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February 15th, 2023 at 2:38:54 PM permalink
SooPoo once dated Raquel Welch? I thought REDietz made that claim. Or did/do both of you?
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February 15th, 2023 at 3:09:59 PM permalink
My Raquel movie was, and always will be Fuzz.
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February 15th, 2023 at 3:30:55 PM permalink
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SooPoo once dated Raquel Welch? I thought REDietz made that claim. Or did/do both of you?
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. Mine was a joke. I figured everyone would get it.
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February 15th, 2023 at 3:42:26 PM permalink
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Raquel Welch, 82.
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I don't know if I have ever seen a movie with Raquel Welch.
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When I was dating her we never went to the movies, so that makes two of us…

I think of ‘Planet of the Apes’. None others come to mind.
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I would have said I haven’t seen Mrs. Welch in a movie either. Then I remembered a really bad comedy I saw as a kid called “Mother, Jugs and Speed”.
Trivia question: Was Raquel’s character Mother, Jugs or Speed?
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February 15th, 2023 at 5:29:43 PM permalink
Raquel Welch played “Lust” (one of the 7 Deadly Sins) in the 1967 film “Bedazzled” starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
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February 15th, 2023 at 7:06:49 PM permalink
I saw Raquel in a tight leather suit in Fantastic Voyage, a film where she is in a submarine that shrinks and goes into a man's body. That's some bass-ackward wish fulfillment symbolism. She was also in One Million Years B.C. The poster for that movie was on the wall of my dorm room during my freshman year in college. That poster (with Raquel in a fur bikini) also played a key role in The Shawshank Redemption.

Also saw Kansas City Bomber, in which Raquel was in a starring role.
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February 15th, 2023 at 7:40:07 PM permalink
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Raquel Welch, 82.
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I don't know if I have ever seen a movie with Raquel Welch.
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When I was dating her we never went to the movies, so that makes two of us…

I think of ‘Planet of the Apes’. None others come to mind.
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Raquel Welch was not in any of the Planet of the Apes films. You are probably confusing her with Linda Harrison who plays and looks similar to Raquel from one million years BC.

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February 16th, 2023 at 12:56:04 PM permalink
Tim McCarver. I hadn't realized that he quit announcing baseball games in 2019. I always assume he is calling every World Series.
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February 16th, 2023 at 1:32:08 PM permalink
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Tim McCarver. I hadn't realized that he quit announcing baseball games in 2019. I always assume he is calling every World Series.
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I always thought he had a severe anti-Yankee bias, and it bothered me when they hired him. He only lasted three seasons but later compared Yankee management to Hitler and Stalin. Games he announced that didn't involve the Yankees, he was great.
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Raquel Welch, 82.
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I don't know if I have ever seen a movie with Raquel Welch.
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When I was dating her we never went to the movies, so that makes two of us…

I think of ‘Planet of the Apes’. None others come to mind.
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Raquel Welch was not in any of the Planet of the Apes films. You are probably confusing her with Linda Harrison who plays and looks similar to Raquel from one million years BC.


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Well I’ve been fooling myself for decades! So the famous bikini shot of her is from 1million years BC?
Linda Harrison was quite attractive too….
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February 16th, 2023 at 4:38:14 PM permalink
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Raquel Welch, 82.
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I don't know if I have ever seen a movie with Raquel Welch.
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When I was dating her we never went to the movies, so that makes two of us…

I think of ‘Planet of the Apes’. None others come to mind.
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Raquel Welch was not in any of the Planet of the Apes films. You are probably confusing her with Linda Harrison who plays and looks similar to Raquel from one million years BC.


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Well I’ve been fooling myself for decades! So the famous bikini shot of her is from 1million years BC?
Linda Harrison was quite attractive too….
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Yes the iconic bikini shot of Raquel is from one million years BC.

There is also an earlier film called One Million BC (the word years isn't in the title). That's an earlier b&w version of the same film using Lizards as dinosaurs compared to the stop motion animation of the remake
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February 17th, 2023 at 7:44:55 AM permalink
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February 17th, 2023 at 7:59:44 AM permalink
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except for EB - nobody on the forum has made more ridiculous claims then you


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I suppose we could all work on upping our ridiculous claims. It hardly seems fair that one or two people dominate that category. Now that I have an extra two hours a day, I promise to use some of free time to up my game.
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February 17th, 2023 at 9:22:23 AM permalink
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don't worry - you're safe

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I suppose we could all work on upping our ridiculous claims. It hardly seems fair that one or two people dominate that category. Now that I have an extra two hours a day, I promise to use some of free time to up my game.
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February 17th, 2023 at 11:19:18 AM permalink
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February 17th, 2023 at 11:47:58 AM permalink
Raquel Welch looked good right into her '70s. She said her face and her body were her business and she worked every day for hours to keep her business in excellent condition.
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February 17th, 2023 at 12:38:16 PM permalink
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February 17th, 2023 at 3:30:32 PM permalink
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Is that Raquel Welch or Mick Jagger?
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February 17th, 2023 at 3:42:14 PM permalink
Actress Stella Stevens passed away today, at the age of 84.

https://www.vintag.es/2018/05/stella-stevens-from-the-1960s.html

As it just so happens, I finished re-reading The Poseidon Adventure yesterday. As in the movie, her character also dies in the novel.
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February 17th, 2023 at 3:48:30 PM permalink
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Looks like her end of life wish was to eat whatever she wanted and stop watching her figure.

I don’t hear anyone say “watching their figure” anymore, but it used to be a common expression.
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February 17th, 2023 at 8:00:42 PM permalink
Two big vixens gone in the same week.

It makes me ask the big question -- who do you find more attractive?



I have to go with Raquel.
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February 17th, 2023 at 8:31:54 PM permalink
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I'm more hit by the loss of musicians than by the actors (e.g. Neil Peart, Eddie Van Halen, Irene Cara, David Crosby).

I see that no one posted about Alan White's passing last May. (Drummer for Yes, played on John Lennon's "Imagine".) I got lucky to be able to play with him, the Wizard actually saw that show at Mandalay Bay's House of Blues in 2007 as part of Rock Camp. Here's an obit which ridiculously includes a picture from that night, as I was the least important person Alan White ever played with.
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February 17th, 2023 at 9:08:46 PM permalink
Both Stevens and Welch were certainly considered 1960s Hollywood bombshells.

According to Wikipedia, Stevens was included in Playboy's 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, appearing at number 27. During the 1960s, she was one of the most photographed women in the world.

I have no doubt that's true and it also wouldn't surprise me if Welch was also in that group of "most photographed women."

But yea, as gorgeous as Stevens was, I think Welch was even more beautiful.

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February 17th, 2023 at 9:49:58 PM permalink
Raquel Welch, IMO. But in that picture of Raquel, probably in her 80s, look at her hands. They look demonic. I wonder what she did with her hands to cause them to look like that.
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February 17th, 2023 at 9:52:09 PM permalink
Welch has sharper features, particularly her eyes, nose and cheekbones. And probably a longer neck.
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February 18th, 2023 at 10:44:07 AM permalink
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Raquel Welch, IMO. But in that picture of Raquel, probably in her 80s, look at her hands. They look demonic. I wonder what she did with her hands to cause them to look like that.
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The photo was taken eight months ago, after she left a nail salon. She was extending her fingers to allow the fresh glue and polish to dry..
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February 18th, 2023 at 11:40:37 AM permalink
While y'all are obsessing about supermodels, Burt Bacharach, one of the most celebrated songwriters ever, passed away recently.
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On the rare occasion that I am out in the rain I think about him.
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Jimmy Carter is receiving hospice care as of today.
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February 18th, 2023 at 4:02:15 PM permalink
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On the rare occasion that I am out in the rain I think about him.

Good enough for me.
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February 18th, 2023 at 4:51:02 PM permalink
I attended a wedding where he and his band performed. He must have had ten musicians and a half dozen singers. He gave a short introduction to each song, and I was very impressed with how many songs he had written. He made a point of saying everything they played was an original, except for This Magic Moment, which had been the bride's parent's wedding theme. He joked that he doesn't usually do covers, but the price was right. They flew in from LA the morning of the show and most of them headed back right after.
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February 18th, 2023 at 9:23:37 PM permalink
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Jimmy Carter is receiving hospice care as of today.
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Yes, I saw that in the news. My late childhood was during his presidency and I started to develop an interest in politics and presidents at the time.

I better start working on my Carter trivia challenge for when he passes. When my father went into hospice care he was gone about two months later.
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February 18th, 2023 at 10:58:00 PM permalink
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My late childhood was during [Carter's] presidency and I started to develop an interest in politics and presidents at the time.

I know the Wizard has a hobby of trying to see presidents. We went to the John Kerry rally in 2004, probably in case Kerry became president, so we could say we'd seen that president, even if he wasn't president at the time. The rally was pretty lame. And I quizzed his staffers and found they were unfamiliar with Kerry's actual votes and policy positions.

A few years ago I took my then high-school-age daughter to see Carter speak here in Austin, with the idea possibly occurring to me because of the Wizard's interest in seeing presidents.
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Raquel Welch, IMO. But in that picture of Raquel, probably in her 80s, look at her hands. They look demonic. I wonder what she did with her hands to cause them to look like that.
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I can’t understand why people seem so shocked that as time passes hot celebrities look older, almost like they are human. Steve Martin and Martin Short are touring a stage act. It is titled “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today “. Perfect
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While y'all are obsessing about supermodels, Burt Bacharach, one of the most celebrated songwriters ever, passed away recently.
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Looking at a list of Bacharach songs it occurred to me that these are the songs that played on my parents’ radio while I sat in the backseat. He wrote the soundtrack of my childhood.
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February 19th, 2023 at 9:10:28 AM permalink
The wedding was like a two-hour elevator ride.
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February 19th, 2023 at 9:36:12 AM permalink
I went to Plains Georgia, saw Carter's house from a distance, and ate some peanuts. Didn't try any Billy Beer though.
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February 19th, 2023 at 9:50:01 AM permalink
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I can’t understand why people seem so shocked that as time passes hot celebrities look older, almost like they are human. Steve Martin and Martin Short are touring a stage act. It is titled “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today “. Perfect

Yeah! Bobcat Goldthwaite did a standup tour after decades of not doing them, and his opening line was, "Yeah, you got older too!"
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February 19th, 2023 at 10:05:27 AM permalink
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Raquel Welch, IMO. But in that picture of Raquel, probably in her 80s, look at her hands. They look demonic. I wonder what she did with her hands to cause them to look like that.
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I can’t understand why people seem so shocked that as time passes hot celebrities look older, almost like they are human. Steve Martin and Martin Short are touring a stage act. It is titled “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today “. Perfect
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On the opposite end of that, I thought Keith Richards looked dead for years.
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February 19th, 2023 at 11:29:57 AM permalink
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Looking at a list of Bacharach songs it occurred to me that these are the songs that played on my parents’ radio while I sat in the backseat. He wrote the soundtrack of my childhood.
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At the news of his death, I learned I have been pronouncing him name incorrectly, as in the casino game, my whole life. Not that I said it very often.
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Looking at a list of Bacharach songs it occurred to me that these are the songs that played on my parents’ radio while I sat in the backseat. He wrote the soundtrack of my childhood.
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At the news of his death, I learned I have been pronouncing him name incorrectly, as in the casino game, my whole life. Not that I said it very often.
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I can attest Mike often called him Burt Blackjack.

Richard Belzer of SVU fame.
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February 19th, 2023 at 11:45:21 AM permalink
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Jimmy Carter is receiving hospice care as of today.
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Yes, I saw that in the news. My late childhood was during his presidency and I started to develop an interest in politics and presidents at the time.

I better start working on my Carter trivia challenge for when he passes. When my father went into hospice care he was gone about two months later.
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My brother-in-law went into hospice last month and died two days later.
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February 19th, 2023 at 12:53:47 PM permalink
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I set the over/under at Jimmy's date of death at March 5.
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February 19th, 2023 at 3:35:40 PM permalink
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I set the over/under at Jimmy's date of death at March 5.
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I will gladly bet a beer on the under.
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February 19th, 2023 at 7:28:58 PM permalink
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Confirmed!
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February 20th, 2023 at 1:29:25 AM permalink
Richard Belzer, age 78
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February 20th, 2023 at 1:33:10 AM permalink
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Richard Belzer who played the constantly wisecracking Detective Munch on the tv show Law and Order SVU has just passed - I love the show and his character -

one time on the show somebody accused him of being a dirty, old man. He responded________ "Who are you calling old."

he had a very rough life at at times, the NYT story of his life at the link is quite interesting - to me, anyway

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