rip "Rowdy" Roddy Piper

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  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Sadness.
     
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  5. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    He was here to chew ass and kick bubblegum.

    RIP
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Who is he? I've never heard of him. Must not of been to importance or the media would have covered his demise.
     
  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    His death was noted by the bigtime TV announcers at both the baseball game I watched, and an Australian rules football match I caught briefly on late night cable
     
  9. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    You ain't from around here, are you?
     
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  10. rpenner Fully Wired Valued Senior Member

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    He just wants you to CONSUME and OBEY, how dare you question his nationality or the fact that he objects to you wearing sunglasses indoors.

    they live
     
  11. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Around where? I looked him up and found he was a glamor and glitz wrestler who wrestled his way to the top of the wrestling world. That's why I don't know him for I never watch the phony wrestling shows where its all an act and everything is contrived.
     
  12. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Perspective matters.
    Think of it as theater----------the ballet of the 250 pounders
    Then
    take the link in post #1
    and
    watch the movie
    and then
    you'll know more
     
  13. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks but I'll pass. I stopped watching that kind of "entertainment" over 40 years ago.
     
  14. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Ignorance is bliss?
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    JOSEPH CAMPBELL: If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
     
  15. Gorlitz Iron Man Registered Senior Member

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    Hey I'm sure I remember him as wrestler from the late 80's sort of period. Think he must have been quite famous around then.
     
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  17. Gorlitz Iron Man Registered Senior Member

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    Looking at that chart the only other name that rings a bell is Rick Astley, going back to school disco days of the 1980's! Seems awfully strange though to see him on a chart with Roddy Piper, can't think of a single possible thing they could have had in common.

    Nope tell a lie, it just occurred to me, I have heard of Bill Mumy as well, I'm sure he played lennier in Babylon 5, other than acting in Sci-fi still can't see how he relates to Roddy Piper either though. Seems like a bit of a weird fame comparison chart all round.
     
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  18. rpenner Fully Wired Valued Senior Member

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    They are all weakly famous people.

    Try adding your favorite famous scientist, minor city, US President or UK Prime Minister to compare relative "fame" (i.e. mentions in print)
     
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  19. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    I liked him in the movie They Live, I saw it years ago and I had no idea he was a wrestler or that he did any other acting.
     
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  20. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    It was on CNN.
    Great movie!
     
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  21. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I can't name anybody famous from this decade. Apparently Taylor Swift is a singer?

    On the other hand, Rowdy Roddy rang a bell because he was born just down the road from me.
     
  22. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    You were born on a road?

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