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Post by Morkonan » Mon, 12. Dec 16, 21:05

mrbadger wrote:I'm getting old, all my heroes are dying....
The thing about Heroes is that there are as many new ones created as there are moments of conflict, turmoil, disaster or otherwise "interesting times."

The day we find a lack of heroes would be a very grand day, indeed... or a very terrible one.

People still strap themselves to explosive equipment manufactured by the lowest bidder. They still work in a protective shell designed to be the lightest it can be, while sill holding a breathable atmosphere.

And, I am absolutely positive that there is at least one person, right now, doing something horrendously stupid that will, someday, be declared to be uniquely heroic. I'm not sure they'll live or die in the attempt, but I am sure we'll be either entertained or inspired by their actions...

John Glenn was definitely a steely eyed rocket man with brass balls that clanked when he walked. Thankfully, we still have a pretty good supply of those people left. (Women included, though I haven't come up with a witty euphemism for them, yet.)

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Post by burger1 » Wed, 14. Dec 16, 05:18

Alan Thicke is dead. Actor, talk show host and song writer.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/al ... -1.3895472

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Post by mrbadger » Wed, 14. Dec 16, 11:38

is it bad that I've never heard of him? Probably heard some of his work though
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Post by Redvers Ganderpoke » Wed, 14. Dec 16, 11:40

What's more depressing than famous people dying is your work colleagues not knowing who they are. A brief poll yesterday (some of these aren't dead) they didn't know who:

Yul Brynner ; Burt Lancaster ; Charlton Heston ; Kirk Douglas (Happy 100TH!) or even Shari Lewis ;) were!
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Post by Cpt.Jericho » Sun, 18. Dec 16, 01:54

Not a secret: Henry Heimlich, inventor of the Heimlich Manouvre died agd 96. Don't know how many people choked and got hugged with his special grip. But I sure hope he will rest in peace as it was quite a few.
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Post by Rug » Sun, 18. Dec 16, 23:04

Redvers Ganderpoke wrote:What's more depressing than famous people dying is your work colleagues not knowing who they are.
Or personal friends... wonderful people who are unknown to many, but terribly missed by those who knew them.

I'm sorry more of you couldn't meet Steve Nash (Gnasher to all who knew him). Paraglider pilot, snowboarder, biker, and inspirational in all those areas. A truly lovely man. :(

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Post by Usenko » Mon, 19. Dec 16, 10:57

I was somewhat surprised to learn she was still alive up till today . . .
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Post by OmegaKnight » Sat, 24. Dec 16, 17:56

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died aged 68

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Post by mrbadger » Mon, 26. Dec 16, 00:13

OmegaKnight wrote:Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died aged 68
Is it bad that I had no idea who he was?

A person of note to be sure, but I don't follow music that closely.
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Post by RegisterMe » Mon, 26. Dec 16, 01:23

George Michael :(.
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Post by mrbadger » Mon, 26. Dec 16, 01:28

Three years older than me.

Oh dear, bit of a surprise. Can't see what he died of yet, guess that'll be announced.
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Post by OmegaKnight » Mon, 26. Dec 16, 01:31

...is said to have "passed away peacefully at home".
2016 despite being nearly over isn't finished yet, it seems.

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Post by felter » Mon, 26. Dec 16, 02:17

Damn, the year is going out with a WHAM. Not a fan, but was not expecting this one.
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Post by Cpt.Jericho » Mon, 26. Dec 16, 03:22

Well, THIS is his last Christmas. I hate the song, but not the artist. RIP George.
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