I hear what you are saying but he and all of us have our own lives to live. There comes a point when we need to accept that, rather than tell everyone they got to be the same as us and have the same sexual preferences and wear the same clothes etc.

You see that is the thing Pyro. I wouldn't be saying anything if it wasn't something I didn't think about and feel confident in dealing with.

No doubt, if my son reveals one day that he is gay, it would be a shock. But I couldn't turn by back on him. I couldn't care less what others think. Friendships and image are such a fickle thing and I have little respect for people as it is.

Even if I found out my son was a drug user. I have my way of dealing with things and I would like my children to talk to me like I was their best friend and not a totalitarian patriarch. I think many more things can be achieved this way.

The lead conduct thing doesn't make sense to me either. George Michael has a Sydney Harbour property, an LA property and a couple of multi million dollar properties in and around London on the Thames. What the fuck would I guy be doing stuff in public toilets. Personally, I think he was framed. I believe his version not the police.
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:08 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:I had an incident with this guy when I was a kid. His mother urged my mother to go visit them and play with him. They were rich and his bedroom was full of male toys, lead soldiers, "podosferaki" (how the hell is that called in English) guns, whathaveyou. I got thrilled from all those toys, but by the minute I touched them and disturbed the tidy order he had them, he got angry and started screaming like crazy.
I told myself what is this guy, he has so many toys and all he cares is just to have them tidy in his room?? Very strange! I never went to his house to play ever since. I had other more "normal" friends...


But you see, you think your normal is normal when that might not be the case.

What you describe above to me sounds pretty normal. I always say that cleanliness is next to Godliness. I am one of those guys who likes a very tidy and minimalist functional household. Everything has its place and I hate mess with a passion. I do that to make my life easy. When I want something I know where it is and everything is structured to make my life easy.

There is nothing unusual about it.

I bet though, if you were invited to one of his all night parties, you would be under the table and they would be pretty messy affairs. :lol:
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby Paphitis » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:13 am

Jerry wrote:RIP George Michael. Not that I was a fan of his but, so I'm told, he was very good at what he did, his professional peers can't all be wrong.

He was supportive of gay rights and some UK charities but what I resent about him and the other half dozen high profile Greek Cypriots is their apparent disinterest in the tragedy that befell Cyprus in 1974. Between them they should have been screaming at the tops of their voices about, amongst other things, the injustice of the Turkey's pointless and vindictive sacking of Varosha.


I'm sure he would have had an interest but the media would only report on what he was wearing or something fickle like that. That's the thing.

There was an incident where a British lady phoned into a TV show to when some prize money and she said she needed the money to pay for IVF. She needed 15k. George calls the network and writes her a cheque for 15K.
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Re: George Michael dead at 53

Postby miltiades » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:14 am

Georges father, Jack Panos, came from an era when homosexuality was considered an abysmal act, POUSHLIKKI , was a stigma on a family who had a POUSHTI son. It was , and still is in Cyprus, offensive to call someone a Poushti.

Patrigiotes formed a very large community in London , each new each other. Most worked in Restaurants in and around Leicester Square, a great number worked for the Angus Steak House chain of restaurants, where even the general manager in charge of the 6 units in mid sixties was a Greek Cypriot.

There was a Greek Cypriot Kafenio at the top of Charing Cross Road just before Tottenham Court Road, above the Kafenio there was a Bouzouki night club.

George was entitled to be what he was, a homosexual, in his case however he completely , in my opinion, disregarded his fathers feelings in that he floundered his sexuality in a rather promiscuous fashion. Yes he was a great artist, but most certainly not an ambassador for either the Cypriot people or anyone else.

He and only he bears responsibility for his cocaine habit which surely contributed to his early death. Most certainly he was not a role model for the young ones who adored him and his music.
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