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Tuesday Open Thread 

Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of 6 June 1944.

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Sunday Open Thread 

North African American Cemetery and Memorial, Tunisia

R.I.P. – Chris Cornell

Age 52. Damn. Gen X’ers and beyond, please share your favorite Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog tunes in the comments.

R.I.P. — Jonathan Demme

Damn. Granted, Jonathan Demme not cranking out greatness like he did in his 80s and 90s heyday, but still sad times when someone passes away. Far too many favorites from his music video and movies — Stop Making Sense, Married to the Mob, Philadelphia to name a few — but Something Wild ranks at the […]

R.I.P. -- Don Rickles

Saddened beyond words hearing the loss of, in my book, stand-up comedy’s finest. Not only did Don Rickles rank as my #1 Hollywood encounter, being called a hockey puck by THE man while I literally fell out of my chair during his unloading rapid-fire politically incorrect insults back in my Disney days, but his was […]

RIP – Chuck Berry

Life, and Death, and the Unforgiving Sea

SS El Faro — lost with all hands on October 1, 2015 during Hurricane Joaquin

You owe it to yourself to take the time to read and/or listen to this moving piece from CBS News:

“The following script is from “Voices of the Lost,” which aired on March 5, 2017. Scott Pelley is the […]

RIP — Robert Osborne

A big part of my enduring love for Turner Classic Movies was film historian and TCM uber host Robert Osborne. Mr. Osborne has died at age 84.

TCM’s general manager Jennifer Dorian released a statement saying, “All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert […]

R.I.P. — Bill Paxton

Actor and director Bill Paxton has died at age 61 due to complications from surgery. Weird Science, Aliens, Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, A Simple Plan, Frailty, Big Love…. too many great roles to name. Our rhoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP Bill Paxton.

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R.I.P. Hans Rosling

Renowned Swedish doctor and statistician Hans Rosling has passed away from pancreatic cancer at 68. Rosling dedicated his life to promoting a more positive, hopeful and realistic view of the world than most people see. He spent decades arguing against harmful theories like the overpopulation myth and central planning, and later became well-known for […]