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#2041 mdrunning

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Posted 22 April 2023 - 01:37 AM

Hall of Fame San Francisco 49er linebacker Dave Wilcox, 80. A tough and durable player, Wilcox missed just one game in his 11-year career.



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Posted 25 April 2023 - 09:57 AM

Singer and actor Harry Belafonte, 96. Probably the most famous for the song "Day-O."



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Posted 25 April 2023 - 12:08 PM

Singer and actor Harry Belafonte, 96. Probably the most famous for the song "Day-O."

 

How dare you besmirch Jump in the Line like this!


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Posted 27 April 2023 - 10:35 AM

Former talk show host and mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer, 79.



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Posted 27 April 2023 - 10:59 AM

Former talk show host and mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer, 79.


He was a carnival barker. 

Part of me says, "Hey, people wanted to watch... so the niche was filled, and if he got rich by it... so be it." 

Another part of me thinks aiming to the lowest common denominator, and exploiting people (even people who yearned to be exploited) is about as low as it gets. 

That's my final thought. 



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Posted 27 April 2023 - 11:24 AM


He was a carnival barker.

Part of me says, "Hey, people wanted to watch... so the niche was filled, and if he got rich by it... so be it."

Another part of me thinks aiming to the lowest common denominator, and exploiting people (even people who yearned to be exploited) is about as low as it gets.

That's my final thought.



I think a good chunk of his show was actually fake

RIP.

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Posted 27 April 2023 - 01:22 PM

I think a good chunk of his show was actually fake

RIP.

"Jerry, Jerry, Jerry,....!!"

 

I definitely think the "fights" were scripted. It was pure trash and I'll never understand the appeal. But to each their own.



#2048 Mike B

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Posted 27 April 2023 - 02:24 PM

I never got the attraction to his show, and I agree, it had to be 75% fake.

 

That said, RIP to the mayor of Cincinnati.


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Posted 28 April 2023 - 12:49 AM

Dysfunction was at the core of Jerry Springer's show. You don't have to create a three-ring circus when it's already there night in and night out. That was the whole point of the show.



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Posted 30 April 2023 - 04:23 PM

Former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Mike Shannon, 83. Following his playing career, he spent the next 50 years as a broadcaster for the team.



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Posted 02 May 2023 - 01:02 AM

Canadian-born singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 84. 

 

I count myself among his fans.


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Posted 02 May 2023 - 07:54 AM

RIP Gordon Lightfoot. Damn.

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Posted 02 May 2023 - 05:16 PM

If you could read my mind, Love, what a tale my thoughts could tell…


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Posted 02 May 2023 - 06:33 PM

The Maritime Sailors' Cathedral in Detroit rang 30 times today. 

 
Rest in Peace Gordon.

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Posted 02 May 2023 - 07:00 PM

The Maritime Sailors' Cathedral in Detroit rang 30 times today. 

 
Rest in Peace Gordon.

Good one!

Sundown was always my favorite Lightfoot tune.


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#2056 Mackus

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Posted 02 May 2023 - 07:05 PM


The Maritime Sailors' Cathedral in Detroit rang 30 times today.

Rest in Peace Gordon.

This is great.

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Posted 02 May 2023 - 09:03 PM

I probably should've sourced my statement so folks didn't think I came up with that on my own. 

 

If songwriting is a science, Gordon Lightfoot would've been a lead researcher at Bell Labs (Canada Division). 



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Posted 02 May 2023 - 09:33 PM

There's a train down at the station

It's come to carry my bones away
Two engines on
Twenty-one coaches long
End to end
Twenty-one coaches bend
The watchman's out
Kicking the bums about
 
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#2059 Mike B

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Posted 03 May 2023 - 10:10 AM

I probably should've sourced my statement so folks didn't think I came up with that on my own. 

 

If songwriting is a science, Gordon Lightfoot would've been a lead researcher at Bell Labs (Canada Division). 

Lightfoot was a great story teller through his music.  A very talented man.  RIP.


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Posted 07 May 2023 - 11:52 AM

Vida Blue 73.
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