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Obit - of a very nice person I had not heard of until today

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Obit - of a very nice person I had not heard of until today

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:49 pm

I suspect Milton Friedman would have even been touched by this story. Although I doubt his present day adherants in today's context are. Even if they are they likely fear to show it as their employ at (pick your RW "think tank") might be at risk.

http://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21571846-andré-cassagnes-inventor-died-january-16th-aged-86-andré-cassagnes

MH

p.s. - I just noticed that it best to cut and past the full link above to your browser. It seems the funny-ish accent on the e (é) is not appreciated. Uncle Milton would not be impressed.
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Re: Obit - of a very nice person I had not heard of until to

Postby rabble » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:45 am

Long ago, propped up on a shelf in a record shop far, far away was an etch a sketch with an almost perfect replica of the Everybody Knows This is Nowhere album cover.

The tree, branches, dog, drape angles of the shirt, everything. Really good job. Someone was really focused.

And who could forget the Dilbert technique of lifting your laptop over your head and shaking it to make it work again.

Cassagnes had the right to feel proud.
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Re: Obit - of a very nice person I had not heard of until to

Postby DCB » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:51 pm

Years ago, in a thrift shop in DeKalb, IL, I saw a spherical Etch-a-sketch. I didn't buy it, for which I am eternally regretful.

I can't even find on ebay, damn.
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