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AZPaul3
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Message 812 of 925 (868214)
12-08-2019 9:03 PM


Oscar The Grouch
Caroll Edwin Spinney

He was both Oscar The Grouch and Big Bird from their inception till 2018.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
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Message 813 of 925 (868305)
12-10-2019 3:05 PM


Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson

  
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Message 814 of 925 (868325)
12-10-2019 5:32 PM


Rene Auberjonois
'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' actor René Auberjonois dies at 79

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 815 of 925 (868387)
12-11-2019 2:23 PM
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12-10-2019 5:32 PM


Re: Rene Auberjonois
Father Mulcahy in the movie version of M*A*S*H.

"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...."
-- Rudyard Kipling

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Message 816 of 925 (870090)
01-12-2020 3:35 AM


Neal Peart
Badass drummer for Rush.

Pretty much the most badass rock drummer ever.

Cool dude on top of that as well.

Sucks.

Edited by anglagard, : Probably help if I spelled his last name right.


Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon

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Message 817 of 925 (870112)
01-12-2020 12:26 PM
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01-12-2020 3:35 AM


Re: Neal Peart
I was surprised how many people reacted to my post on Facebook about his passing. I have been a fan since at least their second album in 1975. All of the members of Rush are interesting people. They are the type of rock star all should aspire to.

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 818 of 925 (870555)
01-22-2020 8:35 AM


Terry Jones, RIP
Terry Jones of Monty Python dies

Terry Jones, 'Monty Python' star, dead at 77


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Message 819 of 925 (870633)
01-22-2020 10:46 PM
Reply to: Message 818 by ramoss
01-22-2020 8:35 AM


Re: Terry Jones, RIP - (Neil Innes also)
Neil Innes, of Bonzo Dog Band and Monty Python, died 29 December 2019.

Neil Innes - Wikipedia

I thought you (or someone else) had gotten a name wrong. Turns out to be a bad half month for Pythonians.

Moose


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Message 820 of 925 (870639)
01-23-2020 6:36 AM
Reply to: Message 818 by ramoss
01-22-2020 8:35 AM


Re: Terry Jones, RIP
He was a very naughty boy !

Fabulously so. Monty Python didn't always hit the mark, but when it did, it was wonderful. A lot of people think about Always Look on the Bright Side of Life at a time of death, but I do quite like to think of their Universe Song (aka the Galaxy Song) instead:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http...


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 821 of 925 (870675)
01-23-2020 2:30 PM


Jim Lehrer

Remembering Jim Lehrer

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PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer, a giant in journalism known for his tenacity and dedication to simply delivering the news, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, at the age of 85.

  
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Message 822 of 925 (870931)
01-26-2020 3:40 PM


Kobe Bryant
NBA legend Kobe Bryant dead in LA-area helicopter crash

quote:
Former Los Angeles Laker and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles area. Four other people were also killed.

A call for a downed helicopter in Calabasas went out at 10:01 a.m. local time, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. People who were out mountain biking in the area reported the accident



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Message 823 of 925 (870978)
01-27-2020 8:57 AM
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01-26-2020 3:40 PM


Re: Kobe Bryant
He may have been a great basketball player, husband and father, but not all honoring his legacy.

Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case: The DNA Evidence, the Accuser’s Story, and the Half-Confession


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 824 of 925 (870995)
01-27-2020 11:02 AM
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01-27-2020 8:57 AM


Re: Kobe Bryant
You always seem to insist on displaying the skeletons in everyone's closet.We all have skeletons. Our legacy is made from the good we have done and not the mistakes we have made.
Kobes premature death was impactful to me because his precious little daughter also died. 200 million dollars cant save anyone when their day of reckoning comes due. When anyone passes, not everyone uniformly loves them nor mourns their passing. Why focus on that, however? RIP Kobe.

“The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.”lvin Coolidge
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
“As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”-RC Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

- You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
Anne Lamott

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Message 825 of 925 (870996)
01-27-2020 11:09 AM
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01-27-2020 11:02 AM


Re: Kobe Bryant
Phat writes:

When anyone passes, not everyone uniformly loves them nor mourns their passing.


Hitler's dog liked him.

"I'm Fallen and I can't get up!"

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Message 826 of 925 (871014)
01-27-2020 12:45 PM
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01-27-2020 11:02 AM


Re: Kobe Bryant
Rape is more than just a skeleton. At least in my eyes. To me anal rape is more than a mistake.

Again you throw out your patented strawman arguments. I never said his death was not tragic or his daughters death was not tragic or impactful.
I simply pointed out that there are people who will not participate in the unseemly adoration of an admitted rapist.
I am sorry he, his daughter and the others are dead, but I do not think he was a great human being that should be revered. He should have spent the last 17 years in prison and if he were not a famous basketball player he would have.


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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