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Old 2016-01-26, 12:29   #507
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Old 2016-01-26, 15:47   #508
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"The last of Jaguar Land Rover's classic Defenders will roll off the production line this week, ending 68 years of production - does this mean the carmaker's best off-road days are behind it?"

I first heard of this vehicle in the "Born Free" books by Joy Adamson.
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Old 2016-01-27, 03:42   #509
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From 22 Jan: Bill Johnson, U.S. Olympic Downhill Skiing Champion, Dies at 55 | NYT
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Ok, so it's not the first time BB has hit the obit columns.
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Old 2016-02-06, 10:17   #511
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Old 2016-02-13, 22:21   #513
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Old 2016-02-15, 01:14   #514
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[Right after splitting the Scalia-related posts off into the Soap Box I added a note to the effect of keeping the RIP thread apolitical and suitably solemn, i.e. with posts of a flavor found in the approximate triumvirate "X shall be missed", "I shall not see Y's like again" and "I spit on Z's grave". Alas an overzealous thread cleaner-upper has been at work in the interim, as I now see just as I was preparing to post this followup to the above thought:]

...Or in a similar vein, recalling Byron’s epithet/faux-epitaph for the 19th century (late) British Lord Castlereagh:

Posterity will ne’er survey
a Nobler grave than this:
Here lie the bones of Castlereagh:
Stop, traveller, and piss!

(I would dub this quip Yeatsian by way of Yeats's own "horseman, pass by" self-epitaph, but Byron predated Yeats by the better part of a century.)
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Old 2016-02-18, 17:31   #515
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Old 2016-02-20, 05:32   #516
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Harper Lee Has Died at 89 | Mother Jones
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In 2015, more than five decades after To Kill a Mockingbird was published, her second novel, titled Go Set a Watchman, was released, after a 304-page manuscript following up on the classic was discovered.
That's some hiatus between her two and only novels!
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