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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:23 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Tom Petty, 66, cardiac arrest.

Well, that sucks.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Purple Lil » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:08 am

RIP Tom :cry:

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Re: Did you hear who died?

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:26 am

I met him at the Edinburgh Fringe about 15 years ago? Really nice, genuine guy, intelligent and articulate, self-effacing. Turns out he is/was a massive fan of Belle & Sebastian, and I was able to hook him up with a meeting with Stuart and Stevie from the band.

He also had a terrible thirst about him, which seems to be what has done for him, if the word on the street is correct. He had been in hospital recently being treated for cirrhosis.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:54 pm

"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:16 am

Jim Nabors, iconic 1960's actor and surprisingly good tenor.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ChowMein » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:38 am

Dolores O'Riodan 46 , lead singer of the Cranberries , my girlfriend , what a beautiful voice *sigh* .

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Edd » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm

Ursula K Le Guin, 88

The left Hand of Darkness was truly a monumental work of fiction. I'll have to dig out my old paperback copy and read it again if my wife will just stop chopping all those darn onions. :cry:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:29 pm

I was just on my way to post this very story. 'Letters of Note' on Twitter has been running a series of letters she both wrote and received over the years. She was an inspiring lady as well as a fine author.

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Edd wrote:Ursula K Le Guin, 88

The left Hand of Darkness was truly a monumental work of fiction. I'll have to dig out my old paperback copy and read it again if my wife will just stop chopping all those darn onions. :cry:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ChowMein » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:10 pm

The Lathe of Heaven is the book i loved most , it was adapted for television decades ago , i never saw it since .

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:49 pm

Mark E. Smith, legendary front man of The Fall. I am sad because he never took the opportunity to tell me my band was shit. It's a badge of honour my contemporaries in Franz Ferdinand, Belle & Sebastian, Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub all wore. Funnily enough, he liked Thrum, and I thought they were pish.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:33 am

"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:45 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Stephen Hawking.

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Galileo, 300 years before.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:31 am

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