The R.I.P. Thread

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  1. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    RIP Doddy, you were one of a kind.
     
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  2. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    R.I.P. Ken Dodd

     
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  3. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Always liked how philosophical he was about the power of humour and laughter, he had a genuinely lovely outlook on life: today could be a wonderful day. RIP.
     
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  4. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    "Freud said that laughter is the outward expression of the psyche. But Freud never had to play the Glasgow Empire."
     
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  5. Yithian

    Yithian Intergalactic Space Crusader Staff Member

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    Or on a cold night in Stoke.
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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  7. JamesWhitehead

    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    Unlike many stage-Liverpudlians, Doddy stayed rooted in the city. There are some stories in the press today of his generosity with his time. His tight-fistedness with money was, however, not so much legendary as well-attested: I knew the lad that delivered his papers!

    Odd in so many ways - look at his record sales in the 1960s - the subject of a baffled column in yesterday's Guardian - he was inescapable in that era. Boosted by the brief fashion for all things Liverpool, he survived his Revenue misadventures and emerged a weird National Treasure.

    For me, he was the sprained voice of an imperfect "Happiness" projected from the speakers of Saturday morning at the ABC. He was the ritual lunchtime of Sunday on the Light Programme, to be heard at home or somewhere in a Welsh carpark with plaid flasks of tea and meat-paste sandwiches. He really had no right to go! RIP Ken Dodd. :clap:
     
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    He was great as Yorick in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, first a skull with outsize teeth, then Ken as a court jester in flashbacks.

    R.I.P. Ken.
     
  9. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    .. and then there was the 80's (90's?) joke about him when he got caught out in some sort of alleged tax fiddle: "Ken Dodd's got two new diddy men .. diddy pay and diddy fuck" .. some of us will remember his 'diddy men' characters .. my mate at college confessed to me that he'd once played a 'diddy man' onstage as a nipper with Ken but was embarrassed about that for some reason ..

    .. and this band existed as well .. Ken Dodd's Dad's Dog's Dead

     
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    Rosebud Ephemeral Spectre

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    Yithian Intergalactic Space Crusader Staff Member

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    An inspirational man.

    R.I.P.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    Stephen Hawking was the only person to have played himself on Star Trek, in a poker game with Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Data. He was given a tour of the Enterprise set and when he saw the warp drive, he said, "I'm working on that."

    RIP
     
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    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    Hawking has died on Einstein's birthday, Pi Day. Those coincidences would probably have amused him.
     
  14. Dinobot

    Dinobot Justified & Ancient

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    And the collective I.Q of the species has dropped by about fifty points...

    And yet the people who green lighted Kim Kardassians tv career still live:pitch:
     
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    Krepostnoi Bug Bunny

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    My first serious girlfriend was writing a PhD on general relativity. Specifically, she was considering a mathematical object known as a semi-infinite rod which, as the name suggests, is a rod with only one end. Being a linguist as opposed to a mathematician, I could never get past the following thought experiment: suppose you encounter the rod somewhere along its length, and wish to find the end. How far would you go in one direction before you decided you had made the wrong choice?

    All of which is a long-winded way of saying that, even with her help, I could never make sense of A Brief History of Time. A remarkable mind, and an extraordinary life. RIP.
     
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    I read Hawking's collection of essays as a teen. It really changed my life. I'm still choking up a bit.
     
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    He really was an inspiration. Rest In Power Stephen Hawking.
     
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    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    Techy told me first thing that Hawking'd died, and I said Nooo! What?

    He said they were talking on t'wireless about his achievements and how he'd bagged nearly everything except the Nobel Prize. I thought - hoped! - it was a puff piece about his being the voice of the Book in the new Hitchhiker's. No such luck.

    Then I looked at the news online and found that it was true. Although he'd lived to a greater age than most sufferers of MND/ALD, he was too young, and it's still a shock.
     
  19. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    Another familiar face gone

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43403178
     
  20. Yossarian

    Yossarian Junior Acolyte

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    Hawking was remarkable - not just as a scientist but, in many ways more importantly, as a communicator of science. That he could take the immense complexities of the universe that he was in the business of trying to make sense of, and make them at least somewhat comprehensible to the general public is a tremendous achievement. That he did it all while defying expectations and drastically outliving his life expectancy, and all with good humour, is a testament to what a man he was.

    When the struggle of this generation, and likely the next, will be the continued erosion of trust in "experts", and in the institutions we're supposed to look to as arbiters of truth - science, academia, news reportage - it's a tragedy to lose a great mind and a great communicator like Hawking and be stuck with the Flat Earthers and Fake News brigade.
     
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    I saw Jim Bowen in stand-up a few years ago a the Brighton Festival - it was one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. The whole thing was 'memories of Bullseye' and it was utterly hilarious.

    "I lost track of the number of West Midlanders we gave speedboats to...."
     
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    Jim Reed‏@jim_reed
    Hawking story was doing rounds at Newsnight. Producer left in room setting up for interview. Pulled out lead for light and Hawkins slumped forward in chair like disconnected something vital. Producer runs for help, returns to room to find Hawking chuckling. #RIPStephenHawking

    9:17 AM - 14 Mar 2018
     
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    A lament for Liam.

    The master uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn has died, at the age of 72, after being ill for some time.

    Born in Co Kildare, to a musical family, he formed the influential traditional group Planxty in 1972 with Christy Moore, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny. After the band broke up, in the mid-1980s, O’Flynn worked with Kate Bush, Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler, among others, as well as working with the poet Seamus Heaney and with the composer Shaun Davey on The Brendan Voyage.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/...nd-master-uilleann-piper-dies-at-72-1.3426824



     
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    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    I'm sad.

    I 've posted the following video before. I don't believe I'll ever see better pipering:



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  27. GNC

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    Hawking is in the new Hitchhiker's Guide, started last week on Radio 4, but not as the Book. An amazing soul in many ways, he seemed to overcome his physical disabilities through sheer force of intellect, he had a superpowered mind. RIP.
     
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    henry still speeding

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    very sad passing
     
  29. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    "In which U.S. state was President Kennedy assassinated in Texas?" RIP.
     
  30. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Stephen Hawking. So sad to see such a extraordinary man go.
    Considering his illnesses, he lived to a reasonable age.
     
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