The "dead" thread

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by NZL Fan, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    RIP - Jack Palance - 87 - natural causes.

    Good knock 87, wouldn't be displeased at making it that far myself. Liked him in City slickers, and some of his earlier westerns, though he always said that most of the stuff he acted in was "garbage".

    Most younger people probably remember him for hosting "believe it, o.........r no......t"

    Apparently when he won his oscar in the early 1990's he got down and did a series of one handed push ups (he was in his early 70's) - that alone deserves some recognition!!

    “That’s nothing, really,†he said slyly. “As far as two-handed push-ups, you can do that all night, and it doesn’t make a difference whether she’s there or not.â€

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  3. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    man this sucks - when did this happen

    i like this man

    i remember when he did one armed push-ups on stage at the oscars, prolly just before that photo up top.....he was similar in appearance....old and should NOT be able to do one armed push-ups

    i was only like 10 but thought big deal u ole fool, who cant do that

    so i tried and failed and cried like a fool

    have looked up to him since, and looked out for his movies

    I still cant do one armed push-ups...i try atleast once a year....normally intoxicated at the time, but the big Jack Palance commentary comes out, when we all get on all 3's and try

    edit:: SERIOUSLY DUDE I JUST READ UR POST IN DETAIL...............i just hit reply immediately after seeing the thread title......after reading ur post more thouroughly..........i can concurr that Oscar moment 1 billion percent to the power of PALANCE!!!!!!
  4. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Truly sad news, as yet another great person slips on by...

    Here's that push up clip too fellas (it's bout 5m50s long and it's bout 2/3 way thru)

    Jack Palance Push Ups
  5. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Hey, nice find!

    Remember only the finest recently departed make the "dead thread"....... :D
  6. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    RIP - Maurice Floquet - 111 - died because he was bloody old!

    The fifth to last French world war one veteran, and at the time of his death (10th November) was the oldest living Frenchman, and oldest living man in Europe.

    He was the last man to be born in the year 1894.

    He was a top soldier, and was wounded twice during the great war. He himself was "in the wars" (bad pun I know) with a lump of rock embedded in his throat (an enemy soldier removed it to save his life), a grenade wounded his arm and head (a nurse used a piece of someone elses cartilage to patch up his noggen!), and one of his outer ears was blown off.

    In the footsteps of Palance old 'Morrie' deserves an honourable mention in this esteemed thread due to the fact that at the age of 110 he was still doing 20 minutes a day on an exercise bike! - Hell, he only retired in 1952!

  7. RIP A truly great and brave man.
  8. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    This guy had a good star, he started WWI in September 1914 ... He was already lucky to be alife in November 1918.
  9. RIP Puskas, one of the greatest footballers to have played the game.
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    RIP indeed, horrible end to his life for one of the greats, awesome goalscoring record and what a left peg.
  11. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest


    I remember watching a lot of football history doco's leading up to the world cup, and that Hungarian team really dominated for years until the West Germans upset them in the 1954 world cup final (with some luck).

    One of the best footballers ever.
  12. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

  13. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    In the TV news a few minutes were dedicated to comment his death. The weird thing was when they explained that he fled from the Hungarian dictature to Spain. But Spain at that time was also a dictature with prisoners camps treated almost as slaves... The difference was that the Real de Madrid was the beloved club of Spain dictator. The Real players already received a lot of money.

    Generally when someone dies the reports in the news trend to forget may details that could modify the global perception of the defunt.
  14. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    RIP - Geoff Griffin - 67 - died on 16th November.

    WHO you may well ask?? Griffin was a South African cricketer who played two tests in 1960. So what? Well two points of interest.

    1. Griffin was the first South African to snare a hat trick in a test match.

    2. In the same game he was called for "chucking" on 11 seperate occasions, thus ending his promising career (unlike for some other chuckers I could mention.......).

    This from cricinfo:

    Griffin's inclusion in South Africa's 1960 squad to tour England was controversial in itself. The vexed subject of illegal actions was high on the agenda - Ian Meckiff, Graham Rorke and Charlie Griffith were all under the spotlight - and Griffin had been called in domestic matches the previous winter. But tall, blond and fast, he headed the national averages in his second season with 35 wickets at 12.23 for Natal and could not be overlooked. He also suffered from a physical defect, having been handicapped by an accident when a schoolboy which left him unable to straighten his right arm fully..

    No tourist had been called for throwing in England up to then, but in the South Africans' early matches Griffin's bowling attracted muttering among the media. Ian Peebles, who sat side-on in the game against Essex, wrote that he was much perturbed by what he saw and that "there was something amiss." At Lord's in May, against MCC, Griffin was no-balled for throwing (in one instance he was called for throwing and dragging) and the genie was out of the bottle. At Trent Bridge a few days later Griffin was again called.

    The affable Griffin retreated to the internationally famous Alf Gover Indoor School in south-west London, where a three-day coaching session appeared to have ironed out the problem. Although Gover did his best, he later admitted that the arm was unquestionably bent.

    Griffin played in the first Test at Edgbaston, where there were again mumblings but no action. He cut down his speed, but his penetrativeness went with it. The only time he really opened up, late on the first day, the old problems appeared to return. At Southampton a week later, he was once again no-balled. It was to general surprise that he was named in the XI for the Lord's Test.

    What followed was a match of mixed fortunes for Griffin. On the plus side, he became the first South African to take a hat-trick in a Test. But that was scant consolation for the events that ended his Test career.

    In the third over of England's innings Griffin was no-balled by Frank Lee, who was standing at square leg, and after a break for rain, he was called again by Lee. Onlookers commented that while his action was suspect, there was no discernible difference between any of the deliveries. In all, Griffin was no-balled five times on the opening day.

    On the Friday (the second day) Griffin didn't bowl until the new ball was taken after lunch. He managed four deliveries before he was again no-balled in successive balls by Lee. The next delivery was fine according to Lee, but the hapless Griffin was called for dragging by Syd Buller at the bowler's end.

    In between these battles with the umpires, Griffin bowled well, giving the batsmen a real going-over. In the dying overs, Mike Smith chased a wide one from Griffin and was caught behind by John Waite for 99; the first ball of Griffin's next over bowled Peter Walker, and when Fred Trueman was bowled heaving, Grffin had his hat-trick, the first in a Test at Lord's.

    His euphoria was short-lived. South Africa were twice bowled out cheaply, and by 2.25pm on Monday (the fourth day) had lost by an innings. But with the Queen was due to visit Lord's at tea, both sides agreed to play a 20-over exhibition match. Griffin was brought on to bowl at the Pavilion End - where Lee was standing - but this time he fell foul of Buller. Buller watched the first ball from square leg, then ambled across to point, and, satisfied with what he had seen, called Griffin's next three half-paced deliveries as no-balls.

    Jackie McGlew, South Africa's captain, consulted with Buller who refused to compromise, merely suggesting that Griffin could finish the over bowling underarm. "What's going on?" McGlew said. "He's obviously not throwing ...he's bowling slowly." Buller replied that he had been instructed to apply international rules. He allowed the next - overarm - delivery as fair before again calling him for throwing. A disconsolate Griffin switched to underarm - and was promptly no-balled by Lee for not notifying him of his change of action. That was his final act as an international player.

    According to Griffin, after the match Don Bradman came into the South Africans' dressing-room to sympathise and told Griffin that Buller was acting under orders. Bradman claimed to have overheard Gubby Allen, the MCC president and a leading campaigner against chucking, instructing Buller to call Griffin out of the game.

    Perhaps the most damming evidence came from Gover. He explained that he had remedied the problem ahead of the first Test, but that Griffin's "consequent loss of pace at Birmingham made him ineffective. At Lord's he put all he could into his bowling and slipped out of the groove into which he had been put."

    Griffin received the full support of the South African management and remained with the tour, but did not bowl again. He played as a batsman, making one or two useful contributions from the No. 9 spot. He was widely praised for what The Cricketer described as "the superb manner in which he has taken this misfortune", and there is no question that his behaviour was always polite and measured.

    Griffin was contacted by a lawyer who offered to take the matter to court, free of charge. "You'll win hands down and end up a wealthy young man," he said. But Griffin declined. "I loved cricket too much to sully the great game further."


    He returned home and moved from Natal to Rhodesia, but within two years - and still only 23 years old - his career ended when he was repeatedly no-balled against North-Eastern Transvaal at Salisbury.
  15. ak47

    ak47 Guest


    my hungarian heritage always remind me of this era come world cup time - they havent been the same since :wah: :(
  16. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    RIP Keith
  17. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    RIP - Robert Altman - Director - Died November 20, 2006.

    Hollywood director died from complications due to cancer at age 81.

    Notable movies he directed included M.A.S.H, Gosford park, the Gingerbread man, The player and also crap like 'Popeye' starring Robin Williams.

  18. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest


    Age 71 - heart disease - Died December 12th, 2006.

    Probably best known for the role of Frank Barone in 'Everybody loves Raymond'.

    Half way through that series he had a heart attack on set (1999) - hence his poorly looking appearance after that event on subsequent series. Prior to starring in that show he suffered a stroke in 1990 that left him speechless for six months.

    Transpotters will also sight him in the classic movie "Taxi Driver" playing a cab driver opposite Robert De Niro.
  19. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Nobody added James Brown or Gerald Ford in this list?
  20. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    there was a thread on James Brown but Ford seems to have gone under the radar.
  21. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Was Away when Ford was announced dead, sad news to hear of any deaths around christmas... Never forget the Simpsons episode with Ford and Homer at the end, both the same person...
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