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PostPosted: 02/05/21 8:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, at age 91. Sad

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/


I had such a crush on him when I was a kid....his longevity was amazing.



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PostPosted: 02/05/21 9:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, at age 91. Sad

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/


I haven't seen nearly enough of his work that I probably should have but I still think the way he played Mike Wallace in The Insider was fantastic. And I loved him as Chang in Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country too.


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PostPosted: 02/05/21 9:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Youth Coach wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, at age 91. Sad

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/


I haven't seen nearly enough of his work that I probably should have but I still think the way he played Mike Wallace in The Insider was fantastic. And I loved his as Chang in Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country too.


May he pass honorably into Stovokor!



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PostPosted: 02/06/21 11:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richard 77 wrote:
Youth Coach wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, at age 91. Sad

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/


I haven't seen nearly enough of his work that I probably should have but I still think the way he played Mike Wallace in The Insider was fantastic. And I loved his as Chang in Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country too.


May he pass honorably into Stovokor!


Greetings fellow Trek nerd! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 02/06/21 5:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Former Indiana First Lady Susan Bayh passed away last night of brain cancer. A glioblastoma.

https://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana-news/susan-bayh-wife-of-former-us-sen-and-gov-evan-bayh-dies-after-fight-with-cancer/



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PostPosted: 02/06/21 8:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Leon Spinks

https://apnews.com/article/montreal-cf9b97357d2bc9b19a4b9857afe3650e



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PostPosted: 02/06/21 8:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Leon Spinks was still alive. Okay.

It’s weird when you almost semi-distinctly remember someone dying and then find out that you actually didn't.



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PostPosted: 02/07/21 2:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, at age 91. Sad

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/


I had such a crush on him when I was a kid....his longevity was amazing.


He was in tons of movies and television shows. I recently watched him in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. IMDB says he was currently doing the voice for some movie.


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PostPosted: 02/07/21 3:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Youth Coach wrote:
Richard 77 wrote:
Youth Coach wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, at age 91. Sad

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/christopher-plummer-dead-sound-of-music-1234901760/


I haven't seen nearly enough of his work that I probably should have but I still think the way he played Mike Wallace in The Insider was fantastic. And I loved his as Chang in Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country too.


May he pass honorably into Stovokor!


Greetings fellow Trek nerd! Very Happy


Greetings. I'm going to watch Undiscovered Country this evening instead of the Super Bore.



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PostPosted: 02/07/21 3:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

George Shultz - Reagan secretary of state

https://www.wane.com/news/national-world/longtime-reagan-secretary-of-state-george-shultz-dies-at-100/



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PostPosted: 02/08/21 10:04 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Leon Spinks

https://apnews.com/article/montreal-cf9b97357d2bc9b19a4b9857afe3650e


Most unfortunate....I'd all but forgotten about him, never really being a boxing fan. But I do remember his Ali upset.

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Spinks was hardly spectacular after turning pro, winning six of his first seven fights.

....struck me as contradictory. Razz



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PostPosted: 02/08/21 11:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Karen Lewis

She wasn't well known nationally, but a sad day here in Chicago.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/8/21197985/karen-lewis-chicago-teachers-union-president-dead-obituary-67-ctu-strike-2012-steinberg


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PostPosted: 02/09/21 4:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mary Wilson

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/mary-wilson-legendary-founding-member-of-the-supremes-dies-at-76/ar-BB1dwAky?ocid=msedgdhp



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PostPosted: 02/09/21 10:02 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Marty Schottenheimer

https://apnews.com/article/nfl-charlotte-los-angeles-chargers-football-north-carolina-1970bcb9df70f8efa02f62dcc0f1ae2f



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PostPosted: 02/09/21 11:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
pilight wrote:
Leon Spinks

https://apnews.com/article/montreal-cf9b97357d2bc9b19a4b9857afe3650e


Most unfortunate....I'd all but forgotten about him, never really being a boxing fan. But I do remember his Ali upset.

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Spinks was hardly spectacular after turning pro, winning six of his first seven fights.

....struck me as contradictory. Razz


Boxing is not at all like basketball or team sports. Highly regarded fighters don’t lose fights early in their careers. Unless well into your career and a champion losing (rarely) to other champions losing at all isn’t really synonymous with having a great career. Any loss on your record is considered a “mark.” So yeah, an Olympic gold medalist losing a fight just a handful of matches into his career is a big deal.



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PostPosted: 02/09/21 12:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

jammerbirdi wrote:
Howee wrote:
pilight wrote:
Leon Spinks

https://apnews.com/article/montreal-cf9b97357d2bc9b19a4b9857afe3650e


Most unfortunate....I'd all but forgotten about him, never really being a boxing fan. But I do remember his Ali upset.

This line:
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Spinks was hardly spectacular after turning pro, winning six of his first seven fights.

....struck me as contradictory. Razz


Boxing is not at all like basketball or team sports. Highly regarded fighters don’t lose fights early in their careers. Unless well into your career and a champion losing (rarely) to other champions losing at all isn’t really synonymous with having a great career. Any loss on your record is considered a “mark.” So yeah, an Olympic gold medalist losing a fight just a handful of matches into his career is a big deal.


Spinks didn't lose until the second Ali fight. He was 6-0-1 in his first seven. Howee is right on this one, Spinks looked great against the nobodies he started with and should have won the LeDoux fight (the one he drew) but got a bad decision against a much bigger and more experienced opponent.



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PostPosted: 02/09/21 1:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
jammerbirdi wrote:
Howee wrote:
pilight wrote:
Leon Spinks

https://apnews.com/article/montreal-cf9b97357d2bc9b19a4b9857afe3650e


Most unfortunate....I'd all but forgotten about him, never really being a boxing fan. But I do remember his Ali upset.

This line:
Quote:
Spinks was hardly spectacular after turning pro, winning six of his first seven fights.

....struck me as contradictory. Razz


Boxing is not at all like basketball or team sports. Highly regarded fighters don’t lose fights early in their careers. Unless well into your career and a champion losing (rarely) to other champions losing at all isn’t really synonymous with having a great career. Any loss on your record is considered a “mark.” So yeah, an Olympic gold medalist losing a fight just a handful of matches into his career is a big deal.


Spinks didn't lose until the second Ali fight. He was 6-0-1 in his first seven. Howee is right on this one, Spinks looked great against the nobodies he started with and should have won the LeDoux fight (the one he drew) but got a bad decision against a much bigger and more experienced opponent.


So, okay. But here’s the thing. LeDoux was a bum. And Ali, I have contended for years and has been asserted by people close to him, was already quite visibly suffering from Parkinson’s or traumatic brain injury when he defeated Leon Spinks. So there.

Watch that fight. It’s a textbook on boxing and defensive boxing especially by Ali. But look at Ali in his corner and as he walks to the center of the ring. Look at his posture especially as regarding how he holds his head. And most telling of all look at the unchanging very familiar facial expression of someone with diminishing faculties. And he was almost 40 years old. And yet, he defeated a ‘spectacular’ heavyweight champion of the world? No.

Spinks was a spectacularly unorthodox and awkward brawler. He was almost easy pickings for even an old and very ill but once truly spectacular fighter.



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PostPosted: 02/10/21 7:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Larry Flynt.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/02/10/larry-flynt-king-smut-and-free-speech-champion-dies-78/6713392002/



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PostPosted: 02/10/21 9:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Spinks died on February 5.


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Youth Coach wrote:
Richard 77 wrote:
May he pass honorably into Stovokor!


Greetings fellow Trek nerd! Very Happy


To my fellow "Star Trek" nerds, I have just two things to say ...

QAPLA'!

WO'BATLHVAD! (for the honor of the Empire!)


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Larry Flynt.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/02/10/larry-flynt-king-smut-and-free-speech-champion-dies-78/6713392002/



From the 60 Minutes archive:
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/from-the-60-minutes-archive-larry-flynt/



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Jazz keyboardist Chick Corea, at age 79, from cancer.

https://glidemagazine.com/253567/jazz-keyboard-legend-chick-corea-dies-at-79/

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/chick-corea-obit-1127283/



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StevenHW wrote:
Jazz keyboardist Chick Corea, at age 79, from cancer.

https://glidemagazine.com/253567/jazz-keyboard-legend-chick-corea-dies-at-79/

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/chick-corea-obit-1127283/


Oh no.



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PostPosted: 02/12/21 10:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Katherine Creag, New York News reporter, Today Show contributor.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/today-remembers-wnbc-reporter-katherine-creag-after-her-death/vi-BB1dDaSh?ocid=msedgdhp



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Rush Limbaugh

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