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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 02:57PM May 31, 2010

Both Dennis Hopper and Gary Coleman were known for their talent and achievements, as well as their defiance to the Hollywood norm. For all of these, I will remember them fondly, and feel sad that they have left us.

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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 04:47AM Jun 22, 2010

Jimmy Dean died last week, age 81. He is a far distant cousin, actually, although i have never met him. an uncle of mine shared a plane ride with him once, and they shored up the family history and lineage enough to fill in some gaps.
famous for sausage, and one song in particular.
"i load 16 tons, what do i get, another day older and deeper in debt, st peter doncha call me cause i can'
t go, i owe my soul to the company store."
he lived well, and was a kind man.


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snappytom*

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new Posted: 10:55AM Oct 9, 2010

Well, this doesn't count as people died but John Lennon would have been 70 today...and Joe Jackson turned 62!!!!!

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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 04:12AM Oct 10, 2010

It would be a great time to hear from them both....

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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 12:24PM Oct 10, 2010

Nobody mentioned Tony Curtis or Stephen J. Cannell, both of them passed in late Sept.

It's not what you know, it's what people think you know.
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ShadowsAcamod

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new Posted: 11:47AM Oct 11, 2010

idiot_original wrote:
Jimmy Dean died last week, age 81. He is a far distant cousin, actually, although i have never met him. an uncle of mine shared a plane ride with him once, and they shored up the family history and lineage enough to fill in some gaps.
famous for sausage, and one song in particular.
"i load 16 tons, what do i get, another day older and deeper in debt, st peter doncha call me cause i can'
t go, i owe my soul to the company store."
he lived well, and was a kind man.


This post is from awhile ago, but I just wanted to mention that I love that song.

I feel guilty for thinking this, but how come all obituaries are practically the same? So-and-so lived a happy life, is "survived by" blah blah blah, some quote from the Bible, "We will miss you, Johnny, brother, dad, grandpa"... Not that I don't respect the daed or the grief that their loved ones are suffering through, but don't you think that the dearly departed would be much more honoured if their obituary was something other than an emotionless, cookie-cutter mush?
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LogicalRogerAus

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new Posted: 02:59PM Oct 11, 2010

cookie-cutter mush
That's one phrase I'd prefer not to read when on the topic of dead bodies.

But you're right. That's why my funeral's going to have clowns. Let's see how the blighters like making balloon animals in hell.

As always, no offence. Rest in peace.
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 09:31PM Oct 11, 2010

Wasn't it Peter Sellers who had "I told you I was sick" put on his headstone?

I think we take death too seriously.


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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 07:37PM Oct 12, 2010

I have related requests that i be rolled out into the street and let the streetsweeper deal with me... no funeral.
ok, ok, as a rememberance, buy a wino a gallon of Mogan David Blackberry wine..
if you are the wino, all the better.

(side thought, recently saw a writing about an ad "Tombstone for sale, already marked K. G. Pobleughvist, one of a kind, won't last long"


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coinjar876tus

Posts: 218

new Posted: 04:42PM Oct 27, 2010

Wow, 14 whole pages about death. Impressive.

With kids you spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 15 years telling them to sit down and be quiet.
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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 09:17PM Nov 28, 2010

Leslie Nielsen dead at 84.

"Surely you can't be serious."

"I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."


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snappytom*

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new Posted: 10:46PM Nov 28, 2010

oh! really?

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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 06:32PM Nov 29, 2010

he was one of a kind..

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snappytom*

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new Posted: 08:40AM Dec 8, 2010

Gee, no-ones died for a while.....

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snowmonsterAusmod

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new Posted: 11:01AM Dec 8, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards - dead at 61 of cancer. Rest in peace.

Take all sorrow out of life and you take away all richness, and depth, and tenderness. The capacity of sorrow belongs to our grandeur. It is the furnace that melts hearts together in love. In loving memory of my dear friend Guy - take care Goobs . .
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 09:36PM Dec 8, 2010

Who was she?

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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 12:12PM Dec 11, 2010

Snappy, she was a failed politico's ex wife.
had cancer issues for 10 years, i heard, and divorced her hubby once presidential hopeful for the affair he was having while running in the preliminary boil down towards 2008 elections.


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snappytom*

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new Posted: 04:22PM Dec 11, 2010

Thanks IO!

So, who was she?
[I mean, in the scheme of things..... ]


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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 06:16AM Mar 2, 2011

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero." Most recently seen on late night tv infomercials re a Juicer.

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idiot_originalA

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new Posted: 01:21AM Jun 25, 2011

Peter Faulk died.

his Columbo was a grand performance


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