blessed are the Fundamentalists, for they shall inhibit the earth.
Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Raquel Welch: US actress and model dead at 82

quote [ The Hollywood star passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning after a brief illness, her manager said. ]

I'm glad that Raquel Welch just signed a million dollar pact
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[by ScoobySnacks@9:36pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 9 February 2023

Burt Bacharach, visionary pop composer, has died at 94

quote [ Bacharach composed an astonishing number of hit songs over the decades: "Say A Little Prayer." "Walk On By." "What The World Needs Now." "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head." That's just a handful of his music ? and he won Grammys, Emmys and Oscars. Burt Bacharach's melodies are seared in the memories of generations of listeners. ]

Diggin' burt bacharach oh
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[by ScoobySnacks@4:33pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 19 January 2023

David Crosby, Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash Co-Founder, Dies at 81

quote [ Singer-songwriter-guitarist David Crosby, a founding member of two popular and enormously influential ?60s rock units, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), has died, his representative says. He was 81 years old. ]

And then it chewed on David Crosby but it spit him out
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[by ScoobySnacks@11:28pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 13 January 2023

Lisa Marie Presley, the Daughter of Elvis Presley, Dies at 54

quote [ Lisa Marie Presley, the singer-songwriter and only child of Elvis Presley, died on Thursday after a medical emergency and a brief hospitalization. She was 54. ]

See entirely too many people close to my age dying these days.

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[by XregnaR@2:57amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 31 December 2022

Vivienne Westwood: Tributes for 'Queen of British Fashion' after her death

quote [ Assange's wife Stella, whose wedding dress was created by Westwood, hailed the designer as a "pillar of the anti-establishment". Writing on behalf of her husband who is currently in Belmarsh prison, she said Westwood was a "good friend" and "the best of Britain". ]

Long live the Queen of punk.
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[by Paracetamol@3:54pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

RIP Kirstie Alley

quote [ Kirstie Alley, 'Cheers' Star, dies aged 71.
:( ]

Alley's death was confirmed to Reuters by her representative and through a statement from her children posted on her official Twitter account saying that the actress had died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by Leezurd@4:59amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Wilko Johnson: Dr Feelgood guitarist and punk forebear dies aged 75

quote [ Dr Feelgood?s intense, brutal take on R&B was a major influence on the British punk music that would emerge in the 70s and 80s. Johnson remained with Dr Feelgood for their first four albums, the latter three of which charted in the top 20 of the UK albums chart, before inter-band conflict led him to part ways with the group. ]

ah shit, one of ?those? obituaries
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[by Paracetamol@7:54pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Gallagher, Comedian Known for Smashing Watermelons, Dies at 76

quote [ Gallagher, the inventive prop comedian known for smashing watermelons as part of his act, died Friday of organ failure, his former manager Craig Marquardo confirmed to Variety. He was 76. ]

I expect to see a spike in the sales of watermelons and sledgehammers in the next few days.
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[by mechanical contrivance@7:08pmGMT] [2 comments]

Batman Star Kevin Conroy Dies

quote [ Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy has died at the age of 66. ]

Finding Batman - Written by voice actor Kevin Conroy, about his hidden struggles as a gay actor before becoming the Dark Knight
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by steele@3:25amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 28 October 2022

Mike Davis: 1946?2022

quote [ A brilliant radical reporter with a novelist?s eye and a historian?s memory. ]

In celebration of his life, Verso is giving away one of his books for free. Link in the extended.

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[by steele@7:13pmGMT] [1 comment]

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