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Doc Hayward from “Twin Peaks,” Warren Frost died at the spry age of 91.

He was found naked and wrapped in plastic along the river in his small, Northern town.  

The FBI found that a small typed letter “R” was shoved under his fingernail.  While we are not sure what this means, I’m sure all will be explained fairly soon.

You know… eventually.

The FBI sent a special agent in to investigate the death.  After filling up on a damn fine cup of coffee the FBI man is expected to spend the next two years analysing the minute details of the town, answering next to zero questions, before becoming possessed by a killer himself.

Not the best ending in the world.  But that’s how the FBI works.

Frost served in the Navy at Normandy.  No word on whether he stormed the beach himself

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Frost in a photo that seems oddly prophetic. 

or stayed behind on the boat.  But it doesn’t matter.  You know why:  Frost served in the fucking Navy at fucking Normandy.  Respect, bitch!

Frost was also in a few episodes of Seinfeld.  He was the father of George’s fiancee Susan Ross.  (Dear God, what an awful storyline that was.)

His character had an affair with the author John Cheever; his house was burned down by Kramer’s Cuban cigar; and his daughter was poisoned to death from licking glue from cheap wedding-invitation envelopes.

He was in five episodes.

This hit goes to: Jami!  Jami is now tied for 1st with newbie Josh!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 100 – (Fidel Castro – 10, Bernard Frost – 20, Zsa Zsa Gabor – 10, George Michael – 50)

Josh: 100 – (Florence Henderson – 20, Grant Tinker – 10, Gordie Tapp – 10, Terry Edwards – 60)

Wes: 90 – (Holly Dunn – 50, John Glenn – 10, Debbie Reynolds – 20, Devid Penrose Buckson – 10)

Lee Kwang Soo!: – 50 (Alice Drummond – 20, Dr. Henry Heimlich – 10, Hashemi Rafsanjani – 20 )

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 50 – (Ralph Branca – 10, Craig Sager – 40)

Morrigan’s Mirror: 40 – (William Christopher – 20, Mary Tyler Moore – 20)

M: 30 – (Sir John Hurt – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka – 30)

Gianna: 20 – (Leonard Cohen – 20)

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The man who made dinosaurs come to life and who made Gandhi a household name, Richard Attenborough, died at the spry age of 90.

OK, I am now being told that Gandhi more or less made himself a household name…

Starting out as a stage actor, Attenborough had his big break when he starred in “The Great Escape.”  He eventually went on to directing.

Attenborough brought the film “Gandhi” to fruition after a 20-year battle to raise money and interest often reluctant Hollywood producers, one of whom famously predicted that there would be no audience for “a little brown man in a sheet

Attenborough, trying desperately to make this look work.

Attenborough, trying desperately to make this look work.

carrying a beanstalk.”  Gotta love how Hollywood makes decisions.  This is why Michael Bay is so rich.

Richie mortgaged his house in a London suburb, sold works of art and, as he put it, spent “so much money I couldn’t pay the gas bill,” to make the film.  There were 430 speaking parts and over 300,000 extras for Gandhi’s funeral. No one expected the movie to recoup its $22 million cost, but it wound up earning 20 times that amount.  Take that, racist, narrow-minded Hollywood producers.

He followed up his directorial triumph by directing “A Chorus Line.”  Sure, he could get money for that piece of crap, but to make a movie about an Indian he had to mortgage his own house.  This is why Michael Bay is so rich.

Attenborough was credited with inspiring Diana, Princess of Wales, whom he coached in public speaking at Prince Charles’s urging, to start her campaign against landmines.  She should have expanded her campaign to other bombs.  It might have kept him from directing “Chaplain.”  

But Attenborough will be remembered most for playing John Hammond in the movie “Jurassic Park.”  By extracting dinosaur DNA from a mosquito trapped in amber, he was able to bring dinosaurs back to life.  He had a swanky park where people could go see these creatures (that still look more realistic than anything in “Avatar”).  His plan would have worked too… but he had to hire Newman…. Newman!  Didn’t he ever watch “Seinfeld?”

This hit goes to Joanne!  With 110 points, she is now a mere 80 points behind the leader.  If only she had some Cardinals up her sleeve…. hell, if only I had some Cardinals up my sleeve.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)

“Imaginary” Steve (aka: The Arch-Bishop): 150 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20, Marco (Polo!) Cé – 20, Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy – 10, Cardinal Bernard Agre – 20, Cardinal Francesco Marchisano – 20, Cardinal Edmund Szoka – 20)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 140 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20, Don Zimmer – 20, Chuck Noll – 20, Don Pardo – 10)

Joanne: 110 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20, Casey Kasem – 20, Eli Wallach – 10, Richard Attenborough – 10)

Starving Writer: – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)

Gianna: 90 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0, Dick Smith – 10)

SPMI: 90 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10, Dave “Sick-motehrfucker” Herman – 30, Terry Richards – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 80 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10, Dick Ayers – 10, Robin Williams – 40)

The Girl on Fire: 70 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20, James Brady – 30)

Babysitter: 70 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10, Ann B. Davis! – 20, Stephanie Kwolek – 10)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House): – 60 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 10, Gary Becker – 20)

Dick in Town: 50 (Hiroo Onoda – 10, Dick “Dickie” Jones – 20, Elaine Stritch – 20)

Team Sushi: – 50 (Bob Hoskins – 30, Maya Angelou – 20)

Nora the Explorer: 30 (Jeremiah Denton – 20, Ruby Dee – 10)

Nikki: 20 (Lauren Bacall – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

 

“All in the Family” actress, Jean Stapleton, died at the spry age of 90.

In a statement, her husband said, “Aww, geeze, wouldja stop with the dyin’ already and get me my beeya?”

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Stapleton’s reaction upon learning about her death

Stapleton will be fondly remembered as Edith Bunker, the innocently naive dingbat to counterbalance Archie’s ignorant racist.  The show was known for addressing hard-hitting issues that other TV shows of the time (and even today) were afraid to touch. 

We will never forget the funny yet poignant episode where Archie and Meathead went to the Soup Nazi.  Or the time when Gloria didn’t have a square to spare.  And, of course, the classic where Edith won the contest. 

In 1980, Stapleton asked to be written off of “Archie Bunker’s Place,” the sad, sad spin-off from a once great show. So Edith Bunker died of a stroke.  As a testament to her acting, it is because of this, most people thought that the actress herself was dead.

Besides being the dingbat wife in “All in the Family,” she will be remembered by friends as one who pined for the old days.  “She loved the way Glen Miller played songs that made the charts.”  Added a family friend, “She longed for a time when girls were women and boys were men.”

Her son, John, remembered how she “could clean the floor by using that Hoover again.”

She lived in the EmpireState. 

She never felt the need to loose her weight.

Her long-time friend and mechanic pointed out how well her old LaSalle ran, “It ran great.”

For years, Jean has been a staple to us in the Ghoul Pool.  Picked by: ME!  and held over by: ME!  Yes, I may not win this year, but I have TWO new holdovers next year!

I’m on fire! (for me)  I am kickin’ ass!  (comparatively)  I am only 20 points behind Bean!  Woo-hoo!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Dawn-n-Mike – 140 (Oscar Niemeyer – 0, Norman Joseph Woodland – 10,Patti Page – 20, Reg Presley – 30, Hugo Chavez – 50, Frank Thornton – 10 – George Jones – 20)

Babysitter – 120 (Clive Dunn – 10, Ravi Shankar – 10, Margaret Thatcher – 20, Chi Cheng – 60, Pat Summerall – 20)

The New Dick in Town – 120 – (Jack Klugman – 10, Mindy McCready – 70, Jonathan Winters – 20, Jeanne Cooper – 20)

Joanne – 80 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10, Robert Bork – 20, C. Everett Koop – 10, Moon Mullen – 10, Virgil Trucks – 10, Dr. Joyce Brothers – 20)

Gianna – 80 – (Lucille Bliss – 10, Bonnie Franklin – 40, E. L. Konigsburg – 20, Deanna Durbin – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus – 70 – (Marvin Miller – 10, Earl Weaver – 20, Jerry Buss – 20, Gus Triandos – 20)

Sean P. McFeeley I – 50 – (Patty Andrews – 10, Dick Trickle – 30, Jean Stapleton – 10)

Council of Geeks – 50 (Richard Griffiths – 40, Ray Harryhausen – 10)

Jami – 50 – (Larry Hagman – 20, Annette Funicello – 30)

The Girl on Fire – 50 – (Dear Abby – 10, Ed Koch – 20, Milo O’Shea – 20)

Team Sushi – 50 – (Conrad Bain – 20, Roger Ebert – 30)

 “Imaginary” Steve – 40 (Al Neuharth – 20, Ken Venturi – 20)

Nikki the Bad-Ass – 10 – (Stan Musial – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)