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#2821  Postby Hermit » Mar 18, 2021 4:32 am

Calilasseia wrote:Meanwhile, if you need a demonstration of how consummate a racing driver she was, watch this video ... watch her annihilate the rest of the field and make it look effortless ...


Not exactly. Competitors are grouped by class and sent off separately. Somehow, Schmitz's car was penalised, probably for some procedural infraction, and was made to start at the back of the grid. Here she is shown making her way through a gaggle of GT4s with her GT3 class vehicle in order to rejoin the other GT3s. Most drivers in the GT4 class knew they were not racing against GT3 cars and just let her through on her way to join the other GT3s she was actually racing against. Take note of the number of drivers who waved her through or used their blinkers to do so. That's why she shook her arm at one of the GT4 competitors who was not aware of this and repassed her after she got past him.

Schmitz did finish up outright winner in this race. She was the only driver who chose to drive on slicks. Imagine passing someone on tyres designed for dry roads at 270km/h in the rain.
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#2822  Postby Bubalus » Mar 20, 2021 10:49 pm

NASA Flight Director Glynn Lunney during the Gemini and Apollo missions and his leadership was especially pivotal in bringing the crew of Apollo 13 safely back to Earth.

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#2823  Postby Animavore » Apr 06, 2021 11:20 am

Paul Ritter, from Friday Night Dinners.

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#2824  Postby felltoearth » Apr 07, 2021 4:57 pm

Paul Humphrey, frontman for the 80s Canadian new wave band Blue Peter. They were fantastic, and he was a great frontman. Inspired a lot of young uns like me.

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#2825  Postby felltoearth » Apr 07, 2021 4:57 pm

Paul Humphrey, frontman for the 80s Canadian new wave band Blue Peter. They were fantastic, and he was a great frontman. Inspired a lot of young uns like me.

https://www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com ... lue-peter/




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#2826  Postby DougC » Apr 09, 2021 11:41 am

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
(born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921– 9 April 2021)
Nember of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

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#2827  Postby Ironclad » Apr 09, 2021 5:01 pm

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#2828  Postby Ironclad » Apr 09, 2021 5:03 pm

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#2829  Postby Animavore » Apr 09, 2021 7:18 pm

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#2830  Postby Animavore » Apr 16, 2021 5:19 pm

Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory dies aged 52 from cancer

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#2831  Postby DougC » Apr 28, 2021 5:37 pm

Michael Collins
(October 31, 1930 – April 28, 2021)
American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was a test pilot and major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

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#2832  Postby DougC » May 01, 2021 11:03 pm

Olympia Mary Dukakis
(Greek: Ολυμπία Δουκάκη; June 20, 1931 – May 1, 2021)
Greek-American actress, director, producer, teacher, and activist. She performed in over 130 stage productions, over 60 films, and in 50 television series. Best known as a screen actress, she started her career in theater. Not long after her arrival in New York City, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her Off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man.

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#2833  Postby don't get me started » May 02, 2021 12:04 pm

DougC wrote:Michael Collins
(October 31, 1930 – April 28, 2021)
American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was a test pilot and major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

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I was watching the news on TV that had a quick item on Collins' life, with some clips of interviews he did. There was one thing he said that I thought was really interesting and actually very inspiring. He mentioned that after returning to earth the crew did a lot of publicity tours, both in the US and other countries. Collins mentioned that when people greeted him, they didn't say something like 'Well done you Americans, great accomplishment.' Instead they said something like 'We did it! We went to the moon.', the 'we' meaning 'we humans'. The mission transcended all divisions and it seemed that in some deep sense people really perceived of humanity as a collective 'we' and I sensed Collins' agreement with this sentiment.
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#2834  Postby The_Piper » May 02, 2021 11:36 pm

There's a Seinfeld Tull for everything. Micheal Collins did something that I can't really even imagine doing. Now there's a good driver. :shock: (BTW, Seinfeld actually had a bit when he mentioned the pilot who stayed behind, though not by name.)
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#2835  Postby Leila Adams » May 06, 2021 6:26 pm

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#2836  Postby Animavore » May 18, 2021 5:37 pm

Charles Grodin, Familiar Face From TV and Film, Dies at 86

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/movi ... &smtyp=cur
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#2837  Postby hackenslash » May 18, 2021 7:20 pm

Animavore wrote:
Charles Grodin, Familiar Face From TV and Film, Dies at 86

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/movi ... &smtyp=cur


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#2838  Postby The_Piper » May 18, 2021 8:28 pm

I specifically remember him from the movie "Seems Like Old Times". Lookinbg at his credits, he was in some other old movies that I saw when I was a youngin. RIP
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#2839  Postby Seabass » May 20, 2021 12:40 am

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#2840  Postby arugula2 » May 22, 2021 7:10 pm

Miura Kentaro (May 6)...

I guess news of his death took a couple weeks to spread. :think:

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