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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Warlord of Elephants on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:44 pm

Ray Bradbury and 'The Martian Chronicles', turned a nine year old boy that hated reading into a person that is addicted to reading. What do you even say about something so life changing? I would not be the person I am if I hadn't run across that book. R.I.P. Mr. Bradbury. A very sad and thankful Sin. WoE.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:15 pm

The Martian Chronicles. Fahrenheit 451. Dandelion Wine. Something Wicked This Way Comes. The Illustrated Man. I Sing The Body Electric. So many many more. The Illustrated Man affected me in a similar way, Warlord. I could read that book almost weekly and still enjoy it. Such a brilliant creative mind. R.I.P.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:55 pm

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:16 am

The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:42 pm

Rodney King, victim of police brutality whose beating sparked the L.A. riots. 47. Drowned in his pool.

I know he had a lot of issues with drug and alcohol abuse stemming from the beating and riots (and really, who could blame him), and I wonder if intoxication had something to do with the drowning.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby daftbeaker on Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:57 pm


Rodney King wrote:Can't we all get along?
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:35 am

Wales loses three in 24 hours :cry: :

Victor Spinetti, actor and star of Beatles films.

Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard and,

Brian Hibbard lead singer of The Flying Pickets.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:56 pm

I remember Rodney King being on the news as if it was only yesterday. Such a shame that he either couldn't get the help he so obviously needed, or that his problems were so bad that nothing helped him.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:45 am

England's hopes of winning Euro 2012...last night...crap penalties again.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:29 pm

Lonesome George, tortoise and a symbol of the Galapagos Islands. Around 100 years old. Died from being old and lonesome.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:15 am

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:Lonesome George, tortoise and a symbol of the Galapagos Islands. Around 100 years old. Died from being old and lonesome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18574279


Yes and apparently he died young.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:23 am

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:12 pm

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:38 am

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:Lonesome George, tortoise and a symbol of the Galapagos Islands. Around 100 years old. Died from being old and lonesome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18574279

Yet another species lost.

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[twitch] *SPECIES *FEELING [/twitch]
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Species is a misspelling. Feel is an intentional slang.
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