Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Iain Aschendale, Dec 19, 2016.
Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, has just breached a barrier traversed by many.
He was regarded by many in the aviation business as a man who could fly anything. He even flew a hang glider once or twice. This may sound trivial, but you have to remember that in a hang glider, all the controls are reversed. When I was a hang gliding instructor, I had to drum that into the heads of the airplane pilots I taught. "The control bar [the part of the hang glider that the pilot grasps] is not the stick. You are the stick. To speed up or dive, you move forward. For a left turn, you move left." But Yeager was immediately comfortable with the setup.
There's an old saying in aviation: "There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there are no old, bold pilots. Except Chuck Yeager."
Country musician Charley Pride, dead at 86 (of Covid).
So that's two great country singers we've lost to COVID-19 now. I'm afraid there will be more.
John LeCarre, the finest writer of spy thrillers ever (IMO) has passed.
He had a really, really, really good run.
Dame Barbara Windsor passed away last week Thursday, age 83.
NB: For those not familiar with who she was, she acted the 'saucy blond' in the Carry On franchise movies.
Did no one notice the original Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, died?
I did, but I had no idea who Boba Fett was.
Leslie West died yesterday at 75.
Leslie West is the big guy with the guitar.
George Blake died yesterday in Moscow.
Putin praised him.
He was 98.
Best, Dame, Ever.
RIP MF DOOM.
Adobe Flash is finally dead.
I can't think of anything more fitting (well, I could, but not for this forum) to die with that rotten year. 2020 is finally hindsight.
Yep, I guess it's good riddance to it, and to last year.
Tanya Roberts has passed.
has she really passed this time? - yesterday her agent was saying that rumors of her demise were much exaggerated
Yeah, from the article:
It all seems such a shame, the confusion at the end of her life. At least she didn't know anything about it.
From a UTI? Jesus!
Curse of That 70s Show? The actress who played Topher Grace's sister died of an overdose awhile ago. I suppose it's too much to ask if they take Ashton Kutcher next?
And the reason Tanya Roberts suddenly left the show was her husband was terminally ill with cancer. And goddamn Netflix dropped it with no warning just when I was getting midway through the fifth or so season, but that's neither here nor there anymore. She was the picture of hotness for a long, long time, rest well.
Does anyone else spend most of their time browsing this thread with their eyebrows frown and a voice in their head going,”Who the fuck’s he/she??”
Sometimes I do; can't know who everyone is, that's for sure.
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