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Old 03-22-2010, 01:03 PM   #26
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Yes we already do to bad it always has to turn into a ***** MJ bashing thread
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:26 PM   #27
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Well, as I've said before, Robert Culp is dead.

Heavy Sigh, seriously though, I can't believe I just committed a faux pas on a message board. A message board for goodness sake.

And once again, Finn had to straighten me out, first on the subject on adventure games, and now on the rules of the raven.

I'm really sorry for putting you through so much trouble, Finn.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:43 AM   #28
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Had we had this one slinked down somewhere down the list of topics all the response the action in question would likely have generated was a silent merge. But this edict has been in place, what, less than a week, and people are already ignoring it?

Sometimes I wonder if it's me who expects too much from this board.


But like I said, as long as you (all) take it as a learning experience, there's no need to roll in ashes.




Oh, and rest in peace, Mr. Culp.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:18 AM   #29
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as long as you (all) take it as a learning experience, there's no need to roll in ashes.

But nash your teeth in dispair!

Oh and Winston Churchill died March 2nd, his grandfather will be missed!
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:12 PM   #30
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Had we had this one slinked down somewhere down the list of topics all the response the action in question would likely have generated was a silent merge. But this edict has been in place, what, less than a week, and people are already ignoring it?

Sometimes I wonder if it's me who expects too much from this board.


But like I said, as long as you (all) take it as a learning experience, there's no need to roll in ashes.




Oh, and rest in peace, Mr. Culp.

Well, it wasn't exactly that I was ignoring it, I just had no idea it existed. I haven't been on the Raven for a long while, and haven't been aware of the change of rules. Once again, I apologize, and I know this doesn't excuse my behavior, but I hope it explains it.

Just so I don't change the topic on this board, let me also take the opportunity to say, Rest In Peace to Peter Graves.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:16 PM   #31
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Well, it wasn't exactly that I was ignoring it, I just had no idea it existed.
That's not really an excuse if this thread is relatively high on the forum (like it is now and was as well when this little mishap took place) and one should be able to see it quite easily when checking out the Open Discussion section.

Unless, of course, one's eyes are just fixed onto the "New Thread" button... at which point I don't have to point who's got the joke on himself, have I?
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:56 PM   #32
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Unless, of course, one's eyes are just fixed onto the "New Thread" button... at which point I don't have to point who's got the joke on himself, have I?

I'm ashamed to say that this is exactly what happened. I promise I'll try not to be so rash the next time around.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:25 PM   #33
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For those who know comics will be sad to hear of the passing of Dick Giordano. A true legend.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:32 AM   #34
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Dick Giordano, Dead at 77

D.C. Comics great Dick Giordano (1932 - 2010), who began working at the company in the late '60s as an editor, but whose popularity hit its stride when he inked Neal Adams' run of Batman and the classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow team-up series of the '70s. Giordano also inked the very first Marvel/DC inter-company crossover Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man in 1978 and inked Adams on the even more unconventional one-shot Superman vs. Muhammad Ali.

During the '70s, Giordano worked with Neal Adams at Continuity Studios to nurture many young artists, then returned to DC in 1980 to help bring forth a new wave of creativity for the company. Giordano was highly responsible for bringing the characters from Charlton Comics, where he was formerly editor-in-chief, over to DC Comics, which ultimately led to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons creating the Watchmen mini-series. As an artist, he was also involved in the '80s event Crisis on Infinite Earths and inked John Byrne's pencils when he was hired by DC to reinvent Superman with The Man of Steel. Giordano's monthly editorial column "Meanwhile..." ran in most DC Comics during the the '80s as well.

Giordano semi-retired in 1993 but appeared from time to time, whether it was part of the launch of the short-lived Future Comics with David Michelinie and Bob Layton or drawing issues of The Phantom.

Giordano succumbed to pneumonia on March 27, presumably complications from the leukemia, COPD and emphysema from which he had been suffering.

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:08 AM   #35
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Come on...that's just needlessly antagonistic, and you know it. And it's off-topic to boot.

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Old 03-31-2010, 12:24 PM   #36
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And it's off-topic to boot.
And now non-existent.




Also, a warning.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:27 PM   #37
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John Forsythe passed away at age 92. John can be best remembered for his roles as the voice of Charlie in Charlie's Angels, Blake Carrington in Dynasty, and Bill Murray's boss Lew Hayward in Scrooged.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/...ex.html?hpt=P1

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Old 05-29-2010, 02:52 PM   #38
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Dennis Hopper is dead at age 74

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni2643363/

Rest in Peace
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:31 PM   #39
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Always liked Dennis. Indian Runner was one of his more inspired roles, Blue Velvet my favrotie, and any zombie movie was better with him in it!
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:32 PM   #40
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Shouldn't we put Gary Coleman here also? Only 42, makes me feel old!
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:21 PM   #41
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That's 3 celebrity deaths in a row again. A few days ago Art Linkletter, yesterday Gary Coleman, and today Dennis.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:43 PM   #42
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Eh, Dennis had his fun, he had my fun he had your fun...he had more fun. 5 Marriages! Get off the drugs son!

Poor Gary Coleman...
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:12 AM   #43
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Let us remember Dennis Hopper for the awe inspiring role that earned him 3 Oscars and countless amounts of praise.....

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Old 05-30-2010, 11:13 AM   #44
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I'll always remember him as the crazed photographer in Apocalypse Now.





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Old 05-30-2010, 02:38 PM   #45
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Dennis Hopper was a classic.

Some of my personal favorites for him are Speed, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet (he was a real bad ass), Rumble Fish, and his little part in True Romance.

Slowly beginning to realize that the good ole' actors are gonna start to die off...
I'm definitely gonna shed tears when Jack Nicholson and Sean Connery finally leave us.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:16 PM   #46
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Well, it seems that Betty White is the last surviving Golden Girl.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni2706265/


Rest in peace Ms. McClanahan
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:37 PM   #47
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R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

After decades of success which ranged from one of the medium's earliest self-publishing triumphs to a mainstream crossover that would defy all expectations for the phrase "comic book movie," one of the comics greatest stories has come to an end as The Cleveland Leader has confirmed that writer Harvey Pekar died this morning at the age of 70.

A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Pekar turned the true tales of his life "from off the streets" of that city into one of the most celebrated and notable comics projects in the history of the artform. Starting in 1976 as a collaboration between the writer and underground cartoonist R. Crumb, Pekar's "American Splendor" title chronicled its heroes life as a file clerk at Cleveland's VA hospital and his interests from jazz music to literature. Originally a modest one-man operation published by Pekar and illustrated by a rotating cast of comics talents including Gary Dumm and Spain Rodriguez, "American Splendor" caught national attention in the '80s when Pekar became a frequent guest on NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman" often running opposite the popular "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment before his outspoken criticisms of NBC owner General Electric briefly ended the relationship.

More importantly, "American Splendor" brought Pekar to the attention of his third wife Joyce Brabner who also become one of his most important collaborators. In 1994 when Pekar was diagnosed with lymphoma, Brabner pushed him to turn the story of his treatment into a graphic novel as both a form of creativity and of therapy. The resulting "Our Cancer Year" won the prestigious Harvey Award in 1995 which along with a 1987 win of the National Book Award for "American Splendor" helped carry Pekar's reputation for keenly observed autobiography to new audiences both within and outside the comics community.

The "American Splendor" title continued over the years in a variety of formats and for a variety of publishers including Dark Horse and DC's Vertigo imprint and in 2003 was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film directed by by documentarians Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and starring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis as well as Pekar and Brabner in real life segments.

Pekar retired from file clerking around that time, but continued to be a force in comics up through his death. No longer spinning out smaller stories meant for comic books, Pekar's later work took on a broader introspective tone as graphic novels like "The Quitter" with artist Dean Haspiel and multiple non-autobio comics including an adaptation of Stud Terkel's "Working." This past year, the writer found a new generation of young cartoonists to work with at Smith Magazine under the heading "The Pekar Project" where a rotating cast of artists would work with Pekar to delve into his life as a cultural figure as well as his interests in music and art.

Pekar passed away early this morning, being found by Brabner just before 1:00 AM Cleveland time. He is survived by his wife and their daughter Danielle.

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Old 07-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #48
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I actually saw American Splendor for the first time two weeks ago. While it was a little hard to get into, by the end of it I really appreciated Pekar as a bizzare and original American artist.

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:39 AM   #49
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Steinbrenner dies at 80

The Yankees say owner George Steinbrenner has died. He was 80.

Spokesman Howard Rubenstein said he died Tuesday morning. He had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details.

Steinbrenner, who celebrated his birthday July 4, had been in fragile health for several years.

Flags were immediately lowered to half-staff at Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees' spring training complex. The Yankees says many employees there were in tears.

The death comes two days after the team's beloved public-address announcer Bob Sheppard died at 99.


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Old 07-13-2010, 09:41 AM   #50
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George Steinbrenner Dead At Age 80

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George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

"It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80," the Steinbrenner family said in a statement.

"He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family -- his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm, his children, Hank, Jennifer Jessica and Hal; and all of his grandchildren.

"He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again."

He had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m ET on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

The Steinbrenner family said that funeral arrangements will be private, however details about an additional public service will be announced at a later date.

Flags were immediately lowered to half-staff at Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees' spring training complex. The Yankees say many employees there were in tears.

For more than 30 years, Steinbrenner lived up to his billing as "the Boss," a nickname he earned and clearly enjoyed as he ruled with an iron fist.

He was known for feuds, clashing with Yankees great Yogi Berra and firing manager Billy Martin twice. But as his health declined, Steinbrenner let sons Hal and Hank run more of the family business.

Steinbrenner was in fragile health for years, resulting in fewer public appearances and pronouncements. Yet dressed in his trademark navy blue blazer and white turtleneck, he was the model of success: The Yankees won seven World Series titles after his reign began in 1973

Till the end, he demanded championships. He barbed Joe Torre during the 2007 AL playoffs, then let the popular manager leave after another loss in the opening round. The team responded last year by winning another title.

His death was the second in three days to rock the Yankees. Bob Sheppard, the team's revered public address announcer from 1951-07, died Sunday at 99.


*Edit, wow, me and Webley were on that at like the same time!
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