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#61 runthemover

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:26 PM

View PostBobVersion1, on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, 8:10 PM, said:

You know your not keeping up to date with the news when.... you find out that someone pretty famous died on a poker message board....
someone must've eaten a whole crate of emerald nuts

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:30 PM

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:38 PM

Probally some dude who tried to sneak a snuke in Hillarys snizz.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:17 PM

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:57 PM

View Postspeedz99, on Friday, October 19th, 2007, 3:49 PM, said:

I believe the exact opposite. I think (the royal) you should create a thread upon a close death, and then go ahead and create a whole new one if the recently deceased sends a sign that he or she is thriving in the afterlife.
This is really late, but...<3

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:19 PM

Sir Edmund HillaryOf course he reached his peak years ago.............
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:55 PM

View PostBuckeye Hughes, on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008, 8:19 PM, said:

Sir Edmund HillaryOf course he reached his peak years ago.............
Hold on, let me see if I can find my old drum kit........Oh, there it is. Yeah, I forgot that I put it over there. Hey, this is up here too? I was looking for this.......Oh, yeah, the drum kit. Just need to attach this here and screw this bolt in.......All set up. I think my old sticks are still in the closet.......Yup, they're right here................BA DUM CHING!

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:11 PM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008, 5:55 PM, said:

Hold on, let me see if I can find my old drum kit........Oh, there it is. Yeah, I forgot that I put it over there. Hey, this is up here too? I was looking for this.......Oh, yeah, the drum kit. Just need to attach this here and screw this bolt in.......All set up. I think my old sticks are still in the closet.......Yup, they're right here................BA DUM CHING!
Awesome.
I'm also fed up with the common cold but I just hate to say goodbye.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:43 PM

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:45 PM

View PostDrawingDeadInDM, on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008, 11:11 PM, said:

Awesome.
i was waiting too longthrill was gonesry
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:09 AM

Chess Master Bobby Fischer Dies at 64 By GUDJON HELGASON Associated Press Writer REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess genius who became a Cold War hero by dethroning the Soviet world champion in 1972 and later renounced his American citizenship, has died. He was 64.Fisher died in a Reykjavik hospital on Thursday, his spokesman, Gardar Sverrisson, said Friday. Icelandic media reported that he died of kidney failure after a long illness.Born in Chicago and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Fischer was wanted in the United States for playing a 1992 rematch against Boris Spassky in Yugoslavia in defiance of international sanctions. In 2005, he moved to Iceland, a chess-mad nation and site of his greatest triumph.Garry Kasparov, the former Russian chess champion, said Fischer's ascent in the chess world in the 1960s and his promotion of chess worldwide was "a revolutionary breakthrough" for the game. But Fischer's reputation as a genius of chess was eclipsed, in the eyes of many, by his idiosyncrasies."The tragedy is that he left this world too early, and his extravagant life and scandalous statements did not contribute to the popularity of chess," Kasparov told The Associated Press.He lost his world title in 1975 after refusing to defend it against Anatoly Karpov. He dropped out of competitive chess and largely out of view, emerging occasionally to make erratic and often anti-Semitic comments, although his mother was Jewish.Spassky said in a brief phone call from his home in France that he was "very sorry" to hear of the death of his friend and rival.An American chess champion at 14 and a grand master at 15, Fischer dethroned the Spassky in 1972 in a series of games in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, to become the first officially recognized world champion born in the United States.Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of the World Chess Federation, called Fischer "a phenomenon and an epoch in chess history, and an intellectual giant I would rank next to Newton and Einstein."The match, at the height of the Cold War, took on mythic dimensions as a clash between the world's two superpowers.Fischer played - and won - an exhibition rematch against Spassky on the resort island of Sveti Stefan, but the game was in violation of U.S. sanctions imposed to punish then-President Slobodan Milosevic.In July 2004, Fischer was arrested at Japan's Narita airport for traveling on a revoked U.S. passport and threatened with extradition to the United States. He spent nine months in custody before the dispute was resolved when Iceland granted him citizenship and he moved there with his longtime companion, the Japanese chess player Miyoko Watai. She survives him.In his final years, Fischer railed against the chess establishment, alleging that the outcomes of many top-level chess matches were decided in advance.Instead, he championed his concept of random chess, in which pieces are shuffled at the beginning of each match in a bid to reinvigorate the game."I don't play the old chess," he told reporters when he arrived in Iceland in 2005. "But obviously if I did, I would be the best."Born in Chicago in March 9, 1943, Robert James Fischer was a child prodigy, playing competitively from the age of 8.At 13, he became the youngest player to win the United States Junior Championship. At 14, he won the United States Open Championship for the first of eight times.At 15, he gained the title of international grand master, the youngest person to hold the title.Tall, charismatic and with striking looks, he was a chess star - but already gaining a reputation for volatile behavior.He turned up late for tournaments, walked out of matches, refused to play unless the lighting suited him and was intolerant of photographers and cartoonists. He was convinced of his own superiority and called the Soviets "Commie cheats."His behavior often unsettled opponents - to Fischer's advantage.This was seen most famously in the showdown with Spassky in Reykjavik between July and September 1972. Having agreed to play Spassky in Yugoslavia, Fischer raised one objection after another to the arrangements and they wound up playing in Iceland.When play got under way, days late, Fischer lost the first game with an elementary blunder after discovering that television cameras he had reluctantly accepted were not unseen and unheard, but right behind the players' chairs.He boycotted the second game and the referee awarded the point to Spassky, putting the Russian ahead 2-0.But then Spassky agreed to Fischer's demand that the games be played in a back room away from cameras. Fischer went on to beat Spassky, 12.5 points to 8.5 points in 21 games.Americans, gripped in their millions by the contest, rejoiced in the victory over their Cold War adversary.In the recent book "White King and Red Queen," the British author Daniel Johnson said the match was "an abstract antagonism on an abstract battleground using abstract weapons ... yet their struggle embraced all human life.""In Spassky's submission to his fate and Fischer's fierce exultant triumph, the Cold War's denouement was already foreshadowed."The victory made Fischer the first U.S.-born world champion. Paul Morphy, an American, was regarded as the world's best player from 1858 to 1862, and William Steinetz, an Austrian immigrant to the United States, was an official champion from 1886 to 1894.---


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Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:37 PM

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:21 AM

Suzanne Pleshette dies at 70Allan Melvin, a character actor best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch," has died. He was 84.


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:21 AM

'Daydream Believer' writer John Stewart John Stewart wrote "Daydream Believer," sang 1979 hit "Gold"Stewart died of brain aneurism Saturday LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- John Stewart recorded some of pop music's most acclaimed solo albums, helping create a style that came to be called Americana, but he was always best known for writing the Monkees' enduring hit "Daydream Believer."John Stewart had a top 10 hit in 1979 with "Gold," with Stevie Nicks singing backup. Stewart, who came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of folk music's Kingston Trio, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital after suffering a brain aneurism. He was 68."He was a lovely man and a very gentle soul and I guess the only thing you can say today is that the world is less one great songwriter," the Monkees' Micky Dolenz told The Associated Press on Sunday.Stewart left the Kingston Trio shortly before the Monkees released "Daydream Believer" in 1967, then went on to record nearly four dozen solo albums, including the critically acclaimed "California Bloodlines" and "Bombs Away Dream Babies." The latter included the hit single "Gold," in which he dueted with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks.Still, as with "Daydream Believer," he was likely best known for writing songs for others, including Joan Baez, Nanci Griffith, Roseanne Cash and Anne Murray."He was a cult hero, he never made it super huge," said his manager, Dean Swett. "He was one of those outlaw rebels, one of the people who refused to conform to what the record labels expected him to be."A husky-voiced singer and accomplished guitarist who delivered his lyrics in a poignant, often longing voice, his music was hard to classify. It fell somewhere between rock, country and folk and eventually came to be called Americana.He wrote "Runaway Train," a country hit for Roseanne Cash, and "Strange Rivers," which Joan Baez included on her 1992 "Play Me Backwards" album. Nanci Griffith dueted with him on "Sweet Dreams" and Murray, like the Monkees before her, had a hit with "Daydream Believer.""There are certain songs that you just go in humming. It was one of those," Dolenz said of "Daydream Believer," which also was Stewart's best-known recording. Although he sang background to Davy Jones' lead on the Monkees' version, Dolenz performs the song himself at his solo shows."To this day it is one of the biggest songs that I do in concert," he said.Stewart joined the Kingston Trio in 1961, replacing Dave Guard in the group that had helped usher in an American folk music revival in the late 1950s."John truly was the right fit. A first rate entertainer and gifted songwriter," the group said in a statement on its Web site.He recorded more than a dozen albums with the trio before going on to a solo career in 1967. A year later he released "California Bloodlines," which included the minor hit "July You're a Woman." "Bombs Away Dream Babies" came out in 1979.He eventually recorded more than 40 solo albums. Others included "The Lonesome Picker Rides Again, "Airdream Believer" and "Rough Sketches," the latter a collection of songs about the iconic American highway "Route 66."Stewart was said to be at work on still another album at the time of his death.Stewart's wife, Buffy, and children were at his side when he died, according to a statement on the Kingston Trio's Web site. There was no immediate word on funeral arrangements.


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:27 AM

View Postgatortom64, on Sunday, January 20th, 2008, 1:21 PM, said:

Suzanne Pleshette dies at 70Allan Melvin, a character actor best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch," has died. He was 84.
I met Allan Melvin many years ago on a Santa Monica pier. He seemed like a nice guy.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:36 PM

A death from last week that I never heard about until today.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:50 AM

Several thousand of my future offspring passed away in a tubesock beside my bed.RIP slow swimmers, and all this time i thought i was shooting blanks!You will be missed.




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