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infinite monkey 12-28-2012 10:52 AM

Jack Klugman and Stormin' Norman Schwartzkopf...anyone have either in the pool?

monster 12-29-2012 12:33 PM

and Bush Senior is in the ICU........ Maggie Thatcher just left hospital, though.....

busterb 12-29-2012 08:01 PM

Is this a thread to talk about the death pool thread, or to report on deaths??
I don't see JR from Dallas on here. Like me, who cares?

Gravdigr 01-16-2013 04:27 PM

Damn, man, Mr. Drummond died.

Whatchoo talking bout, Digr?

I'm talking bout Conrad Bain.

I thought he'd been dead.

Griff 01-19-2013 03:52 PM

We really haven't mentioned Aaron Swartz here? Driven to suicide by the fedgov.

Earl Weaver just died as well.

Gravdigr 01-19-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 849144)
We really haven't mentioned Aaron Swartz here? Driven to suicide by the fedgov.

"Driven to suicide"?? He did the crime(s) and didn't want to do the time. I think he drove his own self.

Pico and ME 01-19-2013 06:02 PM

Yeah, his death is weird. Its almost like he made a matyr of himself. He was very passionate about his cause.

Griff 01-19-2013 06:06 PM

The "crime" is interesting.

Pico and ME 01-19-2013 06:10 PM

But not an untypical. The rich rob the poor...they skate. But rob the rich to give to the poor and its a total other story.

Pico and ME 01-20-2013 09:14 AM


Trilby 01-20-2013 10:42 AM

sounds like Brave New World. Remember Soma- the drug they gave people? there really IS a drug called Soma--it's a muscle relaxer.

Pete Zicato 01-20-2013 11:28 AM

Stan Musial - he was a big deal when I was growing up in St. Louis.

Gravdigr 01-20-2013 11:31 AM

Stan The Man was 92.

limey 01-21-2013 01:02 PM

Michael Winner. Loathe him or loathe him ...

Sundae 01-22-2013 12:27 PM

What I can't believe was not only that I did not have him this year, but a search suggests I have not had him ANY YEAR!?

How can that be?
I might have narcolepsy.

footfootfoot 01-22-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 849534)
What I can't believe was not only that I did not have him this year, but a search suggests I have not had him ANY YEAR!?

How can that be?
I might have narcolepsy.

Don't feel bad I had the wrong Ravi Shankar and I let Syung Myung Moon drop off the radar.

Rhianne 01-22-2013 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 849549)
I had the wrong Ravi Shankar.

Yes, you did, but the right one did die eventually.

footfootfoot 01-22-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhianne (Post 849550)
Yes, you did, but the right one did die eventually.

What? When did that happen? Was he on my list?

OH NOV 2012! *checking my 2012 list*

Crap. He was 2011

monster 02-05-2013 08:41 AM

Reg Presley of The Troggs


monster 02-18-2013 10:01 AM

All my childhood sitcoms!

Richard Briers!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21498077

Gravdigr 03-21-2013 01:38 PM

Aww, shit, man!

Harry Reems died.

Fuck.

DanaC 03-29-2013 10:00 AM

Richard Griffiths. Probably best known for his role in the harry Potter films, but for me will always be: Uncle Monty


Sundae 03-29-2013 10:55 AM

Indeed, always Uncle Monty to me too.
"I mean to have you, even if it must be burglary!"
A more innocent time, when male rape was a good subject for humour.

The fruitiest voice since Mr Kipling.

Chocolatl 04-04-2013 03:55 PM

G'bye, Roger Ebert.

orthodoc 04-04-2013 07:27 PM

RIP, Roger Ebert. To paraphrase a friend: he had no choice but to be unflinching about what cancer had done to him, and so we didn't flinch back. Well done, sir.

I'm even more impressed by his comments on joy. Well done, sir, indeed.

infinite monkey 04-05-2013 08:08 AM

I read this:

"We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away. No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition," his wife, Chaz Ebert, said in a statement Thursday.

I thought that was nice. I'm a movie buff of sorts and I always enjoyed Siskel and Ebert. I hadn't really seen any of the later stuff with the guy who replaced Gene Siskel.

Love his critques or hate them, he was an icon.

Here are some great quotes from him:

Ebert: The film philosopher
-- "Every great film should seem new every time you see it."

-- "No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough."

-- "If you have to ask what it symbolizes, it didn't."

-- "If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy."

--from his review of Tom Green's 2001 comedy "Freddy Got Fingered" of which he wrote one of his most scathing reviews:

"This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels."

--Reviewing "Crocodile Dundee II": "I've seen audits that were more thrilling."

See you at the movies, Mr Ebert.

Pete Zicato 04-05-2013 10:10 AM

Two Ebert quotes in my quotes file.

Note: The paintings in the Hamptons house are by Jack Vettriano, and the
drawings are by Paul Cox. I have no reason for telling you that, but I
couldn't stop myself.
- Roger Ebert in his review of "Something's Gotta Give"

But if you do not have some secret place in your soul that still responds even a little to brave cowboys, beautiful princesses and noble horses, then you are way too grown up and need to cut back on cable news.
-- Roger Ebert (Review for Hidalgo)

infinite monkey 04-05-2013 11:22 AM

"Battlefield Earth is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. It's not merely bad; it's unpleasant in a hostile way."

—from Battlefield Earth review, May 12, 2000


"If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination."

—from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review, June 23, 2009


"I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."

—from North review, July 22, 1994

infinite monkey 04-05-2013 11:24 AM

Armageddon (1998):

“Here it is at last, the first 150-minute trailer. Armageddon is cut together like its own highlights. Take almost any 30 seconds at random, and you’d have a TV ad. The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense, and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out.”

Battle: Los Angeles (2011):

“Young men: If you attend this crap with friends who admire it, tactfully inform them they are idiots. Young women: If your date likes this movie, tell him you’ve been thinking it over, and you think you should consider spending some time apart.”

The Last Airbender (2011):

“The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented. The laws of chance suggest that something should have gone right. Not here. It puts a nail in the coffin of low-rent 3D, but it will need a lot more coffins than that.”

Pete Zicato 04-05-2013 12:28 PM

Good ones, IM. He had a sharp tongue and wasn't afraid to use it.

I didn't always agree with Ebert, but I generally knew whether I wanted to see a movie after reading his review. And that's what you want a review for.

I'm not sure who I'll be reading now.

infinite monkey 04-05-2013 12:30 PM

My favorite is the North review. I don't even recall that movie...but his use of 'hated hated hated...' cracks me up.

I bet we would have had a lot of snarky laughs together. But yeah, I don't agree with all his reviews either.

footfootfoot 04-05-2013 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Zicato (Post 859570)
Good ones, IM. He had a sharp tongue and wasn't afraid to use it.

I didn't always agree with Ebert, but I generally knew whether I wanted to see a movie after reading his review. And that's what you want a review for.

I'm not sure who I'll be reading now.

AO Scott has some great reviews. He's very witty and can be quite sarcastic when he needs to be.

My favorite:
This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels."

Gravdigr 04-05-2013 02:25 PM

Just this morning I read an article on Ebert's review of "The Brown Bunny", (here) directed by and starring Vincent Gallo.

It was quite entertaining (the article/review).

Quote:

"I had a colonoscopy once, and they let me watch it on TV. It was more entertaining than 'The Brown Bunny.'"
:lol2:

Sheldonrs 04-05-2013 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 859600)
Just this morning I read an article on Ebert's review of "The Brown Bunny", (here) directed by and starring Vincent Gallo.

It was quite entertaining (the article/review).



:lol2:

I wonder how he'd have reviewed the movie from his script for "More Valley Of The Dolls"?

footfootfoot 04-22-2013 11:40 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/ar...t-72.html?_r=0
There is a secret that has been kept from man 2,000 years
There is a secret that has been kept from man 2,000 years
And that secret is that there are only
twelve people on the earth at any given time
That there are only twelve people on the earth at any given time

And these people have been symbolized
Down through the ages of mankind, by many symbols

They were called:
Twelve tribes of Israel
Twelve sons of Jacob
Twelve gates of Heaven
Twelve inches in a foot
Twelve months to the year
Twelve men on the jury
Twelve days of Christmas
Twelve disciples of Jesus Christ
Twelve manners of fruit on the tree by the side of the river
Good for the healing of all nations
Good for the healing of all nations

And these people are
And these people are:
Aries, who is… I am, ain’t I?
Taurus, who is… I have, don’t I?
Gemini, who is… I think, I think…
I think so much I wish I could stop thinking
Cancer, who is… I feel, I feel,
and there are no words to describe how I feel
Leo, who is… I will, o’er my will
Virgo, who is… I analyze, I analyze
Libra, who is… I balance, I balance, I balance
between those who know and those who do not know
Scorpio, who is… I desire, I desire, I desire…
Sagittarius, who is… I see, I see… I see so much in
what I’m doing I cannot finish what I’m doing
Capricorn, who is… I use, I use… I use all of
my experience in order to survive
Aquarius, who is… I know, I know…
why do I know when no one around me knows what I know
Pisces, who is… I believe, I believe…
or there is nothing for me to believe in

These are the twelve people who inherit the earth
You are one of them and there are only eleven others
And if you get to know the eleven others
You will be able to get along with everyone all over the world…
all over the world


Gravdigr 04-23-2013 12:02 PM

Damn.

Pete Zicato 04-23-2013 01:46 PM

Wow. That's some scary synchronicity. I was just listening to the Woodstock album on Sunday. And I hadn't listened to it for about a year.

ZenGum 05-21-2013 08:25 AM

Ray Manzarek, keyboard player for The Doors.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...at-74-20130520

BigV 05-21-2013 10:16 AM

One door closes, another door opens, eh?

monster 07-20-2013 07:25 PM

OH NOES! Mel Smith :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23390982

busterb 07-20-2013 08:19 PM

Model T Ford. Crazy ass blues singer.

busterb 07-21-2013 04:56 PM

Should have said T model Ford

DanaC 07-21-2013 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monster (Post 871086)

I know, that really made me sad.

Sundae 07-22-2013 04:57 AM

Steve, my ex-housemate - said he was a nightmare to work with.
A real "never work with your heroes" situation.
But of course he wasn't really working with him (people on his level have praised his generosity and geniality) but working for him. It's possible he treated Steve like an lowly employee and he resented that.

Then again, this is the man who gave me 24 hours notice to leave his house (Steve, not Mel Smith) so it is completely possible he was a bad judge of character.

I'm sad too.
With Geoffrey Perkins dying young I worry that it's my generation now, the so-called alternative generation, that will start to be picked off.

Gravdigr 07-27-2013 05:14 PM

J.J. Cale - Singer/songwriter

Newest member in The Greatest Band. Heart attack.

limey 07-27-2013 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 871613)
J.J. Cale - Singer/songwriter

Newest member in The Greatest Band. Heart attack.

Oh noes! :'(

Sent by thought transference

Undertoad 08-08-2013 06:25 PM

Actress Karen Black, best known by me for scaring the shit out of me in "Trilogy of Terror".

orthodoc 08-08-2013 06:31 PM

I saw her in 'The Pyx' in the 70s.

Damn.

Gravdigr 08-25-2013 04:12 PM

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Attachment 45253

August Schellenberg (19362013), died a few days ago.

I knew him as 'Geepaw', the title character's grandfather on "Saving Grace".

Gravdigr 08-25-2013 04:14 PM

Also, Julie Harris.

infinite monkey 08-30-2013 02:26 PM

Poet Seamus Heaney dead at 74.

awww, i loved the poem "Under the Bleachers."

Gravdigr 09-02-2013 01:08 PM

Boxer/actor, former WBO champion, great-nephew to John Wayne, 'Tommy Gunn' in "Rocky V", Tommy Morrison died Sunday night.

Wife says he died of respiratory and metabolic acidosis and multiple organ failure.

Most likely related to HIV/AIDS...

Quote:

"I lived a permissive, fast and reckless lifestyle."
He was 44.

Griff 09-02-2013 01:09 PM

David Frost as well.

Sundae 09-03-2013 06:27 AM

Hello, good evening, welcome and goodbye.

glatt 09-03-2013 07:29 AM

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Maybe not so famous outside of the DC area, but
this guy:
Attachment 45360
died over the weekend. It's being investigated as a possible suicide.

I'd encountered him a few times over the last 15 years while he worked security at the 9:30 club in DC. He was a local celebrity of sorts. I never knew his name, and probably most people didn't. But a lot of people around here knew who he was.

Undertoad 09-06-2013 04:00 PM

RIP, famous person's dog: Sarah Silverman's dog, Duck. She writes a fine tribute to him which, of course, reminds me of Pearl. Both dogs lived far longer than they were expected.

http://cellar.org/2013/ducksilverman.jpg

infinite monkey 09-06-2013 05:45 PM

That's great. i really like Sarah Silverman. She's funny and real.

RIP Duck.

cellarolson 09-10-2013 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skysidhe (Post 705969)
Trish Keenan

Died young, at the age of 42 from complications of pneumonia.

was really sad at this one at the time

plthijinx 10-02-2013 10:03 AM

R.I.P. Tom Clancy

Dead at 66

glatt 10-02-2013 10:18 AM

Whoa! I didn't see that coming.


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