jespah
 
Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 03:22 pm
What the hell is it about 2016? Celebs are dropping like wealthy, self-absorbed flies.
http://www.tmz.com/2016/03/24/garry-shandling-dead/
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edgarblythe
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 03:41 pm
What disturbs me most, way too many of them are my age.

I liked Shandling. Haven't seen him in years.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 03:44 pm
@jespah,
I don't know anything about him. Rest in Peace to all of us, though.

The trouble with being near seventy or over it is complex:

- you are losing your marbles
- you fear losing your marbles
- your relatives worry about your losing your marbles
- your relatives hope you lose your marbles

My problem is that, as a child, I had a bag of marbles (this was in New York that one year) and didn't know what to do with them.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 03:50 pm
@edgarblythe,
I hear 'ya there. As you know, I'm not far behind you, either.

Sadly, I read today that Willie Nelson is pretty ill with chronic emphysema/ (often suffers repeated bouts with pneumonia) and is not making appearances currently to my knowledge. Not that I would wish it or wish him bad things in any way but I wouldn't be shocked to see him on the list soon. He's dodged a bullet for decades with his breathing illnesses.

I love his persona, his music and his spirit. May he continue on but in much better health than he's been experiencing.
Lash
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 03:54 pm
@edgarblythe,
Jesus Christ, man. I saw a pic snapped of David Letterman on vacation, and he was completely unrecognizable.

People are just getting old. I think I'm spoiled because The Stones, Aerosmith etc just kept showing up. They seem immortal.
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 04:01 pm
@Lash,
Speaking of the Stones, Keith Richards...defies all odds. he always looked old even when he was young.

David Letterman sporting his snow-white beard in his racing team outfit:
https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=David+Letterman&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002
Lash
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 04:04 pm
@Ragman,
No medical or logical explanation for Keith. I've read that he's had a couple of complete transfusions to clear out the damage he's done, but that could be urban legend... Wink
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 04:09 pm
@Lash,
Keith Richards Found Not Dead in San Francisco Hotel

“With a very heavy heart, I am sad to announce that sometime early this morning, Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards was found still alive.” said Ms. D’lune choking back tears, “He was found in his suite, sitting in a chair, watching Jamie Oliver reruns on the tele.

Emergency personnel were summoned and exhaustive attempts were made to revive him, but since Mr. Richards was not dead, that was deemed unnecessary.”
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 04:22 pm
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 06:28 pm
@jespah,
That's my all time favorite theme.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 06:28 pm
@Lash,
Lash wrote:

Jesus Christ, man. I saw a pic snapped of David Letterman on vacation, and he was completely unrecognizable.

People are just getting old. I think I'm spoiled because The Stones, Aerosmith etc just kept showing up. They seem immortal.

I saw the pictures of David. He looks like he is having fun.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 06:35 pm
@Ragman,
Willie Nelson performed with Jimmy Kimmel at SXSW within the past few days (it came up on my youtube feed last night)

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-willie-nelson-and-jimmy-kimmel-duet-on-sxsw-love-song-20150321

also did a big show 10 days ago
http://tasteofcountry.com/willie-nelson-spotify-house-surprise-sxsw-2016/
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 06:35 pm
@jespah,
I did kinda love that show.

A lot.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 07:02 pm
@ehBeth,
Internet posts confusing info (to me) about his health.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 07:32 pm
@edgarblythe,
Gonna miss Garry's work.

Letterman looks like hes doing a mountain man movie .
"Grizzly Dave"
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 10:01 pm
@farmerman,
I am not sure where Shandling did his last work. I am guessing he did cable shows.
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 03:45 am
@edgarblythe,
He was a part of the Marvel movie franchise, playing a Senator (I believe) who's a bad guy.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 07:44 am
@jespah,
That's how I missed him. I watched the Marvel film with the Silver Surfer in it and was disappointed. It's the only one I have watched, so far.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 07:50 am
I really dug Shandling's unique humor. I Can't think of anyone else who did it the same way. I'll miss him.
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