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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Pitts on Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:10 am

CERV96 wrote:I feel bad that she died don't get me wrong. I just didn't care to see that disturbing add every 2 minutes during a hockey game. If people are going to smoke they are going to smoke. Playing the add every 2 minutes isn't going to stop them.

The article I read stated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes up to 100,000 people stopped smoking because of her work.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:14 am

I still smoke but I am trying to quit. Her commercial is helping and sometimes her image will get me to not light up.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby canaan on Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:55 pm

RIP Ken Norton Sr
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Shyster on Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:58 pm

RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi at age 85. Mr. Yamauchi, who retired in 2002, was president of Nintendo for more than 50 years. When he took over the company in 1949 at age 22, Nintendo was still a small family business manufacturing playing cards. Yamauchi diversified Nintendo into making games and toys, and he was the one who led the company into making video games. He personally oversaw the development of the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Gameboy. He was also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners. If you've ever enjoyed stomping a Koopa Trooper, Mr. Yamauchi was the one who made that happen.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:07 pm

Shyster wrote:RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi at age 85. Mr. Yamauchi, who retired in 2002, was president of Nintendo for more than 50 years. When he took over the company in 1949 at age 22, Nintendo was still a small family business manufacturing playing cards. Yamauchi diversified Nintendo into making games and toys, and he was the one who led the company into making video games. He personally oversaw the development of the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Gameboy. He was also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners. If you've ever enjoyed stomping a Koopa Trooper, Mr. Yamauchi was the one who made that happen.


RIP Mr. Yamauchi, you gave me a lot of childhood and now adult memories.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Azkar on Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:03 pm

so it goes
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:33 pm

Aww rip Mr Nintendo
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:14 am

RIP Luciano Vincenzoni, script writer of "For a Few Dollars More" & "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:57 pm

RIP Steelers Great L.C. Greenwood at 67

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/spo ... 67-705428/
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:11 pm

RIP Steelers
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby canaan on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:36 am

RIP Tom Clancy
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:37 am

canaan wrote:RIP Tom Clancy


Even though he's been mailing it in for a while now, this still makes me sad...one of my favorite authors :(

RIP.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:11 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
canaan wrote:RIP Tom Clancy


Even though he's been mailing it in for a while now, this still makes me sad...one of my favorite authors :(

RIP.

Back in the 90's in Pre-Kindle days, Tom Clancy got me through more cross country flights than Boeing.

R.i.P
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby relantel on Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:00 pm

canaan wrote:RIP Tom Clancy

grew up on him and Dean Koontz in the 80s. And Stephen Coonts.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:14 pm

I figured he was in his 80s.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:46 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
canaan wrote:RIP Tom Clancy


Even though he's been mailing it in for a while now, this still makes me sad...one of my favorite authors :(

RIP.

Very sad to hear this news. :(

I didn't read any of his work after Rainbow Six, so I can't comment on the quality of his more recent efforts. But I have never been so amped up - like Blue Meth high on adrenaline and anxiety - as reading the final pages of The Sum Of All Fears and most of Without Remorse.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:54 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:
canaan wrote:RIP Tom Clancy


Even though he's been mailing it in for a while now, this still makes me sad...one of my favorite authors :(

RIP.

Very sad to hear this news. :(

I didn't read any of his work after Rainbow Six, so I can't comment on the quality of his more recent efforts. But I have never been so amped up - like Blue Meth high on adrenaline and anxiety - as reading the final pages of The Sum Of All Fears and most of Without Remorse.

Why does it NOT surprise me that Tif is a Clancy fan? :)
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:57 pm

As you might expect, I have a really hard time with the way military aviation is usually fictionalized; I can't even watch the movie Top Gun because it's so riddled with stupidity and presents the school in such a silly light. Clancy may have had things to quibble with, but he was generally excellent. But even if he was wildly inaccurate with his depictions, I think I still might have enjoyed his books because - above all else - the guy knew how to tell a story.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby relantel on Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:45 pm

tifosi77 wrote:As you might expect, I have a really hard time with the way military aviation is usually fictionalized; I can't even watch the movie Top Gun because it's so riddled with stupidity and presents the school in such a silly light. Clancy may have had things to quibble with, but he was generally excellent. But even if he was wildly inaccurate with his depictions, I think I still might have enjoyed his books because - above all else - the guy knew how to tell a story.

This cannot be underscored. Storytelling ability, and making it seem like he knew what he was talking about, was enough when reading as a teen. Could be why Coonts' Flight of the Intruder worked so well.

Haven't gone back and read anew recently, but still have all of the books. The uncanny ability to have a near seemless fit between Red October and Patriot Games, where the latter was set before the former but the latter being written after the former...

The only downside in the whole mess is not being able to cast a single actor as Jack Ryan in the film versions.

*** I can still picture Clancey's telling of Iceland in my head from Red Storm Rising...
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:05 pm

I dunno, I still think Baldwin was the best movie Ryan. Comprehensively did not like Ford, and Affleck..... Affleck's Ryan was like when Gary Cherone was in Van Halen.

And I agree, Flight Of The Intruder is a gem. And the film is a nice treat, as well. (Up to the end bit)
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Kaizer on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:12 pm

which part of the end, danny glover crashing at 300 mph and just breaking a leg, or Razor's acting?
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:53 pm

More the fact that Danny Glover was there at all (his character wasn't on the mission in the book).
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby redwill on Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:34 pm

I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but ...

RIP Vo Nguyen Giap.

His victory at Dien Bien Phu was perhaps the most astonishing logistical achievement in modern military history.

Died at 102.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby GSdrums87 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Took an America In Vietnam class in college. Dude was a boss.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:44 pm

redwill wrote:I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but ...

RIP Vo Nguyen Giap.

His victory at Dien Bien Phu was perhaps the most astonishing logistical achievement in modern military history.

Died at 102.

Nah... I'm the age where many of my friends aerved in 'Nam. I've seen far too many 'Nam vets go back and make piece with the NVA. Guys in wheelchairs, guys with missing limbs, ex POW's etc... if they can do it so can I.

I really liken 'Nam to a foreign army occupying US soil. I'm sure that I'd do almost everything they did including the POW camps.
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