The celebrity death thread Page 78

  • DanB24 14 Mar 2018 07:08:33 5,913 posts
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    I saw him in person once in town.
  • Rubbatiti 14 Mar 2018 07:31:20 26 posts
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    mal wrote:
    It's a sad loss to physics, but I can't say I'm not a little bit glad he's in a better place now. Can't have been fun stuck in that chair running windows xp all day.
    "Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free" Stephen Hawking
  • RandolphCarter 14 Mar 2018 07:45:50 746 posts
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    Now he dwells in the realm of eternal darkness. No sound, no light, no sensations, no feelings, no memories, no physics. The eternal void of oblivion. The Galaxy will continue to spin, the stars will continue to burn for billions of years more, the Universe will continue expanding, yet we are gone for ever upon death.

    I hate being an atheist at times.
  • tonyferrino 14 Mar 2018 07:57:38 292 posts
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    Or, as Krauss said, a star died billions of years ago to create the atoms we are all made of, so when we die our bodies go back to the source. Ironically quite spiritual for an atheist!

    In fact, here's the quote:

    Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.

    Edited by tonyferrino at 07:59:20 14-03-2018
  • superdelphinus 14 Mar 2018 08:02:29 9,812 posts
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    This thread doesn’t seem worthy for this one
  • DanB24 14 Mar 2018 09:00:36 5,913 posts
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    I kinda wish I'd say hello to him now but I didn't want to be rude.
  • ZuluHero 14 Mar 2018 09:06:29 6,420 posts
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    Really sad news, but an amazing life for someone who was supposed to die in their 20s. Great achievement in science, a real rock star, who seemed to have a real good sense of humour considering what must have been a terrible condition. Loved seeing him cameo in loads of my favourite shows, will really miss that. RIP.
  • thelzdking 14 Mar 2018 09:10:28 8,068 posts
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    Amazing he lived that long with MND, never mind the physics and all that - RIP.
  • Psiloc 14 Mar 2018 09:26:27 4,551 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    This thread doesn’t seem worthy for this one
  • mothercruncher 14 Mar 2018 09:37:16 14,958 posts
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    Yup: dude.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Mar 2018 09:39:18 14,291 posts
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    Yeah, this is one where the world is genuinely a worse place without him.
  • JoelStinty 14 Mar 2018 09:40:19 6,533 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    This thread doesn’t seem worthy for this one
    Pretty much this.
  • Mola_Ram 14 Mar 2018 09:49:47 17,940 posts
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    Yeah I was going to say, I don't remember Hawking being a presenter on some obscure 1980s British TV show. He didn't even invent the wind-up radio!

    RIP all the same. It was an impressive innings, given that he was given 2 years to live by doctors way back when.
  • Jono62 14 Mar 2018 10:39:36 20,086 posts
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    That's the NHS for you, always getting it wrong.

    Such sad news :(
  • Skirlasvoud 14 Mar 2018 11:05:30 3,757 posts
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    One of the few instances where I run into this thread, giving a damn.

    You just don’t expect it. He already outsmarted doctors by half a decade. You’d think a man that clever and being such an institute within physics, could outsmart death itself!

    Maybe he did and simply figured out the formula upon his passing.

    RIP mister Hawking.

    Edited by Skirlasvoud at 11:07:15 14-03-2018
  • FilthyAnimal 14 Mar 2018 11:12:30 415 posts
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    Maybe he scientifically figured out what actually came after life - whether it's some kind of cosmic experience or all-powerful deity - and decided that he couldn't wait to see it, or decided that humankind simply wasn't ready for it.

    A true genius, a true understander of humankind, lost to us. Sad news.
  • thelzdking 14 Mar 2018 11:16:30 8,068 posts
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    Probably didn't want to do another episode of The Big Bang Theory.
  • JamboWayOh 14 Mar 2018 11:19:23 7,657 posts
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    Indeed. When he talked people actually listened. Now we have a steady rise in dickheads trying pull us back to the dark ages with shit like flat earth theory.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Mar 2018 12:09:38 8,617 posts
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    Man, and they are so close to imaging a black hole for the first time, would have been nice if he could have seen that.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Mar 2018 12:29:22 8,617 posts
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    Also love this John Oliver interview, great to see the man smile.

    https://youtu.be/T8y5EXFMD4s
  • neilka 14 Mar 2018 12:36:59 21,411 posts
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    On Steak and a Blowjob Day as well. Can't be happy with that result.
  • Trowel 14 Mar 2018 13:11:03 22,029 posts
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    Jim Bowen has been given his bus fare home, aged 80 :(
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2018 13:12:34 22,559 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Jim Bowen has been given his bus fare home, aged 80 :(
    That’s neither super, smashing nor great :(
  • StarchildHypocrethes 14 Mar 2018 13:16:18 31,616 posts
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    It's not that grim up north.
  • thelzdking 14 Mar 2018 13:25:21 8,068 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Jim Bowen has been given his bus fare home, aged 80 :(
    That’s neither super, smashing nor great :(
    Hopefully he's got a speedboat, a caravan and a lovely set of nesting tables waiting for him on the other side :(
  • Alastair 14 Mar 2018 13:33:59 22,110 posts
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    And a Bully tankard with a set of darts.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2018 13:38:06 22,559 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Jim Bowen has been given his bus fare home, aged 80 :(
    That’s neither super, smashing nor great :(
    Hopefully he's got a speedboat, a caravan and a lovely set of nesting tables waiting for him on the other side :(
    ..and the “look at what you could have won” is the bad fire :)
  • JamboWayOh 14 Mar 2018 13:41:20 7,657 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Jim Bowen has been given his bus fare home, aged 80 :(
    That’s neither super, smashing nor great :(
    Hopefully he's got a speedboat, a caravan and a lovely set of nesting tables waiting for him on the other side :(
    If the 'other side' is a housing estate in Milton Keynes then he's been fucked over with that speedboat.
  • macmurphy 14 Mar 2018 13:47:35 3,080 posts
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    😂 when clear inland inbreds won a speedboat. Always made me smile. Or rather it does now. Back then I just creamed myself and thought ‘ohmygod ohmygod a speedboat’ before having another sip of pop and finishing off a pack of party rings.
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