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Originally posted by Nico:
He was too young to die, though.

Sixty-five is the new forty-five.

As they say.


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Originally posted by embroiderer:
Do you think you are so special that you are beyond being analyzed?

Yes.

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I'm not awestruck.

Aw, come on...be awestruck.

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You ever carefully read the lyrics...

Actually, lyrics are secondary to me. I'm more of a music man.

Well, either you're closing your eyes
To a situation you do not wish to acknowledge
Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated
By the presence of a pool table in your community.
Ya got trouble, my friend, right here,
I say, trouble right here in River City.


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Paul Newman


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
 
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Paul Newman


Heartfelt tribute to a lovely, late, and already lamented treasure of an artist! I'll never forget him as the stage manager in Our Town, moving us all to tears!
 
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The Whole in the Wall Gang will never be the same. Classy always, an artist, a giving man... and, I think, Sundance's day was a little less bright as Butch rode one last time into the beautifully colored Western sunset:

Paul Newman ~ Peace!
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Amen, Butch.
I was just checking in to post the same news:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/books/28hillerman.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
 
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BrII ~ Yes, Mr. Hillerman was an American war hero and led a splendid and creative life. His biographic info speak clearly of this.
 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081031/ap_on_en_ot/obit_terkel

Studs Terkel dead at 96, on Halloween Day.

Studs Terkel was a friend with Ray Bradbury. But it may have been awhile since the last two spoke together.
 
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I had not heard of Mr. Terkel's passing. He had a keen, keen eye and mind on our American culture for so many years, a la Mr. B!! I always enjoyed hearing him speak his sharp humors on topics that seemed to flow readily from his active insights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDUwlseN4M

Also, today a whole lot of dinosaurs went over the cliff: Michael Crichton, I've read so many of his adventures and terrors. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_ent...s/article5092860.ece
 
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Michael Crichton? Jeez, that's a shock.

If ever anything deserved the descriptor "high concept", it was his books. The man had such enormous intelligence, and an incredible knack of getting you to turn the page. And a great way, in nearly all his fiction, of getting us to appreciate our species' hubris.

In a Crichton story, if anything COULD go wrong, it most definitely WOULD. He understood the principle of chaos theory long before it had been invented.

In a way, it's sad if all he is ever remembered for is Jurassic Park. But then again, what a magical creation that was.


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Hubris is a good word.


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John Michael Crichton was only 66. He died yesterday, Nov 4th. Tall guy, 6 Foot 9 inches. Something he didn't play basketball, but went into anthropology at the University studies. Amongst some of his works, best early remembrance is The Andromeda Strain back in 1968. There was also The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, and in 2006 the movie Next with Nicholas Cage. And many others. In 1996 he wrote, with his daughter, the tornado movie, Twister, for the screen.
 
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I thoroughly enjoyed Congo...enthralling and mysterious. Movie was, as too often the case, a total miss. I remember seeing Andromeda Strain as a teen. I should revisit it to see how it stands in time.

Mr. C's Jurassic movies melted the amber and brought the monsters back like only Sound of Thunder on the written page was able to do earlier. (Recent article somewhere! discussed the lack of info still on T-Rex's rather useless arms "...those two delicate arms dangled out front, arms with hands which might pick up and examine men like toys, while the snake neck coiled." RB)
 
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