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#3740 - 09/14/09 08:28 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Jay-bird]
kiwichris Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: New Zealand
That comes as a surprise, I thought she was well gone blush

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#3746 - 09/14/09 09:41 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Jay-bird]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
We already have one thread specifically devoted to death.
Must we endure another?



Edited by Hal Itosis (09/15/09 11:54 AM)
Edit Reason: Relocation successful. ;-)

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#3751 - 09/15/09 01:19 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Hal Itosis]
kiwichris Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: New Zealand
Ahhh as I recently discovered, she ain't dead yet! blush blush shocked

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#3752 - 09/15/09 01:57 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Hal Itosis]
Jay-bird Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: south east fla
sorry thought that is where it was going.... since it is a wrong post I never should have posted it...do not know how to cancel it


Edited by Jay-bird (09/15/09 02:05 AM)
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#3755 - 09/15/09 03:37 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Jay-bird]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
If you are timely (within 24 hours of posting), there will be an Edit button at the bottom of your original post. Click it and then select the option to delete the post.
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#3759 - 09/15/09 06:09 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Jay-bird]
Gregg Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
You could request that your post be added to the other thread, and this thread removed by a moderator or administrator.


Edited by alternaut (09/15/09 06:31 AM)
Edit Reason: This post and the preceding 5 were merged from a separate thread started by Jay-bird

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#3766 - 09/15/09 08:58 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
Jay-bird Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: south east fla
tks jon its hell to get old
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#3767 - 09/15/09 08:59 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Gregg]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: south east fla
tks to you also Gregg
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#3891 - 09/16/09 05:31 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
Larry Offline


Registered: 08/08/09
Loc: Southern Illinois
Henry Gibson of Laugh-In fame.

He also played the gay Nazi in the first Blues Brothers movie.


Edited by Larry (09/16/09 05:33 PM)

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#3911 - 09/16/09 08:29 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Larry]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Mary of Peter, Paul, and
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#4346 - 09/25/09 06:09 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
The great pianist Alicia de Larrocha.
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#4404 - 09/27/09 09:49 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
Larry Offline


Registered: 08/08/09
Loc: Southern Illinois
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
The great pianist Alicia de Larrocha.


I had the privilege of meeting her when I was a student around 1971 (Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville). My piano teacher at the time, Ruth Slenczynska, was a good friend of hers. Both women are very tiny, less than five feet tall. But boy could they whip that Steinway D into submission. Miss Slenczynska, now living in New York, is now around 84 and is suffering from macular degeneration I hear. Laroccha was 86

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#4421 - 09/27/09 06:27 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and language maven William Safire (79) died in Rockville, MD of pancreatic cancer.
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#4436 - 09/28/09 02:48 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
You beat me to it.
The Times never let on that he was even ailing; he was just "on hiatus".
Given his diagnosis, I am impressed that he carried on with his Sunday Magazine column until just a couple weeks ago.
He will certainly be missed.

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#4649 - 10/03/09 08:36 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
alternaut Offline

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Fighter for tolerance and freedom, and last surviving leader of the '43 and '44 Warsaw uprisings, cardiologist and atheist Marek Edelman (90) died of 'old age' in Warsaw, Poland.
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#4932 - 10/13/09 05:55 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Gregg]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
Has Death taken another Holiday?

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#4936 - 10/13/09 09:03 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Gregg]
alternaut Offline

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Hardly, (s)he's only paying selective attention... shocked smirk
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#4947 - 10/13/09 11:55 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Gregg]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Late on this one, but:

Irving Penn, icon of fashion & celeb photography
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#4978 - 10/14/09 07:18 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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#4986 - 10/14/09 01:15 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Jay-bird]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Captain Lou Albano, wrestling icon
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#4987 - 10/14/09 01:18 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Bruce Wasserstein, dealmaker and my boss's boss's boss's boss's boss. Best wishes to the Wasserstein family.
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#5229 - 10/23/09 04:49 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Soupy Sales, Slapstick Comedian, Dies at 83

From today's NY Times

It seems that every day brings another "end of an era". Are we feeling old yet?

And, unreported in the obit, there was of course the equally infamous episode, albeit unknown/unseen to the TV viewing world at the time, with the totally naked woman behind the door, as a prank on Soupy, who was sincerely taken aback but never truly speechless. That bit, with a couple of different camera angles, has been broadcast in at least one retrospective of the Soupy Sales Show.
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#5689 - 11/08/09 04:27 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Vitaly Ginsburg , 93, famous Russian physicist, Nobel prize winner (2003).
Beside being a great scientist, he was a well-known and vocal atheist, and a fighter against clericalization of Russian society.


Edited by macnerd10 (11/08/09 04:27 PM)
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#5692 - 11/08/09 11:36 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: macnerd10]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: macnerd10
Vitaly Ginsburg , 93, famous Russian physicist, Nobel prize winner (2003).
Beside being a great scientist, he was a well-known and vocal atheist, and a fighter against clericalization of Russian society.

Okay. The wiki also says:
Quote:
Ginzburg identified himself as a secular Jew, and following the collapse of communism in the former USSR, he was very active in Jewish life, especially in Russia, where he served on the board of directors of the Russian Jewish Congress. He is also well known for fighting anti-Semitism and supporting the state of Israel.

So, color me confused.

I'm not sure why these obituaries are getting more and more obscure, and why the word "atheist" seems to matter so much (at this point). The dude is dead, so -- as far as that goes -- he's finally finding out what's what right now. Anyway, the word atheist seems to be overloaded somewhat. Was he anti-God or was he anti-establishment-who-claim-to-be-God's-representatives-on-Earth? [i.e., sounds more like a social/political/religious matter than one of philosophical/spiritual/metaphysical concern.] A n y w a y.

So what's next... do we start declaring whether these dead folks were straight or gay? How many partners they had? Hmm, haven't any "famous" Devil worshipers died around here yet?

grin crazy

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#5693 - 11/09/09 01:03 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Hal Itosis]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
This is really ridiculous this time. Ginsburg's Jewish interests were not that public but his fight against clerics who wanted to introduce the Church's beliefs and rituals to schools and every avenue of society's life really was. Not so many people so openly declared war on Church establishment. He also was a fighter against charlatans in science and self-proclaimed gurus who kind of became more numerous lately in certain countries including Russia.
To answer your question, he was a non-believer as well.


Edited by macnerd10 (11/09/09 01:11 AM)
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