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Old 11-11-2014, 04:40 PM   #126
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Re: Joseph Heller still dead, still at 76

RIP clarinettist Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk on November 2. Known for "Stranger on the Shore," which he called "my old-age pension."

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Old 11-14-2014, 06:30 PM   #127
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Baseball fans, RIP Alvin Dark, shortstop-3rd base.

I remember him telling this story (from Wikipedia):
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Dark had a role in one of baseball history's weirdest plays. It took place during a game played on June 30, 1959, between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. Stan Musial was at the plate, with a count of 3-1. Bob Anderson's next pitch was errant, evading catcher Sammy Taylor and rolling all the way to the backstop. Umpire Vic Delmore called ball four, but Anderson and Taylor contended that Musial foul tipped the ball. Because the ball was still in play, and because Delmore was embroiled in an argument with the catcher and pitcher, Musial took it upon himself to try for second base. Seeing that Musial was trying for second, Dark ran to the backstop to retrieve the ball. The ball wound up in the hands of field announcer Pat Pieper, but Dark ended up getting it back anyway. Absentmindedly, however, Delmore pulled out a new ball and gave it to Taylor. Anderson finally noticed that Musial was trying for second, took the new ball, and threw it to second baseman Tony Taylor. Anderson's throw flew over Tony Taylor's head into the outfield. Dark, at the same time that Anderson threw the new ball, threw the original ball to shortstop Ernie Banks. Musial, though, did not see Dark's throw and only noticed Anderson's ball fly over the second baseman's head, so he tried to go to third base. On his way there, he was tagged by Banks, and after a delay he was ruled out.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #128
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R. A. Montgomery, creator of the choose your own adventure books, is dead at 78. Cause of death was not released, but I am assuming it was suicide.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #129
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I think the nice old guy in the house across the street from me died. He was in his early 90s. His wife had died earlier, good people. I'd known them since 94 when we moved here. He'd always wave, and he kept a good yard. His daughter is selling the house now.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:46 AM   #130
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I had Alvin Dark's baseball card btw.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:56 PM   #131
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I had Alvin Dark's baseball card btw.
Me too. Plus my teams announcer (Chicago White Sox - Ken "Hawk" Harrelson) always tells Alvin Dark stories because he was managed by him at one point.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:38 PM   #132
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R. A. Montgomery, creator of the choose your own adventure books, is dead at 78. Cause of death was not released, but I am assuming it was suicide.
For natural causes, turn to page 54.

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Old 11-16-2014, 06:36 AM   #133
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Glen A Larson dead of cancer

He was TV in the late 70s-early 80s. Responsible for everything from The 6 Million Dollar Man, to Battlestar Gallactica, to Magnum PI, to Knight Rider, to The Fall Guy, to BJ & the Bear.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:45 AM   #134
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Mike Nichols of cardiac arrest.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/mo...T.nav=top-news
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:47 AM   #135
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wow, he made some good movies.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:02 PM   #136
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Rip Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:16 PM   #137
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I'm old enough to remember Nichols and May, although mostly just people talking about them. She's made some good movies too.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:10 PM   #138
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Every time I teach a film class, I show my students The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. I tell them that it's the first real, "modern" film. Everything that came after it owes The Graduate a debt. The editing, the performances, the jarring composition, the glorious script, the music. It's as perfect a film as there has ever been made, and it still astonishes.

If directing The Graduate was all Mike Nichols had ever accomplished, it would be enough. But he did so much more.

RIP Mike NIchols
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:02 AM   #139
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Every time I teach a film class, I show my students The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. I tell them that it's the first real, "modern" film. Everything that came after it owes The Graduate a debt. The editing, the performances, the jarring composition, the glorious script, the music. It's as perfect a film as there has ever been made, and it still astonishes.

If directing The Graduate was all Mike Nichols had ever accomplished, it would be enough. But he did so much more.

RIP Mike NIchols
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:06 PM   #140
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I'm old enough to remember Nichols and May, although mostly just people talking about them. She's made some good movies too.
This progressive radio station I used to listen to back in my college days played a lot of old Nichols/May skits and they were hilarious.

RIP

The Graduate was truly spectacular.
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:02 AM   #141
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Marion "***** set me up" Barry, crack smoking former Mayor of DC, dead at 78
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:24 PM   #142
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Marion "***** set me up" Barry, crack smoking former Mayor of DC, dead at 78
Take a walk on the wild side with Mr. Barry. He was a riot.

What, Me Worry about parking tickets etc:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...npai/?page=all

Like most that become politicians he should have been straggled to death in his own crib. But that seldom happens. He did add some slipshod humor to the D.C. area and for the country in general. I suppose that can be ticked off on the positive side of his life ledger. I hope Satan gives him a special room with a little less heat than for the regulars. He deserves it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #143
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Former Mayor Ford doesn't get his **** together, they're going partying with each other soon.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #144
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***** set me up is the funniest line ever uttered by a politician. RIP Marion.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:03 AM   #145
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Imagine being defeated in an election by a known crackhead.
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:00 PM   #146
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P.D. James, crime fiction novelist, creator of Adam Dalgliesh, dead at 94:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30232569
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RIP Frankie Fraser. He never hurt no one who didn't deserve it. Saw him in the street once. Tiny bloke walking his dog (a poodle, or something). He looked utterly at peace.



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Old 11-28-2014, 06:30 PM   #148
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As reported in SMP today, Alexander Grothendieck died two weeks ago. Some say that he was the greatest mathematician of the 20th century. Certainly he was one of the craziest.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...-obituary.html

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Old 12-01-2014, 07:59 PM   #149
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Do not RIP, Kirk Douglas. You aint dead yet.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #150
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Do not RIP, Kirk Douglas. You aint dead yet.
I saw him in Paths of Glory the other night looking incredibly alive.
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