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Re: RIP

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 12:18 pm
by ppauper
from TMZ
A prison source tells us Bulger -- who is wheelchair bound -- was in general population Tuesday morning. We're told he was approached by 3 other inmates who wheeled him into a corner that could not be seen by surveillance cameras.
Our source says the inmates beat Bulger -- one used a lock in a sock as a weapon -- until he was unconscious. They also attempted to gouge his eyes out with some type of shiv, but were unsuccessful. Bulger fell to the ground covered in bruises and with several dents in his head.
As for the eyes, we've been doing some research -- back in the days of Murder Inc., (the 1940s gangsters, not the rappers) mobsters would gouge out the eyes of witnesses who talked to cops.

Re: RIP

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 5:11 pm
by Cuchulainn
Eye-gouging is the trademark of Irish mafia in America.
More likely, New  England (Patriarca) maffia.

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Re: RIP

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 6:44 pm
by ppauper
the killers tried to cut his tongue out
the report isn't sure if they succeeded or not
it was in his cell at 6am not a common area as previously reported

Re: RIP

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 9:02 pm
by ppauper
Meet the mob hitman suspected of killing Whitey Bulger
Fotios “Freddy” Geas, formerly of the Genovese crime family
from wiki
The Genovese crime family is one of the "Five Families" that dominate organized crime activities in New York City and New Jersey as part of the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The Genovese crime family are rivaled in size only by the Gambino crime family, and are unmatched in terms of power. They have generally maintained a varying degree of influence over many of the smaller mob families outside New York, including ties with the Philadelphia, Patriarca, and Buffalo crime families.
The current "family" was founded by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, and was known as the "Luciano crime family" from 1931 to 1957, when it was renamed after boss Vito Genovese. Originally in control of the waterfront on the West Side of Manhattan and the Fulton Fish Market, the family was run for years by "the Oddfather", Vincent "the Chin" Gigante, who feigned insanity by shuffling unshaven through New York's Greenwich Village wearing a tattered bath robe and muttering to himself incoherently to avoid prosecution.

Re: RIP

Posted: November 7th, 2018, 2:27 pm
by ppauper
Great writers down the ages share a certain talent
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/book ... -1.2877070

Counterexamples
Ayn Rand
That silly 60s' hitchhiker's book
Evelyn Waugh

Now Roal Dahl was a great writer.

Royal Mint rejected Roald Dahl coin over his anti-Semitic views

Re: RIP

Posted: November 7th, 2018, 2:50 pm
by Cuchulainn
Great writers down the ages share a certain talent
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/book ... -1.2877070

Counterexamples
Ayn Rand
That silly 60s' hitchhiker's book
Evelyn Waugh

Now Roal Dahl was a great writer.
Royal Mint rejected Roald Dahl coin over his anti-Semitic views

Royal Mint rejected Roald Dahl coin over his anti-Semitic views
I didn't know that. Maybe his books for children should be removed from British libraries.

Roald Dahl föddes i Wales 1916. Hans föräldrar, Harald och Sofie, var båda ursprungligen från Norge och han fick sitt förnamn efter den norske nationalhjälten Roald Amundsen.

Re: RIP

Posted: November 11th, 2018, 11:51 am
by ppauper
RIP old kg (soon to retire and be replaced by the new kg). Another day another kg lost or gained, that is life!

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Revamped definitions of scientific units are on their way
scientists vote on first change to kilogram in a century

Re: RIP

Posted: November 11th, 2018, 3:11 pm
by Cuchulainn
It is enough to irk metrologists. “If aliens ever visit Earth what else would we talk about other than physics?” said Schlamminger. “If we want to talk about physics we have to agree on a set of units, but if we say our unit of mass is based on a lump of metal we keep in Paris, we’ll be the laughing stock of the universe.”

In a world of their own.

What if those aliens were liberal arts majors?

Re: RIP

Posted: November 11th, 2018, 3:21 pm
by Collector
Cuchulainn:
"What if those aliens were liberal arts majors?"

likely what they are, and also why they dont have the technology to visit us.

Re: RIP

Posted: November 11th, 2018, 4:30 pm
by Cuchulainn
Cuchulainn:
"What if those aliens were liberal arts majors?"

likely what they are, and also why they dont have the technology to visit us.
LOL

Re: RIP

Posted: November 12th, 2018, 9:07 pm
by ppauper

Re: RIP

Posted: November 12th, 2018, 9:16 pm
by katastrofa
R.I.P.
I absolutely loved this man and his comics. Steve Ditko, with whom Lee co-created Spider-Man, also died several months ago.

Re: RIP

Posted: November 12th, 2018, 9:42 pm
by ppauper
RIP Steve Ditko

Re: RIP

Posted: November 12th, 2018, 9:50 pm
by katastrofa
I think he made at least one cameo in every super-hero movie based on his comics (or at least in those I saw).

Re: RIP

Posted: November 16th, 2018, 10:41 pm
by Paul
William Goldman: Princess Bride (book and film); Butch Cassidy...; All the President’s Men; Adventures in the Screen Trade;...

RIP