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Message 1067 of 1092 (893947)
04-24-2022 10:24 AM
Reply to: Message 1062 by ramoss
04-23-2022 10:03 PM


Re: Orrin Hatch . 88
May he rot in whatever he'll he believes in. He helped make today GQP possible.

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 1068 of 1092 (893971)
04-26-2022 11:21 AM


Kane Tanaka, 119
Although she didn't quite make it to her goal of 120 years old, Kane Tanaka still lived long enough to become the world's oldest person — a title she held for the past three years, and attributed to family, sleep, hope and faith.

Tanaka died last week at 119, Japanese authorities announced. Tanaka, who had been living at nursing home in Fukuoka, died on Tuesday at a hospital.

According to Guinness World Records, Tanaka was born prematurely on Jan. 2, 1903 — the same year the Wright brothers brought powered flight to the world. She was the seventh child in her family.

The oldest currently living person is now said to be Lucile Randon, a 118-year-old French nun. Randon is also the oldest known survivor of COVID-19.


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Message 1069 of 1092 (894153)
05-03-2022 12:19 PM


Naomi Judd, 76
Naomi Judd, iconic country star and one-half of the mother-daughter duo The Judds, took her own life on Saturday following a longtime battle with mental illness at 76 years old, multiple sources confirm. A rep for the late singer hasn't commented.

Naomi's daughters, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd, announced their mother's death in an emotional statement obtained by PEOPLE on Saturday.

"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness...[deletia]..."


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Message 1070 of 1092 (894155)
05-03-2022 12:41 PM
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05-03-2022 12:19 PM


Re: Naomi Judd, 76
She had a lovely voice and a brilliant smile.

quote:
Behind every beautiful thing
There's been some kind of pain

--Bob Dylan, Not Dark Yet

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Message 1071 of 1092 (894315)
05-12-2022 12:14 AM


Patricia McKillip - 74
One of the best writers of fantasy out there. Writing short - by modern standards - and usually standalone novels in a field dominated by doorstops and series she stood out from the crowd.
It’s sad that we’ll see no more of her work, but we can be glad of what we do have.

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Message 1072 of 1092 (894338)
05-12-2022 9:03 PM
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05-12-2022 12:14 AM


Re: Patricia McKillip - 74
I love the harpist in the wind series,and the Forgotten beasts of eld was very good.

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Message 1073 of 1092 (894815)
05-30-2022 8:27 AM


Ronnie Hawkins, 87
Cross-border rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins dies at 87 - The Globe and Mail
The Band was originally called The Hawks after their leader Ronnie.

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Message 1074 of 1092 (894817)
05-30-2022 9:05 AM


Ray Liotta, 67
last Thursday, 5/26/2022
'Goodfellas' Actor Ray Liotta Dies

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Message 1075 of 1092 (895398)
06-25-2022 7:44 PM


Bob Neuwirth, 82
Robert John Neuwirth (June 20, 1939 – May 18, 2022) was an American folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and visual artist. He was noted for being the road manager and associate of Bob Dylan, as well as the co-writer of Janis Joplin's hit song "Mercedes Benz".
more here:
Bob Neuwirth - Wikipedia

Edited by xongsmith, : forgot wiki link


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Message 1076 of 1092 (895399)
06-25-2022 8:21 PM
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06-25-2022 7:44 PM


Re: Bob Neuwirth, 82
... as well as the co-writer of Janis Joplin's hit song "Mercedes Benz".
Around 1970, there was a hypnotist, Dr. Michael Dean (as I seem to recall the name), who was the resident act in the upstairs lounge of the "Gaslight Lounge" (again AISTR the name) on Midway Drive near Rosecrans Street in San Diego -- by 1990 the building had been torn down and replaced by a Sizzler's, as I recall.
Part of his act was to have a subject display musical talent that subject didn't even know he had -- his entire backup band consisted of such subjects. The way he did it was to give a subject a trigger phrase at which he would become a famous singer (one that the subject liked) and would then sing one of the singer's songs, which Dr. Dean would have told him to sing.
Of course, since he was at least well into his 50's at the time, he wasn't up on current popular music. One female subject became Janis Joplin who was to sing "Bobby McGee", the only popular song of hers he knew about. But when she came up on the stage, she instead sang "Mercedes Benz". Though I would have loved for it to have been "Piece of My Heart".
One night, the accordionist of his band hijacked that part of the act. While trying to think of who a subject would be:
Accordionist: Tell him he's Arlo Guthrie.
Dr. Dean: Who?
Accordionist: Arlo Guthrie.
Dr. Dean: What does he sing?
Accordionist: "Alice's Restaurant."
Dr. Dean: What?
Accordionist: "Alice's Restaurant."
Since most in the audience were college students, we all knew what was coming even though Dr. Dean didn't. When "Arlo" came up on the stage and started "Alice's Restaurant", Dr. Dean kept looking at his accordionist ("What's going on here?") while the accordionist just grinned and kept grinding out "Alice's Restaurant". And when "Arlo" switched over to his story about the draft with "I've been talking to you for 20 minutes now", Dr. Dean looked at his watch panicked and glared at his accordionist who just kept grinding out "Alice's Restaurant". And "Arlo" knew the entire Alice's Restaurant Massacree perfectly, though about two-thirds of the way through he hesitated for a moment.

Edited by dwise1, : song title correction


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Message 1077 of 1092 (895603)
07-07-2022 4:49 PM


RIP James Cann : 82

  
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Message 1078 of 1092 (895641)
07-09-2022 10:58 PM


Shinzu Abe
hard to believe, but an assassin did it in broad daylight...
...true, he was a right-winger of sorts in Japan, but still?

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Message 1079 of 1092 (895913)
07-25-2022 10:24 AM
Reply to: Message 1078 by xongsmith
07-09-2022 10:58 PM


David Warner, 80
Titanic and Omen actor David Warner dies at 80
I actually remember him best from Tron.

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Message 1080 of 1092 (895921)
07-25-2022 1:32 PM
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07-25-2022 10:24 AM


Re: David Warner, 80
Same here - his face has stayed with me forever from Tron.

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 1081 of 1092 (896036)
07-29-2022 3:33 PM


Tony Dow, 77
Anthony Lee Dow (April 13, 1945 – July 27, 2022) was an American actor, film producer, director and sculptor. He portrayed Wally Cleaver in the iconic television sitcom Leave It to Beaver from 1957 to 1963. From 1983 to 1989, Dow reprised his role as Wally in a television movie and in The New Leave It to Beaver.
But is he really a "Great"? kinda on the edge...

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