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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:25 pm

Iain (M) Banks, author, 59, Gall Bladder Cancer.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:52 am

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:24 am

I know someone who will be weeping over that, if he isn't already. He never came home last night, oddly.

My mother's fiance imitates all of Tony Soprano's mannerisms. It's horrifying. He seems to idolize a murderous thug.

Of course, Gandolfini himself was not a murderous thug, so it's still sad.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:52 am

An old acquaintance Alistair Donaldson, better known as William Mysterious, bass player with The Rezillos / Revillos. I don't know how old he was, probably 55 - 60, and I don't know how he died.

Sad.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:52 pm

Yeah, it sucks when that kind of thing happens. Last fall, went to the coffee house, everyone played a bunch of stuff, including Shay, a guy from DOT who had been going to coffee house for about a year. His daughter was about to move in with him to be near her university, just starting. The next week he was working on his girlfriend's roof, fell off and died. Really sucked.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ChowMein on Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:15 am

Richard Matheson , author of The Shrinking Man and I Am Legend . He left this world on the 23rd , aged 87 .
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby DavidH on Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:39 am

In spite of a rumour started by something called "Guardian Express, it seems that at this moment Nelson Mandela is not dead.

http://www.listener.co.nz/commentary/the-internaut/mandela-death-tweet-a-hoax/
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:08 am

Jim Kelly, actor and karate expert who appeared in Enter The Dragon, 67, cancer.
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"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:45 pm

Doug Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, 88.
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"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:19 am

Alan Whicker, journalist and TV presenter, 87, bronchial pneumonia.
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"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby bacon on Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:41 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Alan Whicker, journalist and TV presenter, 87, bronchial pneumonia.


In memory of Alan Whicker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8Pua5rhj4
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:41 pm

"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:23 pm

JJ Cale, singer-songwriter and grumpy bloke, 74, heart attack.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:54 pm

I seem to be monopolising this thread a bit. But I think I should tell you about this one.

Allison Hunter, Glasgow City Councillor, Director of the Scottish National Party, Secretary of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Primary school teacher, wife, sister of one, grandmother of two, mother of three: Fiona Hunter, Mhairi (pronounced 'vah-ree') Hunter, and Roy Hunter.

71. Large cell 'B' type lymphoma.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:16 am

Sorry to hear that, Roy. I expect she's well into it at the beer volcano by now.
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("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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