R.I.P. THREAD

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2501  Postby Bubalus » Jan 28, 2020 11:42 am

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#2502  Postby Hermit » Jan 28, 2020 12:08 pm


What a character he was. Who else could have thought to reward a contestant with a point "for effrontery"?

Anyway, lucky chap. 96 is a damn good innings, and how many of us will die after only a short illness?
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#2503  Postby campermon » Jan 28, 2020 9:32 pm

Very sad news about Nicholas. He's been a part of my viewing / listening life for nearly 50 years.

He will be missed.

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#2504  Postby fluttermoth » Jan 28, 2020 11:17 pm

Wonderful chap, I'll miss him a lot, JaM won't be the same without him, R.I.P Nicholas :waah:
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#2505  Postby Ironclad » Feb 06, 2020 4:54 am

BBC News - Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legend, dies at 103
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51394855

103!!
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#2506  Postby BlackBart » Feb 06, 2020 8:06 am

No! I'm 103!!
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#2507  Postby Fallible » Feb 06, 2020 8:11 am

:picard:
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#2508  Postby Evolving » Feb 06, 2020 8:17 am

:rofl:
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#2509  Postby zulumoose » Feb 06, 2020 8:24 am

He was the true Spartacus, well played Mr Douglas. Good innings.
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#2510  Postby Fallible » Feb 15, 2020 6:14 pm

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#2511  Postby Ironclad » Feb 15, 2020 9:04 pm

Such a waste.
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#2512  Postby aufbahrung » Feb 16, 2020 6:41 am

https://gript.ie/caroline-flack-pecked- ... ow-humans/

Horrible people on social media. Can't they see how pretty she was?
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#2513  Postby Calilasseia » Feb 16, 2020 8:37 am

More to the point, Rupert Murdoch's evil little rag The Sun (better known to many as The Scum), published a series of articles about Caroline Flack that bordered on incitement to violence against her. Which were, lo and behold, hastily deleted the moment she was reported dead.
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#2514  Postby aufbahrung » Feb 16, 2020 9:09 am

Calilasseia wrote:More to the point, Rupert Murdoch's evil little rag The Sun (better known to many as The Scum), published a series of articles about Caroline Flack that bordered on incitement to violence against her. Which were, lo and behold, hastily deleted the moment she was reported dead.


The British Press. How long has that been going on then? :coffee:
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#2515  Postby Fallible » Feb 16, 2020 11:16 am

aufbahrung wrote:https://gript.ie/caroline-flack-pecked-to-death-by-fellow-humans/

Horrible people on social media. Can't they see how pretty she was?


Why is that the metric?
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#2516  Postby Bubalus » Feb 24, 2020 4:26 pm

Katherine Johnson who did trajectory analysis for Alan Shepard’s May 1961 mission Freedom 7, America’s first human spaceflight.
The film "Hidden Figures" details her time at NASA as a black female computer.
https://www.nasa.gov/content/katherine-johnson-biography
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#2517  Postby Macdoc » Feb 24, 2020 8:52 pm

Great movie and what a magnificent life she had given the barriers to women. :cheers:
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#2518  Postby Seabass » Feb 24, 2020 9:51 pm

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#2519  Postby felltoearth » Feb 25, 2020 9:48 pm

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#2520  Postby felltoearth » Feb 25, 2020 9:48 pm

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