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    I really liked the Cranberries as a kid and listened to their first two albums extensively. This is still one of my favorite songs:

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    I remember being ticked off at David Spade after a "Spade in America" skit where he criticized her for going from "Linger" to "Zombie," like the change in style was unwelcome.
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    Love me some Cranberries. I'm still jealous of whomever that was that saw them in Dublin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Love me some Cranberries. I'm still jealous of whomever that was that saw them in Dublin.
    The taxi driver in Zarcero, Costa Rica who we had take us everywhere for a couple of months had an MP3 playlist, and every single time we got in his taxi, "Zombie" would play, and he would sing along, having no friggin' clue what he was singing. Ronald Chaves Villalobos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I remember being ticked off at David Spade after a "Spade in America" skit where he criticized her for going from "Linger" to "Zombie," like the change in style was unwelcome.
    Spade can ESAD if he criticized them. There are a couple bands that define my teenage years. The Cranberries are one of them as they became big when I was in high school. No Need to Argue is a fabulous album from start to finish and even my kids will sing along to Zombie when I play it on my guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Spade can ESAD if he criticized them. There are a couple bands that define my teenage years. The Cranberries are one of them as they became big when I was in high school. No Need to Argue is a fabulous album from start to finish and even my kids will sing along to Zombie when I play it on my guitar.
    My trainer in the mission was a big Cranberries fan. He would periodically knock doors to the rythym of Zombie.

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    My senior seminar paper was inspired by a line in Zombie.
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    SF writer Ursula Le Guin

    Anther SF writer from my youth

    She was 88

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    SF writer Ursula Le Guin

    Anther SF writer from my youth

    She was 88

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...ed/1059967001/
    I was a recent convert to her work. I really liked the Earthsea series. I still have a couple of her books I want to read.

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    Warren Miller, aged 93. I didn't realize he was that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Warren Miller, aged 93. I didn't realize he was that old.
    Fresh tracks for eternity! I guess HF needed a skiing buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Fresh tracks for eternity! I guess HF needed a skiing buddy.
    That's what happens when RMN is now occupied with other commitments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle View Post
    That's what happens when RMN is now occupied with other commitments.


    Ah, that explains the timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Warren Miller, aged 93. I didn't realize he was that old.
    Wow. Neither did I. I guess this means I can take "Warren Miller's Age" out of the set of things I don't know, even though "Who the hell Warren Miller is" remains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Wow. Neither did I. I guess this means I can take "Warren Miller's Age" out of the set of things I don't know, even though "Who the hell Warren Miller is" remains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Wow. Neither did I. I guess this means I can take "Warren Miller's Age" out of the set of things I don't know, even though "Who the hell Warren Miller is" remains.
    What is that thing JL does... yeah that's it.... SMFH.

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    I actually thought he was already dead.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I actually thought he was already dead.
    And in the SE.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    And in the SE.
    Second!
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Is this guy a household name? I'm not understanding the disbelief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Is this guy a household name? I'm not understanding the disbelief.
    Yes. An American institution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Is this guy a household name? I'm not understanding the disbelief.
    He was skiing. He made every year a film the extolled the joys of skiing boundlessly. During my youth, my father would take me to the newest Warren Miller film to get us hyped up for ski season. I didn't need any encouragement but he was amazing, simply amazing. You are truly young my friend and missed out on the best part of the beginning of winter.

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    I remember watching at least one, possibly two, Warren Miller movies at the MC with a few thousand people. Great memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I remember watching at least one, possibly two, Warren Miller movies at the MC with a few thousand people. Great memory.
    I had the pleasure of meeting him once, after he narrated one of his films in the seventies.

    The following sums up what he brought to us ski bums.

    In a 2008 speech, Mr. Miller summed up with uncharacteristic seriousness what had led him — as well as ski bums and heads of state and corporations — to head for the mountains.

    “It’s our search for freedom, ” he said. “It’s what it’s all about — man’s instinctive search for freedom.”
    "Guitar groups are on their way out, Mr Epstein."

    Upon rejecting the Beatles, Dick Rowe told Brian Epstein of the January 1, 1962 audition for Decca, which signed Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Is this guy a household name? I'm not understanding the disbelief.
    Yout knew winter was on its way when the leaves turned and Warren Miller put out another movie.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    My 16 year old son wore his Warren Miller promo cap today in remembrance. If his generation knows about Miller, I can't believe people from mine haven't heard of him.

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    Yeah, I don’t ski.
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    I grew up in Utah and I enjoy skiing. I managed to avoid every single Warren Miller movie, which takes more effort than you would believe. I totally judge you guys who get a boner for them.
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    I enjoy skiing (now snowboarding). I knew who WM was. Never saw one of his movies. Had no idea he was in his 90s.

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    Miller movies pushed skiing to the limits... and inspired stupid people like me to do stupid things like I did.

    ... and when you glide off a 15 foot cliff and land in powder so soft you can't tell you've landed... you thank Miller for allowing yourself to try something that appeared stupid, but ended up as a 10 ten sensation of your life.

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