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  1. From the linked article: "Rémy Julienne was one of the world's best-known stuntmen, devising the crashes, crunches and collisions of more than 1,400 films. In many he himself appeared, anonymously of course. But over a 50-year career he was the body double who took the danger shots for a host of stars including Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Charles Bronson, Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo. In wig and appropriate clothing he also took on the form of Sophia Loren, Carole Bouquet and Gina Lollobrigida. He has died in France aged 90 of coronavirus." https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55765555
  2. A touching article about how the surviving members of the 1960s era Green Bay Packers have been affected by the deaths of their teammates over the last few years. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/sports/football/green-bay-packers-1965.html?action=click&block=more_in_recirc&impression_id=f74c1500-5cd5-11eb-853d-25585acb7a76&index=0&pgtype=Article&region=footer
  3. Thailand has sentenced a woman to 43 years in prison for posting audio clips critical of the monarchy. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55723470
  4. From the linked article: "Gen. Nikolai T. Antoshkin, the commander of a perilous helicopter firefighting operation in which he and other pilots braved radiation exposure to contain the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, died on Sunday. He was 78." I'm old enough to remember the Chernobyl disaster, but I don't recall there being much coverage of the containment efforts. It's incredible that he lived as long as he did. Fuck Covid. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/world/europe/russia-antoshkin-chernobyl-obituary.html?action=click&block=associated_collection_recirc&impression_id=ae1fddb1-5903-11eb-aed4-9718c94c437d&index=1&pgtype=Article&region=footer
  5. I posted this in another thread, but since several of you have posted about him, I thought you might enjoy this interview: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/arts/dance/mads-mikkelsen-another-round.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage
  6. Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but here's an interesting interview with Mads Mikkelsen: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/arts/dance/mads-mikkelsen-another-round.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage
  7. Ted Lumpkin, one of the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airmen, died last month from Covid. He was just shy of his 101st birthday. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/obituaries/ted-lumpkin-dead-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
  8. Nancye Radmin has died at the age of 82 I had not heard of her, nor could I have afforded to shop in her stores, but I owe her a huge debt. I remember the nasty looks and rude treatment I got when attempting to shop for clothes in the boutiques in Greenwich Village back in the 70s. It's thanks to Nancye Radmin that I was eventually able to buy clothes not made of nasty fabrics and designed by Omar the Tentmaker. Many thanks and RIP Ms. Radmin. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/25/fashion/nancye-radmin-dead.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
  9. Chad Stuart, half of the duo Chad and Jeremy, has died (it was not covid-19). He was 79. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55421963
  10. Regarding the bolded bit above: you have not had to read some of the things my students have written! Since I am not sure if they bother to read anything at all, I think they are getting their information from movies, tv shows, and YouTube. Sigh.
  11. Yet another reason to love Dolly Parton! https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/11/entertainment/dolly-parton-saves-costar-trnd/index.html From the article: Parton, who stars in the new Netflix holiday movie, "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square," reportedly saved 9-year-old costar, Talia Hill, by pulling her away from the path of an oncoming vehicle.
  12. Can anyone translate that into English? I think it might mean that cars and/or trucks and/or horse-drawn buggies are being used to harass, or possibly threaten, people who are on the other side of a barrier, but it's really not clear.
  13. Thanks for the link. Quite the eye-opener (though, honestly, I knew almost nothing about him before his death brought him to my attention). The first paragraph of the article, however, makes me want to scream -- "have all went into overdrive"?!?! Does no one understand grammar anymore? Have all of the copy editors been fired? 🤬
  14. According to the New York Times, he was visiting his family in Connecticut and the fire occurred there, not in his trailer (unless he drove the trailer to Connecticut?). House or trailer, it's horrifying. More details are available from The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/tony-hsieh-dead/2020/11/28/9669a22a-3197-11eb-bae0-50bb17126614_story.html😞 Mr. Hsieh was reported injured in a house fire on Nov. 18 while visiting family members in New London, Conn. New London Fire Chief Thomas Curcio told the Day newspaper in Connecticut that firefighters rescued a victim trapped in a waterfront house. The victim, not specifically identified as Mr. Hsieh, was flown by helicopter to the burn unit of a hospital in Bridgeport, Conn. (Sorry about the emoji -- it's supposed to be a normal parenthesis with a normal colon!)
  15. I was going to post the BBC obituary, but didn't want to come off as a ghoul, with two posts back-to-back. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26924906
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