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  • Former Bon Jovi bassist Alec John Such, 70 years old.

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    • Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts, 80.

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      • Originally posted by WeAreNDHockey View Post
        Former Bon Jovi bassist Alec John Such, 70 years old.
        Bon Jovi is a guilty pleasure, but I do love that bass line on "Keep the Faith".

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        • Former PBS political commentator Mark Shields died on Saturday. When he joined the News Hour on PBS back in the 1980s I thought TV news was still in a golden era. The end may have been on the horizon, but at the time there was still a ton of hard news, often quite in depth, and delivered straight (especially on the NewsHour/MacNeil/Lehrer Report/NewsHour), and political commentary that at least started with fact based ideas.

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          • Unexpected 27 Club.
            Cornell University
            National Champion 1967, 1970
            ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
            Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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            • Tony Siragusa.

              https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...se-dies-age-55
              A bad cause requires many words.

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              • Originally posted by WeAreNDHockey View Post
                Former PBS political commentator Mark Shields died on Saturday. When he joined the News Hour on PBS back in the 1980s I thought TV news was still in a golden era. The end may have been on the horizon, but at the time there was still a ton of hard news, often quite in depth, and delivered straight (especially on the NewsHour/MacNeil/Lehrer Report/NewsHour), and political commentary that at least started with fact based ideas.
                Back then nothing beat the McLaughlin group :-)

                appointment viewing for us nerds on Saturday night
                a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                • Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

                  Back then nothing beat the McLaughlin group :-)

                  appointment viewing for us nerds on Saturday night
                  It was awesome, but who would have expected Pat and Tucker would turn out to be such sh-ts.

                  I basically hated everybody on the show except that fat old Baltimore paleoliberal newsman, Jack Germond. Eleanor Clift was proto-Hillary, Mortan Kondracke and Freddy the Beadle Barnes were hacks, and the rest was an excuse to have guys spewing idiotic fresh water economics talking points on a "news" review. Brought to you by ADM.
                  Cornell University
                  National Champion 1967, 1970
                  ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                  Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                    It was awesome, but who would have expected Pat and Tucker would turn out to be such sh-ts.
                    Pat Buchanan?

                    Cornell '04, Stanford '06


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                    Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                    iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
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                    Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
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                    DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                    Test to see if I can add this.

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                    • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

                      Pat Buchanan?
                      Yes, he was a regular.
                      Cornell University
                      National Champion 1967, 1970
                      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                        Yes, he was a regular.
                        And you were surprised he would be a ****?

                        Cornell '04, Stanford '06


                        KDR

                        Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                        iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                        gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                        Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                        Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                        TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                        DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                        Test to see if I can add this.

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                        • Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams - last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from WW2, 98

                          For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant serving with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 23 February 1945. Quick to volunteer his services when our tanks were maneuvering vainly to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines, and black volcanic sands, Cpl. Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine-gun fire from the unyielding positions. Covered only by four riflemen, he fought desperately for four hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flamethrowers, struggling back, frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements, to wipe out one position after another. On one occasion, he daringly mounted a pillbox to insert the nozzle of his flamethrower through the air vent, killing the occupants, and silencing the gun; on another he grimly charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon. His unyielding determination and extraordinary heroism in the face of ruthless enemy resistance were directly instrumental in neutralizing one of the most fanatically defended Japanese strongpoints encountered by his regiment and aided vitally in enabling his company to reach its objective. Cpl. Williams' aggressive fighting spirit and valiant devotion to duty throughout this fiercely contested action sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
                          He was 21 years old when he did this.
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                          • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                            Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams - last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from WW2, 98

                            He was 21 years old when he did this.
                            Wow. That is impressive.

                            Though LOL that he acted "daringly" and with "heroism" while the Japanese (also 21 years old) acted "fanatically." SSDD, guys. Next time unite and kill your officers.
                            Cornell University
                            National Champion 1967, 1970
                            ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                            Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              Wow. That is impressive.

                              Though LOL that he acted "daringly" and with "heroism" while the Japanese (also 21 years old) acted "fanatically." SSDD, guys. Next time unite and kill your officers.
                              History is written by the victors. *shrug*

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                              • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                                History is written by the victors. *shrug*
                                The victor doesn't always stay the victor, though...
                                Cornell University
                                National Champion 1967, 1970
                                ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                                Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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