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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Sat May 16, 2020 4:18 pm

holy ****, I had no idea he was 86

he’s great; Best in Show is a revelation

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Postby tifosi77 » Sat May 16, 2020 4:26 pm

Willard was one of the 10 or so best improvisational comedic actors of all time imo.

I mean, I say that without actually being able to think of more than maybe three or four I might rank ahead of him.... and they were all in movies together throughout the 80s-00s.

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Postby dodint » Sat May 16, 2020 4:28 pm

He was a cool dude.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat May 16, 2020 5:13 pm

Damn... I thought Willard was about eight years younger than his actual age. He was so funny. RIP.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Sat May 16, 2020 7:31 pm

Phyllis George, former Miss America and more notably, NFL Today commentator.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertai ... 207788002/

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat May 16, 2020 7:44 pm

Oh man.

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Postby grunthy » Sat May 16, 2020 8:20 pm

RIP. He was hilarious.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 pm

I used to watch Willard on Real People....
for the Millennials:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_People

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 pm

Never would have guessed he was that old. Loved him in Best in Show.

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Postby blackjack68 » Sat May 16, 2020 11:31 pm

I used to watch Willard on Real People....
for the Millennials:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_People
Without clicking on your link:
Sarah Purcell
Skip Stephenson
Byron Allen

Who else?

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sat May 16, 2020 11:44 pm

Wow Skip passed in 1992 at age 52.

Guess thats why I haven’t heard about him in awhile.

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pm

Ken Osmond - Eddie Haskell from Leave It To Beaver dead at 76.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/ken-os ... 234609639/

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Postby iamjs » Tue May 19, 2020 9:24 am

I used to watch Willard on Real People....
for the Millennials:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_People
Without clicking on your link:
Sarah Purcell
Skip Stephenson
Byron Allen

Who else?
Could you count Peter Billingsley? He was on there semi-regularly but definitely wasn't a primary host like the other three.

I couldn't remember the name of the last guy without cheating, so I'll spoiler this.
I couldn't remember John Barbour's name, but I looked at his wikipedia page and he was supposed to be the original host of The Gong Show. He walked out on the show, which forced producer Chuck Barris to get in front of the camera.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Tue May 19, 2020 11:55 am

Wife of recently-traded Pirate Starling Marte

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Postby Gaucho » Tue May 19, 2020 12:39 pm

That is horrible.

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Postby NAN » Tue May 19, 2020 1:10 pm

Wife of recently-traded Pirate Starling Marte

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/291 ... art-attack
Horrible. I thought I read that she was in the hospital prepping for surgery on a broken ankle when the heart attack occurred.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue May 19, 2020 5:52 pm

Annie Glenn, widow of Senator John Glenn and longtime activist for those with learning disabilities and speech disorders, has died of COVID at 100.

Her and John were married 73 years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/19/us/a ... t-100.html

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Postby nocera » Wed May 20, 2020 10:27 am

Body found at Venice Beach identified as former WWE star [Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme] who went missing days earlier
https://abc7.com/body-found-at-venice-b ... ng/6198335

Gaspard was swimming with his family when he and his 10-year-old son got caught in a rip current. Shad insisted the lifeguard take his son in first and sadly that was the last time anybody saw him. RIP.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed May 20, 2020 1:01 pm

Body found at Venice Beach identified as former WWE star [Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme] who went missing days earlier
https://abc7.com/body-found-at-venice-b ... ng/6198335

Gaspard was swimming with his family when he and his 10-year-old son got caught in a rip current. Shad insisted the lifeguard take his son in first and sadly that was the last time anybody saw him. RIP.
damn that's sad. I liked their Cryme Tyme gimmick back in the mid 00s.

Rip tides scare the hell out of me because I feel like you could be the greatest swimmer and still get drowned by them

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Postby nocera » Wed May 20, 2020 1:05 pm

I had to be pulled in by a lifeguard after getting caught in a rip tide. I was in my early 20s, not out of shape by any means, and I couldn't do ****. As hard as I fought to get back to the shore the damn thing kept pulling me back out. I'm assuming it wasn't even that strong of a rip current but I was absolutely exhausted after just a few minutes of fighting it.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed May 20, 2020 1:13 pm

was just reading up, apparently the best course of action is to swim parallel to the shore and escape it to the side

I definitely need to keep that in mind being on the coast

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:14 pm

was just reading up, apparently the best course of action is to swim parallel to the shore and escape it to the side

I definitely need to keep that in mind being on the coast
Yup...I was caught in a minor rip and did just this. That said, it is EXTREMELY easy to forget conventional knowledge and panic like F'ing crazy. You see the beach that is tantalizingly so close, and you think that surely you can make it. Awful way to go.

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Postby tjand72 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:21 pm

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:24 pm

I think that's the other thing I have a hard time understanding--if I am really panicking and am running out of energy, I typically go straight to the backfloat move to help conserve energy. I feel like in a lot of these cases, people are panic swimming directly into the rip current until they completely lose energy.

I will also say--there are few things that are more panic-inducing than when you are in rough water and the waves keep crashing mercilessly over your head. That is the only time I ever yelled for a life guard, although I ended up getting back to shore. I was getting tossed around and I saw my wife floating further away from shore, and she had a look on her face that scared me to my core. I didn't think she was going to make it back and it terrified me.

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Postby nocera » Wed May 20, 2020 1:32 pm

As someone who got caught in the current, and knew what a rip tide was and how to escape, it didn't matter. Maybe if I trained to get out of it in addition to just reading about it, I'd have remembered. But in the moment, I forgot all logic and panicked to the point of exhausting myself. I didn't realize exactly how much danger I was in until many years later. At the time, I was mostly just embarrassed.

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