The Morgue 2021

Coming from a socialist but old stock Albertan family, growing up, many of us viewed his writings as uncouth, reactionary and redneck. Still far too paleo (and Anglican lol) for my liking even in my center-right middle age, but no doubt he contributed significantly to Western Canadian media and mentored a lot of big names.

Ted Byfield, iconic Alberta conservative publisher, dies at 93 | CBC News

I think he was spot on in his view of PET “It is the hatred of the socialist for the individualist, the cold fear of the high-born for the self-made, the aversion of the theorist for the pragmatist, the derision of the urbanist for the peasant, the disdain of the intellectual for the uncouth, the contempt of the Gaul for the Slav,” Byfield wrote on Nov. 7, 1980.

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Never heard of him, but his assessment of PET seemed pretty well spot on, except for
“contempt of the Gaul for the Slav.”
Never come across the idea that Gallics are contemptuous of the Slavic. Teutonic or Anglo-Saxon, yes.
Oh, and the “cold fear of the high-born for the self-made.”
Fear? Disdain, I can see.

Desmond Tutu has died. Will this be the last biggish death of 2021?

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One of the most brilliant people, and brilliant speakers, I’ve had the pleasure to hear in my lifetime. What an extraordinary contribution, and what a life. RIP.

Guy

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Not long after F. W…

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:cry:

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Ah crap. I somehow missed realizing he was that old. A good run anyway.

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Belgian kickboxing star and former world champion Frédéric Sinistra (41) died after short illness.

Ouch.

Guy

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Whose death no one really noticed.

EO Wilson - modern day legend of biological sciences . RIP.

Interestingly you can still stumble upon unknown insect species in Taiwan. He would have loved this place.

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RIP Jean-Marc Vallée.
If you have never seen Dallas Buyers Club, you should.

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Liked his earlier and later stuff. Didn’tgo along with of his conclusions about sociobiology applied to humans, but he got a lot of undeserved criticism from the Left because of it.

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Not a Raiders fan, but a huge Madden fan.
One of the best, if not the best, NFL color commentators ever. Nice Miller Lite commercial, too.
RIP.

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My father used to call him “Old Piss and Moan” when he was the a Raiders Head Coach!

We both loved him as a commentator. He will go down in history as introducing the US to his family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition of the Turducken.

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:no_mouth:

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I think I jinxed things when I predicted Desmond Tutu would be the last big death of 2021…

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