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Old 07-29-2021, 08:47 AM   #1
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Not every “famous” person deserves an entire thread so I insensitively started this one.

Ron Popeil died. I had a pocket fisherman. It was fun.

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Old 07-29-2021, 08:50 AM   #2
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I don't like it. If I miss someone's death I see it in the thread title and what is wrong with new threads? It doesn't hurt the board any.
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I don't like it. If I miss someone's death I see it in the thread title and what is wrong with new threads? It doesn't hurt the board any.
I could start 3 or 4 threads a day with obscure musicians I like who’ve died that get 0 response. I’ll post them here.
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I'd rather a thread fall off vs getting diluted or bumped after many years.

Joey & Dusty aren't obscure either, Slipknot may not be for everyone but ZZ Top is not only a great band but one of if not the coolest band ever.

Joey's passing was mentioned in the metal thread before the thread was started, see what I mean? Maybe people who don't listen to metal don't go into that thread.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:19 AM   #5
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ZZ Top is not only a great band but one of if not the coolest band ever.
What criteria are you using to land on "coolest band ever"?
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I don't like it. If I miss someone's death I see it in the thread title and what is wrong with new threads? It doesn't hurt the board any.
agreed.
I like the separate threads.

If it's someone unknown and not commonly popular, it quickly moves down the page.
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What criteria are you using to land on "coolest band ever"?
I'm not sure you need criteria when it comes to cool and ZZ,

For a threesome they're a good band, wear shades, videos with cars, sing about attractive women and being well dressed.

If you're not sure what cool is you can start with ZZ in my opinion.

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Just change the title to "Ongoing Celebrity Death Threat" and we can discuss who we will send assassins after next to make the world a better place.
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Not every “famous” person deserves an entire thread so I insensitively started this one.

Ron Popeil died. I had a pocket fisherman. It was fun.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/entert...t-86-1.5527384
I would have thought he was at least 100, but not even close! He wasn’t 98, or 96, not 94, or 92, or even 90 like many of you are all thinking. All he was was 86 years, 2 months, and 25 days. Isn’t that something!?
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I have no idea who this person is.

I think the term 'Celebrity' is being thrown about rather casually.

Like that show...'I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here!'

I've never heard of any of those people.
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I'm not sure you need criteria when it comes to cool and ZZ,

For a threesome they're a good band, wear shades, videos with cars, sing about attractive women and being well dressed.

If you're not sure what cool is you can start with ZZ in my opinion.
Not sure I agree, but that's cool
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I'm not sure you need criteria when it comes to cool and ZZ,

For a threesome they're a good band, wear shades, videos with cars, sing about attractive women and being well dressed.

If you're not sure what cool is you can start with ZZ in my opinion.
There's lots of like about ZZ Top but my favourite thing about them is the drummer. His name is Frank Beard and he was the only one in the band that didn't have a beard.
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Just change the title to "Ongoing Celebrity Death Threat" and we can discuss who we will send assassins after next to make the world a better place.
My list is pretty long but Jeff Bezos is for sure the top non-politician.
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You guys are being real disrespectful to Mr. Popeil.

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I think I have one of his set it and forget it rotisserie ovens bynb somewhere in the basement. Had a friend whose dad would just buy two of everything from the TV and I ended up with one. Rip Ron.
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Can we just lock this thread, and post a new one everytime? If nobody cares, the thread will just fall off into obscurity. Threads are free!!!

I often learn a lot from a thread for someone I may not have heard of, and often go down an Internet/Wiki wormhole. Definitely won't both checking in with post one thousand and some in a thread like this.
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Can we just lock this thread, and post a new one everytime? If nobody cares, the thread will just fall off into obscurity. Threads are free!!!

I often learn a lot from a thread for someone I may not have heard of, and often go down an Internet/Wiki wormhole. Definitely won't both checking in with post one thousand and some in a thread like this.
Every time its bumped it'll be a surprise as to who died!

Its like a Kinder Egg. Of Death.
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How many of you are in Death Pools? Mine goes back to the 80s, and some of the picks are still alive IIRC.
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How many of you are in Death Pools? Mine goes back to the 80s, and some of the picks are still alive IIRC.
And I thought my sense of humour was dark.

Where does one apply to join?
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Just change the title to "Ongoing Celebrity Death Threat" and we can discuss who we will send assassins after next to make the world a better place.
After you change the thread title you.....

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