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RIP Randy Pausch

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by concernedjournalist, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. concernedjournalist

    concernedjournalist New Member

    The Carnegie Mellon professor who delivered "The Last Lecture" has succumbed to pancreatic cancer. He was an inspiration. RIP.
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Oh shit, does this one hit me. That lecture was fantastic and highly inspirational. RIP.
  3. flopflipper

    flopflipper Member

    I am very sorry for his family's loss. He seemed like an incredible man. I did think his lecture was vastly overrated. I thought the article about the lecture, written by someone from the Post-Tribune, was far better than the lecture itself.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    inevitable but incredibly sad nonetheless. rip, prof. :'( :'( :'(
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    flip, I'm betting his young kids will watch the video of that lecture over and over again and remember their dad fondly later in their lives. I thought he faced death bravely and with humor, and watching it was one of a handful of reminders I have had that really resonated and drilled home the fact that we aren't immortal. It was an inspirational reminder for me to remember when I am bitching about something petty that people face much worse things than I have with a better disposition.
  6. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    I've been dreading this day. I had been checking his update page almost every day hoping for some good news.
  7. flopflipper

    flopflipper Member

    I agree with everything you wrote. I'm sure it will provide great comfort for his children, for whom the address was intended. I think I got caught up in the hype and was expecting more than I thought it delivered.
  8. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    People were beginning to wonder since he hadn't posted on his blog in a while.


    He was a saint and a messenger. RIP.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    (76-minute video, but highly worth it)
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I'm working on his book right now. Good read. I recommend it.
  11. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    Very sad, and breaking news on the Noon news in Pittsburgh.
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    And breaking even though it happened long before noon.
    I love Pittsburgh news.
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