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Coming in threes

Deaths come in threes:

  • Arthur C Clarke

  • Anthony Minghella

  • Captain Birdseye

    It amuses me that none of you have mentioned Minghella, although it caused much comment at my work, but six eleven* of you have blogged about Clarke in the past hour.

    Awesome thinkgeek t-shirts come in threes:







    But I have just bought five t-shirts from Threadless's $9 sale, so I probably shouldn't buy more.

    * Five more just while I was htmling!
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    blue_condition
    Mar. 18th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
    Minghella was a bit too chick-flick for me to care ;P
    pickwick
    Mar. 18th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
    Ah, but, Truly Madly Deeply. With Alan Rickman, plus comedy moustache.
    white_hart
    Mar. 18th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
    Whereas my FL has been wall-to-wall Minghella, and I seem to have been the first person to mention Clarke there!
    pickwick
    Mar. 18th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
    I sometimes forget how *specific* a community my friendslist can be, heh.
    white_hart
    Mar. 18th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
    Tbh I can only conclude that half my FL must be out tonight, because I would have expected a lot more comment on Clarke!
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    pickwick
    Mar. 18th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
    I saw the thing about the Abba drummer, but I thought he was a session musician rather than a member of the "band" as such...

    Weirdly, someone posted on anonymousclaire yesterday that Ray Bradbury had died, which made me frantically google for news, but it turned out to be a fandom Ray Bradbury rather than the writer.
    a_pawson
    Mar. 18th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
    The problem with Anthony Minghella was that I never liked any of his films. I almost fell asleep during The English Patient and the only reason I made it through The Talented Mr Ripley was Michael Caine.
    donbert
    Mar. 19th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
    I'm afraid that when Minghella's death was mentioned on the PM blog, I had to ask who he was. I've never seen any of his films.

    Clarke OTOH was one of the first Sf writers I ever read and had a major influence on my reading tastes.
    matgb
    Mar. 19th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
    I had to look him up, I'd seen some of the films but not liked them enough to care who made them. But yeah, Clarke was one of my early favourites.

    Plus, y'know, Clarke's ideas changed the world, Minghella entertained a few people.
    anonymous_greg
    Mar. 19th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
    Oddly enough, the only Anthony Minghella related work I've seen was The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    And, of course, we don't/didn't have Captain Birdseye over here.


    Edited at 2008-03-19 02:50 pm (UTC)
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