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While we are on the subject of *RIP's*

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As long as we are on the subject of *RIP's*, how about one about Poppa Neutrino? By Emma Brown Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, January 27, 2011  William Pearlman, a dauntless nomad best known as "Poppa Neutrino" who once sailed across the Atlantic on a raft built of junk, died Jan. 23 in a New Orleans hospital of complications from congestive heart failure. He was 77. A California native who had been at various times a preacher, a gambler and a sign painter, Mr. Neutrino traveled the country in a state of exuberant homelessness. He raised his children as members of a busking street band. They called themselves the Flying Neutrinos, after subatomic particles that zoom about at close to the speed of light. Wherever the Neutrinos landed, they made home on rafts they built out of old timbers, plastic foam or whatever else the world had discarded. In 1998, Mr. Neutrino set out to cross the Atlantic in one of these floating creations: "Son of