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#301608 - 06/10/17 06:19 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Gayest show ever, for the sixties. It was hilarious! The only women in it were a few villains.

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#301611 - 06/10/17 07:22 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Gayest show ever...

It's called 'camp.' Us gays are known for 'camp':

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1. something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.

2. a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner, esp. for the amusement of others.


"Oh look at her (gay male), she's so campy!" laugh
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#301614 - 06/11/17 12:30 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick
[quote=pondering_it_all]Gayest show ever...

It's called 'camp.' Us gays are known for 'camp':

I now recall running into some of these folks at Boy Scout, YMCA, and desert fossil "camp"...

back then the Indians were native Americans instead of the incipient Village People.

Still straight even after many summers of "Camp"
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Edited by TatumAH (06/11/17 12:36 AM)
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#301723 - 06/17/17 02:24 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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John G. Avildsen, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Rocky,' Dies at 81

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John G. Avildsen, who won an Academy Award for directing Rocky and helmed the first three original Karate Kid movies, has died. He was 81.

Avildsen died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son, Anthony, told the Los Angeles Times.

Avildsen also directed Susan Sarandon and Peter Boyle in the ultimately violent drama Joe (1970); guided Jack Lemmon to the Academy Award for best actor in Save the Tiger (1973) in a story about a businessman having a mid-life crisis; and kept things together on the set of The Formula (1980), which starred the temperamental actors George C. Scott and Marlon Brando.

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#301733 - 06/18/17 12:48 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Helmut Kohl died on June 16th, aged 87. The first German politician who was born late enough to miss the Second World War, he lead Germany through the reunification and turned two weak countries into the economic powerhouse that is modern Germany.

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#301742 - 06/18/17 11:58 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Helmut Kohl died on June 16th, aged 87. The first German politician who was born late enough to miss the Second World War, he lead Germany through the reunification and turned two weak countries into the economic powerhouse that is modern Germany.

It is a little known fact that Helmut Kohl's father made his fortune on the invention of an efficient cooking fuel that could be used by German soldiers in WWI for heating up their "Iron Rations" in the field, with their protective headgear serving as the stove. He was so obsessed with his success that he named his son after his invention...
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#301788 - 06/20/17 12:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Comedian Bill Dana, Who Played the Character Jose Jimenez, Dies at 92

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Bill Dana, who created and starred as the earnest character at the center of the "My Name … Jose Jimenez" routine that made him one of America's most beloved comic performers of the 1960s, has died. He was 92.

Dana, who first appeared as Jimenez on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, where he also worked as an Emmy-nominated head writer, died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Emerson College announced.

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#301789 - 06/20/17 04:46 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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I have been profoundly affected by two deaths reported this week. Otto Warmbier, 22, (Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Extensive Loss Of Brain Tissue,' No Sign Of Botulism.), and Nabra Hassanen, 17 (Death of Muslim girl not believed to be hate crime). Unlike most celebrities reported here, these were unknown individuals (except to their families and circles of friends), in the early flower of their lives, whose lives were brutally and senselessly brought to an end.
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#302003 - 07/03/17 01:33 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Smith Hart passes away

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Smith Hart, the oldest of the Hart brothers, and the self-described "black sheep" of the family has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68 years old...

[T]he wrestling world knows the stories of the Hart Family and Stampede Wrestling. From their sprawling mansion in Calgary, Stu promoted wrestling across the Canadian west and south into Montana and Idaho, while Helen managed the promotion. As the children aged, they got involved too, from selling programs to entertaining the revolving door of wrestlers at the home, to eventually refereeing and, in some cases, wrestling.

Smith Hart started as a referee and debuted as a wrestler. In comparison to the fame achieved by his younger brothers Bret and Owen, and to a lesser extent Bruce, Smith's wrestling career doesn't shine the same way -- but it did last, roughly 18 years off and on...

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#302093 - 07/06/17 07:57 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 [Re: Golem]
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Gene Conley, Dual-Sport Threat With World Series and N.B.A. Titles, Dies at 86

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All professional athletes dream of winning a championship. But only two have won championships in two major American professional sports. Gene Conley was one of them.

Conley, who died at 86 on Tuesday at his home in Foxborough, Mass., pitched for the World Series champion Milwaukee Braves in 1957. At 6 feet 8 inches — he was the tallest pitcher in the major leagues at the time — he also carved out a parallel career in professional basketball, playing during baseball’s off-season and winning three N.B.A. titles with the Boston Celtics, from 1958 to 1961.

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