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    In his honor, they should retire the show.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2020
     
    Norm Crosby, king of malatropes, dead at 93 from heart failure
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2020
     
    Posted By: AngusDarth Vader

    Oh noooo!
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2020 edited
     
    David Cornwell (John leCarré)

    More books I can't look forward to any more.
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    Also the name of an undergrad physicist I knew at college. He taught me "box squared phi equals zero"
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2020
     
    One of the very best novelists in my time reading books. He kept it up so long I was always sure there would be another leCarré. I for one lament his passing.
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2020 edited
     
    So many great movies made from his novels, too. Practically defined the dark spy movie genre, as contrasted with the bright and swashbuckling Bonds.
    George Smiley. What an enduring character.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2020 edited
     
    Yes - and in his later books he turned to exposing skulduggery beyond politics: the wealthy, the drug companies, people smuggling, etc.
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    In case Trim has kicked the old bucket, here's a requiem for him
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lymc9Jj_E3U

    (and if he hasn't, he can enjoy it too).
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2021
     
    The opening tune is "The Maple Leaf Forever" which almost got to be our national song (actually was, for a time).
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2021
     
    I've emailed PJH about Trim and will pass on any news.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2021
     
    Thanks!
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2021
     
    According to PJH Trim is ok and should be back next week.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2021
     
    Oh, and a Happy New Year to you all from PJH
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    That's good. When I just now saw this thread had replies I got a crashy feeling in my stomach, didn't want to look. But now I feel better. Viva Trim!
    (and pjh too, anyhow)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2021
     
    Yay on both counts!
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    I figured that would stir things up
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2021
     
    And I spoke to Swissie who is well as well.