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Old 06-06-2012, 10:43 AM   #251
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Indeed it was...but today, this is the "Burning" one to report..
R.I.P Mr. Bradbury. I particularily liked, "The Illustrated Man".

Today is June 6th so he died on D-Day.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #252
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For a man who had eternal life as one of his goals, Mr. Bradbury definitely got closer than most do... both figuratively and literally.

Stoo: He apparently died yesterday, making it June 5. Heh... "Short. Always a little short."
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #253
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For a man who had eternal life as one of his goals, Mr. Bradbury definitely got closer than most do... both figuratively and literally.

Stoo: He apparently died yesterday, making it June 5. Heh... "Short. Always a little short."
You're right, Finn. The sources that I first looked at have now changed the date to the 5th. (What is that, "Short. Always a little short.", quote?) Regarding eternal life in the figurative sense: Ray's legacy will hopefully live on...

The 1980 mini-series of "The Martian Chronicles" was awful. Perhaps someday somewhere, someone will pick it up and re-introduce Bradbury's tale to a whole new generation.
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Apart from Goonie, nobody commented on the death of Robin Gibb. Because of the movie, "Saturday Night Fever", the Bee Gees are inextricably connected to the awful era of disco. That was a grand eclipse to their earlier output which has since faded into obscurity. Quite a shame because their stuff from the late '60s is great! Even though my musical tastes are mod, punk and rock, I do love those early Bee Gees songs. R.I.P. Robin Gibb.


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Old 06-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #254
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With fans like you, Stoo, disco can never properly die...
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #255
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Ray Bradbury wrote the story for the excellent 1953 film "It Came from Outer Space".

It was probably the first Western film to feature space aliens.

In one scene, the hero engages in a gunfight with an alien who is wearing a dress belonging to the hero's girlfriend.

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Old 06-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #256
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I just found out about Ray Bradbury! In this digital age I find it ironic news of his death took 3 whole days to reach me!
So, so sad now

I've had the privilege of teachers that had my classes read 'A Sound of Thunder' and, 'There will come soft Rains'.
I need to go re-read 'The Illustrated Man' now.

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Old 07-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #257
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Andy Griffith passed:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/...at-86-1.863275
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #258
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Andy Griffith in "A Face in the Crowd", a 1957 film where he played a
country singer who becomes a media mogul.

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #259
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Ernest Borgnine, RIP.

He was one of the great film and television actors.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #260
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Even though he lived a nice long life, that is really too bad. He had a pretty good role in Red a little less than a couple years ago, and it seemed liked he was always doing something, whether attending the TCM Film Festival or being in that Paramount 100th Anniversary poster, it gave him the illusion as though he were immortal. May he R.I.P.

Borgnine's death really reminds me how outside of a few exceptions(Kirk Douglas, Mickey Rooney, Lauren Bacall, Sidney Poitier etc.) the Golden Era of Hollywood is pretty much extinct.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #261
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Richard D. Zanuck

Most remembered as one of the producers of Jaws and the former head of 20th Century Fox. He was 77.

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Old 07-14-2012, 03:36 PM   #262
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Sly Stallone's son; Sage is dead.
http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/14/sage-s...ad-three-days/
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:42 PM   #263
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This article paints Sage Stallone's life in a completely different light. Specifically as a non-drinker, non-pill popper.


And Forbidden Eye, your post serves as a perfect summation of my feelings about Mr. Borgnine's passing as well.

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #264
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Celeste Holm died, film actress, age 95

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/15/showbi...bit/index.html

Holm won the best supporting actress Academy Award for "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1947.

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #265
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Not exactly RIP but here goes:

Penn State takes down Joe Paterno statue

The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.

Workers lifted the 7-foot-tall statue off its base and used a forklift to move it into Beaver Stadium as the 100 to 150 students watching chanted, "We are Penn State."



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Old 07-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #266
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Sally Ride, first American woman in space has passed away at the age of 61 due to pancreatic cancer:
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/ride.html
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/sally...at-61-1.890196
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #267
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...and screenwriter Frank Pierson

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #268
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George Jefferson has now passed...

http://fox6now.com/2012/07/24/tmz-re...ey-dead-at-74/
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #269
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Some people you feel were somehow invincible from death - Joe Kubert, enormous talent, visonary teacher. RIP.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:26 AM   #270
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Tony Scott flew into the danger zone...

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #271
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Scott McKenzie, singer of '60s anthem 'San Francisco,' dies at 73

Singer Scott McKenzie, who performed
"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)"
which became a hit in 1967 during the city's "Summer of Love" - has died.

"San Francisco" was written by John Phillips, the leader of the 1960s group The Mamas and the Papas. But McKenzie sang it and it has stood as an anthem for the 1960s counterculture movement.

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #272
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Phyllis Diller, dead at 95.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #273
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Neil Armstrong, RIP

Another celebrity from the sixties.

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Old 08-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #274
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Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)
Puppeteer and voice actor for shows such as Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, and The Muppets.
Probably best known as The Count!
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #275
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Neil Armstrong, RIP

Another celebrity from the sixties.


You can do better than "celebrity"!

True Adventurer, Pioneer...a name which will be remembered forever.
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