+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 26 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 12 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 641
  1. #26
    NYYF Legend

    montrealer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Saint Anicet,Quebec

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldee5 View Post
    http://www.latimes.com/news/la-despe...,5386180.story

    I'm so sorry to read about this. I'd never in my life watched Desperate Housewives but I loved this woman's performance as Dolores Landingham on The West Wing. She was wonderful. The death of her character on The West Wing came as such a shock and now the actress herself has passed on.

    I looked at her IMDB profile and while she was mainly known for these two roles, she was certainly a working actress in many different projects right up to her passing.

    Rest in peace, Mrs. Landingham.
    Well said.......RIP.........

    "Happy Wife.........Happy Life" - unknown

  2. #27

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by krystl View Post
    She had cancer on Desperate Housewives as well only in the last season, which was the series final season,, fittingly. I didn't realize she was sick in real life. May she rest in peace. I was very fond of Mrs. McCluskey.
    A few may remember that she also appeared in one episode of Seinfeld ("The Little Jerry") as the warden of an all-woman prison.
    I can't complain but sometimes I still do. - Joe Walsh

  3. #28
    R-I-P, Mr. Nelson Mandela Jersey Yankee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Formerly Brooklyn & Joisey; now just right behind you ... BOO!!!

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldee5 View Post
    Well talk about raisin' the dead!!!

    You mean that he did the "I don't know, Daveyyyyyyyyyyyyy" voice? Wowwwwww.

    Speed Racer you mean? That guy was awesome. The cartoon's graphics looked weird, since they weren't as "smooth" as the Looney Tunes ones, but he was always the good guy who fought for the little guy. Him and that Mark V.
    Dr King (1929-68): Make the Dream a Reality.
    RIP, Nelson Mandela, Jackie #42 & Rosa Parks; Ali: Get up…get up; Isaac Hayes; Stevie Wonder: Isn't She Lovely?; Dr J: Fear the 'Fro; Smokin' Joe

  4. #29
    Let's go Rangers! RhodyYanksFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    lil'rhody

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread



    This guy died this weekend.

  5. #30
    Tends to be difficult JL25and3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post


    This guy died this weekend.
    Famed as the world's worst lip-syncher.
    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    - Barry Manilow

  6. #31
    NYYF HOF

    theDurk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    I am worried the "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread may become overwhelmed with the passings of the truly obscure who barely merit a Wikipedia entry. Perhaps we need an "Obituaries of People You Didn't Know Existed But Now They're Dead" thread...
    "Deep to left! Yastrzemski will not get it! It's a home run! A three-run homer by Bucky Dent! And the Yankees now lead by a score of 3-2!" - New York Yankees announcer Bill White (October 2, 1978)

  7. #32
    #notonemore Big_E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    37 miles from the Home Office of Baseball

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    I am worried the "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread may become overwhelmed with the passings of the truly obscure who barely merit a Wikipedia entry. Perhaps we need an "Obituaries of People You Didn't Know Existed But Now They're Dead" thread...


    I think Kathryn Joosten is the perfect person for this "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread...I never knew her name, but I sure remembered her from "The West Wing".

    Fantasy Baseball: Larrupin' Lou's

  8. #33
    NYYF HOF

    theDurk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Yankee View Post
    Well talk about raisin' the dead!!!

    You mean that he did the "I don't know, Daveyyyyyyyyyyyyy" voice? Wowwwwww.

    Speed Racer you mean? That guy was awesome. The cartoon's graphics looked weird, since they weren't as "smooth" as the Looney Tunes ones, but he was always the good guy who fought for the little guy. Him and that Mark V.
    Click the link, Brad. "Speedy" was the obnoxious little dweeb in the Alka Seltzer ads.



    I had to be really hard up for a 'toon fix to watch Gumby. One of the dumbest things I ever watched.
    Last edited by theDurk; 06-04-12 at 01:29 PM.
    "Deep to left! Yastrzemski will not get it! It's a home run! A three-run homer by Bucky Dent! And the Yankees now lead by a score of 3-2!" - New York Yankees announcer Bill White (October 2, 1978)

  9. #34
    Tends to be difficult JL25and3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    I am worried the "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread may become overwhelmed with the passings of the truly obscure who barely merit a Wikipedia entry.
    My intention in starting the thread was that it would be for the likes of, well, Richard Dawson.
    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    - Barry Manilow

  10. #35

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    My intention in starting the thread was that it would be for the likes of, well, Richard Dawson.
    Doc Watson gets lumped into the mega The Grim Reaper Claims Another thread and Richard Dawson gets his own thread. I tell ya', there's no justice in this world.
    Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. ~ Dale Carnegie

  11. #36

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Former Cincinnati Reds reliever Pedro Borbon:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/80...umbs-cancer-65
    I can't complain but sometimes I still do. - Joe Walsh

  12. #37
    Tends to be difficult JL25and3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Man View Post
    Former Cincinnati Reds reliever Pedro Borbon:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/80...umbs-cancer-65
    The Big Red Machine never did have a great starting rotation. They sure had a good bullpen, though, led by Rawley Eastwick, Pedro Borbon and Will McEnany.

    They were probably one of the first teams to rely successfully on a strong, deep, heavily-used bullpen.
    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    - Barry Manilow

  13. #38

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    The Big Red Machine never did have a great starting rotation. They sure had a good bullpen, though, led by Rawley Eastwick, Pedro Borbon and Will McEnany.
    You're right. In '75, they had three 15 game winners with Gary Nolan, Jack Billingham and Don Gullett, but no one ever mistook any of those guys for Hall-of-Famers. Four relievers (the three you mentioned plus Clay Carroll) each pitched a minimum of 56 games and 90 innings.

    In '76, they weren't quite as deep in the bullpen and leaned on the starters a bit more (six with double figures in wins). Eastwick pitched in 71 games and 107 innings (and won 11 games) while Borbon pitched in 69 games (one start) and threw a total of 121 innings that season.
    I can't complain but sometimes I still do. - Joe Walsh

  14. #39
    R-I-P, Mr. Nelson Mandela Jersey Yankee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Formerly Brooklyn & Joisey; now just right behind you ... BOO!!!

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    Click the link, Brad. "Speedy" was the obnoxious little dweeb in the Alka Seltzer ads.



    I had to be really hard up for a 'toon fix to watch Gumby. One of the dumbest things I ever watched.
    Thanks. I've been seriously pressed for time this whole week. Now I see that this guy got kiddie voice acting jobs, and even got hired over a casting call of kiddies.
    Dr King (1929-68): Make the Dream a Reality.
    RIP, Nelson Mandela, Jackie #42 & Rosa Parks; Ali: Get up…get up; Isaac Hayes; Stevie Wonder: Isn't She Lovely?; Dr J: Fear the 'Fro; Smokin' Joe

  15. #40
    1931-2011 hellonewman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    I live by the Sound

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Man View Post
    Former Cincinnati Reds reliever Pedro Borbon:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/80...umbs-cancer-65
    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    The Big Red Machine never did have a great starting rotation. They sure had a good bullpen, though, led by Rawley Eastwick, Pedro Borbon and Will McEnany.

    They were probably one of the first teams to rely successfully on a strong, deep, heavily-used bullpen.
    Pedro Borbon was the bane of my Topps card-collecting existence during the 1970 season. I must have gotten about 25 Pedro Borbons that year. The other guy I couldn't shake was Gerry Arrigo, whose career actually ended that year after a disastrous relief appearance in Yankee Stadium for the White Sox.

    Sparky Anderson actually got the nickname "Captain Hook" while with the Reds for his liberal use of the bullpen. When he got to Detroit he became much more starter-friendly, I think.
    Hank 'N Hal's Country Club -- where accountability is soooo 1990s!

  16. #41
    NYYF Legend

    CalYankeeFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Palmdale, CA

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Doc Watson gets lumped into the mega The Grim Reaper Claims Another thread and Richard Dawson gets his own thread. I tell ya', there's no justice in this world.

    It's all about pop culture...you can still see Richard Dawson everyday on Gameshow Network.

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman View Post
    Pedro Borbon was the bane of my Topps card-collecting existence during the 1970 season. I must have gotten about 25 Pedro Borbons that year. The other guy I couldn't shake was Gerry Arrigo, whose career actually ended that year after a disastrous relief appearance in Yankee Stadium for the White Sox.

    This made me laugh...I experienced that with Aurelio Rodriguez in 1981. I swear if I bought 4 packs of cards at a time, I'd get 5 of his cards.
    If they ask who was our star, give them 25 names, and if you forget our names, just tell them we were Yankees.

  17. #42
    Tends to be difficult JL25and3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    This is the card I remember in the same way:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    - Barry Manilow

  18. #43
    Movin' on Bub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Clifton Park, New York

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Herb Reed, 83, last surviving member of The Platters. Us old farts all know the voice.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituari...,1403851.story
    Let the kids play.

  19. #44

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Ray Bradbury has died. Someone who(m?) I did not realize was still alive!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/bo...YkQHwwpp0vwbtg

    Perhaps this deserves its own thread? One of you science-fiction nerds can start one.

  20. #45
    Tends to be difficult JL25and3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by xenadanielle View Post
    Ray Bradbury has died. Someone who(m?) I did not realize was still alive!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/bo...YkQHwwpp0vwbtg

    Perhaps this deserves its own thread? One of you science-fiction nerds can start one.
    I knew he was still alive.

    When I was in fifth grade, my school had a book fair. I was interested in biology at the time, so I picked up this book that I thought would be about human biology. It was called The Illustrated Man. That started me on a kick of reading every sci-fi anthology I could put my hands on for the next ten years or so. (I always preferred SF short stories to novels.)

    Bradbury actually tended more toward nostalgia-based fantasy than real sci-fi, but he was the one who got me started.

    Edit: Bradbury wrote the story "A Sound of Thunder," in which a group travels back in time to hunt dinosaurs. One of the members strays off the assigned path and steps on a butterfly, thereby changing the course of history. Take that, Kevin.
    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    - Barry Manilow

  21. #46

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I knew he was still alive.

    When I was in fifth grade, my school had a book fair. I was interested in biology at the time, so I picked up this book that I thought would be about human biology. It was called The Illustrated Man. That started me on a kick of reading every sci-fi anthology I could put my hands on for the next ten years or so. (I always preferred SF short stories to novels.)

    Bradbury actually tended more toward nostalgia-based fantasy than real sci-fi, but he was the one who got me started.
    I think I confuse him with Robert Heinlein. Who has been dead a while (1988).


  22. #47
    Tends to be difficult JL25and3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by xenadanielle View Post
    I think I confuse him with Robert Heinlein. Who has been dead a while (1988).

    Very different. Heinlein wrote a lot of old-fashioned space operas. He also wrote one of the books that practically introduced New Ageism - Stranger in a Strange Land, in which he coined the word "grok."
    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    - Barry Manilow

  23. #48
    NYYF Legend

    Yankee Tripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Left coast

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Very different. Heinlein wrote a lot of old-fashioned space operas. He also wrote one of the books that practically introduced New Ageism - Stranger in a Strange Land, in which he coined the word "grok."
    Heinlein was the classic dirty old man author. Good books though. I did enjoy them back in college.

    Did not realize Bradbury was still alive. Just read Farenhiet 451 with my daughter a few months ago.

    RIP
    Baseball is life;
    the rest is just details.

  24. #49
    1931-2011 hellonewman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    I live by the Sound

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    This is the card I remember in the same way:

    The cards that hunted me everywhere I went:

    http://www.vintagecardprices.com/pics/1845/135228.jpg

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play..._autograph.jpg
    Hank 'N Hal's Country Club -- where accountability is soooo 1990s!

  25. #50
    Movin' on Bub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Clifton Park, New York

    Re: The "Obituaries that don't warrant their own thread" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman View Post
    I can picture you with a big wad of gum in your mouth going through the pack...."double...double...double...need it....double...another Pedro Borbon...need it....double...." Then you toss the Borbon card on the ground along with the wrapper that is now worth about $20. I had similar players I always got....the worst was Boots Day from the Expos, maybe '72.
    Let the kids play.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts