The Morgue 2004

[quote=“mod lang”]480-Pound Woman Dies After Six Years On Couch

I have zero desire to click that link. I never thought anything could be uglier than Mod Lang’s former avatar, but a dollar’ll get you a donut, that link would prove me wrong.


Laura Branigan

You remember her. She had that hit in 1982:

"Gloria! Gloria! I think they got your number!


Dolores Erickson

The name may not be familiar, but her picture is.

Whipped Cream & Other Delights

Wayne Moves No More

[quote]Flowers in the Rain - the first song to be played on
BBC Radio 1 when it began in 1967[/quote]

I did not know that.

Gertrude “Betty” Evans

EVANS, Gertrude “Betty” - At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, on Monday, August 23, 2004 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Idris James Evans (1971). Dear mother of Griff Evans and his wife Joyce of Naugatuck, Connecticut, the late Jean Mathie and the late Iris Douglas. Mother-in-law of Gordon Mathie of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the late Sid Douglas. Grandmother of 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Monday, August 30, 2004 from 12 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Cremation. At the request of Mrs. Evans (Betty), in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Dr. Fred L. Whipple, comet astronomer extraordinaire.

Dr. Fred Whipple explains the flight of the small artificial moon launched by Russia in this Oct. 5, 1957 photo at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass where he was director. Whipple died Monday at a Cambridge hospital, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004. He was 97. (AP Photo)

[quote]CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Fred L. Whipple, a pioneer in astronomy who proposed the “dirty snowball” theory for the substance of comets, has died. He was 97.

Whipple proposed the theory in 1950, saying that comets consisted of ice with some rock mixed in, rather than sand held together by gravity, as was widely believed. Whipple’s theory was an attempt to explain why some comets seemed to arrive at destinations earlier or later than predicted.

Whipple believed that as a comet approached the sun, its light vaporized ice in the comet’s nucleus. The jets of particles that resulted acted like a rocket engine that either slowed or accelerated the comet.

He also theorized that the glowing comet tails contained particles that originated from frozen reservoirs in comet nuclei.

Whipple’s theories were proven correct in 1986 by close-up photographs of Haley’s comet by the European Space Agency’s Giotto spacecraft.

Charles Alcock, director of the Center for Astrophysics, said Whipple “revolutionized the study of comets.”

Whipple was born in Red Oak, Iowa, in 1906. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, but didn’t turn to astronomy until a bout with polio ended his dreams of being a tennis champion.

He completed his doctorate in astronomy at UC-Berkeley in 1931 and accepted a position at Harvard that year.

During World War II, Whipple invented a device used by Allied planes over Germany to confuse enemy radar. The device cut aluminum foil into thousands of fragments, giving a false impression of a much larger number of planes attacking.

In 1946, in anticipation of the future of space flight, Whipple invented a thin outer skin of metal to protect spacecrafts. Meteors disintegrated when they hit the shield, known as a meteor bumper or Whipple shield, leaving only vapor to hit the spacecraft. The technology is still in use today.

He was also ahead of the curve in 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite. At the time, Whipple was setting up a network of cameras to track it and one station was already operational.

President Kennedy honored Whipple with an Award for Distinguished Public Service in 1963 for the project.

Whipple was director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge from 1955 to 1973, when it merged with the Harvard Observatory and was renamed the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Whipple retired from Harvard in 1977, although he continued to bicycle to the center six days a week until he was 90. The license plate on his car was “COMETS.”

Strange that he used to go into supermarkets and squeeze the toilet paper.

Strange that he used to go into supermarkets and squeeze the toilet paper.[/quote]
He was a very charmin’ gentleman.

David Wang at 39
A familiar ICRT voice. I don’t know what happened but there has been a lot of coverage on the local TV.

Johnny Ramone

Guess we won’t be seeing a reunion tour. Damn, the '00s suck. 3 dead within the span of 3 years.

Photographer Eddie Adams … obit_adams

[quote]Photographer of Viet Cong Execution Dies

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By RICHARD PYLE, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - Eddie Adams, a photojournalist whose half-century of arresting work was defined by a single frame

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Photographer Eddie Adams, photographed at the Republican (GOP) National Convention in Houston, Texas in August 1992.

Eddie Adams photo shows Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, as she holds the American flag that covered the coffin of her husband, at Arlington National Cemetery in a Nov. 25, 1963, file photo.

Portrait of Mother Teresa , head of the Missionaries of Charity order, as she cradles an armless baby girl at her order’s orphanage in Calcutta, India in 1978, by by photographer Eddie Adams.

Eddie Adams, foreground, covers action in South Vietnam in 1965 for The Associated Press. Behind him is photographer George Sweers of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.

South Vietnamese National Police Chief Brig Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a single pistol shot in the head in Saigon, Vietnam on Feb. 1, 1968. The photo, by photojournalist Eddie Adams, became one of the Vietnam’s War’s most indelible images, winning a Pultizer Prize in 1969.

Unfortunately one of the greatest football managers of all time passed away this morning in Derby. A very sad loss.,1563,1308815,00.html,1563,1308824,00.html,1563,1308833,00.html,1563,1308851,00.html

Give ol’ big 'ead a knighthood now!

:frowning: :thanks: :frowning:

A real genius, and genuinely colourful . A sad loss indeed. Without doubt, the greatest manager England never had. :notworthy:

Keeping abreast of events in Silicone Valley, an old man goes tits up.

The Death of a Big Titty Lover

This busts up my day. Makes my thoughts sag. Thanks for the mammaries, ya big boob.

Photographer Richard Avedon

:nsfw: :

Gordon Cooper, Mercury 7 astronaut … bit_cooper

“As one of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Gordon Cooper was one of the faces of America’s fledgling space program,” said NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe. “He truly portrayed the right stuff, and he helped gain the backing and enthusiasm of the American public, so critical for the spirit of exploration. My thoughts and prayers are with Gordon’s family during this difficult time.”

Cooper piloted the final flight of the Mercury program, the United States’ first manned spaceflight program that had the primary goal of putting a man in orbit around Earth.

Born March 6, 1927, in Shawnee, Okla., Cooper was selected as a Mercury astronaut in April 1959. The astronauts became heroes in the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Cooper’s cocksure attitude was immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s book “The Right Stuff” and the 1983 movie of the same name.

Cooper gave his signature line during a 1995 reunion of surviving Mercury astronauts. When asked who was the greatest fighter pilot he ever saw, Cooper enthusiastically answered, “You’re looking at him!”

On May 15, 1963, Cooper piloted the “Faith 7” spacecraft on a 22-orbit mission that concluded the operational phase of the Project Mercury. He flew for 34 hours and 20 minutes.

Two years later, he served as command pilot of the Gemini 5 mission, during which he and Charles Conrad established a new space endurance record by traveling more than 3.3 million miles in time of 190 hours, 56 minutes.

Cooper joined the Marines during World War II and transferred to the Air Force in 1949. He flew numerous flights as a test pilot in the Flight Test Division at Edwards Air Force Base.

“Gordon Cooper’s legacy is permanently woven into the fabric of the Kennedy Space Center as a Mercury Seven astronaut,” said Kennedy Space Center director Jim Kennedy. “His achievements helped build the foundation of success for human space flight that NASA and KSC have benefited from for the past four decades.” … rtainment/

My favourite movie with Lee was the “Vikings” with Kirk Douglas. She sure had a nice pair of tits when she was young.

We only need one pin Rodney!