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Minnemooseus
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Message 797 of 814 (864294)
10-09-2019 8:24 PM
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10-09-2019 8:09 PM


Re: Ginger Baker
Keith Moon is said to have said "Drum solos are stupid".

None the less, here is one:

I didn't get all the way through the GB (will get back to), but I'm inclined to like the KM better.

Moose


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Message 798 of 814 (864295)
10-09-2019 8:43 PM


Buddy Rich was a pretty fair drummer as well.

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Message 799 of 814 (864297)
10-09-2019 9:02 PM


There was a drummer named Sandy Nelson that we listened to in the 60s. Let There Be Drums.

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 800 of 814 (864312)
10-10-2019 6:58 AM


And don't forget Art Blakey.

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Message 801 of 814 (864620)
10-13-2019 4:44 PM


Alexei Leonov: First person to walk in space dies aged 85
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Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who became the first person in history to spacewalk in 1965, has died aged 85.

Tethered to a spaceship by a 4.8m (16ft) cable, the Russian floated above Earth for 12 minutes.

"You just can't comprehend it. Only out there can you feel the greatness - the huge size of all that surrounds us," Leonov told the BBC in 2014.

But the outing nearly ended in disaster as his spacesuit inflated and he struggled to get back in the spaceship.

At a time when the US and the USSR were jostling for space supremacy, Leonov's mission was lauded as a triumph at home.

But Leonov's ambitions did not stop at his spacewalk. He went on to become the commander of Soyuz-Apollo, the first ever joint US-Soviet mission in 1975


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Message 802 of 814 (864827)
10-17-2019 10:41 AM


Elijah Cummings

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Message 803 of 814 (864829)
10-17-2019 11:08 AM
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10-17-2019 10:41 AM


Re: Elijah Cummings
The guy was a very passionate speaker. He commanded a room and will leave a very big hole on capital hill. We need more like him.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 804 of 814 (864831)
10-17-2019 11:39 AM
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10-17-2019 10:41 AM


Re: Elijah Cummings
We have lost a giant.

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 805 of 814 (867279)
11-22-2019 10:25 PM


One of my favorite cartoonists, Gahan Wilson
"American author, cartoonist and illustrator Gahan Wilson died yesterday, according to his family’s GoFundMe page. He was 89. The notice reads, “The world has lost a legend. One of the very best cartoonists to ever pick up a pen and paper has passed on. He went peacefully – surrounded by those who loved him.”

so many gems...


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Message 806 of 814 (867336)
11-23-2019 2:10 PM
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11-22-2019 10:25 PM


Re: One of my favorite cartoonists, Gahan Wilson
Here are a couple of those gems that I thought funny.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
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Message 807 of 814 (867814)
12-03-2019 2:59 PM


D.C. Fontana, ST: TOS writer at 80
She was one of the most influential writers of the original series.

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Message 808 of 814 (867824)
12-03-2019 4:44 PM
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12-03-2019 2:59 PM


Re: D.C. Fontana, ST: TOS writer at 80
Interesting but what is the original series?

Edited by jar, : explain question


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Message 809 of 814 (867833)
12-03-2019 7:19 PM
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12-03-2019 4:44 PM


Re: D.C. Fontana, ST: TOS writer at 80
Interesting but what is the original series?

Star Trek (1966-1969). The one with CAPT Kirk.


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Message 810 of 814 (867834)
12-03-2019 7:30 PM
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Re: D.C. Fontana, ST: TOS writer at 80
Jar asks:
Interesting but what is the original series?

ST:TOS = Star Trek, The Original Series with
William Shatner (Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), DeForest Kelly (Bones), Nichelle Nichols (sp-Lt. Uhuru), James Doohan (Scotty)...

late '60's, cancelled and replaced by "Lost In Space"!


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Message 811 of 814 (867835)
12-03-2019 7:49 PM
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12-03-2019 7:30 PM


Re: D.C. Fontana, ST: TOS writer at 80
late '60's, cancelled and replaced by "Lost In Space"!

Funny story, that.

Lost in Space premiered a year before Star Trek (1965 for LiS, 1966 for ST), also lasted three seasons and went off the air a year before Star Trek (1968 for LiS, 1969 for ST). After a year of silliness and the "Monster of the Week", the critics had low expectations for Star Trek, assuming that it would just be another Lost in Space.

To fight that prejudgement, the producers invited critics to tour the set and see for themselves that this was going to be a serious and adult science fiction show. This was before the show hit the air and they were filming the first episode to air, "The Man Trap", on the day of the tour. There they saw a pointy-eared alien bleeding green blood basically saying, "The monster attacked me, Captain." Everybody on the tour went away thinking, "Not another Lost in Space. No Monster of the Week. Yeah, right! In a pig's eye!"


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