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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1150 on: November 22, 2019, 06:26:56 PM »
For Michael J. Pollard, I had to look up his filmography, famous for Bonnie and Clyde. Here are his other appearances:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0689488/

Some famous shows, Lucy, The girl from UNCLE, Gunsmoke.

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« Reply #1151 on: November 22, 2019, 06:35:30 PM »
It's funny, but I too have a hard time thinking of actors from years ago as being old.  Have to slap myself and realize that the movie Bonnie & Clyde is about 50 or so years old.  I remember seeing it at the local movie house when I was a teenager, much to Mom's disapproval.  She thought it was too violent for a youngster like me.  LOL

Anyway, rest in peace, Mr. Pollard.



 
I understand. Most of everything I watch is old. So when I see the actors today it shocks me.

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« Reply #1152 on: November 24, 2019, 08:15:53 PM »
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Good riddance to Communist scum. He should have died decades ago.

Thich Nhat Hanh part of the Paris Peace Talks maybe?

Anyway, here is more on this "Thich Tri Quang"... who is the Monk that passed:

Radio Free Asia

I'll leave it at that, the story from a UPI writer who met him once gives some commentary on his life:

Sounds like Thich Tri Quang went through some severe imprisonment with the Communists.

I don't watch that much teebee as @sneakypete  , but sometimes per holiday time, they drag out some good movies to see. Hanoi Hilton is going to be shown and I'll watch that. I have seen it at least one time before.  It's not an action picture but it's okay.

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« Reply #1153 on: November 24, 2019, 08:25:25 PM »

 
I don't watch that much teebee as @sneakypete  , but sometimes per holiday time, they drag out some good movies to see. Hanoi Hilton is going to be shown and I'll watch that. I have seen it at least one time before.  It's not an action picture but it's okay.

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You owe it to yourself to watch Shameless and Breaking Bad. Trust me on this.  You can now watch all seasons of Shameless for free if you subscribe to the right services,and most seasons of Shameless. Breaking Bad ended a few years ago,but Shameless is back for year 9,and I suspect this is the last year. Frank can only do so much screwing up before he runs out of new mistakes. The episode where his mother is released from prison early because she is dying,and she teaches her 9 year old grandson how to cook meth in the basement "because the boy is 9,and needs to learn a trade" is one of my favorite episodes. IIRC,that is also the episode where she makes Frank into a total bitch and her personal servant. He even makes him use a hair drier to dry off her pubes after unirnating. Frank is such a scum-sucker himself,it makes you want to cheer for her.  BTW,William H. Macey plays Frank.
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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1154 on: November 25, 2019, 03:15:31 AM »
Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at 89
His work — seen in National Lampoon, Playboy, The New Yorker and other magazines — was full of visual surprises and black humor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/arts/gahan-wilson-dead.html


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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1155 on: November 25, 2019, 06:58:06 AM »
Last surviving Mount Rushmore carver dies at 98

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he last surviving carver of the Mount Rushmore monument passed away at the age of 98 this weekend.

Donald “Nick” Clifford was 17 when he joined a team of 400 men to carve the memorial. Clifford has been the last living carver for 12 years.

https://www.newscenter1.tv/last-surviving-mount-rushmore-carver-dies-at-98/

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Can't find a link to it right now, but our local news said Mr. Clifford in his later years used to spend summers at Mt. Rushmore talking to tourists and answering their questions. 

Rest in peace, Mr. Clifford. 

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1156 on: November 25, 2019, 09:18:37 AM »
I loved Gahan Wilson!  I used to see his cartoons all the time in The National Lampoon.  I haven't seen anything from him in a few decades.
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« Reply #1157 on: November 25, 2019, 10:45:59 AM »
I loved Gahan Wilson!  I used to see his cartoons all the time in The National Lampoon.  I haven't seen anything from him in a few decades.
Well I to be honest fell in love with his cartoons in Playboy and then bought as many of his collections, sadly lost to water damage. While I grew out of Playboy, sorry bad phrasing, I continued to enjoy the work of Gahan's mind.

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« Reply #1158 on: November 25, 2019, 05:37:05 PM »
RIP, Mr. Wilson! And thank you for the laughs!
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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1159 on: November 25, 2019, 07:38:02 PM »
Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at 89
His work — seen in National Lampoon, Playboy, The New Yorker and other magazines — was full of visual surprises and black humor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/arts/gahan-wilson-dead.html


 

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1160 on: November 29, 2019, 12:01:58 AM »
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who was well-known for his close relationship with then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan, has died at age 101 - NHK

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1161 on: November 29, 2019, 07:48:57 AM »
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Brad Gobright: Free solo climber falls to his death

A world-renowned American free solo climber has died attempting to descend the side of a cliff face.


Brad Gobright, 31, fell around 300m (1,000 ft) to his death in El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico.

His companion, fellow climber Aidan Jacobson, 26, fell a shorter distance and survived with injuries.

Read More At: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50592646

Video of him climbing  Yosemite El Capitan... yes, I know people say, this is somewhat self-inflicted because he chose to perform this dangerous act. That's actually very true.

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1162 on: November 29, 2019, 08:07:24 AM »
Video of him climbing  Yosemite El Capitan... yes, I know people say, this is somewhat self-inflicted because he chose to perform this dangerous act. That's actually very true.

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1163 on: November 29, 2019, 01:01:22 PM »
Video of him climbing  Yosemite El Capitan... yes, I know people say, this is somewhat self-inflicted because he chose to perform this dangerous act. That's actually very true.
It may seem counterintuitive, but climbing down is more dangerous than climbing up.
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« Reply #1164 on: November 29, 2019, 01:20:58 PM »
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The two men were simul-rappelling - a technique where two climbers descend opposite strands of an anchored rope, with their bodies acting as counterweights to each other - with an 80m rope, the Outside website reports.


This part was interesting, they were balancing each other out. It must be something elite climbers do.
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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1165 on: November 29, 2019, 02:11:09 PM »
I had seen Zion Canyon before, however a few years I took my wife. Theyhad natural gas powered tour busses, to take you from the parkingarea, into the canyon.

You can ride or get off when you want and use the trail.

So we are riding at first and the  guide says "see the black dots on the canyon wall above?"

Those are climbers spending the night, sleeping in hammocks anchored to the wall.
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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1166 on: November 29, 2019, 11:45:42 PM »
@Smokin Joe  @sneakypete

This part was interesting, they were balancing each other out. It must be something elite climbers do.
It lets them each descend roughly 120 ft. and recover the rope for the next step. Apparently, whatever anchored the rope at the top let go, came out of the crack, failed, whatever, and they both free fell. One was fortunate enough to land on a ledge and stay there, the other not so lucky.
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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1167 on: November 29, 2019, 11:59:31 PM »
Video of him climbing  Yosemite El Capitan... yes, I know people say, this is somewhat self-inflicted because he chose to perform this dangerous act. That's actually very true.

Well, yes and no... He was not free-soloing when the accident occurred.
But equally insane is having both partners on the rope during an action.
So yeah - hot-dogging makes you dead.

And to your broader point, there are no old free-soloists.

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1168 on: November 30, 2019, 12:02:39 AM »
It may seem counterintuitive, but climbing down is more dangerous than climbing up.

It can be - one has 100% commitment to the protection during a rappel... The rope and the harness (and the biners, ATC and etc), not to mention the anchor point(s) can all fail at any point... Which is why old climbers figure out how to employ redundancies.

What kills people most of all is complacency.

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1169 on: November 30, 2019, 12:06:59 AM »
So we are riding at first and the  guide says "see the black dots on the canyon wall above?"

Those are climbers spending the night, sleeping in hammocks anchored to the wall.

That is a trip. Don't expect to sleep very well. it is spooky. Much better to anchor on a cleft or ledge... Especially for your morning um... constitutional... Which is another thing that must be carefully negotiated on a big wall.   :whistle:


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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1170 on: November 30, 2019, 12:11:17 AM »
It lets them each descend roughly 120 ft. and recover the rope for the next step. Apparently, whatever anchored the rope at the top let go, came out of the crack, failed, whatever, and they both free fell. One was fortunate enough to land on a ledge and stay there, the other not so lucky.

Very bad idea. The same could be accomplished using a slingshot method, with one partner descending, anchoring (independent of the rope) on belay, till the second descends, and then pull the rope through and reset.

What they were doing is dead on stupid.

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1171 on: November 30, 2019, 01:39:52 PM »
Seymour Siwoff, longtime Elias Sports Bureau owner, dies at 99

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Seymour Siwoff, the statistics maven who turned the Elias Sports Bureau into the place to go for exact information on teams and athletes for more than a half-century, died Friday. He was 99.

Siwoff owned Elias for more than 70 years before selling it to his grandson in March 2018. He started as an accountant in 1938 and purchased the company in 1952.

Elias was started in 1913 by brothers Al Munro Elias and Walter Bruce Elias and became official statistician of baseball's National League in 1919. It is now the official statistician for MLB, NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLS and the NBA G-League . . .

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1172 on: December 01, 2019, 06:59:46 AM »
Irving Burgie, Songwriter of Calypso Hit 'Day-O,' Dies at 95


Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)," has died at the age of 95.

At the Barbados Independence Day Parade on Saturday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced Burgie died Friday.

Day-O," written in 1952, has been ubiquitous, appearing in everything from the film and Broadway musical Beetlejuice to an E-Trade commercial. "Day-O" was also the wake-up call for the astronauts on two Space Shuttle missions in the 1990s. When a superstar list of music royalty gathered to film the "We Are the World" video in 1985, most burst into a playful version of "Day-O" in between takes. Lil' Wayne used a sample of "Day-O" in his "6 Foot 7 Foot."

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1173 on: December 01, 2019, 07:01:36 AM »
Here’s a little better obit.

Irving Burgie, a songwriter whose adaptation of the traditional Jamaican folk song "Day-O" became one of the definitive calypso songs of the 20th century, died on Friday. He was 95.

Burgie died as a result of complications from heart failure. His death was confirmed by his son Andrew Burgie.

Burgie performed in nightclubs as Lord Burgess, but he was best-known as a songwriter who helped Harry Belafonte bring calypso to the mainstream.

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Re: Obituaries for 2019
« Reply #1174 on: December 01, 2019, 07:16:55 AM »
A tip of the cap to Mr. Burgie. Everytime our choir director corrects our pronunciation of "Deo," as in "In excelsis Deo," I want to start singing Day-O, daylight come and me wan' go home.
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