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busterb 07-04-2012 12:01 AM

Hey!! You kids don't remember the movie, Onion Head??

monster 07-04-2012 09:05 AM

Eric Sykes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18704263

DanaC 07-04-2012 09:13 AM

I'll be honest here. I was surprised when I heard he'd died, because If you'd have asked me I'd have said he died years ago :p

Sheldonrs 07-08-2012 06:18 PM

RIP Ernest Borgnine
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1657683.html

A great and under-used actor.

Gravdigr 07-16-2012 04:02 PM

Jon Lord, keyboardist for Deep Purple, has died of a pancreatic cancer-related pulmonary embolism.

He was 71.

One of the greatest rock keyboard players, EVAH.

Gravdigr 07-16-2012 04:09 PM

I remember seeing Ernest Borgnine on David Letterman once.

Dave made a comment to the effect '91 yrs old? My God, ya look great.'

Borgnine leaned in and whispered (completely audibly) 'I masturbate a lot.'

:lol2:

Sundae 07-20-2012 01:16 PM

Sir Alastair Burnet.

Remembered fondly by my brother and I for his Spitting Image puppet. Most notably for the line "Sir Alastair Burnet, white as ice-cream, so no worries here" following I assume a "report" on South Africa.

No more or less obscure than remembering Derek Hatton (the uncle of the evil ex as it turns out) for being chained to a dungeon wall and accused of uttering the heretical phrase "Lancashire, la la la la" during a cricket game.

Sheldonrs 07-23-2012 06:02 PM

RIP Sally Ride:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...man-space.html

footfootfoot 07-23-2012 06:33 PM

Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.
Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.
You been running all over the town now.
Oh! I guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground.
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
One of these early mornings, oh, you gonna be wiping your weeping eyes.
I bought you a brand new mustang 'bout nineteen sixty five
Now you come around signifying a woman, you don't wanna let me ride.
Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.
You been running all over the town now.
Oh! I guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground.
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.


Gravdigr 07-25-2012 05:39 PM

I just read that Chad Everett died yesterday.

Gravdigr 07-25-2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 821393)
Mustang Sally...

While we're at it...see if ya can keep your foot from tapping.


Sheldonrs 08-14-2012 05:39 PM

RIP Ron Palillo
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1776155.html

I had a crush on him back then. I didn't even know he was gay.

infinite monkey 08-14-2012 07:35 PM

Another sweathog gone. :(

BigV 08-20-2012 05:21 PM

RIP Phyllis Diller.


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Phyllis Diller, the zany housewife-turned-stand-up comic with the electrified hairdo, outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark laugh, has died.

sexobon 08-20-2012 11:16 PM

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Phyllis Diller posed for a centerfold :eek: in the magazine Field and Stream :lol:

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Sundae 08-21-2012 01:23 PM

First time I heard of her was in the Beastie Boys lyric, "I got more rhymes than Phyllis Diller"
I had to go to the reference library to look that up.

I really did.
I mean obviously it was pre-internet, but I mean I really did chase up stray references if my parents couldn't help me with them. Heterosexual for example (Mum confused it with homosexuality but it didn't fit in the context) and the Marquis de Sade who became a brief obsession of mine (although remained a lasting interest). Jonestown was another.

Kids this days have everything at their fingertips.
The bastards.

ZenGum 08-21-2012 11:09 PM

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Heterosexual for example (Mum confused it with homosexuality but it didn't fit in the context)
:lol:

That's a distinction you might want to keep straight. So to speak.

monster 08-22-2012 07:13 PM

Nina Bawden

:cry:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19341736


She was in the "I assumed she died forever ago" category. I'm sad now I know she didn't. But now she did. Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig, and The Amazing Mr Blunden are the three books that stayed with me from my childhood (not all written by her)

sexobon 08-25-2012 04:07 PM

Neil Armstrong, 82

Griff 08-25-2012 04:11 PM

This makes me sad. All that work thrown away... A true hero.

Pico and ME 08-25-2012 04:40 PM

Thrown away?

Griff 08-25-2012 04:56 PM

No significant human presence in space 40 odd years later. We are not Vulcans, robot missions are neat but lack the romance of humanizing space.

Gravdigr 08-25-2012 06:00 PM

Small tangent:

When Kennedy said 'Let's go to the moon.', we went in nine years. Today, they say it'll take fifteen years to get to the moon.

Hell, if'n we use 1960s technology we could do it this weekend.

WTF?

ZenGum 08-25-2012 09:27 PM

Well, after seeing his job outsourced to machines, and seeing his namesake disgraced, it has been a shitty month for him.

Seriously, I am saddened by this. He was the symbol of the greatest - or at least most symbolic and dramatic - human achievement to date. Now he has died of old age. It drives home how long it has been since we did this.

glatt 08-27-2012 08:56 AM

Mentioned to my kids that Neal Armstrong had died and asked if they knew who he was, and they thought he was the Tour de France cheater. So I straightened them out, and they were all "oh, yeah, we knew that."

And then I saw on Facebook, a friend of mine who works at a university reported that many of his students were confusing Neal Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Neil Patrick Harris? WTF! Doogie Howser? :facepalm:

footfootfoot 08-27-2012 09:37 AM

It's in the first 20 seconds


infinite monkey 08-27-2012 09:51 AM

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The Neil Armstrong Space Museum is an icon to those of us who've travelled up and down I-75 near Wapakoneta. I went there as a kid, but now I'm thinking a second look would be nice.

By all reports, Mr Armstrong was an unassuming man. An engineer they wanted to make a star: a transition he shied away from.

R.I.P. Rocket Man. :(

footfootfoot 08-27-2012 10:12 AM

Have you ever toured the soundstage where they filmed the landing? It's actually pretty small and unimpressive. The snack bar is cool though, they have these retro chairs and Tang and Space Food Sticks.

glatt 08-27-2012 10:13 AM

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infinite monkey 09-04-2012 08:53 AM

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Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for The Green Mile, died from complications from a heart attack. He was only 54.

He also had a very awesome and funny but short-lived role as the father of the girl Jake was dating on Two and a Half Men.

RIP John Coffey :(

Trilby 09-04-2012 08:56 AM

that's one hell of a smile.

RIP.

Gravdigr 09-04-2012 02:35 PM

I liked the guy. First thing I saw him in was 'The Green Mile'. Good actor, and a great guy apparently. Craig Ferguson has had him on a lot, and they really let it hang out sometimes. Be interesting to watch Ferguson tonight (I think they tape a day ahead), I bet he makes a point to say something about Mr. Duncan's passing.

Sundae 09-04-2012 03:59 PM

I feel I should acknowledge the passing of Max Bygraves.
Dad has a couple of his albums, but mostly to annoy other people.
He used to put them on when his brothers came round.

Farewell then Max.
One of your best known songs was You Need Hands.
You don't any more.

infinite monkey 09-26-2012 12:14 PM

Bye bye Andy Williams. Gosh I remember his show. Remember Cookie Bear?

Thanks for so beautifully singing Mancini's Moon River, Andy. RIP.



Damn song makes me cry anyway.
:sniff:

Gravdigr 09-26-2012 02:01 PM


infinite monkey 09-26-2012 02:03 PM

HAGGIS

Gravdigr 10-10-2012 11:42 AM

Yahoo is reporting that Alex Karras has died.

I just read yesterday that his condition was deteriorating due to kidney failure. I believe he was also suffering from dementia. It's especially sad to see those big, nothing-can-harm-them-type guys go away.

RIP, Mongo.

Gravdigr 10-10-2012 11:45 AM

On a somewhat related note, I read a few weeks ago that one of my favorite feetball players of all time, Jim McMahon, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, one of the toughest qbs in history, is suffering the early stages of dementia.

At 53.

Sheldonrs 10-10-2012 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 833676)
On a somewhat related note, I read a few weeks ago that one of my favorite feetball players of all time, Jim McMahon, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, one of the toughest qbs in history, is suffering the early stages of dementia.

At 53.

Karas also suffered from Dementia related to his football days.
He was among those suing the NFL for not doing much regarding head injurys and concussions.

ZenGum 10-10-2012 08:27 PM

While he's not as famous as he deserves to be, I'm posting this here anyway.

John Jamieson Carswell 'Jack' Smart passed away on the 6th of October.

http://www.monash.edu.au/news/show/vale-j.-j.-c.-smart


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J.J.C. Smart was one of the most influential professional philosophers in the English-speaking world in the second half of the twentieth century.

In the first place, he was extremely influential as an advocate of a theory in 'metaphysics’ concerning the nature of the soul or mind and its relationship to the human body. This theory, which Smart began defending in the early 1960s, was at first widely dismissed as “the Australian fallacy” (the English philosophers said that the poor fellow, having become Professor at Adelaide, had obviously had his brain addled by the Australian sun). But largely through Smart’s influence various species of Smart’s theory became extremely widely accepted among professional philosophers by the end of the century. The theory Smart launched was the theory that conscious experiences are identical with (and not just correlated with) brain processes. [It was later called "Australian Materialism" and now "Materialism" and is the predominant position today - ZG.]

Smart was also hugely influential as an advocate of a philosophical theory about the nature of time, closely related to Einstein’s theory of relativity. According to this theory time is a “fourth dimension” that is very much more similar than we normally realise to the familiar three dimensions of space. We normally think of things that are distant in space that they exist, even though they are not near to us; but we think of things that are distant in time as if they do not exist. Smart argued that science teaches us that this commonsense attitude to time is a mistake. He argued that although the past is distant from us it does still exist in exactly the same sense that things exist that are distant from us in space.
[New findings in quantum physics seem to require this approach - ZG]

Smart was also hugely influential as an advocate of grounding ethics in an attitude of universal benevolence. And he was influential as an advocate of atheism. Yet he was an atheist who never wavered in his sense of awe and wonder at the incredible beauty of the cosmos that science has discovered our world to be, governed as it is by astoundingly beautiful mathematical laws of nature. On top of that, he was a top bloke. His theoretical support of universal benevolence was accompanied by a genuine, heart-felt benevolence towards his family, friends, and colleagues. He was much loved and will be sorely missed. [I've heard that each year Jack would calculate the average income in Australia, keep that much of his salary fro himself, and give the rest to charity. And there are any number of anecdotes that begin "Jack took some visiting academics from US/UK/Etc for a hike, and ..."- ZG]

Even if he is right in his theory that his whole life does exist, though at a spatiotemporal distance from us, nevertheless the present and future parts of those who knew him, those parts that exist in the years after his death, will be pained by their temporal distance from him.
I had a little to do with him when I was a graduate student. Although he was well retired, he was still on the ball, and was pretty much the archetypical affable old professor type.

Although one time he knocked on my office door and asked for help with his computer, because there were cats running around on the screen and tearing holes in things. He got the idea of a screensaver pretty quickly for an octogenerian.

BigV 10-11-2012 01:19 PM

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Smart was also hugely influential as an advocate of grounding ethics in an attitude of universal benevolence. And he was influential as an advocate of atheism. Yet he was an atheist who never wavered in his sense of awe and wonder at the incredible beauty of the cosmos that science has discovered our world to be, governed as it is by astoundingly beautiful mathematical laws of nature.
RIP, this is how I would like to be remembered too.

Gravdigr 10-12-2012 03:23 PM

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John Jamieson Carswell 'Jack' Smart
If you got four names and go by a nick name, just change your fucking name. Any one or all of them.

And I've never understood getting 'Jack' from 'John' anyway, it's not shorter, it's not easier to say, so, WTF?!

Lamplighter 10-21-2012 09:26 PM

How's this for thread drift....

PDX TV just had an ad for an event in Seattle.

It's a display of King Tut's funerary items,
The ad says it's the last time these will be on display in North America

I took my family to see the exhibit that was here many years ago,
and we were completely taken by the beauty, and their age.
Although Steve Martin made Tut popular, that exhibit was better .

If you can, take the opportunity to see this display.
Seeing the real objects is so much better than any pictures.

Spexxvet 11-24-2012 10:05 AM

Larry Hagman. Goodbye JR, Major Nelson.

Griff 11-24-2012 10:07 AM

Hector "Macho" Camacho

bluecuracao 11-24-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 834033)
And I've never understood getting 'Jack' from 'John' anyway, it's not shorter, it's not easier to say, so, WTF?!

Jack is a cool name.

Rhianne 11-24-2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by bluecuracao (Post 840348)
Jack is a cool name.

Yeah?

I don't think you know Jack! :-)

DanaC 11-24-2012 06:55 PM

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Derived from Jackin (earlier Jankin), a medieval diminutive of JOHN. It is often regarded as an independent name. During the Middle Ages it was very common, and it became a slang word meaning "man". It was frequently used in fairy tales and nursery rhymes, such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Jack Horner', and 'Jack Sprat'
Makes more sense as a diminutive if you consider 'Johannes' for John and 'Jankin' for Jack.


http://www.behindthename.com/name/jack

bluecuracao 11-24-2012 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Rhianne (Post 840349)
Yeah?

I don't think you know Jack! :-)

You could be right...I don't think I know anyone named Jack. :lol:

Sundae 11-25-2012 07:03 AM

One of my great-nephews is called Jack.
I'll introduce you.

bluecuracao 11-25-2012 07:09 PM

I would love to meet him. I'm sure he's a cool kid, if he's your nephew. :)

xoxoxoBruce 12-01-2012 10:37 AM

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There will be Jacks.

BigV 12-03-2012 05:57 PM

I'm pleased to see no entry on either list matching my children's names.

infinite monkey 12-05-2012 01:44 PM

:(

Dave Brubeck. RIP.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/n...,5143972.story



:mecry:

Sundae 12-05-2012 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 841653)
I'm pleased to see no entry on either list matching my children's names.

Both my Great-Nephs' names are on there.
Knew she shoulda gone with Oscar and Felix.

Or Diz.

DanaC 12-05-2012 03:28 PM

But then everyone wold think he was named after Dizzy rascal

infinite monkey 12-05-2012 03:35 PM


Griff 12-05-2012 08:29 PM

.. and Oscar Neimeyer

Griff 12-28-2012 08:47 AM

Gerry Anderson, Thunderbirds creator, dies.


I didn't realize Trey Parker and Matt Stone were doing a riff on Anderson's Thunderbirds Series in Team America.


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