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Marcia Wallace, who won an Emmy as Bart Simpson's teacher, Edna Krabappel, has passed away at age 70.
looks like Lou Reeds walk on the wild side finally caught up with him.
Oh wow! I wonder if his wife, Laurie Anderson, is going to grieve in some strange surreal artistic way...
That actually makes me sad. I love Velvet Underground.
Wow!! After nearly 8 months we finally have a winner!! Jetman wins this round with Ace Parker who just went permanently off-sides. I guess he was sacked for good this time.
As per the rules...during the off season we all need to sport the avatar of Jetman's choice for 1 month.
Follow this link to Dead Pool XXX
Damn, that took a while!
So Bandits logo then (his current Avatar)? I can live with that.
Yeah, we'll go with a Bandits logo for the next month. I was trying to think of something different and unique, but I drew a blank. Good luck to everyone in Dead Pool XXX.
Oh, that's going to bust ny balls.
At least one of my favorite players is a Bandit so that I do not feel too stupid rocking this nasty logo
Four years later, it has finally come to pass...
Italy's Emma Morano, the World's Oldest Person, Dies at 117
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
APRIL 15, 2017, 3:33 P.M. E.D.T.
ROME — Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said.
Dr. Carlo Bava told The Associated Press by phone that Morano's caretaker had called him to say she had stopped breathing in the afternoon while sitting in an armchair at her home in Verbania, a town on Italy's Lake Maggiore.
Bava said he had last seen his patient on Friday when "she thanked me and held my hand," as she did every time he called on her. While Morano had been increasingly spending more time sleeping and less time speaking in recent weeks, she had still eaten her daily raw egg and biscuits that day, he said.
A woman in Jamaica, Violet Brown, who was born in that Caribbean island on March 10, 1900, is now considered the oldest known person in the world, according to a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted his congratulations to her.
Morano's doctor, who lives a few blocks away from his patient, had been her physician for nearly a quarter of a century.
Morano, born on Nov. 29, 1899, had been living in a tidy, one-room apartment, where she was kept company by her caregiver and two elderly nieces.
"She didn't suffer. I'm happy she didn't suffer but passed away that way, tranquilly," Bava said Saturday.
He said she had been her usual chatterbox self until a few weeks ago. Since then it was clear, "she was slowly fading away," and spending nearly all day in bed, Bava said.
Last fall on her birthday, Morano declared: "I'm happy I have turned 117!"
Bava has previously told the AP that Morano lost a son to crib death when he was six months old.
Morano left her husband in 1938 because he would beat her. She "abandoned the husband in the Fascist era, when women were supposed to be very submissive," Bava said in a 2015 interview. "She was always very decisive."
Morano began working in a factory making jute bags when she was 16. Then she worked at a hotel, working way beyond the usual retirement age.
Beside work, she enjoyed herself. She was considered a good dancer with a beautiful singing voice in her youth.
She also defied health advice, Bava said Saturday. Some doctors had warned her against eating three eggs daily, which she did for years, but she ignored their advice.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School visited her in 2014 as part of a study into immunity to diseases, the Italian news agency ANSA said.
The world's oldest person always dies. I read the article and thought of this thread. No documented person left born in the 19th century. Lived in her own place until she passed at such an extraordinary age. May we all hope to be living in our own place until we go.
Keep in mind that, really, 1900 is part of the 19th century. We still have about 5 of those people.
Those news reports that say she was the last of the 19th century only goes to illustrate how bad our education system is becoming. I am serious - the quality of journalism (and I'm not taking bias, but effort and fact checking) is just going downhill fast. It's becoming copy-and-paste factual errors and skip the due diligence.
I notice this a lot too, even with something as simple as sports media. I can't tell you the last time I went a day or two without reading an article where I went "that stat/fact is wrong! how did the editor not catch this??"
It irks me when the person getting paid to write the article isn't even as knowledgeable as some of those who are paying to read it.
Good point,.i.did what the people I complain do just repeat without thinking. She was the last of those born in the 1800's, that would be the proper statement.
ARF.. it is all about reporting a story first, facts don't matter and are not checked.
It's sad too, cause even when I do simple things like post on my blog I always review and look for things to edit just because I don't want to have the rep of someone who doesn't care about the fine details.
In defense of journalists, they usually aren't fixated on a single topic. It is our duty as hardcore fans to help the journalists do their job.
I'll never forget when, in 2007, it was looking like Rochester was going to tie or break Albany's 14-wins record from 2001-2. Doug, the NLL Director of Communications then, reached out to me to fact check about the Albany record. He knew I was a hardcore since I reached out to him in 2002 (this was before I discovered this message board) to tell him that the Bandits were eliminated from playoff contention, but the NLL had not realized it at that point in time. They published an article on their website the next day.
So, that's a lesson to be learned: Those who get the street cred to be branded as hardcores have a duty to help those who are not get their facts straight. After all, it is the media who, de facto, are the #1 marketing tool. God I miss Tom Borrelli's work. It was just so good to cut out his articles and paste them in the F-35 lab and help sell Bandits tickets.
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