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One for the Pros fans

Posted on 2008.04.30 at 00:04
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Just spotted this on one of the relevant Yahoo groups.

The idea is to vote for one of these 'children of Birmingham' to be awarded their own star on a Hollywood-style Walk of Stars in the city. Martin Shaw is doing OK, but desperately needs more votes. You can vote once a day.

Just a couple of points.

1) When you get to the page, scroll down, looking neither to right nor to left, till you get to Martin's name, hover over the line of stars and award him 10/10. Anyone being distracted by the presence of TG presenters on the list will be summarily executed.

2) I live in Birmingham, and know of this so-called walk of stars. I should in fairness point out that the three (count 'em!) stars so far awarded have been fenced off by the council, who have deemed them a potential health and safety hazard on account of people possibly slipping on them. Trufax. And that, dear reader, tells you everything you need to know about Birmingham.

Anyway, despite that, I want to see Martin beat all comers, so here's the link. Get voting!

Walk of Stars


Strike while the irony is hot
draycevixen at 2008-04-29 23:19 (UTC) (Link)
I have done as instructed Ma'am, avoiding looking at any other names!

Oooh maybe you should mention this at The Safehouse...

Edited at 2008-04-29 23:20 (UTC)
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2008-04-29 23:31 (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, I thought of that. My guess would be many of them already know, because I picked this up off MartinsPlace, the Yahoo group for MS fans, and I've seen quite a few Safehouse members post there.

I'll just stick a message on MartinsPlace, and depending on the answer, I'll post the link to the Safehouse as well.

(Well done for voting with purpose and determination. It's that Hambel I'm worried about...!
Strike while the irony is hot
draycevixen at 2008-04-30 00:06 (UTC) (Link)

What? If two Bodie chicks can vote for him, surely Hambel, the Doyle addict can manage!

And hey, I gave up voting for TG so...
hambelandjemima at 2008-04-30 05:38 (UTC) (Link)
My love for Martin knows no bounds. There was no way I was going to be distracted thankfully DT, JS or PG are not Birmimgham boys, although Toyah made me pause because I didn't realise she came from Birmingham.

And where was 'Crossroads' on the list???
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2008-04-30 13:54 (UTC) (Link)
Well done! *pats you on the back* (If I'm honest, the inclusion of John Simm on such a list would have made my head explode with the division of loyalties! I always have that problem when JS is up against DT. In a voting situation, that is *g*)

Having said that, I voted for MS in preference to someone I actually know quite well, so I claim the moral high ground on that basis!

Crossroads! XD I wouldn't put it past the Brummie community to decide that deserved a star.
hambelandjemima at 2008-04-30 15:37 (UTC) (Link)
when JS is up against DT
In a happy place now *g*
duckyone at 2008-04-29 23:44 (UTC) (Link)
Voted as requested. 10/10

I almost got side tracked by Judas Priest. Yes, I am a heavy metal chick.

Can I make a confession? I do not have a lot of experience watching Martin Shaw in anything much more than The Professionals but I recently saw him in Death In Holy Orders and damn but he has grown into an attractive older man.
Strike while the irony is hot
draycevixen at 2008-04-30 00:05 (UTC) (Link)

They're both aging very gracefully! :D
duckyone at 2008-04-30 00:11 (UTC) (Link)
Have you seen Lewis Collins in the last few years? I thought he retired. I would love to see him in something recent.
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draycevixen at 2008-04-30 00:23 (UTC) (Link)

He lives in California and owns a computer company out there. I believe he's done a few things are there are always rumours that he's going back to the UK to work in various projects.

There were some recent pictures up of him, I wanted to say at the Safehouse, but now I can't find them. It's a difficult site to navigate with no real tagging.
duckyone at 2008-04-30 00:35 (UTC) (Link)
God, maybe I could spare 1/6 of my rebate for the boxset?

I can't be greedy, can I? After all, I bought my plane ticket today. Can you crack out your lip wobble icon for me, drayce?
Strike while the irony is hot
draycevixen at 2008-04-30 00:53 (UTC) (Link)

There you go! *hugs you*

The exchange rate really is a bit of a bastard, particularly when you factor in how much higher the cost of living is in England anyway... :(

sytaxia at 2008-04-30 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
Umm... I was very, very naughty and once I figured out how to rip a DVD, I stored backups of my boxset on my harddrive, so that I can attempt to make music vids and screencap from them... Perhaps we can setup up a direct person to person FTP?
scotschik at 2008-04-30 09:07 (UTC) (Link)
How very naughty of you! : p
Can I maybe get in on the loot too?
sytaxia at 2008-04-30 09:11 (UTC) (Link)
Hee - I think you could definitely get in on the loot :)
shaw012145 at 2008-04-30 04:14 (UTC) (Link)
Unbelievable ... it won't let me vote on your link either. Life is not fair at the moment.
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2008-04-30 13:58 (UTC) (Link)
Hello! :D

It's very odd that you can't vote - and deeply frustrating. Console yourself with the fact that MS deserves more than a fenced-off star on one of the rubbishest nightspots in the country! XD
shaw012145 at 2008-04-30 21:09 (UTC) (Link)
deserves more than a fenced-off star

Very true. Thank you.
sytaxia at 2008-04-30 04:18 (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't help it. I gave him a 10... and I also gave one to Robert Plant. I just couldn't help myself. It's Led Zeppelin!!

And how the bloody fuck does Cliff Richard have more than either of them?!? That's just a sad, sad shame!!
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2008-04-30 14:03 (UTC) (Link)
*g* You're forgiven, I suppose! Robert Plant is well worth a vote. Your objective for tomorrow is to go back in there and vote for MS again, this time without being distracted by the Led Zeppy goodness! :D
sytaxia at 2008-04-30 17:38 (UTC) (Link)
Just typing ctrl+F+"Martin Shaw" to get there, so I don't see anyone else, and voting for him again :)
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