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Originally Posted by Finn
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.
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.
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.
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."