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Message 89 of 830 (587233)
10-17-2010 8:56 PM
Reply to: Message 87 by Modulous
10-17-2010 8:01 PM


Re: Benoit Mandelbrot
His monument will be more splendid than marble and more enduring than brass.


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Message 122 of 830 (641855)
11-23-2011 12:25 AM


Lynn Margulis
Lynn Margulis is dead, and say what you like about her (which I shall start doing again after a brief period of respect for the dead) she did figure out the endosymbiotic origin of organelles.

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Message 131 of 830 (643555)
12-08-2011 6:27 AM


Dermot Morgan
He was only 45.

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Message 141 of 830 (644646)
12-19-2011 6:25 PM
Reply to: Message 140 by ProtoTypical
12-19-2011 5:10 PM


Re: Dear Leader
From CNN

"In recent months, Kim Jong Un was tied to the disastrous effort to revalue the North Korean currency, RAND's Bruce Bennett, an Asia analyst who has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as South Korean and Japanese militaries."

Trouble was inevitable, everyone knows that a Bruce-based currency is inherently unstable.


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Message 148 of 830 (645093)
12-23-2011 6:09 AM
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12-19-2011 7:15 PM


Re: Dear Leader
Funny you should mention a Bruce currency.
I am trying to introduce the Bruce as a unit of measure. As my name is Bruce and I am almost exactly 6' tall, I think 6' should be called one Bruce.

I have been used to measure out things like volleyball courts in the past.

I would like the Dr Adequate to be the universally recognized name for a length of nine inches.


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Message 342 of 830 (728999)
06-04-2014 10:54 PM


Chester Nez

  
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Message 366 of 830 (739311)
10-22-2014 3:16 PM


Raphael Ravenscroft
Maybe you don't know his name. Maybe you're thinking "With a name like that, surely he was a minor character in Harry Potter?" But there can hardly be a single person on these forums who hasn't been made happy by his work. He was the guy who played the saxophone on Baker Street.


  
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Message 373 of 830 (741577)
11-13-2014 10:51 AM


John Doar
John Doar, Federal Lawyer on Front Lines Against Segregation, Dies at 92

With the situation growing more tense by the second, Mr. Doar, 6 feet 2 inches and still as solid as the school athlete he had been, walked into the 50-yard space separating the two groups and addressed the marchers. Bricks and bottles crashed around his feet. One man stood behind him brandishing a tire iron.

“My name is John Doar — D-O-A-R,” he shouted to the crowd. “I’m from the Justice Department, and anybody here knows what I stand for is right.”

With balls of steel and unimpeachable integrity, he fought for justice and changed the world for the better.


  
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Message 406 of 830 (752680)
03-12-2015 12:13 PM


Terry Pratchett
"Sir Terry Pratchett died at home "surrounded by his family, with his cat sleeping on his bed", his publisher said."

  
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Message 408 of 830 (752685)
03-12-2015 12:29 PM



  
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Message 411 of 830 (752693)
03-12-2015 12:54 PM


All the little angels rise up, rise up,
All the little angels rise up high.

How do they rise up, rise up, rise up?
How do they rise up, rise up high?

They rise ARSE up, arse up, arse up,
They rise arse up, arse up high.

See how they rise up, rise up, rise up,
See how they rise up, rise up high.


  
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Message 413 of 830 (752695)
03-12-2015 1:01 PM
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03-12-2015 12:53 PM


Re: Sir Terry Pratchett
I do think his most recent novels were not his best, but he was my favorite author.

It's a matter of taste. I think his Moist von Lipwig novels are my favorites.


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Message 417 of 830 (752986)
03-15-2015 3:32 PM
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03-12-2015 1:50 PM


Re: Sir Terry Pratchett
Oh, Raising Steam has its moments.

"I am a liar for the purposes of amusement, publicity, trivial one-upmanship, personal profit and the gaiety of nations, but I'm not lying to you now."


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