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xongsmith
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Message 1037 of 1092 (890305)
12-31-2021 6:30 PM


Betty White, 99
hard to believe...

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


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Message 1038 of 1092 (890317)
01-01-2022 6:34 AM
Reply to: Message 1037 by xongsmith
12-31-2021 6:30 PM


Re: Betty White, 99
one of my Moms favorites....

My Mom lived 09/03/23-12/20/20 so Betty beat her lingevity by a wee bit.


"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Message 1039 of 1092 (890323)
01-01-2022 11:53 AM
Reply to: Message 1037 by xongsmith
12-31-2021 6:30 PM


Re: Betty White, 99
My mother is 95, and the way Betty white passed is the way I hope my mother does.

Suddenly, without any prolonged illnesses, in her sleep. And, independent to the last.


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Message 1040 of 1092 (890360)
01-02-2022 9:43 PM


Richard Leakey (19 December 1944 – 2 January 2022)
Richard Erskine Frere Leakey FRS (19 December 1944 – 2 January 2022)

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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Message 1041 of 1092 (890527)
01-07-2022 11:05 AM


Rip Signey Poitier dead at 94

  
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Message 1042 of 1092 (890544)
01-07-2022 5:05 PM


Oh come on, the man deserves a photo


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

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Message 1043 of 1092 (890601)
01-08-2022 3:46 PM


Lani Guinier, 71
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lani_Guinier

certainly started a controversial discussion amongst the racist Republicans and some Progressive Democrats.


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Message 1044 of 1092 (890685)
01-09-2022 5:23 PM


Dwayne Bernard Hickman[1] (May 18, 1934 – January 9, 2022)
Dwayne Bernard Hickman

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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Message 1045 of 1092 (891168)
01-20-2022 8:05 AM


Yvette Mimieux, 80
I loved her in "The Time Machine".

NEW YORK (AP) — Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are,” “The Time Machine” and “Light in the Piazza,” has died. She was 80.

Michelle Bega, a family spokeswoman, said Mimieux died in her sleep of natural causes overnight Monday evening at her home in Los Angeles.

In 1960′s “The Time Machine,” based on H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel, Mimieux starred opposite Rod Taylor as Weena, a member of the peaceful, blond-haired Eloi people in the year 800,000, who don’t realize they’re being bred as food by the underground Morlocks.

That role and others that soon followed made Mimieux one of the ’60s most radiant starlets. The same year, she also starred in the MGM teen movie “Where the Boys Are” as one of four college students on spring break in Florida. Her character, distraught after being sexual assaulted in a motel, walks despondently into traffic.

“I suppose I had a soulful quality,” she told the Washington Post in 1979. “I was often cast as a wounded person, the ‘sensitive’ role.”

Yvette Carmen Mimieux was born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Los Angeles to a French father and a Mexican mother. She was “discovered” at age 15 when publicist Jim Byron, as he told it, spotted her on bridle path from a helicopter while flying over the Hollywood Hills. She and a friend were riding on horseback; Byron landed in front of them and gave her his card. Mimieux began as a model before MGM signed her in 1959.

“The subtle approach is the thing,” Byron told The AP in 1961. “I think we’ve got another Garbo on our hands.”

And for a few years, Mimieux was ubiquitous. Life magazine put her on the cover with the headline: “Warmly Wistful Starlet.” She made eight films before turning 21.

Mimieux starred in four films in 1962, including Vincent Minnelli’s “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and Guy Green’s “Light in the Piazza.” In the latter, she played the beautiful, mentally handicapped daughter of Olivia de Havilland. On a trip to Italy, Mimieux’s character Clara is pursued by a young Italian in Florence, played by George Hamilton.

Mimieux played a bride in “Toys in the Attic” (1963), an epileptic surfer in “Dr. Kildare” (1964) and a bride in “Joy in the Morning” (1965). She was three times nominated for a Golden Globe, including for her role in the short-lived ABC series “The Most Deadly Game,” from Aaron Spelling. In the ’70s and ’80s, she increasingly appeared in TV movies, some of which she helped write.

Mimieux co-wrote and co-produced the 1984 CBS TV movie “Obsessive Love,” about a deranged fan obsessed with a soap opera star. Mimieux said she had to battle the network over having a woman, played by herself, in such a role. Her idea stemmed from John Hinckley’s obsession with Jodie Foster, only with the gender roles reversed.

“The network felt people wouldn’t believe me as this woman. They said to me, ‘She’s a loner, and she shouldn’t be attractive,’” Mimieux told The New York Times in 1984. “I asked them, ‘Are you saying that only unattractive people can be crazy or lonely or have unfulfilled lives?’″

Mimieux said television was never the “love affair” she had with film. But she complained about the kinds of roles she was offered, and the one-dimensional type of women that were written. (One of her last notable movies was the 1979 Disney film “The Black Hole.”) So Mimieux retired from show business in her late 40s. Her interests — including archeology, painting and traveling — always went beyond fame. Off-screen, Mimieux was much more than the naïve starlet she was pigeonholed as.

“I decided I didn’t want to have a totally public life,” she told the Post. “When the fan magazines started wanting to take pictures of me making sandwiches for my husband, I said no.

“You know, there are tribes in Africa who believe that a camera steals a little part of your soul, and in a way I think that’s true about living your private life in public. It takes something away from your relationships, it cheapens them.”

Mimieux first married Evan Harland Engber in 1959 before later divorcing. She was married to the film director Stanley Donen, from 1972 to 1985. In 1986, she married the real estate mogul Howard F. Ruby. She’s survived by Ruby and numerous stepchildren.

Edited by xongsmith, : more stuff I left off


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Message 1046 of 1092 (891172)
01-20-2022 8:47 AM
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01-20-2022 8:05 AM


Re: Yvette Mimieux, 80
This was long and lovingly done, xongsmith. You really liked her. My condolences.

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 1047 of 1092 (891186)
01-21-2022 5:29 AM


Meatloaf. Didn't think much of his music, but he's up there (sic).


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1048 of 1092 (891192)
01-21-2022 9:17 AM
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01-21-2022 5:29 AM


Meh
Hard to feel sorry for a guy that was actively anti-vax mandate. Not sure if he was personally anti-vax, but sounds like he may have been. Oh well, he should have taken the pandemic seriously.

Edited by Theodoric, : spelling


What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 1049 of 1092 (891197)
01-21-2022 10:35 AM
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01-21-2022 9:17 AM


Re: Meh
He spoke out against COVID restrictions, nobody seems to want to say whether he was vaccinated or not. He had asthma so he'd be a fool not to be.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1050 of 1092 (891209)
01-21-2022 1:55 PM
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01-21-2022 10:35 AM


Re: Meh
Anyone that works to put other people in harm deserves what ever happens to them.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 1051 of 1092 (892028)
02-22-2022 10:58 PM


Gary Booker, 76
singer/songwriter of Procol Harum

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Brooker
says:

"Gary Brooker MBE (29 May 1945 – 19 February 2022) was an English singer-songwriter, pianist and the founder and lead singer of the rock band Procol Harum.

Brooker was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours, in recognition of his charitable services. "


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