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My grandmother passed yesterday.  No celebrity but she did lead an amazing life and knew Ike and Tina Turner and met Mick and Keith at the infamous Hell's Angels concert. She was 106 years old th

I worked the door of a place in NYC in the early-mid 90's. Me and the 4-5 other guys working would have to stand out there for 8 hours so to pass the time we did this thing where if someone walking by

My 14 year old black lab, Duke.  RIP

10 hours ago, Bracie Smathers said:

Category: This Is The Color Of Snow

Sean Connery:  What is yellow?

Buzzzzzzz!

Alex Trebek:  Incorrect.

Sean Connery:  Are you sure I made some yesterday.  Spelled your name in a snowbank, of course....

It was in your mother's handwriting, haa haaaaaaa.  She was holding the pen.

Connery: I’ll take “swords” for 200.

Trebek- that’s “S” words, so, words that start with the letter s, here we go...”a tool with teeth, used to cut down trees...”

 

Connery- “WHAT IS EXCALIBUR!!!”

 

 

One thing is certain, another highlander is more powerful today.

 

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5 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

There's no "Sir Connery".  It's Sir Sean or Mr Connery.

I see. In the interest of accuracy, let's run through this again:

RIP Sir Sean, you were a legend.

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9 hours ago, Joe Summer said:

Comedian Norm Crosby, dead at 93. He was great on the old Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.

weird. i have a Norm Crosby story from when he used to play my home casino, but it doesnt reflect well on him, so not really right for obit time, tho that's the only time it could arguably be topical. RIP, funnyman -

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14 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

i HATE homerism, but i love this man like a father, as everyone not wearing stripes did. this hurts more than Trebek. God bless ya, big guy. RIP - 

 

 

 

 

from my selection of him as my b-ball coach in the sports timdraft™:

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58.16 Tommy Heinsohn, Greatest NBA Coach

My whole life this guy's in my face. Player, coach, nonpareil homersexual broadcaster - cant remember a Celtic season without him and i remember 60 Celtic seasons. If anyone deserves to be an honorary Irishman, it's Twawmmy.

And i still dont know how he done it. Kareem, Walton, Lanier, Reed, Gilmore, Unseld dominating the 70s game from the center position and Heinsohn wins 2 titles with a 6'8 white guy at center, a 76yo Havlicek and a buncha role players. Then he quits when Hondo does. One of the most dadblasted things i seen in sports.

 

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1 hour ago, sho nuff said:

Packer great Paul Hornung (already lost Willie Wood, Willie Davis and Herb Adderley this year)

dang - i admired the hell outta this guy. love to see party hounds live to ripe old ages, too (tho, i hear he was addled the last few years). growin up, all my sports heroes were black guys so, as a proper son of racist Boston, i looked around for a token honky to admire. Koufax quit almost as soon as i picked him, so i went to Hornung and, dang if he didnt retire early, too, so i just gave up the endeavour and rooted Yaz in w me Ma.

the halfback's halfback. he and McIlhenny, who i never saw. watching the near perfect tandem w him & Taylor in GB, i still wonder why double-tailback formations arent used today. hella color man, too, backinday. Madden before Madden. RIP -

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21 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

... love to see party hounds live to ripe old ages, too ...

He was definitely that. He and Pop were pals from early childhood. Both graduated Flaget HS - '53. Pop was center.

 

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(tho, i hear he was addled the last few years)

Not sure, but Pop sure as hell was. 

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16 minutes ago, =Smackdown= said:

Diego Maradona passed away this morning - he was 60.

Somebody in one of the soccer threads said it already, but this is a lot longer than most of us expected. 

He was a legit legend, GOAT, and will be leaving a huge hole in the universe.

:(

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sea Duck said:

Darth Vader outtakes with David Prowse's voice

Think they made the right call to bring in James Earl Jones??

To be fair, he knew his lines would be re-recorded and he was just giving something for the other actor to respond to.  But yes James Earl Jones voice is essential to Vader.

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5 hours ago, Corporation said:

To be fair, he knew his lines would be re-recorded and he was just giving something for the other actor to respond to.  But yes James Earl Jones voice is essential to Vader.

Not at that point he didn't. The story always was that he thought his would be the voice.

 

Lots of validation links here

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5 minutes ago, Psychopav said:
5 hours ago, Corporation said:

To be fair, he knew his lines would be re-recorded and he was just giving something for the other actor to respond to.  But yes James Earl Jones voice is essential to Vader.

Not at that point he didn't. The story always was that he thought his would be the voice.

 

Lots of validation links here

I almost changed my post after I saw it to add one thing, but decided it didn't matter (clearly it did :) ).  I'll check your links, but what I was trying to say was he knew they would be re-recording it (with him assuming it would be his voice).  I think once he found out that it wouldn't be his voice he just ad libbed lines and that's why the one that was linked previously wasn't what we heard in the final product.

ETA:  Checked your link and he claimed as late as 2015 that he was supposed to do it but they didn't want to pay for him to re-dub.  I think he was trying to save face, it seemed like others knew what the plan was.

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46 minutes ago, Sea Duck said:

RIP David Lander, aka Squiggy from "Laverne & Shirley".

Hellooooooo.

Per Wiki...He worked as a baseball talent scout from 1997, first for the Anaheim Angels, and later for the Seattle Mariners.  I had no idea.

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2 hours ago, Sea Duck said:

RIP David Lander, aka Squiggy from "Laverne & Shirley".

Hellooooooo.

Per Wiki...He worked as a baseball talent scout from 1997, first for the Anaheim Angels, and later for the Seattle Mariners.  I had no idea.

He's also indirectly and partly responsible for the formation of Spın̈al Tap. In 1979, Lander, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest assembled a band called Lenny & The Squigtones, which performed '50s parody songs and even released an album and appeared on "American Bandstand" in character (scroll to 3:30 for the debut of Nigel Tufnel). A few months after that, McKean and Guest (along with Harry Shearer) appeared as a prototypical incarnation of Spın̈al Tap on a TV special that was hosted by Rob Reiner, which led to the four of them collaborating on the "Spın̈al Tap" script, and the rest is history.

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18 hours ago, Sea Duck said:

He's also indirectly and partly responsible for the formation of Spın̈al Tap. In 1979, Lander, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest assembled a band called Lenny & The Squigtones, which performed '50s parody songs and even released an album and appeared on "American Bandstand" in character (scroll to 3:30 for the debut of Nigel Tufnel). A few months after that, McKean and Guest (along with Harry Shearer) appeared as a prototypical incarnation of Spın̈al Tap on a TV special that was hosted by Rob Reiner, which led to the four of them collaborating on the "Spın̈al Tap" script, and the rest is history.

Nice- thanks! I knew ZERO about any of that, and the movie is one of my favorites.

Rip, squig

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Dick Allen, 1972 AL MVP 

or

Richie Allen, 1964 NL RotY

The stats don’t do him justice. One of the most gifted and intimidating hitters of his age. Maybe only Willie McCovey was more feared in a late inning situation.

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5 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

*in his mind, wikkid writes "RIP" in some 3rd base dirt with his toe in tribute to a one-of-a-kind*

IDK if he just didn’t get along with writers or bc he never played in the postseason but Allen had a ton of respect from his peers despite very little recognition around the country.

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On 12/5/2020 at 7:21 PM, Sea Duck said:

He's also indirectly and partly responsible for the formation of Spın̈al Tap. In 1979, Lander, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest assembled a band called Lenny & The Squigtones, which performed '50s parody songs and even released an album and appeared on "American Bandstand" in character (scroll to 3:30 for the debut of Nigel Tufnel). A few months after that, McKean and Guest (along with Harry Shearer) appeared as a prototypical incarnation of Spın̈al Tap on a TV special that was hosted by Rob Reiner, which led to the four of them collaborating on the "Spın̈al Tap" script, and the rest is history.

And Murphy Dunne (Blues Brothers) on keyboard!

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