Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:15 pm

Missed the news last week that Dusty Hill of ZZ Top had passed.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Upthorn » Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:47 am

How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:54 am

Goddamn.

At their peak WKUK was easily the top online (live-action) sketch comedy and 41 is too damn young. :(
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Postby Büge » Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:04 pm

Sonny Chiba.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Joxam » Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:23 pm

Sean Lock. Don't know if any of ya'll are as big into UK Panel Game Shows as I am but it sucks man. Great dude, cancer sucks.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:29 am

Virtually everything I know about Sean Lock comes from a posthumous sharing of the Carrot Game video, but I'll grant that it was masterfully done

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Re: Obituaries

Postby beatbandito » Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:05 am

I also really only knew Sean Lock from 8 out of 10 Cats and other quiz game appearances. But he came across as a sweet guy, and was the only funny prop comedian.

Fuck cancer.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:47 pm

Mick and Keef may be leathery liches, but drummer Charlie Watts, just died at 80. :(
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Postby beatbandito » Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:15 pm

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:22 pm

One of the funnier aspects about the best Rolling Stones stories is that so many of them involve someone punching Mick.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:11 pm

Ed Asner at 91. Hell of a run, and working right up to the end.

It was nice to see him reprise the role of Cosgrove on Teen Titans Go last year, and apparently his last role will be Dug Days, a Disney+ series spinning off from Up.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:34 pm

Dang. A genuine Icon.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:29 pm

Norm Macdonald, 61, cancer.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:11 pm

:(

aw shit
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Re: Obituaries

Postby pacobird » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:31 pm

MacDonald's quote about how good comics try to make the audience laugh and bad comics try to make the audience clap is something I think about more or less every time I see one of my normie friends on FB post screenshots of political tweets
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:39 pm

Ugh. Well, that sucks. Sorry to hear it but can't say as it comes as a shock either at this point.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:34 pm

I guess building monuments to the dead can be just as hazardous as building ones to the living.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby beatbandito » Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:09 am

It only we had a his entire lifetime of him personally telling us stories about him doing that stuff. Norm Macdonald was an excellent antihumor comedian. Unfortunately what he considered actual humor was all miserable.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby mharr » Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:50 pm

Clive Sinclair, eccentric inventor uncle to probably the majority of UK gen-x nerds.

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https://worldofspectrum.org/forums/disc ... ncle-clive

Which reminds me - I discovered Dave Bulmer through the joyfully terrible IDLM Garfield podcast, this video essay is a great reminder of the wyrd punk techno magic of those ancient days. Sir Clive opened that portal for us and the debt of gratitude doesn't fit into words.


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