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Old 2020-04-09, 20:00   #1321
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MOD NOTE: The recent posts, discussing plans to privatize Social Security, have been moved to Soapbox, Mystery Economic Theater 2020.

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Old 2020-04-10, 16:02   #1322
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Mort Drucker, caricaturist/cartoonist for Mad Magazine, and others. I was a huge fan of Mad's satire and cynicism "back in the day" (50+ years ago).

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/a...cker-dead.html
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Old 2020-04-11, 01:04   #1323
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Mort Drucker, caricaturist/cartoonist for Mad Magazine, and others. I was a huge fan of Mad's satire and cynicism "back in the day" (50+ years ago).

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/a...cker-dead.html
I fondly recall the TV and movie satires, which he generally illustrated. He usually drew in "outside" characters somewhere -- the first example that pops into my mind, in "Mission Ridiculous" -- the satire of the TV series "Mission Impossible," he piled on the repeated observation that the team's activities would be viewed as suspicious by nearly anyone, by drawing Adolph Hitler into one panel, with a thought bubble: "Very suspicious..."

I also remember a form of exaggeration he used in drawing his characters that took me a while to identify, though it was obvious he was doing something. He drew the heads too big in proportion to the bodies.

MAD Magazine did not run any advertisements. That meant their people didn't give a about who they might offend, and didn't even have to think about pulling their punches.

It was a magazine, take it for all in all, I shall not look upon its like again.

Rest in peace, Mort Drucker.
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Old 2020-04-12, 07:06   #1324
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No official announcement from Princeton yet but the claim seems to have been checked out to some extent.
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Old 2020-04-12, 10:42   #1325
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Old 2020-04-12, 12:28   #1326
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They're dropping like flies today. To be fair, T B-T is the youngest at 79 of those I've noted.
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Old 2020-04-12, 14:05   #1327
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They're dropping like flies today. To be fair, T B-T is the youngest at 79 of those I've noted.
Given the current size of the world's population, and national life expectancy figures ~80 years or less, tens of millions of deaths annually is expected, and some fraction will be well known.
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Old 2020-04-12, 16:03   #1328
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No official announcement from Princeton yet but the claim seems to have been checked out to some extent.
From a source who may wish to remain anonymous but whom I urge to take public credit:

I understand he died because, due to social distancing, he had fewer than two live neighbours.
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Old 2020-04-12, 16:12   #1329
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From a source who may wish to remain anonymous but whom I urge to take public credit:

I understand he died because, due to social distancing, he had fewer than two live neighbours.
Credit where it's due, I found it on Reddit, posted by user NeutralPolitically
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Old 2020-04-13, 21:37   #1330
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No official announcement from Princeton yet but the claim seems to have been checked out to some extent.
Ugh... this one hurts.
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Old 2020-04-13, 22:03   #1331
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Oh, that is terrible!

But the Game Of Life will live forever!
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