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Re: Obituaries

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:50 pm
by Thad
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.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:33 pm
by Mongrel
Say, speaking of bad takes on Hawking's death:


Re: Obituaries

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:41 am
by Yoji
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?

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:44 am
by Lyrai



Re: Obituaries

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:44 am
by Lyrai
Also can people stop being cunts to each other for one goddamn day?

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:22 pm
by zaratustra

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:38 pm
by Mongrel
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!

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:50 pm
by Büge
And current.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:35 am
by Büge

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:41 pm
by Büge


*salutes*

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 pm
by Lyrai
Sadly, I heard he kind of drifted right and crazy as time went on.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:47 pm
by Mongrel
I thought right wing and crazy were prerequisites for Marine Sergeants anyway?

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:56 pm
by TA
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.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:25 am
by Mongrel
Harry Anderson

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

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:32 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:40 pm
by TA
"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?"

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:18 am
by Thad

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:44 pm
by Bal

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:28 pm
by Büge

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:47 pm
by Mongrel
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)