Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 25, 2017, 09:05:35 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
Donate! | Subscribe! | Shop: Amazon

***DONATION DRIVE 2 HAS BEGUN:
CLICK HERE TO BURN MONEY***
*
Home Help Search Login Register
f13.net  |  f13.net General Forums  |  General Discussion  |  Serious Business  |  Topic: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: 1 ... 14 15 [16] Go Down Print
Author Topic: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread  (Read 36927 times)
Mandella
Terracotta Army
Posts: 464


Reply #525 on: September 11, 2017, 06:08:49 PM


So now the ConCrud has a body count.

And crap. I know a lot of you probably didn't like his politics, but I enjoyed many of his books back in the day.

Also, damn, he was 84?
Abagadro
Terracotta Army
Posts: 11145

Possibly the only user with more posts in the Den than PC/Console Gaming.


Reply #526 on: September 13, 2017, 10:21:05 PM

RIP Frank Vincent.  He went home to get his shine box.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

-H.L. Mencken
Ironwood
Terracotta Army
Posts: 26498


Reply #527 on: September 14, 2017, 05:24:47 AM


So now the ConCrud has a body count.

And crap. I know a lot of you probably didn't like his politics, but I enjoyed many of his books back in the day.

Also, damn, he was 84?

See, I loved his books but don't actually know about his politics.  So.  Don't tell me.  Because I'm having a hard enough time with the other authors that are turning out to be total fucking shitheels in their old ages.  It's like they wrote beautiful and moving stuff when they were young and then just decided to hit 50 and watch FoxNews and all of a sudden that shit they wrote doesn't matter because of the darkies.


"Mr Soft Owl has Seen Some Shit." - Sun Tzu
Abagadro
Terracotta Army
Posts: 11145

Possibly the only user with more posts in the Den than PC/Console Gaming.


Reply #528 on: September 14, 2017, 11:20:22 PM

RIP punk legend Grant Hart (of Husker Du) at a way too young 56.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

-H.L. Mencken
Hawkbit
Terracotta Army
Posts: 4815

Like a Klansman in the ghetto.


Reply #529 on: September 14, 2017, 11:41:22 PM

^ That one hurts and has been on my mind all day.
Abagadro
Terracotta Army
Posts: 11145

Possibly the only user with more posts in the Den than PC/Console Gaming.


Reply #530 on: September 14, 2017, 11:47:04 PM

Ya, been real busy today so just read about it. Real shame. He should be more well known too.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

-H.L. Mencken
Nebu
Terracotta Army
Posts: 17275


Reply #531 on: September 14, 2017, 11:49:46 PM

I always felt that Husker Du and the Suburbs were bands that never really got the appreciation they deserved.  Then again, I grew up playing a lot of the same venues in Mpls so that could have biased me a bit.

Sad loss.

"Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other."

-  Mark Twain
Abagadro
Terracotta Army
Posts: 11145

Possibly the only user with more posts in the Den than PC/Console Gaming.


Reply #532 on: September 15, 2017, 01:51:25 AM

I think they are appreciated in the industry. I firmly believe that they were one of the most influential bands of the 80s even if they never really broke out beyond the hardcore scene.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

-H.L. Mencken
Merusk
Terracotta Army
Posts: 27189

Badge Whore


Reply #533 on: September 15, 2017, 07:17:31 AM

You believe that because it's true. The mention yesterday on NPR mentioned Metallica, Nirvana, and Green Day. Wikipedia mentions The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and Therapy?.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCsker_D%C3%BC#Legacy

There's other artists who have mentioned or been influenced by them without realizing it. They were a foundation to modern Rock the way Zepplin and Sabbath were to Metal.

I can't get past the panties - Alluvian
I really like the cocks. - Lantyssa
People rarely believe just how good I am at sucking. - Lantyssa
I love the swinging dongs - Signe
Selby
Terracotta Army
Posts: 2848


Reply #534 on: September 15, 2017, 07:38:15 AM

While I was always late to the party I've been listening to all their stuff again on a whim lately these last few months. The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill and Books About UFOs are some of my favorite songs and now I'm sad :-(
Abagadro
Terracotta Army
Posts: 11145

Possibly the only user with more posts in the Den than PC/Console Gaming.


Reply #535 on: September 15, 2017, 05:53:05 PM

"Ordinary fuckin' people, I hate em."

RIP Harry Dean Stanton

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

-H.L. Mencken
Khaldun
Terracotta Army
Posts: 8591


Reply #536 on: September 15, 2017, 07:06:21 PM

He almost feels like a greater celebrity. Or a greater than lesser, lesser than greater. An important person in the life of America in the 20th Century and early 21st. Saying something to us.
01101010
Terracotta Army
Posts: 10014

You call it an accident. I call it justice.


Reply #537 on: September 17, 2017, 08:01:26 PM

Bobby 'the brain' Heenan died. I dunno how many of you grew up on the men's wrestling entertainment, but I was a pretty big fan in the 1980s in the WCW and WWF days.

http://www.thewrap.com/wwe-hall-of-famer-bobby-the-brain-heenan-dead-at-73-report/

"I want to watch it all burn in an orgy of smashed Coke machines and weasel rape." - HaemishM
Chimpy
Terracotta Army
Posts: 8257


WWW
Reply #538 on: September 17, 2017, 08:36:57 PM

I could have sworn he was already dead.


'Reality' is the only word in the language that should always be used in quotes.
koro
Terracotta Army
Posts: 2239


Reply #539 on: September 17, 2017, 08:42:09 PM

I could have sworn he was already dead.

He more or less disappeared after cancer took his voice.

Heenan was the best wrestling color commentator who ever lived and probably the best manager as well. Anything he commentated on was gold, and he was one of the few bright spots of some of the darker, shittier parts of late-90s WCW.
Ginaz
Terracotta Army
Posts: 3117


Reply #540 on: September 17, 2017, 10:03:49 PM

Bobby 'the brain' Heenan died. I dunno how many of you grew up on the men's wrestling entertainment, but I was a pretty big fan in the 1980s in the WCW and WWF days.

http://www.thewrap.com/wwe-hall-of-famer-bobby-the-brain-heenan-dead-at-73-report/

Well, shit. Mob  He was absolutely brilliant as a heel manager and commentator. 

One of his many "weasel" matches he has over the years against Ultimate Warrior.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4RoU7divHU

I'll pre order you SWTOR if you let me put my lightsaber in your sarlaac cave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb3cxA4g_U&feature=related
Shame Is a component of the Discount - k3b2h3g46c0a
Remember, I live in a world where juggalos and yugioh players are real things. - Schild
Cyrrex
Terracotta Army
Posts: 6975


Reply #541 on: September 17, 2017, 11:57:10 PM

Rest easy, Weasel.

Never, ever assume someone that short and fat has their shit together. - Schild
IainC
Developers
Posts: 5809

Wargaming.net


WWW
Reply #542 on: September 18, 2017, 04:30:21 PM

Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet missile commander who decided to over-ride his warning system and prevent a nuclear war.

Quote
Early on the morning of Sept. 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov helped prevent the outbreak of nuclear war.

A 44-year-old lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces, he was a few hours into his shift as the duty officer at Serpukhov-15, the secret command center outside Moscow where the Soviet military monitored its early-warning satellites over the United States, when alarms went off.

Computers warned that five Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles had been launched from an American base.

“For 15 seconds, we were in a state of shock,” he later recalled. “We needed to understand, ‘What’s next?’ ”

The alarm sounded during one of the tensest periods in the Cold War. Three weeks earlier, the Soviets had shot down a Korean Air Lines commercial flight after it crossed into Soviet airspace, killing all 269 people on board, including a congressman from Georgia. President Ronald Reagan had rejected calls for freezing the arms race, declaring the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” The Soviet leader, Yuri V. Andropov, was obsessed by fears of an American attack.

Colonel Petrov was at a pivotal point in the decision-making chain. His superiors at the warning-system headquarters reported to the general staff of the Soviet military, which would consult with Mr. Andropov on launching a retaliatory attack.

After five nerve-racking minutes — electronic maps and screens were flashing as he held a phone in one hand and an intercom in the other, trying to absorb streams of incoming information — Colonel Petrov decided that the launch reports were probably a false alarm.

As he later explained, it was a gut decision, at best a “50-50” guess, based on his distrust of the early-warning system and the relative paucity of missiles that were launched.


- And in stranger Iains, even Death may die -

SerialForeigner Photography.
Rendakor
Terracotta Army
Posts: 8812


Reply #543 on: September 18, 2017, 06:46:25 PM

Did he die today?

Check out my podcast: ADD&D, Attention Deficit Dungeons & Dragons!
"I think it's time for a dose of F13 RED PILL MOTHER FUCKERS" ~cosapi
IainC
Developers
Posts: 5809

Wargaming.net


WWW
Reply #544 on: September 18, 2017, 07:26:25 PM

No, but his death was only reported today.

- And in stranger Iains, even Death may die -

SerialForeigner Photography.
Pages: 1 ... 14 15 [16] Go Up Print 
f13.net  |  f13.net General Forums  |  General Discussion  |  Serious Business  |  Topic: The <lesser celebrity> Died Thread  
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.10 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC