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Thursday, 3 September 2020

David Graeber, anthropologist and author of Bullshit Jobs, dies aged 59

quote [ On Thursday Graeber?s wife, the artist and writer Nika Dubrovsky, announced on Twitter that Graeber had died in hospital in Venice the previous day. The cause of death is not yet known.

Renowned for his biting and incisive writing about bureaucracy, politics and capitalism, Graeber was a leading figure in the Occupy Wall Street movement and professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE) at the time of his death. His final book, The Dawn of Everything: a New History of Humanity, written with David Wengrove, will be published in autumn 2021. ]

Damn, that's a shame. My ToRead list still has a number of his titles on it. Wink, wink. Nudge nudge.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2 Sad]
[by steele@8:31pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 31 August 2020

FYI: GoodShit came back

quote [ GoodShit is run by Fred Lapides. ]

I've long since stopped checking for updates to GoodShit since...I want to say, 2018? Hurricane Michael? There was a hurricane, and GoodShit stopped updating for at least a year. No idea when Fred Lapides started it up again, but if you're like me and gave up all hope, it's back from the dead!
[NSFW] [obituaries] [+3 Good]
[by mechavolt@2:30pmGMT] [10 comments]

Saturday, 29 August 2020

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

quote [ Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel?s blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. He was 43. ]

Damn, this is hitting a lot of my friends pretty hard. :(
[SFW] [obituaries] [+9 Sad]
[by steele@1:40pmGMT] [12 comments]

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Regis Philbin, television personality, has died at 88

quote [ Legendary broadcaster Regis Philbin has died, according to a statement shared by his family on Saturday. He was 88 years old. ]

16,746.50 hours on on US television, thats a lot of tv.
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[by biblebeltdrunk@4:33pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 18 July 2020

RIP John Lewis

quote [ Representative John Lewis, a son of sharecroppers and an apostle of nonviolence who was bloodied at Selma and across the Jim Crow South in the historic struggle for racial equality, and who then carried a mantle of moral authority into Congress, died on Friday. He was 80. ]

I'm not from the US, nor do I live there...but still I'm saddened.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by Bob Denver@10:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49

quote [ Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49.

Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," a representative for Discovery said in a statement on Monday. ]

Brain aneurysms are scary :(
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by damnit@5:58amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

R.I.P. Carl Reiner

quote [ Carl Reiner, Jewish American comedian, director, author, creator of the Dick Van Dyke Show, and longtime comedy partner of Mel Brooks, has died of natural causes at the age of 98. ]

Both of them look quite a bit like Carl Reiner
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:30amGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 19 June 2020

Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings, Alien and Chariots of Fire, dies aged 88

quote [ The versatile actor went from the RSC and Harold Pinter to international movie stardom with roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and an android in Alien ]

He lives in a hobbit-hole and everybody knows him
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[by ScoobySnacks@12:31pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87

quote [ Pianist-singer behind ?Tutti Frutti,? ?Good Golly Miss Molly,? and ?Long Tall Sally? set the template that a generation of musicians would follow ]

I played some Little Richard songs on my stereo
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:08pmGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Dies at Age 73

quote [ Florian Schneider, who co-founded the influential electronic band Kraftwerk, has died. ]

[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Sad]
[by arrowhen@3:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

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