Author Tom Clancy Passes Away

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Sad to hear of his passing, I loved the one book he wrote over and over and over. He even changed the wallpaper occasionally!

At first I thought this was a prank, but it's sad to see that it's true.It's a shame to see him go, can hope that others inspired by this work take up the torch.

basm321:

mysecondlife:
I only read Rainbow Six. Great book, so thanks for that. RIP.

DVS BSTrD:
He's just off doing a little...

*puts on sunglasses*

...Ghost Recon.

Wow, you must be popular at funerals.

Probably, humor is a wonderful way to deal with negative emotions. When my mom shot herself most, not all, of my (and my friends) grieving was expressed through humor (often dark). If I am feeling bad why would I want to wallow in the feeling, why would I avoid looking for humor in life?

@ DVS BSTrD, That was pretty good. :{D

Oh I'm not questioning that people have different ways of dealing with loss. and I'm not the one who is easily offended. Its just that DVS bstrd being our resident punster, it gets hard to tell.

It is a pretty good pun despite the circumstances.

How did he die? I couldn't find any intel anywhere.

DVS BSTrD:
He's just off doing a little...

*puts on sunglasses*

...Ghost Recon.

Well that's me going to hell...:') well played sir

OT: Despite the joke, this is saddening =\ my condolences to his family.

There is going to be a big boost in sales for Tom Clancy games now...

Blood Brain Barrier:
How did he die? I couldn't find any intel anywhere.

Died in Hospital, one of the links google gave me said it.

Sgt. Sykes:
Baltimore? That's the town he nuked in The Sum of All Fears. I guess the city got its revenge now.

Never read anything by him, but some of the games and movies influenced by him are among my favorites.

Just to be clear, Baltimore was nuked in the terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible film of the book The Sum of All Fears.

In the actual book, Denver was the target.

There's been one good, and one sorta-kinda okay Clancy film.

arc1991:

Blood Brain Barrier:
How did he die? I couldn't find any intel anywhere.

Died in Hospital, one of the links google gave me said it.

I know where he died, I want to know how. It seems no one is up to this kind of intelligence-gathering stealth mission.

DVS BSTrD:
He's just off doing a little...

*puts on sunglasses*

...Ghost Recon.

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Ooh boy. Too soon man, too soon. XD

Goodbye Mr. Clancy, you will be missed. In his honor I will send one ping, and one ping only.

Blood Brain Barrier:

arc1991:

Blood Brain Barrier:
How did he die? I couldn't find any intel anywhere.

Died in Hospital, one of the links google gave me said it.

I know where he died, I want to know how. It seems no one is up to this kind of intelligence-gathering stealth mission.

They haven't released an official cause of death yet. About the only thing they have said is it was an illness. Sadly the conspiracy theory nutters are already tuning up with the idea he was murdered by the "government".

The man smoked 11 million cigarettes. They probably killed him.

CAPTCHA: John Lennon.

Huh? Really?

I hate to say that I only read 1 or 2 of the books written by him, but a lot of the spinoffs and of course the games. I never had any real connection to the authors/consultants of the books and games, but I'm pretty sad to hear that he died...

Psychobabble:

Blood Brain Barrier:

arc1991:

Died in Hospital, one of the links google gave me said it.

I know where he died, I want to know how. It seems no one is up to this kind of intelligence-gathering stealth mission.

They haven't released an official cause of death yet. About the only thing they have said is it was an illness. Sadly the conspiracy theory nutters are already tuning up with the idea he was murdered by the "government".

Yeah those stupid "conspiracy nuts" everyone sane knows that conspiracies are all made up and that the "government" never kills people without announcing it to the world first.

And don't try bringing up your unpatriotic "Facts" about how the CIA was heavily monitoring Martin Luther King and John Lennon as "potential threats" because everybody knows that the CIA and the government as a whole would never violate a person's rights, especially their right to life.

It's stupid for so many reasons, namely that nothing Tom Clancey has said or written would ever give anyone in the government a reason to want him dead. Sure some could call him a "whistleblower" of sorts because he attempted to expose some strange military activity and "Wargame scenarios" and a few of them ended up being disturbingly similar to events that later happened (that New York thing, you might have heard about it, not a big deal though) but our government always respects the rights of people that try to expose criminal activity within our government.

Should I keep going? Is the sarcasm thick enough?

When you feel the need to use "conspiracy theorist" as an insult, look up what those two words mean. There's nothing insane or crazy about being a conspiracy theorist. I am more worried about the sanity of the people that think conspiracies only happen in movies, and the scariest thing is that there seem to be a lot of those people.

Kristian Fischer:
The man smoked 11 million cigarettes. They probably killed him.

CAPTCHA: John Lennon.

Huh? Really?

What? He smoked cigarettes? Cigarettes leave no survivors, lung cancer death confirmed.

Case closed, murdered by tobacco. Wait do we know for a fact that he actually smoked excessively? Wait, we don't need proof, we have the truth on our side.
Cigarettes killed John Lennon!

Carpenter:

Psychobabble:

Blood Brain Barrier:

I know where he died, I want to know how. It seems no one is up to this kind of intelligence-gathering stealth mission.

They haven't released an official cause of death yet. About the only thing they have said is it was an illness. Sadly the conspiracy theory nutters are already tuning up with the idea he was murdered by the "government".

Yeah those stupid "conspiracy nuts" everyone sane knows that conspiracies are all made up and that the "government" never kills people without announcing it to the world first.

And don't try bringing up your unpatriotic "Facts" about how the CIA was heavily monitoring Martin Luther King and John Lennon as "potential threats" because everybody knows that the CIA and the government as a whole would never violate a person's rights, especially their right to life.

It's stupid for so many reasons, namely that nothing Tom Clancey has said or written would ever give anyone in the government a reason to want him dead. Sure some could call him a "whistleblower" of sorts because he attempted to expose some strange military activity and "Wargame scenarios" and a few of them ended up being disturbingly similar to events that later happened (that New York thing, you might have heard about it, not a big deal though) but our government always respects the rights of people that try to expose criminal activity within our government.

Should I keep going? Is the sarcasm thick enough?

When you feel the need to use "conspiracy theorist" as an insult, look up what those two words mean. There's nothing insane or crazy about being a conspiracy theorist. I am more worried about the sanity of the people that think conspiracies only happen in movies, and the scariest thing is that there seem to be a lot of those people.

Yeah because assassinating him now, years after whatever possible political damage he may have done, years after he has become a house hold name, makes perfect sense. Couldn't possibly be that people, even famous people, die rather unsensational deaths every day. "Oh noes he was famous it must be something unusual."

I use conspiracy theorist in a negative connotation expressly due to the reaction of folks like yourself. Folks so wound up in their personal fantasy lands that their immediate assumption when something mundane happens, such as one's car keys going missing, instead of looking for a logical conclusion, just jump directly to the theory they must have been stolen away by elves.

SupahGamuh:
Meh, at least we won't be getting any more shitty Rainbow Six and Splinter Cell games with his name slapped in the box.

Scratch that, we'll still get those shitty games, but without his name slapped in the box.

I don't think that this is how it works. His name will probably still be on the box. It's not Tom Clancy - the person, but Tom Clancy - the brand. I don't think that he personally had anything to do with any of the games. They just take place in the Tom Clancy Universe.

Enjoyed him while in high school, though gave up after yellow saus...I mean, the bear and the dragon. Part of it was that I'd already read Red Storm Rising and part of it was how contrived the ending felt. Also, I just kind of stopped caring anymore.

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