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Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Tonight marks the beginning of a new year. Not sure why that is a cause for a party, but whatever. I have two parties to attend and can’t get out of either one, so I will make sure to drink water and enjoy the spectacular sloshing that people will be undertaking. At least that will be fun for me.
Believe it or not, I saw this happen once. And no, I wasn’t the perpetrator.
Take care this evening, be responsible and watch out for the idiots.
And have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Someone call Diane Feinstein.
Hey, DiFi, FUCK YOU!!
Have a great Saturday
From Fox News:
Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan.
When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.
He will always be “The Bear” to us. Godspeed, kind sir.
NOTE: The General was not on anyone’s list but he’s certainly deserving of the honor of a post.
From the Washington Post:
Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge.
His hard life and wartime trauma provided the basis for a prolific 50-year career as a consummate Oscar-nominated character actor, playing everyone from a Nazi colonel to the pope to Dustin Hoffman’s would-be suitor in “Tootsie.”
Durning, who died Monday at age 89 in New York, got his start as an usher at a burlesque theater in Buffalo, N.Y. When one of the comedians showed up too drunk to go on, Durning took his place. He would recall years later that he was hooked as soon as heard the audience laughing.
Reiuxcat gets the 2 for the report. Broozer however is the big winner today with both Klugman and Durning. I’m starting to get suspicious.
Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TV’s The Odd Couple and the crime-fighting coroner in Quincy, M.E., died on Christmas Eve, his son said. He was 90.
Klugman, who lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s and trained himself to speak again, died with his wife at his side.
This is another sad one. I always liked that dude.
Broozer gets the points for the report along with 10 for the death. Joining him in gaining points today are riff and 1IDVET.
So … where ya at, the_botnet ?
I’m not posting tomorrow or Christmas Day, so here is your chance to clog Teh Interwebnets™ with abandon.
Don’t say I never do anything for y’all.
So, my friends, if money, time and effort were no objects, what would y’all like to get for Christmas?
This ought to be awesome!!! HAHAHAHA!!!
This is a great film. Jeff Bridges plays a burned out, alcoholic country singer on his last leg. The trailer above is a tiny bit misleading as while the movie does feature a romance it is not exactly as central to the movie as it seems although it is pivotal in Blake’s (Bridges) story.
The movie is based on a book that was originally intended as a story about Merle Haggard but gaining the rights to Haggard’s life story were a bit hard to lock down, it became a more generic story with Blake’s character being more of a collage of Haggard, Kristopherson and Waylon Jennings.
I think the more generic, old-school, has-been country singer made for a better movie (I’ve not read the book).
The point here is, Bridges makes this movie. The story itself is not a new story, not a new perspective and there’s no twist or anything terribly unexpected. The actors here are what make this movie great. Bridges, Gyllenhaal and even Colin Farrell make this film what it is.
Oh, and who knew Bridges and Farrell could sing?