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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:On Wednesday, at the age of 85, James Doohan died. This is undoubtably the greatest tragety since DeForset Kelley died.

ubbcrying


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

not that i watch star trek.....rolleyes


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StephenM


StephenM

member
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Total posts: 34
Posted:Peace out scotty.

You became the light on the dark side of me...

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)


enthusiast
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 456
Posted:It's sad, but I think characterizing it as "the greatest tragedy since DeForest Kelley died" is overblown...it's not even the greatest tragedy in the last two weeks (7/7 anyone?).

I'm sure that was written in a fit of Trek fannishness, and I'm sympathetic to that. It's the biggest Trek tragedy since DeForest Kelley died, but do let's be rational.


"If you didn't like something the first time, the cud won't be any good either." --Elsie the Cow, Ruminations

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StephenM


StephenM

member
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Total posts: 34
Posted:When someone close to you dies, and something else happens, you dont say "ah well that was worse so the death of said close person can be put in perspective". Have a heart man. One death is as bad as many.

You became the light on the dark side of me...

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I am sure he's been beamed to a better place.

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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FlameChild
SILVER Member since Jun 2002

FlameChild

Pyromantic
Location: Norway (Way way up North, on t...

Total posts: 136
Posted:Yeah, he's been beamed up, you know.. smile

-= I am the god of Hell-fire =-
-= And I bring you......fire =-

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:he's having his ashes rocketed into space

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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nucleon


nucleon

newbie
Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Total posts: 404
Posted:I heard that his ashes is going to be launched into space

so you think Im not a newbie? Ok I'll be the King of the newbies. Nucleon the king of all noobs

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:ok that was freaky

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:You two must be brain twins, did you swap lobes at some point?

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Written by: Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)

It's sad, but I think characterizing it as "the greatest tragedy since DeForest Kelley died" is overblown...it's not even the greatest tragedy in the last two weeks (7/7 anyone?).




Damn, that makes me cringe. "7/7", like it's not a proper tragedy until it's got a cool number.

I wonder why the Americans seem to think it's a bigger deal than we do. Probably cos they've forgotten how much American money bought the bombs that, throughout the '70's, 80's and 90's, helped us get accustomed to terrorist attacks.

Numberless ones.

Sorry, got a bit offtopic there. But it's half 3 in the morning, so I'm sure you'll forgive me.

RIP Scotty, and everyone who shares his death day.

devil


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:hug

Getting to the other side smile

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