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Meh, Rush was just a warm fuzzball. I'm not a hater. One of his most notable themes was Caller Abortion. I'll leave it to the reader to google that.

He had a fucking black belt in Troll.
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He was an Oxycontin moron.

His peeps loved him to be sure, but they're all fucking morons of one stripe or another too.
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sparks wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:18 pm He was an Oxycontin moron.
I don't judge that. I don't judge you for judging it though. It just means it hasn't happened to you.


Yet.
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Perhaps. One the other hand, if I ever have the kind of chronic pain requiring that shit, I'll off myself.
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The way oxycodone was promoted, pushed, marketed is a real crime.

I do not share the glee over his death, but I did not agree with much of anything he said. I think I, at most, listened to a total of an hour of him in all of his years. In a way, I found his addiction deliciously ironic, simply because it could, literally, even with "scare quotes," in the rain, happen to everyone.

Funnily enough, the one thing I remember him saying occurred during a long drive where the alternatives were "JESUS" and Wings music. Someone out of central casting for toothless sister-raper – not . . . that there is anything . . . no . . . wait! – called to ask him about various conspiracies. These include such now laughably silly as highway signs having secret codes to direct the UN tanks when they take over!

He admitted to the caller that his father had believed such, but he never could since he had to always wonder why "they" never actually took over. After decades of conspiracy theory – such as taking the time to mark highway signs! – "they" still could not take over.

The caller protested the usual "IS GOiNT GTO HAPPENS ANY MINUTES" and Rush moved on.

A surprising moment of critical thinking.

Shame that he did not apply it to other areas.

Nor did nor do his critics.

In the rain.

– J.D.
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"They call me 'MISTER Still Alive!'"

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 101.
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Fanne Foxe, ecdysiast, 84.
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Aw nuts.
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Vernon Jordan, 85.
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shemp wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:35 pm Vernon Jordan, 85.
Too bad. He was friends with Ed Ney Chairman of Y&R back in the day. Ed contributed to his efforts. Met him once, nice guy.
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Most folks have no idea who Vernon is/was. I feel honored to have shaken the hand of that big 'ole feller.
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Fid wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:46 pm Most folks have no idea who Vernon is/was. I feel honored to have shaken the hand of that big 'ole feller.
I was going to say that he was footballer size :)
where did you meet him?
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Bunny Wailer, 73.
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Eddie
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Mark Pavelich

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Michael Stanley, 72. Lung cancer.

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https://www.npr.org/2021/03/07/97453402 ... osed-cover

Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up
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103? he looks barely 5.

eta: but there is an evil unevenous to his eyes. I think I get it.
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Joe Tait, local sports broadcasting legend. 83.

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Lou Ottens

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler (66)

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Shit. :(
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He kicked Sugar Ray's candied ass.

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Yaphet Kotto, 81.
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Funny how after a lifetime of acting, there is one role that is remembered.
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com ... f=1&nofb=1
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Also in one of the Bond movies IIRC. But memory is fleeting, I could be wrong.
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Names are for gravestones!

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John Magufuli, 61, President of Tanzania. He denied that there was any Covid in Tanzania because the people had prayed it away. He was also an anti-vaxer and declared that Covid testing was worthless.

From Wikipedia:
A Kenyan newspaper reported on 10 March 2021 that "an African leader" was being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital in Nairobi, leading to speculation that it could be President Magufuli, who had not been seen in public since February. On the night of 17 March 2021, Tanzania's vice president, Samia Suluhu, announced Magufuli's death and attributed it to heart-related problems.
Of course he didn't die of Covid. Only the faithless die of Covid. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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As Sylvia Browne would have said, "He had a problem with his chest and with his breathing."
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Sabine Schmitz, former racing driver and Top Gear presenter (51)

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Ed Armbrister, 72. Cheating bastard who interfered with Carlton Fisk in Game 3 of the 1975 World Series. Umpire Larry "Blind-as-a-Bat" Barnett failed to make the proper call* thereby costing the Boston Red Sox the World Series, which also meant that my sainted mother went to her grave in 2003 never to see the end of The Curse of the Bambino.

* There is no evidence that Barnett was paid by the Mafia, Richard Nixon, George Steinbrenner and the North Koreans to fix the series, despite claims to the contrary by Doctor X.
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In need to find his grave.

So I can urinate.

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That would be a kindness.

Where’s that poop emoji? Ah...


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If you dig him up an re-bury him down here untold horrors will feast on his bones.

That is why wise Floridians get cremated.
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https://www.npr.org/2021/03/20/97953975 ... dies-at-84

Glynn Lunney, NASA Flight Director With A Key Role In Saving Apollo 13, Dies At 84
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Elgin Baylor, 86.
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George Segal, 87, from bypass surgery complications.