priceless. And worthless.
Saturday, 17 November 2018

Roy Clark passes away at 85

quote [ Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series ?Hee Haw,? died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.

He was 85.

Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Okla., according to publicist Sandy Brokaw.

Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at age 17. ]

Damn - one of my favorite pure string players... that guy could do some jams that could put Hendrix and Stevie-Ray to shame.

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Friday, 16 November 2018

William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride dies at 87

quote [ William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and his adaptation of "All the President's Men," died on Friday in his Manhattan home, according to the the Washington Post. He was 87. ]

"Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all."

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[by ooo[......7@7:38pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 12 November 2018

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

quote [ The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four ? 'nuff said. ]

Until next rhyme, y'all, Excelsior!
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:58pmGMT] [8 comments]

Voice of 2001: A Space Odyssey's Hal dies

quote [ Canadian actor Douglas Rain voiced the chilling computer in the landmark sci-fi film. ]

Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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[by spazm@10:47amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Mario Segale, Inspiration For Nintendo's Hero Plumber, Has Died

quote [ Segale was Nintendo's landlord outside Seattle when the company created Donkey Kong, the classic game that launched the overalls-wearing Mario. ]

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[by arrowhen@5:29amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Willie McCovey: Giants legend dead at 80

quote [ Willie McCovey, the Hall of Fame first baseman who spent 19 of his 22 major-league seasons with the Giants and became one of the most beloved players in franchise history, has died at the age of 80. McCovey died at Stanford Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after what the team called ?a battle with ongoing health issues.? ]

Another part of my childhood gone. Starting his career in an era where there was still open racism in baseball, he weathered it with grace and humility. The man was a pure class act - RIP.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

James 'Whitey' Bulger dead: Notorious Boston mob boss found dead in West Virginia prison

quote [ The FBI is investigating the death of the 89-year-old gangster, who arrived at the West Virginia penitentiary on Monday. ]

I get it like Whitey Bulger 'til rapture, dearly departed
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:01pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 15 October 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

quote [ Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said Monday on behalf of his family. ]

Microsoft touch
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[by ScoobySnacks@10:08pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Will Vinton, Stop-Motion Legend And Claymation Creator: Dead At 70

quote [ Will Vinton, a seminal figure in the development of commercial stop motion animation in the United States, has passed away. ]

He became widely known for his work on the California Raisins commercial for Raisin Bran. This saddens me on so many levels? he was a great animator who was dedicated to the art and that he died of multiple myeloma which is a truly awful awful disease.
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[by Bob Denver@9:15pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 1 October 2018

From drag queens to dead marriages, Charles Aznavour was far from easy listening

quote [ He could write about post-coital bliss ? so racily that the song in question, Apres L?Amour, was banned ? but he really excelled at the dark stuff: grief and remorse, relationships in crisis. ]

Charles Aznavour ?dead.
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[by Paracetamol@7:58pmGMT] [1 comment]

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