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RIP Memoriam thread?

#961 User is offline   PeterAlan 

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Posted 2023-November-23, 17:29

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Posted 2023-November-29, 20:26

Henry Kissinger.
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Posted 2023-November-30, 07:04

Shane McGowan

https://www.youtube....h?v=ym-Oz0TMSb0

when I saw them live, Shane was clearly drunk, and they kicked off with the Irish rover which was much too fast for him, he mumbled his way through every other word, they propped him up on his mike stand, fed him pints of orange juice and he gradually sobered up through the gig
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Posted 2023-December-01, 16:59

View PostCyberyeti, on 2023-November-30, 07:04, said:

Shane McGowan

https://www.youtube....h?v=ym-Oz0TMSb0

when I saw them live, Shane was clearly drunk, and they kicked off with the Irish rover which was much too fast for him, he mumbled his way through every other word, they propped him up on his mike stand, fed him pints of orange juice and he gradually sobered up through the gig

Giving their fans what they came to see

In many ways the Pogues were contemporary with my adult life. All 40 years of it

I even lived in London-Irish country for a while

People focus on the wrong things
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Posted 2023-December-02, 10:38

View Postthepossum, on 2023-December-01, 16:59, said:

Giving their fans what they came to see

In many ways the Pogues were contemporary with my adult life. All 40 years of it

I even lived in London-Irish country for a while

People focus on the wrong things


While I was a Pogues fan, it was them or The men they couldn't hang who were trying to make it big at the same time, and TMTCH were an awesome live band. The Pogues made it and TMTCH went back to busking after a few albums all on different labels. I also have fond memories of Shane's cameo appearance in Eat the rich.
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Posted 2023-December-06, 12:06

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Posted 2023-December-06, 15:19

View Postbarmar, on 2023-December-06, 12:06, said:



A long and very varied career (just reading it leaves me breathless).


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Posted 2023-December-08, 08:01

View Postbarmar, on 2023-December-06, 12:06, said:




A long life and a good life, I congratulate him.

I see that All In The Family lasted for nine seasons, and then Archie Bunker's Place for four more. I believe I saw the first four seasons which is a couple of seasons longer than I usually stick with a series. I think that it was well-conceived, well-written, well-cast, well-acted.
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Posted 2023-December-08, 22:36

Ryan O'Neal - "I've got scruples too, you know"
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Posted 2023-December-12, 09:09

View Postkenberg, on 2023-December-08, 08:01, said:

A long life and a good life, I congratulate him.

I see that All In The Family lasted for nine seasons, and then Archie Bunker's Place for four more. I believe I saw the first four seasons which is a couple of seasons longer than I usually stick with a series. I think that it was well-conceived, well-written, well-cast, well-acted.

In 1976 he had 7 TV shows airing at the same time:

All in the Family
Sanford and Son
Maude
Good Times
The Jeggersons
One Day At a Time
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

5 of them were regularly in the top 10 of the ratings. That's got to be a record that will never be beaten (Chuck Lorre seems to be trying). Over his entire career he produced 26 TV series.

OTOH, his filmography is totally blank from 1999 to 2016 (he created a revamped "On Day At a Time" in 2017) -- what a slacker.

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Posted 2024-January-26, 14:44

Melanie https://www.google.c...LrAdeMNuZw,st:0
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Posted 2024-February-25, 17:16

Alexia Navalny.

Murdered like so many before him.
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Posted 2024-March-16, 14:57

Frans de Waal, Dutch primatologist and popular science educator.

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Posted 2024-March-17, 14:53

Steve Harley https://www.google.c...AoaVU3-ve0,st:0
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Posted 2024-March-25, 16:52

Shigeichi Negishi. Aged 100. Winner of the IgNobel prize for the invention of Karaoke.
When presented with the award and asked "Why?", he explained that "Well, I just wanted to teach the world, to sing, in perfect..."
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Posted 2024-April-11, 10:22

O.J. Simpson. Notorious for murdering his wife and getting away with it.

He also played a sport and did some acting before that, but the murder will forever be his legacy.

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Posted 2024-April-11, 12:18

Quote from elsewhere (h.t. angusm):

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It would be both dignified and appropriate.

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Posted 2024-April-11, 13:39

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O.J. Simpson. Notorious for murdering his wife and getting away with it.

He also played a sport and did some acting before that, but the murder will forever be his legacy.

That whole bizarre episode was off-the-charts stupid. In the first place, why marry someone you could even conceivably want to murder in the future?
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Posted 2024-April-15, 14:45

View PostPassedOut, on 2024-April-11, 13:39, said:

That whole bizarre episode was off-the-charts stupid. In the first place, why marry someone you could even conceivably want to murder in the future?

OJ was an abusive husband to begin with. There's lots of speculation on the Internet about what triggered him to muder her after they were divorced. One said he was jealous of her dating, another said that it was because Nicole didn't save him a seat at their daughter's dance recital that day. But he was a violent man, and he apparently snapped.

If this was a L&O episode, I think they'd have come up with a wacky insanity defense.

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Posted 2024-April-15, 17:46

 barmar, on 2024-April-15, 14:45, said:

OJ was an abusive husband to begin with. There's lots of speculation on the Internet about what triggered him to muder her after they were divorced. One said he was jealous of her dating, another said that it was because Nicole didn't save him a seat at their daughter's dance recital that day. But he was a violent man, and he apparently snapped.

If this was a L&O episode, I think they'd have come up with a wacky insanity defense.


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