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Damn.....just read the other day John had been hospitalized. He was one of the best.
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Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:40 am
Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine dead at 73 due to coronavirus complications

Crap. We're gonna be seeing a lot of this with our childhood heroes . . . and a few villains, too.

RIP
Pancreatic cancer, not coronavirus, but speaking of dead villains:

Linda Tripp, Whistleblower in Monica Lewinsky Scandal, Dies at 70
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Ulysses wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:44 pm
I wonder if Monica will make a statement...
Idk, but maybe not. Monica was still speaking harshly of Tripp in recent years. Dancing on graves is rude and kind words might be seen as insincere.
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Ulysses wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:44 pm
I wonder if Monica will make a statement...
Idk, but maybe not. Monica was still speaking harshly of Tripp in recent years. Dancing on graves is rude and kind words might be seen as insincere.
As official spokesperson for Monica as well as Bill, I'll make a statement. "Rot in Hell."

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Ulysses wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:05 pm
I wasn't thinking Monica would have kind words.

Rude? Tripp stabbed Monica in the back.
It would not bother me a bit if Monica did a jig wearing a blue dress, but many would see it as gauche, especially since pancreatic cancer is a horrible way to die. It might be that Monica takes the high road and celebrates privately.
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Ulysses wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:05 pm
I wasn't thinking Monica would have kind words.

Rude? Tripp stabbed Monica in the back.
It would not bother me a bit if Monica did a jig wearing a blue dress, but many would see it as gauche, especially since pancreatic cancer is a horrible way to die. It might be that Monica takes the high road and celebrates privately.
Kept it classy.

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Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:38 pm
Kept it classy.
Tripp died within hours. Not bad, Monica, not bad.
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Morbid, but interesting to me:



Performers Who Died In Front Of Their Audiences

I always liked Morphine. I didn't know about or forgot about their bassist. I was at sea when it happened.


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Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Morbid, but interesting to me:



Performers Who Died In Front Of Their Audiences

I always liked Morphine. I didn't know about or forgot about their bassist. I was at sea when it happened.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zw1Bli1jbc
My great-great-grandfather died in pulpit during one of his weekly reality performances as a fire and brimstone preacher at the Watertown Baptist church.
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My great-great-grandfather died in pulpit during one of his weekly reality performances as a fire and brimstone preacher at the Watertown Baptist church.
Perhaps as he would have wanted it.

Don Shula, NFL's all-time winningest head coach and leader of undefeated 1972 Dolphins, dies at age 90

Don Shula coached 33 seasons in the NFL. He had two losing teams.

That’s just one remarkable feat from Shula, whose 347 wins are a record for an NFL coach....

The Dolphins finished that season with a perfect record, the only undefeated and untied NFL champion in the league’s history. It took 35 more years before the second undefeated regular season in the Super Bowl era, when the 2007 New England Patriots did it.
The Pats lost Super Bowl XLII vs. Giants 14–17. :clap:
The Dolphins had the first perfect season in NFL history despite needing backup quarterback Earl Morrall to start nine regular season games and two playoff games after Hall of Fame starter Bob Griese broke his ankle. That the Dolphins kept winning with Griese sidelined is a testament to Shula’s steady leadership.

The next season, the Dolphins weren’t perfect but they were champions again. Miami went 12-2 and beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 in Super Bowl VIII.

... Shula’s consistent winning defined him. He won 16 division titles and finished 172 games over .500 in regular-season play. He holds another NFL record with 19 playoff appearances as a head coach. His only losing seasons were a 6-8 mark in 1976 and a 6-10 mark in 1988. That’s an unbelievable stretch of consistency.

Shula also changed with the times. Shula’s great 1972 team passed just 259 times in 14 regular season games and had just 264 net passing yards in three playoff games as it relied on a great running game and a standout defense. When Shula went back to the Super Bowl at the end of the 1984 season, it was with second-year quarterback Dan Marino, who set records with 5,084 passing yards and 48 touchdowns that season....

Shula, who also played seven NFL seasons as a defensive back for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
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Little Richard is gone.

Does anyone remember which episode of Faerie Tale Theater he was in?

Great kid's show occasionally, everyone from Jagger to Sarandon.

Maybe he wasn't in FTT, I found him in Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme - similar show also with Shelly Duval

Its on YouTube
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Little Richard is gone.

Does anyone remember which episode of Faerie Tale Theater he was in?

Great kid's show occasionally, everyone from Jagger to Sarandon.

Maybe he wasn't in FTT, I found him in Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme - similar show also with Shelly Duval

Its on YouTube
Litle Richard is great
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Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92

Festivus season will be sad this year. Serenity now!
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The double rainbow guy from about ten years has died.
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Vrede too wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 9:50 am
Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92

Festivus season will be sad this year. Serenity now!
I'm pretty sure thus is already here somewhere, but here it is again

"forever became his legacy when the show’s other writers caught wind of the story of this bizarre holiday ritual.

“It is a fake holiday my dad made up in the ’60s to celebrate the anniversary of his first date with my mother, and it was something that we celebrated as a family in a very peculiar way through the ‘70s, and then I never spoke of it again,” O’Keefe tells us. “I had actually forgotten about it because I had blotted it out of my mind.”

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Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine dead at 73 due to coronavirus complications

Crap. We're gonna be seeing a lot of this with our childhood heroes . . . and a few villains, too.

RIP
Annie Glenn, widow of former Senator, astronaut John Glenn, dies at age 100 of COVID-19 complications
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Now I'm sad.



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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 am
Now I'm sad.
I'm also happy being reminded of an incredible life.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Reiner

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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RIP Ennio
Shit, I thought Clint had bit the big one for a sec.
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