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bluegrasssAusmod

Perseverance
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new Posted: 05:20PM Jun 21, 2017

"Non sibi sed patriae", those that died did do this.
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RGW4Ausmod

Posts: 2020

new Posted: 07:35PM Jul 14, 2017

'The Walking Dead' stuntman died after accident on Georgia set

John Bernecker was pronounced dead Wednesday evening. The cause of death is accidental blunt force trauma.

Bernecker, 33, was performing a stunt fall Wednesday afternoon from a 22-foot balcony when it appeared he did not "get good separation from the balcony" on the way down, according to a Coweta County Sheriff's Office report obtained by ABC News. The report states Bernecker fell "head and neck first" on the concrete floor, and landed "just inches away" from a pad that was constructed for the stunt fall.

In other news, New Zealander Gayleen McEwan, 57, was holidaying on the island of Saint Maarten with her husband Phill and two friends when the blast from the departing Boeing 737 sent her flying from the airport's fence, hitting her head on concrete. There are signs that say to stay clear, but this seems to be "fun" for vacationers to do.

It goes to show you, one person can die while trying to a job, another by trying to have a fun experience. Never know when it will happen.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
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RGW4Ausmod

Posts: 2020

new Posted: 09:31PM Jul 16, 2017

Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor who showcased his versatility as a master of disguise on the Mission: Impossible TV series and as a broken-down Bela Lugosi in his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, has died. He was 89.

His publicist has confirmed that Landau, who shot to fame by playing a homosexual henchman in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic North by Northwest, died Saturday after a brief stay at UCLA Medical Center.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
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RGW4Ausmod

Posts: 2020

new Posted: 01:13AM Jul 21, 2017

Recently, I learned from a Werewolf game #3252, that one of our own had passed away. I know sometimes we may lose our family members and nothing is known of their situation. You see someone's name one day, then for days, months, and years later, nothing. Why did they stop coming by to say Hi, play a game, whatever... this has made me tell my kids about this site and what it means to me... and if something happens to me, I would hope they would reach out and tell someone why I have been absent. Maybe this site needs a special communication link where someone who is NOT a member can let the owner/mods know some information about the site?

Sir Har started playing a game of werewolf in 2015, and one of his first comments had to do with having experiencing a heart attack... but he was back. I was not playing in this game, but I do remember it because I have always taken my responsibility as a mod seriously and try to watch things that happen on this site. I wasn't quite sure how to take his comment... wondered if I should believe it or not, but those comments were not an issue with our policies. Understand this was only my thoughts playing out and watching for infractions in the rules. None happened, and thus nothing had to be said. However, I did notice after this game where he was eliminated for non-activity that he did not return.

I know of a lot of folks who have been on the site and have disappeared. Sometime down the road they return, they think about us... visit; and sadly, well, disappear again, most times.

Sir Har, he liked the Werewolf game and played in quite a few. I know he was the moderator for at least one... I would rather not point out that it was not the best ran game on Braingle; but it is a fact.

One of his claims to fame on Braingle, was his multiple postings in a row and calling people who did not seem to agree with his views as Liptards. A liptard is viewed as someone who is too excited to actually form a coherent sentence. Hmm, if I do not agree with him, I am a liptard; seems a bit one sided... but it was him.

My understanding is that a few of our members did start to wonder what happened to him, and because they knew Jeff's full name, were able to see a few postings about his obituary and funeral/memorial services from August 2015.

On a personal note, my best man and friend at my wedding and I lost contact with each other some 25 years after I got married. I tried to contact him for several years after our last encounter; and it wasn't until about 12 years after this lost contact that his obituary showed up on my Google search. My pain of learning this is not the issue here... but that sometimes you do have to wait to learn things. He died some 10 years after I lost contact, BTW... he just chose to not respond.

Sir Har had complained about having the heart attack. He had worked at a bar for awhile, and this bar was the one that posted a memorial service for him. Though no real information is known about this, by me, the fact remains, it seems like Sir Har passed away some 2 years ago. Short of more information, I guess there has to be an assumption that he had another heart attack that he was not able to recover from.

I think our members deserve a few friends on this site saying their good-byes, even if it is not a truly current event; sometimes it is when you first learn about something that still makes it current? But the decision should be theirs/yours. I realize some do not visit the forums, just like some members do not join all the game sections. Just know some of us do look and wonder where you have been!


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
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The_SpiderAus

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new Posted: 11:08AM Jul 22, 2017

Nice memorial rgw, but the term is libtard, as in a 'liberal retard' , we will definitly miss his color personality in these games He drove s lot of people up the wall but if you got to know him he generally was pretty good guy, there was certainly no one like him at least

the stronger the fed govt gets the less you free you will be,,,,This is a no brainer...
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RGW4Ausmod

Posts: 2020

new Posted: 11:43PM Jul 22, 2017

The_Spider wrote:
Nice memorial rgw, but the term is libtard, as in a 'liberal retard'
Oops, my bad. Thanks for the correction.


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
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new Posted: 01:54AM Jul 25, 2017

I, too, watched him from the sidelines and thus do not know much about him. Regardless it is sad to lose somebody and I pray peace for his family and all those left behind.

I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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