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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Steve on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:23 am

One of my favorites - definitely unique style of humor, at least for me.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:24 am

Holy crap...is that drop dead fred?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby canaan on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:25 am

sure is.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:25 am

Rik died?
That's a shame.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:29 am

damn it
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Eismann on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:35 am

Wow. Loved his characters. Still know all the Young Ones.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Loaf31 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:29 pm

Wow....Drop Dead Fred.... They're remaking the movie also
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:31 pm

The split between knowing him as Rik vs Drop Dead Fred is interesting.....and make sense.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:09 am

Wasn't somebody just talking about The Golden Girls last week?

Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rue-mcclana ... ies-at-76/
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:18 am

PFIDC wrote:Image
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby MSL2 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:20 am

JS© wrote:Wasn't somebody just talking about The Golden Girls last week?

Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rue-mcclana ... ies-at-76/


This is from 2010.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Factorial on Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:48 am

Some levity in the RIP thread.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:05 am

Wow, how did I overlook that? 2010? It was showing up on another site in their breaking news column.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:46 am

JS© wrote:Wow, how did I overlook that? 2010? It was showing up on another site in their breaking news column.

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:lol: Yeah, she died a while ago. PFIDC probably has a crush on her corpse.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:02 am

ewww ...
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:28 am

columbia wrote:
PFIDC wrote:Image


legit lol :lol:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:30 am

newarenanow wrote:
JS© wrote:Wow, how did I overlook that? 2010? It was showing up on another site in their breaking news column.

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:lol: Yeah, she died a while ago. PFIDC probably has a crush on her corpse.


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Re: RIP Thread

Postby DelPen on Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:34 pm

newarenanow wrote:
JS© wrote:Wow, how did I overlook that? 2010? It was showing up on another site in their breaking news column.

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:lol: Yeah, she died a while ago. PFIDC probably has a crush on her corpse.


Weird, I just saw somewhere recently that she died making me think it happened this past week.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:44 pm

so it wasn't just myself and DelPen

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the- ... years-ago/

The answers, in this case, are pretty simple. On June 3, the anniversary of McClanahan’s death, a handful of fans — like the popular Golden Girls fan account @Blanche1934 — tweeted memorials for Rue. @Blanche1934 has nearly 15,000 followers and a spot-on understanding of when McClanahan died. But on Twitter, a platform not exactly long on context, people began to truncate the original messages. “RIP Rue 6/3/2010!!!” became “R.I.P. Rue.” “R.I.P. Rue” became, predictably, “oh my God Blanche died.”

In an additional, interesting twist, many of the R.I.P. Blanche crowd also link to a CBS article about McClanahan’s death, dated to 2010. Unlike similar cases, when faulty datelines have caused celebrities to “re-die” on Twitter, this seems like a instance of simple misreading: The date’s clearly marked at the top of the page, above the headline, but people fly right over it in their haste to read of Rue.

How does that happen in 2014? Well, for starters, people tend to skim online text – you are, statistically speaking, probably skimming right now.

As far as the rumor-spreading on Twitter is concerned, multiple studies suggest that it all has to do with network structures: some users have a huge number of followers and can disseminate information to many, quickly; most users have only a few followers, and thus considerably less influence. All this means that rumors spread unevenly through the network, and can be hard to dislodge once they’re in place. If someone with 8,000 followers tweets that McClanahan has died, for instance, it doesn’t much matter if three people with 100 followers tweet back saying he or she was wrong.

Consider this a public service announcement, though: Rue McClanahan definitely didn’t die this week. And the next time you suspect she or any other celebrity did, you might want to try this before you tweet.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Eismann on Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:11 pm

JS© wrote:Wasn't somebody just talking about The Golden Girls last week?

Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rue-mcclana ... ies-at-76/


Lol "sexually liberated." As if she broke free of a plantation. Character was a bed-churning hoochy slut cushion. And it worked.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Eismann on Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:35 pm

blackjack68 wrote:Figures Alice would be living in Beaver County.


:face: :lol:
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PghSkins on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:02 am

Casey Kasem passed away this morning, presumably from complications of Lewy Body. I've been listening to his American Top 40 countdowns ever since I can remember. The old recordings are widely broadcast today "on great radio stations like 3WS and SXM 70s on 7."

Many may know him better as the voice of "Shaggy" from Scooby-Doo.

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:32 am

Never knew he was the voice of Shaggy. Mind blown.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:15 am

Zoinks! Rip
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby penny lane on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:56 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Zoinks! Rip

:thumb:

That countdown the beginnings of mtv ; ) his current wife played "lorretta" from Cheers!

RIP. Hope the family keep it classy.
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