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#21 DKTanker

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 2011 PM

Lost another Monkee today.  RIP, Peter Tork.  1942-2019.


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 1139 AM

Ted Lindsay, 93. 8 times NHL All-star and 4 Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings.


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 1900 PM

Luke Perry, dead of a massive stroke at 52. Never watched 90210 but did enjoy Jeremiah in reruns, another J. Michael Straczynski project.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 0445 AM

Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for piloting Airwolf, reportedly died on 10 February already from cardiac arrest at age 73. Given his known addiction issues, it's probably surprising he lived that long. Didn't know he lost a leg to infection in 2012.

 


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 1244 PM

Looks like they are at it again. The boss of the Gambino crew got whacked on tuesday,

https://www.npr.org/...d-in-n-y-attack


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 1322 PM

Charlie Whiting 

https://www.formula1...8lCCe1LzyT.html


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 1705 PM

Charlie Whiting 
https://www.formula1...8lCCe1LzyT.html


I've been dabbling in F1 the last few years. I even bought the game in steam ($15, I think it ends tomorrow).
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 1917 PM

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Dick Dale, whose jangly, reverb-heavy guitar style was the soundtrack on numerous film and TV productions, died on Saturday. No cause was given, but Dale had been in ill health for a number of years, even as he kept up a crowded touring schedule.

 

Dale’s music was a featured attraction in such films as Pulp Fiction, Escape From L.A., Space Jam, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Garfield 2, among many others. He was equally prolific in TV music, and even had a few acting stints, including an uncredited role in Elvis Presley’s Let’s Make Love in 1960.

 

But it was as a musician that Dale made an indelible mark. His versions of Pipeline and Misirlou (the theme from Pulp Fiction) are considered rock ‘n roll classics, and Dale branded the unique surf sound on several generations of fans. He continued to tour despite a host of health problems, claiming he had to support massive medical bill costs.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 2027 PM


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 2042 PM


https://deadline.com...-81-1202577194/

Dick Dale, whose jangly, reverb-heavy guitar style was the soundtrack on numerous film and TV productions, died on Saturday. No cause was given, but Dale had been in ill health for a number of years, even as he kept up a crowded touring schedule.
 
Dales music was a featured attraction in such films as Pulp Fiction, Escape From L.A., Space Jam, Charlies Angels: Full Throttle and Garfield 2, among many others. He was equally prolific in TV music, and even had a few acting stints, including an uncredited role in Elvis Presleys Lets Make Love in 1960.
 
But it was as a musician that Dale made an indelible mark. His versions of Pipeline and Misirlou (the theme from Pulp Fiction) are considered rock n roll classics, and Dale branded the unique surf sound on several generations of fans. He continued to tour despite a host of health problems, claiming he had to support massive medical bill costs.



so glad I saw him live in the mid 2000s. RIP and thanks for the music.
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 1057 AM

Ly Tong, who hijacked planes to fight communism in Vietnam, dies at 73

 

Officially, the Vietnam War ended in April 1975, when North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swept through Saigon and gained control of the U.S.-backed South. But for Ly Tong, a former South Vietnamese fighter pilot, the struggle against communism would last for decades more.

As younger generations came of age in a world where Saigon was known as Ho Chi Minh City and the war had receded into the past, Mr. Tong continued his fight, dressing in a military jumpsuit and bomber jacket with his jet-black hair pulled back in a ponytail.

Dubbed “the Vietnamese James Bond,” he drew on his military training to hijack planes, twice dumping tens of thousands of anti-communist pamphlets over Ho Chi Minh City. Urging residents to take up arms against the government, he performed a similar pamphlet drop above Havana, where his rented Cessna was shadowed by Cuban MiGs as he flew back toward South Florida.

 

Mr. Tong, a self-described “freedom fighter” who made a daring escape from a communist “reeducation” camp, was granted asylum in the United States and later employed nonviolent protest techniques such as hunger strikes, was 73 when he died April 5 at a hospital in San Diego. He was suffering from lung disease and had drawn hundreds of well-wishers in recent weeks, including many South Vietnamese veterans who sought to pay homage to a man who was variously regarded as a terrorist, a revolutionary and a misguided idealist.

“Only people who suffered under Communism will understand what he did, and why he did it,” one of his supporters, Mai Nguyen of San Jose, told the Mercury News in 2012. “We will never forget our history. The younger generation that was born here, they don’t understand. He’s a hero. Nobody else will do what he did.”

Among Vietnamese Americans, Mr. Tong’s reputation largely stemmed from his actions on Sept. 4, 1992, when he boarded an Air Vietnam flight carrying 155 passengers from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. Placing a noose around a flight attendant’s neck and wielding a plastic knife, he soon made his way into the cockpit, according to news accounts and the Aviation Safety Network.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 0101 AM

Peter Mayhew : "Chewbacca"

RIP :(

30.04.2019

 

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 1736 PM

Que sera sera, Doris Day is no more at age 97.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 1748 PM

Gone to see if she can yet make a man of Rock Hudson.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 1902 PM

Gone to see if she can yet make a man of Rock Hudson.

If she could not, nobody could.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 1245 PM

Tim Conway, again teaming up with Ernest Borgnine on a ghostly PT Boat somewhere in the SW Pacific, or Italy.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 1257 PM

Mchale's Navy was a bit before I was born. But him basically bring the rest of the cast to tears on "The Carol Burnett" show is how I'll remember him.

 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 1824 PM

Tim Conway, again teaming up with Ernest Borgnine on a ghostly PT Boat somewhere in the SW Pacific, or Italy.

 

Or he's sketching with Harvey Korman...


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 1912 PM

 

Tim Conway, again teaming up with Ernest Borgnine on a ghostly PT Boat somewhere in the SW Pacific, or Italy.

 

Or he's sketching with Harvey Korman...

 

 

Poor Harvey Korman could barely make it through a sketch without bursting out laughing.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 2215 PM

 

 

Tim Conway, again teaming up with Ernest Borgnine on a ghostly PT Boat somewhere in the SW Pacific, or Italy.

 

Or he's sketching with Harvey Korman...

 

 

Poor Harvey Korman could barely make it through a sketch without bursting out laughing.

 

 

Hell ALL of us could barely keep it under control...


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