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11:52 PM - Mar 31, 2017 #11

nnyhav wrote:WLF: Eric Dickens 1953-2017
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum, it goes without saying.
damn! i feel sad reading this... :(
The love hoarded all your life ... for the work, and his lips still moved silently over that last word - TR
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4:54 AM - Apr 01, 2017 #12

Such sad news. The last few months have been horrible in so many ways.
Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent.
?\_(ツ)_/?
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5:15 AM - Apr 10, 2017 #13

I'm gutted by the sudden death of the brilliant satirist John Clarke. Most of you won't be familiar with him, but he was a legend in Australia and New Zealand.

Satirist John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Here's a photo of me interviewing him in 2011. He was a genuinely lovely person as well as brilliant:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSr-z6hFS7e/
?He wishes he had never entered the funhouse. But he has. Then he wishes he were dead. But he's not. Therefore he will construct funhouses for others and be their secret operator--though he would rather be among the lovers for whom funhouses are designed.?
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9:41 PM - Apr 13, 2017 #14

Very sad to see one of the greatest mangaka of the 20th century has died - and quite sad to see it's taken me months to read anything about it.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38947130
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiro_Taniguchi
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4:53 AM - Apr 23, 2017 #15

RIP Kojo Laing, Ghana (via zunguRT: cf twitter)
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9:55 AM - Apr 25, 2017 #16

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11:54 AM - Apr 25, 2017 #17

I was going to post that as well. I read Zen when I was at university, which was the right time to experience it. And then I got Lila soon after it was published. He was very influential and a talented writer. Sad to see him leave us.
?He wishes he had never entered the funhouse. But he has. Then he wishes he were dead. But he's not. Therefore he will construct funhouses for others and be their secret operator--though he would rather be among the lovers for whom funhouses are designed.?
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2:56 PM - Apr 26, 2017 #18

Yes it is sad. I read him later in life and very much enjoyed doing so. This is the Guardian obituary:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/ ... g-obituary

I hope others may say more of his ideas and books, which to me are not reducible to an idea of him as a cult author.
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8:18 PM - May 26, 2017 #20

fuck! "I knew the name of every rain drop."
The clock is a ceiling fan with no breeze.

Why do you, in becoming a crowd, look as plain and anonymous as a smear of dull and dying flowers?
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