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Old December 8 2013, 03:40 PM   #91
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Re: Paul Walker dead at 40

^Holy shit Morgan Freeman died too? And he looked so spry at the Obama inauguration
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Old December 8 2013, 08:04 PM   #92
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Is this type of thing really necessary in someone's memorial thread?
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Old December 8 2013, 10:02 PM   #93
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I know who Mandela is and realize the huge, huge impact his death has on history and what a great man he was and what he did for the world. That said. I think I "miss" Walker more since his life had "more of an impact" on mine in the form of the entertainment I got from the F&F movies. The world is impacted more by Mandela's death but we could argue Walker's death was "more tragic." Mandela lived an amazing, rich, long life that impacted many and died an old man in his 90s. Walker was a young man who died in a tragic accident with still more than half of his life ahead of him.

Two very different types of deaths and two deaths that mean very different things. But, really, years from now only one of these deaths will be remembered in the history books so that's what really counts.

It's unfair to compare the two.
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Old December 8 2013, 11:45 PM   #94
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Old December 9 2013, 12:33 AM   #95
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It is sadder to die at 40 than at 95.
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Old December 9 2013, 01:28 AM   #96
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Just because Paul Walker was an actor doesn't mean his death was "less" important.

I would say the person that created that insulting picture is the one of those people that is wrong with the world.
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Old December 9 2013, 03:21 AM   #97
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Just because Paul Walker was an actor doesn't mean his death was "less" important.

I would say the person that created that insulting picture is the one of those people that is wrong with the world.
And completely glosses over the fact that Mandela founded and lead a violent terrorist campaign that targeted civilian locations for bombings, and "neck tied" prisoners in Angola. Neck Tying was where a person had their legs bound, and while kneeling had a tire placed over their torso, pinning their arms, and lit on fire.
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Old December 9 2013, 04:17 AM   #98
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Old December 9 2013, 05:50 AM   #99
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There's a time and place for a graphic such as this. It strikes me as incredibly low-class to come in here to thread-shit on this discussion to do it.

If you would prefer to start a discussion about how we as a society mourn the celebrities and notable personalities in our culture and government by all means, go for it. (As it happens, I do tend to agree that it is a sad state of affairs that seemingly more people are concerned about Walker's death than Mandela's, but again - this isn't the place for that discussion.)

I'll happily contribute to the discussion in another thread, but not here. Right now though, right here, you're just hawking your alleged moral superiority and trolling the rest of the people participating in this thread, and that's just sad.

More egregious is that I've now been forced to agree with the likes of Dream, and if you know me you know how much doing something like that pains me. So, THANKS A LOT.

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Old December 9 2013, 10:38 PM   #100
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Again, I really don't think it's fair to compare the reactions people have to a man pushing a century who died of natural causes and a man in the prime of his life dying suddenly in a traffic accident.

It's also possible to care about both deaths at once, but in the end I think Walker's death effects me more since I got entertainment from him.

The world, however, got vastly more from Mandela's life.
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Old December 9 2013, 11:44 PM   #101
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The thing is it is not a competition.
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Old December 10 2013, 01:13 AM   #102
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There's a time and place for a graphic such as this. It strikes me as incredibly low-class to come in here to thread-shit on this discussion to do it.

If you would prefer to start a discussion about how we as a society mourn the celebrities and notable personalities in our culture and government by all means, go for it. (As it happens, I do tend to agree that it is a sad state of affairs that seemingly more people are concerned about Walker's death than Mandela's, but again - this isn't the place for that discussion.)

I'll happily contribute to the discussion in another thread, but not here. Right now though, right here, you're just hawking your alleged moral superiority and trolling the rest of the people participating in this thread, and that's just sad.

More egregious is that I've now been forced to agree with the likes of Dream, and if you know me you know how much doing something like that pains me. So, THANKS A LOT.
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Old December 10 2013, 07:34 AM   #103
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Thats the second time this thread had been brought to my attention for content that is at best in horrendous taste in a memorial thread. As those who wanted to post about Walkers passing have had a chance to do so, I'm going to put this one to bed.
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