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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Wow, Curtis Hansen died at 71 today. Though I think LA Confidential is overrated (it's not quite the Chinatown it wants to be) it has a number of nice scenes and use of locals in it. Especially good is the Lana Turner scene in the still operating Formosa Cafe. Also nice use of Lloyd Wright's Sowden House and Richard Neutra's Lovell House.


Best for the cast with the 2 Australians - Pearce and Crowe and of course Kevin Spacey among others
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed Sunday morning after a boat crash in Miami Beach, the team announced.

The 24-year-old Fernandez was one of at least three people killed in the early morning collision.


I'm just in shock right now Frown

RIP Jose!!
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Originally posted by irwin:
Terrible news. Was a great pitcher. Great ERA.
Rookie of the year a couple years ago. Born in Cuba.
Only 24 years old or so. Had a pregnant girlfriend.
Life is unfair sometimes.


Scheduled Marlins home game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday has been cancelled in respect.
Arnold so sad.

Really hurts me here. We see him daily!! we live here at PGA National. On the course designed by him called "The General". After his redesign three years ago it was renamed "Palmer Course" There is a small plaque just off the course near our back yard commerating him.

Great for the game. Loved to watch him and that iconic swing
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Originally posted by irwin:
Terrible news. Was a great pitcher. Great ERA.
Rookie of the year a couple years ago. Born in Cuba.
Only 24 years old or so. Had a pregnant girlfriend.
Life is unfair sometimes.

Terrible indeed. I'm listening to the stories about his journey from Cuba to the US. Unbelievable. RIP.
When I was a kid growing up in the 70's, my dad would always have on TV the Sunday round of whichever PGA tournament was on that particular week. It was always a big deal to him, and therefore to us kids, if Palmer was in contention.

Of course, the very best was when it was Palmer and Nicklaus dueling down the back 9.

Goodbye Arnie! Thanks for so many great memories!!!
RIP to the King, Mr. Palmer.

His contributions to golf and society will exist for a long, long time. Arnie put golf on the map, period. He was the dashing hero that made fans watch golf, which at the time was a niche sport, on TV. Arnie was cool, all the women loved him and all the men wanted to be like him.

Mr. Palmer was a kind, classy man who made everyone he met feel special. Like the post above, this one makes me cry. While we know death must come to all people, this one is a shock (even though we all knew he was in poor health).

We have seen the two most iconic athletes of my generation leave us in 2016, Ali and Arnie. That is tough.
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Originally posted by scbeerman:
RIP to the King, Mr. Palmer.

His contributions to golf and society will exist for a long, long time. Arnie put golf on the map, period. He was the dashing hero that made fans watch golf, which at the time was a niche sport, on TV. Arnie was cool, all the women loved him and all the men wanted to be like him.

Mr. Palmer was a kind, classy man who made everyone he met feel special. Like the post above, this one makes me cry. While we know death must come to all people, this one is a shock (even though we all knew he was in poor health).

We have seen the two most iconic athletes of my generation leave us in 2016, Ali and Arnie. That is tough.


Though I'm not a hockey fan, I will add Gordie Howe passed this year as well, making it 3 iconic athletes this year.

Palmer was one of my grandfather's favorite athletes, and they were close to the same age. His passing reminds me of my grandfather today.

I heard today he was worth $650+ million, even though the most he made in a single year of golf earnings was $168,000.
RIP Arnie. Always a classy, very likable guy. Amazing how his popularity kept him in commercials right up to the end. (Also sad that Chris Bosh, who was in a recent pharm commercial with Arnie, found out his NBA career may be over the same weekend AP passed).
Bobby Vee: 1960s pop singer dies aged 73

Bobby Vee, best known for hits including Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.

Vee released more than 25 albums during his career, retiring in 2011 after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease
RIP Jack Chick, not.
You may not know the name, but you've probably seen his "artwork". This is the guy that created all those horrific, little Christian pamphlet/comics that you find at bus stops and in places like the entrance to the grocery store. Titles like "This Was Your Life", showing a guy dying and being judged in Heaven, and ultimately cast down into Hell. Freaked me out when I was a kid.
The guy was anti-everything that didn't scribe with his version of fundamentalist Christianity. Judaism, Muslims, homosexuality, heck, even the Catholics drew his ire.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
RIP Jack Chick, not.
You may not know the name, but you've probably seen his "artwork". This is the guy that created all those horrific, little Christian pamphlet/comics that you find at bus stops and in places like the entrance to the grocery store. Titles like "This Was Your Life", showing a guy dying and being judged in Heaven, and ultimately cast down into Hell. Freaked me out when I was a kid.
The guy was anti-everything that didn't scribe with his version of fundamentalist Christianity. Judaism, Muslims, homosexuality, heck, even the Catholics drew his ire.

Hey, Rest In Peace is not necessarily an honorific phrase. It could simply be a wish that the departed never cross into the land of the living again!

Maybe I watch too much of The Walking Dead! Eek

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