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J. Geils, at 71.

Death stinks.
Er, death stank 2 years ago.


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Er, death stank 2 years ago.
Uhhhhhhhhh. Well, I'll bet it REALLY stinks now!
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I think this is the longest I've gone with no points. Dear people on my list, you have buckets to kick and you need to get cracking! It doesn't have to be Donald Trump or George Zimmerman...Mr. Eastwood, care to show 'em how it's done?
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I think this is the longest I've gone with no points. Dear people on my list, you have buckets to kick and you need to get cracking! It doesn't have to be Donald Trump or George Zimmerman...Mr. Eastwood, care to show 'em how it's done?
Most every year I go scoreless the entire year. I'm strangely okay with that, knowing that I'm not giving some kind of curse to those I select.
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Geraldyn “Jerrie” M. Cobb - Female aviation pioneer, has gone west:
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Bradley Welsh, toast. Not mine, though...
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James W. McCord Jr., Watergate conspirator, dead at 93. He died two years ago, but it's just being reported now.

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.28ffe036b25a

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Writer of the legendary comic series Lone Wolf And Cub, Kazuo Koike, dead at age 82.

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James W. McCord Jr., Watergate conspirator, dead at 93. He died two years ago, but it's just being reported now.

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.28ffe036b25a
Does that make him a 7-point pick in the 2019 pool, a 9-point pick in 2019, or a retroactive 9-point pick in the 2017 pool????????
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Does that make him a 7-point pick in the 2019 pool, a 9-point pick in 2019, or a retroactive 9-point pick in the 2017 pool????????
Did anyone have him on their list back then?
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Does that make him a 7-point pick in the 2019 pool, a 9-point pick in 2019, or a retroactive 9-point pick in the 2017 pool????????
Retroactive.

But no one had him.
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KKK Grand Wizard Frank Ancona was found dead at 51. Gunshot.

Best decision he ever made.

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Apparently his wife made the decision for him. At first she blamed his son but now she's confessed. She's getting life, not a medal.
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John Singleton, director of Boyz n the Hood is in ICU after suffering a stoke.

Ominously, the brief statement says Singleton "suffered a stroke while at the hospital." No word on why he happened to be at the hospital at that time.
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John Singleton, director of Boyz n the Hood is in ICU after suffering a stoke.

Ominously, the brief statement says Singleton "suffered a stroke while at the hospital." No word on why he happened to be at the hospital at that time.
It appears he went to the hospital with leg weakness while traveling (which sounds like it could have been a blood clot that traveled to the brain.) The stroke has been reported to be "minor".

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...420-story.html
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Owen Garriott, first man to operate an interstellar ham radio station.

Warren Adler, journalist and author best known for The War of the Roses.
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Henry Bloch, the "H" in "H&R Block" has died at 96. Brother Richard died in 2004.

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Owen Garriott, first man to operate an interstellar ham radio station.

Warren Adler, journalist and author best known for The War of the Roses.
Owen Garriot is the father of Richard "Lord British" Garriot (author of the Ultima series)

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Ken Kercheval, who played J.R. Ewing's rival Cliff Barnes on 'Dallas,' dies at age 83.
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He could never beat J.R., but at least he outlived him.
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Stefanie Sherk, says goodbye at 63 points.
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It appears he went to the hospital with leg weakness while traveling (which sounds like it could have been a blood clot that traveled to the brain.) The stroke has been reported to be "minor".

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...420-story.html
It's now reported that the stroke was "major," and he is in a coma.
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Larry "Flash" Jenkins, perhaps best known as one of the joyriding valets who "borrow" Cameron's dad's car in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, has died at 63.
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Former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar dead at 87.
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Phil McCormick, lead singer of Molly Hatchet, passed away. https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/m...ck-dies-at-58/


Molly Hatchett...........

Danny Joe Brown Voc died at 53

Jimmy Farrah Voc died at 68

Dave Hlubek lead Guitar died at 66

Duane Roland Guitar died at 53

Bruce Crump Drums died at 57

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Sounds like that whole band was flirtin' with disaster
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It's now reported that the stroke was "major," and he is in a coma.
Heís been taken off life support.
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Top 13 picks, for those who wish to follow along, were

Jimmy Carter 28
Olivia Newton John 22
Bill Cosby 19
Valerie Harper 19
Leah Bracknell 17
Prince Philip 17
Fatima Ali 15
Betty White 14
Tim Conway 14
Linda Nolan 13
Donald Trump 12
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 12
Mel Brooks 11

Of the rest, 91 picks were between nine and two each, and 460 were singletons.
460 singletons, and I bet none of them were John Singleton.
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And John Singleton dies at 51.
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And John Singleton dies at 51.
That one really hits home.
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That one really hits home.
I see what you did there.

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I see what you did there.
Really? I donít see it. Iím 51. I had a stroke. Iím alive and 99% back to normal. Heís 51, had a stroke and died. That could have easily been me.
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Really? I donít see it. Iím 51. I had a stroke. Iím alive and 99% back to normal. Heís 51, had a stroke and died. That could have easily been me.
I too would like to know what the joke was supposed to be if there was one....or one assumed by someone.
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I too would like to know what the joke was supposed to be if there was one....or one assumed by someone.
I think the joke may have been some sort of tortured pun with "Singleton" and "hits home."

But I had to stretch really hard to see it.
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I thought he was making a reference to home = the Hood, since Singleton directed Boyz In The Hood.
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It read like a joke to me at first too. Until I clicked the link I thought Singleton might have been a MLB player I had never heard of. Then I was just confused.

(Yes, he was mentioned up-thread, but that was more than a week ago)
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I think the joke may have been some sort of tortured pun with "Singleton" and "hits home."

But I had to stretch really hard to see it.
I take pride in my tasteless jokes. If I made one it would be better than that.
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I think the joke may have been some sort of tortured pun with "Singleton" and "hits home."

But I had to stretch really hard to see it.
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I just noticed that Gino Marchetti died. He is not often thought of now but he revolutionized the position of defensive end. He forever changed how pass rushing was looked at. He changed football defense every bit as much as Lawrence Taylor did later. Hall of famer of course.

He also started the fast food restaurant Ginoís. I remember that from my youth but didnít know the connection with him until now.

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I just noticed that Gino Marchetti died. He is not often thought of now but he revolutionized the position of defensive end. He forever changed how pass rushing was looked at. He changed football defense every bit as much as Lawrence Taylor did later. Hall of famer of course.

He also started the fast food restaurant Ginoís. I remember that from my youth but didnít know the connection with him until now.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lat...outputType=amp
I knew that Gino had played for the Colts, but was never a football fan. But I was a big fan of his restaurants from my childhood. His Gino Giant (the L.A. Times gets it wrong: it wasn't the Giant Gino), a double-decker burger with "special sauce," was introduced before McDonald's Big Mac, and was much better, with larger patties. When I was a kid, my family considered McDonald's a cheap downscale version of Gino's. I never ate at McD's until the Gino's chain was closed in 1982.

His fellow Colts Joe Campanella and Alan Ameche co-founded the Gino's chain with him, and Ameche also opened about half a dozen drive-in restaurants around Baltimore in the 1960s. Ameche's featured the "Powerhouse," billed as "a banquet on a bun," which was similar to the Giant, but even bigger and better. (I can't tell from the Wikipedia entries which was introduced first, but they were both created by what was essentially the same company.) The clear hierarchy in restaurant and burger quality (for our family, at least), top to bottom, was Ameche's, Gino's, McDonald's.

I just learned from Wikipedia that Campanella also founded Rustler's Steak House.

Ten years ago, Marchetti and some of the other early Gino's owners relaunched the brand with a few stores in the Baltimore and Philadelphia areas, although only two stores near Baltimore remain open today. I've been to the Towson branch once or twice, and it was pretty good. Not quite the same as the original 40 years ago, because they have positioned themselves a more upscale than today's McD's, on par with Five Guys, for instance.

Here's a tribute site to the original Gino's.
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I remember Gino's and Ameche's well. My parents always preferred Ameche's, so we never went to Gino's until they got the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise - there were no stand-alone KFC restaurants at the time (at least in Maryland).
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Here's one I didn't see until today:

Jacqui Saburido, who was disfigured at age 20 after a drunk driver slammed into a car she was riding in, died in April at age 40 after a fight with cancer. Two passengers in the car were killed. Saburido sustained 3rd degree burns over 60% of her body. She was left with no ears, no nose, no eyebrows, no hair, and had over 100 surgeries on her hands and body. She became a poster child for anti-drunk driving, and would go to schools to show students what could happen if they drove while intoxicated.
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