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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Unfortunately, I've now lost 3 cats, 2 dogs and a parent since 2010. All of those losses were made easier because of having the others. That may have made yesterday that much more difficult. He was a super healer up until the end, including a minor diagnostic surgery. He just couldn't beat the cancer. A not insubstantial piece of me went with him.


A part of me wants to


I still miss my cat - well he wasn't mine as such, he thought of me as a servant - typical of most cats. He passed years ago.

I'd love another cat, I can't - live on my own, there are some question marks over my sight, I work during the day + the horse road outside is extremely busy and therefore dangerous for a moggie.

I'd certainly be down the shelter * if those problems resolved themselves however

(I think that's important, the shelter first)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stephen Hawking
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Stephen Hawking
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5498269/Professor-Stephen-Hawking-dead-76.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am shocked! He seemed to be so... immortal...

Well, for someone, who was told he wouldn't live longer than a few years when he was 21, dying at 76 is quite an accomplishment!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC page is good and has an obituary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43396008
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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RIP. He has left a black hole in our souls
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about time.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems fitting he would die on Pi day which also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday. I guess that sort of makes today genius day!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koala Kid wrote:
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RIP. He has left a black hole in our souls


++

The gravity of your comment is not wasted on me!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Bowen

Host of Bullseye, an 80's era quiz show, famous for awarding speedboats to landlocked contestants as a star prize.

Super, smashing - great.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A big loss. Hawking singing Monty Python Galaxy Song
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corrupt Winnie Mandela finally graced us with her departure.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good Stephen Hawking: little britain comic relief stephen hawking
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Corrupt Winnie Mandela finally graced us with her departure.


Too bad it didn't involve a tire and gasoline. I'm quite fond of karma.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep.

Another effing commie.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

US late night radio talkshow host Art Bell died at home in Parump NV.

If you ever heard his show, you will know who I mean.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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US late night radio talkshow host Art Bell died at home in Parump NV.

If you ever heard his show, you will know who I mean.


:cry: :cry: :cry:

RIP

I used to use his old radio show to help me drift off to sleep.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I ever caught a live broadcast of his. I didn't learn of him until roughly around the time when he was doing the weekend / holiday schedule. I'd hoped he was going to get some resolution over what his show had become after his departure.

As an aside, I'd heard some of Ground Zero. While not nearly as good as Bell, far better than Bell's successor.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got on the show once to debunk a Moon Landing Denier. Bell had no call screener, he just took the calls as they came in. It was totally real radio.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

From the samplings I'd heard, it seemed like he managed well enough without a screener.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee Ermey ...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lee Ermey ...


RIP Staff Sergeant.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't make the connection at the time, but after looking up the name, yup, sure enough, it was him. Perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barbara Bush, wife and mother of presidents, dies at 92
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