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Old 02-21-2017, 09:06 PM   #101
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It's that time of year again. I know, he's turning 39....again.

We've been working on the celebration. Hope it meets expectations!
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:42 PM   #102
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This post is dated 03-01-2012

I’ve copied the text here as articles on the internet have a way of being archived or lost and never seen again.

https://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/f...0&postcount=55



Happy Birthday Dirk Benedict

29/02/2012 22:45 | Updated 30 April 2012



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Today is a very special day....


As a Welshman it’s illegal for me not to observe St David’s Day. Meanwhile in the US it’s National Pig Day. Most importantly, though, it’s Dirk Benedict’s 67th birthday... And a chance for me to tell you the tale of how I met a real life member of the A-Team.

I’ve watched the A-Team since it was first broadcast in 1983 and, unlike most other men my age, I’ve never, ever tired of watching it. Sure, as a child I was always a disciple of the Baracus sect but that’s because I was too young to appreciate Faceman’s woman-winning charm and cheeky way of evading the really gritty chores of A-Team responsibilities. A true ‘player’, over the years he’s become the most enduring member of the fugitive foursome. Aspirational even; that moustache he fleetingly sported in season three took dapper levels to a record-breaking high.

I met in him Wolverhampton, having travelled up especially to see him play Columbo in Prescription Murder. The mature, cigar-chomping Faceman made an uncanny Falk-alike. A consummate homicide detective, it’s like he’d always been on the right side of the law. His performance was mesmerising... Every one of the sold out crowd at The Grand leant forward, taking in his every move. Faceman from the A-Team was within sniffing distance and, in fairness, he was playing a blinder. We even ignored his flagrant abuse of the no-smoking laws as he puffed away on stage.

I decided to take action at the interval, eschewing beer time in favour of a word with the front of house manager. “My girlfriend is a massive fan!” I lied (she’s more a Benedict well-wisher, having not been indoctrinated by the A-Team funadmentals at a formative age). “No problem sir,” she knew I was lying. “He always goes to the stage door after the show and is always very friendly.”

The rest of the play was a blur. What do I say to such a massive dude? Let’s not forget, Dirk’s other accomplishments have all been rather respectful... Battlestar Galactica, Charlie’s Angles, Hawaii 5-0. He even managed to come out of Celebrity Big Brother with his dignity intact. What the devil do I say to him?

Naturally, I said the obvious. My friend Dan and I were fourth in the queue to meet him and by this point we’d wound ourselves up to a ridiculous level of excitement. A genuine natural high, my girlfriend said it was a glimpse to a five year old Dave, beside himself with enthusiasm.


“Dirk, I’ve just got to say I’m a massive fan. A-Team rules, and it’s incredible to be able to tell you this.”

Now here’s where things get cool...

“Well I’ll tell Dwight and T you said that too. Thanks. Where are you from?”
[Oh my OMG... Faceman’s asking me where I’m from!]

“I’m from Cardiff, mate.”
[Ha! I’ve just called Faceman mate!]

“I was doing Columbo there last month! Why didn’t you see me there?”

“I was in Nepal. This was the first show I could make.”

“You’ve been to Nepal? Oh wow! I wanna go to Nepal! What was it like? How were those mountains?”

Seriously, WTF? Faceman is asking me about my ruddy holiday! This is going waaaaay better than any Dave/Dirk scenarios I’d anticipated. I told him about the mountains, the curries, the craziness of Kathmandu and paragliding. If it wasn’t for the incredulous tutting from the queue building up behind me I’d have shown him some pictures on my phone. He kept on asking questions as we posed for a picture before finishing with this...

“I love this! I’m with all you people in Wolverhampton, and you’ve all travelled so far and had such different lives. You’ve been to Nepal and me? I’m just...”

He paused. I took the liberty to finish his sentence.

“Being cool?”

“I’m just...” he persisted.

“Being cool?”

“I’m just...” he wasn’t satisfied with my assistance.

“Being cool?”

“I’m just...” once more for luck.

“Being cool?”

“I guess!” he drawled with a larger than life shrug. At that moment I saw the 65-year-old as the 30-something Faceman. A submissive, affable agreement, all raised eyebrows and a big broad smile... I’ve seen him make that very gesture in hundreds of episodes. Sometimes as a double-crossing blag, other times in the quest for a little sexy time. For a second, there, I’d actually met my fictitious hero as well as learning that the man who played him had his premium dude levels fully intact. And I’m not ashamed to say the high it gave me remained for the entire weekend... And will stay with me for the rest of my life.

They say you should never meet your heroes. I say poppycock. Happy birthday Dirk Benedict!



From The Huffington Post

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Old 02-22-2017, 12:05 AM   #103
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I read that one a while back and loved it! So sweet... he certainly does leave an impression.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:51 AM   #104
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Awww, what a wonderful article. I love that. Yes!! Meet your heros. LOL
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:44 PM   #105
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Just wanted to add my 'Happy Birthday Dirk' to the list. Hope you have a great day.

lots of love and best wishes

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Old 02-28-2017, 09:52 PM   #106
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And the countdown is on.....

Are we ready?
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:40 PM   #107
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And the countdown is on.....

Are we ready?
Tee hee
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:26 AM   #108
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And the countdown is on.....

Are we ready?
We are sooooooo ready

Happy birthday, Dirk. Wishing you a wonderful fun filled and sun filled birthday today xxx
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:49 AM   #109
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When Love awakens within the Heart,
then the Singer IS the Song ~
and the Best is yet to come.

Happy, Happy Birthday.


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Old 03-01-2017, 04:43 AM   #110
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Happy birthday, Dirk. Have a great day!!!!
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:51 AM   #111
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:12 AM   #112
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Feliz Aniversário Dirk!!!

Beijos do Brasil!!!!
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:49 AM   #113
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Happy, Birthday, Dirk. Get ready for 200 more questions!!! Nah, just joking... We made you work too much already and we thank you (again) for that. Enjoy your day!
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:21 PM   #114
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This one is on FB already, but ... I couldn't resist posting it here

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Old 03-01-2017, 04:34 PM   #115
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Happy birthday Dirk! Hope it's being spent with your favourite people doing your favourite things.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:03 PM   #116
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Happy birthday, Dirk (again)

https://g.co/kgs/hK9H5w

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:14 PM   #117
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Then there's this one:

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
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You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:54 PM   #119
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:29 PM   #120
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Hope you've had a wonderful birthday! May today give you a chance to reflect on the impact you've made on so many people and how much we appreciate you as a seriously decent human being. Happy birthday!
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:30 PM   #121
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We're excited to wish a happy, happy birthday to our favorite fella!



In fact, we got all dolled up for the occasion...






Hope you have a wonderful day!!!



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Old 02-28-2018, 09:53 PM   #122
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Herzlichen Gebürtstag!
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:44 AM   #123
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You're doing it right. Happy Birthday!
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"A good Father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society"
"Any man can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad"

Wishing you a very happy, very special birthday
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Happy birthday Dirk!
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