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anglagard
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Message 151 of 226 (546713)
02-13-2010 2:19 AM
Reply to: Message 150 by xongsmith
02-12-2010 11:50 PM


Re: Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!!!!
I was going to wish my 7th Day Adventist worker happy Darwin's Birthday but he would have likely been angry for a week at least.


The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
— Salman Rushdie

This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen


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onifre
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Message 152 of 226 (547991)
02-24-2010 5:05 PM


Mitch Hedberg
Happy B-Day, Mitch (February 24, 1968 - March 29, 2005)

Great comic, nice guy, meet him a few times. Miss his comedy a lot.

- Oni


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Percy
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Message 153 of 226 (547994)
02-24-2010 5:23 PM
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02-24-2010 5:05 PM


Re: Mitch Hedberg
For several years I would occasionally wonder, "What the heck happened to Mitch Hedberg?" then I found out a few months he was dead. So what the heck happened?

--Percy


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Message 154 of 226 (547995)
02-24-2010 5:48 PM
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02-24-2010 5:23 PM


Re: Mitch Hedberg
For several years I would occasionally wonder, "What the heck happened to Mitch Hedberg?" then I found out a few months he was dead. So what the heck happened?

I heard he overdosed on cocaine and heroin maybe exacerbated by a heart condition.

ABE:

quote:
Death
Hedberg was known to be a drug user, referring to it in some of his jokes ("I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too"). Hedberg was arrested in Austin, Texas, in May 2003 for possession of heroin.[1] On March 30, 2005, Hedberg was found dead in a hotel room in Livingston, New Jersey.[10] Hedberg was born with a heart defect for which he received extensive treatment as a child.[1][11] It was initially speculated that this condition may have played a part in his death. The New Jersey medical examiner's office reported "multiple drug toxicity", in the form of a cocaine and heroin "speedball", as the official cause of death.[1] His funeral was held at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Church in Minnesota.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_hedburg#Death

Edited by Catholic Scientist, : No reason given.


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onifre
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Message 155 of 226 (547998)
02-24-2010 6:03 PM
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02-24-2010 5:23 PM


Re: Mitch Hedberg
So what the heck happened?

Like CS's link shows, he was allegedly "speedballing" and OD'd. I've seen his widow around at clubs (she still performs) and she said he was just depressed at the time, club owners were getting upset with him for being intoxicated on stage and he was having trouble getting rebooked. Plus the arrest and other charges affected him too. He was mentally not well.

I heard from several club owners that on more than a few occasions he would be so drunk he would just lay down on stage and mubble his set. Which, if you've seen Mitch before, he kinda mubbles anyway. Colleges was the only thing keeping him in the mainstream, plus his appreance on That 70's Show and in the movie Lords of Dog Town also gaving appeal to a college crowd.

He was a cool cool guy, and you'll hear that from anyone who has meet or worked with him. It really hit the comedy world hard when he passed away. When someone that nice and that humble of a person is lost it really sucks for a while.

- Oni


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 156 of 226 (561420)
05-20-2010 1:42 PM


Percy?
Up there, it says:

"Happy Birthday: Percy"

I guess it is your birthday today, Percy.

HAPPY BIRFFDAY!

Thanks for making the best discussion forum on these internets!

How old are you?

I'll actually be 29 this Saturday.


  
AZPaul3
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Message 157 of 226 (561445)
05-20-2010 3:25 PM


Congrats, Oh Fearless Leader.

Even though you may be a youngun you must be prematurely gray from running this shop!

Thank you.


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Huntard
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Message 158 of 226 (561448)
05-20-2010 3:41 PM
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05-20-2010 3:25 PM


AZPaul3 writes:

Even though you may be a youngun...


Youngun? I though he was old!

Anyway, happy birthday Percy!


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AZPaul3
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Message 159 of 226 (561449)
05-20-2010 3:48 PM
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05-20-2010 3:41 PM


Youngun? I though he was old!

Compared to you, maybe. But some of us ...

let's just say we've "seen a lot."


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Percy
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Message 160 of 226 (561462)
05-20-2010 5:03 PM


Thanks, everyone!
My grandson thinks I'm very old, but it ain't so, though I posted this back in 2003 when Caligula mentioned his girlfriend's upcoming 17th birthday:

Percy writes:

I still remember the last time I celebrated a girlfriend's 17th birthday. I gave her a necklace of saber tooth tiger teeth, and we rode mastodons in the park.

Having a wonderful day so far!

--Percy


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Message 161 of 226 (561466)
05-20-2010 5:14 PM
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05-20-2010 5:03 PM


Re: Thanks, everyone!
Do you have a myspace or facebook?

If so, can we be friends?

I can email you a link to either of mine. I promise not to share yours anywhere.


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Percy
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Message 162 of 226 (561469)
05-20-2010 5:58 PM
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05-20-2010 5:14 PM


Re: Thanks, everyone!
No, sorry, no Facebook. I'm on LinkedIn, but I'm not active there at all.

--Percy


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Straggler
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Message 163 of 226 (561476)
05-20-2010 6:57 PM
Reply to: Message 160 by Percy
05-20-2010 5:03 PM


Re: Thanks, everyone!
Happy Birthday to you for the next 5 minutes.

Having a wonderful day so far!

Good for you. And you still found time to tune in and moderate us unruly lot.

I will be 38 in 5 mins time. YIPES!


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AZPaul3
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Message 164 of 226 (561481)
05-20-2010 8:04 PM
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05-20-2010 6:57 PM


Re: Thanks, everyone!
I will be 38 in 5 mins time.

Then Happy Birthday to you as well. And, here, have few on me.

(_)? (_)? (_)?

Cheers!


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dronestar
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Message 165 of 226 (561554)
05-21-2010 9:36 AM
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05-20-2010 6:57 PM


Re: Thanks, everyone!
Strag,

A gorilla-gram has been sent to your office to wish you a happy birthday. Warning, it may be wearing provocative safari-wear.

Err Straggler, . . . please control yourself.

d


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