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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby Morty » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:23 am

Bob Elliot, one half of the "Bob and Ray" comedy team died. Father of comedian Chris Elliot.
Bob and Ray did some very funny stuff in their time. They pioneered the satire of radio conventions of speech.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/ ... .html?_r=0
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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:21 pm

Morty wrote:Bob Elliot, one half of the "Bob and Ray" comedy team died. Father of comedian Chris Elliot.
Bob and Ray did some very funny stuff in their time. They pioneered the satire of radio conventions of speech.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/ ... .html?_r=0


This quote from Bob Elliot nailed it:
“We were both sort of straight men reacting against the other.”


These guys were to radio what Laurel and Hardy were to film: low-key hilarity built borne from a premise of banality. Bob & Ray sketches will appear in XM radio comedy rotation and are a true highlight.

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby Morty » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:28 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Morty wrote:Bob Elliot, one half of the "Bob and Ray" comedy team died. Father of comedian Chris Elliot.
Bob and Ray did some very funny stuff in their time. They pioneered the satire of radio conventions of speech.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/ ... .html?_r=0


This quote from Bob Elliot nailed it:
“We were both sort of straight men reacting against the other.”


These guys were to radio what Laurel and Hardy were to film: low-key hilarity built borne from a premise of banality. Bob & Ray sketches will appear in XM radio comedy rotation and are a true highlight.


Yes, in a way that few people can enjoy today. Most form of entertainment have to hit you over the head these days, subtlety is a lost art.
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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:41 pm

Maurice White has moved to the great beyond after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. He was 74.

"September" always reminds me of Billie Wilson singing along from behind the bar during the salad days at HJ's on Field.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/earth-wind-fire-founder-maurice-white-dead-74-36722290
My hand to God, she's gonna be at Carnegie Hall. But you - I'll let you have her now at the old price, OK? Which is, which is anything you wanna give me. Anything at all.

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby middle aged female » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:52 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Maurice White has moved to the great beyond after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. He was 74.

"September" always reminds me of Billie Wilson singing along from behind the bar during the salad days at HJ's on Field.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/earth-wind-fire-founder-maurice-white-dead-74-36722290

RIP Marice; September is one of my favorite songs

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby The Beav » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:52 pm

Morty wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Morty wrote:Bob Elliot, one half of the "Bob and Ray" comedy team died. Father of comedian Chris Elliot.
Bob and Ray did some very funny stuff in their time. They pioneered the satire of radio conventions of speech.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/ ... .html?_r=0


This quote from Bob Elliot nailed it:
“We were both sort of straight men reacting against the other.”


These guys were to radio what Laurel and Hardy were to film: low-key hilarity built borne from a premise of banality. Bob & Ray sketches will appear in XM radio comedy rotation and are a true highlight.


Yes, in a way that few people can enjoy today. Most form of entertainment have to hit you over the head these days, subtlety is a lost art.


Wonder if he's hanging by his thumbs?
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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby Mulligan » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:31 am

The Beav wrote:
Morty wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Morty wrote:Bob Elliot, one half of the "Bob and Ray" comedy team died. Father of comedian Chris Elliot.
Bob and Ray did some very funny stuff in their time. They pioneered the satire of radio conventions of speech.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/ ... .html?_r=0


This quote from Bob Elliot nailed it:
“We were both sort of straight men reacting against the other.”


These guys were to radio what Laurel and Hardy were to film: low-key hilarity built borne from a premise of banality. Bob & Ray sketches will appear in XM radio comedy rotation and are a true highlight.


Yes, in a way that few people can enjoy today. Most form of entertainment have to hit you over the head these days, subtlety is a lost art.


Wonder if he's hanging by his thumbs?


Back when Get a Life was on TV, it used bum me out to no end that I worked most nights it aired and rarely got to see it.

I used to be with it, but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't 'it,' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary.
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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby Toolbox » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:06 am

Freestyle legend Dave Mirra


Dave Mirra, the versatile BMX freestyle rider who owned the most X Games medals in history through the summer of 2013, died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police in Greenville, North Carolina.

Authorities said they responded to an apparent suicide and discovered his body in a truck.

Mirra, 41, was married with two children. He had been visiting friends in the area, officials said.

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Re: Dead Celebrities

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby middle aged female » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:33 pm

meme wrote:Dan Hicks of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. Dead at 74

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dan-hicks-hot-licks-singer-dead-at-74-20160207

Man, that sucks. I loved Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. I had the Strikin' It Rich album as well as others, but that one was a giant matchbook.

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:12 am

The giant-lipped gorgon from "Mob Wives" has checked out.
My hand to God, she's gonna be at Carnegie Hall. But you - I'll let you have her now at the old price, OK? Which is, which is anything you wanna give me. Anything at all.

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby Amadeus » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:36 am

Commandant Lassard died, age 98.

“We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?” Phil Jones, 2005
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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby middle aged female » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:09 pm

RIP Harper Lee; I hope you find Atticus, Jem, Dill and even Boo waiting for you on the other side.

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Umberto Eco bought it. His novel Name of the Rose was genius: exhilarating, terrifying, and as funny as hell. A tough read but still genius. And Foucalt's Pendulum... equally deep and just a bit more readable.

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Re: Dead Celebrities

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:26 pm

middle aged female wrote:RIP Harper Lee; I hope you find Atticus, Jem, Dill and even Boo waiting for you on the other side.

The final pages of her magnum opus were awesome: one of the best payoffs in fiction, ever, IMO.

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