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Matilda, my 15 year old cat I've had since she was a kitten passed this morning.

Condolences, Wayne. My brother in law got killed in a bike accident this afternoon. 38yo, father of two, 6 and 3 yo kids. I can't find words to say how stupid and nonsensical is this.

Some of you have seen this on Facebook, but I wanted to post it here as well. I don't feel like typing up anything different, but I love you guys and wanted to share this. Today marks the 25th annive

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Larry McMurtry, author of The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove, and Brokeback Mountain dies at 84.


I’m always going to remember him though for All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers, a novel about not fitting in in San Francisco, while wasting time at the cinemas, a book I read when I moved to San Francisco and wasted lots of time in cinemas. 



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G. Gordon Liddy, Mastermind Behind Watergate Burglary, Dies at 90

This is the obit he deserves. 

Born George Gordon Battle Liddy in New Jersey in 1930, he is said to have been a frail boy who was inspired by the rousing radio speeches of Adolf Hitler that residents in his German American neighbourhood were listening to at the time.
"If an entire nation could be changed, lifted out of weakness to extraordinary strength, so could one person," he wrote in his autobiography Will, recalling how he roasted and ate a rat at the age of 11 in order to overcome his fear of rodents.

Some of the extreme ideas he, and colleague Howard Hunt, a former CIA officer, came up with - from plotting to kill Nixon critics to kidnapping anti-war protesters - never got the go-ahead, but their plan to bug the Democratic National Committee offices did.

Also https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/us/g-gordon-liddy-dead.html?referringSource=articleShare

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I got some terribly sad news last night from one of my sisters that a close family friend lost her baby in week 40 of her pregnancy. It would have been her and her husband's second child. I can't even imagine how devastated they must be.

It is very, very sad.

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