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sith_killer_99
06-28-2009, 03:36 PM
Well, it's been quite a month.

David Carradine
Farrah Fawcett
Michael Jackson
Billy Mays
Ed McMahon

Who will be #6?

Sad, to see so many go in such a short time!:cry:

bobafrett
06-28-2009, 03:37 PM
Wiiliam Hung? Who is that?

sith_killer_99
06-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Edited, Hung was not really dead. It was a BS news article. Hung is the American Idol reject who shot to fame for botching Ricky Martin's "She Bangs".lol

bobafrett
06-28-2009, 03:46 PM
That's who I thought it was, but I didn't hear anything about him passing, so I thought it might have been another Hung.

DarthQuack
06-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Couple possibilities....Patrick Swayze has cancer :(

Then you have Walter Cronkite who's health isn't too great lately either.

:cry:

El Chuxter
06-28-2009, 11:14 PM
How dare you forget Koko Taylor died the same day as David Carradine?

sith_killer_99
06-29-2009, 12:59 AM
Queen of the Blues!

Looks like we got our 6th.:(

Carradine and Taylor June 3rd
Jackson and Fawcett June 25th
McMahon June 23rd
Mays June 28th

Erie, if Mays and McMahon had died on the same day it would have been much more bizzare!:sad:

TeeEye7
06-29-2009, 11:09 AM
Add Gale Storm to the list.

Who did you spake?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/28/AR2009062801451.html?hpid=topnews

Kidhuman
06-29-2009, 12:33 PM
Well there is the 2 Triumverates.

TeeEye7
06-29-2009, 01:43 PM
This just in: Fred Tavalena.

I remember his routines on the Tonight Show well. And, you've probably heard his voice on many of your favorite cartoon shows, you just didn't know it.

RIP, Fred.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0871239/news#ni0855904

Bel-Cam Jos
06-30-2009, 12:35 AM
Is this thread only for the "famous" who pass on? We could add that Iowa HS football coach shot by someone this month, too. :cry: He was regionally famous. Sad story as well.

TeeEye7
06-30-2009, 10:11 AM
fa∑mous (fā'məs)
adj.

1. Well or widely known. See Synonyms at noted.
2. First-rate; excellent: had a famous time at the party.


[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin fāmōsus, from fāma, fame; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.]
fa'mous∑ness n.


I would say widely known qualifies.

Ji'dai
07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
Actor Karl Malden passed away today; he was 97. I remember him most from the American Express TV commercials he did.

El Chuxter
07-01-2009, 03:21 PM
I didn't even realize he was still around. :(

Did the rest of you see the touching tribute to the late Jeff Goldblum on Colbert last night? If not, here it is (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/220019/june-29-2009/jeff-goldblum-will-be-missed). It's likely to be the funniest bit on Colbert for at least a day or so.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-01-2009, 06:39 PM
Spoken by Mr. Goldblum, too.

Snowtrooper
07-01-2009, 08:37 PM
Actor Karl Malden passed away today; he was 97. I remember him most from the American Express TV commercials he did.


He also played Gen. Omar Bradley in the movie Patton. 97...wow. He sure lived a long life. I hope I make it to half that age.

sebillba
07-02-2009, 01:07 AM
We can now add another icon to the list... Molly Sugden.

RIP Mrs Slocombe and her *****. (Edit: What??? It's her cat!!!!)

Bel-Cam Jos
07-02-2009, 10:18 AM
Golden Globe-winning actor Harve Presnell has died. The 75-year-old star of 'Fargo' succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Tuesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif, EW.com and the Associated Press are reporting.I can't say I saw Fargo, so I don't really know his work.

TeeEye7
07-02-2009, 11:16 AM
I can't say I saw Fargo, so I don't really know his work.

Check him out in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown with Princess Leia's mom. That man had a set of pipes!

Darth Metalmute
07-02-2009, 02:16 PM
I didn't even realize he was still around. :(

Did the rest of you see the touching tribute to the late Jeff Goldblum on Colbert last night? If not, here it is (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/220019/june-29-2009/jeff-goldblum-will-be-missed). It's likely to be the funniest bit on Colbert for at least a day or so.


I saw that. Very funny bit. Goldblum has been on Colbert alot recently.

You see the bit he did about the fly President Obama killed?

Bel-Cam Jos
07-02-2009, 06:10 PM
Check him out in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown with Princess Leia's mom. That man had a set of pipes!Now, is that Breha Organa, Padme Amidala, Natalie Portman, or Debbie Reynolds? ;)

Mad Slanted Powers
07-03-2009, 07:41 PM
Former boxing great Alexis Arguello (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=4299144) has died, possibly suicide.

2-1B
07-04-2009, 04:32 PM
RIP Steve McNair :cry: and I wish a horrible death on the person responsible for his death. :mad:

sith_killer_99
07-04-2009, 05:18 PM
I just heard about this, shot and killer at age 36.:cry:

Mad Slanted Powers
07-04-2009, 10:08 PM
When I first heard it, in my mind I was thinking Vince Young since I knew he had some issues this past season. This is sad. McNair seemed like a pretty good guy.

Ji'dai
07-05-2009, 09:43 AM
Could be a crime of passion. Maybe he was having an affair with the woman he was found with and the pair were shot by his wife or the woman's husband.

2-1B
07-05-2009, 09:16 PM
Yeah, or it could be the dead woman, too. I thought that might be the case if he was shot 4 times and she only once...or it could be foul play, who knows.

Whatever the case, it's terrible. :(

sith_killer_99
07-05-2009, 09:30 PM
Reports are that police are not looking for anyone in connection to the killings. Most likely murder suicide!:(

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-12-2009, 01:18 PM
Death comes in threes, they say, but lately it has been in elevens.

Rocketboy
07-12-2009, 01:30 PM
37-year-old former boxing champ Arturo Gatti was found dead. His wife has been detained as a suspect.

Blue2th
07-12-2009, 02:33 PM
They're detaining his wife.
Hell hath no fury.

bobafrett
07-12-2009, 08:29 PM
Latest word is she was charged with the murder. So sad.

Darth Metalmute
07-13-2009, 07:56 AM
I heard on Sportcenter last night that he was strangled with a purse strap.

DarthQuack
07-13-2009, 08:58 AM
This is all crazyness :cry:

Slicker
07-13-2009, 09:35 AM
The Navy just called off a search for a sailor that feel overboard from the USS Shiloh in Tokyo Bay. :(

TeeEye7
07-13-2009, 10:52 AM
That sucks. I feel for the family.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-13-2009, 11:03 AM
I forgot to mention former US defense secretary Robert McNamara passed away last week.

sith_killer_99
07-13-2009, 12:41 PM
He did indeed, good catch.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Then you have Walter Cronkite who's health isn't too great lately either.

:cry:
Just heard the Fox News Alert - Walter Cronkite has passed away.

TeeEye7
07-17-2009, 08:12 PM
Nobody could cover the moon missions like Cronkite and Wally Schirra. How ironic we're just a few days away from the 40th anniversary of the first landing.

Thank you for all of your journalistic excellence. That's the way it (is) was!

Kidhuman
07-18-2009, 12:14 PM
Walter finally fossilized

Bel-Cam Jos
07-18-2009, 09:18 PM
I fear that the younger posters here will have missed his value to the news industry (before it was a "business," at least), since the "news" now is sadly bogus or monetarily-based. I checked out his autobiography from the library today and hope to finish it soon. I remember him from pre-Saturday morning cartoons, where there'd be a brief news report. I used to try to copy his voice as a kid, too. Sad, sad. :(

Mad Slanted Powers
07-19-2009, 12:21 AM
He was a bit before my time, but I do remember him on the news as a kid. Back then, the only stations we got were Canadian stations and one local Bellingham station, which used to be a CBS affiliate. So, that was the only American national news anchor I saw prior to 1979 when we got a new TV and could get the Seattle stations a bit better. I'm not sure if the local station was carrying CBS news in 1981. Perhaps they were, because I seem to remember when he left the anchor position.

I also recall having The First Family Rides Again album, and Rich Little did a pretty good impersonation of him in one of the skits on there. Not quite as good as his Reagan or Johnny Carson impersonations, but believable enough.

Lord Malakite
07-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Another death to report. Gidget the Taco Bell dog has passed (http://www.blisstree.com/articles/gidget-the-taco-bell-dog-dies/).

pbarnard
07-23-2009, 08:26 AM
Gidget el perrito de Taco Bell se meurta? Alguien se hablaba "Yo quierro Taco Bell" en el futuro?

El Chuxter
07-23-2009, 10:35 AM
The guy who played Barf on You Can't Do That On Television. Now that's a tragedy. :cry:

http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/tv/2009/07/22/10224866.html

2-1B
07-25-2009, 01:37 PM
Shout out to another Barf, John Candy, who is also dead.

Slicker
07-25-2009, 01:47 PM
The last member of the British military that fought in the trenches of WWI died. :cry: Yet another living link gone for the ages.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090725/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_obit_patch

bobafrett
07-25-2009, 06:53 PM
That is very sad. Didn't the last survivour of the Titanic pass away? Or am I mistaken? Someday, we'll all be gone as well.

Slicker
07-26-2009, 09:47 AM
That is very sad. Didn't the last survivour of the Titanic pass away? Or am I mistaken? Someday, we'll all be gone as well.
Yep. The last Titanic survivor passed away earlier this year.

Blue2th
07-26-2009, 10:56 AM
I fear that the younger posters here will have missed his value to the news industry (before it was a "business," at least), since the "news" now is sadly bogus or monetarily-based. I checked out his autobiography from the library today and hope to finish it soon. I remember him from pre-Saturday morning cartoons, where there'd be a brief news report. I used to try to copy his voice as a kid, too. Sad, sad. :(

Yeah, John Stewart was voted "most trusted newsman" in a recent poll.
What does that say about the state of "news"? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/22/time-magazine-poll-jon-st_n_242933.html

Walter Cronkite I always liked the best, maybe because he looked uncannily like my Dad, bushy eyebrows and all. I always thought if he ever wanted to impersonate him, which he never did, he could have gotten closer to him than anyone else I'd seen.

sith_killer_99
07-26-2009, 01:17 PM
Yeah, John Stewart was voted "most trusted newsman" in a recent poll.
What does that say about the state of "news"?

It says that people who read "Time" and take their online polls shouldn't be allowed to vote.:laugh:

BTW, why link the "The Huffington Post" and not the TIME poll results?!?!?:confused:

http://www.timepolls.com/hppolls/archive/poll_results_417.html

Honestly, between Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, Jon Stewart, and Brian Williams it is no surprise Stewart won.:laugh:

Also.....9,409 votes....really?!?!lol

Same source also says "Bing" is America's favorite search engine.

http://www.timepolls.com/hppolls/archive/poll_results_418.html

Also claims "Billie Jean" is Michael Jackson's best song...:rolleyes:

http://www.timepolls.com/hppolls/archive/poll_results_408.html

TeeEye7
07-26-2009, 01:23 PM
Honestly, between Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, Jon Stewart, and Brian Williams it is no surprise Stewart won.:laugh:

Amen, brother, Amen!

Blue2th
07-26-2009, 03:49 PM
It says that people who read "Time" and take their online polls shouldn't be allowed to vote.:laugh:

BTW, why link the "The Huffington Post" and not the TIME poll results?!?!?:confused:

http://www.timepolls.com/hppolls/archive/poll_results_417.html

Honestly, between Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, Jon Stewart, and Brian Williams it is no surprise Stewart won.:laugh:

Also.....9,409 votes....really?!?!lol

Same source also says "Bing" is America's favorite search engine.

http://www.timepolls.com/hppolls/archive/poll_results_418.html

Also claims "Billie Jean" is Michael Jackson's best song...:rolleyes:

http://www.timepolls.com/hppolls/archive/poll_results_408.html
I dunno, I just grabbed the first one on the Google search. Of course I found out about it last week in my Comcast "news" front page. It's all "the news." :rolleyes: in amoungst the latest MJ stuff and the gotcha comments the Prez said at the end of a very important news conference which seemed to not get as much coverage as the rest of the gotcha "news."

I miss Walter. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
07-27-2009, 11:45 AM
Another boxer killed out of the ring: Vernon Forrest. :( Carjacking.

bobafrett
07-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Another boxer killed out of the ring: Vernon Forrest. :( Carjacking.

I thought it was home invasion. Either way, another tragic loss.

Qui-Long Gone
07-27-2009, 03:02 PM
Would Sarah Palin's political career count as RIP? or just her governorship?

Bel-Cam Jos
07-27-2009, 03:47 PM
Would Sarah Palin's political career count as RIP? or just her governorship?No, she said she wanted to avoid "lame duck" status, not "dead duck." :dead:

sith_killer_99
07-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Would Sarah Palin's political career count as RIP? or just her governorship?

Still, I can't help wonder how many Americans wish they could put Joe Bidens' career in a box with Palins' and bury it forever.

Unfortunately we are stuck with him.....one....heart...beat..away.:sad:

DarthQuack
08-06-2009, 03:22 PM
RIP John Hughes :cry:

A spokeswoman for John Hughes says the director
of 1980s coming-of-age films like "Sixteen Candles" and "The
Breakfast Club" has died in Manhattan.
Michelle Bega says the 59-year-old Hughes died of a heart attack
during a morning walk. He was in Manhattan to visit family.
He made a teen star of Molly Ringwald with 1984's "Sixteen
Candles" about a girl's nightmarish birthday on the eve of her
sister's wedding.
Ringwald also starred in "The Breakfast Club," about a group
of high school misfits during Saturday detention, and "Pretty in
Pink."
Hughes also directed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and wrote
"Home Alone." He lived in Illinois and set many of his films in
the Chicago area.

Qui-Long Gone
08-06-2009, 04:11 PM
^Many good films...and Molly is still HOT....

Blue2th
08-06-2009, 04:40 PM
Yeah, and Ducky's still working on Two & a Half Men. :thumbsup:

Darth Jax
08-06-2009, 05:54 PM
^Many good films...and Molly is still HOT....

sorry, molly was never hot

Qui-Long Gone
08-06-2009, 06:59 PM
^Whaaa? :mad:

Mad Slanted Powers
08-06-2009, 07:32 PM
^Whaaa? :mad:

I echo that reaction.

Maradona
08-06-2009, 08:52 PM
This is a terrible loss. I'm a high school teacher in part because of his films. Rest in peace knowing how many people you made happy.

JEDIpartner
08-07-2009, 06:54 AM
I just discovered this piece of news and instantly became quite sad. :cry: He was such a huge part of my high school years (which, incidentally, sucked, but he made them better)!!!

Lord Malakite
08-08-2009, 03:06 AM
On a related note from a few pages back, the autopsy reports are back on Biily Mays. They are now attributing his death (at least in part) to cocaine use. There is an obvious Oxi-Clean joke in there somewhere, but I'm not going to touch it with a 10 ft. Rack N Grab.

Qui-Long Gone
08-08-2009, 09:27 PM
^That news is part amazingly tragic, but part amazingly ironic...it's as if you could make a product out of it for 4 easy payments of $19.95....I guess that explains the yelling....He was crying out for help....

TeeEye7
08-09-2009, 02:07 AM
What does Billy Mays and the "New Contest" thread have in common?

They'll both go on forever!

I see Billy on TV every single day....Still!

Heaven TV?

Lord Malakite
08-11-2009, 11:21 PM
A documentary on John Hughes is going to get a worldwide release according to the BBC.


A low-budget documentary about the late director John Hughes is set for international release after its rights were bought, reports say.
Trade magazine Variety said Alliance Films of Montreal agreed the deal shortly after the news broke of the film-maker's death last week.
Directed by actor and film-maker Matt Austin-Sadowski, Don't You Forget About Me takes a look at Hughes' life.
The title comes from the Simple Minds song featured in The Breakfast Club.

Hughes, who died at the age of 59, made hit teen movies such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Home Alone and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Austin-Sadowski, who starred in the Power Rangers: S.P.D. TV series, said Hughes' films had a huge impact on him when he was in school.
"He inspired me as a person, going through an awkward adolescence, as many people do," he told Variety.

"He took affairs of the heart very seriously, and no other director gave teenagers that sort of treatment at that time."

The film was made before Hughes' death and Austin-Sadowski said he is hoping it will boost people's interests in the director's films.
"That's what's important to us. It's not the deal. It's not more exposure for us," he said.

Actors who participated in the documentary included Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Mia Sara, Kelly LeBrock and Andrew McCarthy.
Molly Ringwald, who found fame in Hughes' The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, refused to take part in the project.

pbarnard
08-12-2009, 08:08 AM
So no one is going to mention Euncie Kennedy Shriver? Great great lady doesn't even begin to describe her life and contributions to society at large.

Maradona
08-12-2009, 10:13 PM
So no one is going to mention Euncie Kennedy Shriver? Great great lady doesn't even begin to describe her life and contributions to society at large.

Considering her philantropy, particularly with the Special Olympics, her loss is certainly tragic.

pbarnard
08-13-2009, 10:54 AM
Les Paul http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/13/obit.les.paul/index.html

Euncie Kennedy Shriver's wake is today.

El Chuxter
08-13-2009, 11:48 AM
Les Paul... Oh, man, this is a major loss. :cry: Without him, there would be no electric guitar solo.

Maradona
08-13-2009, 10:38 PM
Les Paul is as influential a figure in music history as most anyone else.

Another loss, for those who follow what the rest of the world calls football, is that of Sir Bobby Robson, coach of English national teams in two World Cups, along with several club sides in Europe. A salute from my namesake is ironic, since they were not on the best of terms after the 1986 World Cup match where the two most talked about goals ever were scored. May he rest in peace.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-25-2009, 09:15 AM
Saw this in the local paper this morning that Larry Knechtel (http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/1040997.html) had died. He may not be a name most people know. He was a keyboard player and a sought after session musician. He was a member of Bread, and he won a Grammy for his arrangement of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." I have a boxed set of The Monkees, and he is listed in the credits for a few songs. I recognized the name then because I knew that he lived around here in the small foothills community of Maple Falls. I remember seeing his daughter's picture in one of my brother's high school yearbooks. I just checked mine and she wasn't in it, so she must have been a year or two ahead of him. At the time, I didn't know who he was, but some time later there was an article in the paper that mentioned him.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-25-2009, 11:29 PM
Just heard on Fox News Channel that Ted Kennedy has passed away.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-26-2009, 12:02 AM
Damn, that sucks.

Blue2th
08-26-2009, 06:47 AM
Saw this in the local paper this morning that Larry Knechtel (http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/1040997.html) had died. He may not be a name most people know. He was a keyboard player and a sought after session musician. He was a member of Bread, and he won a Grammy for his arrangement of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." I have a boxed set of The Monkees, and he is listed in the credits for a few songs. I recognized the name then because I knew that he lived around here in the small foothills community of Maple Falls. I remember seeing his daughter's picture in one of my brother's high school yearbooks. I just checked mine and she wasn't in it, so she must have been a year or two ahead of him. At the time, I didn't know who he was, but some time later there was an article in the paper that mentioned him.

I still have The Best of Bread. There's a picture of him on the cover with the rest of the band I do believe.
Don't like to see fellow musicians leave us.
He died in Yakima it said. That's the first place my family owned a house when we moved to the states.
RIP


Just heard on Fox News Channel that Ted Kennedy has passed away.

He was distressed on not being able to be present to debate and vote on his most passionate cause, healthcare, and wanted the Governor to appoint an interim senator while he was still alive.
He doesn't have to worry about that now.
RIP

Old Fossil
08-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Wow... last of the Kennedy brothers. RIP Ted.

sith_killer_99
08-26-2009, 10:59 AM
Yep, Ted is dead.

Rest in peace, Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940-July 18, 1969)

Old Fossil
08-26-2009, 11:29 AM
****CAUTION: Low-flying stones****

Blue2th
08-26-2009, 11:31 AM
"Ouch" :Ponder:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-26-2009, 11:38 AM
Yep, Ted is dead.

Rest in peace, Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940-July 18, 1969)
I wanted to start a countdown between the death announcement and the first dickish statement, but I guess it's unnecessary now.

Qui-Long Gone
08-26-2009, 12:10 PM
I wanted to start a countdown between the death announcement and the first dickish statement, but I guess it's unnecessary now.

Well, how Ted skirted by in life with that overlooked is beyond me? What's more dickish, that observation or getting a girl killed and staying in power?

sith_killer_99
08-26-2009, 12:12 PM
I wanted to start a countdown between the death announcement and the first dickish statement, but I guess it's unnecessary now.

Actually, this has already been discussed on numerous boards. Also, the news networks have alluded to his "personal tragedies and flaws".

I'd rather be the guy making a dickish statement than the guy who got drunk, drove off a bridge, left a young woman to die in a watery grave, then tried to cover the whole thing up.

The man belonged behind bars, instead he was rewarded with a Senate seat for decades. There is no justice in this world, but perhaps Mary Jo can be at peace now.

My comments are no more harsh than the comments about Michael Jackson and the allegations of him being a child molester after his death.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-26-2009, 12:18 PM
Guess I'll just wait until Laura Bush kicks it, then.

Qui-Long Gone
08-26-2009, 12:21 PM
Guess I'll just wait until Laura Bush kicks it, then.

Why, what did the First Lady do? Run her first husband off a cliff and become the President's wife?

El Chuxter
08-26-2009, 12:26 PM
Bringing up that particular dead horse is pure dickery, not a political statement. Even most liberals agree that he should've gone to jail for that, or at the very least owned up to his mistake.

I seem to remember even a ripe douche like Nixon getting more respect from both sides right after he died.

pbarnard
08-26-2009, 12:30 PM
Even though drunk driving wasn't a crime yet? Plus who was alive in 1969 and aware of such a thing or did you only hear about it afterwards? The only crime he could be charged with he was, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and served a suspended sentance. So passing Civil Rights (you don't have to take a reading test or pay a poll tax), Family and Medical Leave Act, COBRA, SChip, Federal Subsidized Student Loans, Campaign Finance (post Watergate), the Privacy Rule and HIPPA, minimum wage increases, The American's With Disabilities Act, expansion of America Corps to fulfill educational and urban renewal goals, etc isn't worth mentioning because it's not like that touches more people's lives or anything. Being a Senator doesn't make you perfect given the number of aldulters, embezzlers, and leeches to power who do nothing. Never mind the personal demon he carried around wondering when he was going to get shot in public like his brothers; he was an alcoholic in a time when being an alcoholic was just laughed at and it cost him and some one else, yet people want to relativize it to the norms of today. He worked hard for his state's people, for people to have oppurtunities, and is in the conversation as the greatest legislative senator in US history. The ironic thing is, he worked his whole life for mental health parity (amongst bigger health care goals), so had it been passed in '68 instead of '98, the whole thing could've been avoided.

sith_killer_99
08-26-2009, 12:40 PM
Laura Bush ran a stop sign and killed a classmate (Michael Dutton Douglas). Official police report said there were no drugs or alcohol involved, she didn't run and she didn't try to cover it up to save her own skin.


Bringing up that particular dead horse is pure dickery, not a political statement. Even most liberals agree that he should've gone to jail for that, or at the very least owned up to his mistake.

I seem to remember even a ripe douche like Nixon getting more respect from both sides right after he died.

It wasn't meant to be a political statement. Just because he was a politician doesn't mean everything about him has to be political.

As I said, it was no more harsh than the MJ child molestation comments, in fact is was mild by comparison. All I posted was RIP for his victim.

Drinking and driving may not have been a crime at the time, but he fled the scene and attempted to cover it up.

EDIT

As for beating a dead horse, let me check......

Yep, Mary Jo is still dead.

Maybe you should just go tell her family to "get over it" while your at it.

Also, the "law" he could have been charged with is involuntary manslaughter.


As with voluntary manslaughter Massachusetts statutory law does not define involuntary manslaughter. Rather, Massachusetts common law, as pronounced by the courts, provides the definition for involuntary manslaughter:
One can commit involuntary manslaughter through:
(1) an unintentional killing occasioned by an act which constitutes such a disregard of the probable harmful consequences to another as to be wanton or reckless; or
(2) an unintentional killing resulting from a battery.

http://www.massmurderdefense.com/pages/manslaughter-in.html

El Chuxter
08-26-2009, 12:58 PM
I meant it's a dead horse in that it seems to pop up any time anyone wants to criticize Kennedy, regardless of how appropriate or inappropriate it is at the time. I apologize for accusing you of being political if that was truly not your intention; however, I only made the assumption because your entire post was reminding us of his crime mere hours after his death, and you're usually the first to jump on any politician who's even slightly to your left.

I'm of the mind that he accomplished a lot in the Senate, but, in an ideal world, he would not have been there to do it. I didn't even in the slightest imply that anyone should "get over it," and you're not twisting my words in saying that I did; you're making a jump into lightspeed and winding up several million miles away.

I'm just going to totally bow out of this "debate" and lament that the internet has made our society forget that simple human decency in the past mandated we focus not on a man's crimes immediately after he died.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-26-2009, 01:00 PM
What is interesting is that he wanted Massachusetts to change the law so that his replacement could be appointed by the governor right away. Back before the 2004 election, he pushed for them changing the law to what it is now. Probably because they didn't want a Republican governor appointing John Kerry's replacement had he become president.

DarthBrandon
08-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Laura Bush ran a stop sign and killed a classmate (Michael Dutton Douglas). Official police report said there were no drugs or alcohol involved, she didn't run and she didn't try to cover it up to save her own skin.



It wasn't meant to be a political statement. Just because he was a politician doesn't mean everything about him has to be political.

As I said, it was no more harsh than the MJ child molestation comments, in fact is was mild by comparison. All I posted was RIP for his victim.

Drinking and driving may not have been a crime at the time, but he fled the scene and attempted to cover it up.

EDIT

As for beating a dead horse, let me check......

Yep, Mary Jo is still dead.

Maybe you should just go tell her family to "get over it" while your at it.


The classmate she killed was an ex-boyfriend, they had dated throughout early & mid 1963, then they broke up & he started dating a girl named Regan Gammon.

sith_killer_99
08-26-2009, 01:28 PM
Honestly, I hadn't intended my post to get this deep.

The original intent of my post was that, yes, Ted Kennedy is dead and perhaps now Mary Jo can rest in peace.

That's it.

I would have said the same if it had been some famous actor/actress who had died, or anyone deemed worthy of news coverage, had they done the same thing as Ted Kennedy. :yes:

I wasn't trying to **** on the man's grave.

I will say this, now that he has passed, the matter is over, and I pray her and her family can be at peace. I will not raise the issue again after this post, it is finished.

As for the beating a dead horse issue, I apologize if I misunderstood your intent. It just felt to me like you were implying that it happened a long time ago and because of that we should just forget about it.

I took issue with this man being in office while Mary Jo was stone cold dead, and it has been a passionate issue for me, for a long long time. Politics has nothing to do with it. My passion stems from my sister-in-laws death at the wheel of a drunk driver, so, perhaps I took the issue a little too personal and went over the top by posting so soon after his death.

pbarnard
08-26-2009, 03:38 PM
Alright, keeping tangentially with the crimes of the rich and powerful, Dominick Dunne passed at 83 years old.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-26-2009, 05:52 PM
Alright, keeping tangentially with the crimes of the rich and powerful, Dominick Dunne passed at 83 years old.

I just heard that on the radio on the way home. The parade of death continues.

Blue2th
08-26-2009, 06:44 PM
Nobody's mentioning the douchebag husband of Laura that directly or indirectly caused the deaths of thousands, and the sh*thole mess we're in now, just to line him and his buddy's pockets in both instances.
Probably making jokes about getting the janitor to clean it up now, while they hand him a bucket and keep the mop.

Sorry...vent.

sith_killer_99
08-26-2009, 07:03 PM
Nobody's mentioning the douchebag husband of Laura that directly or indirectly caused the deaths of thousands, and the sh*thole mess we're in now, just to line him and his buddy's pockets in both instances.
Probably making jokes about getting the janitor to clean it up now, while they hand him a bucket and keep the mop.

Sorry...vent.

Probably because this isn't the pit and we are attempting to keep away from P&R.:yes:

Blue2th
08-26-2009, 07:32 PM
Probably because this isn't the pit and we are attempting to keep away from P&R.:yes:

Yeah, I know. Sometimes I slip only to get slapped!
Not another word....must... resist...temptation. :cross-eye

Qui-Long Gone
08-27-2009, 12:52 AM
^Well the pit does exist for our political rants, but there is something to say on this thread about the RIP due our boys and girls dying in the thankless hell...I mean world of the Middle East. Despite our diverse political views, we can't overlook their loss, even if they don't enjoy the unnecessary (and shameless) fame most of the names on this thread have been given....

sith_killer_99
08-27-2009, 07:10 AM
That being the case, and this being a thread about current and recent deaths, July 2009 proved to be the bloodiest month ever for troops in Afghnaistan.


July Bloodiest Month in Afghanistan

Sad news from Afghanistan: July was the deadliest month for Americans and their foreign allies since the war began. Seventy-two foreignersó43 of them Americanódied in July, largely from roadside bombs. Twenty-two British soldiers also died, marking the highest death toll for the nation's troops since the Falklands War in 1980. The high number of deaths is the result of the recent American offensive, and the growing U.S. troop build-up, which will reach 68,000 by the end of the year. Fighting was especially bloody because U.S. troops are trying to secure the country by the August 20 presidential electionówhich the Taliban is trying to disrupt. The bloodiest month had previously been July 2008, in which only 28 U.S. soldiers died.

Read it at Los Angeles Times
Posted at 7:18 AM, Aug 2, 2009

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheat-sheet/item/july-bloodiest-month-in-afghanistan/death-toll/

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghanistan1-2009aug01,0,1438552.story

Rocketboy
08-28-2009, 10:30 PM
DJ AM died.
He was best known as "that guy that was in the plane crash with Travis Barker."

bobafrett
08-29-2009, 08:00 AM
DJ AM died.
He was best known as "that guy that was in the plane crash with Travis Barker."

I saw that on my Myspace page, and I was like "what, how?" then I found a story about how he was found in his bed with a glass pipe, and some prescription drugs. He was only 36, I believe.

pbarnard
09-14-2009, 01:53 PM
Norman Borlaug, Nobel Laureate & Creator of the World Food Prize, has died. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/09/13/nobel.borlaug.wheat/index.html

This is a topic that is near and dear to me because he was a native of a small town close to where I grew up. Also, I've spent the early part of 2008 working on the local and state level Democratic Party's platforms Agriculture and Environment subcomittee as both author and advisor where food and food supply were key issues.

He won his Nobel Prize for creating genetically modified crops that resist diseases. He than spent the remainder of his days lobbying, funding, and promoting the need to develop stable affordable nutritious food for all. Prof. Borlaug showed that science and it's applications have real consequences for human outcomes and that the passion can make differences in peoples lives. A true humanitarian, the world is slightly diminished at his passing.

bobafrett
09-14-2009, 06:53 PM
And we lost Patrick Swayze.

JEDIpartner
09-17-2009, 06:53 AM
...and Mary Travers from Peter, Paul & Mary...

:cry:

What is really strange is that we were watching the Mama Cass Television Programme on DVD last evening and Mary was one of the guests. I was commenting on how much I enjoyed her music.

TeeEye7
09-17-2009, 10:48 AM
Henry Gibson of Laugh-In fame. He was 73.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-18-2009, 07:07 PM
Don't forget Miles Brand, who led the NCAA and Indiana Univ., as well as other things, over his 67 years.

Lord Malakite
09-20-2009, 04:18 AM
Henry Gibson of Laugh-In fame. He was 73.
He is probably better known by today's youth more for his role on Boston Legal as Judge Clark Brown or King of the Hill as Bob Jenkins. At least that is how I know him. :cry:

TeeEye7
09-20-2009, 11:12 AM
Well, being an old f@rt around here and working nights and not able to watch prime-time TV at night I didn't know that (I don't know half the shows on....I've worked nights over 15 years). Thanks for bringing it to a contemporary level, LM!

pbarnard
10-14-2009, 09:38 AM
Singer Al Martino died. He played the wedding singer in The Godfather.

mabudonicus
10-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Captain Lou Albano, RIP big guy

Lord Malakite
10-15-2009, 01:40 AM
Captain Lou Albano, RIP big guy

I just heard as well. RIP Super Mario. :cry:

As I already told LT, Beast, and even SirSteve; tomorrow I am going to spend the day wearing my Super Mario underwear from when I was 5 (and only them) while watching Zelda episodes from the Super Show as I swing my hips from side to side doing the Mario. All as a tribute to Lou's memory. :thumbsup:

sith_killer_99
10-15-2009, 12:32 PM
I just heard as well. RIP Super Mario. :cry:

As I already told LT, Beast, and even SirSteve; tomorrow I am going to spend the day wearing my Super Mario underwear from when I was 5 (and only them) while watching Zelda episodes from the Super Show as I swing my hips from side to side doing the Mario. All as a tribute to Lou's memory. :thumbsup:

That's WAY too much information.:yes:

JimJamBonds
10-15-2009, 03:09 PM
And WAY too disturbing of a mental picture!

Bel-Cam Jos
10-18-2009, 09:39 AM
Have any of you noticed that "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" has had more radio airplay this week?

Rocketboy
10-18-2009, 10:12 AM
Have any of you noticed that "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" has had more radio airplay this week?No more than any Michael Jackson song.


Oh, wait...

bobafrett
10-18-2009, 11:49 AM
Have any of you noticed that "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" has had more radio airplay this week?

No, because the stations I listen to, don't play that song, only rock, no pop.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-18-2009, 03:40 PM
A chick with a loud voice and wild, red, semi-shaven hair, who puts a recently-deceased wrestler in an arm lock ain't rock? :pleased:

bobafrett
10-19-2009, 09:13 PM
A chick with a loud voice and wild, red, semi-shaven hair, who puts a recently-deceased wrestler in an arm lock ain't rock? :pleased:

No, but I once listened to her voice and thought she was cute, what the Heck was I thinking.

sith_killer_99
10-19-2009, 10:13 PM
No, but I once listened to her voice and thought she was cute, what the Heck was I thinking.

I can't believe she was 30 years old when "She's So Unusual" was released!!!:crazed:

Hard to imagine a 30 year old woman singing "Oh daddy dear you know your still #1...".:twisted:

What's that about?!?!:confused:

BTW, she was incredibly cute!!!:yes:

Rocketboy
10-22-2009, 11:50 PM
Soupy Sales (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33442972/?gt1=43001)

Old Fossil
10-23-2009, 07:32 AM
Soupy Sales (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33442972/?gt1=43001)

I had one of his records when I was a kid. He was a very funny guy, very animated on stage and obviously enjoyed an audience.

RIP Soupes.

JEDIpartner
10-23-2009, 10:48 AM
Yeah... he dead. :(

bobafrett
10-23-2009, 06:21 PM
What's the guys he hung around with, wasn't he part of the Frank Sinatra gang?

2-1B
10-23-2009, 06:45 PM
I think some of the Rat Pack appeared on his TV show.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-24-2009, 10:29 AM
I first heard of him through family members who liked his style of comedy, like Red Skelton or Milton Berle. Sad to hear. :(

2-1B
10-24-2009, 01:36 PM
Eli Wallach went recently, too.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-24-2009, 02:00 PM
Eli Wallach went recently, too.
Huh? Tuco still seems to be very much alive. I haven't heard anything to the contrary.

2-1B
10-24-2009, 02:54 PM
Nevermind, I saw a write up about him in EW and thought he was a corpse. Now that you mention it though, you're right. Sorry !

Maradona
10-24-2009, 04:12 PM
Eli Wallach went recently, too.

"He who double crosses me and leaves me alive [or falsely proclaims my death], he knows nothing of Tuco."
:razz:

JEDIpartner
11-17-2009, 11:37 AM
Ken Ober of MTV's Remote Control fame.

mtriv73
11-17-2009, 02:36 PM
Ken Ober of MTV's Remote Control fame.

Well that's sad. It sounds like he may have actually died of the flu. I feel sorry for his family. It must be tough on parents to outlive your child.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-17-2009, 06:53 PM
I saw a note about an "MTV personality" who died and went through the mental list in my head. I never even considered him; I was thinking VJs and hosts. Sorry, Ken. :( But I loved Remote Control.

Darth Jax
11-17-2009, 06:56 PM
i loved that show, but mostly watched it for kari wuhrer

Maradona
11-18-2009, 12:22 AM
Edward Woodward, The Equalizer, has passed.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-20-2009, 07:36 AM
i loved that show, but mostly watched it for kari wuhrerOh, was Ken Ober on that show, too? ;) Lots of people started there (Colin Quinn, Adam Sandler, ... others?).

Darth Jax
11-20-2009, 07:39 AM
denis leary got his start there as well. i don't recall him ever appearing on the show, but he was one of the writers.

mtriv73
11-20-2009, 11:17 AM
Adam Sandler was on remote control?

sith_killer_99
11-20-2009, 11:36 AM
Adam Sandler was on remote control?

IMDB has him credited as a "writer" for "Remote Control".

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001191/

Darth Jax
11-20-2009, 02:49 PM
he played a couple of recurring characters as well, although the only one i can remember currently is as "the stud boy"

Bel-Cam Jos
11-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Yeah, he did a standup comedian character, Stud Boy, some dumb guy (maybe a NJ stereotype?). Anyone recall who replaced KW as the "chick" on the show? I seem to remember her not being there to end its run.

Mad Slanted Powers
11-20-2009, 08:46 PM
Yeah, he did a standup comedian character, Stud Boy, some dumb guy (maybe a NJ stereotype?). Anyone recall who replaced KW as the "chick" on the show? I seem to remember her not being there to end its run.
I don't know if I ever saw it, but wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Control_(game_show)) says the hostesses were:

Marisol Massey (Season 1)
Kari WŁhrer (Seasons 2-3)
Alicia Coppola (Season 4)
Susan Ashley (Season 5)

DarthQuack
12-16-2009, 01:51 PM
:(

A newspaper says Roy E. Disney, the nephew of
Walt Disney who became a powerful behind-the-scenes influence on
the family business, has died. He was 79.
Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Roy Disney's company
Shamrock Holdings, told the Los Angeles Times that Disney died
Wednesday after a bout with cancer.
His father, Roy O. Disney, and uncle, Walt, founded The Walt
Disney Co. in the 1920s. Walt was the company's creative genius but
Roy Disney's father played a vital role as head of its financial
side.
The younger Disney, born in 1930, worked for the company as a
writer and producer. But his most important influence was as a
Disney shareholder who led two investor revolts.
In 1984 he led a successful campaign to oust Walt Disney's
son-in-law from the company. Nearly 20 years later, he launched
another successful shareholder revolt against Michael Eisner.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-16-2009, 11:09 PM
Add in two 90+ year-old contributors: Oral Roberts and founder of Price Club guy (forgot his name, sorry).

Lord Malakite
12-18-2009, 01:37 AM
Surprised no one has mentioned Chris Henry (Cincinnati Bengals WR) yet.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-18-2009, 10:11 AM
I was coming to this very thread to do just that. This is all sounding sad, especially when a public figure who's made some bad life decisions but trying to make amends. :(

Rocketboy
12-20-2009, 02:33 PM
Brittany Murphy is dead at 32. (http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/12/20/actress-brittany-murphy-dies-at-32/)

So far there's no cause known other than cardiac arrest.

2-1B
12-20-2009, 03:52 PM
Wow, that's sad. :(

Old Fossil
12-20-2009, 04:22 PM
Jeez. I didn't see that one coming at all. Wonder if it was drug-related.

She was really beautiful, I thought.

:cry:

El Chuxter
12-20-2009, 04:35 PM
Rest in peace, Luanne Platter. This came as a bit of a shock.

DarthQuack
12-20-2009, 04:39 PM
:( Number 3....

Qui-Long Gone
12-21-2009, 12:20 PM
She was really beautiful, I thought.

:cry:

Amen. Very sad indeed.

El Chuxter
12-21-2009, 07:56 PM
Likely to get overshadowed by Murphy's death, Alaina Reed-Amini, Olivia from Sesame Street, has died.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091222/ap_en_mo/us_obit_alaina_reed_amini

:cry:

DarthQuack
12-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Also the man who inspired Rain Man passed away :(

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091222/ap_on_en_mo/us_obit_rain_man_5

Old Fossil
12-21-2009, 08:57 PM
Likely to get overshadowed by Murphy's death, Alaina Reed-Amini, Olivia from Sesame Street, has died.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091222/ap_en_mo/us_obit_alaina_reed_amini

:cry:

I remember her. I always thought it was cool that she decided to take a chance and move on from Sesame Street. It was nice to see an actor from the show be successful in other venues.

JimJamBonds
12-21-2009, 10:11 PM
And from 227 as well.

TheDarthVader
12-22-2009, 12:29 AM
I remember watching a documentary that was about Kim Peek. That is a shame that he died.

It is hard to believe that Brittany just had a heart attack at 32, and it does not relate to drugs.......if that is what they try to say. :(

Rocketboy
12-22-2009, 10:59 AM
It is hard to believe that Brittany just had a heart attack at 32, and it does not relate to drugs.......if that is what they try to say. :(Naturally, there have been rumors floating around. Some say she was on drugs at times. Others say she had a heart condition. Even more say she'd been sick with flu-like symptoms and had a bunch of prescription meds.

It's all a big wait and see.

Lord Malakite
12-23-2009, 12:31 AM
Arnold Stang (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091222/ap_on_en_mo/us_obit_stang;_ylt=AmuNjuUlto6tMW3tiVCwFXemG78C;_y lu=X3oDMTE1N2l2MGhhBHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bi1jaGFubmVsBHN sawNhcm5vbGRzdGFuZ2E-) just passed away. While most of you guys probably don't know him by name, I'm certain we've all seen him act in something over the years.

sith_killer_99
12-25-2009, 07:24 PM
Eminem died today in a car accident.

On Christmas, that sucks. Early reports are that he was distracted while talking on a cell phone.:(

R.I.P. Marshall Mathers A.K.A. Eminem.

Nevermind...urban legend

Maradona
12-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Eminem died today in a car accident.

On Christmas, that sucks. Early reports are that he was distracted while talking on a cell phone.:(

R.I.P. Marshall Mathers A.K.A. Eminem.

I just read that this was a hoax. I hope it is.

El Chuxter
12-26-2009, 11:44 AM
On a more serious (and, eerily similar) note, Vic Chesnutt died yesterday, and he'd been paralyzed in a car crash years ago.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Chesnutt's, but, at the risk of sounding soulless, I would've preferred it be that talentless waste of protoplasm Eminem.

sith_killer_99
12-26-2009, 11:50 AM
On a more serious (and, eerily similar) note, Vic Chesnutt died yesterday, and he'd been paralyzed in a car crash years ago.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Chesnutt's, but, at the risk of sounding soulless, I would've preferred it be that talentless waste of protoplasm Eminem.

Wow, you hate him that much? I find him funny, but I guess it helps that I never take him or anything he says/does seriously.

El Chuxter
12-26-2009, 11:55 AM
I don't really hate him, exactly... I just find him really annoying, and it bugs me that he gets so much praise heaped on him for his mediocre music simply because his skin is white. If he didn't have that going for him, his first album would've sold six copies and he'd be working at McDonald's right now. His beats are good, but Dr Dre is one of the best hip-hop producers out there, and I can hear his work with better rhymes on other albums.

As far as white rappers go, I honestly think Vanilla Ice is better, and I think Vanilla Ice is just about as ridiculous as you can get. But at least "Ice Ice Baby" happens to be really catchy in its stupidity.

sith_killer_99
12-26-2009, 12:42 PM
Well, you are right about Dre of course.

I rather enjoyed "Encore" though. It mostly makes me laugh, I liken Eminem to "Weird Al" or perhaps "Me First and the Gimme Gimmes", more like comic relief than serious music.:laugh:

Mad Slanted Powers
01-02-2010, 01:25 AM
2009 passed away last night as people watched and cheered. What a bunch of barbarians.

sith_killer_99
01-02-2010, 01:45 AM
My sneakers passed away a couple of weeks ago, but like Norman Bates inability to part with his dead mother, I have been unable to part with these shoes. I did however pick up a new pair today.:thumbsup:

I wore these shoes for 15 months in Afghanistan, whenever I wasn't wearing my combat boots.:cry:

Darth Jax
01-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Autopsy for 'the Rev,' drummer for Avenged Sevenfold was inconclusive. guess that means they'll back off a little bit about saying he died at 28 from natural causes. although cocaine abuse typically, ie. naturally leads to a heart attack.

Maradona
01-02-2010, 09:33 PM
"Dr. Death" Steve Williams passed this week. He was only 49.

Darth Jax
01-14-2010, 07:29 AM
Teddy Pendergrass (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34854358/?gt1=43001) has passed away. He was a pretty amazing R&B singer prior to his paralzying accident.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-14-2010, 08:22 PM
I wasn't familiar with his music, but I remember when Eddie Murphy mentioned him in Delirious. "You got you got you got what I need."

pbarnard
01-18-2010, 05:37 PM
Glenn W. Bell, Jr--86 years. Founder, Taco Bell.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/18/taco-bell-founder-dead-gl_n_427272.html

Slicker
01-18-2010, 08:32 PM
I wasn't familiar with his music, but I remember when Eddie Murphy mentioned him in Delirious. "You got you got you got what I need."When Cappy said that he died that's the EXACT same thing I said to him. Sadly that's the only thing I know about the man...

Mad Slanted Powers
01-18-2010, 08:54 PM
When Cappy said that he died that's the EXACT same thing I said to him. Sadly that's the only thing I know about the man...

I found that the song is called "Only You" and listened to a bit of it. Not quite as bombastic as Eddie said it though.

Slicker
01-19-2010, 03:47 PM
I found that the song is called "Only You" and listened to a bit of it. Not quite as bombastic as Eddie said it though.Well, that's unfortunate. Maybe I won't listen to the whole song and I'll just keep the part from Delirious in my head as how it REALLY goes.

Darth Jax
01-19-2010, 06:03 PM
most of Teddy's good music isn't credited to him, as he was a lead singer for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. He sang vocals on the original version of "if you don't know me by now" that was later covered by Simply Red

Bel-Cam Jos
01-24-2010, 09:05 AM
If you hear someone say it, it could devastate KISS fans, but if you read it, it will sadden others: Jean Simmons, Hollywood Oscar-nominated actress, 80, died of lung cancer.

2-1B
01-25-2010, 09:49 PM
How about Dan O'Bannon (writer of Aliens and other stuff) dying last month?
That really flew under my radar until recently...I didn't hear about it for awhile.

Lord Malakite
01-28-2010, 05:23 AM
Another one has passed. Zelda Rubinstein, probably best known as the psychic Tangina from the "Poltergeist" films, has died.

El Chuxter
01-28-2010, 01:50 PM
Looks like no one's posted it yet... JD Salinger has passed away; you may remember him as "that guy who wrote that book that conspiracy nuts feel compelled to buy every time they see it."

Also, Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, which leans a bit far left even for my tastes when it stops reporting facts and starts analyzing history, but is a fascinating read about the less glamourous side of American history.

Rocketboy
01-28-2010, 04:20 PM
A Catcher In The Rye sucked.

El Chuxter
01-28-2010, 04:40 PM
So's yo' mamma, but you don't see me posting about it!

:p

Bel-Cam Jos
01-28-2010, 11:19 PM
I believe a previous list (LISTS... :drool: ) of mine had CitR among my Ten Worst Books Read (or maybe it was #11 as Dishonorable Mention). But you know, he's a known, published author, and I'm not. Scoreboard, Mr. Salinger.

Maradona
01-28-2010, 11:50 PM
The more I teach Catcher in the Rye, the more I understand and appreciate it. "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" has helped keep me single all these years. Now that Salinger has passed, I suspect there will be several posthumous writings published.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-29-2010, 01:28 AM
Never read the book. Of course, there is a bit of a Star Wars connection. James Earl Jones played Terence Mann in Field of Dreams, whose character was based on Salinger. That's one of my favorite movies.

El Chuxter
01-29-2010, 01:33 AM
I loved the book, but for the opposite reason most people do. Most people seem to think Holden is this great anti-hero. He's not. Salinger pulls no punches with showing what a do bottle of Massengill he is, how clever he's not, and how pointless his life is. Total opposite point of what most people think it is.

Rocketboy
01-29-2010, 09:18 AM
Holden Caufield was a whiny brat that needed to have his *ss kicked and/or be heavily medicated.

Maradona
01-29-2010, 12:22 PM
Holden Caufield was a whiny brat that needed to have his *ss kicked and/or be heavily medicated.

Both of which happen in the text. He's in an institution to begin and end the novel implying medication and he's "sincerely" beaten up by Stradlater in the first few chapters.

From the Onion:

Bunch Of Phonies Mourn J.D. Salinger

In this big dramatic production that didn't do anyone any good (and was pretty embarrassing, really, if you think about it), thousands upon thousands of phonies across the country mourned the death of author J.D. Salinger, who was 91 years old for crying out loud. "He had a real impact on the literary world and on millions of readers," said hot-shot English professor David Clarke, who is just like the rest of them, and even works at one of those crumby schools that rich people send their kids to so they don't have to look at them for four years. "There will never be another voice like his." Which is exactly the lousy kind of goddamn thing that people say, because really it could mean lots of things, or nothing at all even, and it's just a perfect example of why you should never tell anybody anything.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-29-2010, 07:38 PM
I have a quote from the book on my cabinet doors of book/comic/notable quotations, of something about having goals in life (isn't that non-Alanis ironic, considering the protagonist?), but that's about the end of my enjoyment of it.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-31-2010, 05:53 PM
I also read that the little person who was that psychic from Poltergeist (and some of its sequels) passed away. Can't recall her name right now.

[edit] But a quick search brought up Zelda Rubinstein.

TeeEye7
01-31-2010, 06:16 PM
Another one has passed. Zelda Rubinstein, probably best known as the psychic Tangina from the "Poltergeist" films, has died.


I also read that the little person who was that psychic from Poltergeist (and some of its sequels) passed away. Can't recall her name right now.

[edit] But a quick search brought up Zelda Rubinstein.

Not to be a trouble maker but ace reporter and moderator Lord Malakite had that one covered. BCJ still gets extra credit though for his diligence.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-02-2010, 10:48 PM
Since film titles should be either italicized or underlined, I blame that for why I missed it. No BSLOS for grammatical errors. :p

Lord Malakite
02-03-2010, 03:10 AM
Since film titles should be either italicized or underlined, I blame that for why I missed it. No BSLOS for grammatical errors. :p
It isn't a grammatical error, its my unique stylistic choice to be different. I'm allowed to do such things for getting a bachelor's degree in creative writing. ;)

Just to prove it, here is another recent death. And I shall do it in a style that should, seeing as you are a teacher, drive you nutty Bel-Cam. :twisted:

JuStIn MiChAeL mEnTeLl [GArReTt WeLlS fRoM "BoStEn LeGaL"} pAsSeD aWaY yEsTeRdAy In a CaR aCcIdEnT.

pbarnard
02-04-2010, 04:19 PM
Francess Reid, 95, actress on Days of Our Lives. Lot of sad mom's, grandmas etc right now with the passing of Alice Horton.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/04/frances.reid.passing/index.html?hpt=T2

Bel-Cam Jos
02-06-2010, 10:41 PM
I am terribly sorry for my careless oversight, Bel-Cam. Accept my Gold American Express Card with my best regards and its unlimited balance.Now, how's THAT for creative license? :p

Lord Malakite
02-07-2010, 04:04 AM
What you talking bad about my momma's double chin stash for? Got us out of them there tough situations before it did. Its not known as the wiggler for nothing. :p
Being related to Slicker's mom isn't something to brag about Bel-Cam.:whip:

Bel-Cam Jos
02-07-2010, 03:16 PM
Wow.

Maybe it'll be me next on the RIP list... :rolleyes:

:RIPuniquestylisticchoicetobedifferent: :D

Mad Slanted Powers
02-15-2010, 08:38 AM
Just heard on the radio that Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack, passed away at age 57 after a long battle with cancer.

TeeEye7
02-20-2010, 01:49 PM
Gen. Alexander Haig has gone on to the big army base in the sky.

I sure hope he doesn't try to tell God that he's in control!

Slicker
02-20-2010, 07:20 PM
When I first saw his name I was flabbergasted because the only person I could think of was Sir Douglas Hair from WWI fame. For one split second I had a Snigtadian slip and actually thought that a man that was born in the mid to late 1800's was still alive.

TeeEye7
02-20-2010, 09:45 PM
When I first saw his name I was flabbergasted because the only person I could think of was Sir Douglas Hair from WWI fame. For one split second I had a Snigtadian slip and actually thought that a man that was born in the mid to late 1800's was still alive.

Well...it's been said that: "Old generals never die. They just fade away".

Lord Malakite
02-26-2010, 01:55 AM
Andrew Koenig (Boner from Growing Pains), the son of Walter Koenig (Chekov from Star Trek: The Original Series) was found dead by family members in a secluded area of the woods in Vancouver after several days of intense searching after he disappeared. Apparently committed suicide.

Rocketboy
03-14-2010, 09:31 PM
Suddenly, its an appropriate last name: Peter Graves.

TeeEye7
03-15-2010, 12:41 PM
Sad stuff.
Probably best known for Mission Impossible and Airplane!, but check him out in Stalag 17 (Tycho would like it since he seems to be on a WWII movie kick lately)

Bel-Cam Jos
03-15-2010, 07:05 PM
I was introduced to both Leslie Nielson and Peter Graves via Airplane!, which wasn't really fair for their work prior to that great film.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-10-2010, 09:32 AM
You get to tell the Angels what to do via speaker, and no one notices you died? Bossing around Alexis for years, and no mention of your passing? John Forsythe, gone at 92. :(

Mad Slanted Powers
04-10-2010, 10:37 AM
Yes, I was going to mention that. Also, Robert Culp passed away. I remember him mainly from Greatest American Hero. Someday I would like to check out I Spy. A while back I saw that some episodes were on Hulu.

Lord Malakite
04-11-2010, 07:53 AM
Other recent notable losses:


Lech Aleksander Kaczyński, the President of the Republic of Poland, died on April 10, 2010 along with his wife and a good portion of his delegation in a plane crash.
Meinhardt Frank Raabe died on April 9, 2010 at the Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida from a myocardial infarction. He is best known as the munchkin coroner from The Wizard of Oz.

A.J.
04-11-2010, 09:06 AM
Legendary TV star Dixie Carter, who earned millions of fans on shows like 'Designing Women' and 'Diff'rent Strokes,' died Saturday morning, the AP is reporting. She was 70.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-18-2010, 11:09 PM
One of the rare public officials who gained fame, former LA police chief Daryl Gates died after cancer problems. He was around during several notable cases and situations.

Mad Slanted Powers
04-19-2010, 12:34 AM
Malcolm McLaren also passed recently. People are asked to observe a "minute of mayhem" at noon on Thursday.

Maradona
04-19-2010, 01:54 PM
Carl Macek has also passed.

Darth Jax
04-19-2010, 07:28 PM
peter steele - lead singer for type O negative - has joined this thread

Bel-Cam Jos
04-20-2010, 07:23 PM
Heard that rapper Guru passed away in his 40s.

Darth Jax
05-05-2010, 07:31 AM
Lynn Redgrave (actress) and Ernie Harwell (long-time voice of the Tigers) both passed recently.

Darth Metalmute
05-05-2010, 07:32 AM
Very sad upon hearing that Ernie harwell passed away.
He was Detroit for such a long time.
Almost poetic that on this day, both the Red Wings and Tigers lost.
The City of Detroit and the nation mourns.

JimJamBonds
05-05-2010, 09:05 AM
Very sad upon hearing that Ernie harwell passed away.
He was Detroit for such a long time.
Almost poetic that on this day, both the Red Wings and Tigers lost.
The City of Detroit and the nation mourns.

The Bob Uecker on the shelf for a couple months due to heart surgery that (I think) only leaves Vin Scully as the only "old time" announcer still active. Right?

2-1B
05-05-2010, 10:16 PM
Curt Gowdy was just ripping it up and going strong up on CMT 20 minutes ago for a Mariners vs. Angels game (umpired by Frank Drebin).

Mad Slanted Powers
05-05-2010, 10:46 PM
Curt Gowdy is dead, but the Mariners' announcer, Dave Niehaus, has been calling their games since they came into the league in 1977. He had been a broadcaster for the Angels prior to that.

Maradona
05-10-2010, 04:53 PM
Frank Frazetta, artist extraordinaire, has passed. Lena Horne is also gone.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-10-2010, 06:30 PM
Wow; I'd put those two as the start of the Three At A Time pattern. Big time losses.

Darth Metalmute
05-11-2010, 07:36 AM
Wow; I'd put those two as the start of the Three At A Time pattern. Big time losses.


That would be three then. EH was very big in the sports world.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-11-2010, 07:12 PM
That was more than a week ago, though. I hadn't considered Mr. Harwell, but he definitely would make the first of three, then. Still sad. :(

mabudonicus
05-16-2010, 07:17 PM
Ronnie James Dio :(

Maradona
05-16-2010, 09:06 PM
I saw Heaven and Hell last August and the man still had amazing pipes. Rest in peace.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-16-2010, 09:06 PM
I shall listen to the two Dio songs in my collection as a tribute. \m/ \m/

bobafrett
05-17-2010, 07:40 AM
\m/>.<\m/ The man, the rock God will be missed.

Lord Malakite
05-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Here is an oddity. Brittany Murphy's husband just passed away.

El Chuxter
05-24-2010, 01:15 PM
And, not getting any attention because he isn't Brittany Murphy's husband, it appears that Steve Perry, one of the writers of several 80s cartoons including Thundercats, was murdered in Florida. (Not the same Steve Perry who wrote Shadows of the Empire, nor the former lead singer of Journey.)

Lord Malakite
05-24-2010, 01:32 PM
And, not getting any attention because he isn't Brittany Murphy's husband, it appears that Steve Perry, one of the writers of several 80s cartoons including Thundercats, was murdered in Florida. (Not the same Steve Perry who wrote Shadows of the Empire, nor the former lead singer of Journey.)
No idea who he is personally, but I'm familiar with Thundercats.

JimJamBonds
05-24-2010, 01:54 PM
No idea who he is personally, but I'm familiar with Thundercats.

And I'm even more familiar with Journey.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-24-2010, 05:43 PM
It will have to be Lima Time! in heaven now: MLB pitcher Jose Lima, of a heart attack.

Darth Jax
05-24-2010, 06:36 PM
don't know what number he is/was, but the bassist for slipknot was found dead in his hotel room in Iowa

Darth Metalmute
05-25-2010, 07:23 AM
It will have to be Lima Time! in heaven now: MLB pitcher Jose Lima, of a heart attack.

I remember the no-hitter he threw when he was a Toledo Mud Hen. He wasn't a great pitcher, but he was fun to watch.

JimJamBonds
05-25-2010, 08:13 AM
don't know what number he is/was, but the bassist for slipknot was found dead in his hotel room in Iowa

I think #2/The Pig were his handle(s).

Bel-Cam Jos
05-27-2010, 08:47 AM
Getting to relax in that great recliner in the sky: Art Linkletter at 97.

Darth Awgmon
05-27-2010, 12:47 PM
Here is an oddity. Brittany Murphy's husband just passed away.

Who cares?

El Chuxter
05-27-2010, 12:55 PM
Oh, if SSG had a Facebook-style "like" button, you'd be getting a thumbs up, Awgmon. :thumbsup:

2-1B
05-27-2010, 09:11 PM
sounds like Gary Coleman's not doing well. :(

Lord Malakite
05-28-2010, 01:27 AM
Who cares?
No one probably. Just found the timing odd given it came not long after Murphy's own death and the fact that both people were of a relatively young age.

TeeEye7
05-28-2010, 03:18 AM
sounds like Gary Coleman's not doing well. :(

Whatchoo talkin' about?

Bel-Cam Jos
05-28-2010, 09:12 AM
He was admitted to a Utah hospital in "serious" condition.

El Chuxter
05-28-2010, 01:33 PM
Yeah, does not look good for Arnold. Didn't he have some serious condition (or combination of conditions) that actually make his survival to 42 something of a miracle? So at least he beat the odds for several years. :(

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-28-2010, 02:15 PM
Well, now he's really not doing well, as he's dead.

El Chuxter
05-28-2010, 02:34 PM
Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, indeed. :(

sith_killer_99
05-28-2010, 02:56 PM
Yeah, I just saw this on the news.:(

DarthQuack
05-28-2010, 06:21 PM
RIP Gary :(