Celebrity Deaths


#121

To be fair, I’m only a few years younger than Rubin, and I didn’t knowing hear a Smashing Pumpkins song until a couple years ago.

We all have blind spots.


#122

I also probably overestimate the amount others straddled scenes in high school and such. Since I was hanging with the theater/stage crew group and the geek/nerds I ended up getting exposed to stuff some of you nerds probably didn’t encounter… NERDS :-p


#123

I probably heard Zombie 100 times on MTV alone as a kid.


#124

I have no idea how anyone could have gone through school in the mid-to-late 90’s without hearing, at the very least, “Zombie.”


#125

I went on a sailing trip when I was 13. The only music player anyone had was a tape deck, but nobody had brought along any cassettes. Except the “Zombie” single. So for about a day and a half, we pretty much listened to that song on repeat. That song and the Cranberries in general is linked so hard to that week-long sailing trip in my brain, it’s like my strongest sense memory.


#126

I saw Cranberries live in New Mexico. Her Linger song and music-video were what drew me to their music.


#127

That’s kinda amazing but I can’t imagine that made you a fan of that song, I can’t imagine listening to one song over and over for 2 days straight.


#128

I heard it so much I don’t even think of it as a song any more. Just like a sound that happens when sailing to Edinburgh.


#129

Their music was used in almost every 90s movie soundtrack. You may not recognize the music, but you definitely heard it.


#130

Rosie the Riveter


#131

#132

Ursula K. LeGuin has written some of my favorite science fiction ever. Anyone who wants to talk or think about political economy should read The Dispossessed. The world is a sadder place without her in it.


#133

The Dispossessed remains one of my favorite pieces of fiction.

The write up on BBC is really moving.


#134

Dunno if he counts as famous, but Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad died at age 91.


#135

Anyone who was once the richest person on Earth deserves a mention at least.


#136

Oscar Gamble


#137

#138

Nicholas von Hoffman (he got obits in the Times and the Post I’m calling him a celebrity for the purposes of this thread)


#139

I am sorry for you loss.


#140