Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Stephen Sondheim dead at 91

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On 2/1/2021, 9:52:52, klingklang77 said:

Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell). 44. 

 

As I was reading aobut Rumsfeld, google popped up other deaths in 2021. I know this one was months ago, but didn't notice then. Dustin Diamond's death eclipsed by far more prominent people. I wasn't a huge fan of Saved by the Bell as a kid, but my sisters were so I watched it a zillion times. Always found it tragic the way the geeky Screech's real-life wound up, and then to die of lung cancer so young. Yeesh. 

 

But back to Rumsfeld... I'm sure plates of complimentary sweets are being passed out, with lots of horn-honking in Baghdad today.

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Wasn't Rumsfeld the guy who said that there are things we know, things we don't know and things we know we don't know?

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19 minutes ago, cb6dba said:

Wasn't Rumsfeld the guy who said that there are things we know, things we don't know and things we know we don't know?

 

Yes, although ancient Greek philosophers toyed with the idea, right down to legal scholars and psychologists of the last few decades. (It is kinda profound when you really think about it -- but he should have taken it one step more: you also don't know what you don't know). I suppose Rumsfeld was trying to channel his inner Socrates, but just ended up a slightly more polished, Dubya, sneering rather than goofy.

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3 minutes ago, alderhill said:

 

Yes, although ancient Greek philosophers toyed with the idea, right down to legal scholars and psychologists of the last few decades. (It is kinda profound when you really think about it -- but he should have taken it one step more: you also don't know what you don't know). I suppose Rumsfeld was trying to channel his inner Socrates, but just ended up a slightly more polished, Dubya, sneering rather than goofy.

I always thought it was a valid statement and interesting to think that there are things you know you know little or nothing about, and stuff you are totally unaware of in the world.

I guess the joke was on the people who laughed and thought he was an idiot for saying that.

Isn't it strange that no one seems to be calling Dubya stupid any more... 

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1 hour ago, AlexTr said:

 

Coincidentally, someone was wondering about the difference between History and True History™ the other day.   

 

Oh look, that piece comes from The Atlantic, whose Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg, was cheerleader in chief for the second Iraq War.     The Atlantic also employs David Frum, who wrote the infamous "Axis of Evil" speech for George W. Bush, as a Senior Editor.   

 

Hilarious.   😂

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Una Stubbs known most recently for her role as Mrs Hudson in Sherlock, but for people of my age she will forever be Aunt Sally.

 

 

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Sad to read that. I'm obviously a bit older than you, but for me, she will always be Rita in "Till death us do part" and "In sickness and in health"

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Same here, Tap! Was just googling to check my memory! She played the girlfriend of the " long-haired Scouse git."👍

Also sad to read that.

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British comedian, Sean Lock, 58 years of age, well know for appearing on 8 out of 10 cats.

 

RIP

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On 8/15/2021, 2:20:14, john g. said:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58222495

German footie legend Gerd Muller

I remember when Miroslav Klose beat his international scoring record and when in the interview afterwards he was asked if that makes him Germanys greatest goalscorer he replied something along the lines of are you joking and gave the reporter such a nasty look.

He never said what he meant by that but it´s pretty certain he was referencing Müller.

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5 hours ago, Tap said:

British comedian, Sean Lock, 58 years of age, well know for appearing on 8 out of 10 cats.

 

RIP

Damn shame.

Really liked him on Cats and his stand up was excellent.

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I had never heard of him till today. But I have since googled. Very popular bloke in the UK. I can only say RIP and too bloody young to die.😒

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6 minutes ago, Keleth said:

I remember when Miroslav Klose beat his international scoring record and when in the interview afterwards he was asked if that makes him Germanys greatest goalscorer he replied something along the lines of are you joking and gave the reporter such a nasty look.

He never said what he meant by that but it´s pretty certain he was referencing Müller.

Nice one❤️

( but " I remember when " can get you into trouble on here!😂).

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Isaac Donald Everly from the Everly Brother's has passed to the next realm.  Don, on the right.  His brother Phil on the left

 

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Tom T Hall passed away a couple days ago.  His best known song, sung by Jeannie C. Riley

 

 

 

 

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On 8/18/2021, 1:22:20, Tap said:

British comedian, Sean Lock, 58 years of age, well know for appearing on 8 out of 10 cats.

 

RIP

Yeah was quite taken aback to hear this, just like when Jeremy Hardy died. I've been watching 8 out of 10 cats do countdown (reruns I guess) for the last few weeks so I was really surprised, but obviously I hadn't seen him in anything current.

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