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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:51 am

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Hal Ketchum. Bad year for country singers.
I need to go back and re-listen to his catalogue, but "Small Town Saturday Night" and "Past the Point of Rescue" are two all-time great songs.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:21 am

No love for Dinkens in this thread?

Okay how about Ed Murry (Bill's brother who was the inspiration for Caddy Shak).

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Post by mister d » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:31 am

All-time post right there.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

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mister d wrote:
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All-time post right there.
Hear me out. What if wlu is dril?

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:47 am

Tony Hsieh. Founder of Zappos and a legendary figure in Las Vegas for spending close to a half billion to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. Used to see him around everywhere downtown and think about how crazy it is to be standing at the bar next to a billionaire.


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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:45 am

brian wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:47 am
Tony Hsieh. Founder of Zappos and a legendary figure in Las Vegas for spending close to a half billion to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. Used to see him around everywhere downtown and think about how crazy it is to be standing at the bar next to a billionaire.

Super impressive business leader. Read a bunch about his work in the vegas community and ideas at zappos.

Sounds like he died from injuries due to a fire.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:21 am

David Prowse

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:45 pm

bfj wrote:
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David Prowse

The guy inside the Darth Vader costume.
And the big caretaker dude in Clockwork Orange.
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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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:47 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:45 pm
bfj wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:21 am
David Prowse

The guy inside the Darth Vader costume.
And the big caretaker dude in Clockwork Orange.
I did see that. I haven’t watched that movie in forever.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Baloney » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:56 am

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

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Hope Sean Bean got out of the way first.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Sabo » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:07 am

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900 ton Observation Platform at the Arecibo Radio telescope collapsed

I bet that made a hell of a noise when it landed.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:15 am

Someone needs to mash these up:
Steve of phpBB wrote:What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:08 am

Sabo wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:07 am
Baloney wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:56 am
900 ton Observation Platform at the Arecibo Radio telescope collapsed

I bet that made a hell of a noise when it landed.
Not if no one was around.
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 Sabo » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:30 am

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by A_B » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:29 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:08 am
Sabo wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:07 am
Baloney wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:56 am
900 ton Observation Platform at the Arecibo Radio telescope collapsed

I bet that made a hell of a noise when it landed.
Not if no one was around.
Oh it made a sound

https://defector.com/new-videos-show-th ... telescope/

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:45 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:45 am
brian wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:47 am
Tony Hsieh. Founder of Zappos and a legendary figure in Las Vegas for spending close to a half billion to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. Used to see him around everywhere downtown and think about how crazy it is to be standing at the bar next to a billionaire.

Super impressive business leader. Read a bunch about his work in the vegas community and ideas at zappos.

Sounds like he died from injuries due to a fire.
More about this: Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary
In August, shortly after Tony Hsieh, the legendary entrepreneur behind Zappos, moved to Park City, Utah, he eagerly awaited a visitor: the singer Jewel. The longtime friends originally met the way fellow rock stars should, on Richard Branson’s Necker Island, and Hsieh, who had been buying up properties around the mountain town, was planning to spend the next week showing her around.

Soon after arriving, Jewel played a private acoustic set for around 50 residents of the community Hsieh was building there—a reprise of sorts of the city-within-a-city of artists and entrepreneurs that Hsieh had famously created in downtown Las Vegas. It should have been a magical moment, according to a person who was there, with the Grammy nominee seated in front of a fireplace and views of the Wasatch Mountains framing the performance.

But within a day, Jewel abruptly left. Shortly after, the singer sent Hsieh a letter via FedEx, since he had forsworn email and texts as part of a digital cleanse.

“I am going to be blunt,” she wrote in the letter, the content of which was shared with Forbes. “I need to tell you that I don’t think you are well and in your right mind. I think you are taking too many drugs that cause you to disassociate.”

She continued: “The people you are surrounding yourself with are either ignorant or willing to be complicit in you killing yourself.”

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Post by brian » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:12 pm

Not gonna pretend like I knew him, but I knew some people who did and that puts a lot of the pieces of puzzle together for me.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:31 pm

brian wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Not gonna pretend like I knew him, but I knew some people who did and that puts a lot of the pieces of puzzle together for me.
You counting those two women we met who worked there the first time we hung out on Fremont Street?
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by A_B » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:54 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:31 pm
brian wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Not gonna pretend like I knew him, but I knew some people who did and that puts a lot of the pieces of puzzle together for me.
You counting those two women we met who worked there the first time we hung out on Fremont Street?
This sounds somewhat familiar.
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Post by Shirley » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:58 pm

That was a wild read. Sad ending to what sounds like a really great and interesting guy.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by sancarlos » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:35 pm

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:39 pm

Shirley wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:58 pm
That was a wild read. Sad ending to what sounds like a really great and interesting guy.
I think trying to 'bio-hack' yourself by doing whip-its and hiking barefoot is probably a sign of something else going on.

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Post by Shirley » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:16 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Shirley wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:58 pm
That was a wild read. Sad ending to what sounds like a really great and interesting guy.
I think trying to 'bio-hack' yourself by doing whip-its and hiking barefoot is probably a sign of something else going on.
Yeah, he clearly had some mental issues, not the least of which, depression. In hindsight he fit the stereotype of a depressed person who works really hard to make others happy. The sad clown.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by sancarlos » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:56 pm

"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

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Post by Pruitt » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:55 pm

God almighty, "Laverne and Shirley" was one of the worst shows in history. Hated it with a passion when it was popular - one of the low points of TV comedy.

The fact that it and "Three's Company" were so popular when I was a kid pretty much convinced me that most people are dumb. Even now when people get all nostalgic for the 70's, I remember those shows and shudder.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Sabo » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:08 pm

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Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:55 pm
God almighty, "Laverne and Shirley" was one of the worst shows in history. Hated it with a passion when it was popular - one of the low points of TV comedy.

The fact that it and "Three's Company" were so popular when I was a kid pretty much convinced me that most people are dumb. Even now when people get all nostalgic for the 70's, I remember those shows and shudder.

But, thoughts and prayers.
I bet you’re a blast at parties.

ETA: I actually agree with you. Just about all early 80s sitcoms are cringe-worthy.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:59 pm

Sabo wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:55 pm
God almighty, "Laverne and Shirley" was one of the worst shows in history. Hated it with a passion when it was popular - one of the low points of TV comedy.

The fact that it and "Three's Company" were so popular when I was a kid pretty much convinced me that most people are dumb. Even now when people get all nostalgic for the 70's, I remember those shows and shudder.

But, thoughts and prayers.
I bet you’re a blast at parties.

ETA: I actually agree with you. Just about all early 80s sitcoms are cringe-worthy.
They really were just the worst.

Seinfeld was such a breath of funny, fresh air.

I have a knee jerk reaction to 70s and 80s nostalgia. I lived through that stuff. It was awful.
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Post by EnochRoot » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:23 pm

Seinfeld didn't move the needle much for me. I mean the comedian himself sucked and it wasn't until they built out a supporting cast of far superior talent did anything really get accomplished.

IMO, the breath of fresh air occurred when the Simpsons got their own show/broke away from Tracy Ullman, or maybe the Larry Sanders Show.

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Post by A_B » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:28 pm

All sitcoms sucked until I personally enjoyed them. This is fact.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:39 pm

I've gone back and watched reruns of old shows that I really enjoyed back in the 1970s, and man is it a disappointing experience. I mean, as example, when I was a kid I loved Sanford and Son, starring Redd Foxx. But re-watching nowadays, well, it isn't a pleasurable experience. Turned the channel after 5 minutes of really trying to enjoy it.

When the Simpsons came out, it was such a breath of fresh air. I had watched them on the old Tracey Ullman show, so I was excited to see the show. And, it was better than I hoped it could be. And, I still laugh at old Seinfeld reruns.
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Post by bfj » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:24 pm

Just watched A League of Their Own the other day and I had no idea that David Lander was the play by play guy in that movie. During the same watching I realized that The Big Ragu, Eddie Mecca dances w Madonna in the bar scene from that movie. Both actors are uncredited in the movie. I guess Penny Marshall took care of her friends.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:26 am

A_B wrote:
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All sitcoms sucked until I personally enjoyed them. This is fact.
Bingo. Laverne and Shirley was fine. If you really wanted something more highbrow and sophisticated back then, that’s what PBS was for.
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Post by Shirley » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:46 pm

I loved Laverne and Shirley as a kid and Lenny and Squiggy were always the highlight for me.
Totally Kafkaesque

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