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    Celebrity Death Thread 2020

    Wilhelm appeared in more than 150 movies and television series, including 36 episodes of T.J. Hooker, 12 episodes of SeaQuest 2032, 11 episodes of Seinfeld and four episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. (This article erroneously says Wilhem was in only three Star Trek episodes. His fourth appearance...
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    We're All Going to Die

    Yes. But the mostest bestest effect of this coronavirus is that all the robocalls have stopped. All the overseas call centers are shut down. For two months, nobody has called to offer me viagra, solar panels, loans, health insurance, electronics (likely counterfeit or stolen) or anything else. I...
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    Celebrity News and Gossip (aka drc's tmz)

    Charles Schulz introduced three new characters to his Peanuts comic strip in 1963: A boy named 5 and his two sisters named 3 and 4. The boy explained that his father renamed everyone in the family as a way to protest people being treated as "just a number." His full name was 555 95472. (Those...
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    We're All Going to Die

    Cuomo's predictions and projections turned out to be much more accurate than those of somebody else I could name (but won't). On January 22, two days after the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed, a reporter asked this person if his administration is worried about an...
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    2020 Movies & TV Shows

    I have no interest in Netflix or any of its series but I, too, have been enjoying old episodes of What's My Line, To Tell The Truth and I've Got A Secret. Why don't we have a thread devoted to 1950s-60s television? I love the Marx Brothers. Here is Groucho as a panelist on What's My Line in...
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    Celebrity Death Thread 2020

    Cobb released 20 albums as a bandleader and played drums on more than 100 albums by other artists including Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Donald Byrd, Sonny Stitt, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Hubert Laws, Art Pepper, Shirley...
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    We're All Going to Die

    Luke 21:11 says there will be "great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places" as this planet nears its end. Those "millions of cicadas" are part of that. COVID-19 is part of that. In the book of Exodus, Egypt was punished with ten plagues because the Pharaoh refused to release the...
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    Celebrity Death Thread 2020

    John "Moon" Martin's Escape From Domination reached #80 on Billboard's album chart in September 1979 and yielded two hit singles, Rolene and No Chance. From 1967 to 1971, Martin was lead singer and guitarist for the country-rock quartet Southwind, who charted with the albums Ready To Ride and...
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    We're All Going to Die

    The President and many Mayors and county officials want to see businesses re-opening. Uh, yeah, about that....... https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/23/us/missouri-hairstylist-coronavirus-trnd/index.html
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    We're All Going to Die

    Millions of businesses have shut down aamid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the shutdowns will be permanent. Here is a chart showing the unemployment rate for each state. Nevada has the highest unemployment rate right now and Connecticut has the lowest. (California's is 15.5%.) I figured Nevada's...
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    Celebrity News and Gossip (aka drc's tmz)

    Loughlin will serve two months in prison and faces a $150,000 fine, two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. When reached for comment, a shocked Jesse Katsopolis could say only, "Have mercy!" https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/21/us/lori-loughlin-guilty/index.html
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    International News

    Sind sie verrückt? Was dachten sie? And the first letters that appeared on the screen spelled "neger," the German word for.....well, you can guess. Volkswagen executives tried to defend this ad. They couldn't. Volkswagen execs 'horrified' over racist ad showing large white hands flicking a...
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    On the Bridge

    How could anyone not like the Yacht Rock channel? Where else can you hear Sailing by Christopher Cross.....and an hour later, Sailing by Christopher Cross.....and an hour later, Sailing by Christopher Cross.....and an hour later, Sailing by Christopher Cross.....and.........
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    Miscellaneous News Thread

    The redesigned Toucan Sam would fit right in with the 2016 and 1996 Olympic and Paralympic mascots. "Olympics." Remember when we used to have Olympic games?
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    All Things Disney - Except Movies

    No word yet on when Walt Disney World will reopen but Disney is obviously ecstatic at the thought of visitors once again spending huge sums of money. And they will, if the partial opening of Disney Springs is any indication...