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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:53 PM
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RIP Henry Gibson and Mary Travers
Now breaking on CNN and MSNBC:

Mary Travers of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary has died at age 72, her publicist says.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32886244/ns/entertainment-m... /

Actor Henry Gibson dead at 73, spokesman says

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/16/obit.henry.gib...

:cry:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:01 PM
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1. You know you're old
when you recognize all the names in the obits.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:04 PM
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3. Yup...
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:02 PM
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2. Wow, we've sure lost a lot of well-known people this last week
I watch the "In Memoriam" section of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos", mostly to see the number of dead servicemembers that we keep losing to senseless wars, and I notice that some weeks they really have to look hard to find a famous person who died in the preceding week.

This weekend, they will have many people to mention.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:05 PM
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4. Bit by bit,
we boomers are getting old.

Peter, Paul, and Mary punctuated my adolescence and young adulthood. "Leavin' On A Jet Plane" made me cry in the mornings, when I'd have to rise and leave my love to fly back to school. Even though we were to be married shortly, the pain of separation was anguish of a kind that only the young in love can feel - or so I believed. That song haunted me for years, even after we married.

And now Mary is gone.

Damn, this one makes me cry tonight....................................
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:14 PM
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5. I saw PP&M Shortly after 9-11.
And spent a long time talking to Paul Prestopino, their accompanist.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:24 PM
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6. "Verrry interesting." - Henry G.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:26 PM by SpiralHawk
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:41 PM
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8. Sorry... that was Arte Johnson
Henry Gibson did a lot of little poems holding the giant flower...

And of course, the leader of the Illinois Nazis.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:54 PM
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10. I hate Illinois nazis!
Gibson was also the psychopath in "The Burbs."
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:33 PM
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14. And a great eccentric judge on Boston Legal.
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:38 PM
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15. I was watching the movie "Mother Night"
and as the credits rolled, I noticed that the voice
of Adolph Eichmann was done by Henry Gibson.

http://www.inbaseline.com/project.aspx?project_id=29121
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:41 PM
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16. "My little Walnetto..."
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:32 PM
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7. Time to dust off the turntable.
My vinyl collection includes several Peter, Paul and Mary albums. I've been putting off unpacking that part of the living room that is still in boxes from my recent move. Now I just need to hear those particular voices. And I need to find the box that contains the sheet music; a couple of years ago I was prowling one of our local thrift shops and came across two comb-bound books -- one was the works of Buffy Ste. Marie, the other was the complete songbook for PP&M. I paid 99 cents for each one, and I am rich beyond words for having them.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:53 PM
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9. Notice that so many of these deaths
are cancer related. I just mentioned that to my Dr. today and she said, 'we're being poisoned by our food'.



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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:57 PM
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12. All due respect, cigarrettes had to have had an effect, and if you've ever
seen pictures of Los Angeles back in the fifties and sixties... I'd venture a guess that air pollution had a hand in it as well.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:55 PM
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11. Damn. Wrong childhood memory. RIP Henry. n/t
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:58 PM by cherokeeprogressive
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:07 PM
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13. I've been so sad about Mary since I learned she was sick.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 10:07 PM by David Zephyr
We would go to see Peter, Paul and Mary at the Hollywood Bowl or the Greek whenever they came to Los Angeles and then she got sick.

She'd sing "If I Had A Hammer" between the guys and throw that long blonde hair of hers back with in such a way that it delighted my heart. I swear this breaks my heart.

I love you Mary!

Edit to K&R.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:49 PM
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17. United Appeal for the Dead
I guess he's more than just it's spokesman now...
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:56 PM
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18. For Gibson and Travers...
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