RIP...

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Originally posted by Adam10:
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Originally posted by billhike:
RIP Trump wouldn't make me sad. Preferably before the convention.


I can't wait til he wins!


You Can't Vote for him
You Don't have to live under him

So other than brain dead - WHY??

PS: Keep it cool so Mr. Taylor won't blow this away Big Grin
OK, time to blow up this thread. Smile

I've been wondering, assuming that Trump and Clinton are the nominees, how badly does Donald lose?

Nobody could ever approach Jefferson's winning percentage, but I'm thinking that Hillary could challenge for the #2 slot given all of the gifts that Donald brings. Among female voters, could Donald get 25%? Latino voters?

What do you think?
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Originally posted by SD-Wineaux:
OK, time to blow up this thread. Smile

I've been wondering, assuming that Trump and Clinton are the nominees, how badly does Donald lose?

Nobody could ever approach Jefferson's winning percentage, but I'm thinking that Hillary could challenge for the #2 slot given all of the gifts that Donald brings. Among female voters, could Donald get 25%? Latino voters?

What do you think?

Do not take the bait.
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
You Can't Vote for him
You Don't have to live under him

So other than brain dead - WHY??

PS: Keep it cool so Mr. Taylor won't blow this away Big Grin


Yeah, the leader of the free world doesn't affect the rest of us at all...what was I thinking?
Just heard from a friend yesterday that Paloma matriarch Barbara Richards passed. I only had the pleasure of meeting her once, but my wife and I spent a very pleasant mid-morning with her and my buddy in her kitchen and back porch.
It was the complete opposite of the normal Napa visit and was quite literally a visit with an old friend in their home.
Unfortunately all my Paloma Merlot is gone or I'd open a bottle and enjoy it in her memory. She definitely left an impression on me and her passing brings a bit of sadness this morning. RIP Barbara.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Morley Safer, one of the icons of '60 Minutes'. He was 84.


I think it's bad juju if they do a retrospective of your career on TV at that age. Our local news just did a piece on Jane Little the oldest member of the ATL symphony and she died a few days later.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by mdsphoto:
RIP Alan Young, Wilbur from Mr.Ed.


Did you notice his role as Rod Taylor's neighbor in The Time Machine?

Also if you've never seen it, there's a special feature on the DVD. Taylor comes back to London for return visit and meets up with Young. It was made, I think, just for the video and it's very neat to see the two of them together again much older.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Do you mean something recorded later, or something in the movie when they met when they were older? I think the older meeting was included in the movie, but it's been many years since I've seen it.

"In 1993 a combination sequel-documentary short, Time Machine: The Journey Back, directed by Clyde Lucas, was produced. In its third section, Michael J. Fox talks about his experience with the Delorean sports car time machine from Back to the Future. In the short's final section, written by screenwriter David Duncan, Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Whit Bissell reprise their roles from the original 1960 film."

This was apparently done for PBS. Both actors of course were 23 years older than in the original movie. When the movie was released on DVD they cut everything else out except for the reunion scene of these two actors.

My mother took me to it in 1960 at the great Avalon Theatre in Chicago. The Morlocks scared the shit out of me. Funny now when you see their "scary" eyes are simply light bulbs.
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Originally posted by BOMBA503:
Donn Chappellet a Napa Valley trailblazer.

How very sad. I enjoyed meeting his wife, Molly, one time but never had the privilege of meeting Donn. Very good wines, although their Signature bottling unfortunately (for me) became a bit rich for my taste.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Do you mean something recorded later, or something in the movie when they met when they were older? I think the older meeting was included in the movie, but it's been many years since I've seen it.

"In 1993 a combination sequel-documentary short, Time Machine: The Journey Back, directed by Clyde Lucas, was produced. In its third section, Michael J. Fox talks about his experience with the Delorean sports car time machine from Back to the Future. In the short's final section, written by screenwriter David Duncan, Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Whit Bissell reprise their roles from the original 1960 film."

This was apparently done for PBS. Both actors of course were 23 years older than in the original movie. When the movie was released on DVD they cut everything else out except for the reunion scene of these two actors.

My mother took me to it in 1960 at the great Avalon Theatre in Chicago. The Morlocks scared the shit out of me. Funny now when you see their "scary" eyes are simply light bulbs.


I wish I had seen it.
Rick MacLeish, ex-Flyers great. Scored arguably the biggest goal in team history. A smooth skater in an era of few of them, possessed a deadly wrist shot and all around cool guy. I got to meet him several times at a local watering hole in my home town.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by indybob:
RIP Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee basketball coach, and an inspiration to two generations of young athletes.


Legend/iconic. R.I.P.

For sure. I also just saw that Buddy Ryan, the defensive coordinator of the 85 Chicago Bears has passed. Two big sports names in short order.
For the players and fans of women's basketball, all of them should thank Pat Summitt. She was the pioneer of the sport, taking it from a club sport to a major sanctioned NCAA sport. For us older people, the girls played six on six with only three players allowed on each side of the center line back in our day. Now they play the five on five full court game.

Summitt was a relentless stickler for the fundamentals of the game. Her Lady Vols were the first dynasty in the sport, only now equaled by UConn. I still remember that 1998 Sports Illustrated article which so accurately detailed her life. RIP to one of the greatest coaches in any sport regardless of gender.
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Originally posted by indybob:
RIP Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee basketball coach, and an inspiration to two generations of young athletes.


It truly is a great loss, especially for us here in Knoxville. She was one of, if not the best, coaches in all of college sports and a great person/ambassador for the game.

I had always wanted an autographed basketball from her and my wife, as a surprise birthday present, went to campus and purchased a Lady Vols basketball. On a whim, she went to Pat's office just to see if she was around and would she be willing to autograph the ball. My wife tells me she welcomed her into her office and happily signed the ball. It is one of my all-time treasured items of Volunteer sports.

RIP Coach Summitt and thanks for everything...
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Originally posted by indybob:
RIP Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee basketball coach, and an inspiration to two generations of young athletes.


Still the D-1 basketball coach with the most wins all time. Coach K and Jim Boeheim might pass her in time, but they would be proud to be mentioned in the same breath with her.
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Originally posted by scbeerman:
For the players and fans of women's basketball, all of them should thank Pat Summitt. She was the pioneer of the sport, taking it from a club sport to a major sanctioned NCAA sport. For us older people, the girls played six on six with only three players allowed on each side of the center line back in our day. Now they play the five on five full court game.

Summitt was a relentless stickler for the fundamentals of the game. Her Lady Vols were the first dynasty in the sport, only now equaled by UConn. I still remember that 1998 Sports Illustrated article which so accurately detailed her life. RIP to one of the greatest coaches in any sport regardless of gender.


Of the numerous articles documenting Coach Pat Summitt's career, two of the most notable accolades were:

In the 38 years of coaching, every player who completed their eligibility graduated.

She turned down the men's head basketball coaching job at Tennessee as she did not consider it as a promotion.

RIP
Michael Cimino, director of The Deer Hunter (which I didn't like) and the movie that brought down a studio-- Heaven's Gate, has died. An excellent book on the back story of the Heaven's Gate fiasco is, Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film that Sank United Artists by Steven Bach is worth reading.
Elie Wiesel.
A man, who, as witness to and historian of the Holocaust, was himself, a piece of history.

His greatest quotes:
"No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them."

"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

A huge moral force is gone. Frown
No love for Kiarostami from our film buffs?

His film Taste of Cherry won the Palme d'Or in 1997. Close-Up (1990) made the 2012 Sight & Sound list of the Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time. One of his last films was Certified Copy (2010) for which Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress award at Cannes.

Personally, I thought Certified Copy was contrived and difficult to watch. But I respect his long, successful career as a filmmaker.
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Alton Sterling

If we're going to list every person shot by a police officer this is going to be a very long list.


Who do you see doing that?

I would have no idea what your future intentions are. Up to this point we've been RIPing men and women of distinction and accomplishment. Confucius says, "Journey of a thousand steps begins with the first step."
Dennis Green- retired coach who delivered one of the greatest rants in NFL history

I have bumped into him occasionally around here the last few years. He must have retired around here.

One time I walked up to him and asked "are you who I think you are?". He smiled and laughed
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by irwin:
Fyvush Finkel
Age 93. Great star in Yiddish theatre, but won an Emmy for a role in Picket Fences too.


RIP. I did not know he was still alive


He probably didn't know you were alive!!
The guy who played "R2D2" in the Star Wars series, Kenny Baker, died last week. The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 81.

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The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character.
He went on to play the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005. He also appeared in a number of other much loved films in the 1980s, including The Elephant Man, Time Bandits and Flash Gordon.


Kenny Baker obituary.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.

I loved the SNL parodies of his show!
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.



I loved the SNL parodies of his show!


After Church Lady, one of Dana Carvey's best characters.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.

I loved the SNL parodies of his show!

Stopped watching Saturday Night Live around 1976 so I never so them.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."


On a probability scale from zero to 10 — zero meaning zero probability, 10 meaning metaphysical certitude, is today a sad day?

I'd give it a 10.

Bye Bye!

Frown
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."


On a probability scale from zero to 10 — zero meaning zero probability, 10 meaning metaphysical certitude, is today a sad day?

I'd give it a 10.

Bye Bye!

Frown

Very nice!
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.


I watched his show probably within the last 2-3 months, and he wasn't looking too good. Always enjoyed the show because they seemed to present both sides politically. I'll miss it.
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Originally posted by eyesintime:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.


I watched his show probably within the last 2-3 months, and he wasn't looking too good. Always enjoyed the show because they seemed to present both sides politically. I'll miss it.


I sat next to him on a flight into National (I still call it by its old name) where we had a very scary landing as there was still a plane on the runway and the pilot had to pull up and abort the landing and in my head I imagined him blurting out "wrong" - and calling on the next guest
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Michel Richard. Great chef. Fed me very well many times. RIP.

PH


PH, there is still a wonderful French pastry shop in Santa Fe he had great influence on when he lived and worked in Santa Fe.


MMMMM... Pastry! Cool I'll need to come see you when you're out that way one of these days. Love to D and the Js.

PH
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Steven Hill. Many know him as Adam Schiff on Law and Order, but us old folks remember him as the team leader on the first season of Mission Impossible. I believe he left because as an Orthodox Jew he couldn't get off the times he needed.


He had such a great character on L&O, he was excellent as a curmudgeon
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Originally posted by patespo1:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Steven Hill. Many know him as Adam Schiff on Law and Order, but us old folks remember him as the team leader on the first season of Mission Impossible. I believe he left because as an Orthodox Jew he couldn't get off the times he needed.


He had such a great character on L&O, he was excellent as a curmudgeon

He's my role model. Wink
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
A little esoteric, but Toots Thielemans passed away a few days back. Cat could play the harp. Flat out amazing talent. RIP.

PH

No! Wow, I'm surprised this is the first I've heard of his passing. Such a talent. He played with everyone from Jaco Pastorius to Billy Joel. And there likely isn't a single person on the forum who hasn't heard him play. That's his harp playing on the Sesame Street theme.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"Designer Sonia Rykiel, known for a relaxed style, dies at 86." Fashion designer responsible for the French "Mod" look of the 60's and 70's.


Our cleaning woman's grandmother died in Brazil. Her contribution to my life far outshone Sonia Rykiel's.

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