Out of the Blue

My talk yesterday of winter boots seems to have inspired old man winter, as we have our first real snow of the season this morning. Real is relative, as the accumulation isn't much more than an inch, but this has been such a warm, dry winter it seems like a blizzard. That said, I'm not sure that I'll even have to shovel this, I think it will probably melt off on its own before I get around to it.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 18, 2016, 15:23
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2016, 15:23
Jan 18, 2016, 15:23
 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 13:32:
harlock wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 12:31:
harlock wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 20:19:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 17:39:
Why is cancer still a thing in 2016?

shouldnt you be asking God or Jesus that question?

anxiously awaiting your response, btw

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yep. thats what i thought!!


Maybe he was waiting for you to stop being an asshole?

Asinine questions deserve no response.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 15, 2016, 20:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2016, 20:05
Jan 15, 2016, 20:05
 
nin wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 13:32:
harlock wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 12:31:
harlock wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 20:19:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 17:39:
Why is cancer still a thing in 2016?

shouldnt you be asking God or Jesus that question?

anxiously awaiting your response, btw

...

...

...

yep. thats what i thought!!


Maybe he was waiting for you to stop being an asshole?


but everyone knows that will never happen, so i doubt it
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 15, 2016, 13:32
nin
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2016, 13:32
Jan 15, 2016, 13:32
 nin
 
harlock wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 12:31:
harlock wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 20:19:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 17:39:
Why is cancer still a thing in 2016?

shouldnt you be asking God or Jesus that question?

anxiously awaiting your response, btw

...

...

...

yep. thats what i thought!!


Maybe he was waiting for you to stop being an asshole?

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 15, 2016, 12:31
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2016, 12:31
Jan 15, 2016, 12:31
 
harlock wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 20:19:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 17:39:
Why is cancer still a thing in 2016?

shouldnt you be asking God or Jesus that question?

anxiously awaiting your response, btw

...

...

...

yep. thats what i thought!!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 15, 2016, 09:20
nin
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2016, 09:20
Jan 15, 2016, 09:20
 nin
 
Ecthelion wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 09:12:
But yeah, this sucks. Sadly I'm not as familiar with Bowie as I should be (I know his hit singles though), but Alan Rickman was one of my favorite actors.

Check out Bowie's "Reality", if you're looking to branch out. It's one of his more recent albums, and just about every track is great (some sounding wildly different than others).

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 15, 2016, 09:12
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Jan 15, 2016, 09:12
 
Retired wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 21:15:
Retired wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:02:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 10:51:
Death seems to come in threes. This year we had Lemmy and Bowie for musicians and for actors we had Rickman and Brian Bedford. We have one more to go in each category.

I will submit that Ben Stiller and Niki Manaj be sacrificed.

OK FINE!

I'll throw in PewDiePie as a bonus.....
Now that one I agree with. The other two seem like strange choices, since their best years are behind them (Ben is just old, and Nicki probably doesn't have many years left since the music industry favors younger women with a few exceptions, and she has certainly used her "assets" to her advantage).

But yeah, this sucks. Sadly I'm not as familiar with Bowie as I should be (I know his hit singles though), but Alan Rickman was one of my favorite actors.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 21:15
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Jan 14, 2016, 21:15
 
Retired wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:02:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 10:51:
Death seems to come in threes. This year we had Lemmy and Bowie for musicians and for actors we had Rickman and Brian Bedford. We have one more to go in each category.

I will submit that Ben Stiller and Niki Manaj be sacrificed.

OK FINE!

I'll throw in PewDiePie as a bonus.....
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 20:19
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Jan 14, 2016, 20:19
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 17:39:
Why is cancer still a thing in 2016?

shouldnt you be asking God or Jesus that question?

anxiously awaiting your response, btw
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 18:22
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Jan 14, 2016, 18:22
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:07:
2016: the year of the dead and the dying. Holy shit.

If things keep up this way Blue might have to make RIP its own section.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 18:18
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Jan 14, 2016, 18:18
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 17:18:
Verno wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 15:26:
The only enjoyable part of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was Rickman chewing the scenery. Loved him in Die Hard as well.


loved his approach - at first glance typically british, upper crust snob. but then you see his fiery intelligence, his intense sarcasm, and above all his fearless self-deprecation.

i think his role that i enjoyed the most was as metatron in Dogma.
Beautifully put. He was so watchable in anything he was in.

He was my fav char in the HP movies. I loved the way he sneered "Mister Potter". I even dressed up as him for Halloween one year.

RIP
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 17:39
Kxmode
 
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Jan 14, 2016, 17:39
 Kxmode
 
Why is cancer still a thing in 2016?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 17:19
Cutter
 
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Jan 14, 2016, 17:19
 Cutter
 
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 17:18
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Jan 14, 2016, 17:18
 
Verno wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 15:26:
The only enjoyable part of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was Rickman chewing the scenery. Loved him in Die Hard as well.


loved his approach - at first glance typically british, upper crust snob. but then you see his fiery intelligence, his intense sarcasm, and above all his fearless self-deprecation.

i think his role that i enjoyed the most was as metatron in Dogma.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 15:26
Verno
 
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Jan 14, 2016, 15:26
 Verno
 
The only enjoyable part of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was Rickman chewing the scenery. Loved him in Die Hard as well.

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Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins
Jan 14, 2016, 14:44
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Ugh. I loved Rickman. RIP.
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins
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NKD wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:04:
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 10:21:

Shit I forgot he was in that. That's going to hurt the chances of the oft-rumored sequel coming to fruition. Damn.

That's literally the last movie I saw him in, oddly enough. Talented actor but he seemed to mostly end up in films I had no interest in.
Thats almost the exacvt opposite to me, he ended up in movies I liked. You always knew you would get a good performance from him. RIP

Oh, and call off christmas!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 14, 2016, 13:44
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Jan 14, 2016, 13:44
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:07:
2016: the year of the dead and the dying. Holy shit.

And it's still January. Fuck.
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Jan 14, 2016, 13:42
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Devinoch wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 13:34:
personman145 wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:02:
BTW Lemmy, David, Alan, it was all cancer.

FUCK cancer.

Indeed. Fuck cancer, fuck this fucking disease. Alan Rickman was one of my favorite actors of all time. Heck, I always thought he would have been the perfect Ankh-Morpork's Vetinari if he had been given the part.
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Jan 14, 2016, 13:34
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Jan 14, 2016, 13:34
 
personman145 wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:02:
BTW Lemmy, David, Alan, it was all cancer.

FUCK cancer.
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Jan 14, 2016, 13:02
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Jan 14, 2016, 13:02
 Ant
 
Wow, another death at 69 with cancer. We're only on the 14th day of the year!
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