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Old 10-02-2017, 03:18 PM   #751
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Tom Petty, 66, cardiac arrest
http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-pe...ardiac-arrest/
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:24 PM   #752
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:21 PM   #753
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to the 58 (+?) people gunned down in Las Vegas
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:13 PM   #754
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Apparently, he's still alive. TMZ and CBS jumped the gun.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:49 PM   #755
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Yes, I agree. The victims in Vegas deserve a post in recognition here.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:59 AM   #756
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Man, Tom Petty's death hit me hard as a life-long fan. Between that and the tragedy in Vegas it was a rough day.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:07 AM   #757
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Peter Botwright. The man behind Wested Leather and the Indy jacket. His work has been a big part of my life for a long time. Thanks Peter.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:48 PM   #758
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Peter Botwright. The man behind Wested Leather and the Indy jacket. His work has been a big part of my life for a long time. Thanks Peter.

We lost a pillar of our hobby and he will be missed by many. Condolences to his friends and family.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:40 PM   #759
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Rest in Peace Jim Nabors


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Old 11-30-2017, 09:40 PM   #760
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Rest in Peace Jim Nabors
Wow. Never saw that episode before! I used to watch re-runs of "Gomer Pyle" religiously every day after school at 4:30 and don't remember this at all. Gomer doing Don Quixote?!? Gotta love it. That's Jim's singing voice, for sure, but funny how he doesn't belt this one out with Pyle's southern accent!

He was also great in the Saturday morning, Sid & Marty Krofft show, "The Lost Saucer" with Ruth Buzzi. Good memories.

Speaking of memories, how about him singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" at all the openings of the Indy 500? Here he is in 1977 (the year of "Star Wars"):

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Old 02-21-2018, 12:08 PM   #761
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RIP Billy Graham.

(Speaking of the Mandela Effect, I thought his helicopter crashed in 1991?)
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:16 PM   #762
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M*A*S*H's Winchester has passed. RIP David Ogden Stiers.

MSN Entertainment: M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers dies at 75
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:03 PM   #763
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Stephen 'stinking' Hawking

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Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.

His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge.

I wonder if he found God, now?
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:28 AM   #764
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I wonder if he found God, now?
He bet against the existence of the "God particle" and was satisfied to lose that bet.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:10 PM   #765
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The last line from the Kennedy/Spielberg produced Brief History of Time:
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Stephen Hawking: If we do discover a complete theory of the universe, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all - philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people - be able to take part in the discussion of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason. For then we would know the mind of God.
So... he was a Reasonabilist?
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:20 PM   #766
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I wonder if he found God, now?

First dead pool 8ever won!!!!! See what happened when you stop picking Keith Richards!
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:00 AM   #767
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First dead pool 8ever won!!!!! See what happened when you stop picking Keith Richards!

I've been double or nothing on Tim Curry for a while now...

This dissolved fast.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:59 PM   #768
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I've been double or nothing on Tim Curry for a while now...

This dissolved fast.

Bad move once a middle age star has a heart attack or stroke they seem to live forever. I am going Willford Brimley. He did eat all that oatmeal..
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:13 PM   #769
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Bad move once a middle age star has a heart attack or stroke they seem to live forever. I am going Willford Brimley. He did eat all that oatmeal..

It's my fault as a mod to deter this thread a tad, but I just read that Jack Nicholson now weighs 320lbs?!
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:01 PM   #770
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It's my fault as a mod to deter this thread a tad
It's not thread drift if "rest in peace" is a threat.

Are you referring to the Lee Atwater Invitational Dead Pool? Remember when Shia was going to play Atwater who died at 40? I've learned to stop betting on immortals. For instance, some time this year at John McCain's funeral the president will hand a folded flag to his mother (106).
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:43 AM   #771
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Art Bell in Pahrump, Nevada, at 72. I have fond memories of forcing rental cars up to the observatories on Mauna Kea, then driving home in the dark past invisible cows and listening to his midnight radio show in prime time. I suspect island hoppers and UFOlogists Lucas and Spielberg listened a fair amount also.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:38 AM   #772
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Art Bell promoted the "crystal skulls" story which resulted in a film.

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Old 04-15-2018, 07:17 PM   #773
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Sad to hear about the death of R. Lee Ermey.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...-74/519273002/
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Sad to hear about the death of R. Lee Ermey.



I think this is fitting....
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:43 PM   #775
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My friends & I used to imitate some of his lines from "The Boys In Company C" during the early '80s but it wasn't until "Full Metal Jacket" did we learn R. Lee Ermey's name.

He was outstanding in that. As the story goes, he was originally hired as an advisor but felt that the actor playing the sergeant wasn't good enough so he sent a videotape to Kubrick auditioning for the role. Supposedly, it's a non-stop 15 minute barrage of verbal abuse from Ermey, barking orders & delivering insult after insult. No pauses, no repeating himself, the whole time being pelted with oranges and tennis balls! I would love to see that tape someday.

R.I.P. R.Lee
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