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Re: RIP Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:04 pm

Bobby Womack. Love his music.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:01 am

RIP to war hero Louis Zamperini, at the age of 97. Quite a life he led, and is the subject of an upcoming film to be released on Christmas Day (directed by Angelina Jolie)

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local ... 71781.html
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:09 am

He practiced what he preached in 1950, when he went to Sugamo Prison in Tokyo -- where Japanese war criminals were being held -- and met with some of his torturers to offer them forgiveness, hugging them in the process.


What an amazing man
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:25 am

Sad to hear of Zamperini's passing. But at 97, he lived a long and fulfilling life. If you get the chance, read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It's what the Jolie film is based off of.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:11 pm

So very sad to wake to the news of Louis Zamperini's passing. :sad:

A remarkable human being. Seems somewhat small in context, but the airport in Torrance, CA bears his name, and that's how I came to learn his story.

PensFanInDC wrote:
He practiced what he preached in 1950, when he went to Sugamo Prison in Tokyo -- where Japanese war criminals were being held -- and met with some of his torturers to offer them forgiveness, hugging them in the process.


What an amazing man

His chief torturer - a 'man' named Mutsuhiro Watanabe, who was referred to by his captors as 'the Bird' - refused to meet with Zamperini in 1998 when Mr Zamperini was in Japan to carry the Olympic torch.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:22 pm

tifosi77 wrote:So very sad to wake to the news of Louis Zamperini's passing. :sad:

A remarkable human being. Seems somewhat small in context, but the airport in Torrance, CA bears his name, and that's how I came to learn his story.

PensFanInDC wrote:
He practiced what he preached in 1950, when he went to Sugamo Prison in Tokyo -- where Japanese war criminals were being held -- and met with some of his torturers to offer them forgiveness, hugging them in the process.


What an amazing man

His chief torturer - a 'man' named Mutsuhiro Watanabe, who was referred to by his captors as 'the Bird' - refused to meet with Zamperini in 1998 when Mr Zamperini was in Japan to carry the Olympic torch.


I don't know if it was shame, hate, both, or something else, but I can understand. If I had done that I'm not sure if I would be able to see him face to face.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:04 am

Louis Zamperini; the movie Unbroken (and the book) that's coming in December. Guy lived an incredible life. He ran in the 1936 olympics, was introduced to Hitler and lived through a remarkable harsh WWII ordeal.
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-r ... -zamperini
http://www.unbrokenfilm.com/post/765808 ... irects-and
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby mac5155 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:12 pm

Dick scaife, was it posted? RIP.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:48 am

RIP to the last of the Ramones. Tommy Ramone was 62.

http://variety.com/2014/music/news/tomm ... 201261584/
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:54 am

No!!!! Dude that sucks, the first Ramones album literally just went gold to.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:18 pm

I love the Ramones. RIP Tommy.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:21 pm

RIP my father, 11/2/1945–6/28/2014. He was a failure as a husband, a failure as a father, and a failure as a man. Selfishness and spite ruled his life, and it continued after his death. I appreciate that he gave me life, but I was and remain embarrassed by everything else about him. He died alone and unloved, with only one friend. And that was one more friend than he deserved. Thanks a lot, Dad, and goodbye.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:23 pm

I look forward to the day when I can write my father's obit in a similar vein.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby canaan on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:25 pm

Shyster wrote:RIP my father, 11/2/1945–6/28/2014. He was a failure as a husband, a failure as a father, and a failure as a man. Selfishness and spite ruled his life, and it continued after his death. I appreciate that he gave me life, but I was and remain embarrassed by everything else about him. He died alone and unloved, with only one friend. And that was one more friend than he deserved. Thanks a lot, Dad, and goodbye.

::bro hug::
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:27 pm

Not sure what to say.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:36 pm

newarenanow wrote:Not sure what to say.


i think the takeaway is that there is some sort of correlation between having an absentee father and becoming very eloquent in the art of posting on internet sports message board sub forums.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:39 pm

shmenguin wrote:
newarenanow wrote:Not sure what to say.


i think the takeaway is that there is some sort of correlation between having an absentee father and becoming very eloquent in the art of posting on internet sports message board sub forums.


*raises hand*

RIP Shyster?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:57 pm

Thank you all for the support.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby redwill on Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:17 pm

You have my condolences, although it doesn't seem like you're seeking any for you or him.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:01 pm

Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89

She was a real firecracker. She did a one-woman show about ten years ago that was fantastic.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:10 pm

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:43 pm

It's hard for some people to understand when a son or daughter feel no remorse when a parent dies.

That said, I understand Shyster. I empathize with you.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Sigwolf on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:18 pm



Amazingly talented musician. Just sorry I never got to see him play in person.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby canaan on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:22 am

Godspeed James Garner
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:48 am

canaan wrote:Godspeed James Garner


Noooooooooooooooooooo
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