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    Dick Gregory, one of the funniest men to have ever lived: https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Dick...ry%22&src=tren

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    Reports are coming in that Jerry Lewis has died.

    link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40994864
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    Got a random twitter notification about it. Then the others came in... 91. Guy had a long, amazing run. He kinda set the bar, imo. Will never be another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevoid99 View Post
    Dick Gregory, one of the funniest men to have ever lived: https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Dick...ry%22&src=tren
    Mr. Gregory was also a very important civil rights activist.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...was-84-1004479

    He was invited to perform on The Tonight Show in 1962, but Gregory said he wouldn't go unless he was able to sit down next to host Jack Paar after his routine and be interviewed. A black performer had never done that before.

    "I went in, and as I sat on the couch, talking about my children, so many people called the switchboard at NBC in New York that the circuits blew out," he said. "And thousands of letters came in and folks were saying, 'I didn't know black children and white children were the same.'"

    After the Tonight Show appearance, Gregory noted that his salary jumped from $250 for seven nights of work (three shows a night) at the Playboy Club to $5,000 a night. "And the next year and a half, I made $3.9 million," he said. "That is the power."
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.3426317

    His major break came in 1961 when he was spotted by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner performing at a Chicago nightclub.

    The gig included what is now one of Gregory’s best-known jokes: “Last time I was down South, I walked into this restaurant. This white waitress came up and said, ‘We don’t serve colored people here.’ I said, ‘That’s all right. I don’t eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.’”

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    Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory. 2 men who made the world laugh and actually gave a shit about people. Jerry hosted telethons to help children and Dick stood up for the rights of his fellow brothers and sisters.

    I just watched The King of Comedy just now for the very first time. Great film and Lewis is great as usual. He and Gregory are true kings of comedy and philanthropy. We will miss them.

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    I saw Jerry Lewis in a production of Damn Yankees in Boston, 1996. He was amazing.

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    john McLaughlin, true innovator, some of the marashiva orchestra is a challenging listen seeing him with Al Dimeola was amazing
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    McLaughlin is still alive

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    fake news saw on twitter this morning my bad, sigh
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    Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Salem's Lot, and Poltergeist...

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    Ive always been confused with the whole Poltergiest situation...I don't know whether to see it as a Tobe Hooper film or a Steven Spielberg film...

    Apparently Tobe Hooper had a breakdown on set and Steven Spielberg took over on the down low because of his contract with E.T...with Poltergeist you can see two different films..

    I think its 60 percent Tobe Hooper 40 Percent Spielberg..there is a really horrific Tobe Hooper side, mixed with with the commercial family friendly Spielberg side...its a really odd film, its like two different directors competing. I cant believe it was PG movie
    either way I think its one of the best film of the 80s..

    And Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the best psychological horror movies of all time, I love how it undermines its title. I always thought he could have been as big as Spielberg or James Cameron or Ridley Scott etc after Poltergeist but his career nose dived. he was an underrated director

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    I'll be that guy. RIP Walter Becker of Steely Dan. I've defended them in a lot of arguments over the years.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-67-w500956

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximilian View Post
    I'll be that guy. RIP Walter Becker of Steely Dan. I've defended them in a lot of arguments over the years.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-67-w500956
    Oh no!!!!

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    Shit, that's the 2nd member of Can to die this year. Fucking love that band. In other music-related news: Rick Stevens of Tower of Power at age 77: http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/...s-12175353.php

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    Sorry for the double post as Len Wein died at 69. He is a co-creator of the Wolverine: http://www.thewrap.com/len-wein-wolv...er-dies-at-69/

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevoid99 View Post
    Sorry for the double post as Len Wein died at 69. He is a co-creator of the Wolverine: http://www.thewrap.com/len-wein-wolv...er-dies-at-69/
    A true legend. Wein touched so many important books across both DC & Marvel. My friend was his nurse at Cedars Sinai in LA few years back and got his autograph for me. Said he couldn't have been a nicer person.

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    Edie Windsor has died

    Godspeed, Edie. A WHOLE lot of people are better off because of you. I hope you're with Judith.

    https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/...-marriage-doma

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    Frank Vincent at age 78: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...was-78-1038726

    Ciao Frank, you rock. Make sure someone shines those shoes of yours or else they get a stompin'.

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    Grant Hart of Husker Du: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...-56/665401001/

    Fucking love that band and Hart's drumming.

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    oh man that sucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevoid99 View Post
    Grant Hart of Husker Du: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...-56/665401001/

    Fucking love that band and Hart's drumming.
    urgh...Husker Du were ahead of their time, I loved that band...1990s music would be very different if Husker Du never existed, Pixies, Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine, Greenday, Swervedriver all cited Husker Du as major influence.

    had Zen Arcade come out in 1994 instead of 1984 it would have sold millions. However Candy Apple Grey was always my favourite.

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