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Re: Amy Winehouse

Hmm, it may not have been drugs, from what I've been reading. It may not be the obvious.

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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It's sad, but times like this remind me of something Stalin once said.

RIP

'We'll rant and we'll roar, like true British sailors'!

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Oh yeah, one's a tragedy, a million is a statistic.

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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I'm sorry to learn of the death of Linda Christian. the first Bond girl.

1, OHMSS.  2,CR.   3, LTK.  4, FRWL.  5, Skyfall.

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Yep, she was the original Vesper Lynd.

Fine piece on nature of addiction by former addict Russell Brand, who lived on Amy Winehouse's stomping ground of Camden Town - surely not a good place for any addict to get away from former habits.

Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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Ironically--or appropriately--I first heard the news Saturday on my car radio as I was driving out of town to attend a funeral.  As others have said, a very sad waste of talent. . .but I really can't say I'm surprised.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Barry Nelson wrote:

MSNBC reports Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her apartment, she certainly had her issues, but she also had a great voice.

RIP

Well...I've obviously been off the grid; just now hearing about this.  Very sad.  I have the CD, the one with "Rehab" on it.  Great stuff.  She could have/should have done a Bond.  Pity things had become so unraveled when the opportunity came.

Poor young lady made the ironic Hendrix/Joplin/Morrison/Cobain age of 27.  Sometimes that which burns so brightly also burns so briefly.  Rest in peace.

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"I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
"Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM

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About 80 killed in Oslo massacre.......

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Loeffelholz wrote:

Sometimes that which burns so brightly also burns so briefly.

You should live to a ripe old age then Loeffs...  ajb007/biggrin

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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Bubba Smith. NFL Football player and actor.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2 … -home.html

Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope

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sad ot hear about Bubba Smith, as  a teen I loved the early police academy movies.

1, OHMSS.  2,CR.   3, LTK.  4, FRWL.  5, Skyfall.

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Stan Barstow, famous for A Kind of Loving, an early 1960s novel about a Northern lad, Vic Brown, who gets smitten with a typist while working at the draughtsman's firm, with none too happy consequences. Only finished the third in the 'trilogy' last year, though it's really the original that makes it, the other two seemed like add-ons. A big impact on me when I was a teenager. Made into a film with Alan Bates. Barstow was 83.

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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Iznogoud creator Tabary died.......another classic Euro comics creator gone (Goschinny , Morris , Peyo etc)

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5 yrs since mogul Spelling died......imo hes the American dream.

10 yrs since Morris died , creator of Lucky Luke comic strip.

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C'mon guys, Jerry Leiber... Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock... Stand by Me. One of those you'd thought would have been gone decades ago. Outlives Elvis, Lennon and Amy Winehouse.

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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Won't mean much to young 'uns, or Yanks, but music journo Tom Hibbert died aged 59 ish. He was behind the funny Who the Hell Does Such and Such Think He Is interviews for Q magazine back in the 1980s/90s. Son of historian writer Christopher Hibbert.

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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5 yrs since Steve Iriwn , Charlie Hodge died........

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Cliff Robertson, a truly GREAT actor, died, just one day after his 88th birthday.  He won the Best Actor Oscar for the title role in Charly, was one of the last surviving villains from the Adam West Batman series (he was "Shame"), and was known to younger viewers as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man trilogy.  Rest in peace, sir.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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9/11.  That says it all.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Saddened to hear Andy Whitfield, star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand lost his battle with cancer on Sunday.  He was only 39 years old.  ajb007/frown

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In high school I brought the movie Charly into social studies and we watched Cliff Robertson in his oscar winning role. My teacher was delighted since we were reading Flowers for Algernon at the time. I remember a few chuckles in class at a cleavage closeup. Ah, youth.

RIP Cliff Robertson. Awesome actor.

And I was also extremely saddened to hear of Andy Whitfield's death from Hodgins disease. To pass on just a few months before your 40th birthday makes one cry at the seeming injustice in this world. However the man faced it with dignity.

RIP Andy Whitfield. A searing performance as Spartacus.

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Apple founder Steve Jobs has died.  Why should you care?  Well, think of that next time you're playing "Angry Birds" on that iPhone of yours. . .  RIP to a great inventor/innovator.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Hardyboy wrote:

Apple founder Steve Jobs has died.  Why should you care?  Well, think of that next time you're playing "Angry Birds" on that iPhone of yours. . .  RIP to a great inventor/innovator.

No doubt his projects drove tech competition more than anyone else in recent years. He will be missed as I type from my Mac that has helped me share and live in the biggest and smallest of ways.

RIP Steve Jobs and thank you.

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Deeply Saddened by the death of Steve Jobs. I love all things Apple. I hope Apple can continue Jobs legacy of bringing us Innovative products. I also type this from my MacBook Pro, while listening to my iPod. In the market for an iPhone also and will probably buy an iPad soon. Yes, I'm a Apple junkie. R.I.P. Mr. Jobs, you will be missed!

Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope

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This is a really sad day. While I always thought that Steve Wozniak was something of an unsung hero of Apple, there is no denying that Steve Jobs was that kind of visionary who comes along once in a very long time. His design philosophies fundamentally changed the way we look at and use technology and even live our everyday lives. It is always a tragedy when someone with that kind of world-changing vision leaves us. R.I.P.

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