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RIP Levi Strauss. He was really old. Really.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    From AP:

    PARIS (AP) — The Academie Francaise says that Claude Levi-Strauss, an influential French intellectual who was widely considered the father of modern anthropology, has died. He was 100.
    Levi-Strauss was widely regarded as having reshaped the field of anthropology, introducing new concepts concerning common patterns of behavior and thought, especially myths, in primitive and modern societies.
    During his 6-decade-long career, he authored many literary and anthropological classics, including “Tristes Tropiques” (1955), “The Savage Mind” (1963) and “The Raw and the Cooked” (1964).
    The Academie Francaise said Tuesday that it plans a tribute later in the week.
    It did not give the cause of death or say when Levi-Strauss had died.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed to take Claude Levi-Strauss before someone made the obvious joke one time too many.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Holy cow! This guy was old when they made me read him in college, and now I'm old!!!
    In seriousness, an important intellectual figure and RIP to a distinguished citizen of France. But I'm not reading him again.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    He made great blue jeans. I also like Wranglers. :D
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Beat me to it, Double J.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Then how do we know he made it to 100? Maybe he went to the store in 1986 and never came back, and they're just now noticing.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He was French, so I guess he surrendered to Father Time.
  8. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Reminds me of the line Leno had a few years ago.
    He was talking about this European dude who was 107. Asked the key to his longevity, the guy said, "I have a little olive oil every day."
    Then Leno said, "If that's the case, Popeye should live forever."
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