Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:50 pm

TA wrote:
Thad wrote:I was fortunate enough to see him speak once.

...you know what I mean.


was the ableist dig necessary

Maybe not. But he seemed to have a sense of humor about his disability.

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You might consider that you haven't left yourself with a whole lot of credibility on the subject of what is and isn't an appropriate thing to say in the obit thread.

At any rate, I was fortunate to attend a lecture by Dr. Hawking; it was a privilege and an honor. And one specific moment stands out: he came out onstage, and there were some initial technical difficulties where his voice wasn't properly patched into the speaker system. And the auditorium was silent. For probably a couple of minutes, nobody said a word. This was in an auditorium that was probably near its 3000-person capacity, and every last one of them waited quietly. I've never experienced anything like it: a crowd of people that size, and that silent.

Stephen Hawking inspired a reverence that few people can -- the combination of his amazing brain, his perseverance in the face of a disease that doctors expected to claim his life 50 years ago, his gift for boiling cutting-edge physics down to layman's terms, and his warmth and humor. The world will never see his like again.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:33 pm

Say, speaking of bad takes on Hawking's death:

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Yoji » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:41 am

Thad wrote:Stephen Hawking inspired a reverence that few people can -- the combination of his amazing brain, his perseverance in the face of a disease that doctors expected to claim his life 50 years ago, his gift for boiling cutting-edge physics down to layman's terms, and his warmth and humor. The world will never see his like again.


Galaxy Song making-of video wrote:Brian Cox: The bit where I get run over is the bit where I point out that space-time can expand faster than the speed of light and stuff that's got inflationary cosmology-
Hawking: I Think You Are Being Pedantic.

...er, is there any particular style guide for writing in Hawking's voice?
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Re: Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Lyrai » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:44 am

Also can people stop being cunts to each other for one goddamn day?

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:38 pm

zaratustra wrote:The original Bozo the Clown

http://www.tmz.com/2018/03/22/frank-avr ... dead-dies/

Bozo's survived by his wife Betty, 2 sons, grandchildren, and, of course, his cousin Homey.


You can always count on TMZ to stay classy!
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Büge » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:50 pm

And current.

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Postby Büge » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:41 pm



*salutes*

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Lyrai » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 pm

Sadly, I heard he kind of drifted right and crazy as time went on.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:47 pm

I thought right wing and crazy were prerequisites for Marine Sergeants anyway?
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Re: Obituaries

Postby TA » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:56 pm

Lyrai wrote:Sadly, I heard he kind of drifted right and crazy as time went on.


Extremely so, yes. "Ranting about Obama and Socialism at a speech for Toys for Tots" level.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:25 am

Harry Anderson

Man, that is one big part of my childhood gone.
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Re: Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

Postby TA » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:40 pm

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:47 pm

Damn. :( :( :(

I tried for a while to find the gif or video of one of the little short encouragement videos he made using word cards, and it kind of bothers me that I can't find any of them. :(

Also in the same notices: John Mahoney (aka Frasier's dad)
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