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    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2018
     
    Posted By: thehard
    Posted By: loreman
    Posted By: thehard
    Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following story contains images and names of people who have died.


    The fact that this warning still exists is amazing.


    Why? Aboriginal Australians find depiction of deceased persons to be culturally offensive.


    That's exactly what I mean. It's amazing that they can manage to keep traditions like these in our times.


    It's taken pretty seriously here, as is the "welcome to country" and acknowledgement of the traditional owners at official functions, at least in the cities. They may have different practices out in the bush however.
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    Koko

    Age 46, peacefully, in her sleep.
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      CommentAuthorskeptical
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2018
     
    Harlan Ellison (84 years old)

    For me, one of the best short story writers in any genre.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2018
     
    He was very good.
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      CommentAuthorSwissie
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2018
     
    Good boy. The dog.
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    He was extremely prolific. Wrote a lot of TV scripts also. Some of his later work is weird just for the sake of weirdness though. 84-- that's a good run.
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    RIP indeed. A fine mind.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2018
     
    I grew up on the Dangerous Visions anthologies.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2018
     
    A friend of mine was killed in an avalanche in Pakistan last week, to pretty much no one's surprise. His hobbies were mountain climbing (as in Mt. Everest) and extreme skiing (usually after summiting).

    Within hours of his death, I was joking with one of his co-workers that he was off trying to get himself killed again.

    In remarks to the employees, the CEO of the company where he worked said "We all knew Christian wasn't going to die of old age."

    https://wapo.st/2lHszU2?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.a02badedf5f9
    https://www.geo.tv/latest/201439-two-british-mountaineers-stranded-on-hunza-valley-rescued-official
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2018
     
    Sorry you lost your mate Korkscrew
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      CommentAuthorGrowler
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorGrowler
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2018 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2018
     
    Aretha Franklin, 'queen of soul', dies aged 76

    Franklin is survived by her four sons. She gave birth to her first, Clarence, when she was 13, and her second, Edward, aged 14.
    WTF?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2018
     
    That must have been a long pregnancy and difficult birth.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2018
     
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    A groundbreaking neuroscientist, his research taught us that consciousness is not what it seems.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2018 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2018
     
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2018
     
    John McCain
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    Fucking glioblastoma.