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Offline Curtis Metcalf

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Re: ++++++++++++++++ Obituaries ++++++++++++++++
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2008, 03:41:54 pm »
Apologies to the Mods.

I forgot there was an obit thread.

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RIP George Carlin
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2008, 10:45:20 pm »
Dead at the age of 71 of apparent heart failure....

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Re: RIP George Carlin
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2008, 03:07:53 am »
That's very sad news

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Re: RIP George Carlin
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2008, 04:37:01 am »
The guys a legend.  I saw him in concert about 10 years ago and it was fantastic.

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Re: RIP George Carlin
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2008, 05:17:00 am »
I used to watch his short lived sitcom, and his HBO specials.  RIP brother.  :-[

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Re: RIP George Carlin
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2008, 07:15:34 am »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080623/ap_on_en_tv/obit_george_carlin

sad loss... who else, if anybody, is left from his generation of comics... (left as in alive as well as more or less progressive)
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Re: RIP George Carlin
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2008, 07:24:40 am »
One of the most 'cerebral' stand-up comedians out there.  I loved the way he thought and the way he articulated it.


A great legend and a great loss.

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Re: RIP George Carlin
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2008, 08:18:25 am »
Carlin was truly a giant in the field of comedy. His HBO specials were always great as you got the impression that he was just flowing and feeding off of the crowd.


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Re: RIP George Carlin
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2008, 12:00:19 am »
RIP
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Miriam Makeba
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2008, 06:29:29 am »
Another great one gone.

South African musical legend Miriam Makeba dies

By CELEAN JACOBSON

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for more than 30 years under apartheid, died after collapsing on stage in Italy. She was 76.

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Re: Miriam Makeba
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2008, 09:46:59 am »
Another great one gone.

South African musical legend Miriam Makeba dies

By CELEAN JACOBSON

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for more than 30 years under apartheid, died after collapsing on stage in Italy. She was 76.

Complete article here.


My wife and I both grew up listening to her.  It was one of those "you too?!" commonalities that bonded us when we first started dating.  Glad we saw her at the Hollywood Bowl a few years ago.  She was a giant in song and courage.

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Re: ++++++++++++++++ Obituaries ++++++++++++++++
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2010, 12:07:00 pm »
David Mills, Television Writer and Producer, Dies

David Mills, an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer for crime dramas like The Wire on HBO and Homicide: Life on the Streets on NBC died on Tuesday in New Orleans, a press representative for HBO said. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that Mr. Mills died from a brain aneurysm. HBO is about to broadcast the debut of a new series, Treme,  on which Mr. Mills worked as a writer and producer.

After Mr. Mills made his television writing debut with Homicide, which his friend, David Simon, helped to create, he wrote for NYPD Blue and ER. He was also a co-writer and co-producer on The Corner, adapted from Mr. Simons book about drug abuse and poverty in Baltimore, which won three Emmys. Mr. Mills also created the NBC series Kingpin, about a Mexican drug cartel, which was shown in 2003.

HBO said Wednesday in a statement:

    HBO is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague David Mills. He was a gracious and humble man, and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him, as well as those who were aware of his immense talent. David has left us too soon but his brilliant work will live on.

Mr. Mills also chronicled his passion for music at his blog, Undercover Black Man. Before writing for television, he worked as a journalist and gained national attention for a 1992 interview with the hip-hop performer Sister Souljah in The Washington Post, in which she said, If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people? When the Rainbow Coalition later invited Sister Souljah to speak at its convention, the group was criticized by Gov. Bill Clinton, then a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, who cited Mr. Millss interview.


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Re: ++++++++++++++++ Obituaries ++++++++++++++++
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2010, 03:45:41 pm »
David Mills?  What an incredible loss.  Incredible.

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Re: ++++++++++++++++ Obituaries ++++++++++++++++
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2010, 07:01:15 am »
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." --Aristotle, Greek philosopher

Доверяй, но проверяй

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Re: ++++++++++++++++ Obituaries ++++++++++++++++
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2010, 07:10:31 am »
Swing down, sweet chariot, stop and, let me ride.
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