The RIP Thread

Discussion in 'Mainstream News Stories' started by MrRING, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. Yithian

    Yithian Bless you, Anti-Pesto! Staff Member

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    Don't know whether anybody here us familiar with his writing, but Jerry Fodor, the very influential philospher of mind died a few days ago.

    It's been a long time since I trapped with his ideas, but he was clearly a first-rate mind.

    R.I.P.
     
  2. Ermintruder

    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    Dammit, he was an extremely-interesting thinker. I've only had a chance to read a small part of his work, but I'd happily read it all.

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    I loved his unflying pigs logic, and the constructive position he took on spandrels / exaptations.

    :-(

    (To hell with you, death. And your lieutenants of destruction, time & toil. We have had more than enough of you. Begone)
     
  3. sherbetbizarre

    sherbetbizarre Special Branch

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    Cult actor/director Ulli Lommel has passed away. He's worked with Russ Meyer, Fassbinder, Warhol and been on the Video Nasties list. Directing credits include: Tenderness of the Wolves (1973), The Boogey Man (1980), The Devonsville Terror (1983), and Boogeyman II (1983). I quite liked his Blank Generation (1980) which followed Richard Hell around the late 70's NY Punk scene (no real plot, just followed him around...)
     
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  4. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Damn, Lommel made some terrible films as a director, but he had a certain integrity and I did like seeing those interview featurettes on the discs of his work where he would cheerily ramble away and be entirely unenlightening. One of those characters you got on film's fringes, but in a good way. RIP.
     
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  5. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Justified & Ancient

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42245839
     
  6. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Mandy was the witty one, but Christine had THAT photo... RIP.
     
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  7. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Justified & Ancient

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    One of the defining images of the Swinging 60s
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  8. escargot

    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    Johnny Hallyday dies

    I knew about Hallyday because a teenager I once obtained a French teenage magazine and put the huge free poster of Hallyday up in the French classroom, to my classmates' mystification. What? Pop singers who perform in... French? How does that work then?
     
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    Dinobot Justified & Ancient

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    I think I know what you meant to say, but care to clarify?:D
     
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  10. Min Bannister

    Min Bannister Justified & Ancient

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    I once had a completely inconsequential prophetic dream involving Christine Keeler which I will post when I get my Fortean journal which has the details. RIP.
     
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    Min Bannister Justified & Ancient

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  12. GNC

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    Johnny 'allyday was in a Johnnie To movie, which is pretty cool. But (sorry Frenchies) his music was no France Gall or those Ye-Ye girls. RIP.
     
  13. MrRING

    MrRING Justified & Ancient

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    GerdaWordyer Abominable Snowman

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    My fave bit of Profumo scandal trivia is that Valerie Hobson literally played the title role in "Bride of Frankenstein." (Elsa Lanchester was the Bride of The Monster.) Later she married John Profumo. "Bride of Profumo" would be an interesting movie.
     
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  15. escargot

    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    Johnny Hallyday's funeral in Paris is a huge affair, with a mass procession down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
    He was a massive star, universally beloved in the French-speaking world.
    Do we Brits have anyone to compare? Looking at the crowds lining the streets, I think not.

    Hallyday's great rival, Claude François, was killed in an accident nearly 40 years ago. When I heard this news - long before the internet - I thought it was Hallyday who'd died. French pop stars' fame doesn't travel well and I was only aware of Hallyday because I'd been to France and brought back a teen magazine.

    (As I've mentioned, I put the magazine poster on a classroom wall as an example of topical French culture, to the total bemusement of everyone else!)

    Hallyday and CloClo were very different characters. Hallyday was apparently a genial bloke, whereas CloClo was an egomaniac. There seems to be a suggestion of mystery about his death.

    Here's a great article from the Independent from around the 30th anniversary of CloCo's death. Quite a lively reading!

    The mystery of CloClo: did he write 'My Way'? And was he killed while changing a lightbulb?

     
  16. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Jim was the partner of a friend of mine.

    9 December, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD

    We are sad to inform you that Jim Cullen, President of Friends of Sinn Féin in America, died last night at his home in New York.

    Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said:

    “We learn with great regret that Jim Cullen, President of Friends of Sinn Féin in America, died last night at his home in New York.

    “Jim was a distinguished human rights lawyer and a former General in the United States Army having been drafted as a young man.

    “He was born in New York but his heart was in Offaly, where his mother came from and that bond remained till his death.

    “Jim Cullen defended many Irish republicans in landmark cases in America. He was the first President of the Brehon Law Society formed by Paul O’Dwyer.

    “He became the President of Friends of Sinn Fein in 2012, carrying on the work of support for Sinn Féin and the cause of Irish reunification.

    “Jim is a great loss to his partner Catherine and to his family.

    “He has made a huge contribution to the promotion of human and civil rights in America, Ireland and indeed around the world.

    “He will be sadly missed and mourned by his many friends in America and Ireland.

    “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.”
     
  17. McAvennie

    McAvennie Justified & Ancient

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    A colleague of mine told me everyone in France knows what really happened to CloClo. Yes, something electric was dropped in the bath... :chain::evillaugh:
     
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  18. escargot

    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    This sort of thing?

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  19. escargot

    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    Max Clifford has died, at 77 I think. He collapsed in prison in Cambridgeshire. Can't say I care, but he's certainly paid for his crimes.
     
  20. Bigphoot2

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    His condition is described as satisfactory.
     
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  21. David Plankton

    David Plankton Justified & Ancient

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    I wonder how long before he was due out?
     
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    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    Tried to read his autobiography a few years ago but it was full of his manipulation and exploitation, and he was so proud of it all!Couldn't get more than a few chapters in. He was genuinely pleased to describe what an absolute arse he was.

    Reading later that he'd invite a woman or girl into his office and then stand up to greet her with his pants down, I wasn't remotely surprised. He really thought he could do whatever he liked.
     
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    Not shedding a tear for that creep.
     
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  24. jimv1

    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    On the whole, 2017 is being a bit more balanced than 2016.
     
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  25. GNC

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    I remember Clifford on one of Louis Theroux's shows, he was a manipulative bastard using Louis to promote his crappy acts, and when he objected Clifford seeded the tabloids with insulting stories about him. I dread to think of the more serious charges he got up to. No RIP from me.
     
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    On the same show, Simon Cowell appeared and had a bit of flirtatious banter with Louis. When Louis later asked Clifford what he was doing there, he said he paid him to make sure there were plenty of stories in the tabloids of him shagging gorgeous young lasses.
    That's my memory of it anyway.
     
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  27. GNC

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    I don't recall that bit, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least. Anyway, it'll never be on TV ever again ever.
     
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    I wonder what happens to the cases still open against him. In the case of Lord Janner I think they were cancelled when he died.
     
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  29. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    I felt the same way on learning that CEO Sir Ken Morrison had died of Morrison's supermarket chain. I'll leave it at that.
     
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  30. Krepostnoi

    Krepostnoi Hoarse Bronzeman

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    Oh, you can't tell half a story, Swifty... Also, you can't libel the dead. Ken Morrison was held up as a hero in Bradford, at least by the more conservatively-minded who maintained that you should just make a bit of effort and everything would work out. It would be interesting to hear a bit of balance to the hagiography.
     

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