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missladyj
His death has really devastated me. I am glad I got to see him speak at a book fair when I was in high school. He was hilarious. I am going to re read all of his books that I have ( which is quite a few) . I am starting with Breakfast of Champions.

It will be a different world without him in it.
kelkello
Miss LadyJ, I know what you mean. When I read of his death, I felt like someone punched me in the stomach. The world has lost its moral compass.
mouse
hi ho.
auralpoison
So Jerry Falwell died. Just sayin'. Finally TinkyWinky is safe.
sixelacat
Awwww. Now if only Fred Phelps would take the hint....
Divala
Apparently Phelps and his group are going to pickett the funeral because JF just didn't hate gays enough. I just heard it on the radio this morning.
pinkpoodle
"Finally TinkyWinky is safe." Bwahahahaha!!!

That's so effed up about Fred Phelps. What a fucker.
raisingirl
RIP, Charles Nelson Reilly. Whenever I was home from school and sick, you made my day a little bit better when I saw you on Match Game. (And remember that Dead Milkmen song that mentioned him?!)

mouse
RIP tammy faye, only televangelist christian to actually employ the golden rule. if there is a heaven, you're definitely there, and all the gay angels are having a party in your honor.

everyone else: go rent "the eyes of tammy faye" in memoriam (if you need encouraging, it's narrated by rupaul and sock puppets)
LustfullyPink
Harry Potter spoilers!

RIP
James Potter
Lily Potter
Sirius Black
Albus Dumbledore
Hedwig Owl
Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody
Dobby the House Elf
Fred Weasley
Remus J. Lupin
'Dora Tonks-Lupin
Severus Snape

And all others who died in the war protecting what the believed in.
girltrouble
i'm with you, mouse. being queer, most of my path has lead me to reject the hypocracy of christianity, but here was tammy faye, gaudy as possible, but so full of unconditional love, it was a gravitational force. she didn't care who you loved, didn't care if you were a drag queen or a leather daddy, didn't care how many piercings, or tattoos you had, but just wanted to show you a glimpse of pure love. is it no wonder she was so loved by the lgbtq community, and christians who actually believed in living their faith ? people like that, like her, are a rare thing on this planet, and the worst part about her leaving us is that there is a little less love in the world.

tammy faye messner, rest in piece. you will be missed, and remembered warmly.
stargazer
gt, we shouldn't forget that tammy also did a show with jim j. bullock. man, what drugs were the people on that thought of that show. i will miss tammy faye.
mouse
yeah, and she was one of the first people to publicly support aids research and reach out to aids sufferers back when it was even more stigmatized than it is today and people wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.
mouse
also, DAMN, lustfully--that many, really? so she basically kills off ALL the characters?
greenbean
I'm so sad about Tammy Faye! Especially because she had to suffer so greatly with cancer.

I admit, I grew up thinking she was a creep and hypocrite like so many of Evangelists. Then I found out John Waters was a fan/friend of hers I learned more about her and saw that in fact, she is a beautiful example of a human being.
pollystyrene
Tom Snyder passed away yesterday at the age of 71 from leukemia.

Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air.
herculesgirl
I loved Tom Snyder. He seemed like such a clueless goof, but he was way ahead of his time. Is anyone here old enough to remember when he was on after Johnny Carson? Remember those bizarre "Coffee Achiever" commercials? Wow. I'll never forget the time Tom had Meatloaf on his show, and spent the entire interview calling him "Mr. Meatball". Oh Tom, you were made of win. Rest in peace.

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princess_dander
Awww Girltrouble, that was so sweet about Tammy Faye!
faerietails2
Ingmar Bergman sad.gif
pollystyrene
Hilly Kristal, owner of CBGB's, died at the age of 75 yesterday.

nickclick
i finally got to CBGBs before it closed last winter, saw a couple of whoever ska bands, but so glad i did. i've been to plenty of rock clubs in my day, but you could just feel the awesomeness ooze out of the filthy walls of that place.

my friend and former coworker used to play bass in a band called Steel Tips in the late 70s/early 80s in the NYC area, often at CBGBs, and often opening for the Dead Boys. in fact a recent DVD titled Dead Boys at CBGBs or something like that has an extra feature with Steel Tips. the lead singer is over 6 feet tall and dressed in leather biker garb. a tiny woman (who went on to work for IBM and is married to the drummer, who went on to create a popular comic strip) is dressed as a Catholic school girl with pigtails and hopping around. and another guy is setting himself on fire. their popular single was 'Crazy Baby' where they basically grind guitars and scream that phrase repeatedly.

if i were born about 15 years earlier, CBGBs is soooooo where i woulda been hanging out.
zoya
Luciano Pavarotti died today from pancreatic cancer. The world has lost an amazing voice, and someone who was probably a lot of peoples' introduction to anything even having to do with Opera...
tommynomad
Pavarotti dying totally sucks. He lived like a rock star, with the voice of a real angel: the scary, warriors-of-heaven kind.

RIP Luce: I didn't like your music, but I'll definitely miss you.
roseviolet
I'm saddened to know that Pavoratti's voice has been silenced forever. His singing gave me goosebumps more often than any other singer ... especially when he sang Nessum Dorma. Phenomenal!
chachaheels
The poor man. I will miss his lovely voice too. Pavarotti's voice was like no other singer's alive, really beautiful and ringing.
RoseV, his Nessun Dormi is probably one of the most moving recordings of that aria anyone's ever heard. No one can hear that and not shiver.
zillahgirl
Madeleine L'Engle died yesterday.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA...p;rid=132399408

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mouse
i learned about mitochondria in 4th grade thanks to her
pollystyrene
Jane Wyman died.
raisingirl
I'm sad about Brett Somers dying. She was so funny in this deliciously wicked sort of way. I always thought she'd be a cool aunt to have. Two people from the Match Game dying this year is two too many. Le sigh!
mr_falljackets
Concur re: Brett Somers. I used to watch Match Game every day after school. She was the only truly hip panel member on the show. Charles Nelson Reilly was bit of a fop. Okay, more than a bit. Dawson was just flat-out creepy, like you'd expect him to have old, grainy 8mm homemade animal porn stashed in a storage unit somewhere. McLean Stevenson tied his leisure suits down with checkered cravats. She seemed like the sane one of the bunch.
roseviolet
Alice Ghostley has died. She wasn't a terribly famous actress, but she had a long career, appearing on Broadway and in movies like "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Grease". I loved watching her as Bernice on "Designing Women".
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/22/g...t.ap/index.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na8cdDbhjNE
culturehandy
Damn, I remember her from designing women!

Robert Jordan of The Wheel of Time fame died, while writing the last book in the series.
bunnyb
I saw the news about Robert Jordan through the week; the boy and my friend Damnit are very disappointed but the boy said that at least this way there will be no more books to wait inordinate lengths of time for (yes, irreverant, I know).
sixelacat
I don't know how I missed this earlier this week, but Marcel Marceau died last Saturday. I really liked him when I was in grade school.
raisingirl
I used to watch Match Game after school, too! Sigh. Memories. Betty White was pretty funny, too, when she was on. Good times. *wipes tear from eye*
zoya
Edited - I found out the thing that I'd posted was indeed a hoax
bunnyb
Madeleine L'Engle (the author of A Wrinkle in Time) died.
sixelacat
Deborah Kerr died yesterday. I loved her opposite Yule Brenner in The King and I, and Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember. She was an amazing actress.
bunnyb
I adore An Affair to Remember.
yuefie
Me too, bunny. sad.gif
sixelacat
Ah, bunny just likes her 'cause she's Scottish! wink.gif

Think I'll have a little Kerr film fest this weekend: An Affair, King and I, and the original Casino Royale (she was a Bond girl!). But not From Here to Eternity...Burt Lancaster is just creepy as anything but a bad guy.
auralpoison
The Fabulous Moolah! One of the greats of wrestling. She will be missed.
faerietails2
and Norman Mailer
faerietails2
oops. sorry.
auralpoison
Oh, & I forgot about Robert Goulet. I've been eating those nuts to keep him from messing with my stuff, now he's dead. Perhaps his ghost will return to mess with my stuff one last time.
sixelacat
*snort* Now I can't get the image of Bob Goulet on my ceiling out of my mind.
crazyoldcatlady
i think this is a complete underrepresentation of Goulet's talents, but the things I remember him from (and miss) are those damn nut commercials and the opening scene in the Bill Murray movie Scrooged.
missladyj
I for one am glad that Norman Mailer, woman hater extrodinaire is dead. what a jagoff.
raisingirl
But he gave us the word fug!
jami
Porter Wagoner, too people. mom was a huge country fan. (the older country stuff) she still wants 'green green grass of home' (Wagoner's) and 'silver wings' (Haggard's) at her funeral.
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