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Old 13th May 2020, 11:51 AM   #121
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‘Pokemon’ Voice Actress Kumiko Okae Dies from COVID-19
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Old 23rd May 2020, 03:13 AM   #122
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Minor update: Michael Rosen still in hospital, but has left intensive care (via Twitter).
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Old 23rd May 2020, 04:39 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
You're right, 3 bars of 3/4 followed by one bar of 4/4....

...or one measure of 6/8 followed by another of 7/8...

... it's in 13/4 if you want to think of it that way

Either way it's not easy to dance to, or play.

The ‘triplet’ bits are very like the 6/8 feel that Mingus used on things like “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” or “Better Git It In Your Soul”.
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Georgetown men's basketball head coach, ex-New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing has it.
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Old 24th May 2020, 03:06 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
You're right, 3 bars of 3/4 followed by one bar of 4/4....

...or one measure of 6/8 followed by another of 7/8....

... it's in 13/4 if you want to think of it that way

Either way it's not easy to dance to, or play.
Here's Golden Brown, done by Dave Brubeck.

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Old 6th June 2020, 10:06 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by commandlinegamer View Post
Michael Rosen, English (children's) novelist, poet, TV presenter. Poorly, but stable, as of yesterday.
He is on the mend, at last.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...19-coronavirus
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Old 9th June 2020, 09:32 PM   #127
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Burundi president, Pierre Nkurunziza, started feeling sick on Saturday, seemed to improve but had a sudden cardiac arrest on Monday and died.
Rumor has it the virus got him.
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Old 18th June 2020, 04:15 PM   #128
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A famous rapist has died in Brazil from Covid-19...


Paulinho Paiakan: Amazon indigenous chief dies with coronavirus

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One of the best-known indigenous defenders of the Amazon rainforest has died with coronavirus in Brazil, where the disease continues its rapid spread.

Paulinho Paiakan, chief of the Kayapó people, came to international attention in the 1980s in the fight against Belo Monte, one of the world's largest dams.

He was around 65. In 1998, he was convicted of the rape of an 18-year-old, a case that hurt his reputation.

Covid-19 has hit Brazil's vulnerable indigenous communities hard.

The country is among the world's worst affected, and the outbreak is believed to be weeks away from its peak. Brazil has the second-highest numbers of infections - over 955,000 - and deaths, more than 46,500, after the US.

Paiakan was one of the most important indigenous voices during Brazil's return to democracy in the 1980s, and helped lead the campaign for the creation of large indigenous reserves in the Amazon.

Alongside Kayapó chief Raoni and musician Sting, he brought attention to the impact of the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingu river, in the Amazon. After many hurdles, a modified project was eventually built, and operation started in 2016.

He also fought to expel illegal miners and loggers from indigenous areas.

But his image was stained in 1992, after a student accused him of rape, a case that had worldwide repercussions. His allies argued the claim was fabricated to tarnish Paiakan's reputation and to silence him.

After a long legal process, he was sentenced to six years in jail in 1998, but served only part of it under house arrest on his indigenous reserve in the northern state of Pará. His wife was found guilty of assisting him in the attack.

Reacting to his death on Wednesday at a hospital in Pará, the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples' Association (Apib) described Paiakan as a "father, leader and warrior" for indigenous peoples and the environment...
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Old 21st June 2020, 11:32 AM   #129
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Celebrities With Covid-19: Updated Full List

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D.L. Hughley just recently collapsed on stage and was determined to have the virus even though he was asymptomatic. He apparently had had a very busy week working and traveling just before that.
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Celebrities With Covid-19: Updated Full List

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Wow! Some those even I have heard of. Maybe 20 or so. How can they be celebrities if I don’t know of them.
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Old 21st June 2020, 02:07 PM   #132
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Wow! Some those even I have heard of. Maybe 20 or so. How can they be celebrities if I don’t know of them.
You do know that the world is bigger than Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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You do know that the world is bigger than Sydney, Nova Scotia.
No, it is not.
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Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19, alongside his wife, three other players and two trainers, following his unsanctioned tennis tournament that had to be abandoned just before the final.

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Djokovic expressed regret and sympathy but little contrition in a prepared statement. He was clearly upset that his close friend, Viktor Troicki, and the Serb’s pregnant wife, along with Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric – who played each other on Saturday - as well as Dimitrov’s coach and his own fitness trainer had also tested positive.

There are now genuine concerns that the rescheduled major tournaments – in New York in August and at Roland Garros at the end of September – could be postponed or even cancelled; many players, especially from Europe, South America and Asia, will be reluctant to risk their health travelling into suspect environments after these disturbing developments.

Most of the other players on the Adria Tour had tests in the team hotel in Zadar on Sunday night, and there have been no positive test results from there so far. However, Djokovic declined to take a test at that time, because he said he “he did not feel any symptoms”
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Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19, alongside his wife, three other players and two trainers, following his unsanctioned tennis tournament that had to be abandoned just before the final.
Obviously I don't wish the virus or any illness on anybody. But sometimes, antivaxxer and 5G CT proponents such as Djoko and his wife do get their just desserts. What was he (and the other players who took part in the Adria tournament) thinking?

Wiki now has a page for famous folk dead from Covid-19: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ue_to_COVID-19
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Not quite a household name, but...

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Herman Cain has been Cained!

Herman Cain hospitalized for coronavirus after attending Trump rally (MarketWatch, July 2, 2020)

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Who is Herman Cain? (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 28, 2011)

@THEHermanCain: Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP! (Twitter, July 1, 2020)
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Old 30th July 2020, 02:16 PM   #139
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And Herman Cain gone.
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As reported in the Timeless Thread, Formula One driver Sergio Perez has tested positive.
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For some reason, someone deleted this one from Twitter.

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Old 10th August 2020, 08:28 AM   #142
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I mentioned in another thread, but Jordan Peterson has it.
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I mentioned in another thread, but Jordan Peterson has it.
Peterson not having a great year. Maybe he should try cleaning his room.
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Trini Lopez has died due to Covid-19 complications.

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Wiki now has a page for famous folk dead from Covid-19: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ue_to_COVID-19
I just went through that list - there appears to be a little over 1000 names on it.

Only 67 of them were under 60, 13 under 50 and only 2 aged 30 or under.
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I posted this earlier in the Biden pick thread - WWF and E fans might remember the Ugandan Giant, Kamala.

Actually originally from Mississippi, James ‘Kamala’ Harris died on 9 August having tested positive for Covid. He had previously had severe complications from diabetes resulting in both of his legs being amputated below the knee.

https://www.f4wonline.com/news/james...-age-70-317231
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I posted this earlier in the Biden pick thread - WWF and E fans might remember the Ugandan Giant, Kamala.

Actually originally from Mississippi, James ‘Kamala’ Harris died on 9 August having tested positive for Covid. He had previously had severe complications from diabetes resulting in both of his legs being amputated below the knee.

https://www.f4wonline.com/news/james...-age-70-317231
What an odd name coincidence.
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I just went through that list - there appears to be a little over 1000 names on it.

Only 67 of them were under 60, 13 under 50 and only 2 aged 30 or under.
Well that makes it ok, then!
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Well that makes it ok, then!
A rather odd response, IMO. Is that your own opinion, or did someone else suggest that it is ok?
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A rather odd response, IMO. Is that your own opinion, or did someone else suggest that it is ok?
What else was the point of the post, then, if not to diminish the significance of the deaths by noting that those that died were predominately over the age of 60?
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Well that makes it ok, then!
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
A rather odd response, IMO. Is that your own opinion, or did someone else suggest that it is ok?
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What else was the point of the post, then, if not to diminish the significance of the deaths by noting that those that died were predominately over the age of 60?
The point could be mere information. Or it could refer to the relative “fame” of those people among different generations. Or it could indicate that the age range of deaths among “famous” people is similar to that in the population at large.

Or it could be, as you suggest, an attempt to diminish the significance of the deaths of “famous” people. As you believe that is the case would you personally consider the deaths of “famous” people to be of more, less, or equal significance compared to all COVID-19 deaths?
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Well that makes it ok, then!
Glad I could help.

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What else was the point of the post, then, if not to diminish the significance of the deaths by noting that those that died were predominately over the age of 60?
I love the way people here read things that don't exist into a simple, factual post. Damn shame Randi's mio isn't up any more, there are quite a few people could try out their clairvoyance skills on my posts.

Early in the pandemic I was accused of wanting to see mass deaths because I was posting a lot of factual information in the vacuum that existed at that stage.

At least it's moved on to only wanting the old to die.
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Trini Lopez has died due to Covid-19 complications.
I'm going to wear a Dirty Dozen style watch in his honor. Thanks.
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Glad I could help.



I love the way people here read things that don't exist into a simple, factual post. Damn shame Randi's mio isn't up any more, there are quite a few people could try out their clairvoyance skills on my posts.

Early in the pandemic I was accused of wanting to see mass deaths because I was posting a lot of factual information in the vacuum that existed at that stage.

At least it's moved on to only wanting the old to die.
Ghoul!

In another 4 or 5 months you will be wanting no one to die. Wonder what your detractors will do then.
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I just went through that list - there appears to be a little over 1000 names on it.

Only 67 of them were under 60, 13 under 50 and only 2 aged 30 or under.
Interesting, though of course the age profile of famous people is probably skewed towards the upper end.
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Interesting, though of course the age profile of famous people is probably skewed towards the upper end.
Maybe, although there are lots and lots of young celebrities, so I wouldn't be betting on it.

It seems to fit what we know from the wider population as well. There's no question over 60, and more so over 70, is where the high death rates happen.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/c....htm#AgeAndSex
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Old 13th August 2020, 05:51 AM   #158
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
Maybe, although there are lots and lots of young celebrities, so I wouldn't be betting on it.

It seems to fit what we know from the wider population as well. There's no question over 60, and more so over 70, is where the high death rates happen.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/c....htm#AgeAndSex
Old farts like me have a lot of trouble recognizing young celebrities. Not uncommon for my 18 yo daughter to start talking about musicians I have never heard of. I have become my parents.
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Old farts like me have a lot of trouble recognizing young celebrities. Not uncommon for my 18 yo daughter to start talking about musicians I have never heard of. I have become my parents.

Your parents thought the music you listened to was "noise" though, and you thought theirs was lame and boring. For the most part, that has completely changed.
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