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#21 User is offline   Winstonm 

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Posted 2010-July-13, 09:52

George Steinbrenner
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Posted 2010-August-16, 11:03

J.C. Wagner, one of the great close-up magicians died last night. Also wrote a couple of great books for magicians: The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner, and Seven Secrets. Nice guy, creative thinker, great personality, and a real craftsman.
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Posted 2010-August-17, 09:12

I have fond memories of a couple of guys mentioned early.

Oscar Peterson taught a master class on computer assisted jazz composition at the U of T despite never graduating High School. How brilliant is THAT!

I was at a local club in Ottawa where a wannabe group of kids was performing during bluesfest when Jeff Healy walked in and did a loooong set with them. Very classy act.

I heard a radio interview with a guy that backed up Jimmy Buffet who talked about an off night in NYC when they all went to the club where Les Paul played.

Jimmy went up to do a number with him and was introduced by Les as "Jimmy from Florida". When he said to Les, I don't have a strap for this guitar Les said, "Don't sweat it, you won't be up here that long".

With memories like that these people don't depart until I do.
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Posted 2010-September-24, 12:52

jaybee3

a player at bbo

i remember her from the refugee club and never denied me a seat whne i was novice

always seemed glad to chat, tho i never played with her

dont know why i miss her, but i did cry, think she was a friend.

View PostFree, on 2011-May-10, 03:57, said:

Babalu just wanted a shoulder to cry on, is that too much to ask for?
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Posted 2010-September-24, 16:06

Eddie Fisher.
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Posted 2010-September-29, 07:45

kendog
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will be missed

View PostFree, on 2011-May-10, 03:57, said:

Babalu just wanted a shoulder to cry on, is that too much to ask for?
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Posted 2010-September-29, 16:27

My 30's. Haven't died yet but they're terminally ill. Doctors give them 6 months. I will miss them terribly.
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Posted 2010-October-16, 09:22

Benoit Mandelbrot, Mathematician, Dies at 85
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The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists — that is why they invented hell. — Bertrand Russell
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Posted 2010-October-16, 13:21

PassedOut, on Oct 16 2010, 10:22 AM, said:


Bizarre twist of timing.

On Thursday, the day he died I took a chaos theory exam involving some fractal stuff.
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Posted 2010-November-18, 00:31

Larry Evans, 5-time US chess champion.
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Posted 2010-November-18, 07:01

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Bobby Fischer, left, training for the world championship with the help of Larry Evans in a hotel pool in the Catskills in 1971.

from the NYT obituary written by Dylan Loeb McClain.

I am slowly working my way through My 60 Memorable Games which McClain says Evans "cajoled and exhorted" Fischer to write and which he also edited and wrote introductions for all the games. "Typical of Mr. Evans’s style was the introduction to Game 9 against Edgar Walther, in which Mr. Fischer escaped with a draw: “What makes this game memorable is the demonstration it affords of the way in which a grandmaster redeems himself after having started like a duffer; and how a weaker opponent, after masterfully building a winning."
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Posted 2010-November-29, 04:22

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Leslie Nielsen, center, with Julie Haggerty, Peter Graves and, on the floor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in “Airplane!” (1980).

Rumack: Well, I don't have anything to say, you've done the best you could. You really have, the best you could. You can't expect to win em all. But, I want to tell you something I've kept to myself through these years. I was in the war myself, medical corps. I was on late duty one night when they brought in a badly wounded pilot from one of the raids. He could barely talk. He looked at me and said, "The odds were against us up there, but we went in anyway, I'm glad the Captain made the right decision." The pilot's name was George Zip.

Ted Striker: George Zip said that?

Rumack: The last thing he said to me, "Doc," he said, "some time when the crew is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to get out there and give it all they got and win just one for the Zipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Doc," he said, "but I won't smell too good, that's for sure."

Ted Striker: Excuse me doc, I got a plane to land.
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Posted 2010-November-30, 17:42

Yes, Leslie Nielsen, free now to live a life of religious fulfillment...

One for the road.

Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur: I can't tell.
Rumack: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain Oveur: No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?
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Posted 2010-December-01, 02:34

Maurice Wilkes, who designed the EDSAC computer in 1949, has passed away aged 96. He was head of the computer lab (or equivalent) at Cambridge University from 1945 until 1980 (the year after I arrived there).

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Posted 2010-December-06, 09:50

RIP dandy don meredith... many enjoyable monday nights, thx to you, frank, and howard
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Posted 2010-December-17, 23:39

Captain Beefheart Dead At Age 69

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Don Van Vliet, who became a rock legend as Captain Beefheart, died today from complications from multiple sclerosis in California.

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Posted 2010-December-18, 00:07

No mention of Blake Edwards?

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Posted 2010-December-18, 01:07

View Postbarmar, on 2010-December-18, 00:07, said:

No mention of Blake Edwards?

The comedian in Watchmen?
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Posted 2010-December-18, 08:43

View PostFluffy, on 2010-December-18, 01:07, said:

The comedian in Watchmen?


That was Edward Blake. Blake Edwards was an actor, producer and director, and husband of Julie Andrews. May he rest in peace.
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Posted 2010-December-21, 18:01

Steve Landesberg

Always loved his droll style...
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