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Old 04-13-2017, 10:00 PM   #726
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Steelers fans are everywhere and frankly can be a bit obnoxious when they take over opposing team's stadiums. As a result, years ago, I stopped calling myself a Steelers fan and started calling myself a Rooney Fan. This is why.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:57 PM   #727
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:45 AM   #728
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Powers Boothe passed away on May 14th
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:54 PM   #729
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:28 AM   #730
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One of my childhood icons passed away today. Roger Moore RIP. He was a staple when I was growing up with the Bond movies on a lot and of course shows like The Saint too.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit...ed-89-10482929
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:30 AM   #731
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One of my childhood icons passed away today. Roger Moore RIP. He was a staple when I was growing up with the Bond movies on a lot and of course shows like The Saint too.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit...ed-89-10482929

The Spy Who Love Me was the first 007 film I saw as a child and I've been a diehard fan ever since. It's my second-favorite franchise after Indy and it's heartbreaking to hear this news. I'm going through my yearly Bond marathon and watching his films will definitely be twinged with sadness.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:53 PM   #732
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Great respect for Roger Moore as a talent but as a young kid I despised his Bond and cheesey films like Moonraker to which Raiders of the Lost Ark was the antidote.

Stars Wars set the bar in 1977 and legions of crappy films came in its wake -- all trying to give us some element of Star War's unique blend of space, grit and adventure. We all knew there was something else, something closer to home. So what ultimately delivered? Alien delivered on the grit and space -- and added horror. Bladerunner delivered a gritty future stepped in noir. And Raiders delivered the grit and adventure (with a touch of noir) in spades.

Bond from the late '70's and for decades after delivered a whole lot of nothing. I wish Sir Roger had opportunities worthy of his talent.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:39 PM   #733
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Let's not forget Chris Cornell this past week, or ...for you conservative types...

Roger Ailes
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:42 PM   #734
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Peter Sallis, 96.

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Old 06-10-2017, 11:28 AM   #736
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The original Batman, Adam West, 88.

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Old 06-10-2017, 12:49 PM   #737
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Rest in peace, Adam West. I was a really big fan of the Batman 66 show, I got into it late but I really loved it once i discovered it.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:41 PM   #738
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Nice lull on the celebrity front. . . .

George Romero

Great talent and intellect.

As a kid, Monroeville Mall was the nearest mall to our home, and Dawn of the Dead was a favorite to watch at parties on VHS during my high school days in the mid '80's. By coincidence, I was recently talking with an older co-worker who told me that when DoD was being filmed, he worked at an Ice Cream store in the Mall in the late '70's and had initially signed up to volunteer as a zombie but he chickened out when word went around that Romero was recruiting bikers as well and that the filming may not be all that safe for the zombies. He considers missing out that experience as one of the great mistakes of his life.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:42 AM   #739
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And Martin Landau too...
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:29 AM   #740
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George Romero

Great talent and intellect.

As a kid, Monroeville Mall was the nearest mall to our home, and Dawn of the Dead was a favorite to watch at parties on VHS during my high school days in the mid '80's. By coincidence, I was recently talking with an older co-worker who told me that when DoD was being filmed, he worked at an Ice Cream store in the Mall in the late '70's and had initially signed up to volunteer as a zombie but he chickened out when word went around that Romero was recruiting bikers as well and that the filming may not be all that safe for the zombies. He considers missing out that experience as one of the great mistakes of his life.

We used go to the graveyard where Night of the Living Dead was filmed (which is very close to the old psych ward where parts of Silence fo the lamb was filmed) at Halloween. One of my fondest memories. like getting a pup-a-gogo hot dog at the ice skating ring at Monroeville Mall,.
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:11 PM   #741
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Jerry Lewis, RIP

My aunt appeared in one of his films, "Hollywood or Bust".


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Old 08-28-2017, 12:05 AM   #742
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NO!!! 2017 is showing some teeth! RIP Tobe Hooper. Texas Chainsaw stands up as one of the all time classics.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:22 PM   #743
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Wow, Jay Thomas passed away on the 24th. You're right roundshort, 17 is a fierce as 16 was.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:00 PM   #744
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Wow, Jay Thomas passed away on the 24th. You're right roundshort, 17 is a fierce as 16 was.

Not much, but figure I'd try to keep it going:

Rollie Massimino. Back in the day at Pitt I remember the whole student section at the Field House taunting him. It was jealousy. He was probably the best coach in the Big East.
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:28 PM   #745
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NOOOOOOOOOO! Henry Dean Stanton RIP! The Repo man is always intense!!!
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:07 PM   #746
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He lived a good life. I've really been looking forward to seeing Lucky.

I loved him in HBO's Big Love a few years back. He was one of kind. What every American Grandfather should be.
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:57 PM   #747
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He has some nice material in Twin Peaks: The Return, which is a must-watch.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:17 PM   #748
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NOOOOOOOOOO! Henry Dean Stanton RIP! The Repo man is always intense!!!
Henry?

"Repo Man" isn't great but the music is goo-ooo-ood. Of course, there's his role in "Alien" and wasn't he Molly Ringwood's father in "Pretty in Pink"? He always delivered.

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Which film has both Harry D. Stanton and Harrison Ford?
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:54 PM   #749
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"Repo Man" isn't great . . . .

Gotta disagree with you on that one.


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QUIZ TIME:
Which film has both Harry D. Stanton and Harrison Ford?

I struck out big time. Without the aid of technology I guessed Force 10 From Navarone (wrong!), then I went Witness (wrong!) and Working Girl (which I've never seen)(Wrong!).


Here's a good read on Mr. Stanton from Vanity Fair. BTW, there's a nice cameo mention of Sean Penn, who in my book is one of the few remaining true characters left.
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