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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by A_B » Mon May 18, 2020 9:25 am

She was in charge of the Reese Witherspoon/Kerry Washington show, right?
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Mon May 18, 2020 9:34 am

That sounds like a very attractive show.
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Post by brian » Mon May 18, 2020 2:41 pm

Ken Osmond.

You would know him best as Eddie Haskell from "Leave It To Beaver".

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue May 19, 2020 10:03 am

brian wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Ken Osmond.

You would know him best as Eddie Haskell from "Leave It To Beaver".
The amazing part from the NY Times obit:
Being typecast was “a death sentence,” he told a radio interviewer in 2008.

“I’m not complaining, because Eddie’s been too good to me, but I found work hard to come by,” he said. “In 1968, I bought my first house, in ’69 I got married, and we were going to start a family and I needed a job, so I went out and signed up for the L.A.P.D.”

As an officer on motorcycle patrol, he grew a mustache to disguise himself. In 1980, he was shot three times in a chase with a suspected car thief but escaped serious injury: One bullet was stopped by his belt buckle, the others by his bulletproof vest. He was put on disability and retired from the force in 1988.

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Post by TT2.0 » Tue May 19, 2020 10:15 am

One day someone will post me in this thread
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Post by brian » Tue May 19, 2020 10:17 am

TT2.0 wrote:
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One day someone will post me in this thread
Hey now. Don't think like that.

(You'd definitely get your own thread.)

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by The Sybian » Tue May 19, 2020 10:47 am

brian wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:17 am
TT2.0 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:15 am
One day someone will post me in this thread
Hey now. Don't think like that.

(You'd definitely get your own thread.)
Seriously, your own thread, a memorial fantasy sports league and the online poker tourney thread named in your honor. Or you can keep living to supply the world with your comedy, because we need it more than ever.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by TT2.0 » Tue May 19, 2020 12:43 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:47 am
brian wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:17 am
TT2.0 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:15 am
One day someone will post me in this thread
Hey now. Don't think like that.

(You'd definitely get your own thread.)
Seriously, your own thread, a memorial fantasy sports league and the online poker tourney thread named in your honor. Or you can keep living to supply the world with your comedy, because we need it more than ever.
Don't mind me, just in a dark mood. No new jokes or bits in 3 days, which is a super long drought for me. Longest its ever been is 5 days during quarantine. That was rough.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by The Sybian » Tue May 19, 2020 1:14 pm

TT2.0 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:43 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:47 am
brian wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:17 am
TT2.0 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:15 am
One day someone will post me in this thread
Hey now. Don't think like that.

(You'd definitely get your own thread.)
Seriously, your own thread, a memorial fantasy sports league and the online poker tourney thread named in your honor. Or you can keep living to supply the world with your comedy, because we need it more than ever.
Don't mind me, just in a dark mood. No new jokes or bits in 3 days, which is a super long drought for me. Longest its ever been is 5 days during quarantine. That was rough.
Hang in there buddy.
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Post by Pruitt » Tue May 19, 2020 3:33 pm

One day at a time.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri May 22, 2020 10:11 am

brian wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:59 am
Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan
Mentioned over in The Last Dance thread, but understandable to miss seeing it.

I looked up and saw that he never won Coach of the Year, even though he had 12 50-win seasons. That seems like an oversight, but maybe his longtime consistent success worked against him. I'm trying to think of another coach or manager with similar success who hadn't won CoY/MoY. I'll defer to the hockey guys, but I can't think of one.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri May 22, 2020 10:33 am

I had thought he died a couple of years ago. I guess that was his wife.

I'm interested to see how the city honors him.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Giff » Fri May 22, 2020 12:10 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:11 am
brian wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:59 am
Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan
Mentioned over in The Last Dance thread, but understandable to miss seeing it.

I looked up and saw that he never won Coach of the Year, even though he had 12 50-win seasons. That seems like an oversight, but maybe his longtime consistent success worked against him. I'm trying to think of another coach or manager with similar success who hadn't won CoY/MoY. I'll defer to the hockey guys, but I can't think of one.
I can think of one who actually won two championships (beating Sloan in both runs).
Muh.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri May 22, 2020 2:53 pm

Sloan had 15 straight playoff seasons with the Jazz, missing out on the 16th by a single game. Fourth in NBA wins, only five guys won at least 500 games with a higher win percentage than him (.603). Sixth in playoff wins with 98 (that obviously skews toward recent coaches).
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Post by Giff » Sun May 24, 2020 8:53 am

And 0 championships!!
Muh.

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Post by mister d » Sun May 24, 2020 10:25 am

Always funny to see who get tagged with that and who doesn’t.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun May 24, 2020 11:31 am

Giff wrote:
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And 0 championships!!
Yeah, I looked at his playoff win percentage, too, thinking it had to be pretty good due to multiple long postseason runs. There wasn't really a way to cherry-pick that one without making "coached Utah" a qualifier.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed May 27, 2020 2:04 pm

I had never heard of him, but a lot of comedians I follow are mourning his death...


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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri May 29, 2020 2:19 pm

Richard Herd, a Baffled Boss on ‘Seinfeld,’ Is Dead at 87

George's boss, Mr Wilhelm when he worked at the Yankees.

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri May 29, 2020 3:23 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:04 pm
I had never heard of him, but a lot of comedians I follow are mourning his death...

I saw him at Harvey's (Portland main club) about a decade ago when a friend of mine was doing warm up for him. Very talented.

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Post by bfj » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:14 pm

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Post by Pruitt » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:15 am

Saw the crawl on the news - the fact that he was 64 makes me feel pretty old.

And for those who have never seen it "Gymkata" is one of the best bad movies you will ever see.

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Post by Shirley » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:07 am

Oh man, Gymkata was the first truly awful movie that I immediately loved simply because it was so awful. It seems like that was true for a lot of people. Maybe it was on HBO or some channel like that a lot back in the day? I think the random pommel horse in the middle of the town square might have been my favorite part.
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Post by rass » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:14 pm

I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:44 pm

Sad to hear, but this will always be how I remember Reche Caldwell:
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Post by L-Jam3 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:39 pm

Crazy he didn’t see the shooter coming....


















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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:52 pm

Not really surprised by this one, unfortunately. Met with Reche a few times. I've never seen someone so calm about having to go to prison.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by phxgators » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:12 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Not really surprised by this one, unfortunately. Met with Reche a few times. I've never seen someone so calm about having to go to prison.
Yeah, bummed, but not terribly surprised. Heard he'd been having issues. He was a great Gator, sorry to see him go out this way.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:18 pm

phxgators wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:12 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Not really surprised by this one, unfortunately. Met with Reche a few times. I've never seen someone so calm about having to go to prison.
Yeah, bummed, but not terribly surprised. Heard he'd been having issues. He was a great Gator, sorry to see him go out this way.
He struck me as someone who just didn't give a fuck about much.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by phxgators » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:31 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:18 pm
phxgators wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:12 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Not really surprised by this one, unfortunately. Met with Reche a few times. I've never seen someone so calm about having to go to prison.
Yeah, bummed, but not terribly surprised. Heard he'd been having issues. He was a great Gator, sorry to see him go out this way.
He struck me as someone who just didn't give a fuck about much.
I remember passing him on campus a couple times, and had a friend that was a Gator Greeter (I think that's what it was called, essentially a tour guide for recruits) and had the same impression.

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:37 pm

phxgators wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:31 am
and had a friend that was a Gator Greeter (I think that's what it was called, essentially a tour guide for recruits)
How hot was she?
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Post by phxgators » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:39 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:37 pm
phxgators wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:31 am
and had a friend that was a Gator Greeter (I think that's what it was called, essentially a tour guide for recruits)
How hot was she?
Ha, valid question. Not my type.

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Post by Giff » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:55 pm

Did she ever go back?
Muh.

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:58 pm

Giff wrote:
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Did she ever go back?
Hilarious. And no, you never go back.
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:37 pm

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Post by Baloney » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:14 am

Olof Palme murder: Sweden believes it knows who killed PM in 1986

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52991406

Took them a mere 34 yrs to solve

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Baloney wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:14 am
Olof Palme murder: Sweden believes it knows who killed PM in 1986

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52991406

Took them a mere 34 yrs to solve
Holy shit.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:21 am
Baloney wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:14 am
Olof Palme murder: Sweden believes it knows who killed PM in 1986

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52991406

Took them a mere 34 yrs to solve
Holy shit.
Wild.

Cops must love the books and TV shows written about them - they certainly make them look more competent than they clearly are.
Stig Engstrom had not initially been a focus for the investigation, the prosecutor said, but when investigators looked into his background they found he was accustomed to using weapons, having been in the army, and was a member of a shooting club.

In his local area he was also part of a circle of critics of Palme's policies and relatives said he had a negative view of the prime minister.

Engstrom also had long running financial problems and a growing problem with alcohol.

However investigators still did not have a "clear picture" of Engstrom's motive for killing Palme, Mr Petersson said.

...

Engstrom was known to have been present at the scene of the murder. He was questioned by police several times but was quickly dismissed as a suspect.

Mr Petersson said witness descriptions of the gunman correlated with Engstrom's appearance and witnesses also contradicted Engstrom's own account of his movements at the scene.

Engstrom lied about the moments after the murder, even claiming he had tried to resuscitate Palme.
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