not bad, but not really good either. It's just sort of there, like Denmark.
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Friday, 16 March 2018

Charlie Quintana, Drummer for Cracker, Social Distortion Dies at 56

quote [ El Paso, Texas-born Quintana played with a series of punk bands including The Plugz, Crazados and The Havalinas and toured/recorded with everyone from Bob Dylan and Jond Doe to Joan Osborne and Social Distortion. ]

This time it's personal. Charlie was a good friend of mine. I'll miss him.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by Bob Denver@1:22amGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”

quote [ Nectome will preserve your brain, but you have to be euthanized first. ]

I wonder how many quatloos this will cost...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Funny]
[by Bob Denver@8:35pmGMT] [22 comments]

Friday, 9 March 2018

Dragonman, the Man Who Sells "People-Hunting Guns"

quote [ His name is Mel Bernstein, but he calls himself Dragonman, the self-proclaimed "most armed man in America". From his Colorado compound, he sells AR-15s, TEC-9s, and beyond—more when there's a mass shooting. ]

This is the sort of thing that puzzles me and, most likely, all other first world citizens. The love of the permanent-solution-through-maximal-force so embraced by many Americans cuts right across the political spectrum.
[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@11:08pmGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Roger Bannister, first to run mile in under 4 minutes, dies at 88 | CBC Sports

quote [ Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88. ]

A remarkable achievement that showed that, with determination, almost anything can be accomplished. And this was done without modern sports nutrition and tech.

He broke the record the year I was born. Hmmm...I seem to be focussing on death for my recent posts. Not sure what's going on.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@9:22pmGMT] [2 comments]

David Ogden Stiers, Major Winchester on ‘MASH,’ Dies at 75

quote [ David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as the arrogant surgeon Major Charles Emerson Winchester III M*A*S*H, died Saturday. He was 75. His agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs, tweeted that… ]

I always liked the Winchester character that he played. He was arrogantly pompous and yet somehow fragile. RIP
[SFW] [obituaries] [+8 Sad]
[by Bob Denver@4:04amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 8 February 2018

John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

quote [ With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF. It is no exaggeration to say... ]

An amazing man. I had the pleasure of meeting him—truly inspiring.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+7 Sad]
[by Bob Denver@12:13amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Warren Miller, the ski bum whose films made him king of the slopes, dies at 93

quote [ Warren Miller, a veteran moviemaker whose annual ski films heralded the start of a new season for millions of fans for more than six decades, has died ]

And the hits just keep rolling on...

[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@9:46pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

quote [ Ms. Le Guin brought literary elegance and a feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy tales, drawing millions of readers around the world. ]

It's the times...we are losing the greats. RIP

[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@1:07amGMT] [10 comments]

Robert Guillaume, Star of ‘Benson,’ Dies at 89

quote [ Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at … ]

And another one passes... (Full article in extended)

[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Sad]
[by Bob Denver@11:18pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 21 October 2017

French Court Sides With Artist Who Exhibited Her Vagina at the Louvre, Deeming It Non-Sexual

quote [ Deborah De Robertis has been cleared of charges of sexual exhibitionism, but ordered to undertake 35 hours of community service for assault. ]

A bit more literal than say, Georgia O'Keefe...
There are some manifestations of art that i just don't get.
[NSFW] [art] [+4 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@9:43pmGMT] [12 comments]

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