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Postby Phantom Phenom » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:14 am

Richard Harrison -- famously known as "Old Man" on "Pawn Stars" -- has died, according to his son, Rick Harrison.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:31 am

I liked that guy

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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Buc You » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:13 am

Phantom Phenom wrote:
Richard Harrison -- famously known as "Old Man" on "Pawn Stars" -- has died, according to his son, Rick Harrison.

RIP McIrish
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby DreadNaught » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:11 pm

Joe Jackson dead at 89.

Jackson was patriarch if the Jackson family, father of Michael and Janet Jackson (along w/ Tito and the others), and the founder/manager of the Jackson 5.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby PanteraCanes » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:26 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Pantera drummer, Vinnie Paul was 54.



WTF? I knew Rex was in bad shape. Figured Phil was. Didn't know Vinnie was too? Guess Phil was right, even if Darrell had lived he didn't have long from too much partying.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Nano » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:48 pm

Toys R' Us

All the stores officially closed for good yesterday. Guess the only remaining stores are all in Canada under a different ownership group. Some good childhood memories there.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby EastBayBucsFan » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:56 am

The early morning Armed Forces Vietnam Network radio show was called Dawn Busters, and began with a greeting that boomed forth into the dawn. Each day, host Adrian Cronauer would start his show with the salutation—“Goooooood morning, Vietnam!”—with the “good” stretching out for second after second after second.

It was this call, immortalized in the 1987 Robin Williams film, Good Morning Vietnam, that got hundreds of thousands of members of the United States military out of bed, and gave them the morale they needed to take part in a war many would never have chosen. For about a year, from 1965 through 1966, Cronauer’s real-life show was broadcast out of Saigon—though it bore only some resemblance to the screenplay he eventually wrote.

Rather than being anti-war, Cronauer was a lifelong conservative who saw his role on the radio in Vietnam as a way to keep members of the military entertained as they served their country. In general, these attempts paid off: Even years later, as he told the Fayetteville Observer, “I will be at a veterans’ reunion or something, and a man will walk up to me and shake my hand and very quietly say, ‘Thank you for helping me get through ‘Nam.’ And that’s pretty rewarding.”

Though the film paints a picture of Cronauer as a radio luminary in the Vietnam War, there were multiple American Forces Radio and Television Service stations across the country, all doing similar work. Cronauer’s station, in Saigon, was the country’s headquarters. At the height of the war, these DJs broadcast to as many as 500,000 members of the military and were tasked with keeping spirits aloft. Cronauer described himself as being there “for the morale factor.” Their objective as DJs, he told Doug Bradley and Craig Werner, authors of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, was to be an antidote to homesickness. “The way to do that was to sound as much as possible like a stateside radio station. So that’s what I tried to do.”

Along with books and cards, radio was one of the most important and popular diversions for bored troops. AFVN got good signal across much of the country, while shared transistor radios helped men to tune in wherever they were. It wasn’t necessarily the preferred choice for news, writes James Westheider in Fighting in Vietnam: The Experiences of the U.S. Soldier—broadcasts were seldom critical of the war or the American government, and were thought to give biased coverage. (The BBC was thought to be the most objective source, but was hard to reach.) But American soldiers listened for the music.

Cronauer died on July 18 in Troutville, Va. He was 79.


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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby acmillis » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:18 pm

Formerly Dolphins coach Tony Sporano dead at 56
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Postby Babeinbucland » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:10 pm

acmillis wrote:Formerly Dolphins coach Tony Sporano dead at 56


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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Buc2 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:30 pm

'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Crocaneers » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:42 pm

Good life .. she always seemed a like a great person. Someone I know ran into her once in an airport, and she said Ms. Rae was very down to earth

Diff'rent Strokes cast has more dead than alive now.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:44 pm

Crocaneers wrote:Good life .. she always seemed a like a great person. Someone I know ran into her once in an airport, and she said Ms. Rae was very down to earth

Diff'rent Strokes cast has more dead than alive now.

Yeah, I think Todd Bridges is all that's left from that show.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby NYBF » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:54 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Crocaneers wrote:Good life .. she always seemed a like a great person. Someone I know ran into her once in an airport, and she said Ms. Rae was very down to earth

Diff'rent Strokes cast has more dead than alive now.

Yeah, I think Todd Bridges is all that's left from that show.


Depending on who you're counting, yeah. And that's amazing he's alive. But Dudley, Sam, Pearl are all still kickin'.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Buc2 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 pm

NYBF wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Yeah, I think Todd Bridges is all that's left from that show.


Depending on who you're counting, yeah. And that's amazing he's alive. But Dudley, Sam, Pearl are all still kickin'.

Got me curious so I went looking.
With the death of actress Charlotte Rae on Sunday, Todd Bridges is now the last surviving original member of the "Diff'rent Strokes" cast.

Apparently, those others you mentioned weren't original cast members.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby NYBF » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:05 pm

Yeah, Sam came in late. I would have thought Dudley was around from the beginning, but I guess not. Funny thing about Ms Rae, she was only on that first season. Then she was replaced. Maybe by Pearl? Or maybe Pearl was 3rd. I forget.
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Postby Buc2 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:20 pm

NYBF wrote:Yeah, Sam came in late. I would have thought Dudley was around from the beginning, but I guess not. Funny thing about Ms Rae, she was only on that first season. Then she was replaced. Maybe by Pearl? Or maybe Pearl was 3rd. I forget.

Yet, the very next year, she starred in the Diff'rent Strokes spinoff, Facts of Life, which lasted longer than 'Strokes did.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:11 pm

Aretha Franklin is reportedly gravely ill and surrounded by family.

She is 76 years old.
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Postby Swashy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:35 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Aretha Franklin is reportedly gravely ill and surrounded by family.

She is 76 years old.


Ohhhh boy. I better let my mom know. She grew up on those old Columbia records that a young Franklin sang on.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby DreadNaught » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:28 am

Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart has passed away.

He was always one of my favs from that era of wrestling.

Bret Hart is the lone surviving member of the 'Hart Foundation'.

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Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:35 am

Neidhart was pretty funny back in the day when he was cutting promos.
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Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:40 am

Fuckin' Anvil....lol

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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby NYBF » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:03 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Aretha Franklin is reportedly gravely ill and surrounded by family.

She is 76 years old.



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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby terrytate » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 pm

I honestly don't know much about Aretha Franklin except for the power of her voice, but damned did her voice have some power.

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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:20 pm

The Queen of Soul died on the same day that the King of Rock did ..

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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby McFan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:55 am

frankly, I'm stunned Grim isn't dead (for real, he's no spring chicken, folks)
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Postby Kress » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:57 am

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Postby McFan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:59 am

Kress wrote:Image


still a smart ass I see, hmm?
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Postby PetePierson » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:21 am

Kress wrote:Image

Racist.
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Re: Grim's 2018 ..... guess who is gone now thread

Postby Stuart » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:49 am

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King died Wednesday. He was 68.


The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and from 1987 to 1996. He co-wrote one of the band’s classic songs “Sweet Home Alabama.”

He was also a member of Strawberry Alarm Clock, according to the Tennessean.

King joined the band in 1972 when he replaced Leon Wilkeson on bass. He decided to leave the band in 1975 during the group’s Torture Tour.

Steve Gaines replaced King in 1976. Gaines, his sister Cassie and leader singer Ronnie Van Zant were among the band members who were killed in a plane crash in 1977.

King rejoined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987, but was forced to leave the band again in 1996 due to congestive heart failure, according to Food Republic.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 along with all the pre-crash members of the band.
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Postby StillCSG » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:57 am

Robin Leach..... Dead and famous
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