Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Cyberchat > Non-Actuarial Topics
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-26-2020, 05:20 PM
The_Actuarial_Borg The_Actuarial_Borg is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 431
Default R.I.P Clive Cussler

Some of you will probably not know who this guy is.

He was a prolific writer of adventure books. His Dirk Pitt series of books have always been my favourite.

R.I.P
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-26-2020, 05:25 PM
Abelian Grape's Avatar
Abelian Grape Abelian Grape is offline
Meme-ber                         Meme-ber
CAS
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Favorite beer: Allagash Curieux
Posts: 43,013
Default

David Roback too
__________________
1 2 3F MAS-I MAS-II 5 6 7 8 9 OC1 OC2 VEEs CoP

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-26-2020, 05:57 PM
Gandalf's Avatar
Gandalf Gandalf is offline
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
SOA
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middle Earth
Posts: 31,419
Default

I agree RIP. I always loved his books, pretty much all the series but especially the Dirk Pitt / Numa ones.

Oregon books too (about a mercenary ship Oregon, nothing to do with the state). Very different, but enjoyable.

I also enjoyed the way that Clive Cussler sometimes made an appearance as a character, a quirky character, never a major one.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-26-2020, 06:01 PM
The Cuddling Wingman's Avatar
The Cuddling Wingman The Cuddling Wingman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 16,523
Default

RIP

Read a lot of his stuff in the 90s
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FormLetter View Post
Hugs to all...even those on my Immediate Kill list.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-26-2020, 06:02 PM
The_Actuarial_Borg The_Actuarial_Borg is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
I agree RIP. I always loved his books, pretty much all the series but especially the Dirk Pitt / Numa ones.

Oregon books too (about a mercenary ship Oregon, nothing to do with the state). Very different, but enjoyable.

I also enjoyed the way that Clive Cussler sometimes made an appearance as a character, a quirky character, never a major one.
Yes, always the weird quirky old guy in the middle of nowhere.

I was not a fan of the Oregon books as much (the plots were not as dense as his original Dirk Pitt books).
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-26-2020, 06:02 PM
DyalDragon's Avatar
DyalDragon DyalDragon is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Here
Studying for the hell of it...
College: AASU
Favorite beer: This one...
Posts: 33,511
Default

:RIP:
__________________
P FM MFE MLC C Predictive Analytics
VEE FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP APC
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-27-2020, 01:09 AM
Werewolf's Avatar
Werewolf Werewolf is offline
Weremember
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Fighting with courage
Studying for the Battle of the Bands
Favorite beer: Presidente
Posts: 19,353
Blog Entries: 1
Default

RIP.

I've read pretty much all of his books.

It's a shame Hollywood could never figure out what to do with them.
__________________
Sideshow Bob's a psychopath who uses proper Kelsey Grammer.


Spoiler:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydraskull
Turns out, annuitize IS DB. Directed by M Night Shyamalan.
Quote:
Originally Posted by limabeanactuary
I realized WIS was his dump stat a while back.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShebaPoe
Ideologues should be kept far away from power. Starbucks is a good place for them to work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nonlnear View Post
There's no such thing as an overqualified barista. You need somebody who can not only make drinks and run a register, but also engage customers who might have questions about the genderqueer or Hegelian subtext of the latest pretending-to-not-be-from-a-big-label album being hawked on their counter.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-27-2020, 10:15 AM
llcooljabe's Avatar
llcooljabe llcooljabe is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 23,599
Default

didn't know he was still alive...

RIP
__________________
www.GoodNewsNow.info
Propoganda
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-27-2020, 03:29 PM
celalta's Avatar
celalta celalta is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Studying for Health Foundations
Posts: 940
Default

That's a bummer. My dad turned me on to the Dirk Pitt books.

RIP.
__________________
P FM MFE VEEs MLC C FAP APC ASA
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.31263 seconds with 11 queries