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The Morgue 2012

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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby ChewDawg » 05 Mar 2012, 02:48

The person who designed many Star Wars characters, including Chewy.

Ralph McQuarrie, the man credited with bringing director George Lucas' vision for "Star Wars" to the big screen, has died at the age of 82.

McQuarrie's conceptual designs were the basis for some of the trilogy's iconic characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO.


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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby Tigerman » 08 Mar 2012, 21:49

Kea wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/monkees-singer-davy-jones-dies-180751406--abc-news.html
Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies :( :( RIP Davy
Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, died this morning after suffering a heart attack...


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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby Satellite TV » 08 Mar 2012, 22:15

Top five regrets of the dying

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. "When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently," she says, "common themes surfaced again and again."

Here are the top five regrets of the dying, as witnessed by Ware:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
"This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it."

2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
"This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence."

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
"Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result."

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
"Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying."

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
"This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again."
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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby tomthorne » 08 Mar 2012, 22:20

I prefer Betjeman's "I wish I'd had more sex."
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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby Impaler » 09 Mar 2012, 06:54

Noted Austin, TX crossdresser Leslie Cochran.

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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby zender » 01 Apr 2012, 09:31

Earl Scruggs, the Babe Ruth o' the Banjo!

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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby Impaler » 06 Apr 2012, 07:09

Ferdinand Porsche, designer of the Porsche model 911.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-0 ... ed-76.html
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Re: The Morgue 2012

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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby ChewDawg » 09 Apr 2012, 00:48

Mike Wallace at 93

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make “60 Minutes” the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93.


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Re: The Morgue 2012

Postby Impaler » 10 Apr 2012, 05:06

Thomas Kincade, noted American kitsch painter. Millions of dried-up old prunes will now have to buy more Precious Moments figurines.

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