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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:47 am

Slartibartfast wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote:They can't put the baby in a king cake any more either.
Is it really a king cake if there isn't a baby in it?
They put it in a little plastic bag that you get with the cake. You have to put it inside the cake yourself.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:20 am

RIP Pan Pan. You lived a long and fruitful life.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Chilidog » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:00 am

Robert Leo Hulseman, the inventor of the red Solo cup

A nice man, he was my scout master when I was a Webelo and a Boy Scout.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by GreatGrey » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:01 pm

William Christopher, aka Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H

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I am not "someone upthread".
Trump needs to be smashed into some kind of inedible orange pâté.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by ZekeB » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:09 pm

2016 just HAD to take another. :(

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:21 pm

OK, look. We're all still here as 2017 edges into existence. :thumbs: :bighug:
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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Fortinbras » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:21 pm

No assurance that Trump won't be re-elected (or the voting machines all hacked by the Russians) in 2020.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:27 pm

:swoon:

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Fortinbras » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:36 pm

Tyrus Wong, age 106 (!), illustrator for Hallmark Cards, responsible for the artwork in Disney's Bambi.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrus_Wong

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by GreatGrey » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:36 pm

Fortinbras wrote:No assurance that Trump won't be re-elected (or the voting machines all hacked by the Russians) in 2020.
Do ya think he'll be alive in 4 years? Just asking....
I am not "someone upthread".
Trump needs to be smashed into some kind of inedible orange pâté.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Slartibartfast » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:19 am

2016

Good fucking riddance!
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
---Sun Tzu (quoting Thomas Jefferson)
nam-myoho-renge-kyo---Thomas Jefferson (quoting Slartibartfast)

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Post by MN-Skeptic » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:32 am

Slartibartfast wrote:2016

Good fucking riddance!
:yeah:

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Fortinbras » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:14 am

GreatGrey wrote:
Fortinbras wrote:No assurance that Trump won't be re-elected (or the voting machines all hacked by the Russians) in 2020.
Do ya think he'll be alive in 4 years? Just asking....
Do you think WE'LL be alive in 4 years??

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Post by Azastan » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:50 am

Fortinbras wrote:
Do you think WE'LL be alive in 4 years??
There's a distinct possibility that several million inhabitants of the earth may perish sooner than they would like, especially if they live in the part of the world around Israel.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Addie » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:03 pm

WaPo
Clare Hollingworth, reporter who broke news about start of World War II, dies at 105

In early 1939, peace activist Clare Hollingworth arrived on the Polish-German border to aid Jews and other refugees fleeing from the Sudetenland, newly annexed by Nazi Germany. On a brief return to her native England, the 27-year-old Hollingworth — who once professed to “enjoy being in a war” — was hired as a part-time correspondent in Katowice, Poland, for the London Daily Telegraph.

After three days on the job that August, the cub reporter landed one of the biggest journalistic scoops of the 20th century: Hitler’s imminent invasion of Poland, marking the outbreak of World War II.

Ms. Hollingworth, who died Jan. 10 at age 105, had driven into Germany to get a better sense of the impending danger. Without ­divulging the reason, she asked to borrow a diplomatic vehicle from her ex-lover, the British consul in Katowice, knowing the Union Jack on its hood would get her across the heavily restricted border.

On the return leg, she was passed by dozens of German military dispatch riders on motorcycles.

“I was driving back along a valley and there was a Hessian screen up so you couldn’t look down into the valley,” she told the Telegraph more than 70 years later. “Suddenly, there was a great gust of wind which blew the sacking from its moorings, and I looked into the valley and saw scores, if not hundreds, of tanks.
¡Qué vergüenza!

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Post by kate520 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:28 pm

What an incredible journey she had!
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

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Post by Fortinbras » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:06 pm

Somehow my input on the death of Nat Hentoff, liberal columnist* and jazz historian, at age 91, was deleted.

.... [* except about abortion ]

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Post by Estiveo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:10 pm

Yeah that whole crashed during the upgrade, lost three days of posts thing. Pay attention, son.
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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Fortinbras » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:56 pm

William Peter Blatty, famous for "The Exorcist" - but who began as a humorist with "Which Way to Mecca, Jack?" and "John Goldfarb Please Come Home", died at age 89.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Chilidog » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:51 pm

Gene Cernan, the last man on the moon
"Those steps up that ladder, they were tough to make," Cernan recalled in a 2007 oral history. "I didn't want to go up. I wanted to stay a while."

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Slartibartfast » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:29 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
RTH10260 wrote:
Vera Rubin --- 2016 also took one of the greatest female scientists of all time
Moar on Vera Rubin...
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
---Sun Tzu (quoting Thomas Jefferson)
nam-myoho-renge-kyo---Thomas Jefferson (quoting Slartibartfast)

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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:40 am

New York Times
George Beall, Prosecutor Who Brought Down Agnew, Dies at 79

George Beall, a son and brother of United States senators from Maryland whose prosecution of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, a former governor of the state, for bribery led to Mr. Agnew’s resignation in 1973, died on Sunday in Naples, Fla. He was 79. ...

Mr. Beall (pronounced bell) had been the United States attorney for Maryland for two years when he opened an investigation into systemic corruption in Baltimore County, specifically between public officials and those seeking architectural, engineering, and paving contracts.

The inquiry took an unexpected turn when an engineer, Lester Matz, admitted that he had been paying Mr. Agnew kickbacks in exchange for contracts for years — first when Mr. Agnew was the Baltimore county executive, then when he was governor of Maryland and vice president.

“I was absolutely stunned,” Mr. Beall said in a speech in 2003. “I, like everyone else in the country, thought the vice president was the pillar of rectitude. He was an imposing, handsome, well spoken, strong individual who spoke not just passionately but eloquently about principles and morality.”

Mr. Agnew was more than that. A biting speaker, he zealously played the hatchet man for Richard M. Nixon, whose presidency was becoming imperiled by the widening Watergate scandal that would lead to his resignation in 1974.
¡Qué vergüenza!

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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:26 pm

Associated Press
Brazil Judge Overseeing Corruption Probe Dies in Plane Crash

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who had a central role overseeing a massive corruption investigation roiling Latin America's largest nation, has died in a plane crash, his son said Thursday. He was 68.

Francisco Prehn Zavascki wrote on his Facebook page that the plane crashed outside of Paraty, a popular coastal town about 155 miles (250 kilometers) west of Rio de Janeiro. ...

A Supreme Court spokesman confirmed that Zavascki was on the plane's passenger list but didn't have more information.

Globo news cited firefighters saying the plane was carrying four passengers and that three had died. The names of the other passengers have not been released.
¡Qué vergüenza!

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Whip » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:05 pm

Miguel Ferrer, Star of NCIS: Los Angeles and Crossing Jordan, Dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, who starred on NCIS: Los Angeles and Crossing Jordan, has died, PEOPLE confirms. He was 61.

Surrounded by close friends and family, the veteran actor passed away Thursday in his home after a battle with cancer.


http://people.com/celebrity/miguel-ferr ... -obituary/

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:57 pm

Whip wrote:Miguel Ferrer, Star of NCIS: Los Angeles and Crossing Jordan, Dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, who starred on NCIS: Los Angeles and Crossing Jordan, has died, PEOPLE confirms. He was 61.

Surrounded by close friends and family, the veteran actor passed away Thursday in his home after a battle with cancer.


http://people.com/celebrity/miguel-ferr ... -obituary/
Crap. Miguel was a friend, neighbor and hunt member. I didn't even know he was sick!

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