@purplehaze posted:

Annie Glenn, wife of John Glenn, one of my childhood heroes. 🙁 Had the chance to hang out with them both often in the  late 90s and through the 00s. 

PH

Lived to be a hundred, overcame stuttering and unfortunately died of  complications from the Coronavirus.

@The Old Man posted:

Lived to be a hundred, overcame stuttering and unfortunately died of  complications from the Coronavirus.

Actually, she never totally overcame it, although she made an incredible improvement in her 50s after attending an intense 3 week course at Hollins Communications Research Institute in Roanoke, VA.  She'd have an occasional hiccup in our conversations and I could tell that she was constantly aware of, and working on her speech.  

I've got some great John and Annie Glenn stories which I've shared with many of you who I've had the chance to raise a glass with.  They include schnapps and hot cocoa, stories Annie told me of her childhood friendship with John, sphincter tightening stories of early space travel by Senator Glenn and the incredible kindness she showed my daughter when she attended the rededication of the John Glenn College of Public affairs in her sophomore year at OSU.  

I addressed John Glenn as Senator Glenn when we first met, and he gently chided me and asked me to please call him John.  I don't think that I ever pulled it off.  I think the most informal I was able to get was Mr. Glenn.  It's that way with one's heroes often.  

I consider myself very lucky to have met both of these down-to-earth Ohioans  Although I'm an atheist, I truly hope that there is a chance that their souls are together again.  They were a true duprass.  If you don't know what that means, you need to read more Vonnegut.

RIP John and Annie.

PH

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@The Old Man posted:

Retired, from disability, LA police officer Ken Osmond, 76. (Are you old enough to know?)

Eddie: Your father doesn't like me.

Wally Why would you say that?

EddieOn account of the way he looks at me when he opens the door. Sometimes I think he'd be happier to see Khrushchev standing there.

Eddie Haskell: Hey Wally, nobody's home. Let's call up some girls and pretend we're talent scouts.

June Cleaver: [Enters the room.] Hello, Eddie.

Eddie Haskell: Oh. Hi, Mrs. Cleaver. Gee Mrs. Cleaver, your hair looks real pretty today.

June Cleaver: Well, you should know Eddie, being a talent scout.

Eddie was the first "bad boy," in network TV family programming.  You knew he was up to no good, but you couldn't wait to find out what it was.  

PH

@The Old Man posted:

Lived to be a hundred, overcame stuttering and unfortunately died of  complications from the Coronavirus.

This reminds me that another person who "overcame" stuttering (but not totally, and is still alive, thank goodness) is Joe Biden.  A lot of his detractors say that his sometimes halting speaking style is evidence that he is suffering dementia.  He rarely talks about his stuttering "problem," but that's the rest of the story.

Ian Holm, perhaps best know perhaps for The Lord of the Rings, I think his greatest performance is in the overlooked The Sweet Hereafter directed by the overlooked Atom Egoyan.

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"Mike Gotovac, legendary Dan Tana’s bartender, dies from COVID-19 at 76. Miljenko 'Mike' Gotovac tended bar at the iconic West Hollywood restaurant Dan Tana's for more than 50 years."

@The Old Man posted:

Ian Holm, perhaps best know perhaps for The Lord of the Rings, I think his greatest performance is in the overlooked The Sweet Hereafter directed by the overlooked Atom Egoyan.

Chariots of Fire

@wine+art posted:

Oh no, I missed the news.

First thoughts are; Dylan, Aretha, MoMA, I ❤️NY, Obama Hope, 

R.I.P., indeed. 

I don't know the connection Milton Glaser and the Obama hope poster. A poster I'm not a fan of because it set Obama up with unreasonable expectations.

@wine+art posted:

Oh no, I missed the news.

First thoughts are; Dylan, Aretha, MoMA, I ❤️NY, Obama Hope, 

R.I.P., indeed. 

Huge inspiration for me. I also liked his DC Comics “bullet” logo that was in use from the mid-1970s until the mid-2000s.

Ennio Morricone - one of the best film composers of all time.  While some lean to the Good the Bad and the Ugly - I think Once Upon a Time in the West was his masterpiece.  The use of the score with the story is phenomenal

@jcocktosten posted:

Ennio Morricone - one of the best film composers of all time.  While some lean to the Good the Bad and the Ugly - I think Once Upon a Time in the West was his masterpiece.  The use of the score with the story is phenomenal

Without question.

A friend of mine from high school emailed me to see if I had heard - she remembered how obsessed I was with the film and score when we were in high school.  We were once in a burger joint before we we supposed to go to a party and the movie was on one of the tvs and I refused to leave until it was over - we missed the whole party and stayed at the restaurant til closing

@The Old Man posted:

Without question.

 

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