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****, I will miss him. Loved hearing from him when he popped on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, and his talks were amazing.

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Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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He was the best Russian on film

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Goodbye Mr. Bond. Daniel Craig was good. But nobody was better than you!

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"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

P.B. Shelley

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12 hours ago, Keyrock said:

R.I.P. Zed

I think I'll dust off my Zardoz dvd and watch it again 😢

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“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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omg, just the other day we were talking about movies and his name came up. I said something like "he's still alive."

NooOOooooOooooo....

Thanks for all the wonderful characters. RIP

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“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” – Alan Watts
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Seriously. **** 2020.

He will be missed.

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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5 hours ago, Malcador said:

He was the best Russian on film

Lithuanian, you mean.

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"Turned wrong way round, the relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied as 'History,' harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable. The terror of the unforeseen is what the science of history hides, turning a disaster into an epic.”

 

-Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

 

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3 hours ago, Agiel said:

Lithuanian, you mean.

at the end o' the movie, captain ramius reminisces that there is a river near vilnius which is much like the one where the red october is being hidden... taught to fish by his grandfather on that river. movie ruined. is no river anywhere near vilnius which could accommodate an alpha class sub much less an oversized typhoon. 

HA! Good Fun!

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"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

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"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

P.B. Shelley

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I know someone who said a couple of his friends recently qualified to be on Jeopardy ... but now, if they get called to be on the show,  there will be no Trebek...

Such a TV/gameshow icon .... you will be missed. RIP.

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8 hours ago, algroth said:

Maradona just died. RIP to an absolute legend.

Best handball player ever! 😝

 

Just kidding, it was impossible to not gawk at the screen when watching him play. So completely in a class of his own. Napoli never got close to winning Serie A again I think.

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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11 hours ago, Raithe said:

On another forum, a thread went "Darth Vader passes away!" or  something like that, and half the reactions were "I thought you meant James Earl Jones!"   :lol:

Anyway ... RIP to the man behind the mask.

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Tell me about it. UK Twitter was trending Michael Cain. Only when I checked did I find it was because of the Muppet Christmas Carol, and not because he had died.

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"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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It always felt a bit a odd that he would cast Christian Hayden as Anakin. Compared to David Prowse, he's a little "twerp" with his only 183cm. Prowse was tall (198cm) and was cast for that very reason as Darth Vader. Roughly 6ft vs 6ft6 Hayden would stare at Prowse's chest if they were put next to each other.

 

 

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