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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:44 am 
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Despite recent reports, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is NOT dead!

And, another false claim, currently going 'round..."well respected actor Robert Duvall has died after falling from a cliff while filming in New Zealand."


Jeff Goldblum was the subject of the same rumor a few years ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-KgT-nQCk

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Hal David (91), composer of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.

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Tubesteak the Protosurfer and first beach bum...

Terry 'Tubesteak' Tracy dies at 77; model for Big Kahuna in 'Gidget'
In 1956, Tracy moved to Malibu and embraced the surfing lifestyle. A girl he met on the beach was dubbed Gidget. She would be immortalized in film and on TV.


In 1956, Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, freshly fired from his job at a downtown insurance company, bid goodbye to the 9-to-5 life and headed for the Malibu shore, where he built himself a shack out of wood scraps and palm fronds and sailed into surfing history.

He was, according to surfing historian Matt Warshaw, a decent surfer, but his ticket to glory wasn't what he did on a board: It was the aesthetic he embraced. Tracy, better known by the nickname "Tubesteak," was the personification of the rebellious surf subculture that emerged in California in the late 1950s. He was an anti-authoritarian sage in Wayfarer shades and Madras shorts who made bumming on the beach the essence of cool and an irresistible draw for a girl he called Gidget.


he caught the big one... :smoke:


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Art Modell, the most hated man in the history of Cleveland sports

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Art Modell, the most hated man in the history of Cleveland sports

I'm sure LeBron James is relieved to hear that...

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Songwriter Joe South

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Morgan Freeman is still not dead.

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Today I was shocked by the news of Ger Smit's passing. He was 79.
Ger Smit may be totally unknown to the rest of the world, but he was a prolific and top notch voice actor from the 60s to the 90s. His list of characters is exhaustingly long and epic. He voiced many characters: Pappa Smurf, Vanity, Greedy Smurf, Hefty and Bigmouth in the Smurfs, Rataplan in Lucky Luke, narrator, Kolme, Fiisi, the gnome and Bataki in Nils Holgersson, several characters in numerous Disney animated features, the Once Upon A Time educational series that went on forever... Altogether, Ger Smit voiced a large section of my childhood.
Here he is in action, for the puppet show Fabeltjeskrant, as both the fox and the wolf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVD09Z5NdGY#t=01m40s

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Professor Sid Watkins, the Formula One doctor who tended to Ayrton Senna after his fatal crash at Imola in 1994 and who saved the lives of countless others through his work on safety, has died at the age of 84.
As word spread around Formula One of his death late on Wednesday, confirmed by a source close to the family, tributes poured in from drivers and all whose lives were touched by the wise-cracking neurosurgeon with a love of cigars and whisky.
They included Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, who suffered a huge crash on the same San Marino Grand Prix weekend that claimed the lives of Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger.
“It was Sid Watkins that saved my life in Imola 94. great guy to be with, always happy...tks for everything u have done for us drivers. RIP,” Barrichello said on Twitter to 1.7 million followers.
“RIP Prof. Sid Watkins. Sad news for us who stay behind,” said Senna’s nephew Bruno, who now races for the same Williams team that triple champion Ayrton was with when he crashed on a sunny afternoon in May 1, 1994.
Senna remains the last driver fatality in a Formula One race and much of the credit for the survival of others can be laid at the door of Watkins, known simply as ‘Prof’ by paddock regulars and ‘Sid’ by closer friends.
Northern Ireland’s Martin Donnelly, Finland’s double champion Mika Hakkinen, Austrian Gerhard Berger and F1 team founder Frank Williams all owed much to his quick response and care after life-threatening accidents.
Triple champions Jackie Stewart, another safety pioneer before Watkins came along, and Austria’s Niki Lauda counted him as a friend.
“Today the world of motor racing lost one of it’s true greats,” said McLaren chairman and former team principal Ron Dennis, whose cars took Senna to all of his titles, in a statement.
“No he wasn’t a driver. No he wasn’t an engineer. No, he wasn’t a designer. He was a doctor and it’s probably fair to say that he did more than anyone, over many years, to make Formula One as safe as it is today.
“Many drivers and ex-drivers owe their lives to his careful and expert work, which resulted in the massive advances in safety levels that today’s drivers possibly take for granted.”
Watkins was brought in to the sport by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone in 1978, shortly before the death of Swedish great Ronnie Peterson at Monza in September of that year.
The Briton worked closely with former International Automobile Federation head Max Mosley to improve track and car safety, stepping down as medical officer only in 2004 but continuing to play a role at the governing body as first president of its foundation.
In his book ‘Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One” Watkins wrote of Senna’s final days and how distraught the Brazilian was at Ratzenberger’s death in qualifying.
Advising Senna not to race, he added: “In fact, why don’t you give it up altogether? What else do you need to do? You have been world champion three times, you are obviously the quickest driver. Give it up and let’s go fishing”.
Senna’s reply, the last words he spoke to Watkins, was simple: “Sid, there are certain things over which we have no control. I cannot quit, I have to go on.”


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Steve Sabol, NFL Films

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000063643/article/steve-sabol-president-of-nfl-films-dies?module=HP11_breaking_news

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:31 am 
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He was the man, he new how to show the NFL we love... :smoke:


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He was the man, he new how to show the NFL we love... :smoke:

That NFL films style was very iconic. I was a big Gary Moore fan(Irish blues rock guitarist) and I bought a Japanese import VHS concert tape of his in the early '80's. I think it cost close to $100.00 (that's how much I liked Gary Moore). Anyway, I was surprised to find out that NFL films made the concert documentary. I didn't even know before or since that they were available for outside projects let alone a relatively unknown guitarist's concert (in the U.S. anyway).


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Sam The Record Man

Here he is with Rush in 1975
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And, of course, one of the most recognised logos in Toronto...
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Ah, the many hours I spent in that place.
Bought my first two Zappa albums there, in 1971.

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I bought some CDs at SAM's back in 1992. The Madcap Laughs for instance...

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guitarist shawn lane, 9 years ago today. listening to this in his honor:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:00 am 
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Was the photo of Andy Williams taken before or after the embalming?

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thanks for the chuckle,, I needed that,,,,

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Andy was like Perry Como, mellow smooth singer that could either a) put you to sleep or b) make you very relaxed and feel swell. Always watched his Christmas specials and have vague recollections of his tv show. Had a nice, long career and probably not an enemy in the world. Sometimes living a good, clean life is'nt so bad. Can't get used to losing you. :cry:

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Herbert Lom - mind you, he was 95...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19745910

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A pretty rich life though.
(Herbert Lom certainly was less of a mouthful than Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru)

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For all the germans on here, german comedian Dirk Bach was just found dead in his hotel .


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"Babylon 5" actor Michael O'Hare dies of Heart Attack at age 60.

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