Famous person is dead. R.I.P. [R]

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by That Phat Hat, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
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  2. TheJoeGreene

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    I put this in another thread, but I like the story so here it is again. Bob Knight coached TTU here in Lubbock long before I moved here. The first story I was told about him when I moved here was that he was at the Market Street grocery store just a couple of miles off campus having lunch. He was getting food from the salad bar when a local said something that set him off. They started arguing and it escalated into a food fight with both of them screaming and cussing at each other until the cops came. That story is looked upon fondly and is told with a smile by everyone who knows it. Knight was deeply flawed, but he could coach about as well as anyone who has ever done the job.
     
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  3. taosjohn

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    Dec 23, 2004
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    I gave up that opinion when he cut Charles Barkley from the Pan-Am camp because he didn't look like an athlete. Half the assistants quit over that one IIRC.
     
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  4. unclesox

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    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
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    No idea if it was true but he often said he had a 100% graduation rate of his players.
     
  5. falvo

    falvo Member+

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  6. Len

    Len Member+

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    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
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  7. TheJoeGreene

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  8. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
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  9. Len

    Len Member+

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    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    #4060 Len, Nov 21, 2023
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  10. Len

    Len Member+

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    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    Marty Krofft

    I spent many an hour in the 1970s watching his kiddie drug references like H.R. Pufnstuf. (H.R. stands for hand rolled dontcha know.)
     
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  12. falvo

    falvo Member+

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    RIP Terry Venables: 6 January 1943 – 25 November 2023.


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  13. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
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    Jean Knight died. :(

    I've been hanging onto my Stax 45 of "Mr. Big Stuff" for decades hoping I'd meet her someday and could ask her to sign it.

     
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  14. msilverstein47

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  15. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
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    The best boogie woogie player in Taos has passed.
    Novelist, neighbor, fellow alum, and occasional brunch partner John Nichols, 83, Monday, heart failure.

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    "Milagro Beanfield War" and "Magic Journey" were the famous ones, but I thought "American Blood," harsh as it is, was his best work.

    Sometimes a single passing makes a small town a whole lot smaller.
     
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  16. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
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    Frances Sternhagen died.

    I didn't see much of her TV work, and I never saw her on the stage (where she got her biggest plaudits); but I saw her in a lot of movies, and I don't think I ever saw her play a role I didn't like.
     
  17. Len

    Len Member+

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    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
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  18. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
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    Shane MacGowan, lead singer of the Pogues, 65.

    Just in time for us cynics to love the harsh beauty of Fairytale of New York.
     
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  19. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
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    #4070 Bootsy Collins, Nov 30, 2023
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    I just came to post about this. Within the last week, I asked my wife if he was still alive, because I genuinely wasn't sure. We wondered if he was going to unexpectedly live forever a la Keith Richards. Now she says I killed him.

    I don't know if I'll be able to sing the Mojo Nixon song "Shane's Dentist" again.
     
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  20. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
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    United States
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  21. superdave

    superdave Member+

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    Not as much as he did. A true sociopath, treating millions of people as NPCs.
     
  22. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
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  23. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana St. Louis City

    St. Louis City SC
    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
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    For anybody who likes drone or other ambient music, Brian McBride of the duo Stars of the Lid recently died at 53. Unknown cause.
     
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