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Should Celebrity Deaths Be Afforded Extra Attention & Press Coverage?

Yes - Celebrities are more important than regular people
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No - It's just one person, and 1000s of people die daily
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:15 am

LKS broke the news about Boris Yeltsin in another thread:

LKS wrote:Yep yesterday afternoon Boris Yeltsin the first man to lead Russia as a democracy and a capatalist country died. He was an exceptional man who had two characters , the serious and methodical president that risked his life to free Russia from communism climbing onto a tank to bring about the end of communism and bring in the way of democracy to the red country , he was a man who brought the country steadily into democracy under his governing hand.

However he was also a fun and loving person who was always remarked as having a great sense of humour and he enjoyed a drink , sometimes a little bit too much, he had many pranks some good and bad , i remember watching the time he visited Germany and smashed of his head took over the playing band and started conducting in a crazy way.

Anyone have opinions on the man , for good or bad , it is undeniable that he is a influential and great man.

Feel free to discuss your thoughts on BY. That's what this thread is for, after all. ;)
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Unread postby Xiahou Jia » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:20 am

His intentions were good but his methods and results are doubtful at best. I would never leave my country and start a new life in Australia if Putin was the president in 1991-1998. Democracy is just the word in post Soviet countries. Those who lived there for at least 10 years and especially those who also remember Gorbachev's rule in 1986-1990 know what I'm speaking about.
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Unread postby Lafeel » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:20 pm

RiP, Boris.

Your methods may have been faulty, but then again no one made a workable road map to real democracy for a nation that has never seen democracy in it's long history.
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Unread postby Gabriel » Wed May 16, 2007 3:18 am

Jerry Falwell is dead at the age of 73. I'll always remember that parody in the Hustler magazine.
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Unread postby Jason » Wed May 16, 2007 3:19 am

Gabriel wrote:Jerry Falwell is dead at the age of 73. I'll always remember that parody in the Hustler magazine.


He was that televangelist, right? Never been a big fan really.
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Unread postby Gabriel » Wed May 16, 2007 3:24 am

Yes, and I'm not either. TV evangelists are the devil. That pardoy's hilarious though.
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Unread postby Tigger of Kai » Wed May 16, 2007 4:06 am

Hand me some wooden stakes and a mallet...
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Unread postby Adam » Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:20 am

I guess he's sort of a celebrity, but <B>Joel Siegel</B> died at the age of 63, most likely due to his longtime battle with colon cancer.
He was a film critic that most people would recognise from ABC television (Good Morning America namely).
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Unread postby Jason » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:01 am

Adam Sisemore wrote:I guess he's sort of a celebrity, but <B>Joel Siegel</B> died at the age of 63, most likely due to his longtime battle with colon cancer.
He was a film critic that most people would recognise from ABC television (Good Morning America namely).


Oh yeah, I know the name, what a shame. I'm sure I'll hear more about it tomorrow on tv.
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Unread postby Tigger of Kai » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:42 pm

"Honest Ed" Mirvish, pioneering Toronto retailer, all-around bigshot, age 92.
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