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rxwine
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June 27th, 2021 at 6:07:15 AM permalink
Just saw a Florida license plate, “RIP ALX”.

What is Coincidence?

Might not be short for Alex. Might even be another Alex.
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Gialmere
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July 20th, 2021 at 4:40:11 PM permalink


Robby Steinhardt died Saturday after a bout of acute pancreatitis and septic shock. He was 71.

If his name's not familiar to you his music certainly is. He was was the violinist, co-lead singer, and original member of the band Kansas. That's his violin solo in the classic tune "Dust in the Wind", a song that will no doubt be played at his memorial.

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July 20th, 2021 at 4:46:55 PM permalink
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Gialmere
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July 25th, 2021 at 5:58:31 PM permalink


Comedian Jackie Mason died yesterday at the age of 93. There's no official word on cause of death but it is known that he suffered from a variety of ailments including inflammation of the lungs. Covid does not appear to be a factor.

Although he was big as a standup act and was successful on Broadway, he wasn't really known for film or TV. He was, however, in such movies as "The Jerk" (1979), "History of the World: Part I" (1981) and "Caddyshack II" (1988). These days he's probably best known for voicing Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, Krusty the Clown's father in "The Simpsons", a role for which he won an Emmy.



Here's a little Mason Vegas trivia...

Quote: New York Times

In Las Vegas in 1966, after he made a few ill-considered remarks about Frank Sinatra’s recent marriage to the much younger Mia Farrow (“Frank soaks his dentures and Mia brushes her braces,” one joke went), an unidentified gunman fired a .22 pistol into his hotel room.

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July 29th, 2021 at 6:10:04 PM permalink


TV pitchman, Ron Popeil, died yesterday at the age of 86. The cause has not been released but he had been rushed to the hospital Tuesday night.

Popeil was essentially the creator of the infomercial. His father was an inventor and, in the 50's, he began selling his dad's Chop-o-Matic device on television and never looked back. He's credited with coining the oft-used infomercial phrase, “But wait, there’s more!”

Like his father, Popeil became an inventor as well, creating such products as: Mr. Microphone (the first Karaoke machine), the Pocket Fisherman, the Smokeless Ashtray, Hair in a Can Spray, and the Rhinestone Stud Setter (later called the Bedazzler).

Mourners may send donations to Ron Popeil's favorite charity in five easy payments of only $19.99!



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Dusty Hill, bass player for ZZ Top, died in his sleep on Wednesday. He was 72. No cause of death was cited.

ZZ Top was known in the 70's as a hard edge blues and rock band. Although Hill was not the main singer, he did sing lead in the famous song "Tush" from this era. The band would hit even bigger fame in the 80's as they became MTV staples with such songs as “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs”.



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If a ZZ Topp death doesn't make you feel old how about another Slipknot death?

Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, died in his sleep on Monday. He was 46 years old. Again, no cause of death has been released although it was no secret he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis, which caused him to not be able to play. Jordison’s death is preceded by Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who died of a morphine overdose in 2010.

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July 29th, 2021 at 6:25:09 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere



Comedian Jackie Mason died yesterday at the age of 93. There's no official word on cause of death but it is known that he suffered from a variety of ailments including inflammation of the lungs. Covid does not appear to be a factor.

Although he was big as a standup act and was successful on Broadway, he wasn't really known for film or TV. He was, however, in such movies as "The Jerk" (1979), "History of the World: Part I" (1981) and "Caddyshack II" (1988). These days he's probably best known for voicing Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, Krusty the Clown's father in "The Simpsons", a role for which he won an Emmy.



Here's a little Mason Vegas trivia...



in the mid-80s, Jackie was a regular guest on the Soupy Sales show. One day I was driving with a friend, slightly buzzed and Soupy and Jackie got into some off the cuff nonsense that had me laughing so hard I had to pull over. Rest in Peace.
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July 30th, 2021 at 9:58:32 AM permalink
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in the mid-80s, Jackie was a regular guest on the Soupy Sales show. One day I was driving with a friend, slightly buzzed and Soupy and Jackie got into some off the cuff nonsense that had me laughing so hard I had to pull over. Rest in Peace.


I was sorry to hear of his passing. He was a funny man with NO boundaries and lots of chutzpah. Rest in Peace.

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August 1st, 2021 at 5:02:59 PM permalink


If you enjoy playing the Dead Pools, here are some names found on most 2021 lists...

Betty White...99...Golden Girl
Dick Van Dyke...96...Actor
Bob Dole...98...Politican
Emperor Akihito...88...Japanese Emperor
Loretta Lynn...89...Country singer
Angela Lansbury ...96...Actress
Bob Barker...98...The Price is Right
Alan Greenspan...95...Economist
Henry Kissinger...98...Diplomat
Jimmy Carter...97...Ex US President

Here are some common picks that have already passed this year...
Prince Philip...99...Duke of Edinburgh
George Shultz...101...Politician
Rush Limbaugh...70...Political Commentator
Walter Mondale...93...Politician
Leon Spinks...68...Boxer
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August 1st, 2021 at 5:10:43 PM permalink
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Like his father, Popeil became an inventor as well, creating such products as: Mr. Microphone (the first Karaoke machine), the Pocket Fisherman, the Smokeless Ashtray, Hair in a Can Spray, and the Rhinestone Stud Setter (later called the Bedazzler).



I had the smokeless ashtray because I lived with a smoker for a short time. It was a PoS. You had to put the lit end of the cigarette right next to the vent and it still only sucked in about 25% of the smoke. I want my money back.
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August 1st, 2021 at 6:43:34 PM permalink
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I had the smokeless ashtray because I lived with a smoker for a short time. It was a PoS. You had to put the lit end of the cigarette right next to the vent and it still only sucked in about 25% of the smoke. I want my money back.



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