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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
Ira L #57757 02/03/21 08:58 PM
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Stage and screen star, Hal Holbrook. His portrayal of Mark Twain will always stand out.
Definitely a fine, fine actor! To me, his most memorable performance was as Deep Throat in the excellent movie All The President's Men. Will never forget the one garage seen when he tells Robert Redford to "follow the money".

Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MartyByrde #57787 02/05/21 08:39 PM
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Christopher Plummer, a truly fine actor, passed away today:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment...-of-music-star-dies-at-91-191156195.html

While his initial role in Sound Of Music was fantastic, I remember him from 3 other excellent performances:

1. Played in infamous 60 minutes guru Mike Wallace in The Insider:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qRyTDbEskM

(And here's a more definitive video about Mike Wallace and that story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_-Vu8LrUDk)

2. Dr. Rosen in another gem (and also with Russell Crowe), A Beautiful Mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvF4-C1EuJU

3. Arthur Case in Inside Man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xM83Ebi3NQ

A true professional!

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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MartyByrde #57812 02/08/21 05:52 AM
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Might not be as well known as others here, but Pedro Gomez was an excellent reporter on ESPN. He passed away today at age 58:

https://www.aol.com/espn-announces-pedro-gomez-died-031153688.htmlI

I always enjoyed listening to him. A true professional.

Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MartyByrde #57849 02/11/21 01:15 AM
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Well, Larry Flynt passed away today:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...c-6bf0-11eb-ba56-d7e2c8defa31_story.html

He sure challenged society!

Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MartyByrde #57860 02/11/21 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by MartyByrde
Well, Larry Flynt passed away today:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...c-6bf0-11eb-ba56-d7e2c8defa31_story.html

He sure challenged society!

Recall that he said if you want to live in a free society you may have to accept things you personally don't like.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
donikatz #57924 02/15/21 10:03 PM
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Inventor of recording studio boards generally acclaimed to be the best, Rupert Neve.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
ryck #57958 02/17/21 06:06 PM
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Rush Limbaugh, the "ultra" conservative radio host, passed away today:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rush-limbaugh-wing-radio-host-172203802.html

He was not the most agreeable person in the world, but was certainly entertaining and dynamic.

Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MartyByrde #57968 02/18/21 05:21 PM
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I found him to be neither entertaining nor dynamic . . . just a boor.

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MG2009 #57975 02/18/21 08:47 PM
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I found him to be neither entertaining nor dynamic . . . just a boor.

But he definitely was well known! I found him to be entertaining, although I did not listen to him very much.

Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MartyByrde #57977 02/18/21 10:20 PM
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Well known?

So were Hitler and Manson . . . Just saying.

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MG2009 #57978 02/18/21 10:37 PM
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Well known?

So were Hitler and Manson . . . Just saying.

smirk smirk
As you say, "well known" is hardly a criteria that commands even the least bit of respect in and of itself, Trump being another example.


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MG2009 #57979 02/18/21 10:46 PM
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Well known?

So were Hitler and Manson . . . Just saying.

smirk smirk

Yeah, and so were Jesus Christ, Moses, et all!

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artie505 #57980 02/18/21 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MG2009
Well known?

So were Hitler and Manson . . . Just saying.

smirk smirk
As you say, "well known" is hardly a criteria that commands even the least bit of respect in and of itself, Trump being another example.

I sure did not imply that at all! But he was respected by some folks. Not everyone, but some.

I have yet to see someone who is respected by everyone. Disagreements are common and good.

Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MartyByrde #57985 02/19/21 12:03 AM
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Marty:

You did say that RL was ENTERTAINING. To me, "well known" and "entertaining" are not mutually inclusive (e.g Hitler, Manson).

If so, that is setting the bar very low as a standard for entertainment, IMHO.



P.S. FWIW, I would consider neither Jesus nor Moses to be "entertaining" in any way either (i.e. to use your examples).

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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MG2009 #57987 02/19/21 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MG2009
Marty:

You did say that RL was ENTERTAINING. To me, "well known" and "entertaining" are not mutually inclusive (e.g Hitler, Manson).

If so, that is setting the bar very low as a standard for entertainment, IMHO.



P.S. FWIW, I would consider neither Jesus nor Moses to be "entertaining" in any way either (i.e. to use your examples).

While not mutually exclusive, WELL KNOWN and ENTERTAINING are not necessarily directly connected.

As for Jesus and Moses, you just said that "well known" and "entertaining" are not mutually inclusive, but then you say "I would consider neither Jesus nor Moses to be "entertaining" in any way either". Unless you have a different definition of WELL KNOWN, obviously Jesus and Moses are well known. According to you, they are also entertaining.

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MartyByrde #57988 02/19/21 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MartyByrde
Originally Posted by artie505
Originally Posted by MG2009
Well known?

So were Hitler and Manson . . . Just saying.

smirk smirk
As you say, "well known" is hardly a criteria that commands even the least bit of respect in and of itself, Trump being another example.

I sure did not imply that at all!
You'r quite right. Sorry for putting words in your mouth.


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MartyByrde #57989 02/19/21 04:06 AM
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Re: . . . not necessarily directly connected.


Marty:

That is what "NOT mutually inclusive" means . . . which is what I said in my earlier post.

I thought my point was stated clearly the first time, so I will leave at that.


(P.S. I stand by my original remark about Jesus and Moses which was limited to their "entertainment" value, not about how well known they may or may not be.)

Re: Ad astra: another passing.
MG2009 #57992 02/19/21 05:14 AM
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Be that as it may, I still stand by my original statement about Rush Limbaugh: He was not the most agreeable person in the world, but was certainly entertaining and dynamic. And by "agreeable", I mean that not everyone agreed with him. Fair enough. But there are others who found him to be entertaining and dynamic.

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MartyByrde #58005 02/19/21 07:55 PM
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I never had occasion to listen to Rush Limbaugh until I went to look after my dad when he was near his end. Fox News was on non-stop and I finally heard Limbaugh, whom my dad worshiped.

He defined the word vitriol for me, even if he was well-spoken and persuasive. I had to sneak into the other room to listen to a bit of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon Days to calm myself.


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Re: Ad astra: another passing.
donikatz #58069 02/24/21 06:41 PM
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A literary person of many facets, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, dies at 101 years of age.


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