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 Post subject: Re: No One Here Gets Out Alive - 2017
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:55 pm 
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Mitchell Flint, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot during World War II who later became a founding member of Israel’s legendary first fighter squadron and flew dozens of missions on behalf of the fledgling Jewish state during its 1948 War of Independence, died of natural causes on Saturday (September 16) at his home in Los Angeles.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:51 am 
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91...

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Hugh Hefner, American founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91.

Playboy Enterprises Inc said he passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles, from natural causes.

Hefner began publishing Playboy in his kitchen in 1953. It became the largest-selling men's magazine in the world, shifting seven million copies a month at its peak.

Cooper Hefner, his son, said he would be "greatly missed by many".

He paid tribute to his father's "exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer," and called him an advocate for free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.

Hefner's trailblazing magazine helped make nudity more acceptable in mainstream publications, despite emerging at a time when US states could legally ban contraceptives.

It also made him a multi-millionaire, spawning a business empire that included casinos and nightclubs.

The first edition featured a set of nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe originally shot for a 1949 calendar that Hefner had bought for $200.

The silk pyjama-clad mogul became famous for his hedonism, dating and marrying Playboy models, and throwing decadent parties at the luxurious Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.

Hugh Hefner - silk pyjamas and all - was a character who divided America.

Was he really the godfather of the sexual revolution, or just a dirty old man?

A louche purveyor of corrupting smut, or an enlightened publisher of contemporary literature?

Feminists, and others, accused him of reducing women to sexual objects - if not de facto prostitutes - at the Playboy mansion.

But then there was also his support for racial integration and gay rights, along with a hefty dollop of great writing and agenda-setting interviews.

In short, he was a character more complex than tabloid editors allowed.

And in terms of sexual mores his early permissiveness - daring or shocking depending on your taste - now seems, if not quite quaint, then certainly not unusual.

In that respect Hugh Hefner was ahead of his time, for good or ill.

He claimed to have slept with more than 1,000 women, and credited the impotence drug Viagra with maintaining his libido.

"I am a kid in a candy store," Hefner famously said. "I dreamed impossible dreams, and the dreams turned out beyond anything I could possibly imagine. I'm the luckiest cat on the planet."

From 2005-10, a reality TV show called "The Girls Next Door" showcased Hefner's libertine lifestyle - and the harem of young blonde women who shared it.

Friends of Hefner and former Playboy models have been paying tribute to him.

Pamela Anderson, who appeared on the cover of Playboy 15 times, said on Instagram: "You gave me my life... I'm in such deep shock."

Civil rights figure Rev Jesse Jackson tweeted: "Hugh Hefner was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. We shall never forget him."

In 2012, aged 86, Hefner married his third wife Crystal Harris - who was 60 years his junior.

Though critics saw Playboy as a byword for sleaze, its founder - who was born into a strict Methodist family - never shared that view.

"I've never thought of Playboy quite frankly as a sex magazine," Hefner told CNN in 2002. "I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient."

Hefner faced obscenity charges in 1963 for publishing and distributing Playboy, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

The magazine's most significant interviewees included civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, Beatle John Lennon, and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.

Its huge sales were certainly driven by glossy colour pictures of nude "playmates", but it also developed a reputation for fine writing, with Norman Mailer, Kingsley Amis, Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, Vladimir Nabokov, Margaret Atwood and Ray Bradbury among its contributors.

Their contributions allowed men to say they did not buy the magazine only for the pictures.

In the 1980s, competition from publications carrying more explicit photos saw Playboy's circulation decline, and Hefner himself suffered a stroke in 1985.

His daughter Christie took over Playboy Enterprises four years later, and Hefner retreated to his mansion, living with a bevy of women. Cooper Hefner took on a major role in the company in 2014 after Christie stepped down in 2009.

The magazine decided to scrap nudity in March 2016, but reversed its decision earlier this year.

A neighbour of Hefner's in August last year bought the Playboy mansion for $100m, but agreed Hefner could continue to live there until he died.

Born in 1926 in Chicago, Hefner served in the US Army in the mid-1940s. He graduated with a degree in psychology and worked as a copywriter for men's magazine Esquire before borrowing $8,000 to start Playboy in 1953.

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 Post subject: Re: No One Here Gets Out Alive - 2017
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:30 pm 
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The king of sloppy pussy. He must have had a doctor to hand making sure the girls were disease free. Died of old age.

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 Post subject: Re: No One Here Gets Out Alive - 2017
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:07 pm 
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Tom Petty has died:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/entertai ... conscious-

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Report: Tom Petty pulled off life support after being found unconscious
Petty was not breathing and was in full cardiac arrest

By Ken Haddad
Posted: 3:09 PM, October 02, 2017
Updated: 3:58 PM, October 02, 2017

DETROIT - Tom Petty was found unconscious Sunday night and was rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports Petty was not breathing and was in full cardiac arrest.

Petty was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support, TMZ reports.

TMZ reports Petty is brain dead and will be pulled off life support. Petty has not died, as of 4 p.m. Monday.

Petty, 66, is best known for being the lead singer of "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers," with several hits to his credit.

Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Petty was born and raised in Florida.

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I used to work with a guy (named Terry) that played football at the University of Florida. Terry is a BIG guy. He played lineman and was a bench warmer but loved playing the game. He told me an anecdote about when he was back in college that involved Tom Petty. Petty was born and grew up in Gainesville (where the U of F is) and briefly worked on the ground crew for the U of F. Petty also played with some local bands in the area. Through Petty being in this band he got to know some players on the football team and would hang out with them at times. Terry said that Petty was a skinny little shit that thought he was a smart aleck, but they tolerated him hanging around. One night when they were hanging out on the upper level porch/balcony of an apartment building drinking beers, Petty said something especially snarky. Terry took offense at it, grabbed Petty and dangled him off the balcony by his feet. :lol:

I loved Petty's music and his attitude to things.

I remember after 9/11, Petty and his band played in the 9/11 tribute/fundraiser.
Some of the presenters/announcers/bands made touchy-feely statements that I suspect were intended not to "provoke" anti-Islamic sentiment.
I think that the bands were told not to play anything militaristic.

Petty chose to play this:



Not militaristic....played it low key, but in his own way, he still chose to send a message. Tom did not back down.

RIP Tom.

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Seems to be some confusion about Tom Petty's death. New updates are claiming he is still clinging to life...

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rocker Tom Petty was reported on Monday to be clinging to life in a southern California hospital after conflicting reports that he had died.

CBS News, citing Los Angeles Police Department, had earlier reported that Petty, 66, had died. The LAPD later said on Twitter that it has “no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.”

Celebrity website TMZ.com, citing unidentified sources, reported later that Petty was not expected to live much longer but was “still clinging to life.”

Representatives for the singer did not return calls for comment or confirmation on Petty’s condition.

TMZ.com said earlier that Petty was rushed to hospital on Sunday night after being found unconscious, not breathing and in cardiac arrest. The website said he had been placed on life support, and that his family has a do not resuscitate order.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it had responded to a call in Malibu on Sunday and had transported a male to the hospital. A spokeswoman gave no further details.

Rock singer Petty, best known for hits like “Free Fallin,'” “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and “American Girl,” was on a 40th anniversary tour of the United States with his band The Heartbreakers, playing three dates in September at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peop ... SKCN1C72LY

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