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Post by RVInit » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:51 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
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New Orleans legend Charles Neville, saxophonist for the Neville Brothers, dies at 79
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:cry: A real loss.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 pm

http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9707422?
World's oldest spider dies aged 43 in Western Australia

The trapdoor matriarch, named Number 16, died at the ripe old age of 43 during a long-term population study in Western Australia's Central Wheatbelt and far outlived her previous rival, a 28-year-old Mexican tarantula.

The research project was started by renowned University of WA biologist and spider specialist Barbara York Main in 1974. Number 16 was discovered in Professor Main's original survey in that year.

Professor Main's research has shown that the male trapdoor spider leaves his burrow at maturity, around seven to nine years old, to wander in search of a mate, after which he dies.

The female stays put, raising hatchlings inside the protection of her burrow, which she temporarily seals up with a mud plug.

She lives on in the same burrow for the duration of her life.


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Post by sad-cafe » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:56 pm

RVInit wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:51 am
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:48 am
New Orleans legend Charles Neville, saxophonist for the Neville Brothers, dies at 79
:snippity:
:cry: A real loss.
no I could just cry



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Post by pipistrelle » Tue May 01, 2018 7:21 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 pm
http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9707422?
World's oldest spider dies aged 43 in Western Australia

The trapdoor matriarch, named Number 16, died at the ripe old age of 43 during a long-term population study in Western Australia's Central Wheatbelt and far outlived her previous rival, a 28-year-old Mexican tarantula.

The research project was started by renowned University of WA biologist and spider specialist Barbara York Main in 1974. Number 16 was discovered in Professor Main's original survey in that year.

Professor Main's research has shown that the male trapdoor spider leaves his burrow at maturity, around seven to nine years old, to wander in search of a mate, after which he dies.

The female stays put, raising hatchlings inside the protection of her burrow, which she temporarily seals up with a mud plug.

She lives on in the same burrow for the duration of her life.
Thanks for posting. I love spiders and although I knew some were fairly long lived, had no idea that one was in her 40s.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue May 01, 2018 8:45 am

My college roomie was fascinated specifically by trapdoor spiders. I love spiders too. When I taught in elementary school, the rule in my class was all spiders got a reprieve from execution and were carried outdoors.
The students enforced this on other teacners. :-D


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Post by RVInit » Tue May 01, 2018 9:27 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:45 am
My college roomie was fascinated specifically by trapdoor spiders. I love spiders too. When I taught in elementary school, the rule in my class was all spiders got a reprieve from execution and were carried outdoors.
The students enforced this on other teacners. :-D
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Post by Whip » Tue May 01, 2018 9:33 am

pipistrelle wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:21 am
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 pm
http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9707422?
World's oldest spider dies aged 43 in Western Australia

The trapdoor matriarch, named Number 16, died at the ripe old age of 43 during a long-term population study in Western Australia's Central Wheatbelt and far outlived her previous rival, a 28-year-old Mexican tarantula.

The research project was started by renowned University of WA biologist and spider specialist Barbara York Main in 1974. Number 16 was discovered in Professor Main's original survey in that year.

Professor Main's research has shown that the male trapdoor spider leaves his burrow at maturity, around seven to nine years old, to wander in search of a mate, after which he dies.

The female stays put, raising hatchlings inside the protection of her burrow, which she temporarily seals up with a mud plug.

She lives on in the same burrow for the duration of her life.
Thanks for posting. I love spiders and although I knew some were fairly long lived, had no idea that one was in her 40s.
I read a spoiler that Thanos killed him in Infinity War
So some thoughts on the film:

- Thanos "won"... He gathered all the stones, and then a bunch of people (including some of the heroes, like Spider-Man, black panther, etc.) dissolved/vanished at random at the end



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Post by RVInit » Tue May 01, 2018 10:24 am

RIP Number 16. Spiders are amazing. When I read the post in the photography section about the photographer that uses spider webs I had mixed feelings. When I lived on the preserve there were several spiders that I became familiar with and watched them in awe. One was a orb that built her web using the frame of one of my awnings. She built her web shortly before dark and then tore it down every morning right before sunrise.

Spiders use up a great deal of protein when making their webs. If they don't catch insects and replace that protein, it really takes a toll on them. That is why many of them will eat their webs, to recycle the protein to make more webs. The orb weaver that I watched did this every day. She built the web before nightfall and then ate the web in the morning. That's why I had a slight tinge when I read the photography story. This is pretty minor, but in general people sometimes don't understand how they are affecting wildlife.


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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:19 am

In Memoriam: Larry Harvey, 1948–2018
April 28, 2018 By Stuart Mangrum
Burning Man founder Larry Harvey died on April 28, 2018 at 8:24am PST after suffering a stroke in his San Francisco home on April 4. He is survived by his son Tristan, his brother Stewart, his nephew Bryan, and a global community of devoted Burning Man participants inspired by his vision to build a more creative, cooperative, and generous world. He was seventy years old.

https://journal.burningman.org/2018/04/ ... 1948-2018/



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Post by AndyinPA » Mon May 14, 2018 1:47 pm

RIP, Margot Kidder.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/obit ... at-69.html
Margot Kidder, the actress who rose to fame as Lois Lane in the “Superman” movies, died on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Mont. She was 69.
No reason given.



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Post by RVInit » Mon May 14, 2018 2:00 pm

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Mon May 14, 2018 1:47 pm
RIP, Margot Kidder.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/obit ... at-69.html
Margot Kidder, the actress who rose to fame as Lois Lane in the “Superman” movies, died on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Mont. She was 69.
No reason given.
Very sad.

I think she suffered from some form of mental illness involving paranoia. I remember reading about it quite a few years ago. I hope this didn't have anything to do with her death.


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Post by AndyinPA » Mon May 14, 2018 2:11 pm

I remember that, too. I think she did something odd that made the news, although I don't remember what. I don't need to remember.



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Post by kate520 » Mon May 14, 2018 2:24 pm

I believe she was bipolar. She went off her meds frequently and did things that made the news.

RIP sweetie. You deserve some peace.


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Post by RVInit » Mon May 14, 2018 3:08 pm

kate520 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:24 pm
I believe she was bipolar. She went off her meds frequently and did things that made the news.

RIP sweetie. You deserve some peace.
Yes. I loved Ms Kidder.


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Post by Fortinbras » Mon May 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Capt. Ernest Medina, who gave the orders at My Lai, for which only Lt. Wm. Calley was punished, died last week at 81 and was buried today.

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-arm ... ies-at-81/



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Post by Kendra » Mon May 14, 2018 8:01 pm

kate520 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:24 pm
I believe she was bipolar. She went off her meds frequently and did things that made the news.

RIP sweetie. You deserve some peace.
CNN just reported this. RIP, she and Reeve were the best.



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Post by Addie » Tue May 15, 2018 12:06 pm

New York Times
Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 87

Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 87.

His death was confirmed by his agent, Lynn Nesbit, who said Mr. Wolfe had been hospitalized with an infection. He had lived in New York since joining The New York Herald Tribune as a reporter in 1962.

In his use of novelistic techniques in his nonfiction, Mr. Wolfe, beginning in the 1960s, helped create the enormously influential hybrid known as the New Journalism.

From 1965 to 1981 Mr. Wolfe produced nine nonfiction books. “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” an account of his reportorial travels in California with Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters as they spread the gospel of LSD, remains a classic chronicle of the counterculture, “still the best account — fictional or non, in print or on film — of the genesis of the sixties hipster subculture,” the press critic Jack Shafer wrote in the Columbia Journalism Review on the book’s 40th anniversary.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue May 22, 2018 9:48 am

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/05/21/ ... aven-home/
Acclaimed artist Robert Indiana dies at his Maine island home at 89

Robert Indiana, the sign painter from the Midwest who moved to New York and became a celebrated pop artist before departing for the deep isolation of his overstuffed Vinalhaven home, died in that island home Saturday. He was 89.

His attorney, James Brannan of Rockland, said Indiana died of respiratory failure.

Indiana, best known for his iconic and widely reproduced “LOVE” sculpture, lived his final few years mostly as an island recluse.

Like other artists of his generation, he came to Maine to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1953. He made his career in New York beginning in 1954, producing assemblages with found objects.

His illuminated “EAT” sculpture was a hit at the World’s Fair in Queens, New York, in 1964, and is on view on the roof of the Farnsworth in Rockland. “EAT” was more than a word to Indiana. It was the last word his mother spoke to him before she died.

Two years later, “LOVE” become universally accepted as the image of a generation, and was made into a postage stamp.

Indiana’s “LOVE,” created in 1966, is one of the most recognized images in American art, expressing the hope and desire – the plea – of a generation to choose peace over war.


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Post by Fortinbras » Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm

Clint Walker, actor, famous for "Cheyanne" TV series, dead at age 90.

http://deadline.com/2018/05/clint-walke ... 202396121/



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue May 22, 2018 9:58 pm

Fortinbras wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Clint Walker, actor, famous for "Cheyanne" TV series, dead at age 90.

http://deadline.com/2018/05/clint-walke ... 202396121/
My mom had the biggest crush on him.


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Post by Maybenaut » Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 am

Fortinbras wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Capt. Ernest Medina, who gave the orders at My Lai, for which only Lt. Wm. Calley was punished, died last week at 81 and was buried today.

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-arm ... ies-at-81/
Medina always denied giving any such order. He was tried and acquitted.



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Post by ObjectiveDoubter » Fri May 25, 2018 4:12 pm

I have been heartbroken on learning of the death of Philip Roth, one of my most treasured heroes.

I went without, while traveling thru Europe in the summer of 1969 so that I could buy a frayed copy of Portnoy's Complaint from a fellow-hostel traveler. I had studied in Europe my junior year so I hadn't been home when it was published. But I knew all about it from so many other baby boomers traveling the roads of Europe that year.

At first, I thought I hated Roth, and that he was a self-loathing Jew. Then I got it, and I loved him forever after. I've read every book and story he wrote. He made me a better Jew. No, actually I think that he made me think and to strive to be a good Jew.

Here's just a bit of what he had to say about Trump: "He's a humanly impoverished con-man destitute of all decency and wielding a vocabulary of 77 words that is better called Jerkish than English.” And: "A massive fraud, the evil sum of his deficiencies ... devoid of everything but the hollow ideology of a megalomaniac.”

If you haven't read THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA from 2004, it's a must, in the age of Trump.

There were so many tributes written yesterday, and Twitter was alive with people expressing their sorrow. But this opinion piece from the NY Times captures my feelings, almost to a scintilla.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/book ... ation.html

RIP Philip Roth, great writer who molded my commitment to substance, justice and values, my hero.



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Post by AndyinPA » Fri May 25, 2018 6:37 pm

RIP, Phillip Roth.

What a marvelous description of twitler. No surprise there.



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Post by ElaineSoCal » Sun May 27, 2018 1:24 am

Astronaut Alan Bean, Apollo 12’s artistic moonwalker, dies at 86 after sudden illness

Bean’s death followed a sudden illness that befell him two weeks earlier during a trip to Fort Wayne, Ind., for a school fundraising event.

He became the fourth human to walk on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969, exploring Oceanus Procellarum alongside the late astronaut Pete Conrad. Bean also commanded the second crewed flight to Skylab, America’s first space station, in 1973.
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https://www.geekwire.com/2018/apollo-12 ... n-illness/
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