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Old 01-21-2016, 12:58 AM
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:34 AM
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1222? So, he really was Vlad the Impaler all along.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:26 PM
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That explains why he was so perfect as Templar Grandmaster Lucas de Beaumanoir in Ivanhoe.
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It had to happen eventually: Abe Vigoda is dead.

His daughter said he died of old age.

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This man was never sick.
Which is funny, because his character on Barney Miller, Fish, was always sick, and always about to retire.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:48 PM
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(For the few that may not know, this was an ongoing joke site run by Abe Vigoda).
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:25 PM
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Dangit!

It's not that I really cared about Vigoda one way or another, other than that I'm sure he was a nice guy and all. But I loved the fact that he just wouldn't die. I wanted him to live to be 200.
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I didn't realize he was "only" 94. Dude seemed old 40 years ago.


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Someone in my feed said that when he made The Godfather he was the same age Tom Cruise is now.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:41 AM
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For comparison purposes, 33 year span for Tom Cruise:

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Old 01-29-2016, 04:17 PM
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Paul Kantner dies at age 74.

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Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday. Mr. Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane, was 74 and had suffered a heart attack this week.
Dude was definitely one of my musical heroes. Even though he was usually not the best singer, nor even guitarist, in the bands he founded (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, as well as numerous side projects, notably The Planet Earth Rock-n-Roll Orchestra, Wooden Ships, and various duet projects with Grace Slick), he was the intensity and fire behind all of them, and far and away the most important songwriter. While I was always in love with Grace, if truth be known I was probably even more in love with Paul.

He and his crew were always closely associated with the Dead, originating from the same SF scene at the same time, and sharing tons of gigs with them. But while the Dead always bored me to tears, the Airplane was where it was at, man.

He finally made good on his promise, and made the sky his home.

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Old 01-30-2016, 12:04 PM
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Guys, you're letting me down. :ff: should be the only news source I need. This was last weekend.

AI pioneer Marvin Minsky dies aged 88 - BBC News

Marvin Minsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia where I learn that he worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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He also co-wrote a novel with Harry Harrison. While since I read it but I thought it was decent at the time.
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Sir Terry Wogan: Veteran broadcaster dies, aged 77 - BBC News

Don't know if Americans will know much about him. A 'national treasure' radio DJ and TV presenter in the UK.
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2016 continues to take the music greats from us.

Maurice White, founder of Earth Wind & Fire, passes at 74.

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Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the moon, has died. Apparently there are now only seven living people who have walked on the moon.

Also, it was sort of displaced by the news of Kantner’s death, but original Jefferson Airplane vocalist Signe Toly Anderson (who sang on their first album) also died a few days ago. Tough couple of months for rock fans.
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RIP BIH Scalia.
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Now it's Harper Lee's turn.
Harper Lee dead at age of 89: 'To Kill a Mockingbird Author' passes away | AL.com
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I guess it was inevitable that an 89-year-old woman wouldn’t live forever, but it’s still pretty bad news with which to start off the day. Bloom County cartoonist Berkeley Breathed had this to say:

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Noooooooooooo.

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I confess to being much more upset about Eco than Lee. Aside from my love of semiotics and his nonfiction work, the fact is he was far more likely to keep publishing than she was.

And only after I posted that did I realize that we got the third Lee, first Christopher, then Tanith, now Harper. I must confess to some relief that it wasn't Jet Li.
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