Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dngrsone, Jan 1, 2019.
Seems convenient to me, like the story will end with the small fish. And the victims won't be heard.
I have never been into conspiracy theories but I have to think something is very, very off and incredibly weird with this whole thing.
When I first saw that he was on suicide watch after an earlier attempt, I had to wonder how he was able to be successful. Somebody should be losing their job over this. Does not matter who he was or what he did or did not do, everybody deserves the same consideration if they are in some kind of custodial situation and have been placed on suicide watch. Otherwise, why bother having "suicide watch"?
When I first read this story I thought there was something off. It was from a different paper and apparently one person was hanging out the plane holding onto her while two others held that persons legs. My first thought was how do you orchestrate that in the split second she opened the door. Now that article says they held onto her for two minutes. Sorry but not a chance. The mention of the bottle of sleeping pills just makes it more suspicious. I hope the truth comes out RIP
Oh my goodness...my alerts just went crazy from all my local news sources: Peter Fonda has died.
Details are sketchy, but sister Jane Fonda has confirmed his death. He was 79. Update: cause of death was respiratory failure from lung cancer.
I had a serious schoolgirl crush on him after seeing Easy Rider...oh, those tight, black leather pants...
He was great (and crush worthy), I always looked him and his movies.
Rest In Peace, easy rider. Hug your dad for us.
Just saw the news about Peter Fonda, I think the last thing I saw him was wild hogs
It's a bad day for famous people.
Famous people who died on 8-16:
Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Rock Singer.
Babe Ruth (1895-1948) Baseball Player.
Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) Soul Singer.
Robert Johnson (1911-1938) Guitarist.
Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) Movie Actor.
Nusrat Fateh ali Khan (1948-1997) World Music Singer.
Idi Amin (1925-2003) Politician.
Bobby DeBarge (1956-1995) R&B Singer.
RIP Peter. Thanks for your part in Easy Rider
Richard Williams, the animator probably best known for his work on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and two "Pink Panther" films, has died at 86.
He was universally well-liked and shared his creative abilities and ideas with anyone willing to learn.
RIP, sir, and thanks for sharing your innovations and talents.
Some of my favorite films.
This article about Richard Williams' death, cites his daughter as saying he died from cancer, and it had been a swift illness.
RIP, Mr Williams, and thanks for your brilliant work.
Cedric Benson, who was a running back with the Chicago Bears and reached legendary status in college as a Texas Longhorn was killed in a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas. Mr. Benson was 36 years old.
RIP, Cedric, and thanks for entertaining football fans near and far.
The oldest living USC and LA Rams football player, Jim Hardy, died on August 16 at 96.
He was the MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1950.
He apparently died of natural causes.
This may be the outer perimeter for the thrust of this thread, but I think Mr. Haynes is worthy of a slot. For those who may be too young to remember, in 1989 he (and two others) managed to land a badly-stricken DC-10 and although many died, his actions saved 184 lives.
RIP, Al, and thanks for never giving up and fighting that jet all the way to the ground.
Former United Airlines pilot Al Haynes, who saved 184 lives during 1989 Iowa crash landing, has died
No, I think it's perfectly fine.
I remember that day really well, as my daughter and I had just gotten off a plane at LAX and that now-famous video of the crash was all over the news. When you see that video, you can't help but be amazed at the crews' skill, and that there weren't more fatalities.
RIP, Mr Haynes.
It took me a day to connect it, but I actually know one of the flight crew from UA232, she is engaged to a friend of mine. Small world, and all that.
Oh, wow. Small world indeed.
Jessi Combs female Auto racer holds title for being the fastest woman on Earth killed in incident yesterday.
Personally I didn't know of her
Rest in peace Ms. Combs
Jessi was only 36, what a shame. Her name is familiar to those who follow the automotive world. At least she died doing what she loved.
Here's a nice epitaph from R&T:
ETA: I did not recognize her name, but IMDb reminded me that Jessi filled in on Mythbusters while Kari Byron was on maternity leave. Now it's hitting me...
Oh, damn... Valerie Harper, famous for her role as Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died. She was 80.
The cause of death hasn't been released yet. I know she battled cancer, including brain cancer, but don't know if that played a part in her death.
Here's a much longer article.
RIP Valerie, and thanks for the great fun and happiness you brought so many of us.
RIP, Valerie. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. And say hi to Mary for us, too.
Still watch the Mary Tyler Moore show every chance I get, truly a great show, rest in peace Mrs Harper
In memory of those slain in Texas.