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December 9th, 2023 at 6:40:00 PM permalink
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Ryan O'Neal dead at 82. The only thing I really liked him in was the Stanley Kubrick movie Barry Lyndon. I bet you I've seen that half a dozen times. The entire movie was lit with nothing but candle light to give it authenticity.
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December 10th, 2023 at 2:26:01 PM permalink
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Ryan O'Neal dead at 82. The only thing I really liked him in was the Stanley Kubrick movie Barry Lyndon. I bet you I've seen that half a dozen times. The entire movie was lit with nothing but candle light to give it authenticity.
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Man, do I feel my mortality. I had three very close friends in high school. Ryan (his real name was Patrick), Johnny Weismueller, Jr., Bob Broder whose father owned The California Racket Club, and myself. John Jr. died 17 years ago. Don't know about Bob. After HS, we all went our separate ways and rarely saw each other.

I am saddened.

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December 10th, 2023 at 2:51:06 PM permalink
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Ryan O'Neal dead at 82. The only thing I really liked him in was the Stanley Kubrick movie Barry Lyndon. I bet you I've seen that half a dozen times. The entire movie was lit with nothing but candle light to give it authenticity.
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Man, do I feel my mortality. I had three very close friends in high school. Ryan (his real name was Patrick), Johnny Weismueller, Jr., Bob Broder whose father owned The California Racket Club, and myself. John Jr. died 17 years ago. Don't know about Bob. After HS, we all went our separate ways and rarely saw each other.

I am saddened.

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December 10th, 2023 at 3:37:31 PM permalink
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Ryan O'Neal dead at 82. The only thing I really liked him in was the Stanley Kubrick movie Barry Lyndon. I bet you I've seen that half a dozen times. The entire movie was lit with nothing but candle light to give it authenticity.
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Man, do I feel my mortality. I had three very close friends in high school. Ryan (his real name was Patrick), Johnny Weismueller, Jr., Bob Broder whose father owned The California Racket Club, and myself. John Jr. died 17 years ago. Don't know about Bob. After HS, we all went our separate ways and rarely saw each other.

I am saddened.

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I have not spoken to a single person that I went to High School with since 1985.
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I talk to a couple via Facebook now and then. One I was good friends with drifted apart in the 1990s. Went on a date with a girl from HS who found me there. I still for the life of me cannot remember her, but she seemed to remember me. Might have been a case of "I should have went out with him back then" but who knows. I think she found an older guy.
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December 10th, 2023 at 4:00:41 PM permalink
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I have not spoken to a single person that I went to High School with since 1985.
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Or you can look at it like they haven't spoken to you. Depends on your perspective.
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December 10th, 2023 at 4:05:03 PM permalink
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I have not spoken to a single person that I went to High School with since 1985.
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Or you can look at it like they haven't spoken to you. Depends on your perspective.
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I agree, I wouldn't talk to me.
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December 10th, 2023 at 4:10:01 PM permalink
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I have not spoken to a single person that I went to High School with since 1985.
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Or you can look at it like they haven't spoken to you. Depends on your perspective.
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I agree, I wouldn't talk to me.
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December 30th, 2023 at 7:36:16 PM permalink
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December 30th, 2023 at 10:01:59 PM permalink
A lot of famous people died this year. Some of them surprised me I didn't know they were gone. I grew up watching a lot of these people. So many of them were born in the 1930s.

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December 30th, 2023 at 11:42:14 PM permalink
My son informed me that Andre Braugher had died. I loved his character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

I was a big fan in high school of the absurdist humor that Paul Reubens created through Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. I felt like I was in on the joke that this character was for adults and not children.
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December 31st, 2023 at 6:24:43 PM permalink
Shelly Greene passed at 97. He was a Vegas legend.
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December 31st, 2023 at 6:50:51 PM permalink
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Shelly Greene passed at 97. He was a Vegas legend.
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Never heard of her and I lived there a long time.
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December 31st, 2023 at 7:19:19 PM permalink
He means Shecky Greene.
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December 31st, 2023 at 7:21:58 PM permalink
Don't know who he was, but this would be a tough act to follow.

In 1968, Greene famously drove his Oldsmobile into one of the fountains outside Caesars Palace and admitted he was drunk at the time.

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December 31st, 2023 at 7:43:10 PM permalink
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Don't know who he was, but this would be a tough act to follow.

In 1968, Greene famously drove his Oldsmobile into one of the fountains outside Caesars Palace and admitted he was drunk at the time.


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He is in Mel Brooks history of the world and a few other 70's and 80's screwball comedies
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February 3rd, 2024 at 7:29:16 AM permalink
Carl Weathers best known as Apollo Creed from the Rocky films.

RIP
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February 3rd, 2024 at 9:29:01 AM permalink
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Carl Weathers best known as Apollo Creed from the Rocky films.

RIP
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I thought he was best remembered for his 1969 college football season where they went 11-0 under Don Coryell.
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February 3rd, 2024 at 12:11:07 PM permalink
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Carl Weathers best known as Apollo Creed from the Rocky films.

RIP
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I thought he was best remembered for his 1969 college football season where they went 11-0 under Don Coryell.
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Nobody my generation remembers that.

He definitely had a Rocky life :)
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February 3rd, 2024 at 12:44:25 PM permalink
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Carl Weathers best known as Apollo Creed from the Rocky films.

RIP
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I thought he was best remembered for his 1969 college football season where they went 11-0 under Don Coryell.
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Nobody my generation remembers that.

He definitely had a Rocky life :)
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I sounds like you need to stop watching kiddie movies and study history.
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February 3rd, 2024 at 1:42:13 PM permalink
Speaking of kiddie movies, Carl Weathers played the straight man to the funniest line in "Toy Story of Terror!"

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February 3rd, 2024 at 5:28:46 PM permalink
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Carl Weathers best known as Apollo Creed from the Rocky films.

RIP
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I thought he was best remembered for his 1969 college football season where they went 11-0 under Don Coryell.
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Nobody my generation remembers that.

He definitely had a Rocky life :)
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I sounds like you need to stop watching kiddie movies and study history.
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February 6th, 2024 at 1:51:02 AM permalink
Toby Keith dead at 62
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He is as good as he once was.
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February 27th, 2024 at 11:36:09 AM permalink
Ole Anderson, pro wrestler.
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February 27th, 2024 at 3:11:47 PM permalink
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Ole Anderson, pro wrestler.
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I thought he was someone newer, but I see he was around awhile. I saw him in a picture with Ric Flair. Flair runs around in the Tampa area, last I remember.
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February 27th, 2024 at 3:48:08 PM permalink
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Ole Anderson, pro wrestler.
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I thought he was someone newer, but I see he was around awhile. I saw him in a picture with Ric Flair. Flair runs around in the Tampa area, last I remember.
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I guess he was one of those guys who was also a booker and other behind the scenes work.

I can see Flair spending all kinds of money on spilled liquor in Tampa. Gotta keep those alligators down!
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February 28th, 2024 at 12:46:07 PM permalink
Michael Jones, better known by his ring name Virgil

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March 3rd, 2024 at 10:28:19 AM permalink
Richard Lewisí official cause of death confirmed days after comedianís passing

I am familiar with Lewis only for his role on Curb Your Enthusiasm. I watched S12, E3 recently where he told Larry David that he had put him in his will, and they were arguing over which one of them might live longer. Lewis hasn't looked very healthy in years, and was a recovering alcoholic. So Larry was right (so far) when he argued that "I'm going to outlive you by 20 years!"

Here is an appearance Lewis made in Seinfeld, which I never watched Seinfeld regularly but I found this today online.

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April 11th, 2024 at 8:19:04 AM permalink
OJ Simpson.
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April 11th, 2024 at 8:34:44 AM permalink
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OJ Simpson.
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Heisman Trophy winner, stellar football career, am I missing anything? Wasn't there something else in there somewhere? Oh yeah, he was on cereal boxes.

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April 11th, 2024 at 8:41:17 AM permalink
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OJ Simpson.
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Heisman Trophy winner, stellar football career, am I missing anything? Wasn't there something else in there somewhere? Oh yeah, he was on cereal boxes.


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Spokesman for I think Avis and later Ford trucks.
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April 11th, 2024 at 8:44:30 AM permalink
I hope his brain gets donated for CTE research
The brain is a terrible thing to waste
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April 11th, 2024 at 8:52:36 AM permalink
O.J. also was famous for his commercials about "running through airports." Can't remember what the commercials were marketing.
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April 11th, 2024 at 8:55:23 AM permalink
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Spokesman for I think Avis and later Ford trucks.



It was Hertz.
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April 11th, 2024 at 9:01:41 AM permalink
Don't forget Detective Nordberg from the Police Squad movies.

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April 11th, 2024 at 9:01:58 AM permalink
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Spokesman for I think Avis and later Ford trucks.



It was Hertz.
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My bad. I knew it was one of those two.
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April 11th, 2024 at 9:17:28 AM permalink
No death bed confession?

OJ Simpson shared video from Las Vegas less than 2 months before his death

If not, will remain one the great unsolved (solved) crimes of the century.



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April 11th, 2024 at 10:25:29 AM permalink
OJ Simpson has died from cancer.
He actually died in the way he lived--from among the top silent ambush killers.
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April 11th, 2024 at 11:06:34 AM permalink
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Spokesman for I think Avis and later Ford trucks.



It was Hertz.
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My bad. I knew it was one of those two.
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April 11th, 2024 at 11:25:36 AM permalink
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Probably same way he left the murder scene.
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April 11th, 2024 at 11:34:45 AM permalink
I used to know the names of the lawyers, but can only remember Johnny Cochran, and that another lawyer on the defense team was the father of the Kardashian daughters.
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April 11th, 2024 at 12:49:26 PM permalink
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I used to know the names of the lawyers, but can only remember Johnny Cochran, and that another lawyer on the defense team was the father of the Kardashian daughters.
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Marcia Clark?
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April 11th, 2024 at 12:53:42 PM permalink
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Probably same way he left the murder scene.
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Well, he probably left Hertz in an LTD......
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April 11th, 2024 at 1:41:51 PM permalink
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April 11th, 2024 at 4:51:26 PM permalink
OJ. I won't shed any tears over his death. It would have been the decent thing to do to confess on his deathbed.

As to a personal connection, I recall trying to bet on a guilty verdict, but nobody would take my action. It's easy to say in retrospect I'm glad they didn't. I lived in Baltimore at the time, which is already a racially charged city. The whole trial divided everybody right down racial lines. Interracial friendships were difficult at the time.

Years later, he was sitting about four rows ahead of me at a Golden Knights game. He was with white friends and seeming to have a good time while not paying much attention to the game. They all left about half way through.
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April 11th, 2024 at 5:01:28 PM permalink
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OJ. I won't shed any tears over his death. It would have been the decent thing to do to confess on his deathbed.

As to a personal connection, I recall trying to bet on a guilty verdict, but nobody would take my action. It's easy to say in retrospect I'm glad they didn't. I lived in Baltimore at the time, which is already a racially charged city. The whole trial divided everybody right down racial lines. Interracial friendships were difficult at the time.


I was working in corporate travel outside of Baltimore at the time. The phones died during the verdict announcement.
After the verdict I remember White employees quite upset while Black employees quite pleased
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I was working in corporate travel outside of Baltimore at the time. The phones died during the verdict announcement.
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I worked right next to the SSA Credit Union, which was largely staffed by black employees. They erupted in applause when the verdict came out.
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April 11th, 2024 at 5:53:10 PM permalink
The police framed a guilty man. The defense made sure that the jury saw that framing.

The evidence as presented to the jury was also inadequate and contradictory (including the glove that didn't fit). There was no jury nullification going on, the prosecution just didn't prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt especially given all the holes the defense punched out.

But then, thirteen years later, OJ went to prison for nine years over something that might not have even flown in California - that all stemmed from stealing back his own property.
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April 11th, 2024 at 6:41:29 PM permalink
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But then, thirteen years later, OJ went to prison for nine years over something that might not have even flown in California - that all stemmed from stealing back his own property.



I believe there was a gun involved that really compounded his problem.
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April 11th, 2024 at 7:09:39 PM permalink
OJ wanted to recover his property and hide it from the Goldmans' judgment, and yes there were elements of kidnapping ("Nobody leaves the room!") involved, but in California, you can't be convicted of stealing your own property, which would have defeated at least the theft aspect, or robbery.

Robbery is a specific intent crime - you must have the intent to take the property of another - that does not belong to you. At common law, if the property is your own, that defeats the specific intent required to "rob" in the first place. At common law, there must be an "unlawful taking" to even get to robbery. But in Nevada, that sort of common law definition of robbery doesn't apply. In California, and other states, it does.

So if you go beat someone up to get back say your cell phone that he just robbed you of, grabbed out of your hands, you cannot be guilty of robbery in most states. Even if you pull a gun to get your phone back, still, the end crime with which you would be charged would not be robbery - it might be some kind of assault with a deadly weapon type thing, or brandishing a firearm, etc. At least not in any state that follows the common law.

Now who is going to go to all that over a phone, but if say some jeweler is walking out of a convention with a briefcase full of diamonds and some punk grabs his case and runs, the jeweler is not going to be guilty of robbery pretty much no matter what he does if he chases down the thief to recover the case. In most states.
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