Posts Tagged: IN MEMORIAM

AWESOME DOGS

R.I.P. Giant George, The World’s Tallest Dog

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Last Friday, it was announced on Facebook that Giant George, the World's Tallest Dog, had passed away.

AWESOME DOGS

R.I.P. Boogie Butts, The Half-Marathon Dog

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Hug your dogs today, folks. And tell them about the legend of Boogie Butts.

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Butler Blue II Goes To Heaven, Tweets About It, Breaks Every Living Person’s Heart

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Butler Blue II, living mascot of the Butler Bulldogs, passed away on Tuesday. It's even sadder than it sounds.

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Jerry Buss, 1934-2013

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It came as a bit of a shock to most basketball fans that Los Angeles Lakers owner <a href=" http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/lakers/2013/02/15/los-angeles-lakers-jerry-buss-cancer-hospitalized/1922879/">Jerry Buss had been battling cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the past several months</a>, but some reports from his family indicated that he was “doing fine”.

IN MEMORIAM

Stan Musial, 1920-2013

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I’ve had Stan Musial: An American Life buried on my Amazon Wish List for longer than I can remember, beneath a neverending list of fitness equipment that I’m never going to buy and a growing pile of Blu Ray movies that I really don’t even want.

IN MEMORIAM

Earl Weaver, 1930-2013

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Earl Weaver wrapped up his Major League Baseball managing career in 1986, when I was just 7-years old and barely wise enough to know why that old man was screaming at the umpire and being ejected from the game.

IN MEMORIAM

Ernest Borgnine, 1917-2012… His Hairpiece Was 24.

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I won’t pretend to have a vast knowledge of Ernest Borgnine’s career.

DEATH

RIP Prince Harry The Pygmy Hippo, 2012-2012

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We’ve suffered an unusual string of celebrity deaths over the past two weeks, and things were getting pretty depressing.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

RIP Yoda, The World's Ugliest Dog 1997-2012

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I hate to bring such bad news this early in the day, but on Saturday, March 10, in the early hours of the morning, Yoda <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/15/yoda-obit-worlds-ugliest-dog_n_1346744.html">passed away at the tender age of 15</a>.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Joe Paterno, 1926-2012

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I hate writing obituaries and memoriam posts.

Football

Bubba Smith, 1945-2011: A Video Tribute

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Former NFL star and delightful comedic giant, Charles "Bubba" Smith was found dead in his Los Angeles home yesterday, apparently from natural causes.

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Robert “Tractor” Traylor, 1977-2011

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Former Michigan big man Robert “Tractor” Traylor suffered an apparent heart attack earlier today and was found dead in his apartment in Puerto Rico.

BRUCE COHEN

Academy responds to Haim snub with prickish form letter

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I try to keep my site a moral outrage and righteous indignation-free zone, but I can't keep from pointing out that the Academy are being huge dicks about this Corey Haim thing.

DEAD PEOPLE

Corey Haim snubbed in SAG Awards ‘In Memoriam’ tribute

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(I choose to remember Corey Haim the way he lived -- loosely related to <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/tag/greasy-sax-dude" target="_blank">Greasy Sax Dude</a>) There are snubs and there are snubs, but there's no bigger slap in the face for an actor than getting left off an "In Memoriam" montage the year you die.

IN MEMORIAM

George Steinbrenner: 1930-2010

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Legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away this morning after suffering a major heart attack.

IN MEMORIAM

Manute Bol, 1962-2010

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Former NBA center Manute Bol passed away Saturday from acute kidney failure and the rare skin disease, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

CELEBRITY DEATHS

Gary Coleman: 1968-2010

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Child actor and star of Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman passed away today at the age of 42 after complications from an intracranial hemorrhage.

DEAD PEOPLE

ACADEMY SNUBS DON LAFONTAINE

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One of the longest-running Oscar segments is "In Memoriam," during which the Academy honors the movie people who died that year.


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