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DanaC 06-30-2016 03:54 AM

Alvin Toffler author of Future Shock, and The Third Wave among other books.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...k-dies-aged-87

Clodfobble 06-30-2016 06:33 AM

Aw. My father will be sad to hear this. I was indoctrinated from a young age on the importance of two books (still never read either): Future Shock, and Man Adapting.

Snakeadelic 06-30-2016 07:26 AM

Apparently, Mr. New Chekov was unaware that there was a recall out on his Jeep for faulty transmission. He should have been safe. Yes, his parents are suing.

Snakeadelic 06-30-2016 07:30 AM

it might be unrelated since I heard it on a mix tape -- get the hell off my lawn!

footfootfoot, that is awesomeness right there :D. I still have mix tapes people gave me when I was in high school back in the bright and psychotic era called the 80s...

Snakeadelic 06-30-2016 07:49 AM

Gravdigr, the FIRST thing I thought when I saw the pic of William Schallert was 'if his face was wider, he'd look so much like "His first name is Agent" Coulson...didn't know the actor's name.

Great minds think alike...and so do ours (what's left)... ;)

Snakeadelic 06-30-2016 07:51 AM

Is it horrible that the first thing to cross my mind every time a celebrity under the age of 75 (and a few over) has died since last Christmas-ish is "people who should still be alive instead of William Shatner"?

Snakeadelic 06-30-2016 08:03 AM

File Mr. Ebeling under how the hell did I miss this one???

I'm sure many of the American members are, like me, able to remember not just HEARING about the Challenger explosion.

I lived in a small Oregon coast town, and even we got live-feed access on enough TVs for 3 or 4 classrooms to gather up in front of each one. I remember the teachers' silent tears, and the kids suddenly so quiet that their silence became heavy and frightened. Grades 4, 5 and 6, 60-70 kids per monitor, and that total, shocked silence.

For comparison, the very first major news story I actually remember watching on TV at home was the fall of Skylab in 1979.

Gravdigr 06-30-2016 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snakeadelic (Post 963509)
...back in the bright and psychotic era called the 80s...

I remember parts of the 80s. Vaguely.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snakeadelic (Post 963510)
Great minds think alike...and so do ours (what's left)... ;)

:lol2:

monster 07-02-2016 10:52 AM

Holy Shit! Caroline Aherne

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36694598

fucking cancer

DanaC 07-03-2016 05:20 AM

Ah man. 52 years old.

She was awesome.

Gravdigr 07-03-2016 12:20 PM

Elie Wiesel died July 2, 2016. He was 87.

How did we I miss this?

footfootfoot 07-03-2016 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snakeadelic (Post 963509)
it might be unrelated since I heard it on a mix tape -- get the hell off my lawn!

footfootfoot, that is awesomeness right there :D. I still have mix tapes people gave me when I was in high school back in the bright and psychotic era called the 80s...

The 80s music and movies were truly bizarre. Way too much coke green lighted a lot of stuff that never would have made it off the cocktail napkin today.

footfootfoot 07-03-2016 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by monster (Post 963666)
Holy Shit! Caroline Aherne

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36694598

fucking cancer

EYE cancer? Why the fuck do we even have that? It's not like there aren't enough kinds of cancer already.

DanaC 07-04-2016 11:21 AM

Retinoblastoma I think it's called. She was born with it.

One of the admin team at university had a little girl who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 6 months old. The treatment was successful, but they were warned that children who've had that are highly likely to suffer other kinds of cancer during their lives. Sounds like that's what happened with Aherne.

Gravdigr 07-07-2016 11:08 AM

Director, screenwriter, producer Michael Cimino died July 2.

He co-wrote scripts for Magnum Force and Silent Running. Wrote the script for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. He directed, produced and co-wrote the 1978 Academy Award-winning film The Deer Hunter.

He also made one of the worst films of all time, Heaven's Gate.


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