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June 13th, 2024 at 2:00:50 PM permalink
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Basketball legend Jerry West died yesterday. He was 86.

West won a gold medal on the 1960 US Olympic team before being drafted by the Lakers. He was an All Star for all 14 seasons as a player. He then became the team's head coach, scout and finally GM where he built the showtime Lakers of the 80s. He's also a three-time inductee into the Hall of Fame.

His most famous accolade (and the one he was most embarrassed about) was that he was used as the inspiration for the player silhouette on the current NBA logo.
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From the bizarre deaths folder...

An Indonesian woman has been killed and eaten by a 16 foot python. The woman went missing from her village and her worried husband went looking for her. He found some of her belongings in the jungle and then spotted the snake with a large bulge in its center. The python was cut open and the woman's body was found inside.

Presumably the snake got the jump on her and coiled her up so she couldn't breath. After she died it swallowed her whole, head first. The killing would have taken around 5 minutes while the consumption would have lasted around an hour.

Two years ago, another Indonesian woman working on a rubber plantation met the same fate. That time it was a 24 foot python.
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What a horrible death, being smothered to death by a python and your dead body being eaten by same python. 😱😳😫 Poor Husband having to see his Wife's dead body in a python! 😱😳😫 Poor Woman in Indonesia who died the same way, by a python! 😱😳😫
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June 13th, 2024 at 6:34:18 PM permalink
So Jerry West followed Bill Walton in passing?
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June 14th, 2024 at 4:27:22 AM permalink
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YIKES, two Basketball Legends dead within three weeks of each other! 🥶
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June 14th, 2024 at 6:56:25 PM permalink
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So Jerry West followed Bill Walton in passing?
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YIKES, two Basketball Legends dead within three weeks of each other! 🥶
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Who will be third????
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June 15th, 2024 at 2:04:10 AM permalink
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June 15th, 2024 at 2:01:45 PM permalink
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So Jerry West followed Bill Walton in passing?
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YIKES, two Basketball Legends dead within three weeks of each other! 🥶
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Who will be third????
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I don't know if you think this counts but...



Hall of Fame basketball coach Robert Hughes died last Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 96.

Out of college, Hughes was drafted by the Celtics but failed to make the team. He instead became coach of the all-Black I. M. Terrell High School in Texas, and in just five years from 1963 to 1967 he led the team to three championships. The school was shut down in 1973 after segregation ended in Texas, and Hughes moved to Dunbar High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

In his 32 years at Dunbar, Hughes cemented himself as one of the greatest coaches in high school basketball. He led the school’s teams to 30 straight playoff appearances, including 12 final fours, and racked up 1,333 wins, the most in boys’ basketball history. Between his two schools, Hughes won five state championships overall. Despite all his wins, Hughes said that turning boys into confident young men was his proudest achievement.

A documentary of his life was released in the early 2000's.

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Speaking of the early 2000's in Texas, from the bizarre deaths folder we have...


In 2003 Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh was decapitated as he stepped onto an elevator at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas. According to a witness inside the elevator, the doors closed as Nikaidoh entered, trapping his head inside the lift with the remainder of his body still outside. The car then ascended to a higher floor. The surgeon's body was later found at the bottom of the elevator shaft while the upper portion of his head, severed just above the lower jaw, was left in the elevator.

A subsequent investigation revealed that improper electrical wiring installed by a maintenance company several days earlier had effectively bypassed all the elevator's safeguards, thus enabling it to move under any circumstances.
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June 18th, 2024 at 6:13:58 PM permalink
Willie Mays at 93
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June 18th, 2024 at 7:27:19 PM permalink
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I thought he died in the 90s
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June 18th, 2024 at 8:44:13 PM permalink
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I thought he died in the 90s
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Yes he did die in the 90's. He was 93 years old.
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June 19th, 2024 at 7:11:39 AM permalink
I was just wondering if Ted Williams head was still frozen. Then, looked it up, and saw his head sitting next to some ice cream containers in a fridge.

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June 19th, 2024 at 7:41:28 AM permalink
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June 19th, 2024 at 8:29:40 AM permalink
I always called him Willie Labyrinth
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June 19th, 2024 at 3:38:28 PM permalink
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I was thinking Willie Corn.
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June 20th, 2024 at 10:58:37 AM permalink
Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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June 20th, 2024 at 11:17:58 AM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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He did a lot of good ones.

1978 invasion of the body snatchers. It got a bad rap when it first came out but it's pretty darn good.

His small role in Backdraft was more memorable than any of the main characters. He played a sort of Hannibal Lecter firebug in custody with fire Marshall's asking questions on who the fire bug is.

If you are into Bernardo Bertolucci, he was pretty mean and nasty in "1900"

Most recently he was the president dictator Snow in the Hunger Games films
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June 20th, 2024 at 12:08:32 PM permalink
Yep, I found out that Donald Sutherland died shortly before I clicked on this thread to report, it, but two Posters beat me to the punch. 💡 , Wow 88, what a long life! 💡 But it's becoming like June 2009 all over again when THREE Celebrities died in rapid succession in June. Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died the same day, June 25th 2009 and Billy Mays died around June 28th of 2009. And in 2024, FIVE celebrities died in rapid succession .
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June 20th, 2024 at 12:21:21 PM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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No more Hawkeye Pierce.
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June 20th, 2024 at 12:23:56 PM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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Dirty Dozen?
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June 20th, 2024 at 12:25:32 PM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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No more Hawkeye Pierce.
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June 20th, 2024 at 12:27:42 PM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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No more Hawkeye Pierce.
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No more Sgt Oddball
Kelly's Heroes
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That was the one that I was trying to think of. Kelly's Heroes was a great movie.
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June 20th, 2024 at 2:21:11 PM permalink
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His cameo in "JFK" was very good.
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June 21st, 2024 at 7:53:13 AM permalink
I liked him, grinning like bezoomny, offering pot to the college students, in Animal House (1978).



Sutherland was reportedly given a choice between taking a fee of either 2% of the film’s gross profits or $35,000. He opted for the latter – and he later acknowledged that mistake cost him a big payday.
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June 21st, 2024 at 8:20:09 AM permalink
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Sutherland was reportedly given a choice between taking a fee of either 2% of the film’s gross profits or $35,000. He opted for the latter – and he later acknowledged that mistake cost him a big payday.
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I mean, for all he knew that film could have bombed. $35k in 1978 is almost $170k in today's money, so that's still a decent payday.
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June 21st, 2024 at 6:13:39 PM permalink
Donald Sutherland: an actor's actor. RIP

Other films not yet mentioned:
Ordinary People
Klute
Pride & Prejudice (the Keira Knightley version)
A Time to Kill
JFK
Don't Look Now (1973 w/Julie Christie)
Space Cowboys (okay -a stinker)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Great Train Robbery
Pillars of the Earth
Casanova
The Eagle Has Landed
A Dry White Season
1900
The Day of The Locust
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Start the Revolution Without Me (1963)
The Undoing (2020 Miniseries)
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The Leisure Seeker (w/ Helen Mirren)
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June 22nd, 2024 at 9:40:27 AM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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Another good feeling, positive, touchy/feely, warm hearted post that provides real insight into who EB really is and what he is about.

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June 22nd, 2024 at 11:21:03 AM permalink
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I just didn't like him very much as an actor. He always played the same types of characters, like he didn't have much range. I never went oh boy, Donald Sutherland, I want to see that movie. And it's interesting looking at the articles written since he died at least half of them have the movie MASH in the headline. Because that's what people remember him for, it's the only movie I can name that he was ever in and he was probably in 100 movies. He was good as Hawkeye Pierce, way better than that jackass who played him on TV. Now people like John Wayne and James Garner were one dimensional actors also, but they stood out. They always played themselves in almost every movie and we liked it. There's nothing about Donald Sutherland that stood out, he just was not memorable.
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June 22nd, 2024 at 1:57:01 PM permalink
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I just didn't like him very much as an actor. He always played the same types of characters, like he didn't have much range. I never went oh boy, Donald Sutherland, I want to see that movie. And it's interesting looking at the articles written since he died at least half of them have the movie MASH in the headline. Because that's what people remember him for, it's the only movie I can name that he was ever in and he was probably in 100 movies. He was good as Hawkeye Pierce, way better than that jackass who played him on TV. Now people like John Wayne and James Garner were one dimensional actors also, but they stood out. They always played themselves in almost every movie and we liked it. There's nothing about Donald Sutherland that stood out, he just was not memorable.
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Honestly, the first movie that came to mind for me was Klute. Sure, he was in other things, and I generally enjoyed them, but they're not the movie I think of for Donald Sutherland.
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June 22nd, 2024 at 6:17:19 PM permalink
Kiefer must be devastated, losing his Father. 😫
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June 22nd, 2024 at 6:34:31 PM permalink
At age 57 with his father 88?

Also it was apparently after a long illness so I assume the family was prepared.
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June 22nd, 2024 at 6:37:00 PM permalink
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Another useless, and thoughtless, post. You really think someone is ‘devastated’ at the death of their 88 year old father?
Maybe sad, or melancholy, but you have to be a basket case to be devastated. 88 and a life well lived. Celebrate his life and avoid being ‘devastated’.
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June 23rd, 2024 at 7:32:38 AM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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Another good feeling, positive, touchy/feely, warm hearted post that provides real insight into who EB really is and what he is about.

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I just didn't like him very much as an actor. He always played the same types of characters, like he didn't have much range. I never went oh boy, Donald Sutherland, I want to see that movie. And it's interesting looking at the articles written since he died at least half of them have the movie MASH in the headline. Because that's what people remember him for, it's the only movie I can name that he was ever in and he was probably in 100 movies. He was good as Hawkeye Pierce, way better than that jackass who played him on TV. Now people like John Wayne and James Garner were one dimensional actors also, but they stood out. They always played themselves in almost every movie and we liked it. There's nothing about Donald Sutherland that stood out, he just was not memorable.
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In EB's world, "memorable" in relation to acting are: Garfield, Sylvester, Tom (of Tom and Jerry), and Felix.

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June 23rd, 2024 at 8:58:01 AM permalink
I already regret posting the devastated comment. I tried to see if I could delete the post, but the window expired. 🤦‍♀️
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June 23rd, 2024 at 11:27:38 AM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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Another good feeling, positive, touchy/feely, warm hearted post that provides real insight into who EB really is and what he is about.

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I just didn't like him very much as an actor. He always played the same types of characters, like he didn't have much range. I never went oh boy, Donald Sutherland, I want to see that movie. And it's interesting looking at the articles written since he died at least half of them have the movie MASH in the headline. Because that's what people remember him for, it's the only movie I can name that he was ever in and he was probably in 100 movies. He was good as Hawkeye Pierce, way better than that jackass who played him on TV. Now people like John Wayne and James Garner were one dimensional actors also, but they stood out. They always played themselves in almost every movie and we liked it. There's nothing about Donald Sutherland that stood out, he just was not memorable.
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In EB's world, "memorable" in relation to acting are: Garfield, Sylvester, Tom (of Tom and Jerry), and Felix.

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Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd were the best, especially the old ones from the 1940s.
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June 23rd, 2024 at 12:09:50 PM permalink
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June 24th, 2024 at 4:45:40 AM permalink
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Donald Sutherland dead at 88. Can't think of a single movie that I enjoyed him in except Mash.
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Another good feeling, positive, touchy/feely, warm hearted post that provides real insight into who EB really is and what he is about.

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I just didn't like him very much as an actor. He always played the same types of characters, like he didn't have much range. I never went oh boy, Donald Sutherland, I want to see that movie. And it's interesting looking at the articles written since he died at least half of them have the movie MASH in the headline. Because that's what people remember him for, it's the only movie I can name that he was ever in and he was probably in 100 movies. He was good as Hawkeye Pierce, way better than that jackass who played him on TV. Now people like John Wayne and James Garner were one dimensional actors also, but they stood out. They always played themselves in almost every movie and we liked it. There's nothing about Donald Sutherland that stood out, he just was not memorable.
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In EB's world, "memorable" in relation to acting are: Garfield, Sylvester, Tom (of Tom and Jerry), and Felix.

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Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd were the best, especially the old ones from the 1940s.
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Foghorn Leghorn was by far the best. Complete overbearing bombastic loudmouth unaware he is. Based on another character now forgotten.
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June 24th, 2024 at 10:16:09 AM permalink


Surfing legend Tamayo Perry died yesterday in Oahu, Hawaii. He was 49. Cause of death: shark attack.

Perry (now retired from competition) was taking a surfing break from lifeguard duties when the ordeal occurred just before 1 p.m. local time. He was found off Mālaekahana Beach on Oahu’s North Shore by local surfers with an arm and a leg missing. Emergency services we're called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Perry was a native Hawaiian who took up surfing as a kid. He had to borrow boards in early competitions as he had neither a sponsor, nor the money to buy his own. Eventually he worked his way up the pro ladder to win the Pipeline Masters — an annual surfing competition in Oahu.

This led to film and TV roles, usually with a surfing or ocean theme. Projects he appeared in include the 2002 film “Blue Crush,” “Lost,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Hawaii Five-0," and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”

Perry’s death marks the second fatal shark attack in Oahu this month. Ocean safety personnel put up shark warnings in the surrounding area following the fatal attack. However, the beaches will remain open for the 4th of July. Now where have I heard that script before?
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June 24th, 2024 at 10:37:45 AM permalink
From the bizarre deaths folder:



In 1993, Gary Hoy died after jumping out the 24th floor window of the office building he worked at in Ontario. This was not a suicide. He was demonstrating to a group of visitors that the windows of the glass-walled structure were unbreakable. To do this he ran at a window, jumped, and hurled himself onto the glass.

Hoy was proven correct. The glass did not break. Instead it popped entirely out of the framing that held it in place allowing both the intact pane and Hoy to take the fast way down to the paving stones in the courtyard below while the visitors screamed in horror.

Sadly, Hoy was then proven wrong as the the glass, much like his body, shattered on impact. Hoy is now often found on lists of stupid and/or pointless deaths.
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June 24th, 2024 at 11:45:59 AM permalink
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In 1993, Gary Hoy died after jumping out the 24th floor window of the office building he worked at in Ontario. This was not a suicide. He was demonstrating to a group of visitors that the windows of the glass-walled structure were unbreakable. To do this he ran at a window, jumped, and hurled himself onto the glass.

Hoy was proven correct. The glass did not break. Instead it popped entirely out of the framing that held it in place allowing both the intact pane and Hoy to take the fast way down to the paving stones in the courtyard below while the visitors screamed in horror.

Sadly, Hoy was then proven wrong as the the glass, much like his body, shattered on impact. Hoy is now often found on lists of stupid and/or pointless deaths.
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That definitely wins the Darwin Award!
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June 24th, 2024 at 12:02:25 PM permalink
I just read a little bit about that... apparently he had run into the window multiple times before without a problem, but a structural engineer said the ability of a window to withstand someone running into it is not part of any building code.

Still, why is that something he would even want to demonstrate? If I'm taking a tour of a building, window glass strength is not something I'd even remotely be interested in. I mean, who cares? This guy must have had a weird obsession with glass or windows or something.

Also, his death was actually one of the reasons the law firm had to shut down a few years later.
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June 24th, 2024 at 12:39:38 PM permalink
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June 29th, 2024 at 2:53:52 AM permalink
Martin Mull, 80.

Doubtful he was anyone's favorite but a workhorse supporting actor.
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Martin Mull, 80.

Doubtful he was anyone's favorite but a workhorse supporting actor.
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Just a couple of months ago, I was checking whether or not Martin Mull was still alive. 💡🤔 RIP to Martin. 😫
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June 29th, 2024 at 8:20:46 AM permalink
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Martin Mull, 80.

Doubtful he was anyone's favorite but a workhorse supporting actor.
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Just a couple of months ago, I was checking whether or not Martin Mull was still alive. 💡🤔 RIP to Martin. 😫
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You killed Martin Mull.
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June 29th, 2024 at 11:18:52 AM permalink
I remember him best from his dark beer commercials and the tagline "Don't be afraid of the dark" a few years before I was of legal drinking age.

Perhaps subconsciously I did give dark beer a try years later and still enjoy the taste of Guinness and Newcastle Brown Ale.

Thanks, Martin Mull, for your contribution to the dark beer industry!

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June 29th, 2024 at 3:32:46 PM permalink
I like Martin Mull in Mr Mom
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I like Martin Mull in Mr Mom
That's about it
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He played a great part in a couple of episodes of Two and a Half Men where he was a pharmacist addicted to his own products.
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June 29th, 2024 at 4:35:12 PM permalink
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Martin Mull, 80.

Doubtful he was anyone's favorite but a workhorse supporting actor.
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Just a couple of months ago, I was checking whether or not Martin Mull was still alive. 💡🤔 RIP to Martin. 😫
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You killed Martin Mull.
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I've never even met Martin Mull! I'm INNOCENT! 😇 But what you said reminds me of someone who said,"I randomly wondered in 2005, "Is Marlon Brando alive or dead?" And he died that SAME day, I felt as if me questioning whether or not Marlon was still alive ironically killed him! It was SPOOKY to say the least! 😱😳
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Word from Rhode Island tells of a man killed when a mortar firework (illegal in the state) exploded on his head.

39-year-old David Ziegenfuss and some buddies were drinking and messing around with fireworks when one of the friends placed a lit mortar on Ziegenfuss' head. It was really funny, until it wasn't.

The lift charge exploded, killing him instantly in what's being described as a blast injury. Although the incident is categorized as an accident, the investigation is still ongoing.

That actually happened over a month ago, so we'll have see what other grim stories yesterday will bring. I saw a house burning on my way home from a public firework display last night.

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Speaking of head injuries, from the bizarre deaths folder...

I'm 2008, David Phyall, a 50 year old Englishman, committed suicide by cutting off his own head with a chainsaw. Phyall was the last holdout in an apartment building scheduled to be demolished by a developer and it's thought he did it as a last act of defiance.

Exactly how he cut off his own head is a little obscure. British law won't allow the press to publish the details of a gruesome death revealed at an inquest. However, enough facts leaked out so that the story can be pieced together (no pun intended).

It appears that he placed an electric chainsaw on his floor and tied it to the leg of a snooker table to keep it stable. He then taped the the trigger to keep it in the "on" position. Next he plugged it into an electric timer in the wall, the type you might use to automatically turn your holiday lights on and off.

It was here that he probably had a drink as the autopsy revealed a small amount of alcohol (but no drugs) in his system. Finally, he lay down on his back, lifted the chain blade and wedged his neck beneath it. Then he just, waited...

It's speculated that the chainsaw cut through 3/4 of his neck in half a second.
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