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RIP Maya Angelou

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by waltermitty, May 29, 2014.

  1. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    just because no one else appears to have acknowledged her passing. r-
     
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  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I still remember being forced to watch clinton's inaugeration in school... Maya Angelou was put up there to read "raisin in the sun" at the time, I had no idea what she was talking about, but I've been sick of both raisins and poetry ever since.
     
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  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Who?
     
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  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/378959/rip-maya-angelou-proud-gun-owner-and-user-tim-cavanaugh

    Did you inherit your mother’s fondness for guns?

    I like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them.
    Have you ever fired your weapon?
    I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, “Stand four feet back because I’m going to shoot now!” Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, “Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house.” I said, “Well, I don’t know how that happened.”
     
  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Strange, I tried to find the SNL parody of David Alan Grier playing Maya in a Butterfinger commercial and the ones that are easily posted here have been removed. It's on the National Review link anyway. Sooo funny, he was spot on!

    BTW I thought her poetry sucked, Edgar Allen Poe, now that's poetry!
     
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  6. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Its ok for old black women to own guns, the rest of us don't "need" them.
     
  7. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    her literary prowess is beyond my comprehension, having been more at home with poems which start "there was a man from Nantucket...."
     
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    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    When I first saw the thumbnail I said "bubblegum, not Nichelle Nichols".
     
  10. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Allow me to finish the thought if I may; cares?
     
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  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    And a half dozen books about and by her were prominently displayed all over the kids section of our local library. When the progressives/media (one in the same) elevate someone to Sainthood the whole machine gets on board. I guess the feminists give her a pass because she portrayed herself as a victim who pulled herself up from hard times.
    I glanced at her bio, she was an exotic dancer as well. As long as consenting adults are involved I don't have a big problem with these things but prostitution can be a nasty business.
    She was a smart woman though, parlaying her corny insperational poetry along with her deep voiced slow delivery into a money maker but come on! Her death got as much, maybe more coverage than Neil Armstrong.
     
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  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the assist!
     
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    bugeye Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've never read any of her books, so being sane, secure, self sufficient, and having a brain, larger than a pine needle, I won't supply a critique toward her!
     
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  14. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's because poetry is dead, and she was overrated.
     
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