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I was too young to really know Laura Petrie; I only saw her in reruns.  But Mary Richards ... she arrived at just the right time to be a big influence on the young women of my age group.  She was the best example we had seen yet of how to turn the rhetoric into every day life. 

Rest in peace, Mary. 
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I really don't have anything to add to everything that will be written about her over the next few days except this, as per her stated wishes:

"She drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra."

Rest in peace, Carrie; I always liked you so much more than I liked Leia.
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"He said, 'No, that's where I draw the line. I'll beat 'em up, but I don't want to kill 'em.' And the government said, 'Well, if you won't kill people, we won't let you beat 'em up.' " - George Carlin

As much as I agreed (and still do) with Ali's refusal to go to Vietnam, this quote never fails to make me smile.

Patty Duke

Mar. 29th, 2016 08:34 pm
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Identical cousins all the way!

Good night, Patty. Good night, Cathy.
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Such a shock, and so sad.
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One of the best mystery writers ever, she also wrote the single best piece of P&P fanfic ever published.
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At times like this, I wish I really believed in the conventional idea of an afterlife - it would be nice to think of her having a drink in heaven with Bogie.
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Oh, Robin ...
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He was a Democratic Senator of the old school, and he wasn't afraid to call a spade a spade or a Republican governor an idiot. He worked up to the day before he died. He was also the last remaining WW II veteran in Congress, so his death really marks the end of an era.

Aside from the personal tragedy, his death at this time means that Governor Fucktard* gets to appoint a successor to finish out the term. God only knows what kind of disaster we're in for.

* Yes, it's an insensitive term. But I think we all know that I'm not mocking the mentally challenged in general, only Christie.

Ed Koch

Feb. 1st, 2013 03:15 pm
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He bit the bullet, did what needed to be done, and saved NYC from financial collapse after the Feds refused to help. Millions will always remember him fondly for that alone.

You did good, Mr. Mayor. Rest now.
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I've been off line all day and I just found out. I'm going to go bury myself in the NY Times, but for now I just want to repeat what I posted on the 40th anniversary of the landing.

Rest in peace, Mr. Armstrong.
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The world is a bit less funny today. :(
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As Kip Russell said, somewhere on Mars a new silver fire is burning to welcome him ...
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As Barnabas Collins, he was my first vampire sort-of crush through most of high school. He died last Friday (the 13th!) at the age of 87.

Perhaps someone showed him the trailer for the Burton movie. ;)

Davy Jones

Feb. 29th, 2012 04:45 pm
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He was the "cute" one. My inner 12-year-old is devastated.

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He was the only football coach I ever respected. Rest in peace.
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For many, if not most, women of her generation, the highest compliment you could pay them was to say they were a good mother. Judging by the daughter she raised, I'd say Dorothy Rodham was a spectacular mother.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Rodham.

Steve Jobs

Oct. 6th, 2011 07:15 am
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In the midst of all the hype and hyperbole, one simple fact seems to have been lost: a human life has ended. And that is the saddest fact of all.

My sympathies to his wife, to his four children, and to the friends who actually knew him.
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I didn't see any news yesterday, so I just heard about this. She was a real hero to many of us. THIS is what a female VP candidate should look like.
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Nicholas Courtney died Tuesday evening. We'll miss you, Brigadier.
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George Steinbrenner died this morning.

Love him or hate him, he was a major force in baseball for many years.

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More eloquent people than I will speak of his amazing victories, failures, and accomplishments. This morning, Good morning, America showed a speech on the necessity of universal heath care coverage that Teddy gave in 1978. I think that says it all about him.

Driving in to work, it occurred to me that when I watch his funeral, it will be the first one for a Kennedy brother that is the result of natural causes. Too early, but at last.


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