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Walking past the DVD display at Costco this evening, I saw the Michael Jackson film This Is It.

Not sure if it would have gone over better under the title That's All She Wrote.
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A while back I posted this story on the passing of another Wham-O toymaker.

This week we discovered that the actual inventor of the Frisbee, Walter Frederick Morrison, has died at 90.

And I suspect on a roof somewhere there will be much rejoicing as Mr. Morrison comes home. RIP.

(Thanks [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear for the news and link: Dogs are in mourning.)
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Zelda Rubinstein, the 4'3" actress best known for her role as the psychic Tangina Barrons in the 1982 film Poltergeist died today of natural causes at the age of 76.

She went into the light, Carol Ann.

RIP, Zelda.

(ganked from [livejournal.com profile] philbutrin)
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At the ballgame last night the announcer mentioned someone was from Blaine, WA (the little town at the Canadian border crossing of I-5).

Of course, the first thing that came to mind was "BLAINE? ... That's a major appliance, that's not a name!" (from Pretty In Pink, and yes, I know the spelling is not the same.)

RIP, John.
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You know I couldn't let all this recent celebrity death go by without at least one "bitchuary"....

Ganked from a comment [livejournal.com profile] fuzzed left in [livejournal.com profile] robearal's own bitchuary post.

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Charlton Heston has died at age 83. As [livejournal.com profile] trawnapanda points out over on soc.motss, we can now pry the gun from his cold, dead hands. ;-)
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Wham-O Toymaker Richard Knerr Dies at 82

Of course, one of Wham-O's best-known products is the Frisbee™. Do you suppose Mr. Knerr's soul went up on the roof and got stuck there?
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bitchuary [bich'-yoo-a-ree] n. an announcement of the death of a public figure, containing a remark that can be construed as humorously insensitive or uncomplimentary. [Cf. bitchy and obituary.]

Example:

Evel Knievel died today at the age of 69. Fans across the globe are launching motorcycles from ramps and crash-landing in his memory.

(Thanks [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear for the above example.)

See also this post.
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Marcel Marceau dies at 84

I heard that someone tried to hire a hit man to take out Marcel Marceau a while back, but no one would take the job. And why not?

Because... )

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