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i have been watching the media coverage of the death of michael jackson. i have read posts made by friends on their blogs/journals/facebook/etc. declaring their thoughts of sadness and loss. i have noticed images of tributes, memorabilia, wailing fans.

heh, michael jackson never did a thing for me musically. i have never owned a single album of his. he is a celebrity whose passing doesn't mean a hill of beans to me or my life.

sorry.

can we move on now? i am tired of the saturation.

thank you.
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remembered best for fantasy island and star trek: the wrath of khan. but did you know he was a dancer?

here he is dancing to la bamba with cyd charisse.


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It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of legendary swordmaker, Jody Samson, on Saturday, December 27, 2008 in his shop in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Jody was a true friend, a multi-talented artist, and one of the most generous people you could ever meet. He will be deeply missed.

from albion swords a bio of the master swordmaker

Most people know him as the creator of the Conan® swords -- he sculpted and assembled the blade and hilt for the "Father's Sword™." He created the blade for and assembled the "Atlantean™" sword. Both have become icons in the Conan® legend, inspirations to swordsmiths everywhere, and symbols to many of the epitome of swords and swordmaking. Both of the Conan® swords were designed by Ron Cobb, while the "Atlantean" sword's hilt components were fabricated by Tim Huchthausen.
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the pic links to an in depth obit at the l.a. times.

farewell to a classic.
elessa: (Default)
this morning i learned that a friend of mine, rory root, has passed away. he was the owner of comic relief comics in berkeley

he went into emergency surgery for a ruptured hernia yesterday, slipped into a coma and never woke.

this makes me terribly sad. he was such a delight to know. his interest in comics of all genres, eras, and styles was very deep. we spent many hours over the years discussing our mutual love.

please rest in peace, rory. you shall be greatly missed.


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