Sad End to a Sad Story: Superman Dies

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Sad End to a Sad Story: Superman Dies

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What a sad, sad, sad story. Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself I remind myself of him:

Christopher Reeve

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I always kind of pulled for him. His work to regain the ability to move (both personally, and in promoting research) was admirable.
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I just heard it on the news. :( I admired his strength of character.

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He was a true class act. One of the (few) celebrities who seemed to be a genuine nice guy off screen.
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He was a good guy, that's for sure. And let's not forget how his family stood by him and faced the problems with him, especially his loving wife.

Yes, it's a little sad. But, I think about the impact he made in the world, and his family can take a little solace in the fact that he did make a difference. He could have holed himself up in his house and disappeared- but he didn't. He made lemons out of lemonade and shared his struggles and his hopes. He reached out to others in similar circumstances.

I'm not saying what happened is a good thing... but if he never had the accident I doubt there would be a thread dedicated to him right now. He would have just been another actor. But he went beyond that, far beyond his old role in life. His strength of charactor was amazing, and he will be remembered more for that than the role he played in Superman. He was a real life superman.

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Christopher Reeves left a greater legacy in the form of his foundation, but this is the image that most will remember him by...
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Those bacteria must been irradiated by kryptonite.

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Too bad we can't really fly backwards around the earth and turn back time.
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Bottle or the Gun wrote:Too bad we can't really fly backwards around the earth and turn back time.
Would you if you could?

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Grammatron wrote:
Bottle or the Gun wrote:Too bad we can't really fly backwards around the earth and turn back time.
Would you if you could?
Well, sure. Then I could un-watch Superman 4 and save myself $5.00.
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I thought he'd walk again in about a decade or so when stem cells were used to repair his spinal cord. :( He was quite the stem cell advocate. :clap: He was also an agnostic no less:bigthumb: I'd believe in god even less than I do now(which is none) if I had something like what happened to him happen to me.
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He had such dignity. He never gave up, and I find that more inspiring than anything else. He will be missed and I hope others will step up and continue to champion his cause.

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Post by Rat »

Nobody agreed with Maddox on this issue then? Just wondering.

And, to be my normal pedantic self, making lemons out of lemonade? That is quite a trick even for superman.
Tell everyone waiting for Superman
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--J.D.
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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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