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Minnemooseus
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Message 51 of 367 (472538)
06-23-2008 3:33 AM
Reply to: Message 50 by Taz
06-23-2008 2:24 AM


Re: We will miss you, George Carlin!!!
IMO, a very important person.

I'll make his photo my avatar for a while.

Moose

http://www.georgecarlin.com/home/home.html


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Message 56 of 367 (474026)
07-04-2008 3:33 PM


Jesse Helms dies at 86
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080704/ap_on_re_us/obit_helms

Great? I don't know. Significant? Certainly.

A side note - Eugene Chadbourne's Jesse Helms Busted With Pornography.

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Message 60 of 367 (477513)
08-04-2008 6:36 AM


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Alexander Solzhenitsyn), died 8/3/08, 89 years old
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2276650.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn

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Message 64 of 367 (496704)
01-30-2009 2:09 AM


Mike Majerus passed away
http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2009/01/mike-majerus-pa.html

Quoting a chunk of the PT article:

quote:
I am shocked and very saddened to have just gotten the news that Michael E. N. Majerus, Cambridge lepidopterist and world expert on the peppered moth and the evolution of melanism (and many other topics, e.g. ladybirds), has unexpectedly died after a short illness. This is very hard to understand, as he was quite young and in the midst of a very productive career.

I admit that I was interested in his work mostly from evolution/creationism angle, and there is a lot more to his life and his work than that, but I want it noted that Majerus on many occasions went out of his way to not just do good science but to help improve the public understanding of science and evolution. For example, he communicated helpfully with several of us on PT who wrote on the peppered moth issue, he wrote and talked for scientists, educators, and the public on the issue, including this great radio interview and this just-published piece in Evolution: Education, and Outreach, “Industrial Melanism in the Peppered Moth, Biston betularia: An Excellent Teaching Example of Darwinian Evolution in Action.” Google PT on Majerus for many other discussions. Finally, Majerus maintained an amazing sense of composure in the face of what was a pretty ridiculous set of attacks on the peppered moth example from the media and creationists (which resulted, I am convinced, in the peppered moth getting inappropriately dropped from several textbooks). Instead of getting mad and indignant, which would have been perfectly appropriate and understandable responses, Majerus went back to the field and gathered more data, tested the mainstream hypothesis again, and even changed the mind of some of his scientific critics.


Go to the source article for the links I didn't reproduce in the above quote, plus much more.

THIS IS NOT A PEPPERED MOTH DEBATE TOPIC

Moose


    
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Message 78 of 367 (519467)
08-13-2009 10:38 PM


Les Paul 1915-2009
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2009/08/les-paul-1915-2009-.html

Must be something, to be named after a guitar.

Moose


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Message 81 of 367 (565719)
06-19-2010 6:13 PM


Manute Bol, NBA player-humanitarian, dies at 47
http://sports.yahoo.com/..._ylt=AsKGdV6O7hfiBqvT1nO74_E5nYcB

quote:
Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.

A thoroughly class act.

Quite a few years ago I watched the celebrity boxing match between Bol and William (the refrigerator) Perry. As I recall, not a lot of action but Bol won the decision.

Further reading:

http://rimrattle.blogspot.com/...former-and-tallest-nba.html

Moose


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Message 93 of 367 (596967)
12-18-2010 4:58 PM


Captain Beefheart January 15, 1941 December 17, 2010
I don't know if any musician qualifies as being "unique", but Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) certainly is a contender for such a title.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart

Google away to find so much more.

Moose

Added by edit:

A WFMU 3 hour show devoted to the Captain: Playlist
A variety of audio feeds available via the playlist.

Added by edit 3 - Part 1 of 6 of BBC doucumentary:

Source

Edited by Minnemooseus, : See above.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : "contented" -> "contender"

Edited by Minnemooseus, : See above.


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Message 95 of 367 (598434)
12-30-2010 9:23 PM
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12-30-2010 9:12 PM


Re: R.I.P. Kodachrome
I think I have an undeveloped roll - Sometimes wonder what's on it.

Also have an unshot roll - Maybe I can sell it as a collectors item.

Moose


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Message 105 of 367 (598680)
01-01-2011 7:12 PM
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12-18-2010 4:58 PM


Re: Captain Beefheart January 15, 1941 December 17, 2010
Co-hosting a 3 hour Captain Beefheart tribute show on KUMD tonight (it also might end up continuing next week).

Starts at 10:00 pm US central time, which is 3 hrs and 50 minutes from now.

Go to http://www.kumd.org/ to find the playlist and audio feed links.

Moose


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Message 110 of 367 (606911)
02-28-2011 10:53 PM
Reply to: Message 107 by xongsmith
02-27-2011 3:21 PM


Re: The power of a Muse (re: things Bob Dylan)
Earlier this weekend I had been browsing through the first Rolling Stone Record Guide (the red one), and I encountered the album jacket for "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan". I wondered who the woman was - Now I find out.

A couple of Suze Rotolo links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suze_Rotolo
http://www.rollingstone.com/...est-songs-dead-at-67-20110227

Dylan related post here.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 120 of 367 (636345)
10-05-2011 9:19 PM


Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
The link PZ Myers supplied:

http://gizmodo.com/5838847/steve-jobs-is-dead

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Change ID.


    
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Message 167 of 367 (655712)
03-12-2012 9:00 PM


Two Peters and a dickhead
Peter Bergman (1939-2012) - One of the members of Firesign Theatre.
http://www.dangerousminds.net/...end_peter_bergman_1939_2012

Peter Godwin (died Sunday, March 12, 2012) - Oregon physician behind Death With Dignity dies at 83, using aid-in-dying law he championed.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...03/12/gIQAEnir7R_story.html

Andrew Beitbart - OK, I only put him in for subtitle purposes.
http://www.rollingstone.com/...rt-death-of-a-douche-20120301

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 172 of 367 (659020)
04-11-2012 10:31 PM


Play it loud!!!
Jim Marshall (of "Marshall Stack" fame) - (29 July 1923 5 April 2012):

How the Marshall Amp Changed Rockand the Meaning of 'Loud'

Wiki

Oh, and some "Mike Wallace" guy also died - (May 9, 1918 April 7, 2012)

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 173 of 367 (659938)
04-19-2012 7:27 PM


Levon Helm, 71
Rolling Stone

The Band did it real.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Tweek.


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Message 216 of 367 (675398)
10-11-2012 3:04 AM


Alex Karras, 77 - RIP Mongo
Alex Karras, All-Pro N.F.L. Lineman Who Also Starred as an Actor, Dies at 77

Wiki page

A couple of nights ago I was watching Steven Wright videos on youtube. That led to looking up the Wiki article on him, then to George Carlin and black humor. The black humor wiki led to Blazing Saddles which led to the Alex Karras article. There I found out that it had just been announced that he had kidney failure and had been given only a few days to live.

I found this to be a strange way to have discovered the news.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Tweek.


    
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