R.I.P. THREAD

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#2241  Postby Sgt Kelly » Jan 25, 2019 2:03 pm

Etienne Vermeersch - philosopher

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For decades he was the voice of atheism in Belgium. He was instrumental in the development of legislation concerning euthanasia and abortion and wrote a code of conduct for the repatriation of illegal immigrants. He was also one of the first intellectuals to call attention to problems of overpopulation and climate change in the 1980s.
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#2242  Postby Keep It Real » Jan 25, 2019 7:41 pm

Wow, what achievements. Who says philosophy isn't proper work. RIP.
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#2243  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 31, 2019 8:08 pm

i guess i could be a quiet hero
no one knows the good i've done

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#2244  Postby newolder » Feb 01, 2019 10:22 am

Jeremy Hardy (best known as a BBC Radio 4 comedy panellist) 57.
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#2245  Postby minininja » Feb 01, 2019 10:45 am

newolder wrote:Jeremy Hardy (best known as a BBC Radio 4 comedy panellist) 57.

Absolutely gutted to hear this. Got to see him on tour a couple years back, and always loved him on the various Radio 4 comedy shows. His political comedy always came from a place of compassion for those worse off, constantly ripping the piss out of pretentious middle class and Tories. One of the good ones. :(
[Disclaimer - if this is comes across like I think I know what I'm talking about, I want to make it clear that I don't. I'm just trying to get my thoughts down]
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#2246  Postby Animavore » Feb 01, 2019 4:36 pm

Clive Swift from Keeping Up Appearances.
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#2247  Postby DougC » Feb 01, 2019 10:25 pm

minininja wrote:
newolder wrote:Jeremy Hardy (best known as a BBC Radio 4 comedy panellist) 57.

Absolutely gutted to hear this. Got to see him on tour a couple years back, and always loved him on the various Radio 4 comedy shows. His political comedy always came from a place of compassion for those worse off, constantly ripping the piss out of pretentious middle class and Tories. One of the good ones. :(


I feel the same. Quite shocked.
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#2248  Postby BlackBart » Feb 02, 2019 5:46 pm

DougC wrote:
minininja wrote:
newolder wrote:Jeremy Hardy (best known as a BBC Radio 4 comedy panellist) 57.

Absolutely gutted to hear this. Got to see him on tour a couple years back, and always loved him on the various Radio 4 comedy shows. His political comedy always came from a place of compassion for those worse off, constantly ripping the piss out of pretentious middle class and Tories. One of the good ones. :(


I feel the same. Quite shocked.


I often used to see him doing his shopping in Brixton Tescos. He came up with one of the best lines I've ever heard when asked if he liked 'Pet Rescue';

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#2249  Postby Tangerine Dream » Feb 08, 2019 2:42 pm

If shit was worth something, poor people would be born with no asshole.
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#2250  Postby zulumoose » Feb 08, 2019 2:50 pm

Re Albert Finney.

It's sad when I hear someone has gone that I was familiar with, but it's also sad when someone obviously significant is lost and I realise I am not familiar with them or can't place them, because it means I have lost something in a different way.
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#2251  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 08, 2019 4:14 pm

gutted over finney, loved him in many roles...
i guess i could be a quiet hero
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#2252  Postby felltoearth » Feb 08, 2019 4:25 pm

I love Millers Crossing mainly because of that man. Brilliant actor.
Also, like Bowie, turned down knighthood.
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#2253  Postby Macdoc » Feb 08, 2019 8:43 pm

there's a loss :(
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#2254  Postby Skinny Puppy » Feb 09, 2019 9:23 pm

Animavore wrote:Clive Swift from Keeping Up Appearances.


Sad news… :( :(

We have the entire series on DVD. Keeping Up Appearances was such an excellent show.
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#2255  Postby Macdoc » Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm

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La Jolla explorer-scientist Walter Munk, the 'Einstein of the Oceans,' dies at 101



https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ne ... story.html

a long life well lived .. :cheers:
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#2256  Postby Macdoc » Feb 12, 2019 4:21 am

Another long life well lived.

Joe Schlesinger, one of Canada's foremost journalists, has died at 90

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#2257  Postby Tangerine Dream » Feb 12, 2019 2:06 pm

If shit was worth something, poor people would be born with no asshole.
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#2259  Postby Macdoc » Feb 14, 2019 3:11 am

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GOODNIGHT, OPPORTUNITY —
Opportunity did not answer NASA’s final call, and it’s now lost to us
It roved a staggering 45.16 kilometers across the Red Planet.
ERIC BERGER - 2/14/2019, 12:40 AM


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Opportunity landed on Mars more than 15 Earth years ago, on January 25, 2004. So much time has passed since then. Facebook would not be created until a month later. YouTube would not get its first video upload for more than a year. George W. Bush was still in his first presidential term. NASA's Cassini spacecraft had not yet even arrived in the Saturn system.


what an amazing run .... :cheers:

the little rover that could

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#2260  Postby juju7 » Feb 14, 2019 8:21 am

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/obit ... -dies.html

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The wave function has collapsed, and is now in a different Eigenstate.
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