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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:30 pm

One has to compliment him on his fame, considering all he ever did (afaik) was to do oxi-clean comercials. A product which I have never actually seen in real life.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ~NoodleDemon~ on Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:01 am

Me neither, actually.

I've only ever seen Dr. Clean and Formula 409.

Wish they would get workin' on that Formula 410.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:32 am

OxiClean sells very well, actually, which is why he became so well-known. He also sold OrangeGlo wood polish, Mighty Putty, and many others. He had a show on Discovery Channel called "Pitchmen". Unlike the ShamWTF guy, he only endorsed and sold products which he tested himself and made sure they worked well. The ShamWTF, on the other hand, it basically a hyped-up towel that was advertised with a heavily cut-and-edited commercial to make it look like it could do things it really can't do. If Billy Mays was selling it, you could be sure it would do its job. (I've never used any of his products, but I've read and heard countless rave reviews. I've never heard anyone say his products didn't work well.)

I personally enjoyed his commercials and his TV show. I think Mays was a pretty divisive figure. Either you hated him and thought he was annoying, or you liked him a lot.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby TwistedSister on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:18 am

Fred Travalena (66) comedian.

Man!!! Must be planning a talent show in the after life.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby bacon on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:47 pm

Ubi sweetie, you might want to rethink this entire Aretha Franklin concert, it might get you a little bit too close to fame and we don't want to lose you!
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Ubi Dubium on Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:17 pm

The celebrities who are dropping dead with no warning all seem to be 50 years old (MJ and Billy Mays). I'm pretty sure Aretha is on the far side of that, and I haven't got there yet, so I think we should both be OK.

And Big Bird is 6 and Elmo is 3-1/2. They should be OK too.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby bacon on Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:15 pm

Ubi Dubium wrote:And Big Bird is 6


which reminds me, watch out that you don't catch bird flu from him while you're there
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby TwistedSister on Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:22 pm

Never mind that, watch out for the mad parrot around the forums, who knows what he's transmitting, being around Nef Yoo and all.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby bacon on Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:24 pm

neff-yoo flu?

oh no!
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:06 am

bacon wrote:neff-yoo flu?

oh no!


I think you've already got the first symptoms...look at the size of your hat!!!!
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:23 am

Bart, yer hat be burgeonin' on Aretha size... oi hopes it shure doesn't git no bigger!
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:49 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:And Big Bird is 6 and Elmo is 3-1/2. They should be OK too.


Actually, Big Bird is 40, and Elmo is either 37, or 24, depending on nomenclature. :twisted:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Capellini on Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:15 pm

Karl Malden
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Ubi Dubium on Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:23 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:
Ubi Dubium wrote:And Big Bird is 6 and Elmo is 3-1/2. They should be OK too.


Actually, Big Bird is 40, and Elmo is either 37, or 24, depending on nomenclature. :twisted:

Nah, Big bird is permanently 6. My sister got Elmo's age straight from Elmo. She works for PBS, and Elmo visited one day. She got her picture with him, and told him that she had been wanting to meet him since she started working there over five years ago. Elmo said "But Elmo's only three and a half!"

A couple weeks she got a picture with Josh Groban. Nice perks on that job!
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:29 pm

Capellini wrote:Karl Malden


I'll miss him. 97, though. Not fifty.
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