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The war on funk is over! - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:59pm
 
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YouTube: Music-Videos - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:23pm
 
punk? hip-hop? metal? noise? garage? - Ohmsen - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:21pm
 
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songs that ROCK! - sirdroseph - Jan 23, 2020 - 7:05am
 
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Counting with Pictures - Proclivities - Jan 23, 2020 - 3:53am
 
Your app for Mac needs an update - gtufano - Jan 22, 2020 - 11:36pm
 
Automotive Lust - ScottN - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:44pm
 
RP and Sonos - jarro - Jan 22, 2020 - 5:04pm
 
The Obituary Page - buddy - Jan 22, 2020 - 2:56pm
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - buddy - Jan 22, 2020 - 2:55pm
 
What Do You Want From RP? - buddy - Jan 22, 2020 - 2:53pm
 
Movie Quote - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 22, 2020 - 10:32am
 
A Sad Day, Indeed - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:09am
 
Goodnight everyone! - Proclivities - Jan 22, 2020 - 4:06am
 
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A History of Violence - R_P - Jan 21, 2020 - 12:09pm
 
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Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Jan 20, 2020 - 3:01pm
 
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing - oldviolin - Jan 20, 2020 - 2:56pm
 
• • • BRING OUT YOUR DEAD • • •  - oldviolin - Jan 20, 2020 - 2:46pm
 
Things You Thought Today - Coaxial - Jan 20, 2020 - 11:45am
 
Surfing! - ScottFromWyoming - Jan 20, 2020 - 9:21am
 
Stream Stopping - Multiple Platforms - Chuck1 - Jan 19, 2020 - 9:09pm
 
What did you have for dinner? - Antigone - Jan 19, 2020 - 3:56pm
 
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015 - 5:11pm

Lemmy

 
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015 - 1:40pm

George Clayton Johnson, who co-wrote 'Logan's Run' and penned first 'Star Trek' episode, dies at 86
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015 - 10:27am

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{#Meditate}  My Dad took me to see the Harlem Globetrotters in 53 or 54 I think.  I remember Meadowlark Lemon! Amazing. The whole team was amazing!
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Posted: Dec 28, 2015 - 8:06am


  Meadowlark Lemon, Harlem Globetrotter Who Played Basketball and Pranks With Virtuosity, Dies at 83
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Posted: Dec 27, 2015 - 3:46pm

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Wow. I'll have to watch Bound for Glory again. I don't remember being very impressed but maybe because it is one of my all time favourite books.
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Posted: Dec 27, 2015 - 1:57pm

Haskell Wexler.

Dang.



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Posted: Aug 9, 2015 - 10:49pm

Frances Kelsey, FDA Officer Who Blocked Thalidomide, Dies at 101

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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 - 11:41am

From 2009:

Sir Dai Llewellyn

Notorious Lothario known as the 'Conquistador of the Canapé Circuit’ — or simply 'Dirty Dai’ 

Stories of Llewellyn’s priapic exploits, mostly gleefully retailed by the Don Juan himself, proved irresistible to the tabloid press. The journalist Peter McKay, who became a friend, was once having lunch with him at San Lorenzo when Llewellyn suddenly leapt from the table and disappeared for half an hour. “What happened?” asked McKay when his host returned, looking flushed. “Oh, I just remembered,” said Llewellyn. “I left my secretary tied up in the bath.”
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Posted: Feb 13, 2015 - 9:00am

David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58


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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 3:52pm

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I was sad to hear about that on Today this morning. :(

 
What a loss. I will miss his stories.
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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 2:48pm

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I was sad to hear about that on Today this morning. :(
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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 2:41pm

CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015
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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 1:40pm

 RichardPrins wrote:
Japanese designer of soy-sauce bottle dies at 85

The Japanese designer responsible for both the classic soy sauce bottle and the train connecting Tokyo to its major international airport has died, his company said Monday.

Kenji Ekuan, who was 85, was the brains behind the sauce dispenser first used by Kikkoman in Japan in 1961.

The upside-down funnel shape with a red cap was subsequently exported around the globe and became visual shorthand for soy sauce as the craze for Japanese food swept abroad.

Ekuan, who was also a Buddhist monk, was credited with numerous corporate logos during Japan’s industrial boom era, as well as creating the look of Yamaha’s VMAX motorcycles and the Narita Express train that ferries passengers to and from Tokyo’s main international gateway.

A former president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, and a recipient of the council’s Colin King Grand Prix, Ekuan was also made officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France and awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by Japan.

The company he founded, GK Design Group, said he died on Sunday after suffering from sinus problems.



 
Sounds like he was the Japanese counterpart of Raymond Loewy.


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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 1:38pm

Steve Strange, Visage frontman and New Romantic figure, 1959-2015
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Posted: Feb 9, 2015 - 3:37pm

Japanese designer of soy-sauce bottle dies at 85

The Japanese designer responsible for both the classic soy sauce bottle and the train connecting Tokyo to its major international airport has died, his company said Monday.

Kenji Ekuan, who was 85, was the brains behind the sauce dispenser first used by Kikkoman in Japan in 1961.

The upside-down funnel shape with a red cap was subsequently exported around the globe and became visual shorthand for soy sauce as the craze for Japanese food swept abroad.

Ekuan, who was also a Buddhist monk, was credited with numerous corporate logos during Japan’s industrial boom era, as well as creating the look of Yamaha’s VMAX motorcycles and the Narita Express train that ferries passengers to and from Tokyo’s main international gateway.

A former president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, and a recipient of the council’s Colin King Grand Prix, Ekuan was also made officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France and awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by Japan.

The company he founded, GK Design Group, said he died on Sunday after suffering from sinus problems.


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Posted: Aug 24, 2014 - 5:33pm

Jean Redpath, Prolific Scottish Folk Singer, Dies at 77

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Jean Redpath, shown in 1986, drew on a deep historical knowledge to record some 40 albums. Credit Ruby Washington/The New York Times

Jean Redpath, an esteemed Scottish folk singer whose arresting repertoire of ancient ballads, Robert Burns poems and contemporary tunes helped energize a genre she described as a “brew of pure flavor and pure emotion,” died on Thursday at a hospice in Arizona. She was 77.


Jean Redpath was a force of nature in traditional music. The voice of an angel and the memory of a library, she recorded and celebrated the music of her native Scotland, especially the works of Robert Burns.

Here's a taste of what the world will be missing:

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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 7:03pm

Last living crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia at age 93


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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 5:28am

 RichardPrins wrote:
Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86 - NYTimes.com
The conventional wisdom among animal scientists in the 1950s was that birds were genetically programmed to sing, that monkeys made noise to vent their emotions, and that animal communication, in general, was less like human conversation than like a bodily function.

Then Peter Marler, a British-born animal behaviorist, showed that certain songbirds not only learned their songs, but also learned to sing in a dialect peculiar to the region in which they were born. And that a vervet monkey made one noise to warn its troop of an approaching leopard, another to report the sighting of an eagle, and a third to alert the group to a python on the forest floor.

These and other discoveries by Dr. Marler, who died July 5 in Winters, Calif., at 86, heralded a sea change in the study of animal intelligence. At a time when animal behavior was seen as a set of instinctive, almost robotic responses to environmental stimuli, he was one of the first scientists to embrace the possibility that some animals, like humans, were capable of learning and transmitting their knowledge to other members of their species. His hypothesis attracted a legion of new researchers in ethology, as animal behavior research is also known, and continues to influence thinking about cognition.

Dr. Marler, who made his most enduring contributions in the field of birdsong, wrote more than a hundred papers during a long career that began at Cambridge University, where he received his Ph.D. in zoology in 1954 (the second of his two Ph.D.s.), and that took him around the world conducting field research while teaching at a succession of American universities.

Dr. Marler taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1957 to 1966; at Rockefeller University in New York from 1966 to 1989; and at the University of California, Davis, where he led animal behavior research, from 1989 to 1994. He was an emeritus professor there at his death.

Two technological breakthroughs were central to his field research — the portable tape recorder and the sonic spectrograph, a device developed in World War II for recording and graphing the signature sounds of enemy ships’ propellers.

Using both, Dr. Marler was one of the first ethologists to produce graphic snapshots of birdsong — streaks of ink on paper, like an electrocardiogram, showing the wave-frequency, modulation and pitch of various calls and songs.

From that data, Dr. Marler and his colleagues discovered that some species had repertoires of only a few songs while others had as many as 100. They found they could analyze and differentiate calls within the same species — calls for roosting, seeking food, mating, territory-marking, warning of danger and summoning help, known as mobbing, to ward off an intruder. (...)


  Huge loss for the world.  Certainly for the animals.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 11:57pm

Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86 - NYTimes.com
The conventional wisdom among animal scientists in the 1950s was that birds were genetically programmed to sing, that monkeys made noise to vent their emotions, and that animal communication, in general, was less like human conversation than like a bodily function.

Then Peter Marler, a British-born animal behaviorist, showed that certain songbirds not only learned their songs, but also learned to sing in a dialect peculiar to the region in which they were born. And that a vervet monkey made one noise to warn its troop of an approaching leopard, another to report the sighting of an eagle, and a third to alert the group to a python on the forest floor.

These and other discoveries by Dr. Marler, who died July 5 in Winters, Calif., at 86, heralded a sea change in the study of animal intelligence. At a time when animal behavior was seen as a set of instinctive, almost robotic responses to environmental stimuli, he was one of the first scientists to embrace the possibility that some animals, like humans, were capable of learning and transmitting their knowledge to other members of their species. His hypothesis attracted a legion of new researchers in ethology, as animal behavior research is also known, and continues to influence thinking about cognition.

Dr. Marler, who made his most enduring contributions in the field of birdsong, wrote more than a hundred papers during a long career that began at Cambridge University, where he received his Ph.D. in zoology in 1954 (the second of his two Ph.D.s.), and that took him around the world conducting field research while teaching at a succession of American universities.

Dr. Marler taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1957 to 1966; at Rockefeller University in New York from 1966 to 1989; and at the University of California, Davis, where he led animal behavior research, from 1989 to 1994. He was an emeritus professor there at his death.

Two technological breakthroughs were central to his field research — the portable tape recorder and the sonic spectrograph, a device developed in World War II for recording and graphing the signature sounds of enemy ships’ propellers.

Using both, Dr. Marler was one of the first ethologists to produce graphic snapshots of birdsong — streaks of ink on paper, like an electrocardiogram, showing the wave-frequency, modulation and pitch of various calls and songs.

From that data, Dr. Marler and his colleagues discovered that some species had repertoires of only a few songs while others had as many as 100. They found they could analyze and differentiate calls within the same species — calls for roosting, seeking food, mating, territory-marking, warning of danger and summoning help, known as mobbing, to ward off an intruder. (...)

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Posted: Mar 29, 2013 - 4:47pm

RIP Richard Griffiths, from Uncle Monty to Vernon Dursley.
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