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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:21 pm

IGGY & THE STOOGES Drummer SCOTT ASHETON Dead At 64
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:18 pm

Mick Jagger's girlfriend and designer, L'Wren Scott killed herself by hanging with a scarf.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/17/lwren-sco ... s-herself/

Fashionable until the end. RIP.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:50 pm

dodint wrote:Yeah, I get that. But I doubt they were standing in the street throwing their hats in the air and making out with nurses. Folks in London, Nagasaki, and Berlin standing among their ruins would probably be feeling a quiet relief that borders closer to grieving than euphoria. The US was perhaps the only country in the world to come out of WWII better than it went in.

Certainly Nagasaki and Berlin were probably not super cheerful places to be when the surrender was announced. But in, London VE Day was declared a national holiday, and the streets were completely full with people celebrating the end of a near decade-long entanglement. I've even read some stories that the Princess Elizabeth (the current Queen) and her sister, Princess Margaret, mingled in amongst the crowd anonymously up and down the Mall and going as far as Trafalgar Square. The celebrations only came to a close because a thunderstorm rolled in around midnight.

Two views of Picadilly Circus on May 8, 1945
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More revelry
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No doubt the U.S. emerged better off then when it entered the conflict. But by all accounts, London was a pretty bonkers place to be when the surrender announcement was made.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:53 pm

I think dodint was strictly referring to defeated nations. Or liberated, I should say, at least in most cases.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:51 pm

Gaucho wrote:I think dodint was strictly referring to defeated nations. Or liberated, I should say, at least in most cases.


Folks in London, Nagasaki, and Berlin standing among their ruins would probably be feeling a quiet relief that borders closer to grieving than euphoria
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:53 pm

I picked those places because they would have a fair amount of ruins in their city. Safe to say that applies to nowhere in mainland America.

Happy to wrong about the Londoners. Cheers to them. :)
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:54 pm

I stand corrected. My reading skills leave something to be desired lately ...
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:09 pm

Fred Phelps is no longer around

Spoiler:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:09 am

God hates Freds!
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:15 am

blackjack68 wrote:God hates Freds!


I lold.....but my dad's name was Fred so its not totally cool :lol:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:08 pm

RIP James Rebhorn, one of my favorite character actors :(

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:38 pm

dodint wrote:Yeah, I get that. But I doubt they were standing in the street throwing their hats in the air and making out with nurses. Folks in London, Nagasaki, and Berlin standing among their ruins would probably be feeling a quiet relief that borders closer to grieving than euphoria. The US was perhaps the only country in the world to come out of WWII better than it went in.
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Excluding the American families who lost sons , husbands etc. The vets who spent the rest of their lives blind, paralyzed, or missing limbs may not have considered themselves better off than before the war.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:54 pm

Sure, but outside of some tokenism are veterans really revered/mourned in this country? Hardly. WWII was the last time that homeland Americans sacrificed anything tangible for a war effort. America is not at war, the military is at war, America is at the mall.

To break it down to raw, crude numbers. The percentage of Americans killed in WWII represents 0.32% of the population. For Germany? Estimates put it at 8.0-10.5%.

As for the veterans that survived but were maimed and how that affects their families? Honestly, it's such a different time that I couldn't even dream of quantifying that. The main difference between then and now is that they had a draft, whereas I volunteered. I bet if we had a draft or compulsory service in this day and age people would start to pay attention real quick. I don't advocate for that but it illustrates my point. Besides, you took a statement made about the economic health of one of the largest nations on earth and applied it to a very, very small subsection of that population and their mental well being. Not exactly a fair comparison.

I respect your disagreement but I think it's misapplied.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby KG on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:11 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:RIP James Rebhorn, one of my favorite character actors :(

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Great actor. RIP...
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:23 pm

David Brenner passed away last week from cancer at the age of 78.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brenner

Can't remember any specific bits he did, but I remember hearing his name on Carson's version of the Tonight Show a lot.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby dodint on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:07 pm

Yeah, was mentioned on the prior page. Howard Stern show played some of their old moments as he was pretty regular with the show for a while.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Froggy on Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:01 am

RIP Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:45 am

wow, did not see that coming. Only 50 years old.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:28 am

shafnutz05 wrote:RIP James Rebhorn, one of my favorite character actors :(

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noooo
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:32 am

JS© wrote:wow, did not see that coming. Only 50 years old.


Beavis and Butthead = stunned
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:10 am

Froggy wrote:RIP Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR.

Omg I used to love Gwar. This is very sad.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:15 am

didnt know what gwar was. they look odd
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:21 am

Gwar put on one hell of a live show, sadly im guessing it was drugs. Shocking im sure....but he was such a funny nice dude. As a younger nerd, I spent a lot of cash on Gwar and I talked with members of the band when in pgh. Poor guy...
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:02 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
JS© wrote:wow, did not see that coming. Only 50 years old.


Beavis and Butthead = stunned




Almost posted their cover of "Carry On Wayward Son" but I didn't know if it would pass board rules.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:10 pm

I first heard of GWAR when I watched Empire Records.
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