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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #168 on: July 10, 2019, 11:48:12 AM »
Yep, it was the closest since Teddy Roosevelt ran as a Progressive in 1912.

What's interesting is that he had a bit of a falling-out with his former VP (and eventual President) William Taft.  What Roosevelt effectively did was take votes away from Taft and gifted Woodrow T. Wilson the presidency.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #169 on: July 10, 2019, 11:50:06 AM »
Rip Torn also died yesterday at 88.

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« Reply #170 on: July 10, 2019, 11:55:52 AM »
Damn - Hollywood Squares?
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #171 on: July 10, 2019, 12:01:44 PM »
Yep, it was the closest since Teddy Roosevelt ran as a Progressive in 1912.

What's interesting is that he had a bit of a falling-out with his former VP (and eventual President) William Taft.  What Roosevelt effectively did was take votes away from Taft and gifted Woodrow T. Wilson the presidency.
Taft was Roosevelt's long-time friend, but he was his Secretary of War, not his V.P.

Yes, TR couldn't stand it that Taft wasn't presiding exactly as he would have, so he challenged him for the GOP nomination in 1912.  He didn't get it, so he took his toys and went home, forming the Progressive Party and ensuring that Woodrow Wilson would be president.

Still the most successful 3rd-party effort since the 2-party system solidified in the 1840s.
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« Reply #172 on: July 10, 2019, 12:36:34 PM »
Also of Larry Sanders show fame.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #173 on: July 10, 2019, 08:08:36 PM »
Rip Torn also died yesterday at 88.

This is no dignified way to remember Rip Torn but my first and pretty much only encounter with him was as a high schooler, Summer 2001, taking a day off from my landscaping gig to hit the air conditioned theater with my rowdy, foul mouthed high school buddies to watch Freddy Got Fingered, a dreadful movie that can only be enjoyed amongst teenage boys making obnoxious idiots of themselves. Every Rip Torn scene still stands out, and though still NSFW (fair warning!), here’s one of the tamer bits:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E_1sgGXYYrk
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #174 on: July 10, 2019, 10:04:52 PM »
Tom Green, yeesh

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« Reply #175 on: July 10, 2019, 10:50:08 PM »
Tom Green, yeesh
Rumors of his death have been going on for sometime.   Somewhat apropos he gets name dropped in this thread while referencing a guy who did die.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #176 on: July 12, 2019, 01:54:46 PM »
Maybe I'm the only one but every time this gets bumped, my main thought is that we've lost a poster.

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« Reply #177 on: July 12, 2019, 01:58:19 PM »
I try not to think like that
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #178 on: July 12, 2019, 02:10:45 PM »
This is no dignified way to remember Rip Torn but my first and pretty much only encounter with him was as a high schooler, Summer 2001, taking a day off from my landscaping gig to hit the air conditioned theater with my rowdy, foul mouthed high school buddies to watch Freddy Got Fingered, a dreadful movie that can only be enjoyed amongst teenage boys making obnoxious idiots of themselves. Every Rip Torn scene still stands out, and though still NSFW (fair warning!), here’s one of the tamer bits:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E_1sgGXYYrk

Not a fan of the film, but I LOL every time I see this scene:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtyxJSGM3x0

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #179 on: July 12, 2019, 02:38:34 PM »
Not a fan of the film, but I LOL every time I see this scene:



This is my favorite senselessly LOL scene - with no prompting whatsoever Rip Thorn hangs his head out window and screams:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dzQ9-QSBMP8

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #180 on: July 15, 2019, 11:24:01 AM »
Pernell Whitaker was hit by a car and killed last night.

His draw with Chavez was perhaps the first non heavyweight fight I was aware of

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #181 on: July 15, 2019, 11:34:02 AM »
I like how the non-heavyweights always end up getting tagged with some nickname or skill set meant to identify them for the lay person.

For Whitaker I remember commentators couldn't mention him without saying 'the most defensive boxer in history'.  Anyways,  that might have been the first fight I remember  thinking boxing was crooked.   'what?  a draw!'     Whitaker was robbed.

 

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