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Undertoad 12-30-2019 11:47 AM

"Seventh Python" Neil Innes, 75. Writer performer musician, he wrote things like "Knights of the Round Table" in Grail (where he was also the serf crushed by the giant "trojan rabbit"). He was a Rutle, wrote all the Rutles songs, and he was founder of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

Cleese and Palin weigh in with their remembrances, along with Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker, Diane Morgan and Billy Bragg.

Flint 12-31-2019 01:29 AM

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Making the rounds in illustration groups today:
Blade Runner artist and futurist designer Syd Mead dies at 86

Griff 01-01-2020 09:44 PM

Don Larsen RIP

Hopalong48 01-01-2020 11:34 PM

And that NBA guy, whats his name.

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Undertoad 01-10-2020 04:27 PM

Ah crap

Undertoad 01-10-2020 04:32 PM

RIP Neil Peart. You changed everything sir

Luce 01-10-2020 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 1044382)
RIP Neil Peart. You changed everything sir

Neil Peart died?

Undertoad 01-10-2020 05:22 PM

67, brain cancer :thepain:

glatt 01-10-2020 06:10 PM

Buck Henry.

I would see him hosting SNL, and wonder who he was and what he was famous for.

Apparently he wrote scripts and made movies from behind the camera.

Griff 01-10-2020 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 1044382)
RIP Neil Peart. You changed everything sir

damn

Gravdigr 01-10-2020 08:23 PM

Edd Byrnes from 77 Sunset Strip, too.

Neil Peart was a shocker.

Rhianne 01-11-2020 04:39 AM

I use a Rush-based name on another forum. It feels a bit stupid today.

Gravdigr 01-16-2020 02:00 PM

Christopher Tolkien, 3rd son of J.R.R. Tolkien.

He edited much his father's work, and drew the maps for The Lord of the Rings. He was 95.

Gravdigr 01-16-2020 02:04 PM

Also passing recently, Rocky Johnson, pro wrestler, and father of wrestler/actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

He was 75.

xoxoxoBruce 01-19-2020 12:26 AM

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Tractor girl...

fargon 01-20-2020 12:57 PM

Jack Van Impe
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ne...vangelist.html
We used to watch him every Sunday before church.

Griff 01-22-2020 07:53 AM

Terry Jones. :(

Gravdigr 01-22-2020 01:15 PM

I just read that. I was a little stunned.

From his Wiki page:

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In 2015, Jones was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia that impairs the ability to speak and communicate. He had first given cause for concern during the Monty Python reunion show Monty Python Live (Mostly) in July 2014 because of difficulties learning his lines. By September 2016, he was no longer able to give interviews. By April 2017, Jones had lost the ability to say more than a few words of agreement.

Jones died on 21 January 2020 from complications of dementia at his home in North London.
Terry Jones was 77.

Griff 01-22-2020 02:52 PM

Awful.

sexobon 01-23-2020 05:33 PM

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Jim Lehrer, the retired PBS anchorman who for 36 years gave public television viewers a substantive alternative to network evening news programs with in-depth reporting, interviews and analysis of world and national affairs, died on Thursday at his home in Washington. He was 85. ...

… “I have an old-fashioned view that news is not a commodity,” Mr. Lehrer told The American Journalism Review in 2001. “News is information that’s required in a democratic society, and Thomas Jefferson said a democracy is dependent on an informed citizenry. That sounds corny, but I don’t care whether it sounds corny or not. It’s the truth.” …

… Critics called Mr. Lehrer’s reporting, and his collaborations with Mr. MacNeil, solid journalism, committed to fair, unbiased and far more detailed reporting than the CBS, NBC or ABC nightly news programs. To put news in perspective, the two anchors interviewed world and national leaders, and experts on politics, law, business, arts and sciences, and other fields. ...

Diaphone Jim 01-23-2020 07:15 PM

Jim Lehrer was a great fan of public bus transportation writing both fiction and nonfiction about them. He may have even driven them.
He also replied personally to every letter I wrote him.

BigV 01-26-2020 08:53 PM

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash.

xoxoxoBruce 01-28-2020 02:17 AM

Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan at 96.
She introduced America to kiwi, mango, blood orange, endives, kumquat, chayote squash, shiitake mushrooms, tamarind, and ghost peppers among dozens of other things.

monster 01-28-2020 07:29 AM

Nicolas Parsons, British Entertainer

limey 01-29-2020 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by monster (Post 1045625)
Nicolas Parsons, British Entertainer

I'm pretty sure he was on our Mr Limey's list for years. but not this year ...

monster 01-29-2020 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by limey (Post 1045702)
I'm pretty sure he was on our Mr Limey's list for years. but not this year ...

lol, yes first thing I did was go and check your list :D

sexobon 02-06-2020 06:23 PM

Kirk Douglas, a Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103

Undertoad 02-08-2020 11:03 AM

R.I.P. Orson Bean, 91

Diaphone Jim 02-08-2020 12:12 PM

Orson Bean was killed by a car while walking.
He was a very funny man.
I am pretty sure it was in Mad Magazine where he showed how to make a fir tree out of a newspaper. I made two many years apart, but can't find the instructions now.

sexobon 02-08-2020 08:02 PM

Robert Conrad, Star of Television Series The Wild Wild West, Dies at 84

I always liked his work.

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… In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. …
I think he was a good guy too.

Gravdigr 02-09-2020 01:09 AM

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I dare ya.

Griff 02-09-2020 08:19 AM

I liked his portrayal of Pappy Boyington.

sexobon 02-09-2020 11:25 PM

Robert Conrad vs Lou Ferrigno (TV's The Incredible Hulk):


Pamela 02-13-2020 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1046259)
I liked his portrayal of Pappy Boyington.

It made for good TV, but Black Sheep Squadron was not anywhere close to real life, despite Greg Boyington consulting on the project. I've read two biographies on Major Boyington and in an interview he said as much.

The men of VMF-214 were neither misfits nor screwballs; they were simply Marine aviators who happened to be either unassigned or available at the time when 214 was being assembled. Their planes were not stolen, they were merely being turned in from another squadron and Boyington only appropriated them.

Major Boyington was a colorful figure and fascinating to study.

xoxoxoBruce 02-14-2020 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 1046553)
The men of VMF-214 were neither misfits nor screwballs; they were simply Marine aviators...

Isn't that the same thing? :lol:

Griff 02-14-2020 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 1046553)
It made for good TV, but Black Sheep Squadron was not anywhere close to real life, despite Greg Boyington consulting on the project. I've read two biographies on Major Boyington and in an interview he said as much.

The men of VMF-214 were neither misfits nor screwballs; they were simply Marine aviators who happened to be either unassigned or available at the time when 214 was being assembled. Their planes were not stolen, they were merely being turned in from another squadron and Boyington only appropriated them.

Major Boyington was a colorful figure and fascinating to study.

Definitely made for tv stuff. I think I'm gonna start reading on the 214.

BigV 02-14-2020 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 1046553)
snip-- Their planes were not stolen, they were merely being turned in from another squadron and Boyington only appropriated them.
--snip

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1046562)
Isn't that the same thing? :lol:

what he said.


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