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Re: The World of Entertainment!
« Reply #560 on: August 30, 2016, 06:49:43 AM »
RIP Gene Wilder. You were the star of the first PG movie I saw in the theater, "Silver Streak" and one of the first R movies I ever saw "Blazing Saddles." But as Willy Wonka, you showed me a side of your ability that went deeper than entertainment. Thanks for being a part of my childhood....


That's the role he'll be remembered for because it's timeless.   Ardyn and her cousins prefer it to the new version.

I recall it was a big deal that Peter Ostrum was from Cleveland, but he never did another movie.....


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« Reply #561 on: October 12, 2016, 01:53:20 PM »
today would have been Luciano Pavarotti's 81st birthday

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« Reply #562 on: November 25, 2016, 01:47:38 PM »
what, no one cared Carol Brady died? Okay, even millennials have seen the reruns (though I'm so old I was a little bit older than the first tween fans of the show)

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« Reply #563 on: November 25, 2016, 03:47:22 PM »
She took the role of tv mom to a whole new level

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« Reply #564 on: November 25, 2016, 06:20:54 PM »
I will pour some Wesson oil on the curb in her honor, and for our other lost BB homies like Alice, Mike, Sam the Butcher, and presumably Tiger.

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« Reply #565 on: November 25, 2016, 07:00:14 PM »
This thread only sees activity when someone dies.

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« Reply #566 on: December 25, 2016, 12:24:23 PM »
No Zsa Zsa comments?  :wink2:
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« Reply #567 on: December 25, 2016, 06:05:27 PM »
Now George Michael has died?!

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38432862

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« Reply #568 on: December 25, 2016, 07:39:41 PM »
It's a shame.  I always thought he was a bit underrrated as a musician because his whole act was a little off and didn't really connect here (similar to how the American public wasn't quite ready for Sinead O'Connor).  I think he was a real fan of many types of American music and you can hear shades of rockabilly, hard r&b, and everything in between in his catalog.  His hits are all somewhat different styles and most have an American tint. 

I've always thought this was his best song...it's so well recorded.  The piano is mixed high, the bass leaves tons of space, and the percussion changes throughout.  This is like an instruction manual on how to record a damn song:

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« Reply #569 on: December 25, 2016, 09:43:22 PM »
Older was my fave album of his. Great mix of styles and moods.

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« Reply #570 on: December 27, 2016, 10:25:11 AM »
Here's a thing that doesn't involve someone dying!

They've mapped out the popularity of 50 different TV shows across the country. Duck Dynasty, Modern Family, The Daily Show, So You Think You Can Dance (with a Wapakoneta, Ohio shoutout), and much more. Pretty interesting info.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/26/upshot/duck-dynasty-vs-modern-family-television-maps.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=g-tv-maps-container&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
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« Reply #571 on: December 27, 2016, 11:50:14 AM »
And now, as somewhat expected, Carrie Fisher

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« Reply #573 on: December 27, 2016, 12:13:28 PM »
No mention of Joey "BaBa Booey" Bassolino's death?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2016/12/24/joey-boots-bassolino-from-howard-stern-show-dies-at-49/95829684/

Surprised he was only 49. I always thought he was much older.


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« Reply #574 on: December 27, 2016, 12:35:13 PM »
No Zsa Zsa comments?  :wink2:
there's just no appreciation of the great cultural figures of history here

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« Reply #575 on: December 28, 2016, 09:22:29 PM »
And now, as somewhat expected, Carrie Fisher

I saw one of those digital billboards along I-75 that cycles through 3 or 4 ads showing a non-advertising tribute to Carrie Fisher tonight.  Very bizarre to see something that normally shows used car deals and slip & fall lawyers instead showing an in-house tribute to a deceased celebrity.  There was no hashtag or anything.  Just a picture of her, her name in script writing, and 1952-2016, or whatever the years were.  So I don't know if someone donated the money to put that up or whoever owns the billboard was a big Star Wars fan. 

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Re: The World of Entertainment!
« Reply #576 on: December 28, 2016, 10:24:18 PM »
Now Debbie Reynolds.  :cry:

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« Reply #577 on: December 31, 2016, 10:02:36 AM »
Rhonda Rousey just took a massive beating. I don't think she was as great of a fighter as they ever made her out to be. Seems like she was only undefeated because they put her up against a bunch of fighters that aren't that great. She's now lost two fights in a row. She's now lost two fights in a row. She might as well retire at this point. She'll never even have the confidence she once had.
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« Reply #578 on: December 31, 2016, 12:37:33 PM »
Rhonda Rousey just took a massive beating. I don't think she was as great of a fighter as they ever made her out to be. Seems like she was only undefeated because they put her up against a bunch of fighters that aren't that great. She's now lost two fights in a row. She's now lost two fights in a row. She might as well retire at this point. She'll never even have the confidence she once had.


I watched a clip of her training about two years ago and was pretty impressed.  I think a lot of guys were fascinated by her because they knew she could kick their asses if they didn't get a solid hit in right away. 

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« Reply #579 on: April 06, 2017, 11:29:05 PM »
Don Rickles, legendary insult comic, dead at 90

Don Rickles, a comedian and actor known for his abrasive humor, died Thursday from kidney failure at his Los Angeles home, according to his publicist, Paul Shefrin.

He was 90 years old.

Known as the world's greatest insult comic, Rickles enjoyed a career that spanned decades and found him performing in everything from nightclubs to a Martin Scorsese film.

Rickles reveled in being the opposite of politically correct.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/entertainment/don-rickles-dead/index.html

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« Reply #580 on: August 12, 2017, 12:10:20 PM »
Michael Moore's Broadway show gets panned. You know this must really be bad when even a New York Times theater critic sympathetic to Moore's politics hated it--

Review: Michael Moore, Bragging on Broadway, in ‘The Terms of My Surrender’

THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
Broadway, Solo Performance, Play  2 hrs. Closing Date: October 22, 2017 Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/theater/review-michael-moore-bragging-on-broadway-in-the-terms-of-my-surrender.html

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