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Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:50 pm
by guest
Bill Dana, comedian

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Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:53 pm
by guest
oh, and Jose Jimenez, first ESL astronaut

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Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:01 pm
by pdtpuck

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:11 am
by middle aged female
Martin Landau, aka Rollin Hand of the IMF, has passed at age 89

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:40 am
by Craig
middle aged female wrote:Martin Landau, aka Rollin Hand of the IMF, has passed at age 89


That one was a little before my time, but I thought that he was brilliant as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. Truly, memory will wander to snippets of his dialogue and I'll crack up, legitimately LOLing. Someone with mad skills can find and post a clip of the scene of Bela and Ed watching Vampyra on television and I'll be forever grateful.

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:52 am
by middle aged female
Craig wrote:
middle aged female wrote:Martin Landau, aka Rollin Hand of the IMF, has passed at age 89


That one was a little before my time, but I thought that he was brilliant as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. Truly, memory will wander to snippets of his dialogue and I'll crack up, legitimately LOLing. Someone with mad skills can find and post a clip of the scene of Bela and Ed watching Vampyra on television and I'll be forever grateful.


Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:47 pm
by Craig
At the beginning of the vid ^ Bela is riffing off of the TV and Elvira/Vampyra/whatever. You can see him doing his thing with his hands and Ed/Johnny is enraptured. The best line of the film was here, in this scene. Bela is every bit the vampire monster until he slips and declares in admiration at the actress: "look at those jugs." It's the unexpected, not the sophomoric that makes it great.

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 pm
by The Beav
I remember him most for North By Northwest.

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 pm
by middle aged female
Glen Campbell. RIP
This song tears me up every time

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:44 pm
by The Suburban Avenger
middle aged female wrote:Glen Campbell. RIP
This song tears me up every time


That's a great one. The day he met Jimmy Webb was a great day in music.

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:47 am
by middle aged female
The Suburban Avenger wrote:...

That's a great one. The day he met Jimmy Webb was a great day in music.

Absolutely; and here is another

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:31 pm
by Craig
[url]http://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2017/08/16/vern-ehlers-dies/104666564//[url]

Former Congressman Vern Ehlers-branded kicked the bucket.

Somewhere around here I shared that I stumbled upon Vern's living estate sale while spinning through Grand Rapids. Having gone to more than a few estate sales I feel that you call tell a lot about a person by walking through their house and seeing their shit. There are the people who collect beer steins and the women with a lifetime of sewing and mending projects in spare bedrooms packed with two of everything. There's the guy for who his time in the service is enshrined in photos and hanging flags, and then there are the couples with commemorative cups and plaques from every community theater production in which they participated going back to 1971. In Vern's case I saw the home a man who appeared to keep an eye on things as evidenced by the apparent homespun repair and remodeling jobs, and then the clever set-up of his basement workshop. I get a kick out of thinking of a member of the US House coming home on summer recess and knitting back together a gutter that is splitting and then reporting a broken piece of walkway. What a guy. Judging by that walk-through I can believe that he was the kind of neighbor who would lend you his half-inch chuck drill and never mention politics.

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:41 am
by guest
Craig wrote: Having gone to more than a few estate sales I feel that you call tell a lot about a person by walking through their house and seeing their shit.


Among the stories told me more than once by my father was the one in which my maternal grandfather swore he'd never have an estate sale because the people who run the sales bring in unrelated items to sell and he didn't want anybody to think that he would actually have that crap in his home.

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:47 am
by middle aged female
Dick Gregory, comedian then activist, gone at 84.
He became an activist during the Vietnam war but the nuns at Regina never got the meme. His people contacted them asking to rent out the then brand new auditorium for a "show" and the good sisters figured, hey, a clean cut black comedian was willing to pay for a night; what could go wrong? Well, they found out what his current bag was after the fact and tried to cancel, but Dick had lawyers so they had to honor. Their idea of the first line of defense in case things got "out of hand" was to have the upper echelon of nuns ride around the lobby on their little yellow scooters while the "Dad's Club" manned the doors holding baseball bats.
God bless, Dick; you gave me a great memory

Re: Dead Celebrities

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:35 pm
by middle aged female
And no more Labor Day Telethons; Jerry Lewis gone at 91. I will say, I never did see the attraction. His movies were stupid and his jokes stupider, but I guess he did well by the MD charity.
RIP.