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(Oct.15.10) -

Infinities 1: Mandlebrot, 0  ---»


It does look like Benoit Mandelbrot has died. Can it be true? Just when he was getting into the deep stuff. Oh, I forgot: deep stuff can be infinitely deep. Goodbye…

(Apr.08.10) -

Malcolm McLaren Dead  ---»


The funeral tones of Big Ben are a little less in your face: Malcolm McLaren died today in Switzerland. His init obituary from the Times: 2:45 p.m. | Malcolm McLaren, the impresario, promoter and self-promoter who once claimed to have invented punk rock, and who assembled and managed the youthful, unruly members of the Sex […]

(Jan.28.10) -

JD Salinger Dead, Funeral on Rye  ---»


JD Salinger died today in Cornish, NH. “Pencey was full of crooks. Quite a few guys came from these wealthy families, but it was full of crooks anyway. The more expensive a school is, the more crooks it has – I’m not kidding.” – Holden Caulfield As regards possible events following his death, Salinger apparently […]

(Dec.15.09) -

Oral Roberts Died  ---»


From the times, looks like Oral Roberts has died, unstated when funeral will be: TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91. Roberts died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Calif., according […]

(Dec.25.08) -

Harold Pinter, Comedian of Menace, Dead at 78  ---»


Harold Pinter, the funereal, extremely prolific, and acerbic author of the most excellent “The Birthday Party” and a well known master of “comedy’s of menace”, died today. He wrote screenplays, including for the films The Handmaids Tale.. very sci-fi. He’s one of the successfully political playwrights of the 1980s, an impossible era to be political […]

(Dec.19.08) -

Watergate Deep Throat: Funeral tone taught us Presidents can be Dumb  ---»


W. Mark Felt, aka “Deepthroat” of the Watergate era, died at 95 today. One of the most famous anonymous – es in the world, he opened the door for many who feel that anonymity, while not optimal, is a neccessary evil when powerful, if wrong, people sit above you and control both the horizontal, and […]

(Dec.11.08) -

Betty (Bettie) Page Dead  ---»


Dead at 85: Bettie Page (DVDs ») Her first name was often misspelled. From her obituary: On the beach at Coney Island in 1950, she met Jerry Tibbs, a police officer and photographer, who assembled her first pinup portfolio. By 1951, the brother-sister photographers Irving and Paula Klaw, who ran a mail-order business in cheesecake, […]

(Nov.05.08) -

Michael Crichton, Died  ---»


What? Michael Crichton, died? Too many good people, science fiction and other authors, going off into the noosphere lately… there will be a private funeral…. too sad. He was one of the most prolific authors, and an exquisite talespinner. Michael Crichton, around the web: His families in memorium (site is down?) Families statement on his […]

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