Saturday Open Thread

Say their names: Michael Smith, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarippa, Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens. #bluelivesmatter

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Friday Open Thread

RIP — Elie Wiesel

Holocaust survivor, author, and deserving Nobel winner Elie Wiesel has died at age 87. From Haaretz:

In 2006, popular talk-show host Oprah Winfrey selected a new translation of “Night” by Wiesel’s wife Marion for her book club, helping to push the book to a top spot on The New York Times’ best-seller list for […]

Mash-Up Monday

RIP, “Dimebag.”

Saturday Open Thread

Muhammad Ali in George Foreman's grill. RIP

Saturday Song

RIP — Chief Joe Medicine Crow

RIP chief and warrior Joe Medicine Crow..

According to Crow tradition, a man must fulfill certain requirements to become chief of the tribe: command a war party successfully, enter an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, wrestle a weapon away from his enemy and touch the first enemy fallen, without killing […]

R.I.P. — Antonin Scalia

Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at age 79:

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the judicial standard-bearer of the conservative movement and the court’s most provocative member, died Saturday. He was 79.

?His death means President Obama could have an unprecedented chance to try to shift the balance of the court […]

R.I.P. — Maurice White

As if this year’s Grammys wasn’t already going to have a depressingly extended “In Memoriam” segment, news of this morning’s passing of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White only adds to it. RIP, silky-smooth funk-master, and thanks for all the tasty medicine!

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R.I.P. — Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey – Smuggler`s Blues Video (1985) from MTVClassic1 on Vimeo.

Eagles guitarist, solo artist and sometime actor Glenn Frey has died at age 67. From the Eagles website:

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

The Frey […]