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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd View Post
    I had the biggest crush on him way back when. It's the main reason I watched that goofy show.
    Even as a child, I wondered if it drove him nuts that he appeared to be the only one on the island with much of a brain, even if he couldn't mend a boat (and seriously, shouldn't Gilligan and the Skipper have known how to mend a boat?). I did think he was lucky that he got a hut to himself, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd View Post
    I had the biggest crush on him way back when. It's the main reason I watched that goofy show.
    Me too! You'll be happy (I was!) to know that, according to my friend and everyone else she spoke with who encountered him, he was a really kind man. Very gentlemanly, with a twinkle in his eye. She didn't even realize who he was at first - he just held the door open for her at the market.
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    Italian film composer Riz Ortolani died at 87.

    He directed the music for Cannibal Holocaust, one of the most controversial and disturbing movies ever made. That's how I knew of him. The opening theme to that movie is great.

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    The Marlborough man died from smoking related illness
    Ex-Marlboro Man dies from smoking-related disease
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    I thought the Marlboro Man died many years ago from lung cancer. Was there a new Marlboro Man? I guess there have been a few...omg.

    Ex-Marlboro Man dies from smoking-related disease

    Smoking fatal to Marlboro men

    Eric Lawson, who died of COPD on Jan. 10, was one of many models and actors who portrayed the rugged "Marlboro Man" over the course of the ad campaign. that began in the early 50s. Others include David Millar, who died of emphysema in 1987, and David McLean, who died of lung cancer in 1995. The latest Surgeon General's report links smoking to a myriad of diseases that include diabetes, liver cancer and colorectal cancer.
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    Wow! One of the greats in the world of folk music is gone.

    Pete Seeger, folk singer and activist, dies in New York - latimes.com

    RIP, Pete! You created so much of the music that informed my youth.
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    In Catholic school, I got more folk songs crammed down my throat and in my head than I care to remember. It just about drove me crazy. Mr. Seeger, you left your mark on the world.
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    I grew up listening to a ton of Peter, Paul, and Mary music and found out later that many of their songs that I loved were written by Pete Seeger. Rest in peace Mr. Seeger.
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    I loved and still folk the music and songs of the folk era, the great musical talent, and what those people accomplished. Pete Seeger, you will never be forgotten.
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    I'm not just going to miss Pete, who I've listened to this morning from the past on multiple outlets, but folk music in general. That was then, this is now. I wish I still resided in then.
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