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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:14 pm

Mazian wrote:"Thad" has four letters. "2016" has four numbers. THE CONNECTIONS ARE OBVIOUS, FOLLOWERS

In the sciences, we recently lost astronomer and physicist Vera Rubin, who joins Lise Meitner and Rosalind Franklin in the perpetually disappointing category of "women who fully deserved and did not get Nobel Prizes". Even the AP obit has maddening phrasing about "helped find" vs. "did find".

Double whammy in that they were all Jewish women (I'm not quite certain about Rubin, but Franklin & Meitner were for sure).

Not that being Jewish has ever been a big barrier to receiving a Nobel, but for other forms of recognition, it may or may not have come into play at times.
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Postby Thad » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:38 pm

patito wrote:Personally I blame Thad


Hey, man, dead's as stable as it gets.

And aside from Fisher, Adams, and Rubin, the great Duck Edwing of Mad Magazine.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Lyrai » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:55 pm

Carrie Fisher was a heavy advocate for mental health. She had her own problems, and constantly talked about how it didn't make you less of a person. Even at one point correcting herself - "I had mental problems. I still have them. Bring it on."

This one honestly hurts more than most, if only because of how close it was. Star Wars and Mental Health?

Fuck.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:11 pm

On top of everything else, Carrie Fisher's mom, Debbie Reynolds, just had a stroke. Geez.
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Postby Büge » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:44 pm

Mongrel wrote:On top of everything else, Carrie Fisher's mom, Debbie Reynolds, just had a stroke. Geez.


:(((((((((((

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:52 pm

Are you kidding me? Jesus.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Büge » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:57 am

With the sudden string of celebrity deaths, it seems we overlooked Dr. Henry Heimlich.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Defenestration » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:27 am

Ironic, how much he was desperate for attention later on. Turned into a real nut.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby nosimpleway » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:31 am

We understand, Debbie. Give her a hug for all of us.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Bal » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:19 pm

So on a personal note, but my Grandfather in February and my Uncle today. Thanks, 2016. What a fucking pip you've been.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Büge » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:26 pm

Sorry, Bal. You have my condolences.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:42 pm

I'm sorry Bal.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:24 pm

Mazian wrote:"Thad" has four letters. "2016" has four numbers. THE CONNECTIONS ARE OBVIOUS, FOLLOWERS

In the sciences, we recently lost astronomer and physicist Vera Rubin, who joins Lise Meitner and Rosalind Franklin in the perpetually disappointing category of "women who fully deserved and did not get Nobel Prizes". Even the AP obit has maddening phrasing about "helped find" vs. "did find".

Funny enough, I just noticed that the trashy UK Express properly and unreservedly cited Rubin as "The woman who discovered dark matter". Well!

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:57 pm

Sorry, Bal. Hope the coming months are better.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:14 am

Tony Rosato, of SCTV, the Mario cartoons that weren't as good as the other Mario cartoons, and many more.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Büge » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:25 pm

Beloved character actor Miguel Ferrer.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby zaratustra » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:14 pm

Mary Tyler Moore.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:03 pm

Alan Colmes.

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