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Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:35 pm

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Post by Giff » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:41 pm

Good Facebook post from a friend who writes for the Houston Chronicle:
I will not use names here. I'd just like to say that an Italian composer who made incredible music that soundtracked wonderful cinematic art built upon the fabricated myth of the American West (in addition to much other wonderful work) died today. Also dead is a top-tier session musician, whose own body of work didn't resonate with me personally, though it did resonate for many others.
I'll just say this: I stood on a rooftop in Brooklyn and saw the second WTC tower fall, killing a half dozen firemen on my block who always said hello when I walked to the subway, and who always tended to kids with minor injuries on the block. And who bravely served their community.
So I have no affinity for anybody who from hundreds of miles away suggested I was a "pantywaist" (his sweetly antiquated term) for questioning why that tragedy didn't justify a war that has come with a horrific cost for a nation I care about as much as he did.
We lost a great composer, and a great session musician. One reminded me of how small the world can be if we look outward. One reminded me of how small a person can be if we look inward. Good night to one.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by The Sybian » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:58 am

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Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:41 pm
Good Facebook post from a friend who writes for the Houston Chronicle:
I will not use names here. I'd just like to say that an Italian composer who made incredible music that soundtracked wonderful cinematic art built upon the fabricated myth of the American West (in addition to much other wonderful work) died today. Also dead is a top-tier session musician, whose own body of work didn't resonate with me personally, though it did resonate for many others.
I'll just say this: I stood on a rooftop in Brooklyn and saw the second WTC tower fall, killing a half dozen firemen on my block who always said hello when I walked to the subway, and who always tended to kids with minor injuries on the block. And who bravely served their community.
So I have no affinity for anybody who from hundreds of miles away suggested I was a "pantywaist" (his sweetly antiquated term) for questioning why that tragedy didn't justify a war that has come with a horrific cost for a nation I care about as much as he did.
We lost a great composer, and a great session musician. One reminded me of how small the world can be if we look outward. One reminded me of how small a person can be if we look inward. Good night to one.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Johnnie » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:21 pm

The OG teacher that raped her student.



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Post by L-Jam3 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:52 am

She was the catalyst for me realizing that Bill Maher was full of shit. I remember he was saying after it happened that the kid would now be the coolest guy in class, when I shouted at the tv "he was fucking twelve! That's not an affair. That's fucking brainwashing!"

And side tangent, it's funny to me when the right are all like "yeah, what do you libs think when Bill Maher does it?", and the vast majority of us are like "what do you mean? We think he's an asshole too."
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Post by Johnnie » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:30 pm

L-Jam3 wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:52 am
She was the catalyst for me realizing that Bill Maher was full of shit. I remember he was saying after it happened that the kid would now be the coolest guy in class, when I shouted at the tv "he was fucking twelve! That's not an affair. That's fucking brainwashing!"

And side tangent, it's funny to me when the right are all like "yeah, what do you libs think when Bill Maher does it?", and the vast majority of us are like "what do you mean? We think he's an asshole too."
Yeesh. And Kennedy (yes, former MTV VeeJay and current Fox News Libertarian) is a voice of reason here.

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:36 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:30 pm
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:52 am
She was the catalyst for me realizing that Bill Maher was full of shit. I remember he was saying after it happened that the kid would now be the coolest guy in class, when I shouted at the tv "he was fucking twelve! That's not an affair. That's fucking brainwashing!"

And side tangent, it's funny to me when the right are all like "yeah, what do you libs think when Bill Maher does it?", and the vast majority of us are like "what do you mean? We think he's an asshole too."
Yeesh. And Kennedy (yes, former MTV VeeJay and current Fox News Libertarian) is a voice of reason here.
Heh, Kennedy WAS a voice of reason in that clip. Crazy. I think it was pretty clear Maher was trying to be controversial and didn't actually believe what he was saying. On HBO, he can say what he believes, but back in the ABC days, before he was cemented in his role, he tried to be edgy and controversial. I used to watch his HBO show. I like the show. I think he is a pompous ass, and I think he goes too far in a lot of his beliefs, but it's usually an entertaining discussion, and he usually brings on guests with differing opinions and lets them speak, which there isn't nearly enough of on TV.
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Post by mister d » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:05 pm

Yeah, I'd argue the opposite of that last point. Maher brings people on for ratings under the guise of inclusive debate or "letting them make themselves look stupid on (my show)". Its harmful.
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Post by Shirley » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:59 pm

Oh, he wasn't acting. I think he truly believed that there was nothing wrong with that relationship.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:24 am

She might deserve her own thread. It's not looking good for Naya Rivera. If the worst that happens, that'd be the third member of the Glee cast to have died.

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Post by Ryan » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:49 am

Charlie and the Music Factory
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:01 pm

Jack Charlton. Led Ireland to qualify for Euro 88, Quarterfinals of World Cup 90 and 2nd round in World Cup 94.

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Post by Baloney » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:43 am

degenerasian wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Jack Charlton. Led Ireland to qualify for Euro 88, Quarterfinals of World Cup 90 and 2nd round in World Cup 94.

I'll always remember him losing it completely in '94 when trying to get John Aldridge on as a sub and the official stopping it, in Orlando I think

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:51 pm

Ireland is my second follow, going back to the 80s. I actually got to see the team play Malta in Dublin that clinched their spot for Italy WC in 1989. The entire country was in love with that team, and Charlton was insanely popular. Very cool experience.
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Post by degenerasian » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:54 pm

Baloney wrote:
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I'll always remember him losing it completely in '94 when trying to get John Aldridge on as a sub and the official stopping it, in Orlando I think

The Man in the Yellow Hat really exists nowhere in the firmament of international football and has no right to interfere in such an officious way
For some reason, he is holding the substitution request that goes to the 4th official.
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Post by brian » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:25 am

From everything I've read she pegged the needle on the crazy/hot scale. Way too early to die.
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Post by A_B » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:26 am

brian wrote:
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From everything I've read she pegged the needle on the crazy/hot scale. Way too early to die.
The scene early in Jerry Maguire says it all.
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Post by Johnnie » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:42 pm

Fuck. Had a brain aneurysm. Son of a bitch.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:59 pm

Fuck. That one hurts. He was great.

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Post by Square Rob » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:48 am

That one really hits home. I wanted to be that guy when I was right out of college.

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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:01 am

I always loved the wild little asides they did.
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Post by Baloney » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:17 am

Missed this yesterday


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Ahh fuck no

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Post by bfj » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:54 pm

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Post by A_B » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:27 am

Cool story even if his taste in football teams sucks.
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Post by bfj » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:19 pm

A_B wrote:
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Cool story even if his taste in football teams sucks.
Thanks for those kind words.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:27 pm

Lou Henson died today, longtime basketball coach at Illinois, and New Mexico State before that.
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 mister d » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:33 pm

That Flyin' Illini team was bad ass.

(The coach that took us to the Sweet 16 was a grad asst during that era and several of his rosters seemed shaped by their super-athletic interchangeable parts. Downside being you can't draw quite the same level of talent in the A-10 so you mostly get a lot kids who are all around 6'6.)
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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Lou Henson died today, longtime basketball coach at Illinois, and New Mexico State before that.
And after that!
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:31 pm

Irene Pollin, wife of Abe, and co-owner of the Caps, Bullets/Wizards, Mystics, and the arena they call home in DC.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 am

Harvey Updyke...Roll Damn Tide

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Post by bfj » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:10 pm

Wilford Brimley. Could have been the diabeetus.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:40 pm

The Brimley/Cocoon Line has another grim marker.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:47 pm

Guy seemed to be 85 for most of his life.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:53 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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Guy seemed to be 85 for most of his life.
My wife's grandfather, who was essentially her father and my surrogate grandfather looked just like Wilford Brimley. He no joke got asked if he was him a couple of times that I saw. He would have 89 this year, so I'll drink a beer in both their honors tonight.
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