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Kofi Annan on any lists?
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Paul Theroux, Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998),  pp. 278-9.

There was a story I never asked Vidia to verify -- didn't dare ask, because I wanted it to be true. If it was not true, it ought to have been.

Ved Mehta is a distinguished Indian writer. [...] Ved Mehta is also famously blind. A certain New Yorker doubted his blindness. Seeing Mehta at a New York party, speaking to a group of attentive people, holding court, the man decided to test it. He had always been skeptical that Mehta was totally blind, since in his writing he minutely described people's faces and wrote about the nuances of color and texture with elaborate subtlety, making precise distinctions.

The man crept over to where Mehta was sitting, and as the writer continued to speak, the doubting man began making faces at him. He leaned over and waved his hands at Ved Mehta's eyes. He thumbed his nose at Ved Mehta. He wagged his fingers in Ved Mehta's face.

Still, Mehta went on speaking, calmly and in perfectly enunciated sentences, never faltering in his expansive monologue.

The man made a last attempt: he put his own face a foot away and stuck his tongue out. But Mehta spoke without a pause, as if the man did not exist.

Realizing how wrong he had been, the man felt uncomfortable and wanted to go home. Leaving the party, he said to the hostess, "I had always thought Ved Mehta was faking his blindness, or at least exaggerating. I am now convinced that Ved Mehta is blind."

"That's not Ved Mehta," the hostess said. "It's V. S. Naipaul."


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Lance Thompson? Anyone got Lance Thompson? I didn't think so.
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Lance Thompson update: Police saying no evidence of self harm more likely his shock death is a medical episode. Very sad. @tendailyau @TenNewsSydney

He was a Type 1 diabetic. Maybe connected.
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RIP in Lance, very very sad, way too young. Terrible.



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John McCain has lost his battle.

He was 81, He is survived by not only his children but his Mother as well. 




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Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

John McCain has lost his battle.

He was 81, He is survived by not only his children but his Mother as well. 




Is that the American pollie, who was a POW in Vietnam ?
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

John McCain has lost his battle.

He was 81, He is survived by not only his children but his Mother as well. 




Is that the American pollie, who was a POW in Vietnam ?

Correctamundo. 


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American playwright Neil Simon 91
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Many will recall Robin Leach too, the host from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, who died last Friday. 
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Charlotte Rae another well known face to many from Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life died a few weeks ago. 
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R.I.P Mirka Mora
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Burt Reynolds 82 from a heart attack at home RIP
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Burt Reynolds 82 from a heart attack at home RIP
RIP Burt - i was a big fan of the Smoky and the bandit movies when i was a youngster
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Didn't catch Deliverance?
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Originally posted by marble marble wrote:

Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

Burt Reynolds 82 from a heart attack at home RIP

RIP Burt - i was a big fan of the Smoky and the bandit movies when i was a youngster


When you were a youngster....

My fav movie. You know you have made a good comedy, when you watch it 100 times and it still makes you laugh.

Cannonball Run was a crack up as well.

Glad he had some success later in life, and I would also like to add my condolences!   
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R I P you good ole boy.  
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Did anybody have a MacDonald Miller ?


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R.I.P Burt. To paraphrase a line from one of your later films - You were a big, big STAR. 
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No points for over 80 year old picks.Thumbs Down
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Enjoyed watching Smokey 1 and 2 last night.
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Just saw Bill Daily, Major Healy from I Dream Of Jeannie, has passed on.
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91 years old A good innings, and a happy life according to his son..
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I know we have a lot of Days Of Our Lives fans on here so just want to post Frank Parker, who played the patriarch Shawn Brady has passed at 79.
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Bob Jane dead at 88
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Marty Balin, frontman for 60's band Jefferson Airplane has passed, aged 76.
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Cavanaugh in palliative care, but expected to recover with Republican Life Support. 
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... any reports of Eddie necking himself yet?Tongue
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Charles Aznavour dead at 94.
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Also Ron (WON) Casey at 89
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