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Somewhere in southern England.

Peter Stringfellow, the "King of Clubs" has died aged 77.

In accordance with his wishes, pole-dancers are being flown at half-mast in all his clubs.

Petition to stop ratification of EU Article 13 on Internet Copyright

We're not very big on official rules. Rules lead to people looking for loopholes. What's here is about it. 
   
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Like a crap, but very British, Heff, I was never quite sure if his apparent obliviousness to his own ridiculousness was a put on or not

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"AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED." 
   
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Somewhere in southern England.

My impression is that he was a jolly chap who didn't have any malice in him. He was great on Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

Petition to stop ratification of EU Article 13 on Internet Copyright

We're not very big on official rules. Rules lead to people looking for loopholes. What's here is about it. 
   
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Oklahoma

 Ouze wrote:
Man that was a surprising and sad one. As Red once said, that's no age.


I loved watching his shows, he always seemed very authentic in how he dealt with everyone he came across. But his face always had that mix of happiness with sadness buried beneath the surface.

Trump: "Yeah, that’s her. With the fiat currency. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful countries — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the electoral college. You can do anything." 
   
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Canterbury

delightful




meanwhile

https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2018/06/08/alex-jones-anthony-bourdain-may-have-been-murdered-because-he-was-going-do-kanye-west/220403



ALEX JONES (HOST): I'm here, ladies and gentlemen, covering undoubtedly some of the most dangerous information I've ever covered on air.

...

Anthony Bourdain, Tony Bourdain is one of the most popular TV hosts in the world. He's the only successful thing on CNN. He dominated Netflix. He has a little nine-year-old daughter. He just got remarried. And then he dies in a crappy hotel room in Paris, and CNN's Brian Stelter is the first to tell us that he died of suicide hanging himself.

Now, I knew he'd been critical of Hillary. Said that she shouldn't have basically defended [Harvey] Weinstein, said it was shameful. I knew he talked about -- joked about feeding Trump hemlock. And I thought a lot of these rich, powerful Hollywood folks commit suicide, and maybe he did commit suicide. But I said the fact that he had a lot of powerful enemies, it should at least be investigated, I said that in a tweet.

I got a call from my source who is even willing for me to now say who he is. But he was very emotional and he had already let me in on this a few months ago, and he's actually even already talked about this on air. But I'm just not going to do that at this point.

...

Here's the bottom line: I was told several months ago that a bunch of other big people were going to start going public. And then, of course, you saw Kanye [West]. And then a few weeks ago, we said that even more big cultural icons, some of the biggest ones in media, some of the biggest people in culture were going to be going public. And so, this morning when I woke up and I had seen that Tony Bourdain had committed suicide supposedly, I went, "What is it about that? What was it in the news?" So I was sitting there, search engining for like an hour, "Well, what was it -- why was it [unintelligible] Bourdain?"

And then, all of a sudden, the producer calls me about an hour ago, right after I got off air with you guys and said, "You have got to call this source, he is really upset right now." And I went, "Oh my gosh, he's talked about it on air." Ladies and gentlemen, Bourdain was a powerful cultural figure, and Bourdain had learned about the big awakening that was happening, and he had met with Elon Musk, who he's already very good friends with, in Morocco, in Marrakesh at a big solar farm, experimental farm, and I'll just leave it at that. And they had taped an eleven and a half minute episode of the upcoming TV series that he was wrapping up in Paris. This was two months ago, nobody knows this, and I'm laying these facts out so people understand. He was in Morocco on a big vista at a wind farm, and I'm going to leave it at that, and I've talked to folks that were there. In fact, I've been authorized to even tell you more. Maybe I just should, but I'm going to stop right there for now.

And Musk and them had a Kanye West event. And Bourdain was planning to basically do a Kanye West, but just about the whole global awakening, everything that was about to happen, and it's believed that this is a message directly to Elon Musk, who's been coming out talking about the mainstream media, the globalists, how they're planning an AI technocracy takeover. So I can tell you, without getting into too much specifics, but I've specifically been on the phone with SpaceX and individuals at the center of the Musk operation in the last hour. So, I'm authorized to say that at this point, and I told folks, I said, "We have to go public with part of this, we're all in danger." And there's a lot of stuff behind the scenes, some sabotage and stuff going on as well that we've become aware of, even inside of Infowars right now, they're making big moves right now, ladies and gentlemen. And I want everybody to understand that this is real, this is for all the marbles, and it is just unbelievable. I mean, I've got like five, six pages of notes here.

...

CNN and the parent company that sold it to him, his company, they're now looking for pressure from the Zero Point Zero [Productions] company to not release the new series, but to make it a retrospective looking back on Bourdain. All so they do not have to release not just this episode, but once he decided to do this with Elon Musk -- this was two months ago, they shot dozens and dozens of other segments -- that he then began working in the whole awakening around the world, and Bourdain had decided to go the Kanye West route. That is 100 percent from people there with him, meeting with him, Elon Musk, the whole nine yards. Elon Musk is in complete danger right now. Again, if he hangs himself, it's murder, ladies and gentlemen. Or if his jet crashes, it's murder.

...

The media will spin it and say -- or try to ignore it probably and say, "Oh, Jones claims that Musk was murdered, oh look here's Jones again" -- not Musk, "Jones will say that Tony has been murdered, Bourdain." This is how they operate, and it is just insane to be here at this moment. My wife just walked in here. Honey, I just got contact from SpaceX, just talked to them all on the phone. They definitely killed Tony Bourdain. That's what they think, it's a message to Musk. He's going to go public, just like Kanye West.



uh huh

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In terrible news, Alex Jones was found alive.

   
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Burtucky, Michigan

 Ouze wrote:
In terrible news, Alex Jones was found alive.




Im not one to wish death on anyone.............as far as Alex Jones is concerned Ill leave it there
   
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United States

 KingCracker wrote:

Im not one to wish death on anyone.............as far as Alex Jones is concerned Ill leave it there


Alex Jones is not a human being, he is a lizard man who has been exiled from hollow earth because the mole men got tired of his nonsense.

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. 
   
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Seneca Nation of Indians

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44425293

Alas Eunice Gayson.

Dr No just wouldn't have been the same movie without you. Your portrayal of Sylvia Trench prompted the most famous line ever

'Bond. James Bond'.

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Meanwhile, Cato Sicarius is appearing on Alex Jones.
 
   
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Norwalk, Connecticut

That babbling pile of steaming horse gak from this Alex guy...wow. I THINK there was a single coherent sentence in there? Maybe? I mean, I assume somewhere in there he said he hates Kanye. Me too. But I couldn’t follow anything else he said. I don’t speak “lunatic dumbass crazy-pants”. What the serious hell was that?

Reality is a nice place to visit, but I'd hate to live there.

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Et In Arcadia Ego





Canterbury

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44586238


Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, has died aged 54, the band announced on Facebook.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44559261

Koko the gorilla passes away as well.


The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
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Norristown, PA

Sucks about Vinnie :(

   
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reds8n wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44586238


Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, has died aged 54, the band announced on Facebook.




Necros wrote:Sucks about Vinnie :(


I have spent a lot (a lot!) of time listening to Pantera over the years. 54 is no age to go. :(

We were once so close to heaven, St. Peter came out and gave us medals; declaring us "The nicest of the damned".

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” 
   
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A Protoss colony world

Richard Harrison, the "Old Man" from Pawn Stars, has passed at age 77 after a battle with Parkinson's.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/06/25/pawn-stars-richard-harrison-old-man-death/730665002/

I love Pawn Stars, and I really enjoyed the Old Man. Very sad to hear of his death, and my condolences to his family and colleagues on the show.

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United Kingdom

Harlan Ellison, Sci-Fi Writer, has died at 84.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/28/harlan-ellison-death-science-fiction-star-trek
   
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SoCal

I remember seeing him at a Hugo awards ceremony cursing the fact that he outlived his peers.


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For those who don't know who he was, he wrote many award-winning short stories, including "A Boy And His Dog" (which the movie is based on), as well as a famous screenplay for I, Robot, and episodes for Outer Limits, Babylon 5, and Star Trek. His Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever is considered one of the best episodes of the whole series. It was also the center of his highly public falling out with Gene Roddenberry and a sore spot that haunted him for the rest of his life. He also sued James Cameron over The Terminator because it bore a slight resemblance to two of his stories, with the end result that the credits to The Terminator now "acknowledge" the works of Harlan Ellison.

He was seemingly a bitter, bitter old man. He had a reputation as a real A-hole. He would berate his colleagues and audience when on stage. However, when I would see him on the floor at conventions and helped him set up his booths, he always came across as more of a professional grump, where it was a persona he wore in public while being much kinder when you dealt with him in private. I much preferred working with him than other authors who had nicer reputations. Whatever the truth, he was highly influential and a legend in the genre.

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I have no face, and I must weep. Farewell Harlan

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United States

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:

For those who don't know who he was, he wrote many award-winning short stories, including "A Boy And His Dog" (which the movie is based on), as well as a famous screenplay for I, Robot, and episodes for Outer Limits, Babylon 5, and Star Trek. His Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever is considered one of the best episodes of the whole series. It was also the center of his highly public falling out with Gene Roddenberry and a sore spot that haunted him for the rest of his life. He also sued James Cameron over The Terminator because it bore a slight resemblance to two of his stories, with the end result that the credits to The Terminator now "acknowledge" the works of Harlan Ellison.


He also sued CBS and the Writers Guild of America over City royalties, in the case of CBS, and failure to protect his interests, in the case of WGA; winning some undisclosed settlement.

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Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. 
   
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Los Angeles

 dogma wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:

For those who don't know who he was, he wrote many award-winning short stories, including "A Boy And His Dog" (which the movie is based on), as well as a famous screenplay for I, Robot, and episodes for Outer Limits, Babylon 5, and Star Trek. His Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever is considered one of the best episodes of the whole series. It was also the center of his highly public falling out with Gene Roddenberry and a sore spot that haunted him for the rest of his life. He also sued James Cameron over The Terminator because it bore a slight resemblance to two of his stories, with the end result that the credits to The Terminator now "acknowledge" the works of Harlan Ellison.


He also sued CBS and the Writers Guild of America over City royalties, in the case of CBS, and failure to protect his interests, in the case of WGA; winning some undisclosed settlement.


Sounds like he got rough treatment by the film and television industries. That would make me a grump, too.

   
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SoCal

I'm pretty sure he was born grumpy.

   
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Seneca Nation of Indians

 DarkTraveler777 wrote:

Sounds like he got rough treatment by the film and television industries. That would make me a grump, too.


Video games too. There once was an (award winning) adaptation of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream. It was censored so heavily in the European release that the 'best' ending was inaccessible to most people.


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Meanwhile, Cato Sicarius is appearing on Alex Jones.
 
   
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Canterbury

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44674652

Peter Firmin, the co-creator of Clangers, Bagpuss and Basil Brush, has died at the age of 89, it has been confirmed.

Mr Firmin also helped create other classic children's shows such as Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog.

He died at his home in Kent after a short illness, Clangers production company Coolabi said.

Mr Firmin received the Bafta Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

He leaves behind his wife Joan, six daughters and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
One reason a good humanities education is important for computer scientists is that a familiarity with Faust is useful for understanding how privacy policies work.
 
   
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that's gak

all the Smallfilms stuff had this understated storytelling vibe that todays seizure inducing whizz bang childrens TV tragically never learnt from

plus Noggin might have been my gateway to geekdom

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STEVE DITKO FOUND DEAD.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/07/marvel-comics-legend-spider-man-co-creator-steve-ditko-found-dead-at-90/


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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

That's a shame. Glad he got to see all the craziness of the Dr. Strange movie before he went.

   
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Indeed.

I hope all the creatives of early Marvel are enjoying the MCU, and seeing their work so beloved.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45074955?ns_source=facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_mchannel=social&ocid=socialflow_facebook


Barry Chuckle, half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73.

The entertainer, whose real name was Barry Elliott, starred in ChuckleVision with his brother Paul on the BBC between 1987 and 2009.

Paul said: "I've not just lost my brother, I've lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend."

Earlier this year, the brothers returned to the small screen with a new show, Chuckle Time, on Channel 5.

Manager Phil Dale said: "It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Ann and all his family.

"The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have been fans of the Chuckle Brothers and they know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel."

The duo had started their careers as The Chuckles on ITV talent shows Opportunity Knocks in 1967 and went on to appear on New Faces in 1974.



more through the link.

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
One reason a good humanities education is important for computer scientists is that a familiarity with Faust is useful for understanding how privacy policies work.
 
   
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Oh dear oh dear :(

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Aretha Franklin - Queen of soul and Blues Brothers alum.

https://youtu.be/WY66elCQkYk

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Bristol

 Uriels_Flame wrote:
Aretha Franklin - Queen of soul and Blues Brothers alum.

https://youtu.be/WY66elCQkYk


No. You take that back. Right now. I mean it.

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