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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. HellsWindStaff

    HellsWindStaff Dharma Initiate

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    Imagine the backlash if I said: Greg "drug addict, cowardly snitch, womanizer" Allman, RIP.

    While the dead aren't immune from criticism it doesn't make it not tasteless to come into a RIP thread and express the negatives. It's just stirring the pot for the sake of it.
     
  2. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could like this twice
     
  3. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Scrutiny of famous dead people contains a certain amount of schadenfreude. Many of these people are righteously famous, due to the gravity of their accomplishments. Existing as a living legend comes with quite a bit of psychological baggage, that most if not all human beings are woefully unprepared to carry :2c:

    :rip: Gregg Allman
     
  4. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    You wouldn't have gotten any backlash from me.

    For me, expressing negatives is not tasteless at all. In my opinion, expressing the positives without counterbalancing with them with the obvious negatives would in fact, in and of itself, be tasteless.

    I guess it's best to drop this as what would be tasteless for one wouldn't necessarily be tasteless for someone else.

    I'll just close with an apology to those that were offended by me labeling Ailes as an asshole. Doesn't negate the fact though that he is............:cool:, and God only knows that Greg was no saint but he was one helluva songwriter and musician who brought moments of joy to millions who have listened to his work. For THAT, he deserves a will mentioned RIP. I can't think of anything that Ailes has done to that magnitude that deserves the same.
     
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  5. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Batman Died !!!!! :rip:

    Rip Adam West......
     
  6. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    [​IMG]
    Adam West with Julie Newmar (Batman and Catwoman)
     
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  7. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    I see RIP's by @lwien and I shudder. Then I remember I am reading rather than being read and I feel somewhat better.:rockon::myday:
     
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  8. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    I think I was about 12 when I got to see Julie Newmar in a dinner theater presentation of Guys and Dolls and then was allowed backstage to meet her. She was every bit as wacky and beautiful as she seemed in her acting roles. She was very nice too. I think meeting her backstage caused me to instantly enter puberty.
     
  9. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Somewhat?? :uhoh:
     
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  10. seaofgreens

    seaofgreens My Mind Is Free

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    Fuck... Not Batman...


    :(
     
  11. irishroots8477

    irishroots8477 El Duderino if you're not into the brevity thing

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    who's gonna replace the mayor in family guy?!
     
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  12. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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  13. mccringleberry

    mccringleberry Well-Known Member

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    RIP Chester from Linkin Park
     
  14. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

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    I do agree. That was very sad to find out today.
     
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  15. OldNewbie

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    There is a series of books by Orson Scott Card called the Ender Series. The first, "Ender's Game", is one of my favorite books of all time. The second, "Speaker for the Dead", deals in exactly this.

    Telling the Truth of the departed.

    "T"ruth is a hard thing. It has both bad and good in it. In Speaker for the Dead, Ender came to speak for imperfect men. When reading, it is impossible to not consider one's own faults and how a Speaker might stand up for us.
     
  16. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    June Foray, Virtuoso of Cartoon Voices, Notably Rocky the Squirrel’s, Dies at 99

    June Foray, an actress of a thousand voices, who portrayed Rocky the flying squirrel and the fiendish spy Natasha Fatale on the wickedly satirical animated adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle in the 1960s and myriad other animated creatures and characters on television and film, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 99.
     
  17. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    :rip: Rip Glenn Campbell
     
  18. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    :rip: Jerry Lewis...
     
  19. turk

    turk turk

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    ...dick gregory
     
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  20. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    [​IMG]Dick Gregory was born October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an African-American comedian, civil rights activist, and spokesman for health issues, who became nationally recognized in the 1960’s for a biting brand of comedy that attacked racial prejudice. By addressing his hard-hitting satire to white audiences, he gave a comedic voice to the rising Civil Rights Movement. In the 1980’s his nutrition business venture targeted unhealthy diets of black Americans.

    He and Bill Cosby had a weekly TV show called I Spy back in the late 1960s.
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    You're right @turk my mistake. It wasn't Dick Gregory on I Spy. I can't watch Bill Cosby anymore because of his horrible behavior either.
     
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  21. turk

    turk turk

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    ...that would be robert culp ...who did ispy with cosby...at the time...groundbreaking...unfortunately cosby has tainted any positive feelings about that show...for me.
    ...dick gregory was to go on and write a couple of pretty good books...including a history of the u.s.
     
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  22. Rrose Selavy

    Rrose Selavy log enthusiast

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    RIP to the comedy legend Jerry Lewis.
     
  23. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    lwien Well-Known Member

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  25. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    Click to play YouTube Video


    One of my favorites...
     
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