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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Bummer. I grew up watching a lot of Laverne and Shirley. Happy Days never clicked with me but that show did.

And she gave us some truly underappreciated films. A League of Their Own, Renaissance Man, and others.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:03 pm 
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Ah man Bob Einstein well known as Super Dave has passed.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/b ... -1.4963619

Heard they will strap him in the Hurst with genuine Saskatchewan seal skin bindings. ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:07 pm 
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Goddammit Craig beat me to it. Oh well...I'm leaving my post as is.

A double-whammy to my childhood today.

Mean Gene Okerlund, without a doubt the best known media personality in the field of professional wrestling, died at the age of 76. I honestly thought he was way older than that. I don't follow the sport nowadays but the WWF was a very large part of my formative years. If you followed pro wrestling in the 80s, you knew his name. I learned today his son, Todd Okerlund, was a member of Team USA (Men's hockey) for the 1988 Olympics in Calgary and was briefly an Islanders prospect.

Bob Einstein, comedian, most famous for his character Super Dave Osborne, but also gained notoriety playing Marty Funkhouser on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Some stunning facts, at least to me:
1. I did not know his real name until today.
2. I did not know that Albert Brooks is his brother.
3. I also did not know that "Brooks" is a stage name. His real name is "Albert Einstein." :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck: :shock:

He was, amazingly, also 76.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:28 pm 
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Hounsy wrote:
Ah man Bob Einstein well known as Super Dave has passed.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/b ... -1.4963619

Heard they will strap him in the Hurst with genuine Saskatchewan seal skin bindings. ;)


I so used to love Super Dave Osborne.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:45 pm 
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This is fucking bizarre. Now Daryl Dragon, known to all of us as Captain of Captain and Tenille, has died, ALSO at 76 years of age.

I looked it up and yep, Dragon was indeed his legal name. Figures a guy with a built-in musician's name like that would opt not to use it. :laugh:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:55 pm 
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That's terrible! Looks like Mean Gene had a bad fall and then passed.

Travel well good sir!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exaORSCx_lA

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