RIP -- Consequential Person Has Passed Away

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  1. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    DC United
    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Maryann Trump Barry, 86. Donald Trump's sister and former federal judge who criticized the former President.
     
  2. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Bedminster groundskeepers digging the tax deduction...errr...resting place as we type.
     
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  3. Paul Berry

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    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
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    United States
    The $100 million grave plot?
     
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  4. superdave

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    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    AIUI, the tax deduction for Ivana is just for the portion of the golf course that is her burial grounds. So by square footage or whatever it’s a tiny, tiny tax break.
     
  5. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Grim Reaper off his game

    1724104476842414460 is not a valid tweet id
     
  6. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    But the brand !-- you forgot to allow for the value of the brand ! Trump will decide the size of the deduction based on that. And no liberal assessor better argue...
     
  7. KCFutbol

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    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
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    Kansas City Wizards
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    United States
    And we know how accurately T*ump calculates area. Heck, her plot could end up being 10,000 SF.
     
  8. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Yo - Tommy's gettin his button today! (actual house in Bay Ridge for the scene)

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  9. ToMhIlL

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    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Bay Ridge?! I went to 5th and 6th grade there. About 2/3 of the kids in my class were 1st generation Norwegian immigrants who spoke Norwegian at home and had relatives still there.
     
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  10. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    George Brown of Kool & the Gang


    Kool & the Gang Drummer George 'Funky' Brown Dead at 74: 'Greatly Missed and Never Forgotten'
    The musician was among the founding members and songwriters of the iconic funk group.

    Brown was among the founding members of the iconic funk group Kool & the Gang. While still in their teens, he joined brothers Ronald "Khalis" Bell and Robert "Kool" Bell as they set out to form a band in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964, along with friends Charles Smith, Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Ricky West and Robert "Spike" Mickens.

    https://people.com/kool-and-the-gang-drummer-george-funky-brown-dead-age-74-8404041
     
  11. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Damn, everbody but Charles Smith got a nickname.

    I still cringe at the time some young person asked me which of the following songs was KATG's best- Cherish The Night, Celebration or Joanna.

    The best thing they did --the only truly GREAT thing they ever did-- was Summer Madness.

     
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  12. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    CA Boca Juniors
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  13. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
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    RIP Rosalyn Carter.

    Rosalynn Carter, first lady who championed mental health, dies at 96
    She sat in on Cabinet meetings of her husband, Jimmy Carter, advised on policy issues and pushed Congress to pass mental health legislation
     
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  14. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    When June Carter Cash died, I said Johnny would last two years at best, He was gone in 4 1/2 months. Jimmy's already in hospice. He'll be close behind.
     
  15. Paul Berry

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    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When I met Jimmy Carter.
    Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK 1977.
    I was holding the flag.
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    Ironic that 30 years later I became a US citizen.
     
  16. bigredfutbol

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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    I would argue that "Celebration" is a pretty iconic piece of pop culture that transcends it's objective qualities as a piece of recorded music.
     
  17. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
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    Atlanta
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    --other--
    I refuse to believe you'd do that.

    What's iconic about it? Being used for a bunch of sports title celebrations? Why not "We Are Family" (which sucks equally) while you're at it?
     
  18. Sounders78

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    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    We are the Champions seems so much more appropriate to play when winning a championship!

     
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  19. bigredfutbol

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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
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    DC United
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    It was a #1 hit that decades later is still a staple for celebrations big and small. It’s a song almost everybody knows and many people still unironically enjoy dancing to.
    “Iconic” isn’t a measure of artistic worth.

    And “We Are Family” is a fun song. I would never spend money to own a copy or sit down to actually listen to it, but pop music fulfills many social functions.
     
  20. Paul Berry

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    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its a terrible song but it's Freddy Mercury being iconic.
     
  21. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    No, we're talking about Kool And The Gang's Celebration. I don't deny that it's iconic, as BRF said, but I was asked about greatness. I was trying to keep him focused on greatness... it didn't work

    I kinda like We Are The Champions, but not very often.
     
  22. Sounders78

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    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    I like ironic things. In this case "We are Family" is considered to be a classic gay anthem, one that you will still hear played in gay bars, especially on karaoke nights, whereas Queen's "We are the Champions" is one you will rarely, if ever, hear in a gay bar. I can honestly say I've heard "We are Family", "O Happy Day" and Christian group Mary Mary's "Shackels (Praise You)" performed in gay bars more than any Queen/Freddie Mercury song I can think of.
     
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  23. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    She asked me about greatness, BRF. Greatness.

    Wait...

    I love pop music more than just about anybody else here. I've said it before, and I expect to have to say it again. What other poster props Elton John and Billy Joel and The Eagles and Wings and Little River Band around here? Nobody else. 10cc, Bread, Neil Diamond, Seals & Crofts... My whole musical life was pop and mainstream rock before I started picking up my folks jazz albums. OTOH, almost everybody else in this forum spent their time in a downward spiral of making sure the bands they dig are less well-known than the bands their friends dig.
     
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  24. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Why do gays have different musical tastes than everybody else? And why is it collective?

    Edwin Hawkins' O Happy Day??? What's the significance?
     
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  25. Sounders78

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    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    A lot of the iconic songs are about overcoming adversity or providing a sense of belonging. "I Will Survive" is the iconic song - the lyrics say it all. "We Are Family" resonates for people who were rejected by their families. O Happy Day is a song about future happiness and redemption - gays were often raised in the church but were denied the "happy day" ending - this song reclaims it. "Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance", from "Shackles", says it all when you consider being in the closet is being shackled. Christian songs about freedom can resonate deeply with gays. I suppose it's not surprising that "Freedom' was sung by a closeted gay guy, George Michael. Going to a gay bar karaoke night can feel like a more authentic church revival meeting than any church can muster.
     
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