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Old 09-17-2019, 09:42 PM
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I thought it was borderline for an RIP thread, so I thought I'd open the broader topic where I'm free to phrase it more bluntly.

In yahoo I saw a headline about Ric Ocasek's "shocking" death. Shocking? He looked like he was wasting away when he was only 45 and he made it to 75. And he had emphysema. What's shocking is he lasted as long as he did.

I think a lot of old reporters in denial about their own age are projecting on these celebrity deaths...
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:54 PM
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Or did they just add the word "shocking" to the title as click-bait? Perhaps trying to mislead people into thinking that there was something suspicious about it, so folks would click to find out ... he was old and sick a long time. But, hey, maybe some of them will click ads while there...
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