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Re: Obituaries

Postby fangz1956 » 2014 Jun 22 14:01

Ever looked at someone and thought "the wheel is turning but the hamster is dead"?

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2014 Aug 01 11:11

While I did not agree with him on many matters that came to the Congress, M. Caldwell Butler demands respect for backbone to face the truth when necessary.

Naturally, a whiff of reasonableness made him a pariah among the goons running today's Republican party, as the article implies.

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Postby Neck-aint-red » 2014 Aug 04 21:34

James Brady died, his life probably shortened and certainly worsened by a gunshot.

About 30,000 other Americans also joined him in death by gunshot during the past year.

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Postby Coondog » 2014 Aug 12 11:55

Robin Williams is gone. It's official. We can now blow up the world.

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Postby Wise One » 2014 Aug 13 02:49

Her iconic line is spoken around 2:40 into the video:

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Juggler » 2014 Sep 23 12:51

Tony Auth, a truly great cartoonist, is dead. Here is some of his work:
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Re: Obituaries

Postby fangz1956 » 2014 Oct 22 08:01

This is sad. Not only because of his passing but because there don't seem to be anymore like him.

Ben Bradlee


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Postby Wise One » 2014 Oct 22 11:28

He walked up to me at a reception I attended for a book launch and introduced himself to me. Very touching and humble since I, and most everybody else, recognized him on sight. Nice guy, in addition to his many accomplishments.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Juggler » 2014 Nov 04 11:03

Half of Click and Clack is dead. I loved those guys!

Here's a nice article on Ray.

And the one about a government vehicle is priceless.

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Postby Wise One » 2014 Nov 20 11:01

Mike Nichols, a giant in multiple entertainment genres, is dead. Never met him, wish I had.

Here's a very well written obituary.

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PS. Here's are skits from the old days, Nichols and May
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Postby Neck-aint-red » 2015 Feb 15 11:34

I am betting that Crux wears a fedora.

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Postby fangz1956 » 2015 Feb 27 14:24

Ever looked at someone and thought "the wheel is turning but the hamster is dead"?

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Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2015 May 25 10:51

Half of Stiller and Meara (Ben Stiller's parents) is dead. Here's Anne Meara on the Carol Burnett show, beginning about 1:30 into the video.



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Re: Obituaries

Postby Amy Probenski » 2015 Jun 05 12:23

Thanks for that ... great performance.

This is hardly timely, but I came upon this clip of the late, great Molly Ivins, together with the Terry Gross interview she referenced. You'll love them!



And the Terry Gross interview.

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WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Postby Coondog » 2015 Jun 12 13:00

—Dusty Rhodes -- the big, boisterous, bionic elbow-throwing professional wrestler who billed himself as "The American Dream" -- died Thursday, World Wrestling Entertainment said on its website.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2015 Jun 16 13:48

Alas, Blaze Starr is dead at 83. Yes, I saw her in action in her prime, bumping and grinding on "B-Street" back when they still had burlesque joints there. She was an inspiration to youths like me just emerging from adolescence, to politicians and power brokers, and to the film industry.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2015 Jul 23 09:29

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Postby Trend Setter » 2016 May 19 21:18

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Postby Wise One » 2016 Aug 06 23:13

One of my favorites is gone, Pete Fountain.

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Hillary?

Postby Crux » 2016 Aug 22 13:34

Too early for sure.

However, she was nearly upstaged by BERNIE, in spite of the double dealing and collusion between her campaign, the DNC, and the Media.

Her health and physicality is a real concern, taking one of the first two weeks of August off.

This month she closes out with only ONE campaign event coupled with of course, a 21 fundraisers.

She is in a dead heat with Trump, in spite of spending 10x as much money on campaigning.

What a terribly flawed position the Democrats find themselves in. They made their own bed.
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