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Old 08-23-2019, 08:41 AM
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Now Charles is "The Judd" [David Koch dead at 79]


David Koch dead at 79.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...es-79-n1045696
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Just read this.

You might want to change the thread title -- it's not overwhelmingly obvious what this refers to.


My question is -- What Happens Now? I don't know anything about the Koch brother dynamic. Will this change Charles' involvement? Or was the a driving force in funding the right wing?
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From what I've read, Charles Koch was the brother most involved and invested in the political movement. And I also understand that the organizations they set up are designed to out-live them.
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Dang. I guess all that money couldn't buy immortality.
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What, Frederick and Bill are nothing? Just because you get into legal fights that lasted decades doesn't mean that only Charles gets a mention.

(Apparently old man Fred encouraged actual fighting, picking on, etc. among the brothers as children. Insert obvious pop-psych diagnosis here.)
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You might want to change the thread title -- it's not overwhelmingly obvious what this refers to.
Yeah. What the hell is a "Judd"?
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:39 AM
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Yeah. What the hell is a "Judd"?
Sorry. It was a "Larry Sanders Show" reference.

When they had Wynonna Judd on the show (without Naomi), Larry's co-host Hank introduced her as "The Judd" because there's "just one of them."

The actual line spoken in the episode is "How do you place a value on a man who introduces Wynonna Judd as 'The Judd?'"
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Yeah. What the hell is a "Judd"?
It's more than that -- The uninformed reading the thread title would have no idea that it refers to the death of David Koch. It's just too obscure.


I understand the point of being clever. But we should strive for transparency with wit. I know that can be a challenge.
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I thought this was going to be about the pet name the Duchess of Cornwall uses for her beau.
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Having just seen the news about David Koch, I figured an obscure reference to someone named Charles was about that news, even if I didn't get the reference.
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I'll say it: Fuck him and his entire life's work and his entire fucking family. May they join him as soon as fate allows.
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Thread title edited to more clearly indicate the topic.
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I'll say it: Fuck him and his entire life's work and his entire fucking family. May they join him as soon as fate allows.
You should only speak good of the dead. David Koch is dead. Good.
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