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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 07:30 PM
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Did you know that Bernie Mac adopted his sister's children after
she became strung out on drugs?

That speaks volumes about Bernie Mac, the man.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 07:32 PM
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1. His show on Fox was loosely based on his life wasn't it? I loved that show btw.
;(
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:10 PM
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9. No I didn't but how wonderful for him. There ARE good people
in the world.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:17 PM
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11. it was a good show, it was funny and sweet.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 07:32 PM
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2. No, I didn't know that, and I was
struck when I heard he died. Way too young, so much more to accomplish. Who dies from pneumonia at 50? Sigh. We need our funny men and women.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:25 PM
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13. According to a story I read on the Sun Times or NY Times website
Bernie Mac also had sarcoidosis, which is also a lung related disease. If his lungs were already compromised by the sarcoidosis then they may have been too weak to ward off the worse that pneumonia can bring.

RIP, Bernie Mac.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 02:25 AM
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22. The doctors put him into a coma to help, but maybe something happened with that
no one will ever know.. Sad ..just plain sad :cry:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 09:32 PM
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18. Jim Henson?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 09:34 PM
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19. He sure did, didn't he. OK, but it's pretty unusual. nt
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 07:47 PM
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3. did not know that
always liked him was sorry to hear he passed.....I have my sisters boy for the same reason..since he was 4wks old.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 07:52 PM
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4. Good on you, Epiphany4z.......
There are kind, caring people out there ready to help family.

The Tikkis
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:09 PM
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7. I bow to you for your love and kindness
:)
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:19 PM
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12. Thanks..he is a special lil boy.
are those all your cats?..I ask because I am half way to crazy cat lady...we have 6.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:07 PM
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5. Loved his show....loved him in Badder Santa...sigh...
....extremely sad to hear of his passing. :(
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:08 PM
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6. Hi Amber
:hi:

always good to see you, no matter the circumstance.

His passing is indeed sad :cry:
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:15 PM
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10. Hi Midori...thank You...it's always good to see you too...
:hug: :loveya:

...you know his family must be devastated...just breaks my heart. :cry:

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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:10 PM
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8. His show was cool...
I thought it was a clever premise but had no idea it was reality based
H was a good man - and pretty dam funny
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Bethany Rockafella Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:26 PM
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14. Yes, I did.
That was a noble thing to do. RIP, Bernic Mac. He will be missed.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:29 PM
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15. Here's a clip from his routine where he talks about it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC4ul_FYnlQ

Starts at 1:40, but the rest is great, too.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 03:04 AM
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26. The man was a great story teller.
I just can't believe he's gone.


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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:30 PM
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16. I'm gonna miss that man
He brought me laughter and I enjoyed his work.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 08:43 PM
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17. he got his start telling jokes on the cta trains
now that`s a tough crowd...a chicago orginal..
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 11:00 PM
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20. Yep - he was a great one.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 01:53 AM
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21. Yup. He was the real deal and that's a fact. nm
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 02:26 AM
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23. Good people, right there.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 02:30 AM
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24. yup
I think his character shines through in his interaction with the children on his TV show - he genuinely liked children
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-10-08 02:52 AM
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25. We love Bernie Mac in our house
one of our Family favorites .

I wish his family stregnth durring this difficult time .
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