Harold Ramis dead at 69 of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Harold Ramis, the man behind numerous blockbuster films such as Ghostbusters and Groundhog’s Day,…
He was 85.
A true comedy genius, he passed away at the age of 91.
The former child star and diplomat has passed away at age of 85.
We’re a month away from declaring a winner in the 2013 H&B DeadPool. the_botnet is still in the lead but not by much. A single death this month could change the outcome of this round.
This time of the year also means that its time to start preparing your lists for the next round. The H&B DeadPool 2014 site is now up and ready for you to start your lists.
Your usernames and passwords from the previous round will not work, it is necessary to sign up again.
The 2014 H&B DeadPool site is here: http://2014.hb-deadpool.com/
Lets go! Get your lists together! I’m sure the_botnet is not done collecting H&B beer steins yet!
It is nearing that time again. Soon, the site for the new season of H&B Deadpool will be open and you can start building your list.
Due to time constraints, the new site is simply an update of the existing site. I’ve made some bug fixes and a few other adjustments, but it is essentially the same site. I’ll post the URL soon.
What I’d like to do first is get some input on what the prize for the next round should be. So far the prize has been a coffee mug or beer stein with the H&B logo on one side and DeadPool Winner on the other.
The question is: does anyone have a better idea? Any ideas that get posted in the comments will go up in a poll in a couple of days for voting.
Trailblazing White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday.
Sentry gets the 2 for the report. 1IDVET was the only one that saw it coming.
Well, Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away. Rest in peace.
Jay Rockerfeller isn’t running for his seat next year. Time to really enjoy his fortune, I guess.
Kony is back in the news, poaching elephants. This time it will be “Pachy 2013″.
The Prez is itching to sign the UN arms control treaty. I’m sure there are other things itching, like trigger fingers.
And the Manning- Wikileaks trial begins. Let the circus begin.
I saw this, and thought of y’all.
Try to have a good Monday. I don’t ask for “great”, because I know better
Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in CBS’ groundbreaking 1970s comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90.
“Jean was a brilliant comedienne with exquisite timing,” Rob Reiner, who played the Bunkers’ liberal son-in-law Mike, aka Meathead, on the show, said in a statement to CBS News. “Working with her was one of the greatest experiences of my life. My thoughts go out to her family.”
Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family, her children told The Associated Press Saturday.
USMC82 gets the 2 for the report and Broozer gets 10 for the death. Both riff and Broozer are closing in on the_botnet’s early lead.
From Fox News:
George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81.
Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, according to his publicist Kirt Webster.
Broozer was first with the report.
From USA Today:
For many sports fans in the 1960s through the 1990s, Pat Summerall was the voice of the NFL, starting with CBS’ Sunday telecasts and later with Fox, famously paired for much of that time with John Madden.
Summerall, 82, passed away Tuesday in Dallas, said his daughter, Susie Wiles.
1IDVET gained points from this death. USMC82 gets the two for the report, beating the rest of y’all by about an hour. Slackers.
Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.
The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime family friend. Petro said Winters died surrounded by family and friends.
Coop got the two for the report. riff gets points for having Winters on his list.
From The New York Times:
Annette Funicello, who won America’s heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears, captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies and later championed people with multiple sclerosis, a disease she had for more than 25 years, died on Monday in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 70.
The actor Frank Thornton, who has died aged 92, had a flair for comedy derived from the subtle craftsmanship of classical stage work. However, he will be best remembered for his longstanding characters in two popular BBC television comedy series – the sniffily priggish Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? and the pompous retired policeman Herbert “Truly” Truelove, in Roy Clarke’s Last of the Summer Wine.
Riff was first with the report.