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Old 2020-08-22, 08:50   #1464
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Jack Sherman from RHCP.

https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-...-Chili-Peppers

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Old 2020-08-29, 03:11   #1465
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Chadwick Boseman: https://cnn.com/2020/08/28/entertain...ies/index.html

What a train wreck this year has been.
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Old 2020-09-02, 03:22   #1466
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What a train wreck this year has been.
Not really... Sometimes the news are good.

We are still waiting for iliescu.
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Old 2020-09-02, 13:46   #1467
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Not really... Sometimes the news are good.

We are still waiting for iliescu.
A news story of the long-awaited passing:

Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer, guilty of war crimes, dies at 77

In 1935, Clem Lane, city editor for the Chicago Daily News at the time, wrote the following sidebar about a recently departed gangster who was killed on July 18, 1935:
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This is the story of 'Two-Gun Louie' Alterie, one-time pugilist, one-time policeman, one-time robber, one-time lieutenant of Johnny Torrio and Dion O'Banion, erstwhile rancher and union business agent, and today the subject of a coroner's inquest as to who shot him and why not sooner.
My mother told me about that sidebar, which she remembered. And to this day, whenever I hear about the passing of some person widely viewed as the dregs of the earth, my thought is, "And why not sooner?"
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Old 2020-09-02, 21:40   #1468
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"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."
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Old 2020-09-02, 21:54   #1469
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"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."
I just referenced that about someone else about 3 minutes while speaking to a coworker.
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Old 2020-09-03, 12:31   #1470
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"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."
The quote is usually attributed to Mark Twain, but it seems he never said it. I have found the following, with source:

"I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction." -- Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life.

The following is often attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. I have my doubts about the attribution.

"If Mr Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune. If someone were to pull him out, that would be a calamity."
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Old 2020-09-03, 13:07   #1471
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Tom Seaver
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Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver passed away in the early hours of Monday, August 31. He was 75. Seaver passed peacefully in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.
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Seaver, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was obtained by the Mets in a special draft lottery in 1966 and earned the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year Award. "Tom Terrific" went on to help change the team from lovable losers into the "Miracle Mets," bringing the team its first World Championship in 1969 in only its eighth year of play, while earning his first of three National League Cy Young awards.
The "Miracle Mets" winning the 1969 NL pennant is one of the reasons that appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated came to be known as the "kiss of death." That year, it was the Chicago Cubs who were featured as they sat high atop the standings.
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Old 2020-09-03, 13:52   #1472
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The quote is usually attributed to Mark Twain, but it seems he never said it. I have found the following, with source:

"I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction." -- Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life.
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/0...ary/#more-2335
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Old 2020-09-04, 04:47   #1473
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Peter Fairweather - ecologist.

Sad to see good people going. We knew for a while, from our daughter whose professor he was some time ago, before he retired. Some internal announcements circulated between staff at Flinders. But we waited for a public announcement before posting here, just in case his family/friends would have wanted it differently.
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Old 2020-09-07, 13:58   #1474
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Lou Brock
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Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball's signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, has died. He was 81.
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The man later nicknamed the Running Redbird and the Base Burglar arrived in St. Louis in June 1964, swapped from the Cubs for pitcher Ernie Broglio in what became one of baseball's most lopsided trades.
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After batting just .251 with Chicago at the time he was traded in 1964, Brock hit .348 with 33 steals the rest of the way, helping St. Louis overtake Philadelphia and win the pennant. Meanwhile, Broglio was finished by 1966. He was an 18-game winner in 1963 but, as the Cubs would discover, had ongoing arm problems and never reached double digits in victories again.

"(Broadcaster) Brent Musburger was just out of college when the trade was made," Brock told MiLB.com in 2010. "They sent him in to do the story. It was his first assignment. The content of the interview led to a headline in the paper, 'Cubs pull off greatest steal since the Brink's Robbery.'

"So every time I see Brent, that's our connection. He wrote that, so every time I see him I say, "You still think that was the greatest steal since the Brink's Robbery?"
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