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Post by The Sybian » Mon May 15, 2017 8:35 am

Ryan wrote:Watch out, third person who has to do with Chris Berman
I always suspected Berman was behind Palermo's shooting.
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The Sybian wrote:
Ryan wrote:Watch out, third person who has to do with Chris Berman
I always suspected Berman was behind Palermo's shooting.
That made me laugh out loud (literally).
"As the saying goes: The house always wins in Vegas," Schmidt said. "The city doesn't look like this because the visitors are winners."

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Sat May 27, 2017 11:55 pm

Hall of Fame pitcher and conservative politician Jim Bunning
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sancarlos wrote:Hall of Fame pitcher and conservative politician Jim Bunning
Also, one of the only men to ever throw a perfect game.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Sun May 28, 2017 10:58 am

Pitchers who've thrown a perfect game and at least one additional no-hitter:

Cy Young, Addie Joss, Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning, Randy Johnson -- All current Hall of Famers.

Roy Halladay -- Certain Hall of Famer not yet eligible

And Mark Beuehrle. Interesting list.
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Post by A_B » Sun May 28, 2017 11:03 am

Beurhle was solid for a long time. Could definitely be a good teams number 2.
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Post by sancarlos » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:29 am

Jimmy Piersall. Won a couple Gold Gloves and played in a couple All-Star games. Known as a great defensive outfielder. But probably best known for his highly-publicized mid-career battle with mental illness (at a time when that sort of thing was usually swept under a rug). Book and movie about it while he was still in the majors, called Fear Strikes Out. Later, a broadcaster for the White Sox (with Harry Caray), notable for his great willingness to criticize his own team.
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sancarlos wrote:Jimmy Piersall. Won a couple Gold Gloves and played in a couple All-Star games. Known as a great defensive outfielder. But probably best known for his highly-publicized mid-career battle with mental illness (at a time when that sort of thing was usually swept under a rug). Book and movie about it while he was still in the majors, called Fear Strikes Out. Later, a broadcaster for the White Sox (with Harry Caray), notable for his great willingness to criticize his own team.
When I was living in Chicago (93-96), Piersall used to do regular appearances on WSCR radio. He was unintentionally hilarious, and could never remember White Sox player's names (he had a huge mental block about Ron Karkovice, the catcher).

He's also famous for running the bases backwards after his 100th career home run.

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Post by sancarlos » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:14 am

She was great in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Aww, that's too bad. He seemed to have a sense of humor about his Batman legacy. Seemed like a good guy.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:26 pm

Adam West was on the Gilbert Gottfried podcast not long ago and he sounded like a truly happy - and very goofy - man who had all his marbles and who revelled in his memories..

Not a bad way to be in your late 80s!
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Post by Johnnie » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:30 pm

Easily one of my favorite movies ever. And the tv show was the reason I liked Batman in the first place. RIP, Mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island.

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Post by The Sybian » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:53 pm

sancarlos wrote:Aww, that's too bad. He seemed to have a sense of humor about his Batman legacy. Seemed like a good guy.
I've heard him on a couple podcasts, and he seem like a complete nutjob. Not necessarily in a bad way, and he certainly didn't take his role as Batman too seriously, he was just a strange bird. Also read some crazy stories about him and Burt West partying like Bojack Horseman and fucking everything in site. Like Bojack Horseman.
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Post by A_B » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:38 pm

I was a kid and we went to a local amusememnt park to see Burt ward. He was raging drunk and incoherent.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:46 pm

A high school friend went to college with Adam West's daughter, who was allegedly ridiculously hot. First day as a freshman, he saw Batman moving her into her dorm.


And thank Google, here is a creepy cameo of West's daughter playing a sexy vixen sexual conquest for Burt Ward in the Adam West movie. Yeah, she was hot alright.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxotpq2TTsQ
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Post by rass » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:46 am

I saw that last night, and didn't realize those two movies had the same director. Dude was good at building and then releasing a certain tension, I guess.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:51 am

Yeah, he was an outstanding "popular entertainment" director, and I don't mean that as a backhanded compliment.

Also did the underrated Lean on Me with Morgan Freeman.
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Post by bfj » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:05 am

Stephen Furst aka Flounder

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bfj wrote:Stephen Furst aka Flounder

"May I have 10,000 marbles please?"
Poor guy. Imagine going through life fat, drunk and stupid.
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Post by howard » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:16 am

Not long before he passed, his attending physician was heard to say, "hey, you fucked up, you trusted us!"
Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago
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Post by brian » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:10 pm

Not taking away from the requisite "sad that he's dead" stuff, but touting his record as USWNT coach as "best in history" seems like it should come with a huge caveat/asterisk considering the US was about one of only three or four countries playing at even a remotely high level during his tenure.
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Wow, was he sick? That reminds me, I need to go back to reading his book on coaching girls.
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Post by A_B » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:08 pm

A_B wrote:Beurhle was solid for a long time. Could definitely be a good teams number 2.

Just had his number retired for a Major League Baseball team that's been around for over a century. that'll do, pig.

ETA: may have just been Jersey on the wall not nUmber actually retired.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:13 am

Triple header
Michael Bond--created Paddington Bear

Michael Nyqvist--Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and John Wick (lung cancer)

Anthony Young- Former Mets pitcher (brain tumor)

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wlu_lax6 wrote:Triple header
Michael Bond--created Paddington Bear
From the Guardian -
Bond, who published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, about the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru, in 1958, died at home after a short illness.

The author, born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926, kept writing until his death. His most recent Paddington story, Paddington’s Finest Hour, was published in April.
91 years of age. Not a bad way to go. And a guy who's legacy will live on, and will keep making kids happy for years and years to come.
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Oh fuck, that sucks. It's an indefensible opinion but I like the Twilight Singers catalog better than the Afghan Whigs and I am an AW fan
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I guess he won't taking any new missions if he chooses to accept them
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Post by bfj » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm

He was amazing in Ed Wood.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:53 pm

bfj wrote:He was amazing in Ed Wood.
Definitely made that movie.

Also fantastic in Crimes And Misdemeanors
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