R.I.P. THREAD

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#2521  Postby newolder » Feb 28, 2020 6:28 pm

Freeman Dyson, 96.

"His contributions to science were myriad, including defining an entire class of techno-signatures: Dyson Spheres." - UC Berkeley spokesperson.
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#2522  Postby Ironclad » Feb 29, 2020 8:06 am

Bugger. He never got to build his dream house :(
For Van Youngman - see you amongst the stardust, old buddy

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#2523  Postby Animavore » Mar 02, 2020 8:45 pm

James Lipton, 93.
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#2524  Postby felltoearth » Mar 02, 2020 8:47 pm

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#2525  Postby Alan B » Mar 09, 2020 2:51 pm

HOLLYWOOD LEGEND DEAD Max von Sydow dead – Game of Thrones and Exorcist actor dies at his home in France aged 90.

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#2526  Postby Fallible » Mar 09, 2020 8:41 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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#2527  Postby Seabass » Mar 09, 2020 9:28 pm

RIP, Brewmeister Smith. :(

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#2528  Postby don't get me started » Mar 10, 2020 1:06 am

Max von Sydow was a truly great actor. I think I enjoyed his performance in every thing I ever saw him in.
There are two quotes from the movie 'Hannah and her Sisters' that I remember.

First, him being the jaded European intellectual reacting to the excesses of American popular culture after (inadvertently?) watching TV:

"You see the whole culture. Nazis, deodorant salesmen, wrestlers, beauty contests, a talk show. Can you imagine the level of a mind that watches wrestling? But the worst are the fundamentalist preachers. Third grade con men telling the poor suckers that watch them that they speak with Jesus, and to please send in money. Money, money, money! If Jesus came back and saw what's going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up."

Then another bleak reflection on the human condition...

"You missed a very dull TV show on Auschwitz. More gruesome film clips, and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions. The reason they can never answer the question "How could it possibly happen?" is that it's the wrong question. Given what people are, the question is "Why doesn't it happen more often?"

Lines that could only have been delivered by von Sydow.
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#2529  Postby Ironclad » Mar 15, 2020 8:50 am

BBC News - Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge dies aged 70
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51893184

Only formed a tiny part of my music listening life; some arty-farty peculiar weirdness but it's a good write up by BBC.
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#2530  Postby felltoearth » Mar 15, 2020 12:58 pm

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#2531  Postby DougC » Mar 16, 2020 10:50 am

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#2532  Postby Fallible » Mar 16, 2020 10:57 am

Aww...
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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#2533  Postby Macdoc » Mar 21, 2020 7:22 am

Kenny Rogers dies at 81 after a decorated country music career
Updated 17 minutes ago

Rogers's entertainment career spanned more than six decades. (Tracey Nearmy: AAP)
American country singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81.

His family announced he passed away peacefully at his home from natural causes.

Rogers's entertainment career spanned more than six decades, with chart-topping hits including The Gambler and Islands In The Stream.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-21/ ... 1/12078272

Not my cuppa but The Gambler always stuck in my head. 60 years doing what he enjoyed :clap: :cheers:
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#2534  Postby chairman bill » Mar 24, 2020 12:02 pm

“There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.” Terry Pratchett
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#2535  Postby aban57 » Mar 24, 2020 12:19 pm

Damn, you beat me to it... So sad...
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#2536  Postby Bubalus » Mar 24, 2020 2:24 pm

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” -Stephen Hawking‏
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#2537  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Mar 24, 2020 9:20 pm

"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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#2538  Postby BlackBart » Apr 02, 2020 3:08 pm

You don't crucify people! Not on Good Friday! - Harold Shand
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#2539  Postby Cito di Pense » Apr 03, 2020 6:34 am

I miss Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne). Too young, too young.

And Bill Withers:

Хлопнут без некролога. -- Серге́й Па́влович Королёв

Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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#2540  Postby Spearthrower » Apr 03, 2020 3:57 pm

Cito di Pense wrote:
And Bill Withers:



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