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Gravdigr 01-19-2014 11:48 AM


Molasar 01-19-2014 12:19 PM

Chris chataway has died.
best known for racing with people like zatopek and '4 minute mile' bannister

monster 01-28-2014 07:07 AM

Pete Seeger

glatt 01-28-2014 07:28 AM

I was just talking about him last week with my FIL and he was wondering if old Pete was still alive.

fargon 01-28-2014 07:30 AM
Pete Seeger

monster 01-28-2014 07:54 AM

echo echo echo..... ;)

glatt 01-28-2014 08:11 AM

It was a nice slide show though. I hadn't seen those 90th birthday party pictures before. And I knew he didn't cooperate with the commie witch hunt, but didn't realize he went to jail for a year over it.

edit: I see he appealed and won, and never actually served time.

footfootfoot 01-28-2014 09:29 AM

He was on my list

Sheldonrs 01-28-2014 10:10 AM

Pete Seeger was a hero of mine. And the Weavers reunion on PBS is one of my all-time favorite specials.

Griff 02-02-2014 12:55 PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman has left the building.

glatt 02-02-2014 01:08 PM

No way!

Griff 02-02-2014 01:15 PM

He was an alcohol and heroin kinda guy... helluva actor though.

DanaC 02-02-2014 01:45 PM

Ah man, that's so sad. Mum just phoned me to tell me. We're all big fans of his.

What a tragic waste. He was such a talented actor.

Gravdigr 02-02-2014 02:14 PM

Just read about that a few minutes ago. Kinda shocking. We were the same age, I thought he was 55-ish.

Suspected overdose, as he was found with a needle in his arm, per YahooNews.

He was the subject of a death hoax earlier this week they said.

Gravdigr 02-02-2014 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 891782)
... helluva actor though.


Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 891783)
He was such a talented actor.

Yeah, he was a very good actor. Addicts are the best liars.

glatt 02-02-2014 02:16 PM

What a shame. The guy had talent. I saw a couple movies just because he was in them.

glatt 02-02-2014 03:02 PM

So you know he probably had Super Bowl tickets. Are those seats going to go to waste?

Clodfobble 02-02-2014 03:46 PM

I read somewhere that he was only 15 the first time he went to rehab. Such a massive fucking shame.

I bet Robert Downey Jr. is having an intensely introverted day today.

infinite monkey 02-02-2014 03:49 PM

Sucks. I thought he was a wonderful actor. RIP Mr Hoffman.

Griff 02-05-2014 09:31 AM

A perspective on his death.

Gravdigr 02-05-2014 11:31 AM

A perspective on addiction. That wasn't about PSH.

It was an interesting read. Just saying.

glatt 02-05-2014 11:55 AM

Yeah. It was a good read.

Undertoad 02-24-2014 11:26 AM

Harold Ramis, nooooooo!

Sundae 02-24-2014 11:28 AM

Oh noes. 69 years old is nothing.

glatt 02-24-2014 11:57 AM

Sorry to see him go.

Clodfobble 02-24-2014 04:05 PM

Aw, damn. I didn't realize he was even that old.

waiting 02-28-2014 05:48 PM


monster 04-07-2014 01:30 PM

Peaches Geldof (25)!

and Mickey Rooney (93)

infinite monkey 04-07-2014 02:09 PM

RIP John Pinette

Probably best known for his Chinese buffet bit. My friends and I used to say things like this, working at the country club, but I wasn't sure which comedian had come up with it.

"You go now. You been here 4 hour!"

Gravdigr 04-08-2014 12:41 PM

Aw, shit, man. That one got by me somehow. I loved that guy's brand of humor.

Dude was 50.

busterb 04-08-2014 08:05 PM


Gravdigr 04-09-2014 10:27 AM

Wrestling fans, brace yourselves:

The Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday night, at 54. James Hellwig was walking his wife to the car at a hotel when he keeled over and died.

He was inducted to the WWE Hall Of Fame Monday and had this to say:


"...Every man's heart one day beats its final beat; his lungs breathe their final breath.

And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit will be immortalized by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory."
And he died the next day. Is that foreshadowing, or what?

No cause of death yet, but...

Gravdigr 04-09-2014 10:28 AM

I've not been a wrestling fan for many years, but, I can remember watching The Ultimate Warrior when I was a child.

monster 04-10-2014 06:45 PM


Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole

Gravdigr 04-28-2014 02:35 PM

DJ E-Z Rock, real name Rodney Bryce, died Sunday.

E-Z Rock was the DJ for Rob Base. The two mad the big time with "It Takes Two", and "Joy and Pain, among other hits.

No cause of death, yet.

I bought that CD (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock "It Takes Two") when it came in 1988. It is one of five rap albums/cd's I own, out of over three hundred.

monster 04-30-2014 07:46 AM

Bob Hoskins!

71 is no age at all

DanaC 04-30-2014 07:50 AM

Nooo! I hadn't seen that. That's so sad.

glatt 04-30-2014 08:16 AM

Pneumonia took him before the Parkinson's could. Not sure how to feel about that.

Clodfobble 04-30-2014 08:33 AM

I couldn't remember who he was until I opened the link. Now I'm sad. I know he did a ton of stuff but for me he will always be from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

footfootfoot 04-30-2014 08:48 AM

That is sad.

Gravdigr 04-30-2014 12:58 PM

I just read it...:eek:

I went to see "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and the engine siezed on my 73 Monte Carlo. Vette motor, 375 horse heads, lumpy cam, big honkin' Quadra-Jet...I about cried.

Good times, man, good times.

footfootfoot 05-01-2014 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 897973)
I just read it...:eek:

I went to see "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and the engine siezed on my 73 Monte Carlo. Vette motor, 375 horse heads, lumpy cam, big honkin' Quadra-Jet...I about cried.

Good times, man, good times.

how does that happen? radiator failure or oil leak?

BigV 05-01-2014 12:50 PM

re Bob Hoskins, I really enjoyed the film "Unleashed", Hoskins was great, so was Jet Li.

Sundae 05-01-2014 02:13 PM

Hoskins was an actor who was really accessible to independent film makers.
He had a great reputation for being willing to work on small budget productions if he liked the script. He was paid of course, but nowhere near the fees he could earn for international film shoots or even theatre, where he started.

His reasoning was that (well-organised) low budget shoots took up a sneeze of his time. He was "one-take-Hoskins" and believed in bringing anyone with talent up through the ranks both in front and behind the camera.
And yes, I'm writing as someone who knew people who worked with him.
An exceptionally generous man.

And yes, I agree with Monster, 71 is no age at all. Dads is 74 today.

Gravdigr 05-01-2014 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 898052)
how does that happen? radiator failure or oil leak?

Oil pump took a shit.

BigV 05-01-2014 02:52 PM

RIP 'vette motor.

Gravdigr 05-01-2014 03:42 PM

Rest In Pieces - After the autopsy, sold the heads, intake, and carb. The body went to the junkyard. Couldn't let it set in the yard til I could sell it to someone, so...

Wish I had those heads now. $$$

Clodfobble 05-01-2014 05:11 PM

And by coincidence, I just this afternoon saw a movie with Bob Hoskins in it, called "Beyond the Sea." Story of Bobby Darin, starring Kevin Spacey--who does all his own singing in the movie. I guess it's not really surprising that he can sing well, but he can.

Gravdigr 05-02-2014 05:10 PM

I've never watched that. Is it worth seeing?

Clodfobble 05-02-2014 07:26 PM

It was good. Not mind-blowing, just about what you'd expect from a movie about the life of a famous singer. But I enjoyed it.

Edit: I take it back, there were a few darn good choreographed dancing scenes, if you're into that.

Gravdigr 05-03-2014 02:54 PM

I've heard Spacey sing. I think that'll probably carry the thing for me.


xoxoxoBruce 05-03-2014 06:12 PM

Spacey singing.

Griff 05-03-2014 07:43 PM

He does excellent voice impressions as well.

Sundae 05-03-2014 11:53 PM

Slight tangent here.
When I lived in London and was sharing a house with people I hated (pre-Cellar) I was stopped in my tracks as I was about to leave the house. A beautiful high tenor voice had just sung "The hills are alive..."

It was obviously a recorded voice (the story isn't that exciting) but I had to poke my head round the door of the living room to check it out.
And there on the screen was Ewan McGregor, who I knew from gritty independent British films, singing like a tripped out angel in a dream in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge.

It's not fair tht some people get looks and talent and intelligence and social conscience and being all round jolly good chaps. And can sing too.

But life isn't fair, and where would we be without them after all.

Griff 05-04-2014 06:21 AM

Little Pete saw Arthur Darvill in Once, the boy can do it all.

infinite monkey 05-04-2014 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 898307)
He does excellent voice impressions as well.

monster 05-05-2014 07:37 AM

some tennis player chick aged 30 liver cancer. Never heard of her, but 30! :(

glatt 05-05-2014 08:10 AM

Fuckin' cancer.

Sundae 05-05-2014 08:57 AM

With Spacey, I didn't know the first few impressions, then he did the worst Audrey Hepburn accent I'd ever heard... ( yeah, I worked it out).
But once he got going I was very impressed.

Re Elena Baltacha (I'm not a tennis fan but she was raised Scottish so I did know who she was) ouch. Cold water down my spine. Barring an accident I will die of something liver-related, so it always jars for me when someone goes that way. So young too, and SO healthy.

Gravdigr 05-05-2014 04:41 PM

He said the word 'funny' as Al Pacino...I cackled.

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