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davieddy 2011-10-05 15:33

RIP
 
[url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/8808423/Former-England-bowler-Graham-Dilley-dies-aged-52.html]Graham Dilley[/url]

Getting too familiar with folk popping their clogs these days,
but this affects me.

The famous "Botham Test" would not have been were it
not for the assistance of him and Bob Willis.

GH Hardy

garo 2011-10-06 22:02

Yes sad news indeed!

99.94 2011-10-07 07:25

[QUOTE=garo;273638]Yes sad news indeed![/QUOTE]
And another recent loss of someone who made it to the top of the pile. His achievement was all the more remarkable when you consider he was labouring under a significant physical disadvantage.
[url]http://www.economist.com/node/21530944[/url]

garo 2011-10-12 16:57

Thanks for that 99.94. It was indeed quite sad to see MAK passing away. Condolences to his family which includes two big-name Indian film stars.

davieddy 2011-10-14 03:27

[QUOTE=garo;274250]Thanks for that 99.94. It was indeed quite sad to see MAK passing away. Condolences to his family which includes two big-name Indian film stars.[/QUOTE]
Indeed. But at least he had a decent innings!

David

LaurV 2011-10-14 10:02

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well, no time to look for the "silly pictures" thread... we used to have RIP-threads for different famous people who died, RIP Steve jobs, RIP Dennis Ritchie, but to have a topic called just "RIP" could make sometimes strange things happening... I hope this was not a premonition :smile:

(not talking about having RIP posts in the "funny stuff" subforum...)

davieddy 2011-10-14 13:39

Premonition
 
[QUOTE=LaurV;274451]well, no time to look for the "silly pictures" thread... we used to have RIP-threads for different famous people who died, RIP Steve jobs, RIP Dennis Ritchie, but to have a topic called just "RIP" could make sometimes strange things happening... I hope this was not a premonition :smile:

(not talking about having RIP posts in the "funny stuff" subforum...)[/QUOTE]

You will note that I started this thread a few hours before Jobs died,
and days before Ritchie.

Death

PS Graham Dilley was a 52 year old cricketer.

Uncwilly 2011-11-09 02:39

Heavy D is now on the final Peaceful Journey.

davieddy 2011-11-09 13:47

[QUOTE=ewmayer;277657]That lunging left hook that put Muhammad Ali flat on his back in the first of their 3 legendary bouts was a thing of beauty.[/QUOTE]

You may be thinking of Cassius Clay and "Our Enry" Cooper RIP.

davieddy 2011-11-09 14:00

[QUOTE=ewmayer;277657]going to the moon quickly became "boring"[/QUOTE]
Apollo 13 was a hard act to follow.

Furthermore it weren't made of green cheese,
and there weren't no man in it.

Chico Marx RIP

99.94 2011-11-13 06:22

Returning to the cricket theme (which is where the thread started):
[url]http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket-writer-peter-roebuck-dies-20111113-1ndg0.html[/url]

davieddy 2011-11-13 09:13

[QUOTE=99.94;278094]Returning to the cricket theme (which is where the thread started):
[URL]http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket-writer-peter-roebuck-dies-20111113-1ndg0.html[/URL][/QUOTE]

Sad indeed.
This thread seems to be coming unfortunately prophetic.
11 11 11 11 11 11 etc.

Back in the days when cricket was on terrestrial TV,
he captained a Somerset team containing Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner inter alia.
Perhaps by comparison, Peter struck me as a civilized, modest Englishman.

RIP

I think I'll cry even more than usual when I hear [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE"]Nimrod[/URL] at the Cenotaph in a couple of hours.

99.94 2011-11-19 23:52

Perhaps not the greatest ever, but one who made a real difference:
[url]http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/11/19/sports/cricket/sports-us-cricket-doliveira.html?_r=1&ref=global[/url]

99.94 2011-11-23 20:12

[QUOTE=99.94;279232]Perhaps not the greatest ever, but one who made a real difference:
[url]http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/11/19/sports/cricket/sports-us-cricket-doliveira.html?_r=1&ref=global[/url][/QUOTE]
And a further appreciation:
[url]http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2011/11/race-and-cricket[/url]

xilman 2011-11-23 22:02

[QUOTE=99.94;279232]Perhaps not the greatest ever, but one who made a real difference:
[url]http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/11/19/sports/cricket/sports-us-cricket-doliveira.html?_r=1&ref=global[/url][/QUOTE]And the subject of one of the best ever [i]Private Eye[/i] covers.

The picture is of the queen being introduced to the England cricket team, at the point of being introduce to D’Oliveira. The speech bubble has her saying "I hear you've been blackballed", to which he replies "Since birth, Ma'am".

Paul

davieddy 2011-11-23 23:40

Great man.

davieddy 2011-11-27 14:31

Gary Speed dies at 42.

Flatlander 2011-11-27 16:19

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Yes, the BBC website is cheery.

davieddy 2011-11-27 17:26

[QUOTE=davieddy;280089]Gary Speed dies at 42.[/QUOTE]
Initial shock over, I can bear to tell this anecdote:

I was in a pub (Earlham Road, Norwich) in 1992, chatting
to a girl I had never met before (as one used to do).
I casually mentioned football.
"Not interested in it".
I persist a bit:
"Couldn't you even name a footballer you like?"
"Gary Speed".

David

science_man_88 2011-11-29 22:47

didn't know about them but:

[url]http://ca.movies.yahoo.com/news/comedian-patrice-oneal-dies-41-192601185.html[/url]

99.94 2011-12-03 05:56

[url]http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/australian-cricket-farewells-sam-loxton-20111203-1oc8t.html[/url]

xilman 2011-12-04 19:37

Socrates himself is particularly missed
 
[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16017071.stm[/url]

garo 2011-12-04 21:12

Deviating from the cricket theme
[url]http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/dec/04/ken-russell-appreciation-mark-kermode[/url]

davieddy 2011-12-05 02:14

Garo's petulance allowed you to beat me to it...
 
[QUOTE=xilman;280988][URL]http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16017071.stm[/URL][/QUOTE]
[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16019637.stm]Lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed[/url]

David

davieddy 2011-12-05 02:33

Doesn't know when to stop?
 
[QUOTE=garo;280994]Deviating from the ... theme
[/QUOTE]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0DJ8hWgNes]Too late to stop now[/url]

David
x

Dubslow 2011-12-06 02:10

May He Truly Rest In Peace.
[url]http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111205&content_id=26093540&vkey=news_chc&c_id=chc[/url]

davieddy 2011-12-06 08:16

Coconut Grove (Lovin' Spoonful)
 
[QUOTE=Dubslow;281172]May He Truly Rest In Peace.
[URL]http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111205&content_id=26093540&vkey=news_chc&c_id=chc[/URL][/QUOTE]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bncb8hvpslg]No-one's pitchin' 'cos there ain't no batters[/url]

David

Dubslow 2011-12-06 16:41

[QUOTE=davieddy;281209][url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bncb8hvpslg]No-one's pitchin' 'cos there ain't no batters[/url]

David[/QUOTE]

Good stuff.

bcp19 2012-02-12 06:44

Whitney Houston died yesterday :(

Uncwilly 2012-02-12 07:44

[QUOTE=bcp19;289103]Whitney Houston died yesterday :([/QUOTE]
I think that many of us thought that this was a greater likelihood than the average person her age.
[YOUTUBE]9wXUVHjzYDk[/YOUTUBE]

Uncwilly 2012-02-13 04:49

[QUOTE=bcp19;289103]Whitney Houston died yesterday :([/QUOTE]
The police have solved the murder. [COLOR="White"]http://www.silysavg.com/gamesandparts/clue/images/clue_gameboard.jpg[/COLOR]
It was Mr. Brown in the hotel room with a crack pipe.

oswald 2012-02-13 05:23

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;289235]The police have solved the murder. [COLOR=White]http://www.silysavg.com/gamesandparts/clue/images/clue_gameboard.jpg[/COLOR]
It was Mr. Brown in the hotel room with a crack pipe.[/QUOTE]
The murder only took 15 years or so.

Sad that we all saw it coming. Only she could be the one to stop it.

davieddy 2012-04-06 10:34

Jim [B]Marshall[/B]
Ferdinand Alexander [B]Porsche[/B]
.....

John Edgar [B]Hoover?[/B]

davieddy 2012-04-06 12:01

Apologies for not replying earlier
 
[QUOTE=davieddy;281209][URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bncb8hvpslg"]No-one's pitchin' 'cos there ain't no batters[/URL]

David[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Dubslow;281263]Good stuff.[/QUOTE]

Glad you appreciated it.
I failed to respond because I was any of:
1] In exile
2) Too stoned to notice it

3) Both

David

PS "Neither" is not an option:smile:

davieddy 2012-05-10 18:58

Vidal Sassoon
 
Devastated.
Where will I get my next coiffeur?

Xyzzy 2012-05-11 23:06

[URL="http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/carroll-shelby-racer-master-car-builder-dies-age-200041629.html"]Carroll Shelby[/URL]

davieddy 2012-05-15 03:05

Donald "Duck" Dunn

davieddy 2012-05-20 16:46

I'm relieved (and mildly surprised) that nobody has seen fit to commerorate [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0h8Pjf4vNM&ob=av2e]Donna Summer[/url]

David

LaurV 2012-05-21 02:04

Or [URL="http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/robin-gibb-started-joke-left-us-tears-232110535.html"]Robin Gibb[/URL]? The one with "Staying Alive"? Remember him?

xilman 2012-05-21 09:30

[URL="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18137896"]Abdelbaset al-Megrahi[/URL]

davieddy 2012-05-26 22:38

[QUOTE=LaurV;299930]Or [URL="http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/robin-gibb-started-joke-left-us-tears-232110535.html"]Robin Gibb[/URL]? The one with "Staying Alive"? Remember him?[/QUOTE]
Surprisingly I can.
[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEg62IOW41k&feature=related"]Forgot to remember you[/URL]

D
x

Or was I thinking of [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXERHsuIyUQ"]Forgot to Remember to Forget[/URL] ?

Got it: [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVMzCcgAAkA"]I Remember You[/URL]

Dubslow 2012-06-04 21:44

Eduard Khil
 
Props if you know who he [strike]is[/strike] was.

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mr-trololo-dies-khil-140556919.html[/url]

Uncwilly 2012-06-04 23:19

Richard Dawson
[YOUTUBE]7gt1qh_bR-4[/YOUTUBE]
Good night sweet prince.

davieddy 2012-06-05 00:11

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;301273]Richard Dawson
[YOUTUBE]7gt1qh_bR-4[/YOUTUBE]
Good night sweet prince.[/QUOTE]
God Bless.
Thought you meant Richard Hawking for a mo.

cheesehead 2012-06-06 08:03

[QUOTE=davieddy;301279]
Thought you meant Richard Hawking for a mo.[/QUOTE]

[url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1501209/[/url] :smile:

or

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins[/url] ?

Uncwilly 2012-06-06 12:38

[QUOTE=cheesehead;301421][url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1501209/[/url][/QUOTE]No, he meant: [url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0439781/[/url]

xilman 2012-06-06 15:39

Ray Bradbury
 
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18345350[/url]

So.
Farewell then,
Ray Bradbury.

You wrote science fiction
Including
[i]The Martian Chronicles[/i]
But now your
Chronicles are over.

You wrote that death
Is a lonely business
And so nothing wicked
Should come your way.

I hope you are
Not somewhere
It is Fahrenheit 451



E.J.Thribb (Twice 22)

davieddy 2012-06-07 01:32

[QUOTE=xilman;301441]
E.J.Thribb (Twice 22)[/QUOTE]
Didn't know had popped his clogs.
I had no intention of this thread being frivolous,
but I suppose we have to fill in time before some more interesting demise occurs.

My mate Tim suspects that Prince Philip faked his bladder problem(?)
to escape any further jubilee tedium!

xilman 2012-06-28 04:47

Minitel
 
Alas poor Minitel, I knew it Horatio

[URL="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18610692"]Minitel: The rise and fall of the France-wide web[/URL]

c10ck3r 2012-06-30 22:24

Was googling RDS, found this guy instead...
[URL="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fosters/obituary.aspx?n=robert-silverman&pid=140212530"]Robert Silverman[/URL]
Note the PhD...

Dubslow 2012-07-01 00:24

[QUOTE=c10ck3r;303760]
Note the PhD...[/QUOTE]
In math, even... you'd almost think they were related somehow. (I wonder if any of his kids in Evanston ever went to see the Nutcracker on Ice?)

davieddy 2012-07-04 11:41

Eric Sykes

Stargate38 2012-07-04 16:07

Andy Griffith (happened yesterday). He was 86.

davieddy 2012-07-09 00:32

Bad day at Black Rock
 
Ernest Borgnine

95, RIP.

xilman 2012-07-16 19:55

Fire in the sky
 
Jon Lord

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18864409[/url]

davieddy 2012-07-16 20:07

[QUOTE=xilman;304945]Jon Lord

[URL]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18864409[/URL][/QUOTE]

Time for a [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-yTiD1zmxE]Smoke on the Water[/url]

D

Uncwilly 2012-07-16 22:30

[QUOTE=davieddy;304948]Time for a [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-yTiD1zmxE]Smoke on the Water[/url][/QUOTE]

[YOUTUBE]qIqY-zvdESQ[/YOUTUBE]

davieddy 2012-07-16 22:56

I think Montreux and Montrose are in different locations,
although they both host legendary music fests.

D

davieddy 2012-07-17 07:38

[QUOTE=davieddy;304965]I think Montreux and Montrose are in different locations,
although they both host legendary music fests.

D[/QUOTE]Sorry. I was thinking of Monterey, but I am sure Montrose (Scotland) has some good music events.

D

davieddy 2012-07-17 07:50

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;304963][YOUTUBE]qIqY-zvdESQ[/YOUTUBE][/QUOTE]
I have to admit to a sneaking affection for [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4s2AMKPHnE"]Pat Boone[/URL]

D

Uncwilly 2012-07-24 05:07

[QUOTE=davieddy;305725]Sally Ride[/QUOTE]
:cry:
Never had a chance to meet Dr. Ride. Did have an opportunity to listen to a talk by Judith Resnik. Also I talked with Franklin Chang-Diaz about his VASIMR years before it came to prominence (back when it was still at the bench top level).

Dubslow 2012-07-24 08:26

[url]http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/first-female-us-astronaut-sally-ride-comes-out[/url]

Dubslow 2012-07-24 22:48

Why in the hell was D's post here about Sally Ride moved? (Or the one in the Olympic thread?)

rogue 2012-07-25 17:51

Sherman Hemsley from "The Jeffersons"

philmoore 2012-07-27 05:41

[QUOTE]Last fiddled with by ewmayer on 25 Jul 12 at 18:57 Reason: David is on a strict diet of 2 posts per day until further notice. He has been advised to use them wisely, but apparently cannot resist posting more Youtube-link drivel. Cf."Useless posts"[/QUOTE]

I would prefer to see him on a per month diet than per day. The nature of wit is that it sometimes runs in rivers, and can't be regulated so neatly to a steady stream.

Dubslow 2012-07-27 05:43

[QUOTE=philmoore;306145]I would prefer to see him on a per month diet than per day. The nature of wit is that it sometimes runs in rivers, and can't be regulated so neatly to a steady stream.[/QUOTE]
(Replying to Ernst)
He posted about Sally Ride. That part, at least, was not drivel... it was among his least useless posts of the last week.
[/flame]

Brian-E 2012-07-27 09:03

[QUOTE=philmoore;306145]I would prefer to see him on a per month diet than per day. The nature of wit is that it sometimes runs in rivers, and can't be regulated so neatly to a steady stream.[/QUOTE]
It would be really great if David can, on his currently imposed limitation, show himself capable of limiting his postings to his quality ones with genuine wit and/or serious content so that such a per-month diet becomes feasible. We would not want to see him blow his month's supply in a couple of days on trivial/irrelevant/offensive posts and then undergo another "ban" for the rest of the month.

The current strategy may just be showing some results - even if he's not quite there yet - because, thanks to NBtarheel_33's initiative, he recently used his ration to [URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=306018&postcount=10"]express his views[/URL] in a more coherent, serious manner than I've ever seen before.

[QUOTE=Dubslow;306146](Replying to Ernst)
He posted about Sally Ride. That part, at least, was not drivel... it was among his least useless posts of the last week.
[/flame][/QUOTE]
Surely you don't mean [URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=305725&postcount=641"]this post[/URL]? I see a link to the Guardian's obituary of Sally Ride, an irrelevant youtube link, followed by an offensively sexist, equally irrelevant, two-word comment. If David posted something helpful to mark Sally Ride's passing, I can't find it anymore: maybe you could repost it here yourself or otherwise paraphrase it?
There are many people who will have been saddened by Sally Ride's early death and will have appreciated the genuine tributes to her here, including your own contribution which revealed the nature of her longterm relationship with Tam O'Shaugnessy. I first learned of that when I read the link which you posted. I can only guess at the pressure the two women were under, feeling forced to hide their couple status from public view while they were both alive.

LaurV 2012-07-27 09:22

[QUOTE=Dubslow;306146](Replying to Ernst)
He posted about Sally Ride. That part, at least, was not drivel... it was among his least useless posts of the last week.
[/flame][/QUOTE]
Subscribing to this. That post should not have been deleted. Regardless of the fact that it was one of the few posts of David which was not a waste, it was also the post which taught me about the famous American women (yes I wiki-ed for her).

Xyzzy 2012-07-27 13:26

We have a new usergroup where all posts by a member have to pass through moderation before they get posted for real.

A system like that might be helpful in davieddy's case but finding a super mod who is willing to deal with the volume of his posts might not be.

FWIW, Mister Silverman's account is in this new usergroup. Whether he decides to start posting again is up to him. He hasn't asked to have his ban lifted but the super mods decided to take this route because they value his input, when it is positive.

Uncwilly 2012-07-27 22:31

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;306177]FWIW, Mister Silverman's account is in this new usergroup. Whether he decides to start posting again is up to him. He hasn't asked to have his ban lifted but the super mods decided to take this route because they value his input, when it is positive.[/QUOTE]Wise and gracious.
:bow:

xilman 2012-08-07 13:10

Bernard Lovell
 
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19164236[/url]

He was 98.

davar55 2012-08-07 13:48

Googled Percival Lowell because of the name and profession similarity.
Any familial connection?

Uncwilly 2012-08-15 06:25

[URL="http://tv.yahoo.com/news/-welcome-back--kotter-s--horshack--ron-palillo--dies.html"]Ron Palillo aka Horshack[/URL]

xilman 2012-08-16 12:48

Harry Harrison
 
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19270109[/url]

Uncwilly 2012-08-21 00:55

[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Diller"]Phyllis Diller[/URL]:max:

Batalov 2012-08-21 01:14

[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Scott"]Tony Scott[/URL]

I'll remember him by the [I]True Romance[/I] more than by the other ones. By the Sicilian scene alone. RIP!

ixfd64 2012-08-25 20:00

[url=http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57500382/neil-armstrong-1st-man-on-the-moon-dead-at-82/]Neil Armstrong[/url]. :-(

c10ck3r 2012-08-25 22:59

[URL="http://www.eonline.com/news/340745/rip-count-von-count-sesame-street-actor-jerry-nelson-dead-at-78"]Jerry Nelson :([/URL]

Stargate38 2012-09-01 15:00

Is this the reason that number is significant? If not, what is?

34969=11^2*17^2=187^2 and 187 is the police code for "murder".

davieddy 2012-09-02 06:38

[url=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gPOD5mI047AWjHqpp9mEkHHm2cKA?docId=a9272dd04ea54795ace6e95bf308f0fc]Hal David[/url]

Xyzzy 2012-09-03 00:24

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/unification-church-head-sun-myung-moon-dies-south-194308983.html[/url]

xilman 2012-09-09 09:58

Flim star Monty dies, aged 13.
 
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19534262[/url]

Batalov 2012-09-09 19:25

The only silver lining to this tragic and untimely demise is that he wasn't a python.

davieddy 2012-09-26 15:49

Andy Williams

rogue 2012-09-26 16:59

[QUOTE=davieddy;312855]Andy Williams[/QUOTE]

Not updated yet on IMDb, [url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0930023/[/url].

rogue 2012-09-27 14:00

[URL="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007042/"]Herbert Lom[/URL]

kladner 2012-09-27 14:28

[QUOTE=rogue;312858]Not updated yet on IMDb, [URL]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0930023/[/URL].[/QUOTE]

It now has been.

rogue 2012-09-27 20:10

[URL="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507381/"]Johnny Lewis[/URL]

tServo 2012-10-04 01:35

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the editor of The New York Times who decided to
stand up to the Nixon White House and publish the Pentagon Papers; resulting
in a landmark Supreme Court First Amendment Freedom of the press decision.

rcv 2012-10-10 21:00

[url=http://www.imdb.com/news/ni38104338/]Alex Karras[/url]. I didn't know much about football when my dad took me to see "Paper Lion". He made me laugh. Later, as "Mongo", he made me laugh some more.

Xyzzy 2012-10-21 01:16

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/father-bone-marrow-transplant-dead-92-231041856.html[/url]

Uncwilly 2012-10-21 01:38

[QUOTE=Xyzzy;315357][url]http://news.yahoo.com/father-bone-marrow-transplant-dead-92-231041856.html[/url][/QUOTE]Makes me think of Joey Cappelletti.:cry:

xilman 2012-10-21 15:14

George McGovern
 
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20021435[/url]

kladner 2012-10-21 17:05

George McGovern
 
[QUOTE=xilman;315386][URL]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20021435[/URL][/QUOTE]

I wish there were more of his caliber today.

xilman 2012-11-01 17:57

Sandy casualties
 
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20172256[/url]

Batalov 2012-11-19 23:15

Boris Strugatsky (1933-2012)
 
[QUOTE=Batalov;234681]All of them are good; the brothers had some certain style that resonated very well. The storytelling force is strong with them; and there's usually good deal of philosophy. Especially the later ones, like 'The Snail on the Slope' *

Arggh, awful marketing. [URL="http://books.google.com/books?id=yPwohkzQCMYC&pg=PA316&lpg=PA316&dq=strugatsky+Tale+of+the+Troika.&source=bl&ots=DuOiX9YN42&sig=bSSJmBUbCL1r5QhW0SfYJn_xwtk&hl=en&ei=dkfJTIWICoy-sQOTj7T3Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCwQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=strugatsky%20Tale%20of%20the%20Troika.&f=false"]Tale of the Troika[/URL] (a very different sequel, same characters) was much more to my liking; it was only published in Samizdat at the time.

Also, Tarkovsky's 'Stalker' is a loose screenplay for a part of one of the novels. A special collaboration.
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* cf. [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobayashi_Issa"]Issa[/URL][/QUOTE]
Now the second brother, Boris, passed away at age 79. RIP!

I was just re-reading again the 'Monday' and 'Tale of the Troika'. Very slowly - mainly in the gym, while on the stairmaster. ...but I go there so rarely. Hence, the slowness.

Stargate38 2012-11-21 00:39

What was the cause of death? Heart attack, stroke, cancer, or other? If "other", then please tell me the cause.


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