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Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

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R.I.P.
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:38:50 PM »

 Joe Paterno

All of us are flawed, and yes I do have grand children, but A legend has gone on ahead of us.  Who knows to where.

He was football to a great many people, somehow I wish his legacy had not been dimmed by the recent actions of one of his staff.  He was old, and he was not processing the information correctly is how I am going to think about it.


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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 05:23:39 PM »
Ditto.  My Yankee husband is PA born and breed and a Penn St grad.  He always spoke very highly of JoePa as a selfless giving man to Penn St.  May he RIP.

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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 07:15:54 PM »
Whitney Houston dead at 48. So sad.........
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 07:31:23 AM »
Whitney Houston dead at 48. So sad.........

If there is a bright side, Bobby Brown won't be able to beat her up any more.... Whitney was a great singer with a voice not to be forgotten. And she could sing the National Anthem!
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 02:22:09 PM »
Whitney Houston dead at 48. So sad.........

If there is a bright side, Bobby Brown won't be able to beat her up any more.... Whitney was a great singer with a voice not to be forgotten. And she could sing the National Anthem!

To say that Bobby B was a bad influence would be like saying that Iago was a bad advisor to Othello. Still she could have taken rehab more seriously, taken better care of her voice, and not undermined herself so consistently for the last twelve years. She faced huge pressure to stay on top, but that was the deal she made to become rich and famous. In the end it was up to her to save herself, and she couldn't.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 07:35:09 PM »
Touche.....
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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 11:48:17 AM »

Shotgun Fred Pirkle (the inventor of the BBQ Guru-DigiQ II, etc) has passed away.

I knew him fairly well and was one of his first customers with his analog draft control system way back a bunch of years. I was on the Pro-Team at BBQ Guru for a few years and was allowed to test (and return) some of the new items as they were being manufactured.  I really liked Fred,our conversations, sometimes an hour or so long unveiled a very interested, driven person that wanted nothing but to be innovative and to make things that were very useful.   I will miss you Shotgun Fred.

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At our factory in Warminster, Pennsylvania, we develop and manufacture control devices for fuel cells, medical equipment, the process industry and personal cooling apparel for hospital operating rooms and other high heat situations.

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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 05:42:18 PM »
Finding offense where none is intended is a form of selfishness.

When facts change, I change my mind.  What do you do?

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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 11:08:42 PM »


Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies

R.I.P.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2012, 01:19:33 PM »
Warren Bruno - founder of Charlie's Favorite Uncle Rest Group - Aunt Charlies, Groundhog Tavern, Knickerbockers, Atkins Park, Mike and Angelos, Phoenix Brewing.... He brought Jager to Atlanta - for better or worse  ;)  RIP Warren and your legacy.

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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 07:48:22 PM »


Okay, okay..  I am way behind on this topic...

I hate it that one of our players went to the Good Side.

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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 02:53:41 PM »


Phyllis Diller, she made me laugh hard too many times. 

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died in her sleep at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/#ixzz247NAvWAb
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 04:50:18 PM »
Also, Scott McKenzie ('San Francisco, Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair') passed on over the weekend. Kinda makes me feel old.
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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2012, 03:44:05 PM »


Morgan Freeman is NOT dead...


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Re: R.I.P.
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012, 09:54:52 AM »


Sadly Andy Williams has passed away. 

His songs worked magic for me back in the day.

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Finding offense where none is intended is a form of selfishness.

When facts change, I change my mind.  What do you do?

It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools.

 

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