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Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 14 Oct 2019, 23:34

Andrew wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 22:49
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 17:11
Harold Bloom, 89
Another in the "didn't know he was still alive" category. Had I known, I might've sent him a letter questioning some of the books he included in the Canon.
Well, it was a loose canon.

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Post by lunchstealer » 15 Oct 2019, 01:42

Warren wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 20:48
Number 6 wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 18:17
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 17:11
Harold Bloom, 89
Confession: I had him confused with Allan Bloom.
Which one is the Bloomsday Bloom?
Leopold. I'd looked it up earlier.
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Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Post by Warren » 15 Oct 2019, 07:11

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 23:34
Andrew wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 22:49
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 17:11
Harold Bloom, 89
Another in the "didn't know he was still alive" category. Had I known, I might've sent him a letter questioning some of the books he included in the Canon.
Well, it was a loose canon.
mmm how droll
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Post by JD » 15 Oct 2019, 09:44

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Post by Kolohe » 17 Oct 2019, 06:56

Elijiah Cummings, congressman from Baltimore.

(Possibly because I too often get him mixed up with John Lewis, I didn't realize he was only 68.)
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 17 Oct 2019, 16:33

Kolohe wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 06:56
Elijiah Cummings, congressman from Baltimore.

(Possibly because I too often get him mixed up with John Lewis, I didn't realize he was only 68.)
Speaking as a 68 year old, I appreciate that "only." And Cummings did look older, fwiw.

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Post by Aresen » 17 Oct 2019, 18:41

This one is a few weeks old, but still worth noting: Jacques Chirac, the French President vilified in the US for opposing the invasion of Iraq.
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Post by Highway » 23 Oct 2019, 10:53

Spending part of the morning watching people arrive for the Tom D'Alesandro funeral, which is across the street from my office window. So many black Suburbans...
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Post by dhex » 24 Oct 2019, 08:27

I didn't know until recently that Pelosi was part of a Baltimore political dynasty.
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Post by Andrew » 24 Oct 2019, 08:36

dhex wrote:
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I didn't know until recently that Pelosi was part of a Baltimore political dynasty.
Same.
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Post by Kolohe » 28 Oct 2019, 01:38

I think I learned it due to a brief allusion to it in The Wire or more likely someone commenting on the internet on that allusion.
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Post by Mo » 30 Oct 2019, 17:07

John Witherspoon. One of the funniest character actors out there.
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Post by Warren » 30 Oct 2019, 19:29

Mo wrote:
30 Oct 2019, 17:07
John Witherspoon. One of the funniest character actors out there.
He's related to Nancy Pelosi?
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Post by dead_elvis » 30 Oct 2019, 21:40

Well that's going to hobble the Boondocks reboot right out of the gate.
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Post by Jennifer » 31 Oct 2019, 15:26

I'm guessing this will also be the last season of Black Jesus, too. (First Charlie Murphy, now John Witherspoon -- that show is cursed.)
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