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Title: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on February 27, 2008, 04:42:03 PM
Buckley (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080227.wbuckleyu0227/BNStory/International/home)

Kinda miss him already. In spite of it all, he really was hard to dislike, especially later than life.

In my case, it was the National Review cruise that really warmed me to the old bastid.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Norondor on February 27, 2008, 06:39:29 PM
I'm rather upset that Death has cheated me of my vengeance yet again.

Also that the cause of death was NOT autoerotic asphyxiation.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 27, 2008, 09:46:30 PM
Corrupt Arizona governor Evan Mecham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_mecham).

I was just talking about him (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=117.msg2463#msg2463).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on February 27, 2008, 10:20:28 PM
...you people elected him entirely based on his near-perfect resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman, didn't you?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 27, 2008, 10:37:38 PM
..."You people"?  He was elected when I was FOUR YEARS OLD.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on February 27, 2008, 10:38:24 PM
So was the rest of the state, apparently.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 27, 2008, 10:44:21 PM
I actually remember my preschool teachers, that year, joking between each other that they should change the "You'll go down in history! (Like George Washington!)" lyric at the end of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to "Like Ev Mecham!"
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on February 27, 2008, 11:19:04 PM
You remember that from preschool?  That's some Adrian Monk shit right there.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 27, 2008, 11:31:32 PM
IT IS MY BLESSING

IT IS MY CURSE
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Classic on February 27, 2008, 11:35:40 PM
I have all sorts of weird episodic memories from my young life. I'm certain my first memory is from my third birthday, and in it, I speak in Spanish briefly to someone.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Demogorgon on March 03, 2008, 08:56:14 PM
It's time...leaving the Internet forever. It was fun hanging out with you guys.
Keep a watch out for news regarding the West Coast, boats, and explosives. That'll be me.
Hi NSA.
:smile:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 03, 2008, 09:05:39 PM
Do you have the ninja boots?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Zaratustra on March 03, 2008, 10:46:43 PM
buh wha DON'T DO WHATEVER YOU'RE THINKING OF YOU MADMAN
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on March 03, 2008, 11:12:19 PM
He's doing it to the West Coast, it'll be fine.

...oh wait  :fuckoff:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Zaratustra on March 03, 2008, 11:15:45 PM
Isn't there anything we can do? Get his IP, call -anyone- on his head to keep him from doing something retarded?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on March 03, 2008, 11:21:32 PM
Uh... are you serious?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on March 03, 2008, 11:25:49 PM
Aww, the guy from Road House got cancer. (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2008/03/03/159448.aspx)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Zaratustra on March 04, 2008, 12:30:48 AM
Uh... are you serious?

Just last week he released a flash game that was basically a sketchbook of unfinished projects. Now he erases all his posts and gives farewells. Yeah, I'd say I'm serious.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on March 04, 2008, 01:34:58 AM
I'm pretty sure this isn't that serious.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 04, 2008, 04:49:00 AM
Honestly, guys. This is the friggin' internets. Try to keep a healthy skepticism about claims like that.

On the off (.2%) chance that someone making a claim like that was telling the truth, what the hell are we supposed to do, considering we have zero personal information anyway?

And that's about all the typing that that drama's worth.

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Classic on March 04, 2008, 06:43:18 AM
That's... That's no good. I thought the guy made lots of good posts.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: sei on March 04, 2008, 02:52:46 PM
Gary Gygax (http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/03/04/obit.gygax.ap/index.html) rolled consecutive 1s on a fort save.

At least he won't have to see where 4E winds up, I guess.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kayma on March 04, 2008, 10:18:05 PM
Wonder if he dropped any good loot.


Was that funny enough? Wasn't sure which joke to go with. The internet seems to be engorged with RP death jokes.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Dooly on March 04, 2008, 10:31:10 PM
The best one I've read is "I guess this calls for 1d6 minutes of silence."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Fredward on March 04, 2008, 10:34:33 PM
Variation from der Bronto:

Quote
Gary Gygax is dead. Let us all gather into a fifteen-foot radius and observe 1d6 rounds of silence.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Norondor on March 05, 2008, 04:26:04 AM
He'll be critically missed.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kayma on March 05, 2008, 08:21:35 AM
From the Woot blog (http://www.woot.com/Blog/BlogEntry.aspx?BlogEntryId=4118):

   1. “Quick! Someone cast Raise Dead!”
   2. “Don’t worry – he’s just playtesting the Astral Plane for the next edition.”
   3. “He’s gone the way of Star Frontiers.”
   4. “Analysts warn of a free-fall in Mountain Dew futures.”
   5. “In the next town, you meet a stranger named Barry Bygax.”
   6. “Now who will lead our young people to Satan?”
   7. “With his last breath, he cursed the name of Marlon Wayans.”
   8. “I wonder how they’ll divide up his XP.”
   9. “Pallbearers, make a Bend Bars/Lift Gates roll.”
  10. "At least he didn't live to see Disney's Greyhawk On Ice."
  11. “Lorraine Williams is behind this somehow, I just know it.”
  12. “The worlds of adventure gaming, fantasy fandom, and van painting will never be the same.”
  13. “When I heard, I cried 2d10 tears.”
  14. “Is there anything in the will about electrum?”
  15. “Heart condition? Wow, I always thought it’d be owlbears that got him.”
  16. “Suddenly, nobody in Heaven wants to hang out with Marilyn Monroe on Friday night.”

Penny Arcade made a comic about it yesterday, too.

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kayma on March 05, 2008, 07:14:54 PM
And now, some euphemisms:

When referring to Gygax's death, you can say he:

1) Started a new character sheet.
2) Is looking for a ninth-level cleric.
3) Failed his save vs. death magic.
4) Is food for purple worms.
5) Immediately became an NPC.
6) Finished the Doritos.
7) Has gone pips up.
8) Is pushing up shriekers.
9) Cashed in his gold pieces.
10) Took the first step to lichdom.
11) Went ethereal.
12) Kicked on the end of a spear.
13) Didn't make his system shock roll.
14) Bought the farm in Hommlet.
15) Is taking a dice nap.
16) Has gone to meet Zagyg.
17) Rolled his last natural 20.
18) Went against the giants.
19) Joined the gaming table invisible.
20) Is sleeping with the sahuagin.
21) Drew the Void.
22) Ended the campaign.
23) Kicked the dice bag.
24) Retired Mordenkainen.
25) Got screwed by the DM.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cannon on March 05, 2008, 08:20:30 PM
I got up to number four and immediately thought "Rot grubs, you fool!" which, if anything, proves that I need to stop encouraging my fellow nerds.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on March 05, 2008, 09:02:53 PM
Sweet Jesus, this is endless.  Remind me never to do anything that's popular to nerds, ever.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cannon on March 05, 2008, 10:50:59 PM
baiter :sarcasm:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: sei on March 05, 2008, 11:33:35 PM
Sweet Jesus, this is endless.  Remind me never to do anything that's popular to nerds, ever.
Too late, considering your job.  It's "Brentai's party ran out of Phoenix Down" until something better comes along.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: PhoenixUltima on March 17, 2008, 01:53:26 AM
"Brentai has rejoined the Lifestream."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on March 17, 2008, 05:34:16 PM
Brentai's space in the Party Select screen has been taken.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on March 17, 2008, 05:39:09 PM
SPOILER: [spoiler]Brentai dies.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on March 18, 2008, 02:22:12 PM
Director Anthony Minghella (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hcWljhx-_W_aVyJ31Jjr06QC_dKwD8VG2U900) (Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain) @ age 54.

A cosmic absurdity that Colin & Greg Strause live on.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: sei on March 18, 2008, 02:24:39 PM
In before Arthur C Clarke.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 18, 2008, 02:31:30 PM
ha... I just came here to post about that.

If I had a hat, I'd be holding it in my hands right now. That boy was truly one of the greatest.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 18, 2008, 04:01:15 PM
So the "My favorite recently-deceased sci-fi authors" queue grows by one.  More books to read and/or reread.  Maybe I'll watch 2001 this weekend.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 18, 2008, 04:13:34 PM
I have a higher opionion of that man than any other science-fiction writer who's prime years were during the 40's to the 70's. And that's a lot of competition.

If you can think of a classic clichéd science fiction story, it was probably originally an Arthur C. Clarke short story.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 19, 2008, 11:23:41 PM
Wired's Clarke Elegy (http://www.wired.com/culture/art/news/2008/03/clarke_elegy) quotes a handful of sci-fi authors, including professional douchebag Harlan Ellison, who starts off with a tangent about how much he hates the expression "sci-fi".  (Which is fair, because Clarke was hardly immune to tangents himself.  Did anybody read 3001?  Remember the circumcision tangent, or the bit about how people who write viruses are the scum of the Earth?)  Best part:

Quote
Arthur really did not like stupid people, but he would always talk to them as if they were Nobel laureates. I asked him where he got the patience, and he would answer that it's not nice to kick cripples.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on April 05, 2008, 08:49:08 PM
Now we may get the guns from his hands (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7332960.stm)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Fredward on April 05, 2008, 09:10:13 PM
He's gone to the big Soylent Green factory in the sky.  :sadpanda:

i cant be the only one who liked that movie
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on April 05, 2008, 09:49:24 PM
 :MENDOZAAAAA: THEY FINALLY DID IT!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 06, 2008, 06:25:48 AM
[Insert joke referring to cold dead hands and taking guns thereof]
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on April 06, 2008, 09:36:43 AM
But we... we already...

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd145/Brentai/MSX_Campbell.png) TIME PARADOX!

Dude, why are you in 8-bit?

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd145/Brentai/MSX_Campbell.png) TIME PARADOX!

Okay, okay, I get it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Zaratustra on April 06, 2008, 11:09:34 AM
He who pulls the gun out of Charleton Heston's dead hands shall be the next president of the NRA.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Koah on April 06, 2008, 02:53:35 PM
But if the gun breaks, will they have to get another one from the Rambo of the Lake?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on April 06, 2008, 05:15:36 PM
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd145/Brentai/MSX_Campbell.png) Yes.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 16, 2008, 08:36:39 AM
Ollie Johnston, last of the Nine Old Men. (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gQEVsnYz7DkzKQBtLPySm4JKqNEgD902IKT81)

Quote
Johnston worked as an assistant animator on "Snow White," became an animation supervisor on "Fantasia" and "Bambi" and animator on "Pinocchio."

He was especially proud of his work on "Bambi" and its classic scenes, including one depicting the heartbreaking death of Bambi's mother at the hands of a hunter. That scene has brought tears to the eyes of generations of young and old viewers.

"The mother's death showed how convincing we could be at presenting really strong emotion," he remarked in 1999.

Johnston's other credits included "Cinderella," "Alice in Wonderland," "Peter Pan" "Lady and the Tramp," "Sleeping Beauty," "101 Dalmatians," "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Aristocats," "Robin Hood" and "The Rescuers."

HT: Steve Murphy (http://the-5th-turtle.blogspot.com/2008/04/ollie-johnston-95-classic-disney.html).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on May 27, 2008, 09:56:41 PM
It's time...leaving the Internet forever. It was fun hanging out with you guys.
Keep a watch out for news regarding the West Coast, boats, and explosives. That'll be me.
Hi NSA.
:smile:

hey whatever happened to that dude
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Guild on May 27, 2008, 11:53:00 PM
who gives a flying shit

goddamn moron too proud to ask for help and too self-important to keep his suicide to himself

deserved whatever the fucker gave himself
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on May 28, 2008, 12:02:07 AM
Well, in the case of shutting the fuck up, he did delete nearly all of his messages.

Surprised Sydney Pollack's passing hasn't been brought up. Here is a terribly written, but informational piece on him. (http://www.moviecitynews.com/columnists/wilmington/2008/080527_pollack.html)

And actually writing about it, I find that I don't wish to write or speak on it any further. This one isn't going down smooth for me.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 30, 2008, 09:43:28 AM
Another one from the "I didn't know he was still around" file: Harvey Korman (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hxBvjVQLAF5ZNdJatfx_DsIrmEIwD90VRNEO0).

"Land: see 'snatch'."

(Moved thread to Real World, which I assume Kazz intended to do since he put "obits" in the board description.)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 03, 2008, 10:26:54 AM
Bo Diddley (http://www.theage.com.au/world/bo-diddley-rocks-rhythm-king-dies-20080603-2laq.html).

Didn't know he was still around either.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 07, 2008, 01:15:56 PM
I myth him already. (http://www.sfwa.org/news/2008/rasprin.htm)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 08, 2008, 09:31:46 AM
Two Star Trek related deaths:

Joseph Pevney (http://film.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/0,,2283190,00.html), director of
(http://www.70disco.com/images/tribble3.jpg) and
(http://bp2.blogger.com/_hSfsdm_529w/Rthmir86rLI/AAAAAAAAACw/ALwMpIrh9RI/s400/city_edge_final.jpg)


Alexander Courage (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/arts/television/31courage-1.html?ref=arts)
We shall never hear a fanfare the likes of his again...
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on June 13, 2008, 11:55:43 AM
Tim Russert. (http://www.wtop.com/?sid=1421678&nid=25) Heart Attack. Age 58. In The Studio. Holy Shit.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 13, 2008, 12:01:54 PM
Oh wow.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on June 16, 2008, 10:10:52 PM
Stan Winston. (http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/06/in-memoriam-sta.html) Age 62. Multiple Myeloma. How totally unfair. He was like the R-Rated Jim Henson.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 16, 2008, 10:43:01 PM
Well, hell.  Nows as good a time as any to watch Aliens for the first time, I guess.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Al Baron on June 22, 2008, 09:13:32 PM
George Carlin dies at 71 due to heart failure. (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN2339172520080623)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 22, 2008, 09:29:40 PM
Was literally watching him earlier today.  Fuck, that's a bummer.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: sei on June 22, 2008, 09:32:17 PM
 :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 22, 2008, 10:11:18 PM
Saw that just now.

Fuck.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 22, 2008, 10:46:06 PM
Woah, I did not know that.

 :sadpanda: indeedy.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 22, 2008, 11:11:20 PM
Ah, damn.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 22, 2008, 11:57:55 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jCljFYn3zTY

A personal favorite.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 23, 2008, 12:46:22 AM
The real tragedy of George Carlin is that anything he says is 1000% less funny if he's not right there saying it.  And now he won't say anything else.

Are three :sadpanda: s appropriate?  I don't care.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: sei on June 23, 2008, 02:03:32 AM
Think deadfalwell thoughts.  Thinkdeadfalwell thoughts.  Think deadfalwell thoughts.

 :sadpanda:

D'oh! 
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 23, 2008, 02:22:09 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gz4LQNJ0JZg
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on June 23, 2008, 02:58:35 AM
fuck. :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 23, 2008, 04:53:06 AM
I guess the joke's on us.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: MadMAxJr on June 23, 2008, 05:31:07 AM
Well great, just fucking great.  I really enjoyed Carlin.

Lifted from Slashdot comments
Quote
Well fuck. Who's going to call everyone on their bullshit now?
And suddenly, Jon Stewart feels millions of expecting gazes turn towards him, as he mutters unto himself "Oh, fuck."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on June 23, 2008, 06:41:25 AM
Saw this news when it broke, but it finally registered with me just now.

Guh.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 25, 2008, 10:04:45 PM
A personal favorite.

I just realized he says he's biodegradable.

Heh heh.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 25, 2008, 11:34:21 PM
It gets better.

That particular HBO special is titled Life is Worth Losing.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 28, 2008, 08:11:57 AM
Michael Turner. (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16988)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on June 29, 2008, 01:41:05 PM
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/TedMelnick82/Liefeld.jpg) There can be only one!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cannon on June 29, 2008, 08:28:52 PM
It's been a bad damn couple of years for comic book people.

:dead:: Hey, Stan? Carmine? Tick. Tock.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 04, 2008, 09:55:00 AM
Jesse Helms.

...Not going to pretend I have anything nice to say about him.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 12, 2008, 04:09:58 AM
Tony Snow. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080712/ap_on_re_us/obit_snow)

All I know about him, I learned from Ze Frank. Which is to say he was an apologist and spin doctor.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 27, 2008, 08:42:42 AM
Tragically ludicrous or ludicrously tragic? (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/04/arts/television/04bozo.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on July 27, 2008, 09:04:28 AM
And just the other day I was wondering if anybody remembered who Krusty was meant to be a parody of.

Now the children will never knooooooow...
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 27, 2008, 12:55:52 PM
And just the other day I was wondering if anybody remembered who Krusty was meant to be a parody of.

Rusty Nails (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Nails)?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on August 07, 2008, 02:51:30 AM
My uncle David drown to death yesterday. They found his body a little over an hour ago. I'm tired.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 07, 2008, 04:18:47 AM
Damn.

I'm sorry man. :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 07, 2008, 02:29:26 PM
Sorry.  Sounds like it's been a hard couple of years for your family.  My best, and hope it gets better from here.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on August 09, 2008, 08:52:03 AM
Bernie Mac @ Age 50 (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gxU6PJjRqPOON16dBrcLCWEHcIXgD92ERUC80)

Of... Pneumonia?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on August 09, 2008, 09:34:58 AM
Quote
Mac wrote about having a poor childhood — eating bologna for dinner

Wait, that's not normal?

...oh.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Detonator on August 10, 2008, 02:32:57 PM
Issac Hayes (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/10/hayes.obit/index.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 10, 2008, 04:59:55 PM
;________________;
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on August 10, 2008, 05:02:04 PM
I'm guessing a Scientology/Thetians joke would be in very poor taste right now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on August 10, 2008, 05:09:26 PM
I'm guessing a Scientology/Thetians joke would be in very poor taste right now.

Don't make me thetian you.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on August 10, 2008, 05:29:52 PM
OH.  I was wondering why there was a piece on him on the news when I walked in.

I suppose I should do some sort of Shaft-parody in his honor, but I don't think I have it in me right now.

...trust me, I just tried.  Can't quite get it worthy enough.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on August 10, 2008, 06:21:07 PM
A friend on IRC just pointed this picture out to me
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa72/Majorwontons/soul_men.jpg)
:ohshi~: :ohshi~: :ohshi~:
:ohshi~: :ohshi~: :ohshi~:
:ohshi~: :ohshi~: :ohshi~:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on August 10, 2008, 08:29:35 PM
no no it's okay

frank miller's only killing his career
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 11, 2008, 12:41:59 AM
WaPo (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/10/AR2008081002550.html) has the best piece I've seen on Bernie Mac.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 12, 2008, 08:46:49 AM
Wonder Woman trailer. (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810036252/video/9069426)

I can't be the only one who sees the "suiting up" bit in the beginning and thinks of, well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsGfMX-6XaM
(Skip to 3:50 or so in; NSFW.)

(EDIT: You know, you can totally see Taarna's bush when she gets out of the water, but it's nowhere to be seen when she's sporting that G-string thing.  Does the movie perhaps skip over the ritualistic shaving prior to the ritualistic donning of the mystic warrior garb?)

Gee, I hate to bear bad tidings, but the key animator for the Taarna sequence, Gary Mooney, passed away the day you posted that, Thad.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 12, 2008, 11:38:41 AM
...
...
...THEN IT WAS A LOVING TRIBUTE, DAMMIT

...I'd say "I need to watch Heavy Metal again", but I still haven't gotten around to watching 2001 again since Clarke died.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 13, 2008, 01:00:56 PM
Well, heck. Toss in Predator, Escape From New York, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and make it a tribute marathon.

If you're feeling masochistic, you could even try Mr. 3000.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 13, 2008, 07:31:28 PM
...Who was in Predator?  Or are you talking about Stan Winston?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 14, 2008, 05:27:58 AM
Yeah, it was Stan Winston.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on August 14, 2008, 10:14:07 AM
Stan Winston was in Predator?  What part did he play?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on August 14, 2008, 12:52:22 PM
The Predator.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 16, 2008, 10:44:53 AM
Don't worry, not announcing any new deaths, just more on the old ones:

Hughley gives Mac a tribute in his act. (http://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2008/08/15/20080815hughley-CP.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on September 01, 2008, 08:25:07 PM
IN A WORLD, WHERE ONE MAN'S VOICE HAS BEEN HEARD BY ALL (http://www.etonline.com/news/2008/09/64990/index.html)

:sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on September 01, 2008, 08:40:44 PM
Oh man, and it seems like just yesterday when we all got to see his mysterious face in that Geico commercial.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 06, 2008, 12:41:44 AM
Bill Melendez (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/arts/television/05melendez.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper&oref=slogin), Peanuts animator and voice of Snoopy; age 91.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on September 08, 2008, 03:01:47 AM
It's not quite a person dying, but the guy who wrote it died before it went on stage.

Rent closes its Broadway run. (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/features/5989317.html)

Thad, what's your opinion?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 08, 2008, 01:28:30 PM
Not really grist for the obit thread.

It had a good run.  It's sorta seemed to lose its relevance over the years, though possibly erroneously given the current economy and recent studies showing that the AIDS rate in America is a lot higher than we thought.

It's more one of those things that's a fond memory from high school than something I'd have to go see if I had the opportunity (though I DID catch it on Broadway when I went a few years back).

Anyway.  Things like this come and go.  It'll still tour.  Cats is still touring.

I tend to prefer musical comedies to musical dramas, because people singing instead of talking is inherently funny.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on September 25, 2008, 03:26:39 AM
I've noticed that when I post here its usually not nationally famous people, just my family. At this rate I'm going to be out of family in the next five years... or dead. My dad's wife (step mom) died this morning. She was sick for a long time.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kazz on September 25, 2008, 03:46:12 AM
sry bro
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 25, 2008, 03:52:16 AM
Damn.

:(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 25, 2008, 07:00:55 AM
Last week, Richard Wright (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm).


I feel for you, Joxam.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 25, 2008, 10:48:27 AM
Condolences, Joxam.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Spaco on September 25, 2008, 03:51:53 PM
Sorry to hear that, Joxam.

I lost a good friend last week who out of nowhere had a brain anurysm and died.
 He was 22.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on September 27, 2008, 07:47:47 AM
Paul Newman (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20199694,00.html)


 :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on September 27, 2008, 11:05:02 AM
I'll eat a bag of popcorn in his honor.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 27, 2008, 11:23:57 AM
Well, I guess on the bright side, this time it's NOT a family member you're announcing.

He had a good run.  Pity it had to end with cancer instead of a more peaceful way to go.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on September 27, 2008, 12:37:33 PM
I'll chug a bottle salad dressing in his honor.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on September 27, 2008, 01:17:25 PM
I'll pour salad dressing over a bowl of popcorn and wash it down with lemonade.

...

Spaghetti!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 27, 2008, 04:46:30 PM
There are many actors who I appreciate for the quality of their work, but few that I like because of the flavour of their acting (sort of like the good version of "So-and-so always just plays himself in a movie"). Paul Newman was the person that comes to mind when I think of the few actors I like in that way.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kazz on September 27, 2008, 06:06:50 PM
i think of christopher walken

but paul newman was good too
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known As Yoji on October 02, 2008, 01:11:10 PM
I guess all they've got now is the CG version (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081002/ap_en_tv/obit_peters_jr).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: LaserBeing on October 20, 2008, 02:20:29 PM
Dolemite. (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20081020/dolemite-comedian-rudy-ray-moore-dies.htm)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 01, 2008, 05:36:18 PM
Studs Terkel at 96. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/31/AR2008103102872.html?hpid=topnews)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on November 03, 2008, 01:50:08 PM
Madelyn Dunham (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE4A26GV20081103), Barack Obama's grandmother.

He has just signed legislation that will outlaw Cancer forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on November 03, 2008, 02:34:29 PM
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd145/Brentai/66xly6r.png) Okay.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 05, 2008, 10:11:29 AM
Michael Crichton (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/05/print/main4575403.shtml).  Apparently he had cancer but kept it quiet.

ER outlives its fucking creator.

:sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on November 05, 2008, 03:47:42 PM
Noooo! I liked some of his books!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kashan on November 05, 2008, 05:42:20 PM
Wasn't his last book about how global warming was a myth perpetrated by the liberal media to frighten the public for some nefarious purpose?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Koah on November 05, 2008, 05:49:04 PM
That was the one before the last (State of Fear).  The last one (Next) was about the ramifications of genetic engineering and big corporations owning your DNA.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on December 11, 2008, 08:49:17 PM
Bettie Page (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-page12-2008dec12,0,5310709.story)

 :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Detonator on December 11, 2008, 08:55:54 PM
Bettie Page (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-page12-2008dec12,0,5310709.story)

 :;_;:

Wow, reading her obituary, her life was pretty crappy all around.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on December 12, 2008, 04:28:17 PM
Yeah, I'm kind of surprised that she had such a rotten life. Not that I expected her upbringing to be sunshine and lollipops, mind you. It takes an uncommon person to agree to be photographed tied up in their underwear while someone gives them a spanking.

In other news, Van Johnson. (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a1fJ9uXYuJIw&refer=us)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on December 12, 2008, 04:57:29 PM
It takes an uncommon person to agree to be photographed tied up in their underwear while someone gives them a spanking.

Well, it used to before Bettie Page anyway.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 18, 2008, 11:02:48 PM
Mark Felt, AKA Deep Throat. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/19/AR2008121900056.html?hpid=topnews?hpid=topnews)

"Patriot" isn't a word I throw around that often.  But the man was a patriot in the truest sense.  He shed light in one of the darkest periods of American history, not for glory or for money or power but because America is a nation of laws and not men.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on December 18, 2008, 11:04:37 PM
A nation of laws where everybody fundamentally distrusts the legislators and lawyers.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on December 18, 2008, 11:39:01 PM
Wait, how long was that guy on his deathbed?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: JDigital on December 19, 2008, 02:13:03 AM
Maddie Blaustein (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-16/pokemon-voice-actress-maddie-blaustein-passes-away), voice of Meowth. Turns out she was also a Second Life 3D modeller, and at one point, Adam Blaustein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddie_Blaustein).

Majel Barrett Roddenberry (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i213af1e960abb3d853279dce0cd33c23), computer voice on Star Trek.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on December 19, 2008, 05:54:55 AM
I'll shed a tear for Nurse Chapel and breathe a sigh of relief for Lwaxana Troi.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on December 22, 2008, 09:06:36 AM
VHS: 1977 - 2008 (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-vhs-tapes22-2008dec22,0,5852342.story)

Goodnight, analog prince.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 22, 2008, 11:26:47 AM
Maddie Blaustein (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-16/pokemon-voice-actress-maddie-blaustein-passes-away), voice of Meowth. Turns out she was also a Second Life 3D modeller, and at one point, Adam Blaustein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddie_Blaustein).

Priest (http://www.phonogram.us/blogs2/dpdc/2008/12/maddie.html) has a pretty good post dedicated to her.  Pre-op, she was his assistant when he was editor of the Spidey books.

The comments are worth reading too -- at least the one from JN, who knew her in those days too.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on December 22, 2008, 12:14:29 PM
VHS: 1977 - 2008 (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-vhs-tapes22-2008dec22,0,5852342.story)

Goodnight, analog prince.

Whu... I haven't seen a VHS tape since 2003!  Except if you count looking for mama's hidden porn!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kazz on December 22, 2008, 01:19:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p98qDna341Q
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Norondor on December 22, 2008, 10:34:03 PM
 :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on December 22, 2008, 10:45:45 PM
...I think we need a new :oh:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 25, 2008, 11:38:33 PM
Eartha Kitt (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/25/AR2008122500870.html?hpid=moreheadlines).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on December 26, 2008, 02:23:02 AM
Harold Pinter (http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-pinter26-2008dec26,0,4970533.story).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on December 26, 2008, 03:55:04 PM
Eartha Kitt (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/25/AR2008122500870.html?hpid=moreheadlines).

That's so very trrrrrrragic.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on December 27, 2008, 01:12:51 AM
Eartha Kitt (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/25/AR2008122500870.html?hpid=moreheadlines).

That's so very trrrrrrragic.

 ::(:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on December 27, 2008, 01:18:02 AM
don't you think i'm already ashamed of myself damn you
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on December 27, 2008, 01:20:47 AM
 :;-(: :disapprove: :serious: :humpf:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on January 02, 2009, 09:01:50 PM
John Travolta's 16-year-old (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/us/03travolta.html?ref=us).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Detonator on January 04, 2009, 08:39:02 PM
John Travolta's 16-year-old (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/us/03travolta.html?ref=us).

I don't see why this should be news at all.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Zaratustra on January 04, 2009, 08:44:54 PM
tethans to blame
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on January 04, 2009, 11:19:20 PM
Everyone's in a rush to link it to Travolta or the Church.  I'd be about as pleased with that as anyone, but man can all you guys at least try to conceal your sick sense of vindication?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 05, 2009, 06:33:25 AM
The church DOES have a history of letting people with mental illnesses die rather than give them proper treatment...but I'm guessing that's probably not what happened in this case.  Otherwise they wouldn't be asking for an autopsy.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 06, 2009, 04:55:46 AM
What's a scientological funeral ceremony like, anyway?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on January 06, 2009, 03:32:27 PM
Corpse auction.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on January 06, 2009, 06:47:22 PM
Stooge's guitarist Ron Asheton (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j5jMR8oKNjdD2lBQRVK3z5R-L9hQD95HV1800)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on January 14, 2009, 02:32:29 PM
:khaaan: Khaaaaaa- (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b79139_ricardo_montalban_tvs_mr_roarke_treks.html)

:oh:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on January 14, 2009, 02:37:02 PM
NO KHAAAAAAAAAN!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Detonator on January 14, 2009, 04:41:22 PM
 :wheeeee: GUITIERREEEEEEEEEEEZ!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on January 14, 2009, 05:07:51 PM
Cry with me, CRY WITH ME!  ;_;
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kayma on January 14, 2009, 08:19:09 PM
 :MENDOZAAAAA: MENDOZAAAAA
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on January 15, 2009, 04:11:37 AM
Patrick McGoohan (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090115.wmcgoohan0115/BNStory/Entertainment/home)

Sorry Buge  :sadpanda:

EDIT: This reminds me once again that I've really been thinking of buying The Prisoner box set. The problem is that I never see it on sale. :/
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 15, 2009, 05:42:11 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/prisonerani.gif)

Be... be seeing you...  :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on January 15, 2009, 09:31:58 AM
Well, he's not a free man either anymore.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on January 27, 2009, 10:29:48 AM
John Updike.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 03, 2009, 12:58:08 PM
(http://www.streamingoldies.com/content-images/twim/TheTrio.jpg)

Fifty years ago today.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on February 03, 2009, 03:49:27 PM
The daaayyyy the musssiic.... died.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kashan on February 03, 2009, 04:42:39 PM
Co-founder of Habitat for Humanity. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090203/ap_on_re_us/obit_fuller)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on February 08, 2009, 12:21:55 PM
James Whitmore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Whitmore) :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on February 08, 2009, 06:28:54 PM
Ed Sullivan (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0928.html).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kazz on February 08, 2009, 06:50:20 PM
I don't get it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on February 08, 2009, 08:28:57 PM
I ... was linked it as a current event and didn't check the date at the top?  derp.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kashan on February 21, 2009, 08:38:40 AM
He's rocked the hill for the last time. (http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/20/socks.obit/index.html)  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cait on February 27, 2009, 01:27:00 PM
Philip Jose Farmer (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-obit-farmer,0,5906330.story).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 28, 2009, 06:46:02 PM
Paul Harvey. (http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/40487577.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on March 04, 2009, 01:43:49 AM
Disney comics (http://dcf.outducks.org/viewtopic.php?pid=5942), possibly.

Possibly this is the wrong thread. Probably I'm the only person here who cares. Fuck you, it's tragic to me.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 04, 2009, 04:04:31 AM
That is pretty sad, actually.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on March 04, 2009, 04:41:10 AM
To put it another way, which might better highlight the situtation:

It is more than a little bit likely that the works of Carl Barks will never be published again.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on March 16, 2009, 01:28:36 AM
Ron "Time Cop" Silver. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/15/actoractivist-ron-silver-_n_175142.html)

Excellent performance during his stint on The West Wing.

:painful: Then we found out he wasn't acting.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on March 19, 2009, 07:34:58 AM
(http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/driftycity/neeson.gif) I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have a soul. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for those like you. If you let my wife go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

:dead: Good luck.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Spaco on March 19, 2009, 08:59:09 AM
Albatross18. (http://a18.ogplanet.com/a18_close.asp)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on March 19, 2009, 09:25:15 AM
Arise, arise, Golfers of Pangya! Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter! Iron shall be shaken, wood be splintered! Putt now, putt now! Putt to Ntreev!" (http://www.ntreev.net/News/AnnouncementsView.aspx?no=47)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kayma on March 19, 2009, 01:26:47 PM
Oh, well shit. I still have some Astros in my account.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Spaco on March 19, 2009, 05:52:02 PM
Yeah, I know it is supposed to be restarted and I hope it does. I was trying to find games that ran on my netbook and it would be perfect, since you don't need a mouse for most things.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 21, 2009, 05:47:28 PM
...gotta tell you guys, I'm not thrilled with all the video game/comic book/etc. posts going in a thread about actual human beings dying.  Do try to keep a little perspective, eh?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on March 21, 2009, 06:35:28 PM
I agree with the sentiment, though if I were to actually keep perspective I'd have to admit that things I like dying tend to affect me more than people I don't know.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 13, 2009, 01:42:01 PM
Marilyn Chambers. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090413/ap_en_mo/obit_chambers)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Dooly on April 22, 2009, 05:05:18 PM
The acting CFO of Freddie Mac. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8012527.stm)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on April 25, 2009, 12:25:37 PM
Bea Arthur (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6392217.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on April 25, 2009, 08:40:55 PM
sage for cancer killing bea.   :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on May 01, 2009, 07:58:38 AM
Danny Gans. (http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/19341870/detail.html)

Not that I ever saw the guy, but his giant poofy chest was on Every. Single. Billboard in Las Vegas growing up.  It's a bit like if one day the mountains just disappeared (or insert whatever piece of landscape seems constant and unchanging wherever you live.)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 05, 2009, 10:05:04 AM
Dom DeLuise (http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/custom/wire/sns-ap-us-obit-deluise,0,5997640.story)

In all fairness, I can't believe the guy even made it to 75, but still...  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on May 05, 2009, 10:05:39 AM
 :ohshi~:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 20, 2009, 07:47:21 AM
Wayne Allwine (http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2009/05/20/wayne-allwine-tribute.aspx)

(http://disneyheaven.com/images/WaltDisney/MickeyMouse-Sad.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 04, 2009, 06:41:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gASY7Lj5GPQ

Remember, Caine. Even in death, you still live in the memories of others.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Arc on June 04, 2009, 07:49:51 AM
Rumor: He mastered Hung Fu. (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/739/whats-the-story-on-autoerotic-asphyxiation)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known As Yoji on June 06, 2009, 11:36:13 PM
Not that there's any story about it or anything, but WTF? Famous woodworker Sam Maloof is dead? Dang.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 23, 2009, 10:24:43 AM
The original eternal sidekick. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gk_RSueJ5jZFO18t3x5Nk_ci1FBQ)

...can only imagine Carson standing at the gates, smiling and saying "What took you so long, Eddy?"
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 23, 2009, 10:25:25 AM
Not to mention having the best damn belly laugh ever.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cannon on June 23, 2009, 02:12:49 PM
...No, that's Jabba the Hutt.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 23, 2009, 02:18:07 PM
CUN KUTAAAAAAAAAA JOHNNY!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 25, 2009, 10:53:43 AM
Farrah Fawcett is finally dead. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/25/AR2009062500438.html)

I mean, how sad.  Farrah Fawcett is dead.

Of butt cancer.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 25, 2009, 12:07:10 PM
I think it's sweet that she married Ryan O'Neal on her deathbed.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on June 25, 2009, 02:01:19 PM
And possibly Michael Jackson. (On my iPhone, google "Michael Jackson heart attack"
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 25, 2009, 02:08:35 PM
Yeah, the rumours are really flying on that one. It's pretty much confirmed that he's been rushed to hospital with a heart attack, but beyond that it's wild reports left and right.

I'm sure we'll find out by tonight.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on June 25, 2009, 02:13:51 PM
TMZ is saying he's dead, others are saying that TMZ is saying he's dead.  Seems pretty probable at this point.

Guess he got enough.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 25, 2009, 02:18:55 PM
Death not confirmed by any sort of reliable source (like, not TMZ).  As it stands he just happens to be in the hospital for something he didn't pay for in advance.

EDIT: Slightly more reliable sources put his status as "in a coma", which is a bit easier to swallow.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: SCD on June 25, 2009, 04:18:18 PM
For some reason, I don't give a frak about the guy. 

Not as much as the Right Honorable Romeo LeBlanc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom%C3%A9o_LeBlanc) really..

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 25, 2009, 04:21:58 PM
Wait, but it only comes in threes!

McMahon, Fawcett, Jackson...

:mahboi:  Your guy doesn't count!  He can't!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on June 25, 2009, 04:23:49 PM
What about Carradine?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 25, 2009, 04:27:55 PM
Oh FFFFFFFFFFF- :HUGE:

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE

CARRADINE'S PERFECT ORGASMIC DEATH SPARKED A CHAIN REACTION WHICH WILL CONSUME EVERYBODY STARTING WITH THE MOST FAMOUS

Don't worry.  You guys probably still have a few years.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on June 28, 2009, 08:13:48 AM
Billy Mays kicked the Oxyclean bucket. (http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/article1014018.ece)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kazz on June 28, 2009, 09:46:04 AM
I'm betting on Charlie Kaufman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_kaufman) as the next 50-year-old celebrity to kick it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on July 04, 2009, 02:24:06 PM
Nope, it's a football player. (http://views.washingtonpost.com/theleague/nflnewsfeed/2009/07/mcnair-reportedly-shot-and-killed.html)

Not that he was 50, but.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 06, 2009, 06:11:01 AM
Robert Strange McNamera (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/architect-of-vietnam-war-dies/article1207693/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Saturn on July 08, 2009, 12:03:35 PM
 Oscar Mayer, hopefully they use the weinermobile as a hearse  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/08/oscar-mayer-dead_n_227932.html)

Taps to be played entirely on weinerwhistle at funeral
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 08, 2009, 08:00:22 PM
Then he will be ground up and fed to pigs.

What? It's the circle of life.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 14, 2009, 07:34:02 PM
I can't believe we missed this one: David Eddings. (http://www.sffworld.com/news/614.html)

His books were okay. Not rewarmed Tolkien like Terry Brooks or Robert Jordan or philosophy tracts like Terry Goodkind. Decent fantasy about knights and wizards and stuff.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known As Yoji on July 15, 2009, 09:44:50 AM
(http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m78/yoji_00/th_spittake.jpg) I just read Pawn of Prophecy last year...

Any other famous/semi-famous people wanna just drop dead in the next week or two?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on July 17, 2009, 06:11:40 PM
So, uh, Walter Cronkite.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kayma on July 17, 2009, 06:19:26 PM
And that's... the way it is.  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Fredward on July 17, 2009, 08:26:17 PM
I thought he died last year! But apparently that was Peter Jennings. :shrug:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 18, 2009, 06:20:47 AM
The reality now matches the symbolism.

Anyway, here's some of the highlight reel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K8Q3cqGs7I&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwaA-hbvYF8&
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 18, 2009, 03:38:36 PM
Interesting you mention the Lunar landing, since it's the 40th anniversary today.

Also,

World's Oldest Man (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/07/18/oldest.vet.dead/index.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 22, 2009, 06:08:41 PM
The guy who wrote Angela's Ashes. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090720/ap_on_en_ot/us_obit_mccourt)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Metal Slime on July 22, 2009, 07:28:44 PM
Les Lye, the guy behind You Can't Do That on Television dies. (http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090722/OTT_Les_Lye_090722/20090722/?hub=OttawaHome)  :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on August 06, 2009, 01:48:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhaHLoK3CF4
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on August 07, 2009, 06:36:48 PM
John Hughes died? Sadness.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cannon on August 08, 2009, 11:57:03 AM
Karmic backlash for The Breakfast Club, perhaps?

Awful joke aside, he seemed like a good fellow and a good American. Our loss.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: DestyNova on August 13, 2009, 10:48:54 PM
 Les Paul
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on August 15, 2009, 04:15:38 PM
Wow. That actually makes me very sad.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 26, 2009, 02:54:10 AM
Ted Kennedy (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/us/politics/27kennedy.html?_r=1&hp)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 26, 2009, 12:02:19 PM
James Wyatt: loving father, hard worker, and kind soul.  He was my uncle, and he always did right by me.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 26, 2009, 12:13:51 PM
Ah damn, that's awful Thad.

My condolences.  :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on August 26, 2009, 12:29:50 PM
Sorry to hear.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cannon on August 26, 2009, 12:48:53 PM
I'm very sorry, Thad. I'm quite close to several of my uncles, and I'd hate to lose any of them. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: JDigital on August 26, 2009, 02:24:38 PM
For a second I thought it was this guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wyatt_(game_designer)).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 26, 2009, 05:50:11 PM
For a second I thought it was this guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wyatt_(game_designer)).

It might be.

Anyway, you can add my condolences to the pile, Thad.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: SCD on August 30, 2009, 05:20:41 PM
Reading Rainbow (http://blogs.nerve.com/scanner/2009/08/28/rip-reading-rainbow/)

 :oh: :imagination: :gameover:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on August 30, 2009, 05:45:21 PM
File that under "I didn't know it was still alive."

Still, reading the entire article, especially the quote, is a good way to make yourself explode.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 30, 2009, 07:31:28 PM
:;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 31, 2009, 07:56:34 AM
But don't take my word for it
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on September 01, 2009, 01:11:23 PM
RIP Chanel (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090901/ap_on_re_us/us_obit_world_s_oldest_dog)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 02, 2009, 09:04:48 PM
Thanks for the condolences, fellas.  I'm doing all right.  Still a little overwhelmed, but doing all right.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known As Yoji on September 14, 2009, 04:24:37 PM
And here I was thinking Garrison Keillor would be next after that stroke. Looks like I'm wrong this time (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iI6rYwtW5ttJYhJ51d_aPbnBpDkQD9ANDLN80). (translation: WTF Patrick Swayze??)

...they're just dropping like flies.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on September 14, 2009, 07:09:29 PM
He'd been unwell for a long time, now.  They thought he might be pulling through, but apparently not.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 14, 2009, 07:58:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SLWzZoDmhg

 :;_;:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-aUj4dRm-o

 :itsmagic:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on September 16, 2009, 07:23:11 PM
Mary Travers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t4g_1VoGw4
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 17, 2009, 09:38:26 AM
(http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/content/pictures/homer/HomerSimpson46.gif): Seven!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known As Yoji on September 20, 2009, 08:53:23 PM
Looks like Yoshito Usui, creator of Crayon Shin-Chan, died in a hiking accident (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=aO22LAYnIXqw).

Never saw Shin-Chan, but it looks like a lot of people are upset.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 29, 2009, 04:51:07 PM
By the by, I'm surprised no one posted William Safire's death to our little ticker thread here.

That my friends was the very last of the Conservative pundit crowd with any redeeming value to them (his english-language etymological studies, in case you were wondering).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on October 08, 2009, 05:09:27 AM
Irving Penn (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/arts/design/08penn.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Lottel on October 08, 2009, 08:59:47 PM
Lou Albano, 76, is now in Hospice care, which is never a good sign.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on October 08, 2009, 09:47:14 PM
Lou Albano, 76, is now in Hospice care, which is never a good sign.
If he goes I declare everyone to do the mario.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on October 08, 2009, 10:30:45 PM
Lou Albano, 76, is now in Hospice care, which is never a good sign.
If he goes I declare everyone to do the mario.
(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/scruffy-1.jpg) (http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/scruffy-1.jpg) (http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/scruffy-1.jpg) (http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/scruffy-1.jpg) (http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/scruffy-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Alex on October 14, 2009, 09:11:36 AM
Lou Albano's actually dead. (http://kotaku.com/5381520/live+action-mario-dead-at-76)

 :;_;: See that?  That is an important part of my childhood crying.

I'm...I'm going to go take one step, and then again.  And then I'm going to go buy those DVDs. :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 14, 2009, 02:27:30 PM
 :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp6pBbLw820
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Detonator on October 14, 2009, 04:14:38 PM
Quote from CNN's obit

Quote
Albano became a cartoon in 1989, when he was the voice of Mario "Jumpman" Mario for 17 episodes of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" according to the Internet Movie Database.

That is some hardcore research, Mr. Obituary Writer.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on December 20, 2009, 11:16:18 AM
Brittany Murphy. (http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz0aFxNLUSy)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on December 20, 2009, 02:01:23 PM
Am I missing something significant about her career, or is it just a slow news day? I mean, she's on the front page of CNN.com, and I'm pretty sure Captain Lou didn't get that kind of treatment.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on December 20, 2009, 02:40:22 PM
She's been in actual movies and was the voice of Luann Platter on King of the Hill.  Also she was only 33.  She wasn't a significant actress, but it's still tragic when someone dies young.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on December 22, 2009, 12:04:49 AM
Kim Peek
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on January 14, 2010, 07:30:43 AM
Photographer Dennis Stock (http://www.pdnpulse.com/2010/01/dennis-stock-photographer-of-iconic-james-dean-images-dies-at-81.html) at 81 from cancer

He had a rich and varied career and is best known for his iconic photos of James Dean.

(http://18.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kw8tl39yLu1qa0a67o1_400.jpg)

(http://1.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kw8tnuXrIp1qa0a67o1_500.jpg)

(http://12.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kw8tqfETvA1qa0a67o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 28, 2010, 10:36:55 AM
J.D. Salinger (http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/books/01/28/salinger.obit/index.html)

In other news, I was shocked to hear he was still alive up to this point.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on January 28, 2010, 10:38:01 AM
I wasn't aware he was still alive.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on January 28, 2010, 10:39:38 AM
His literary agent has my last name!  :nyoro~n:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on January 28, 2010, 11:13:17 AM
Howard Zinn and Zelda Rubenstein.   :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 28, 2010, 04:08:58 PM
The most interesting thing about Salinger's life is the reports in multiple obits that he left a vault full of unpublished work.

I'm hoping it's true and we get to see it.  If there's one book in the lot that's half as good as Catcher, that'll be an amazing thing to see.  If, instead, he left merely the ravings of a genius who'd become unhinged, then that would be intriguing itself.  Hell, even if it's a stack of Terminator fanfic (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/new_terminator_movie_brings_j_d), I'd like to see just what the hell he was up to all those years.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 05, 2010, 09:24:59 AM
Does anyone remember OMC?

I thought not. Anyway, their frontman, Pauly Fuemana, died.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 09, 2010, 04:32:49 PM
The most interesting thing about Salinger's life

...did somebody put the "death=life" filter back on, or did I actually get those two things confused?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kazz on February 09, 2010, 05:00:01 PM
don't look now but

your life might be directed by m. night shamalama
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on February 15, 2010, 05:25:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVdnqEyToqg
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on March 10, 2010, 02:02:57 PM
Corey Haim (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corey_Haim).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on March 14, 2010, 08:34:12 PM
Peter Graves (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b171677_peter_graves_star_of_mission_impossible.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_tv-movies)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 15, 2010, 05:13:43 AM
He's watching Gladiator movies in heaven, now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on March 15, 2010, 06:12:13 AM
He's accepted... a new mission.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on March 15, 2010, 08:29:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy0Gd2-GdOI

 :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on March 15, 2010, 08:44:22 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on March 15, 2010, 09:05:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXUqOaxUDLQ
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 16, 2010, 04:46:47 AM
Oh wow. I didn't know Peter Graves went to the University of Minnesota.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on March 17, 2010, 08:59:48 PM
Alex Chilton (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/mar/17/memphis-musician-alex-chilton-dies/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKSs1J38EA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pte3Jg-2Ax4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrXM7fKKlR0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSJYZyouek
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: yyler on March 17, 2010, 09:05:15 PM
yeah, god damn. alex chilton. i thought that guy was immortal
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on March 17, 2010, 09:14:30 PM
All I knows is that's all I'm listening to tomorrow.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 25, 2010, 10:10:26 AM
Robert Culp. (http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/star+Culp+dies+after+fall+head+trauma/2725114/story.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Pacobird on March 25, 2010, 10:36:09 AM
Freedom. (http://www.freerepublic.com)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 25, 2010, 10:40:40 AM
Freedom. (http://"http://www.freerepublic.com")

Quote
Read more at conservativedatingsite.com

:lol: :whoops: :glee: :whoops: :lol:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on May 10, 2010, 09:35:22 AM
Frank Frazetta (http://www.comicsbeat.com/2010/05/10/frank-frazetta-rip/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 10, 2010, 10:05:49 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/reaction/frazetta071.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 10, 2010, 10:10:44 AM
WHAT?!

AW FUCK.

Heard things were getting ugly over his way. Fights over his estate, his kids fighting over his paintings (and possibly stealing some, depending on who you believe), claims he was demented. The article claims things had been patched up, though I hadn't heard that elsewhere yet.

Bad times regardless.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: LaserBeing on May 10, 2010, 06:03:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 10, 2010, 06:27:59 PM
I can't decide which is worse. This year or last year.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 11, 2010, 02:55:35 AM
This will only accelerate.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on May 16, 2010, 12:31:02 PM
RIP Dio
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on May 16, 2010, 12:38:45 PM
What she said (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=10662055).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 16, 2010, 12:47:22 PM
Fuck...




He was really only 67?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on May 16, 2010, 01:09:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyu17C05jkw
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on May 16, 2010, 05:19:22 PM
He's riding tigers with Jesus now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Frocto on May 16, 2010, 06:29:35 PM
Dio and Frazetta dying in the same month is unacceptable. Who's next, Lou Ferrigno?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on May 16, 2010, 06:52:17 PM
basically may is the month that metal died. Watch for falling axes.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on May 16, 2010, 09:22:52 PM
Throwing up the horns in silent tribute.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on May 28, 2010, 11:36:01 AM
Gary Coleman (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/28/gary-coleman-dead-diffren_n_593120.html).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 28, 2010, 11:52:24 AM
Damn. As of an hour ago, that was still a "He's in the hospital" story.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on May 28, 2010, 06:35:26 PM
fuck gary coleman

i am drunk

but i said it and i am sticking to it

he's like this never ending tradgety of comedy that you somehow are not allowed to dislike because he is a little person

this is not a good reason to give somebody free reign to never be amusing ever
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on May 28, 2010, 06:36:03 PM
that said, 40ish is way too young for anyone to die

and this sucks
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 28, 2010, 06:41:12 PM
Didn't he prtty much spend the last twenty years of his life making fun of the first twenty?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on May 28, 2010, 08:18:54 PM
Like Michael Jackson, he's gone somewhere where people will finally just leave him the fuck alone.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on May 29, 2010, 07:24:14 AM
Five replies and not one of you made a what you talking bout joke?

For shame.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on May 29, 2010, 09:45:56 AM
Whatchoo talkin' bout Mario (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/jan/07/dennis-hopper-dies-74)
(Dennis Hopper, aka Bowers on the SMB Movie, dies)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 29, 2010, 10:30:04 AM
(http://factoidz.com/images/user/dennishopperapocalypsenow.gif)
What are they gonna say, man, when he's gone, huh? 'Cause he dies when it dies, man, when it dies, he dies... What are they gonna say about him? What, they gonna say he was a kind man? He was a wise man? He had plans? He had wisdom? Bullshit, man!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on May 29, 2010, 11:23:06 AM
Jeeze. I really liked Dennis Hopper.

The obvious question now is, who is going to be #3?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on May 29, 2010, 12:27:47 PM
An American Carol deleted scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFgP4prZHq8#)

An American Carol - ACLU Zombies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyesNstdG04#)

The obvious question now is, who is going to be #3?

Hard to say ...
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on May 29, 2010, 03:39:59 PM
Art Linkleter died on the 26th.  Which came on the heels of Dio.  Who came on the heels of Frazetta.  Fuck, I hate the "Celebrities Die in Threes" shit.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 29, 2010, 04:22:46 PM
The month isn't over yet.  ::(:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on May 29, 2010, 06:05:49 PM
The wife guessed Clint Eastwood - given that these things usually tend to increase in magnitude, this seems a likely one.

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on June 02, 2010, 06:52:50 AM
Martin Gardner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Gardner), famed mathematician and all around coolguy dead at 96.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 03, 2010, 09:11:52 PM
The obvious question now is, who is going to be #3?

Rue McClanahan.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on June 03, 2010, 09:41:06 PM
No, too literal, try again.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on June 04, 2010, 04:29:27 PM
In way worse news than anything else on Earth ever at least for anyone in Houston with taste buds, Darawan Charoenrat (http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/06-04-10-a-houston-original-kanomwans-beloved-thai-nazi-dies/) died.  Not only was his food absolutely unbelievable, but once you got to know him enough that he would do more than grunt noncommittally at you he was kind of an awesome guy.

Also people called him that pretty much because if you weren't ready with your order when he got to your table, he being the only person who would take your order, then he'd leave and wait on every other person in the restaurant before coming back to you.  At least he didn't actually ban you from the restaurant.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 04, 2010, 06:19:33 PM
Thai restaurant owners are basically the best everywhere.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on June 13, 2010, 07:58:22 PM
Breakfast sausage will never be the same (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQA6ZCbk6z4_A_cAAjeAGL9MlBhQD9GAPUC80).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 14, 2010, 05:14:46 AM
You mean they were actually named after a guy? My world is in upheaval.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 28, 2010, 02:47:47 AM
Senator Robert Byrd
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 28, 2010, 04:57:59 AM
Uh... was he a good guy or a bad guy?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Detonator on June 28, 2010, 05:23:06 AM
Robert Byrd Barbaric (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V95eGgZbrU#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 28, 2010, 04:38:46 PM
Right-wing comment trolls will only bring him up every single time somebody mentions the Southern Strategy for two more years, then.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 12, 2010, 06:39:48 PM
Harvey Pekar (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BillyBlack/news/?a=19969)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 13, 2010, 07:33:39 AM
George Steinbrenner (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/steinbrenner-dead-at-80/article1638149/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: François on August 08, 2010, 08:06:43 PM
I just learned that Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Steele) died last August. 48, heart failure. A smart, funny man, by all accounts I'm aware of; apparently he had been cleaning up his act for a while. Were I not sober myself, I would raise a glass of red wine in his name. I owe that band much of my very favorite music.

Type O Negative-Haunted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R11CHOLiBA#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 10, 2010, 11:30:44 AM
Ted Stevens (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/former-us-senator-ted-stevens-killed-in-alaska-plane-crash/article1667913/)

There's a boatload of bad jokes in there, but I don't really feel like making any of them.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Detonator on August 10, 2010, 03:50:38 PM
At first I thought "oh yeah, he was old", but then I heard it was a plane crash and was like "whoa"
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 24, 2010, 04:16:20 PM
Satoshi Kon, (http://www.uk-anime.net/newsitem/Director_Satoshi_Kon_passes_away.html) director of Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 24, 2010, 06:35:49 PM
(http://www.deviantart.com/download/123368049/Emoticon__Sad_Face_by_Nockor.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Lady Duke on August 24, 2010, 09:38:46 PM
I just read that today and I feel so sad :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Saturn on August 26, 2010, 03:47:33 AM
Apparently the movie he was working on  The Dream Machine will still be finished
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 30, 2010, 08:47:27 AM
Charles S. Roberts (http://grognews.blogspot.com/2010/08/rip-charles-s-roberts.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Classic on August 30, 2010, 11:58:54 AM
[ur=http://grognews.blogspot.com/2010/08/rip-charles-s-roberts.html]Charles S. Roberts (http://grognews.blogspot.com/2010/08/rip-charles-s-roberts.html)[/url]

Some vile curr is sabotaging your shit Büge.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 30, 2010, 05:42:35 PM
Fixed. He was the Father of Modern Wargaming and the founder of Avalon Hill.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 07, 2010, 03:18:18 PM
Bright young provincial cabinet minister from Québec dies mere hours after resigning. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/claude-bchard-dies-hours-after-resigning-from-quebec-cabinet/article1698612/)

I've heard of people being kept alive by work or great projects, and dying within a few days after they can't go on or finish their task, but hours?

Damn.

FAKE EDIT: You can move this to the Canada thread if you figure it belongs there instead. I dunno.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Catloaf on September 29, 2010, 03:13:23 PM
Greg Giraldo has OD'd.

While he was too mean for my tastes, he was good in small doses, and it's always sad to see a successful stand up comedian die.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on September 29, 2010, 03:49:14 PM
It's how you know they were a successful stand-up comedian.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 30, 2010, 04:13:45 AM
Tony Curtis (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/actor-tony-curtis-dies/article1734114/)

Chalk this one up to the "He was still alive?" category.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Pacobird on September 30, 2010, 11:21:18 AM
Greg Giraldo has OD'd.

While he was too mean for my tastes, he was good in small doses, and it's always sad to see a successful stand up comedian die.

woah hey i see what you did there

^5 little buddy
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on October 09, 2010, 06:08:26 PM
I am ashamed and embarrassed to say that I knew almost nothing about Billy Diamond prior to his obituary. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/billy-diamond-saviour-of-the-dammed/article1750661/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on October 17, 2010, 12:59:04 PM
Benoit Mandelbrot (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370954,00.asp)

He's survived by two children, though, so rest assured that he is in fact a replicating system.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 26, 2010, 10:23:30 AM
Alex Anderson (http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-alex-anderson-creator-of-rocky-and-bullwinkle,46819/?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=feeds&utm_source=avclub_rss_daily), creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle (the characters, not the show, which was of course done by Jay Ward).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 26, 2010, 02:20:26 PM
Paul the Psychic Octopus (http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC101027-0000089/Paul,-World-Cups-psychic-octopus,-is-not-done-yet-,,,)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 11, 2010, 08:20:53 AM
Dino De Laurentiis. (http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=29455)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 11, 2010, 08:33:33 AM
Space Battleship Yamato producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-07/yamato-anime-producer-yoshinobu-nishizaki-passes-away)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 11, 2010, 08:51:03 AM
He fell off a boat called the Yamato.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 11, 2010, 09:06:43 AM
It's like ray-eee-ain on your wedding day.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on November 11, 2010, 10:36:25 AM
>The Nish died

Well I guess that 70 years of cocai

>drowned

oh.

Well.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: JDigital on November 11, 2010, 10:29:01 PM
Didn't he own a boat called the Yamato? And then fell off another, entirely other ship named Yamato.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on November 11, 2010, 10:34:08 PM
I suspect 'Yamato' is the most common name for a boat in Japan for obvious reasons. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato)

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on November 28, 2010, 07:42:43 PM
Leslie Nielsen (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/actor-leslie-nielsen-dies-at-84/article1816710/)

 :OoO: :;_;:

I didn't even realize he was that old.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 28, 2010, 08:18:27 PM
Leslie Nielsen (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/actor-leslie-nielsen-dies-at-84/article1816710/)

 :OoO: :;_;:

Surely this can't be true.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on November 28, 2010, 08:21:07 PM
It is true.

And don't call me Shirley.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Eponymous Bosch on November 28, 2010, 09:01:49 PM
If we were to say that every death from now on is just a parody of Leslie's, it'll still be the most tasteful thing related to Nielsen in the last couple of decades.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Zach on November 28, 2010, 09:28:43 PM
That better not be a crack against Surf Ninjas.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on November 29, 2010, 05:35:49 AM
Irvin Kershner, director of Empire Strikes Back (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOIofoyzOkgDBBZ4-VhX6Skft5SA?docId=CNG.a95bb30ea4283751b06342aa399dde9a.5f1)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 29, 2010, 06:02:28 AM
I didn't even realize he was that old.

Yeah, white hair or no I wouldn't have figured him for 54 in Airplane.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 07, 2010, 03:31:59 PM
Elizabeth Edwards. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/08/us/08edwards.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 21, 2010, 10:48:43 AM
Captain Beefheart. (http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-captain-beefheart,49232/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on December 21, 2010, 11:03:37 AM
Blake Edwards. (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-blake-edwards-20101217,0,5648848.story)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 21, 2010, 11:12:51 AM
Captain Beefheart. (http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-captain-beefheart,49232/)

Holy shit! :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 03, 2011, 08:29:08 AM
Pete Postlethwaite. (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/britains-press-association-says-actor-pete-postlethwaite-dies-20110103-020801-643.html)

 :loser:

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on January 03, 2011, 08:57:51 AM
I was coming here to post that.

There are few actors whose deaths I'd call a loss, but his is definitely one of them.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 12, 2011, 12:00:03 PM
I learned that Major Richard Winters from Band of Brothers was a real person.

And that he died today. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12158637)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 18, 2011, 09:23:14 PM
"Sarge" Shriver (http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20110119sarge_shriver_founder_of_peace_corps_dead_at_95/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 23, 2011, 08:31:10 PM
Jack LaLanne (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/sports/24lalanne.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on January 26, 2011, 07:33:34 AM
Too bad he's dead, but that guy was kind of an elitist douche.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on January 26, 2011, 09:34:08 AM
 :wat:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on February 07, 2011, 03:16:42 AM
Brian Jacques (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-12380763), author of the books of my childhood I feel most conflicted about anymore.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 14, 2011, 12:33:32 PM
Kenneth Mars (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/young-frankenstein-actor-kenneth-mars-99482)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on February 14, 2011, 01:20:16 PM
;________;

"Today Broadvay! Tomorrow...." *gestures*
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 15, 2011, 03:30:10 PM
Joanne Siegel (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/15/joanne-siegel-rip-lois-lane/).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 22, 2011, 07:20:40 AM
Dwayne McDuffie (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/22/dwayne-mcduffie-r-i-p/).

God DAMN it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on February 22, 2011, 09:45:30 AM
God fucking damnit. The Timm-McDuffie-Dini trinity is broken. Guess I have to make up a new fucking nerd religion now... Unless he rises from the grave over the weekend.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on February 22, 2011, 10:30:51 AM
When Marvel promised a death every quarter, they weren't fucking around.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 22, 2011, 10:45:56 AM
The Brigadier. (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/22/nicholas-courtney-passes-this-demands-a-five-round-salute/)

...well, at least he lived a full life.  Sad, but not tragic.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 02, 2011, 12:43:43 PM
Another name from the DCAU, who died a month ago and sort of flew under the radar: Boyd Kirkland (http://www.comics101.com/comics101//?mode=project&action=view&project=Comics%20101&chapter=323).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: LaserBeing on March 11, 2011, 08:41:10 AM
Tura Satana (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/mar/11/tura-satana-obituary)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 11, 2011, 12:16:17 PM
Wow, she led an interesting life.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on March 16, 2011, 07:14:11 AM
Nate Dogg. (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1659986/nate-dogg-dead.jhtml)

warren g regulate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckOULenKxiQ#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 17, 2011, 03:31:10 PM
Michael Gough. (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsmoviecricket/51453031-66/batman-gough-michael-british.html.csp)

Also, one we missed last week: Hugh Martin (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8384039/Hugh-Martin.html), the man who wrote "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 19, 2011, 02:32:17 PM
Knut (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/beloved-polar-bear-knut-died-berlin-zoo-says/article1948508/)

:sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 23, 2011, 05:47:53 AM
Elizabeth Taylor. (http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110323/elizabeth-taylor-obit-110323/20110323/?hub=WinnipegHome)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 30, 2011, 10:32:55 AM
Wow, nobody commented on the death of Elizabeth Taylor.

Anyway, Roger Abbott. (http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/03/28/air-farces-roger-abbott/) We've lost two pillars of the Royal Canadian Air Farce in recent memory. Who will take up the mantle once Luba Goy and Don Ferguson have shuffled off this mortal coil?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on March 30, 2011, 10:36:57 AM
I don't think I ever saw anything Taylor was in... she always struck me as having been known far more by the last generation than ours.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Friday on March 30, 2011, 10:41:36 AM
yeah, I doubt our kids will give a shit when Brad Pitt dies or whatever
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on March 30, 2011, 12:41:56 PM
Kinda! Yes! Exactly!

79's a good run in my book.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 30, 2011, 02:58:35 PM
The thing about Liz is that she was in a lot of movies that were really big when they came out, but didn't stand up to the test of time. There are lots of old actors that people today know well, but that's because at least some of the movies they were in are now considered big classics.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on March 30, 2011, 03:10:42 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 30, 2011, 03:33:45 PM
I said "a lot", not "exclusively".
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 19, 2011, 03:31:26 PM
Elisabeth Sladen. (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/04/19/doctor-who-news-elisabeth-sladen-sarah-jane-smith/)

Quote from: Sarah Jane
No. The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on April 20, 2011, 06:28:24 AM
Elisabeth Sladen. (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/04/19/doctor-who-news-elisabeth-sladen-sarah-jane-smith/)

Quote from: Sarah Jane
No. The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends.

Cancer? Had no idea she was suffering from cancer.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 20, 2011, 09:39:25 AM
Yeah, me neither.  Sounds like she managed to keep it quiet.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 20, 2011, 11:05:35 AM
Ah, the Edward G. Robinson strategy.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on May 01, 2011, 06:56:00 PM
According to CNN, Osama Bin Laden.  Guess who just got re-elected?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 11, 2011, 10:11:56 AM
That hot girl from Road Trip (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/05/rip_mia_amber_davis.php)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on May 20, 2011, 08:53:12 AM
Randy Savage (http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/20/randy-savage-car-accident-macho-man-dead-dies-died-killed-wwe-wrestler-florida/)

Macho Man - Dig It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoChk5pZIQ#)

<@Cait> [May20|09:58:17] <Alchabest> he's not dead he's just the world champion rapturer
<@Cait> [May20|09:58:20] <Alchabest> he got there first
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on May 20, 2011, 09:19:02 AM
Ultimate Macho Man Promo: Cream of the Crop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr0BljPKksM#)

Dial M For Monkey - Rasslor (Macho Man Randy Savage) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JsdDCq1-I8#)

Macho Madness enters the Danger Zone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q6hRZ1f9PY#)

SGC2C: Piledriver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chwmQKADOrI#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 20, 2011, 10:01:20 AM
BONESAW IS READY to go to heaven
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on May 20, 2011, 10:33:40 AM
Looks like God's got him for THREE MILLENIA.  Three millenia of...playtime!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 20, 2011, 11:00:08 AM
More clips, plus details (http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/05/20/former-wrestler-randy-savage-dead-in-car-crash-tmz/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 03, 2011, 04:56:51 AM
Jack Kevorkian.

And no, he didn't.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on June 09, 2011, 03:41:14 PM
The inventor of Mad Libs died today of a Fart attack. He was pronounced butts at Cedars-Sinai memorial fartatorium in Poop City, USA. He was 6.



Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 19, 2011, 09:34:46 AM
Clarence Clemons. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304451504576394594196460886.html?mod=googlenews_wsj)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 20, 2011, 09:21:30 AM
Ryan Dunn. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2005872/Ryan-Dunn-dead-Jackass-star-34-killed-crash-Porsche-explodes.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Classic on June 20, 2011, 09:49:37 AM
Honestly did not see that one coming.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on June 20, 2011, 10:11:55 AM
Neither did he, apparently.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on June 20, 2011, 12:13:00 PM
EXCLUSIVE - Ryan Dunn's Final Jackass Stunt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVOf0SQY3U#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on June 20, 2011, 01:18:26 PM
Ryan Dunn (http://www.webpronews.com/jackass-ryan-dunn-dies-roger-ebert-slams-him-on-twitter-2011-06/)


Edit: TA beat me to it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 20, 2011, 03:48:02 PM
...Jesus Christ, Envy.

...can we just ban Envy for a couple days the next time he does something stupid like this?

Yes.  Yes we can.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 20, 2011, 04:18:33 PM
Wait... what did Envy do?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 20, 2011, 04:33:26 PM
I just think he's overdue for some negative reinforcement for doing things like, for example, not reading the four most recent posts in a thread he's about to post in.

It's a one-day posting ban.  Nothing serious.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Beat Bandit on June 20, 2011, 04:43:14 PM
If Thad was truly a vengeful god admin his response to Mongrel would've been another ban.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Lottel on June 21, 2011, 04:26:15 AM
Well, Mongrel did the same thing Envy did, true. But I think that Envy does it with every other post so...
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 24, 2011, 05:23:47 AM
Gene Colan. (http://thecliffordmethod.blogspot.com/2011/06/gene-colan-1926-2011.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 24, 2011, 10:34:30 AM
Damn.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 24, 2011, 11:15:04 AM
Peter Falk (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/television/peter-falk-who-starred-as-columbo-on-tv-has-died-at-83/article2074547/)

:(

Guess there won't be that one last thing.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 08, 2011, 07:38:11 PM
Betty Ford (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/former-first-lady-betty-ford-dies-at-age-93/article2092124/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on July 23, 2011, 02:01:33 PM
 Amy Winehouse (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/07/24/amy-winehouse-dead-after-drink-and-drugs-binge-115875-23292300/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on July 23, 2011, 02:06:23 PM
Cause unknown but I'll gve you thre guesses.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 23, 2011, 05:43:29 PM
They tried to make me go to rehab and I said no, no, no.

:/
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on July 23, 2011, 06:01:37 PM
Two weeks after Betty Ford? Well played, Winehouse, well played.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 24, 2011, 08:20:08 AM
Hey, she had the same birthday as me.

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on July 24, 2011, 10:48:56 AM
I just think he's overdue for some negative reinforcement for doing things like, for example, not reading the four most recent posts in a thread he's about to post in.

It's a one-day posting ban.  Nothing serious.

Technically, since you took something away from him to change behavior by making him stop doing something, it'd be negative punishment.[/psych]
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on July 31, 2011, 10:19:07 AM
They tried to make me go to rehab and I said no, no, no.

Probably because she knew that it would be fatal. (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668182/amy-winehouse-alcohol-withdrawal.jhtml)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 31, 2011, 12:05:51 PM
Well, three bottles of Jack a day IS how Lemmy stays alive.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on August 01, 2011, 04:21:03 AM
Well, that and the cigarettes. He and Slash are actually in a long term drinking and smoking contest. Lemmy has a considerable lead, but Slash has the Hat.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 01, 2011, 05:28:08 AM
So what's keeping Kieth Richards's body moving? Necromancy? A pact with Rama-Krishna?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on August 01, 2011, 06:01:09 AM
Much like Montgomery Burns, all of the drugs in his system are in perfect balance, essentially canceling each other out.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 01, 2011, 06:31:35 AM
Actually, in Keef's case, I think it might be Necromancy after all.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on August 02, 2011, 12:40:16 AM
So what's keeping Kieth Richards's body moving? Necromancy? A pact with Rama-Krishna?
He has a Lazarus Pit at the bottom of the basement.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cait on August 22, 2011, 09:05:03 AM
Jack Layton (http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110822/ndp-leader-jacklayton-obit/).

(Cross-posted to News from the North)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 08, 2011, 01:54:09 PM
Michael Hart (http://boingboing.net/2011/09/08/rip-project-gutenberg-founder-michael-hart.html), founder of Project Gutenberg and inventor of the eBook.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on September 11, 2011, 09:53:45 PM
Andy Whitfield (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/arts/television/andy-whitfield-star-of-spartacus-series-dies-at-39.html), dude from Spartacus. Cancer. Damn it, that guy was hells of awesome in Spartacus.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: JDigital on September 13, 2011, 05:39:40 AM
Christian Weston Chandler's dad (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyprogress/obituary.aspx?n=robert-franklin-chandler&pid=153539600). Christian Weston Chandler is a Sonic-obsessed autistic guy who the Internet thinks is fair game to troll.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Beat Bandit on September 13, 2011, 06:00:13 AM
Wait, Chris-chans actual name is Chris Chandler? Wiggy.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: JDigital on September 14, 2011, 01:16:53 PM
His actual name is Christopher. He changed it when a guy in a mascot suit called him Christian by mistake, and he got confused and decided that must be his new name. He's very suggestible and once smashed his PS3 for a hoax offer of money.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 14, 2011, 03:14:34 PM
Wait, Chris-chan's dad was eighty-four?!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on October 05, 2011, 03:51:11 PM
Steve Jobs (https://www.apple.com/stevejobs/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 05, 2011, 04:07:10 PM
...wow.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on October 05, 2011, 04:25:24 PM
It's tragic, but I'm a little annoyed that most news sources (including ones I use, like Hacker News) (http://news.ycombinator.com) are just going to be saturated to uselessness for a week or so.

I suspect Steve Jobs would have been annoyed, too.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 05, 2011, 06:12:18 PM
It's tragic, but I'm a little annoyed that most news sources (including ones I use, like Hacker News) (http://news.ycombinator.com) are just going to be saturated to uselessness for a week or so.
What better opportunity for the NYPD to forcibly remove the Wall Street protesters?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on October 05, 2011, 06:17:33 PM
I dunno about tragic. I'm not going to celebrate, but I ain't gonna weep either.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: sei on October 05, 2011, 08:13:11 PM
It's tragic, but I'm a little annoyed that most news sources (including ones I use, like Hacker News) (http://news.ycombinator.com) are just going to be saturated to uselessness for a week or so.

I suspect Steve Jobs would have been annoyed, too.
Can't possibly be as fucking bad as when the iPad came out.

Never mind. The top 20 stories all have his fucking name in them. Might have to use HN filtered against "steve," "jobs," and "apple (http://feeds.feedburner.com/hacker-news-filtered)."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 05, 2011, 09:02:48 PM
Also today, Fred Shuttlesworth (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/fred-l-shuttlesworth-courageous-civil-rights-fighter-dies-at-89/2011/10/05/gIQAO73lOL_story.html) -- the guy who told Martin Luther King he should maybe consider bringing his protests to Birmingham.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Pacobird on October 06, 2011, 09:03:28 AM
Derrick Bell, father of Critical Race Theory.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 13, 2011, 04:55:45 AM
Dennis Ritchie. (http://www.i-programmer.info/news/82-heritage/3184-dennis-ritchie-co-creator-of-unix-and-c-has-died.html)

Bad week for computer dudes.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Burrito Al Pastor on October 14, 2011, 12:52:13 PM
"I hope they malloc'd a place for him in heaven."

I wish I could remember where I saw that.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on November 03, 2011, 10:06:16 PM
Smoot of Gwar (http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/133209498.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 05, 2011, 01:41:19 PM
Andy Rooney. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/us/andy-rooney-mainstay-on-60-minutes-dead-at-92.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 07, 2011, 08:45:04 PM
Smokin' Joe Frazier. (http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/07/sport/joe-frazier-obit/?hpt=hp_t1)

Didn't expect Ali to outlive him.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Pacobird on November 08, 2011, 07:05:55 AM
Yeah well, nobody expected Ozzy to outlive Dio either, and yet here we are.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 09, 2011, 11:13:36 AM
Bil Keane. (http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2011_11_09.html#021578)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 10, 2011, 02:27:18 PM
Mick Anglo. (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/11/10/mick-anglo-passes/)

So is there a third comic book creator coming, or does Smokin' Joe count?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 10, 2011, 04:18:40 PM
Maybe now Marvel will publish his work.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 18, 2011, 09:06:16 PM
So is there a third comic book creator coming, or does Smokin' Joe count?

Mark Hall (http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-mark-hall-cocreator-of-danger-mouse,65428/) (of Cosgrove Hall) fits the theme a bit better.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 21, 2011, 04:20:21 PM
Well-Manicured Man (http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-john-neville-star-of-the-adventures-of-baron-m,65510/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 22, 2011, 04:42:55 PM
Anne McCaffrey. (http://io9.com/5862031/rip-anne-mccaffrey-creator-of-pern-and-other-classic-books)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ziiro on November 22, 2011, 04:48:12 PM
That.. actually made my heart sink a little. I remember reading the story "The ship who sang" and it's still one of my favorites and the most formative of my opinion of sci-fi and transhumanism concepts. I have always intended to read the series, but my book collection parallels my video game collection in size and not getting completed.

If you excuse me, I have to grab every single one of the books off amazon now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on November 22, 2011, 07:03:55 PM
"It’s a proven fact that a single anal sex experience causes one to be homosexual. The hormones released by a sexual situation involving the anus being broached, are the same hormones found in large quantities in effeminate homosexual males. For example, when I was much younger I knew a young man who was for all intents and purposes, heterosexual. He was mugged, and involved in a rape situation involving a tent peg. This one event was enough to have him start on a road that eventually led to him becoming effeminate and gay."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on November 22, 2011, 07:55:55 PM
...are...are you saying that heterosexuality is dead? Your statement is confusing.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Norondor on November 22, 2011, 08:00:23 PM
TA is doing you all the service of reminding you not to bother mourning the homophobic lunatic.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on November 22, 2011, 08:19:04 PM
You know what?  Fuck off.  She wrote a good book.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 22, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
So did Orson Scott Card, but it doesn't stop him from being a homophobic lunatic.

Course, I'm not aware of McCaffrey writing an entire book around the premise that you shouldn't sugar-coat obituaries.  So maybe "Don't mourn the homophobic lunatic" is less appropriate for her than it will be for him when he eventually dies.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Norondor on November 22, 2011, 09:10:31 PM
well, ok, fair
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on November 23, 2011, 08:23:13 AM
Curious thing about that Anne McCaffrey quote on homosexuality: I can't find a source for it. There's vague references on a few websites to a blog post with a Q & A transcript, but that blog is missing, and there are very few other transcripts with that quote. I can't find a primary source, and one website just makes reference to a vague fanzine (http://fanlore.org/wiki/The_Tent_Peg_Statement). No scans, no official word from McCaffrey and not even a name to the source. It's also one of the single most ridiculous quotes I've ever heard, and sounds like the "I'd rather black people not buy my clothes" quote you see attributed to just about every fashion designer.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 23, 2011, 08:32:56 AM
"I'd rather black people not buy my clothes"

... unless you're Naomi Campbell, Iman, Tyra Banks or Alek Wek.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Norondor on November 23, 2011, 09:06:47 AM
reportedly it's because republishing the contents of the interview was a sure-fire way to get a nasty letter from mccaffrey's lawyers for years, and she eventually made that whole quote's point sound less completely insane in a later interview ("renewable air force"). was originally a pointless tangent about why green dragons chose riders that were either women or total queens.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ziiro on November 23, 2011, 09:11:04 AM
I only knew about her from her book "The ship who sang" so anything else about the author is unknown to me.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on November 23, 2011, 09:32:04 AM
Well, out of context it could very well be a call for mass anal infiltration.

In that case, I'm way the hell ahead of you, Anne McCaffrey.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kashan on November 23, 2011, 03:33:57 PM
I'm just amused about the idea of transmissible homosexuality. Better not get a prostate exam any time soon guys.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 23, 2011, 05:17:59 PM
I'm just amused about the idea of transmissible homosexuality.

That's how everyone in Hamlet got it. (http://io9.com/5838157/orson-scott-cards-hamlet-not-as-good-as-shakespeares-version)

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with Orson Scott Card?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Rico on November 23, 2011, 06:10:12 PM
Here is a thing: Social acceptance of homosexuality is relatively new! Medical and scientific explanations of homosexuality have been really fucking wrong in the past! Older people may have developed views based on the knowledge of their time! Just because your Uncle Bob still talks about niggers doesn't mean he can't have been a decent human being for most of his life and it doesn't mean you can't be sad he's dead!

I'm a little sad that I have to explain this, but at least one of the people is Norondor who is only being inflammatory as a misguided persona!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 23, 2011, 06:23:34 PM
Well, sure.  And Neil Gaiman, at least, says that Anne McCaffrey was a very nice person.

Card really is a dick, though.  But he's still alive.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on November 23, 2011, 06:31:19 PM
!!!!!

THANK you, Mr. Stan Lee.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Kashan on November 23, 2011, 07:15:24 PM
I'm just amused about the idea of transmissible homosexuality.

That's how everyone in Hamlet got it. (http://io9.com/5838157/orson-scott-cards-hamlet-not-as-good-as-shakespeares-version)

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with Orson Scott Card?
He's Mormon.

He was actually very nice and fairly charming when I met him in person, but then I was a teenager seeking an autograph and we didn't discuss his beliefs on homosexuality.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Norondor on November 23, 2011, 09:29:58 PM
It's not a persona, but I was out of line.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on November 29, 2011, 04:32:11 PM
A wonderful person died today, her name was Cindy. She was the wife of a local card shop owner and a major part of my high school life was spent in that shop after school and every Friday night. This was certainly not what I expected to wake up to.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 29, 2011, 08:46:19 PM
Sorry to hear it, Envy.  Condolences.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: LaserBeing on December 07, 2011, 07:13:03 PM
Ricky Garduno, (http://dummcomics.com/2011/12/07/ricky/) author of 1930 Nightmare Theatre
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 07, 2011, 07:47:18 PM
Harry Morgan (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/TV/emmy-winning-actor-harry-morgan-who-played-col-potter-on-televisions-mash-dies-135182468.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on December 07, 2011, 07:57:58 PM
I'm surprised to hear he was still alive, and saddened by the loss.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 07, 2011, 08:11:42 PM
I was pretty surprised myself that he was still alive.

That show was a pretty big part of my childhood, and he was always one of my favourites. But then I've always liked the old seemingly-cranky characters.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 08, 2011, 10:23:08 AM
Jerry Robinson (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=35811), creator of Robin and the Joker and one of the most important people in comics history.

I saw the touring exhibit of Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books (http://zappowbam.weebly.com/zap-pow-bam-blog.html) a few months back, and quite a lot of it was original art from Jerry's personal collection.  This was a guy who understood comics were important, were art, back when people still saw them as literally trash -- many of his originals are things he showed up at the printer's to rescue rather than letting them be thrown away after use.

He was one of the earliest people to preserve and share the history of the medium.  What a guy.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on December 15, 2011, 09:24:24 AM
Joe Simon. (http://ifanboy.com/articles/joe-simon-1913-2011/)

This is a sad week for comics.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 15, 2011, 09:58:12 AM
Ah fuck.  At least he got that book out.

Not looking forward to finding out who the third will be.



EDIT: Well that was quick: Eduardo Barreto (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/12/15/longtime-dc-artist-eduardo-barreto-rumored-deceased-at-57/).  Doesn't have nearly the standing of Robinson or Simon, of course, but on the whole it's sadder to lose a man in his fifties to disease than a man in his late eighties or nineties to old age.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 18, 2011, 05:45:39 AM
Vaclav Havel (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/vclav-havel-czech-playwright-and-president-dead-at-75/article2275281/)

Holy shit.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 27, 2011, 12:11:12 PM
Doubling back to Joe Simon, Evanier's finally got a tribute up:

Quote from: http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2011_12_25.html#021864
Once when I told him my lady friend would be joining us, he arrived with flowers for her. To this day, she often reminds me that Joe Simon brought her flowers and that I never do. My defense is that I'm just not as classy as Joe Simon. Which is true. Odds are you aren't as classy as Joe Simon, either.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 27, 2011, 12:23:01 PM
Joe Bodolai (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/television/former-snl-writer-joe-bodolai-dead-at-63/article2284422/)

Most of us will probably know him as the co-writer of Wayne's World.

That's really a rough way to go though. Suicide by antifreeze at Christmas. Damn.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ziiro on December 27, 2011, 01:45:00 PM
Here's his last blog post. (http://qualityshows.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/if-this-were-y0ur-last-day-alive-what-would-you-do/)

His last few tweets on his twitter account for the world to see as well. (http://twitter.com/joebodolai)

His last youtube activity (http://youtube.com/qualityshows) was three weeks ago.

I've read his blog, and his twitter. I know of no other active outlets. But it just seems on the 23rd he just crashed. He hadn't used twitter for almost two weeks, he suddenly posts this (http://twitter.com/#!/joebodolai/status/150390881600548864). The above mentioned blog post was posted on the 23rd. Blog post went up, he became super active on twitter. Stayed up all night to keep twittering (The reason why I say this is because his last post is on the 24th. Meaning it rolled over at midnight and his death wasn't discovered until two days later. 26th at 1:30 PM)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 27, 2011, 05:48:33 PM
Man, Acadian Driftwood quotes... I know that song way too well to not feel that a bit in the gut. :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on December 27, 2011, 11:20:47 PM
He failed to beat his alcoholism, gave up, and killed himself.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Lottel on December 28, 2011, 11:57:26 AM
Oh wow. That's just... He even said "Goodbye."
That's heartwrenching.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 28, 2011, 01:05:04 PM
Missed this one last week: Jack Goldman, founder of Xerox PARC (http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/12/jacob-goldman-founder-of-xerox-parc-dies-at-90.ars).

Quote
Goldman's leadership in forming PARC—and his hiring of George Pake to head the center— led to the development of a number of technologies later exploited by Apple, Microsoft and others, including the laser printer. object-oriented programming, Ethernet, the mouse pointing device, and the graphical user interface. While Xerox never effectively capitalized on developments like the Alto PC—the first networked personal computer—PARC's work inspired the development of the Macintosh and the Windows operating systems.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on December 28, 2011, 01:10:50 PM
So... he invented the internet?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on December 31, 2011, 09:44:16 PM
Cheetah (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/8980394/Cheetah-the-chimpanzee-star-of-Tarzan-movies-of-the-early-1930s-dies-at-the-age-of-80.html).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 02, 2012, 10:45:38 AM
Bob Anderson (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32771), stuntman and swordmaster.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 03, 2012, 09:43:49 AM
Cheetah (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/8980394/Cheetah-the-chimpanzee-star-of-Tarzan-movies-of-the-early-1930s-dies-at-the-age-of-80.html).

Probably not.

Evanier had two posts on the subject, the first (http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2011_12_28.html#021883) spending a few paragraphs on the subject (and dropping a name I hadn't heard in years, Paul Castiglia, who used to be editor of the Sonic comic and was quite engaged with the fandom of the day -- Evanier knows EVERYBODY) and the second just linking a Hollywood Reporter article (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cheetah-death-fake-tarzan-chimpanzee-276704).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on January 03, 2012, 10:12:42 AM
Yeah, it struck me as a little odd that Cheetah was 30+ years past the average for a chimp, and even the media seemed to have this tone of 'we wouldn't be posting this fakey fake story if it wasn't such a slow news week'
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 20, 2012, 10:58:04 AM
Etta James. (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-etta-james-20120121,0,1608543.story)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 01, 2012, 08:22:43 AM
Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/arts/music/don-cornelius-soul-train-creator-is-dead-at-75.html)  Shot; possible suicide.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 07, 2012, 10:14:51 AM
Florence Green, the last surviving WWI veteran (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9066371/Last-surviving-veteran-of-First-World-War-dies-aged-110.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on February 07, 2012, 11:34:58 AM
Well that's a strange name for a ma- oh wait it's a wom- OH MY GOD THAT BEARD :barf:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 07, 2012, 03:11:29 PM
That's what happens when your ovaries fail. There's an old lady that comes into my store who seems to be working on a 'stache.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: sei on February 07, 2012, 09:43:02 PM
See also: younger women with PCOS.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on February 11, 2012, 05:34:05 PM
Whitney Houston
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on February 11, 2012, 05:37:05 PM
Ever heard of providing a link you dumb motherfucker (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120211/us-obit-whitney-houston/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on February 11, 2012, 06:07:41 PM
Expect everybody to get real stupid for the next couple months.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Zaratustra on February 11, 2012, 06:13:18 PM
And I had just gotten that goddamn song out of my head
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on February 11, 2012, 06:41:02 PM
I guess that "cleaned up and away from that nut Bobby Brown" come back isn't going to happen. Man, only 48. She looked like she was in her fifties for years. Not trying to be nasty, it's just sad she burned out like that.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Envy on February 12, 2012, 05:52:52 AM
At the time of posting there was no evidence, other then Whitney Died. Nothing besides Whitney has Died. So what's the difference between saying it and posting a link that leads to the same exact phrase.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 13, 2012, 06:49:18 AM
Then say that.

Or wait until there's more information.  It's not like you're a reporter under pressure to get the story out the door before the other networks scoop you.

That said, "dumb motherfucker" is more than a little disproportionate, Lyrai.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 14, 2012, 09:05:20 AM
John Severin (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/02/14/rip-john-severin/), of EC's celebrated Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat.  No further info as yet, but dude was 90 so I imagine that has something to do with it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on February 14, 2012, 09:29:03 AM
Holy shit, John Severin?

FYI, He was also Cracked's primary long-feature artist for most of it's print run. 

Whenever I saw new stuff by him, I was always amazed he was still even alive, but this is sad news nonetheless.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 14, 2012, 09:56:52 AM
More from Evanier's blog. (http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/02/14/john-severin-r-i-p/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Rico on February 14, 2012, 10:08:53 AM
Quote
Even Jack Kirby used to say that when he had to research some historical costume or weapon for a story, it was just as good to use a John Severin drawing as it was to find a photo of the real thing. 
That's as good a summary of his body of work as can be.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 21, 2012, 05:58:05 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/us/john-fairfax-who-rowed-across-oceans-dies-at-74.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/us/john-fairfax-who-rowed-across-oceans-dies-at-74.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all)

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At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid of local peasants, returning to town periodically to sell the jaguar and ocelot skins he had collected.

He later studied literature and philosophy at a university in Buenos Aires and at 20, despondent over a failed love affair, resolved to kill himself by letting a jaguar attack him. When the planned confrontation ensued, however, reason prevailed — as did the gun he had with him.

In Panama, he met a pirate, applied for a job as a pirate’s apprentice and was taken on. He spent three years smuggling guns, liquor and cigarettes around the world, becoming captain of one of his boss’s boats, work that gave him superb navigational skills.

Chuck Norris now has to find a way to become immortal, otherwise he's going to face John Fairfax.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on February 23, 2012, 07:16:07 AM
So he was literally james bond.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 23, 2012, 10:16:21 AM
Not an obit (yet), but Daniel von Bargen shot himself in the head, survived, and called 911 (http://www.azcentral.com/ent/celeb/articles/2012/02/23/20120223seinfeld-daniel-von-bargen-suicide.html).

He's diabetic and the suicide attempt followed his being notified that he would need to have several toes amputated.

Maybe we can split this into an assisted suicide thread, because I am absolutely in favor of giving people a safe, comfortable means of choosing to die when their health fails, rather than undergo painful procedures and degraded quality of life.  And if von Bargen had been given that option, maybe he wouldn't have shot himself.

Seriously, I'm not advocating suicide (outside the parameters I set above), but if you're going to kill yourself, don't use a gun.  If you think your life is already so bad it's not worth living, imagine how much worse it would be if you survived a gunshot to the head.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: patito on February 23, 2012, 10:52:22 AM
Even if assisted suicide was absolutely legal, I don't think getting your toes amputated is a good enough reason for it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 23, 2012, 11:01:18 AM
It's not like diabetics get their toes amputated and then they're all better and live normal healthy lives, dude.

If you've already hit a point where they're cutting bits off you, you are looking at a long, agonizing slide.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Lottel on February 24, 2012, 04:33:50 PM
I have a second uncle (or whatever. Second cousin's dad) accidentally shot himself in the face with a shotgun and lived with minor motor damage. His son tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the face and lived. A couple years later he tried to hang himself and then the rope broke.

Think he finally killed himself a few years ago. But hey!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on February 24, 2012, 04:39:17 PM
That's dedication.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 27, 2012, 12:44:42 PM
Jan Berenstain (http://boingboing.net/2012/02/27/jan-berenstain-co-creator-of.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 27, 2012, 01:36:57 PM
right in the childhood.  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 29, 2012, 10:42:44 AM
Davy Jones, apparently, though there isn't much info as yet and every article I'm seeing is just quoting TMZ.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 29, 2012, 12:18:24 PM
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/davy-jones-monkees-heartthrob-dies-at-66/?ref=arts (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/davy-jones-monkees-heartthrob-dies-at-66/?ref=arts)

confirmed.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 01, 2012, 07:13:36 AM
Breitbart. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/01/politics/breitbart-obit/index.html)

It is a surprise.

And in the interest of not immediately saying terrible things about the recently-deceased, I'll leave it at that.  Be civil, guys.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on March 01, 2012, 07:46:12 AM
 ::(:

You really take the joy out of gloating over the dead.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 01, 2012, 08:14:36 AM
Huh "Natural Causes" at 43?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 01, 2012, 08:32:02 AM
Pure speculation but I'm assuming that means "heart attack".

Still pretty damn young for it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 01, 2012, 08:38:17 AM
Well, this is horrible third-hand rumour, but a fellow I know who used to work for DARPA and is now with a think-tank told me this morning that Breitbart "had a Hitchensian reputation with the bottle in the wonk community".

Grain of salt and all that.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on March 01, 2012, 08:44:12 AM
Breitbart. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/01/politics/breitbart-obit/index.html)

It is a surprise.

And in the interest of not immediately saying terrible things about the recently-deceased, I'll leave it at that.  Be civil, guys.

You have no idea how hard it is to not gloat. Good thing I have twitter!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 01, 2012, 05:55:55 PM
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/03/01/conservative-outrage-over-breitbart-death-comments-are-disingenuous/ (http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/03/01/conservative-outrage-over-breitbart-death-comments-are-disingenuous/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on March 01, 2012, 09:24:21 PM
EDIT: STOP MOVING THE DAMN POSTS WHEN PEOPLE ARE REPLYING TO THEM GOD :rage:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 02, 2012, 07:33:50 AM
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/03/01/this-guy-are-sick/ (http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/03/01/conservative-outrage-over-breitbart-death-comments-are-disingenuous/)

Fair enough.  People who criticize gross comments about Breitbart but didn't criticize the same sort of comments FROM Breitbart are utter hypocrites.

I still don't think "But Breitbart did it!" is a good defense of any sort of behavior whatsoever, though.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on March 03, 2012, 06:36:40 PM
Ralph McQuarrie. (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/03/03/star-wars-visionary-ralph-mcquarrie-has-passed-away-aged-82/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 03, 2012, 08:18:15 PM
We'll never see his like again.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 05, 2012, 08:55:16 AM
Sheldon Moldoff (http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/03/03/sheldon-moldoff-r-i-p/).

Quote from: Evanier
  • Shelly Moldoff was one of the artists who worked on the historic Action Comics #1 (1938) which featured the first appearance of Superman.  He didn’t work on the Superman material in that issue but he did have artwork in what some call the most important comic book ever published.  And he was the last surviving person who did.
  • Shelly Moldoff worked as an assistant and ghost artist to Bob Kane on the earliest Batman stories that appeared in Detective Comics.
  • Shelly Moldoff drew the cover of Flash Comics #1 (1940) which introduced the original Flash to the world.
  • Shelly Moldoff drew the cover of All-American Comics #16 (1940) which introduced the original Green Lantern to the world.
  • Shelly Moldoff was the artist of the original Hawkman feature beginning with the character’s fourth appearance and continuing for several years.
  • Shelly Moldoff was by some accounts the inventor of the horror comic book, having proposed the idea to EC Comics publisher William Gaines before Gaines came out with his own Tales From the Crypt.
  • Shelly Moldoff was the ghost artist for Bob Kane on the Batman comic book stories and covers that Kane allegedly drew between 1953 and 1967.  He also worked for DC Comics directly, often as an inker of covers on all their key titles including the Superman books.
  • Shelly Moldoff also worked for Kane as the main artist/designer of the animated TV series, Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse.
  • Shelly Moldoff was a very nice man and as you can tell, a very important person in the history of the American comic book.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on March 06, 2012, 01:23:47 PM
 Robert Sherman, songwriter for Disney. (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57391552-10391698/its-a-small-world-songwriter-robert-sherman-dies-at-86/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 09, 2012, 11:15:50 AM
Peter Bergman of Firesign Theater. (http://boingboing.net/2012/03/09/firesign-theaters-peter-berg.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 10, 2012, 06:50:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/P9Nkq.gif)

1938-2012 (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/comic-book-artist-moebius-dies/story-e6frf7jx-1226296034288)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 10, 2012, 09:55:45 AM
No.

No fucking way.

Ah.

FUCK.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 10, 2012, 09:58:02 AM
Confirmed by the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17327374)

EDIT: Man, literally YESTERDAY, they did an peice on him on the Sailor Twin site that bemoaned how his work has been handled in North America; how his best work had been basically unavailable since the mid 90's and that none of his work from the past 15 years was available in the US at all.

I agreed and cynically added a comment that it would probably take his death to get the ball rolling on proper reprints here in North America.

FUCK.

I actually had no idea his health was so poor. He did a staggering amout of mind-altering substances early in his career, but had been Mister Clean Living for years now, though I think he was still partaking of the occasional joint, etc.

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 10, 2012, 10:24:10 AM
:(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mothra on March 10, 2012, 10:27:29 AM
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on March 10, 2012, 01:22:05 PM
Oh man seriously!? Holy fuck.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on March 10, 2012, 01:47:00 PM
good ridd

no sorry i can't even joke :(  feels bad man
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Romosome on March 10, 2012, 01:55:05 PM
Rest in peace, Peter Bergman (http://http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-peter-bergman-20120310,0,6089210.story)

I'll never be able to see the Firesign Theater live now. It's a sad day.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 12, 2012, 07:46:47 AM
The Moebius tributes are pouring in.  I like Gaiman's (http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2012/03/remebering-moebius.html).  Appropriately, it has a Moebius painting of Death.

Robot 6 (http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/03/the-comics-industry-remembers-moebius-a-true-master-of-everything-comics/) has excerpts from a bunch of different sources.  Worth reading.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 12, 2012, 05:06:01 PM
Here's a gallery of Moebius with everybody (http://conversazionisulfumetto.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/un-moebius-fra-gli-altri/).

The Moebius tributes are pouring in.  I like Gaiman's (http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2012/03/remebering-moebius.html).  Appropriately, it has a Moebius painting of Death.

I liked the tribute that Tony Diterlizzi (http://diterlizzi.com/home/jean-giraud-moebius/) did. It's pretty touching.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 12, 2012, 06:45:10 PM
Oh man, that picture of him with Hugo Pratt (the guy who did Corto Maltese), or the barefoot Abbey Road-esque shot.

Also the DiTerlizzi story is incredible.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 15, 2012, 07:24:02 AM
Josie DeCarlo (http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/03/14/josie-decarlo-r-i-p/), widow of Dan and, per Archie Comics, totally not the inspiration for Josie of and the Pussycats fame.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 29, 2012, 06:56:20 AM
Earl Scruggs (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/01/steve-martin-earl-scruggs.html), one of the founding fathers of bluegrass and a true American original.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 29, 2012, 09:23:34 AM
Oh shit I would never have guess he was still alive.  :(

Of course, Lester Flatt died in '79. Scruggs must've been ancient.

EDIT: Okay he was 88, not quite ancient but pretty well along.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 29, 2012, 10:43:50 AM
RIP Edd Gould (1988-2012) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkEvbOsr138#ws)

Apparently this guy was some big internet celebrity, I guess? Like Egoraptor or Harry Partridge.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 06, 2012, 06:14:27 AM
Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17636393) (maybe)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: NexAdruin on April 06, 2012, 09:23:28 PM
Thomas Kinkade (http://www.startribune.com/nation/146506285.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 07, 2012, 04:27:25 AM
I used to work in a print & framing store years ago, so Kincade's stuff was always around. I was geniunely surprised to hear he'd died so young... I'd have figured he was much older.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 07, 2012, 04:39:29 AM
I always thought his title of "Pinter with Light" seemed a bit too self-important, since his work seemed to crib a lot from impressionism.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 07, 2012, 04:49:57 AM
Well, he was a Christian Fundie, sooooo...
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 07, 2012, 08:50:13 AM
well then, let's just tiptoe around that
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on April 07, 2012, 11:40:06 AM
I don't understand why? I mean, I don't think it had anything to do with his death if that's what you mean, unlike his alcoholism which might go a long why to explain how he died of 'natural causes' at 54. He was not someone I liked artistically and someone I don't think I'd like socially, however I can say I think he died too young and I feel for his family.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Classic on April 07, 2012, 01:14:44 PM
I'm not sure Christian fundamentalism permits the assertion that anyone dies "too young" or that God's (ultimate?) plan can be subverted.

Don't know if that's ever a consolation to mourners though.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 07, 2012, 01:18:04 PM
I don't understand why? I mean, I don't think it had anything to do with his death if that's what you mean, unlike his alcoholism which might go a long why to explain how he died of 'natural causes' at 54. He was not someone I liked artistically and someone I don't think I'd like socially, however I can say I think he died too young and I feel for his family.

I think Buge was just agreeing to drop his complaint about the fellow's overstuffed and self-awarded title.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 07, 2012, 03:09:03 PM
Actually I was hoping to avoid the inevitable awkward debate over a dead person's beliefs/deeds that seem to pop up around here. I stand by my feelings about his work.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on April 07, 2012, 04:01:36 PM
guys it's fine to make light of his death

it's what he would have wanted
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on April 07, 2012, 04:02:55 PM
It's the spirit of the comment that counts.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on April 07, 2012, 06:05:50 PM
Given his professed beliefs I am sure he is overjoyed to be dead, and I congratulate him on making it to heaven.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Lottel on April 07, 2012, 08:46:10 PM
I hate Thomas Kincade's works with a passion because back when I worked at the bookstore, I often had to man the calendar store and that job had me standing in a corner, surrounded by calendar's with his paintings on them, and not move unless one of the three customers that day asked me to walk to a different part of the store. There's only so long you can stare at a pastel house by a body of water before something inside you breaks.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 08, 2012, 08:01:44 AM
Mike Wallace (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/60-minutes-journalist-mike-wallace-dies-at-age-93/article2395279/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on April 08, 2012, 12:11:33 PM
Given his professed beliefs I am sure he is overjoyed to be dead, and I congratulate him on making it to heaven.

Yes, I too am glad that he is dead. For him, I mean.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 09, 2012, 08:52:54 AM
Mike Wallace (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/60-minutes-journalist-mike-wallace-dies-at-age-93/article2395279/)

The guy had balls.

The difference between him and the raft of current pundits is one of bullshit: Wallace used bluntness to cut through it, while your typical Fox News/Clear Channel pundit uses bluntness to pile on more of it.  Wallace asked potentially-offensive questions to seek out the truth; pundits of today ask potentially-offensive questions because they don't care about the truth and want to support the narrative they've already constructed.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 09, 2012, 09:04:41 AM
Well, that's why Wallace was a journalist and those other idiots are just pundits.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on April 09, 2012, 03:04:11 PM
Gee, some days, I wish I could land a sweet gig spewing nonsense to the tune of millions of dollars.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 09, 2012, 03:29:39 PM
Commodore founder Jack Tramiel (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/04/09/computer-legend-and-gaming-pioneer-jack-tramiel-dies-at-age-83/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 18, 2012, 08:18:46 AM
This is actually a premature posting, but it looks like Levon Helm has very little time left (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/music/levon-helm-of-the-band-in-final-stages-of-cancer/article2406182/?from=sec375).

;__;
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on April 18, 2012, 11:36:33 AM
Up On Cripple Creek - The Band (The Band 5 of 10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EisXJSsULGM#)

Amazing drummer, Amazing singer and didn't have a problem doing both at once.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on April 18, 2012, 12:51:08 PM
Dick Clark (http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-04-18/dick-clark-dies-at-82/54390716/1)

:(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 18, 2012, 12:58:42 PM
I didn't think it was possible. I'm sad now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on April 18, 2012, 01:05:41 PM
It's like losing an old clock that's been there since you were born.  Suddenly, you miss him a lot.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 18, 2012, 01:37:23 PM
Dick Clark stood up for a lot of artists early on. He recognised talent, supported talent, and was talented himself. Credit where it's due.

Up On Cripple Creek - The Band (The Band 5 of 10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EisXJSsULGM#)

Amazing drummer, Amazing singer and didn't have a problem doing both at once.

Best description of Levon Helm I ever heard: "The only drummer who can make you cry."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 18, 2012, 01:39:51 PM
Wait, he was from THAT "The Band"? D:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Rico on April 18, 2012, 08:39:17 PM
Seriously, and speaking as someone who can play piano and sing simultaneously, playing a full drum kit while singing is hard as fuck.

Plus The Band is awesome anyway.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 18, 2012, 09:08:13 PM
The Band - Twilight (early alternate track) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BECnlzcL_E#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on April 18, 2012, 09:15:51 PM
Dick Clark (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57415954-10391698/dick-clark-dead-at-82/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ocksi on April 18, 2012, 09:17:34 PM
Sad about his death, but I certainly am glad his reanimated form went down so quickly.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 19, 2012, 11:43:46 AM
Levon's gone.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on April 19, 2012, 02:20:11 PM
Oh my god guys, did you hear Dick Clark died?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on April 19, 2012, 02:37:56 PM
I heard that every 365 days he is brought back to life, and only a Belmont can defeat him.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on April 19, 2012, 04:41:39 PM
Nexts
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 21, 2012, 06:34:44 PM
Charlie Colson (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/charles-colson-nixon-hatchet-man-turned-prison-preacher-dies/article2410110/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on May 04, 2012, 09:38:22 AM
MCA (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504)

There are not enough  ::(: s
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Rico on May 04, 2012, 09:40:40 AM
Warning - while you were typing...

Sad news. The Beastie Boys were great, he was young, and cancer is a shitty way to go.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on May 04, 2012, 11:25:35 AM
Forever rocking the sure shot.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 08, 2012, 06:04:49 AM
Mairice Sendak (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/maurice-sendak-author-of-where-the-wild-things-are-dead-at-83/article2426001/)

::(:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 08, 2012, 08:05:20 AM
It's rare that I hear an obit and actually say "Oh, shit" out loud.

Where the Wild Things Are was my favorite book when I was little.  It's the book I learned to read with.

My sister-in-law named her son Max.

I'm sure Sendak would be lovably cranky that all anyone is talking about is Where the Wild Things Are, because indeed he did a whole lot more.  But there's a reason that's the one everybody remembers.

And if anyone missed Colbert's interview with him from a few months ago, do yourself a favor and pull it up.  It's absolutely delightful.  Sendak remained sharp, cranky, foul-mouthed, and funny right up until the end.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 08, 2012, 09:13:09 AM
And if anyone missed Colbert's interview with him from a few months ago, do yourself a favor and pull it up.  It's absolutely delightful.  Sendak remained sharp, cranky, foul-mouthed, and funny right up until the end.

I would if I could find it on a site that wasn't region-locked.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 08, 2012, 09:24:54 AM
But I do have this!

(http://i.imgur.com/VFBUM.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 08, 2012, 09:37:29 AM
I would if I could find it on a site that wasn't region-locked.

I think it was January 24th and 25th; I won't think less of you for looking for torrents.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 08, 2012, 02:12:08 PM
Francois Mouly posts (husband) Art Spiegelman's strip about meeting Sendak (http://blowncovers.com/post/22653289640/well-miss-you).  Sendak says in the strip that he's 65 ("facing the big croak"), which means this is about 18 years ago.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 09, 2012, 12:08:21 PM
Vidal Sassoon. (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/05/09/famed-hairstylist-and-beauty-pioneer-vidal-sassoon-dead-at-84/?test=latestnews)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 09, 2012, 01:26:36 PM
That was someone's NAME?!?!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 09, 2012, 04:52:08 PM
I would if I could find it on a site that wasn't region-locked.

I think it was January 24th and 25th; I won't think less of you for looking for torrents.

And a third segment last night (May 8), of previously unaired footage.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 11, 2012, 07:29:13 AM
Tony DeZuniga. (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/05/10/r-i-p-tony-dezuniga/)

His family's still got hospital bills to deal with; MTV posted a link to donate. (http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/04/24/jonah-hex-co-creator-tony-dezuniga-in-critical-condition/)

And, on a related note, there are plenty of other creators who could still use some help through the Hero Initiative (http://heroinitiative.org/).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 11, 2012, 06:44:30 PM
George "Goober" Lindsey (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/george-lindsey-played-goober-pyle-decades-remembered-tenn-002453665.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 11, 2012, 09:24:06 PM
:///////
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 13, 2012, 08:06:37 PM
Caroll Shelby (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/new-cars/auto-news/like-the-cobra-he-created-carroll-shelby-was-a-classic/article2431636/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on May 13, 2012, 09:10:55 PM
Caroll Shelby (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/new-cars/auto-news/like-the-cobra-he-created-carroll-shelby-was-a-classic/article2431636/)

::(:

It's funny, Caroll Shelby's design abilities were always extremely respected in the industry, but until the 90s his works weren't much valued by anyone but the extreme gearheads. At one point, Shelby was selling the Cobras from his racing team for 10 or 20,000 a piece to try to pull together enough funds to build one or two more race cars. Now, 20 or 30 years later, those same cars are going for millions of dollars at auction. Shelby was like many great artists, except instead of painting pictures with a brush or composing great orchestral music or enchanting us with a sweet and soulful voice, Shelby worked with physics, math, and machinery. That his works were as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional is a testament to the natural beauty of aerodynamics.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on May 14, 2012, 09:25:56 AM
May sound odd, but I hope Top Gear (Proper UK version) does a tribute. Shelby was an absolute force in the automotive and racing worlds. Dethroning the mighty Ferarri, etc. They did a fantastic tribute to the driver Ayrton Senna a couple of years ago, and I'd love them to do something on how important Shelby was to everything that has an engine and goes fast.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 14, 2012, 10:16:02 PM
I don't have a link, but I just heard that Donald (Duck) Dunn died on Sunday.

D:>

EDIT: Confirmation via the LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-donald-duck-dunn-obit-20120515,0,7418288.story)

Booker T. & the MG's-Time Is Tight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUGsZgkjrco#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 17, 2012, 01:37:12 PM
Donna Summer (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/music/disco-legend-donna-summer-dead-at-63/article2435854/)

Geez, the musicians lately.

Only going to accelerate, I suppose.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 18, 2012, 07:30:06 AM
Not just the musicians, but "Filipino comics artist" seems an oddly specific category.

Ernie Chan (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/05/17/r-i-p-ernie-chan/), just a week after Tony DeZuniga.

I blame Mark Evanier, whose latest blog post ended with:

Quote
I will be back in a day or three when things calm down...or when I have to post a sudden obit, whichever occurs first.

So I think we can safely say that whatever it is that's taken Mark off the grid, it somehow involves the covert assassination of Ernie Chan.

WHAT DID HE EVER DO TO YOU, MARK?  WHAT DID HE EVER DO TO YOU?



EDIT: Joking aside, the sudden obit (http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/05/18/ernie-chan-r-i-p/) in question is now up.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 20, 2012, 05:54:20 PM
And more musicians. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees just went. I think he'd recently slipped into a coma and had been suffering from multiple forms of severe cancer, so not exactly a surprise. But still... :/
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 30, 2012, 05:49:40 AM
Jim Unger (http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/101933-herman-cartoonist-jim-unger-dies)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 04, 2012, 05:45:47 AM
The Trololo guy, Eduard Khil (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/eduard-khil-mr-trololo-singer-made-famous-viral-video-1976-dies-stroke-article-1.1089481)

Geez, the musicians lately.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on June 04, 2012, 07:16:28 AM
I think the only thing we can do is get Shadow Moses back up and play a few rounds of lolcano tonight in memory.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 04, 2012, 07:30:46 AM
Fuck, I'd kill to play Lolcano again.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on June 04, 2012, 07:35:09 AM
get Shadow Moses back up

Eh?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on June 04, 2012, 09:43:07 AM
Last I checked, like last week, ShMo hadn't been updated to the most recent version of TF2.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on June 04, 2012, 11:32:35 AM
I only update the thing when people remind me to do it since no one plays on it anyways.

Edit: it is now updated.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 04, 2012, 11:36:59 AM
I only update the thing when people remind me to do it since no one plays on it anyways.

It's true, after all.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on June 04, 2012, 03:19:42 PM
So, lolcano tonight?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 04, 2012, 04:10:12 PM
Let me see if I can kick out my LOLSURPRISE guests. Be at least an hour.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 07, 2012, 07:30:01 AM
Static co-writer Robert L. Washington III passes away (http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/06/static-co-writer-robert-l-washington-iii-passes-away/), after multiple heart attacks at 47.

I read stuff like this and...man.  The comics industry is fucked up.

Would sure be nice if we lived in a world where we didn't NEED the Hero Initiative.

(Good thing we solved all the problems with creators not getting compensated "decades ago", huh Scott Kurtz?)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on June 08, 2012, 04:09:59 AM
Musician Bob Welch (http://www.freep.com/article/20120608/ENT04/120608012/Former-Fleetwood-Mac-Bob-Welch-dead?odyssey=nav|head), self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 08, 2012, 07:30:45 AM
Woah shit.

:(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 17, 2012, 03:12:13 PM
Rodney King (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/rodney-king-whose-beating-led-to-la-riots-found-dead/article4299303/)

In his pool.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 18, 2012, 07:17:59 AM
A shame.  NPR had a good obit (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/06/17/155222771/rodney-king-dies-at-47) that linked back to a recent interview (http://www.npr.org/2012/04/23/150985823/rodney-king-comes-to-grips-with-the-riot-within).  King seems like, essentially, a Regular Guy who had some problems, suffered a wildly disproportionate punishment for them, and used his second chance to be a better person and to set a good example.

Quote
There are some interesting revelations. For one thing, King says his famous "Can we get along" speech was completely impromptu; his lawyers had drafted a far angrier script for him, but he refused to use it.

"I couldn't see putting any more heat on the fire, you know?" he says, while sitting in a small park near the site of the speech. "That's not the way I was raised."

[...]

"People were mad at me because they didn't think I was going to say, 'Can we all get along?' " King says. "I had people come up to me and say, 'What the fuck did you say that for?!' "

He believes they wanted him to validate the riots' violence, something he resolutely refused to do.

There was another quote on the radio but I can't find it at the moment -- something to the effect that he's okay with "Can we all get along?" being a punchline, that when people use it in jest they're acknowledging their own foibles and, usually, implying that whatever disagreement they're currently having isn't worth fighting over.

Sorry to have lost him.

And this time of year, it's a reminder that even the best swimmer can drown.  Swim with a buddy.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on June 21, 2012, 06:00:03 AM
Speaking of which, I just read the fourth news story in the past two weeks about someone, this time a 13-year-old kid from Houston, drowning in a pool. Be careful out there.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 21, 2012, 10:55:49 AM
Caroline John (http://io9.com/5920283/how-caroline-john-helped-save-doctor-who), who played Liz Shaw.  (Was she really in only four serials?  Hell, I've seen three of them.)

That's Liz and Sarah Jane in just over a year.  Must be a little disquieting for Katy Manning about now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 21, 2012, 11:00:09 AM
Caroline John (http://io9.com/5920283/how-caroline-john-helped-save-doctor-who), who played Liz Shaw.  (Was she really in only four serials?  Hell, I've seen three of them.)

That's Liz and Sarah Jane in just over a year.  Must be a little disquieting for Katy Manning about now.
!!!

I was seriously considering watching Dr. Who, starting with the third Doctor.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 21, 2012, 11:16:18 AM
I love the Third Doctor.

I find his first serial, Spearhead from Space, to be a little uneven and overrated (as regeneration stories often are), but Silurians and Inferno are both great.

I think that's a pretty good description of his whole era, really -- he didn't bat 1.000 and his serials tended to be two episodes too long (and rather repetetive once the Master showed up), but Pertwee was wonderful and Courtney was the best foil a Doctor ever had.

When I go through old eps I seldom stick with any one Doctor for very long; I usually find myself bouncing between Pertwee and Baker, but I like to sample a bit of everything.  It's well-suited to the DVD/streaming release cycle, and hey, it IS a time travel show.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Shinra on June 24, 2012, 07:04:18 PM
Lonesome George (http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/24/lonesome-george-dies/). He was 100 years young.

Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 29, 2012, 06:27:00 PM
Nora Ephron. (http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/26/local/la-me-nora-ephron-20120627)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on July 03, 2012, 06:09:06 AM
Andy Griffith (http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/SHERIFF__EMS_Called_To_Andy_Griffiths_Home_161201175.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 03, 2012, 06:38:25 AM
A pity.  He and Knotts really were one of the all-time great comic duos, and besides that he seemed like a genuinely nice guy.

But hey, 86 is a nice long run.

And The Andy Griffith Show is as immortal as anything in American culture.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on July 03, 2012, 07:13:51 AM
That and Matlock are probably institutions that anybody with free time in the 90s caught in syndication. I can remember watching them both during my summers off from school.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 03, 2012, 07:37:25 AM
Even up here those shows were all over. They were a big part of my childhood.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 03, 2012, 09:33:57 AM
The obligatory obit from Evanier:

Quote from: http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/07/03/andy-griffith-r-i-p/
The best thing I can tell you about Andy Griffith, who has just died at the age of 86, is that I never saw or heard any reason to think he was not like the characters he played on TV. I never saw that. Betty told me all about him and the show and what went on when cameras weren't rolling and nothing she said every contradicted the qualities of warmth and honesty and humility that he displayed in all his TV roles.

[...]

What a nice, secure man. What a nice, secure and smart man. There's no point in saying we're going to miss him because we won't. As long as there are television sets in this world, he'd never going to leave us.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 03, 2012, 01:42:01 PM
Andy Griffith is probably the original reason that I even believe such people really do exist.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 08, 2012, 02:45:37 PM
A couple weeks ago, Starr and I were watching the original Flight of the Phoenix (she'd never seen it). Ernest Borgnine had a smallish part in it, but I was reinded of how much fun an actor he was. I also remembered how old he was and I commented that when he finally went I was going to be really sad, because of that fun.

Welp. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/oscar-winner-ernest-borgnine-dies-at-95/article4398519/)

I think people say "they don't have [noun] anymore" and it's usually just a bad cliche, but I think you really don't see everyman actors like that anymore (though they were rare to begin with).

Ninety-five is a good long run, but we'll miss you Ernie. We really will.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on July 08, 2012, 03:41:15 PM
What the fuck he was just alive a few hours ago what did you do?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 08, 2012, 06:28:11 PM
My Favorite Enrest Borgnine Moment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ZIfWwZN9k#)

 :sadpanda:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 08, 2012, 06:30:19 PM
Some of you may have seen this, but I never get tired of it.

ERNEST BORGNINE - Secret to Old Age (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_PeLNzxNQ#)

I mean, how else you think a guy built like a cinder block managed to live so long?

I also love how his subtitle on that newsfeed is actually "Legendary Actor".

EDIT: One more great story:

Quote
"No, I've never done any [drugs]. At least, not to my knowledge. I once took a bunch of goofballs by accident! They looked like candy. They were in a little bowl at a party. I grabbed a handful and went to town. That was some New Year's Eve. I didn't have a coherent thought till February."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on July 08, 2012, 07:22:41 PM
I looked down at the ticker right as it was saying "characterized as a gross human".
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 17, 2012, 08:07:51 PM
Excalibur - Merlin's Dragon Speech to Arthur (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjsiGd8iAfs#ws)

I just learned that Nicol Williamson died in December. He was a brilliant actor and I'm sad that he's gone. He was one of the few people that I share a birthday with along with Walter Koenig and Sam Neill.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 18, 2012, 07:47:55 AM
John Lord, co-founder of Deep Purple (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/deep-purples-john-lord-dead-at-71/article4424980/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 19, 2012, 01:28:49 PM
Tom Davis (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/arts/television/tom-davis-saturday-night-live-comedy-writer-dies-at-59.html?_r=1), of Franken and Davis, aged 59, throat and neck cancer.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 20, 2012, 07:40:24 AM
Donald J Sobol (http://boingboing.net/2012/07/19/rip-donald-j-sobol-creator.html).

I was going to add a line reminding everybody of who exactly that is, but I think just this once making people go somewhere else to find an answer is totally justified.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on July 23, 2012, 01:02:26 PM
Sally Ride (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sally-kristen-ride-phd-trailblazing-first-american-woman-in-space-1951-2012-2012-07-23)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on July 23, 2012, 01:11:54 PM
:(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 24, 2012, 12:49:20 PM
Sherman Hemsley. (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20614528,00.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 24, 2012, 01:56:59 PM
Man, I don't rememeber what vagary of scheduling was responsble, but I watched a lot of The Jeffersons when I was a kid. Years before Seinfeld hit the air, Harry Bentley was my Kramer.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 26, 2012, 06:50:54 AM
The Reg has a good profile on Andre Hedrick (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/26/andre_hedrick/), who committed suicide a couple of weeks ago.  His most lasting contribution to our lives is that he helped prevent an industry standard, hardware-level DRM scheme that would have controlled basic file-copying operations.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 26, 2012, 07:57:42 AM
Mary Tamm (http://io9.com/5929186/rip-mary-tamm-doctor-whos-original-romana), the original Romana.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on August 01, 2012, 04:51:12 AM
Gore Vidal (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/books/gore-vidal-elegant-writer-dies-at-86.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all&hp) who was apparently still alive.

Here he is calling William Buckley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Buckley,_Jr.) a crypto-Nazi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnxoQnf8&feature=player_embedded (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnxoQnf8&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 04, 2012, 08:38:19 AM
John Keegan (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/9447744/Sir-John-Keegan.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 12, 2012, 02:03:05 PM
Joe Kubert. (https://twitter.com/davegibbons90/status/234768229313175553)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 12, 2012, 02:59:45 PM
Well, crap.  He was still working, too.

One of the all-time greats.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 12, 2012, 04:47:34 PM
Oh damn. Wow, that was unexpected.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on August 12, 2012, 04:51:32 PM
(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/jockohomo/247764903/1/tumblr_kta1wp77pP1qz50da)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 13, 2012, 06:47:38 AM
A lovely remembrance (http://srbissette.com/?p=15464) from Bissette, who of course was part of the first class at the Kubert School.

EDIT: And the obligatory obit (http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/08/12/joe-kubert-r-i-p/) from Evanier.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on August 19, 2012, 08:31:59 PM
Tony Scott.  (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/tony-scott-death.html) Suicide. Posting from phone. Will post more later.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 20, 2012, 06:38:57 AM
Cripes, that's awful.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 20, 2012, 04:02:48 PM
Phyllis Diller (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/08/20/obit-diller-phyllis.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 21, 2012, 09:50:52 AM
No? Nobody's going to comment on Phyllis Diller?

How about Sergio Toppi (http://comicbook.com/blog/2012/08/21/sergio-toppi-1932-2012/)?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on August 24, 2012, 03:46:34 AM
Muppeteer Jerry Nelson.

My thoughts mirror MGK's (http://mightygodking.com/index.php/2012/08/24/jerry-nelson-1934-2012/).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 24, 2012, 07:15:47 PM
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/043/8/a/Sad_The_Count_by_BlazingMetalStranger.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 24, 2012, 09:05:54 PM
Oh man I love Tomorrow.  Who's on First set to a catchy song.  And watching him perform with Henson, well.  One more to miss.

Wrote a post (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2012/08/24/jerry-nelson-rip/), including Batty Bat and some links.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 25, 2012, 11:11:09 AM
Neil Armstrong. (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/neil-armstrong-dead-at-age-82-report/story-e6frfkui-1226458176249)

:C
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on August 25, 2012, 11:11:44 AM
One giant leap for man.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 25, 2012, 02:04:58 PM
(http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/58a/incoming/article4499330.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/NY304-Moon+Landing+Annivers.jpg)

That there is the face of a man who knows he's doing just about the coolest thing anybody possibly can.

EDIT: I had not previous seen this quote of his:

"There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of truth's protective layers. There are places to go beyond belief."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on August 25, 2012, 04:21:37 PM
Man, I was looking at this exact picture:

(http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/012/incoming/article4499529.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/web-USA-NEILARMSTRONG.jpg)

When this song came on the radio:

Walking On The Moon - The Police. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1YK2a-B9zk#)

(and the playlist for that station was preset this morning)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: JDigital on August 26, 2012, 12:17:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/NR7ev.jpg) (http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2012/08/neil-armstrong.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on August 26, 2012, 06:11:32 AM
It's a Neil/Neal critical Mass!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on August 29, 2012, 10:34:43 AM
Roger Fisher. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/world/americas/roger-d-fisher-expert-in-getting-to-yes-dies-at-90.html?_r=1)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on September 03, 2012, 02:00:06 PM
Michael Clarke Duncan. (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-michael-clarke-duncan-dead-0903,0,7426494.story)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on September 03, 2012, 02:12:28 PM
;_;
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 03, 2012, 02:15:31 PM
:(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on September 03, 2012, 03:00:01 PM
What?  Noo... oh man.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on September 03, 2012, 03:31:09 PM
He was sick for a long time though, wasn't he?  Godspeed.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 03, 2012, 04:06:54 PM
First I've heard of it. That's pretty damn young, man. :/
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 03, 2012, 09:03:13 PM
Damn.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on September 04, 2012, 01:23:49 AM
I always wanted to meet Micheal Clarke Duncan. He seemed like an extraordinarily cool dude, and the world is significantly less awesome without him.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 13, 2012, 06:54:11 PM
This is a Canadian one: Peter Lougheed (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/peter-lougheed-mr-alberta-dies-at-age-84/article4544369/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on September 14, 2012, 10:30:44 AM
...huh.  Didn't even hear Reverend Moon died a week and a half ago; discovered it from an unlikely source:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9su39xzcS1qil3kvo1_r1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 26, 2012, 10:35:29 AM
Andy Williams. (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/crooner-andy-williams-dead-84-134840370.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on October 05, 2012, 05:18:14 PM
One-hit wonder, R.B. Greaves (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rb-greaves-dies-take-a-letter-maria-376799)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 11, 2012, 09:40:50 AM
Alex Karras (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/10/10/arts/ap-fbo-obit-alex-karras.html), Lions defensive tackle and actor who played Mongo in Blazing Saddles.

The most important thing in the article:

Quote
Recently, his wife said Karras’s quality of life deteriorated because of head injuries sustained during his playing career.

Head injuries in the NFL are a big goddamn deal.  The League is beginning to try and make the game safer and really crack down on headshots, but it's been dragged kicking and screaming to this position by lawsuits.  Lawsuits like the class action Karras was part of.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 11, 2012, 10:41:38 AM
He was only pawn in game of life.  :;_;:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on October 11, 2012, 08:08:23 PM
Richie from The Last Dragon. (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dragon-star-leo-o-brien-dies-article-1.1180688)

Holy shit I think OH is killing people co-stars now. :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 12, 2012, 11:13:46 AM
Keih Campbell (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/12/dolly_creator_keith_campbell_dies/), of sheep-cloning fame, aged 58.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on October 14, 2012, 10:25:06 AM
Arlen Specter (http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/longtime-sen-arlen-specter-dead-at-82)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 19, 2012, 08:13:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/panjO.jpg?1)

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/18/mad-libs-publisher-larry-sloan-dies/ (http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/18/mad-libs-publisher-larry-sloan-dies/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cait on October 22, 2012, 06:51:22 AM
George McGovern (http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/21/us/george-mcgovern-dead/index.html).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 22, 2012, 08:00:22 AM
Oh -- I didn't realize Evanier's post about him (http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/10/21/george-mcgovern/) was even an obit.  I thought he was just reminiscing to the first election he voted in because we've got another one of those things coming.

McGovern was right.  History has vindicated him time and again.

Any time I hear a Republican compare his opponent to McGovern, all I can think is "All right, asshole, but who does that make you?"
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 02, 2012, 02:48:14 PM
Nyan Cat. (http://www.geekosystem.com/nyan-cat-passes/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on November 14, 2012, 07:34:19 PM
Cat Guy (http://news.bme.com/2012/11/12/rip-stalking-cat/).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 24, 2012, 01:46:19 PM
Larry Hagman. (http://fox4kc.com/2012/11/24/co-stars-fellow-actors-grieve-over-loss-of-larry-hagman/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on November 24, 2012, 04:44:53 PM
Larry Hagman. (http://fox4kc.com/2012/11/24/co-stars-fellow-actors-grieve-over-loss-of-larry-hagman/)

Who killed him?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on November 24, 2012, 05:21:11 PM
Hook Bad Form! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVzoedLk7ds#ws)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on November 24, 2012, 05:44:18 PM
Nevermind, turns out I was asleep.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 08, 2012, 09:51:49 PM
Quote from: http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2012/12/08/greatest-generation/
Just got word that my great-uncle, Garth Brown, passed away today. (No condolences needed — he was 92 years old and had been sick a long time.)

Garth served on the USS Oklahoma. It was hit with three torpedoes on December 7, 1941. He was thrown from the ship, swam up through a layer of oil, and survived clinging to driftwood.

As it happens, that was the first of three times he would survive a sinking ship. (He wasn't much for swimming after that; I never saw him in a pool.)

Like I said, no condolences required.  But maybe take a minute to give a read to this azcentral piece from 2010 (http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/12/07/20101207pearl-harbor-survivor-story.html); it's a pretty good summary of his military career.

And to any veterans reading: thanks for your service.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 12, 2012, 05:51:55 AM
Ravi Shankar (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/indian-music-legend-and-beatles-mentor-ravi-shankar-dies-at-92/article6224066/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 12, 2012, 08:15:07 AM
Good run.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on December 22, 2012, 10:50:53 PM
Larry L King (http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/12/22/larry-l-king-r-i-p/) -- that's the author and playwright, not the Larry King you first thought of when you read that name.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 25, 2012, 10:53:20 AM
Charles Durning (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/celebrity-news/acclaimed-character-actor-charles-durning-dies/article6705599/)

Jeez, the guy's war record and childhood alone is enough stories for three lives.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 26, 2012, 07:40:36 PM
Gerry Anderson (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-20845407)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mazian on December 27, 2012, 06:14:47 PM
Norman Schwarzkopf (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20855937).  Has it really been 21 years since Iraq War Part One?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on December 27, 2012, 06:46:40 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6UEheGtiqcY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UEheGtiqcY#ws)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on January 12, 2013, 03:18:17 PM
Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/reddit-co-founder-aaron-swartz-found-dead/article7291928/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 13, 2013, 10:23:25 PM
His family (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/family-blames-us-attorneys-for-death-of-aaron-swartz/) blames the pressure and mounting costs of the Massachusetts US Attorney's investigation against him.

Quote
Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death. The US Attorney’s office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges, carrying potentially over 30 years in prison, to punish an alleged crime that had no victims. Meanwhile, unlike JSTOR, MIT refused to stand up for Aaron and its own community’s most cherished principles.

Today, we grieve for the extraordinary and irreplaceable man that we have lost.

His "crime", to recap:

Quote
Alex Stamos, the CTO of Artemis Internet and an expert witness who was working with Swartz's attorneys to testify in the the April US vs. Swartz (http://www.scribd.com/collections/3151539/United-States-v-Aaron-Swartz-11-cr-10260-MA) trial, also wrote a long post (http://unhandled.com/2013/01/12/the-truth-about-aaron-swartzs-crime/) detailing what he knew of the case. The Feds accused (http://www.scribd.com/doc/60362456/Aaron-Swartz-indictment) Swartz of logging on to MIT's network illegally and using that access, “to download a major portion of JSTOR's archive onto his computers.” The Department of Justice officially accused him of wire fraud, computer fraud, recklessly damaging a protected computer, among other charges.

Of course it's far too simplistic to blame a suicide on any one thing.  I don't know what went through Swartz's mind in his final hours or days, what events, feelings, and thoughts drove him to despair and to end his life.

But I think any reasonable goddamn human being should conclude that the looming litigation was a factor, and, further, any reasonable goddamn human being should conclude that -- well, I'll quote Stamos one more time:

Quote
But for all those grandiose claims, expert witness Stamos wrote “I know a criminal hack when I see it, and Aaron’s downloading of journal articles from an unlocked closet is not an offense worth 35 years in jail.”

It's disgusting and it's inhumane.  Due process is clearly not working as intended when a man can be hounded, intimidated, and financially ruined over a period of years before he ever gets to see the inside of a courtroom.  And the mere threat of a 35-year sentence over an alleged COPYRIGHT VIOLATION should and must flag Eighth Amendment concerns.

Again, I believe it is far too simple to lay Swartz's suicide at the feet of the US Attorney's Office or some other external villain.  But every single goddamn person involved, either in this specific case or in any position to determine copyright policy in general, should hear about this, and should take a couple of sober minutes to consider that maybe this fucking thing has gone too far.

RIP.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on January 17, 2013, 07:02:47 PM
Dear Abby. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pauline-popo-phillips-better-known-as-abigail-van-buren-dies-at-94/2013/01/17/662c5c06-c5dc-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/3nqQ8.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on January 28, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
Normand Corbeil, the composer for Quantic Dreams. (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/28/heavy-rain-composer-normand-corbeil-passes-away-aged-56/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on February 01, 2013, 08:22:25 AM
Ed Koch (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/nyregion/edward-i-koch-ex-mayor-of-new-york-dies.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)

Quote
“If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist,” said the three-term mayor.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 01, 2013, 02:50:02 PM
The first thing that popped into my mind was a gravestone with the phrase "How'm I doin'?" carved into it.

...I'm going to hell, aren't I?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on February 01, 2013, 03:34:01 PM
No, I am.

God damn Monkey's Paw got the wrong Koch.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on February 06, 2013, 10:33:15 AM
Robin Sachs (http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/robin-sachs/24391/robin-sachs-1951-2013)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 23, 2013, 10:08:49 PM
Ray Cusick (http://io9.com/5986483/rip-ray-cusick-the-designer-who-helped-make-the-daleks-terrifying), the original designer of the Daleks.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Malikial on February 28, 2013, 10:28:04 AM
Damon Harris (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/24/showbiz/damon-harris-obit/index.html) and Richard Street (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57571761/former-temptations-singer-richard-street-dies-at-70/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on February 28, 2013, 11:33:51 AM
C Everett Koop (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/27/former-surgeon-general-everett-koop-an-unsung-hero-in-the-fight-against-aids/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on February 28, 2013, 01:59:47 PM
Stéphane Hessel (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/world/europe/stephane-hessel-author-and-activist-dies-at-95.html?_r=0): French Resistance Fighter, survivor of Buchenwald, co-drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and author of "Indignez-Vous!," an inspiration for Occupy Wall Street.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 05, 2013, 04:11:50 PM
Hugo Chavez (http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/03/05/hugo_chavez_dies_from_cancer_vp.html)

Huh. Well, this will make things slightly more interesting down there.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 06, 2013, 06:05:34 AM
Paul Bearer (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1555594-paul-bearer-a-great-entertaining-talent-who-will-be-missed), for real this time.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on March 06, 2013, 10:40:47 AM
Well THAT'S going to be a confusing funeral.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ocksi on March 06, 2013, 11:42:14 AM
I know we shouldn't be joking about the dead, but I have to ask...

IS THAT THE UNDERTAKER'S MUSIC?!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on March 06, 2013, 11:47:15 AM
GUD DERN JR IS THAT PAUL BEARER'S COFFIN GOING DOWN THE ISLE THIS TIME?

OH NO UNDERTAKER IS TAGGING IN THE COFFIN!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on March 06, 2013, 01:14:07 PM
He would have wanted it this way.

...

Sorry, I mean, heeee would have waaaaanted it this waaaaay.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on March 06, 2013, 07:55:17 PM
Not really one that'll be noted outside of Canada, but we'll sure miss him within: Stompin' Tom Connors (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/stompin-tom-connors-dies-at-77/article9400045/).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 06, 2013, 08:08:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/egEMOrP.png)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on March 29, 2013, 12:22:37 PM
Richard Griffiths (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/03/29/arts-richard-griffiths-obit.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 03, 2013, 05:32:41 AM
Iain M. Banks is not dead yet, but will be quite soon (http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2013/04/03/iain_banks_author_of_wasp_factory_says_he_has_only_months_to_live.html).

Well that's a damn shame.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on April 04, 2013, 11:44:58 AM
Roger Ebert (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17320958-418/roger-ebert-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer.html).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 04, 2013, 01:41:07 PM
Wow, just heard yesterday that he had taken ill again. That came a hell of a lot quicker than I thought it would.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Sharkey on April 04, 2013, 02:16:10 PM
Is there a word for the kind of sad you feel when someone you practically idolize but almost never agree with and are frequently furious at finally dies? I bet the Germans have one.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on April 04, 2013, 02:23:50 PM
Sad at the loss of a good opponent.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 04, 2013, 03:06:38 PM
Jesus Christ, Sharkey, I didn't think you were actually going to DO it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Friday on April 04, 2013, 03:17:13 PM
I kept telling everyone that one day everyone who thinks video games aren't art will be dead, but I was willing to give Ebert a pass.

Oh well.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 04, 2013, 03:18:38 PM
 Carmine Infantino (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/04/04/carmine-infantino-dies-dc-comics-publisher/), if Bleeding Cool is to be believed.

One of the most important editors in comics history. One of the most important creators, too -- the debut of Barry Allen is widely considered the beginning of the Silver Age.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 04, 2013, 05:26:11 PM
http://www.theonion.com/articles/roger-ebert-hails-human-existence-as-a-triumph,31945/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/roger-ebert-hails-human-existence-as-a-triumph,31945/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 04, 2013, 05:29:16 PM
Carmine Infantino (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/04/04/carmine-infantino-dies-dc-comics-publisher/), if Bleeding Cool is to be believed.

Also,

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/04/george-gladir-co-creator-of-archies-sabrina-passes-away/ (http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/04/george-gladir-co-creator-of-archies-sabrina-passes-away/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on April 04, 2013, 05:52:19 PM
And Jane Henson died yesterday (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/arts/television/jane-henson-early-collaborator-on-the-muppets-dies-at-78.html?_r=0)

Sad days.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 08, 2013, 02:15:26 PM
Maggie Thatcher and Annette Funicello.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Healy on April 08, 2013, 09:22:16 PM
Here are some responses to Thatcher's death:
Quote
I can't say I'm sad about this, she was a dickhead.

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Best news in ages.

Quote
And people say the news only focuses on bad things.

Quote
My thoughts are with the family of the deceased, my cheers and hoorahs to everyone else.

Quote
Quote
I think she needs to be tossed into the ocean quietly. A grave site would just become a rallying point for her supporters.

But what will we piss on?

Quote
I went on a date with an Irish girl who worked as a promoter for the revival of Irish Gaelic, which was forcefully replaced and subdued by the English. She said that Thatcher is, in many ways, a huge part of why Irish Gaelic is still a dying language.

She had a lot of other choice words to say about the English, and while it was an ok date, I'll never forget the contempt she, and apparently many other Irish, held for Thatcher. I've never heard the word "cunt" said with such ferocity or repetition.

Quote
Death of a legend, RIP.

e: shit this isn't the MSN messenger thread

Quote
My office is full of little happy sighs and the occasional shriek of delight or cry of 'Oh frabjous day!' as people check the news.

Quote
People, apparently, don't hold this Thatcher person in high regard. I suppose I'm just gonna have to rent the movie and see what all the hubbub is about.

Quote
So who's up for putting together a flash-mob to dance Thriller on her grave?

And a minority opinion:
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A part of me recognizes that an old woman with dementia died and that nothing has really improved as a result of what is ultimately a sad event for many people.

On the other hand, I grew up in Merseyside. Ding dong/the witch is dead

And a twofer:
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Guys, we shouldn't be so happy. A great woman of immense historical significance has died. I'm going to miss Annette Funicello. :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on April 08, 2013, 09:51:18 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/bed39a0c544d1fd2d9a8e05afd3f3a79/tumblr_mkyypgpfx41qclf8wo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cait on April 08, 2013, 11:17:20 PM
Quote
<@Squizzle> Today, we honor a fallen hero. A life of achievement as rich as Margaret Thatcher's defies summary. At the very least, we can honor her tireless work for progressive reform--few others have done so much to advance equal rights and equal dignity for all people, in all circumstances. Even fewer have fought as fiercely to provide for Britain's children, or for the needy, or indeed any person who in need of support from our civil society. Amidst all of this, Margaret somehow made the time to truly embody the punk spirit, displaying her virtuoso drumming talents as a member of the Sex Pistols. Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain, and all of us on Earth-3 mourn her passing.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 09, 2013, 01:50:05 AM
Quote
I went on a date with an Irish girl who worked as a promoter for the revival of Irish Gaelic, which was forcefully replaced and subdued by the English. She said that Thatcher is, in many ways, a huge part of why Irish Gaelic is still a dying language.

She had a lot of other choice words to say about the English, and while it was an ok date, I'll never forget the contempt she, and apparently many other Irish, held for Thatcher. I've never heard the word "cunt" said with such ferocity or repetition.

This is especially interesting, given how heavily the Irish use 'cunt' as a swear word in the first place.

Also liked these quotes:

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“For [the cost of a state funeral] you could give everyone in Scotland a shovel, and we could dig a hole so deep we could hand her over to Satan in person" - Frankie Boyle.

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In keeping with the great lady's legacy, Margaret Thatcher's state funeral should be funded and managed by the private sector to offer the best value and choice for end users and other stakeholders.

The undersigned believe that the legacy of the former PM deserves nothing less and that offering this unique opportunity is an ideal way to cut government expense and further prove the merits of liberalised economics Baroness Thatcher spearheaded.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 09, 2013, 02:08:26 AM
...I'm going to allow it given that there are some fairly clever and pointed policy criticisms amid all the sarcasm and grave-dancing.  But try and keep it that way, huh?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 09, 2013, 03:14:47 AM
Oh I don't really have a dog in this particular fight.

My own opinion is that some form of pullback or rethink of the welfare state model was legitimately needed in the early 80's, but that the leaders who the US and the UK wound up with did so in a pretty disastrous and ideologically-driven way. Thatcher actually destroyed British heavy industry rather than reforming it (inadvertently, but still). In fifteen years the nation that drove the first Industrial Revolution was driven to a point where it now has no manufacturing sector to speak of.

In Canada we too had a nominally Conservative government, but he really was a RINO (or CINO, rather), so we didn't have the same experience as the US and UK did in the 80's (instead we had big tax increases without the cuts). Our real retrenchement was in the 90's, when our fiscal situation was far more dire than the US or the UK faced in 1979/1980. And yet our "conservative" reforms were handled by a nominal Liberal (but really a true centrist) and were done in an amazingly better way. Paul Martin managed to get most of the benefits that Thatcher and Reagan aimed for, without nearly so much pain or venom. It wasn't perfect, but by god our 90's was a dream world compared to what the US/UK faced a decade prior.

The fact that our experience was so much better gives me a bit of distance here.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 09, 2013, 04:05:18 AM
Margaret Thatcher proved that women can be as ruthless as men in a position of power. Her election was a feminist victory, but her tenure was the opposite. She systematically dismantled labour, education, and housing.

But she did believe in socialized medicine, gun control, and climate change. So uh. At least she's not as bad as modern republicans?  :shrug:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 09, 2013, 04:32:37 AM
And Reagan raised taxes. But here we are.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Healy on April 09, 2013, 01:31:20 PM
...I'm going to allow it given that there are some fairly clever and pointed policy criticisms amid all the sarcasm and grave-dancing.  But try and keep it that way, huh?
Like Mongrel, I don't really have a dog in this race either. I just found most of the responses to her death pretty amusing. I do think some of them can be pretty extreme and unsavory, though; all the same I also think it kinda sucks that such a controversial figure is being treated so hagiographically in the press, and I don't begrudge those fucked over by her policies having a little cheer in her death, however useless it may be in the long run.

(I guess this is how most non-US guys felt about Bin Laden's death, huh)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 10, 2013, 03:27:14 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/margaret-thatchers-funeral-will-have-a-falklands-war-theme-downing-street-reveals-8567251.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/margaret-thatchers-funeral-will-have-a-falklands-war-theme-downing-street-reveals-8567251.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on April 12, 2013, 02:50:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1EzFOQB.png)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Sharkey on April 12, 2013, 11:49:09 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/margaret-thatchers-funeral-will-have-a-falklands-war-theme-downing-street-reveals-8567251.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/margaret-thatchers-funeral-will-have-a-falklands-war-theme-downing-street-reveals-8567251.html)

So... we push her coffin out to sea, and if it ever gets too close to anyone a submarine will blow it up.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on April 12, 2013, 12:09:43 PM
Jonathan Winters.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on April 12, 2013, 10:28:06 PM
Both actors from my favorite episode of the Twilight Zone, gone within a year.

A Game of Pool 1-3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0iXODUwlrU#)

Legends never die, right?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 16, 2013, 11:53:03 PM
Rita MacNeil (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/canadian-press-newsalert-cape-breton-singer-rita-macneil-043606141.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 20, 2013, 01:29:41 AM
Quinton Hoover (https://www.facebook.com/quinton.hoover1)

D:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 20, 2013, 02:24:30 AM
I'm sad now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on April 20, 2013, 03:44:01 AM
I'm sad now.

This makes me sadder: http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/1cqgql/rip_quinton_hoover/c9j270p (http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/1cqgql/rip_quinton_hoover/c9j270p)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on April 20, 2013, 09:23:54 AM
Pat Summerall (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9192932/thousands-tribute-broadcaster-pat-summerall) a few days gone now. Its been a busy news week and some how I just found out about it.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on April 26, 2013, 07:16:45 AM
 George Jones (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/arts/music/george-jones-country-singer-dies-at-81.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0). :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on April 26, 2013, 09:49:40 AM
Chrissy Amphlett (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130426_Chrissy_Amphlett___Divinyls_lead_singer__53.html), lead singer of The Divinyls.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 01, 2013, 11:47:30 PM
Chris Kelly from Kris Kross. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/05/02/kriss-kross-obit.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on May 07, 2013, 04:16:02 AM
Ray Harryhausen. (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=103886)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 07, 2013, 04:47:06 AM
He was still alive?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on May 07, 2013, 05:44:44 AM
Yeah, but most of his motions these days looked kinda stilted and jerky.
Title: Re: DEAL WITH IT or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ban
Post by: Büge on May 14, 2013, 06:26:34 AM
Joyce Brothers (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/05/13/joyce-brothers-obit.html)

They could have picked a nicer picture of her.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on May 20, 2013, 01:30:51 PM
Ray Manzarek (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/arts/music/ray-manzarek-74-rock-keyboardist-and-a-founder-of-the-doors-is-dead.html?_r=0), founding member and keyboardist for The Doors.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on May 29, 2013, 03:10:34 PM
Jack Vance. (http://boingboing.net/2013/05/29/rip-jack-vance.html)  I don't know his work but I know his name.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on May 29, 2013, 03:38:35 PM
Damn, I keep meaning to read the Songs of a Dying Earth series. as well as Jack Wolf's work in the same universe.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on May 29, 2013, 04:09:43 PM
Once again, I'm embarrassed that my first reaction was "he was still alive?"
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on May 29, 2013, 06:25:15 PM
I just found out about this and had the same reaction.

Our taste in books doesn't usually overlap, but Dad gave me his copy of The Best of Jack Vance early in my teen years, and while I never sought out any of Vance's other work for some reason, I really loved that book.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 31, 2013, 11:13:33 PM
Andrew Scott Reisse (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/01/oculus-rift-engineer-killed-as-gang-members-flee-santa-ana-polic/), cofounder of the Oculus VR.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 01, 2013, 11:20:56 AM
Jean Stapleton (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/jean-stapleton-tvs-beloved-edith-bunker-family-dies-211108583.html)

All in the Family Theme Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV5LQcmuGg8#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on June 03, 2013, 01:15:57 AM
Frank Lautenberg (http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/03/18722588-nj-sen-lautenberg-dies-at-89). He lived a full life but dying from pneumonia is a terrible way to go. Its basically drowning to death :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Rico on June 09, 2013, 07:10:16 AM
Iain Banks (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22835047) ;_;

(Only you could name a spaceship Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 09, 2013, 08:29:38 AM
:(

I saw the announcement a few weeks ago that he had little time left. I've read too few of his books, but have enough to know how much he'll be missed.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on June 18, 2013, 03:56:21 PM
Michael Hastings (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-hastings-rolling-stone-contributor-dead-at-33-20130618)

Fuck.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on June 19, 2013, 11:16:36 AM
James Gandolfini (http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/19/james-gandolfini-dead-dies-italy/), apparently. Only source I've seen so far is TMZ but the local news just reported it. :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 19, 2013, 12:00:07 PM
Slim Whitman (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/06/19/slim-whitman-obit.html).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 19, 2013, 12:25:15 PM
Kim Thompson (http://comicsbeat.com/rip-kim-thompson/), co-founder of Fantagraphics.

The guy was a titan.  If you've read a European comic translated into English in the past 30 years, you've got Thompson to thank either directly or indirectly.  There's also the matter of a little comic called Love and Rockets that his company published and continues to publish.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 24, 2013, 03:25:35 PM
Richard Matheson (http://io9.com/r-i-p-richard-matheson-author-of-i-am-legend-and-many-564036878), author of I Am Legend and Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, among many many others.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Caithness on June 24, 2013, 05:44:57 PM
For a moment I thought "among many many others" wasn't referring to books.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 25, 2013, 12:39:42 PM
Well, if you stick to his TV resume I think it still applies.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on June 25, 2013, 01:38:11 PM
I think Caithness was reading it as "Richard Matheson, among many others."
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 25, 2013, 03:28:29 PM
:oic:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on June 25, 2013, 04:51:47 PM
On a larger scale, it is true.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on June 26, 2013, 04:00:34 PM
Alan Myers, former Devo drummer. (http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-alan-myers-former-devo-drummer,99451/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on June 30, 2013, 02:50:12 AM
AltaVista (http://searchengineland.com/altavista-eulogy-165366).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on July 01, 2013, 11:29:49 AM
Jim Kelly (http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/01/showbiz/jim-kelly-death)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 01, 2013, 01:56:50 PM
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD:

Background: The first VHS movie I ever bought, one of the very first purchases I ever made online, and the only VHS movie I still own is Black Belt Jones, the world's first, greatest, and probably only Blaxploitation/Chop-Socky crossover flick.

I also had it transferred to DVD, as it has never received a DVD release of any quality whatsoever (I'm not actually sure if it even ever had an official DVD release).

For god's sake, I even bought the super low-budget Hong Kong-made sequel (which is more of just a straight chop-socky film, only it sort of happens to star a black guy).

;_____;
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 01, 2013, 03:36:29 PM
19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130701/NEWS/130701051/Remembering-the-hot-shot-firefighters?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage&nclick_check=1), fighting the Yarnell Fire.

I didn't know any of them, but I guess my brother went to high school with 3 of them.

Fuck, man.




...and now I awkwardly try to play off the misery with something lighter.

probably only Blaxploitation/Chop-Socky crossover flick.

Oh, not the only one. (http://www.hulu.com/watch/375254)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on July 01, 2013, 04:26:23 PM
Oh man, I need to see that (Hulu don' work here).

Maybe I'll futz with a workaround tomorrow.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on July 08, 2013, 05:19:04 AM
Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb (http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/ryan-davis-1979-2013/1100-4685/)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on July 18, 2013, 06:39:36 AM
Alex Colville. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/07/16/ns-alex-colville-dies.html) For you non-canuckleheads, he was probably the most famous non-Group Of Seven painter in our country.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Joxam on July 22, 2013, 08:16:09 AM
Dennis Farina (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-dennis-farina-dead-20130722,0,4544905.story). :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 24, 2013, 04:14:48 PM
Hadn't even heard Helen Thomas died; just found out via Monday night's Moment of Zen.

She said some unpleasant things near the end there, and it would be wrong to ignore that.  But she was also honest and fearless and that's how I prefer to think of her.  The Press Corps could sure as fuck use more like her.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on July 25, 2013, 04:28:27 AM
Ryutaro Nakamura (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/07/25/serial-experiments-lain-director-ryutaro-nakamura-passes-away)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on July 26, 2013, 06:12:04 PM
Sam Simon -- who, along with Groening and Brooks, is one of the three people most responsible for the creation of The Simpsons -- is not dead yet but he has terminal cancer (http://www.avclub.com/articles/simpsons-cocreator-sam-simon-diagnosed-with-termin,100823/).

He has no children and has stated that he's going to spend his remaining months donating his money -- and his Simpsons royalties alone are worth tens of millions a year -- to charity.  Mostly animal rescue.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on August 04, 2013, 11:17:45 PM
Michael Ansara. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/03/showbiz/star-trek-actor-dies)

He was a cool guy with a unique voice. If ever I made a animated film, I would have wanted him in the cast.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on August 06, 2013, 03:19:54 PM
George Duke (http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=821730&amp;ocid=ansent11), legendary keyboard player who collaborated with such an eclectic list of personages as Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderley, and Michael Jackson.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Rico on August 21, 2013, 03:36:33 AM
Marian McPartland (http://seattletimes.com/html/entertainment/2021652806_apusobitmcpartland.html), female jazz pianist and radio host. Had the pleasure of seeing her in concert quite a few years ago, very funny, still a pretty great player. Didn't realize she was 95.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on August 21, 2013, 04:40:03 AM
Are we just not going to mention Elmore Leonard (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/08/20/author-elmore-leonard-dies-at-87/2676101/), then?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 02, 2013, 04:56:36 AM
David Frost (http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/David+Frost+dies+while+cruise+ship/8859600/story.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Disposable Ninja on September 04, 2013, 01:07:14 AM
Not that anybody is going to shedding any tears, but Ariel Castro committed suicide while in jail (http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/04/justice/ariel-castro-cleveland-kidnapper-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t1).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 04, 2013, 05:21:50 PM
Fred Pohl (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/books/frederik-pohl-worldly-wise-master-of-science-fiction-dies-at-93.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 13, 2013, 11:08:20 PM
Ray Dolby (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/business/ray-dolby-who-put-moviegoers-in-the-middle-is-dead-at-80.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Niku on September 14, 2013, 09:54:36 AM
He died surrounded by loved ones.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: DestyNova on September 14, 2013, 06:10:23 PM
Related to Thomas Dolby?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 15, 2013, 12:05:30 AM
Not in the slightest.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Pacobird on September 15, 2013, 02:15:20 AM
He died surrounded by loved ones.
(http://media1.onsugar.com/files/2013/02/08/0/192/1922283/53f57890a9d72220_theron_reaction.xxlarge/i/Charlize-Theron-Oscar-Opening-Monologue-GIF.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: McDohl on September 19, 2013, 12:11:01 AM
Hiroshi Yamauchi (http://m.nbcnews.com/business/nintendo-video-game-pioneer-hiroshi-yamauchi-dies-85-4B11197349)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Bal on September 19, 2013, 12:33:04 AM
Damn, another failure for the cryo-tomb next to Disney.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 19, 2013, 03:12:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/udlAkjO.png)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on September 20, 2013, 01:17:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uoFpViI.gif)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 20, 2013, 02:29:59 PM
What the...   ?

...

INTERNET!


Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Royal☭ on September 20, 2013, 03:05:18 PM
Take a close look at the guy with the zero shirt and rollerblades. His identity may surprise you.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: on September 20, 2013, 03:11:31 PM
It's Zero, from the megaman games!
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on September 20, 2013, 03:26:03 PM
The sad thing is that the only reason I can see it at all is the sunglasses. There's no way I ever would have recognized him without someone pointing that out.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 02, 2013, 01:55:39 AM
Tom Clancy (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/author-tom-clancy-dead-66-article-1.1473782)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Smiler on October 02, 2013, 01:56:11 AM
Ghostwriter opening theme (O Fantasma Escritor) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS_lD9_Ur3g#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 18, 2013, 04:41:14 PM
Lou Scheimer (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2013/10/18/r-i-p-lou-scheimer/), co-founder and president of Filmation.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Brentai on October 18, 2013, 05:54:42 PM
Hat over heart.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 18, 2013, 11:25:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oSOOqAM.jpg)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 26, 2013, 12:06:33 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/marcia-wallace-edna-krabappel-of-the-simpsons-dead-at-70-1.2253100 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/marcia-wallace-edna-krabappel-of-the-simpsons-dead-at-70-1.2253100)

D:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 26, 2013, 03:22:16 PM
Edna Krabappel may very well be the most scathing character in a cast of scathing characters.  She represents a truly fierce indictment of the Teacher Who Doesn't Care -- and we've all known somebody like her at some time or another.

Of course, at the root of her character is the chicken-egg question, is Bart the way he is because he has teachers like Edna, or is Edna the way she is because she has students like Bart?  I think it's a little of both, and I think it's an all-too-real vicious cycle in American education.

Wallace's portrayal was biting and caustic -- and real and relatable.  I think it's reasonable to say it was like no other role on TV.

It's crass to speculate about whether they'll recast her (I think they will; Mr. Burns, Moe, and Lunchlady Doris were all recast -- the only characters I can think of who were retired on their VA's death were Phil Hartman's, and his was a uniquely tragic death), but if we're taking votes I can't think of anyone better than Lily Tomlin.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on October 26, 2013, 04:43:48 PM
FWIW, the article says they're going to retire her.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 26, 2013, 06:00:00 PM
Ah, missed that paragraph; thanks.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Cait on October 27, 2013, 01:25:54 AM
Retire, or 'retire'? I'm sure they could get some mileage out of killing off Ned's wife a second time after he just remarried, but would they really go there?
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on October 27, 2013, 05:06:21 AM
Lou Reed (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/velvet-underground-leader-dies-at-71/article15104573/)

Holy shit.

EDIT: Well, the dude just underwent a liver transplant a few months back, so not a total surprise. But that's one more gone.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on October 27, 2013, 05:50:21 AM
Let's all watch Rock & Rule as a tribute.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 27, 2013, 06:07:37 AM
Retire, or 'retire'? I'm sure they could get some mileage out of killing off Ned's wife a second time after he just remarried, but would they really go there?

No, I really can't see that happening.

It certainly brings up questions of precisely what they're going to do now -- best guess is they'll do like they did with Hartman and just not deal with it at all; she's just gone.  Which certainly has implications for both Ned and Bart, but I think they can get away with just not acknowledging her -- not mentioning Ned's wife anymore, and focusing school episodes on Bart's relationship with Skinner.

Those dilemmas aside, I believe it's for the best -- I'm still kind of uncomfortable that they recast Lunchlady Doris, even if they only give her about one line every other season.  Recasting Latta's roles is a bit more gray area -- IIRC he left the show voluntarily before he died, and it was still early days so his characters weren't so closely identified with him -- but I think it's safe to say that Lunchlady Doris was pretty fucking closely identified with Doris Grau.

Hell, to be frank I've never really liked that they recast Bugs Bunny after Mel Blanc died.  (Mel himself purportedly resisted taking over the voice of Elmer Fudd when Arthur Q Bryan passed, but eventually did.)

Frank Oz recently made some comments to the effect that the Muppets should never be played by anyone else but Henson and himself (and the rest of the original cast).  I think there's something to that, and certainly they'll never be the same as they were when Jim was alive.  On the other hand, I don't doubt for a second that Jim would have wanted those characters to survive him and continue to bring joy to generations of kids of all ages.

It's really a case-by-case basis, I suppose.  Some characters are bigger than the writers, artists, actors, puppeteers, etc. associated with them, some are open to a myriad of interpretations -- hell, I've got an entire FF6 party named after actors who've played Batman -- and some are so closely and fundamentally tied to a single voice that they shouldn't be given to anybody else.  I think most everybody on The Simpsons falls into the latter category.

It's morbid to consider, but it's bound to come up: this is one more reason it's worth considering that Simpsons should start winding down.  Most of the principals are in their fifties, but Shearer's almost 70.  I want the show to end before any of the leads die.  As it stands, losing Wallace is heartbreaking -- not as heartbreaking as losing Hartman was (and I still think it's very much worth noting that the era everyone pegs as the show's downturn coincides with his death), but it's one more absence that can never be filled and will never be forgotten.

25 years would be a pretty good round number to end on, but if this were going to be the last season we'd have heard about it by now.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on October 27, 2013, 09:14:58 AM
Blog post: my favorite Edna K episodes (http://www.corporate-sellout.com/index.php/2013/10/27/edna/).
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on November 26, 2013, 01:51:01 AM
Classic Superman artist Al Plastino (http://www.newsfromme.com/2013/11/25/al-plastino-r-p/), age 91.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on November 30, 2013, 03:30:59 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/paul-walker-dead-fast-and-the-furious-star-killed-in-car-crash-1.2446804 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/paul-walker-dead-fast-and-the-furious-star-killed-in-car-crash-1.2446804)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on December 05, 2013, 09:22:51 AM
I'm sad that Paul Walker died, because I really like the Fast and the Furious series, and I wanted more of those.  I take solace in the fact that Fast 7, at least, is in post-production, and will still happen.

Meanwhile, Nelson Mandela at 95. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/05/world/africa/nelson-mandela/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 05, 2013, 04:13:41 PM
So apparently there's already a meme going around where people post a picture of Morgan Freeman captioned "RIP Nelson Mandela 1918-2013".

:facepalm:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 15, 2013, 06:39:48 AM
Peter O'Toole (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/peter-o-toole-dead-at-81-1.2465117)

DDDDDDD:
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 23, 2013, 08:54:45 AM
Mikhail Kalashnikov (http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25497013)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: François on December 24, 2013, 11:31:53 PM
Frédéric Back. (http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/nouvelles/201312/24/01-4723778-deces-de-lillustrateur-et-cineaste-frederic-back.php)

The Man Who Planted Trees (English) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7yEPNUXsU#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on December 25, 2013, 01:23:08 AM
;___;

Man, L'Homme qui plantait des arbres is probably one of my favourite little bits of film ever. To be honest though I had no idea Back was still alive.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 01, 2014, 06:10:50 AM
Uncle Phil. (http://news.sky.com/story/1189197/uncle-phil-fresh-prince-star-james-avery-dies)

Hell of a way to start the year. :(
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: TA on January 01, 2014, 06:12:11 AM
Just came here to post that.  The world is lessened today.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Ted Belmont on January 02, 2014, 07:48:11 AM
TMNT - Interview With Shredder - James Avery.MPG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnVhQrNTQgY#)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 02, 2014, 04:20:58 PM
That was delightful.  Thanks Ted.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Büge on January 11, 2014, 02:12:52 AM
Ariel Sharon. (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/former-israeli-prime-minister-sharon-dead-army-radio-123012776.html)
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Thad on January 16, 2014, 09:38:14 AM
Russell Johnson (http://www.mst3kinfo.com/?p=16882), the Professor from Gilligan's Island.
Title: Re: The new obituary thread
Post by: Mongrel on January 17, 2014, 04:54:13 AM
Hiroo Onoda (http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/japanese-soldier-who-took-nearly-three-decades-to-surrender-dies-at-91-1.1643547)

I didn't realize he was still alive. I guess he was lucky enough to get an extension to make up for lost time.