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(First Coast News)   Slim Whitman dead at 90. That's more than Elvis and the Beatles   (firstcoastnews.com) divider line 73
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2013-06-19 07:26:46 AM  
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ACK! ACK-ACK-ACK!*

*Good
 
2013-06-19 07:47:09 AM  
K-Tel Records is sponsoring the funeral, and you can get the complete service for the incredibly low price of 19.95 for albums, 23.95 for cassettes, and 28.99 for CDs*.

*Must be over 18 to attend.
 
2013-06-19 07:57:12 AM  
Came for the Mars Attacks reference, leaving with my head asplodin'...
 
2013-06-19 12:33:47 PM  
He's gone now to join Boxcar Willie in that Great Record Bin in the Sky.
 
2013-06-19 12:36:32 PM  
Thought he died 20 years ago.
 
2013-06-19 12:37:17 PM  
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RIP Slim Pickens
 
2013-06-19 12:38:25 PM  
Best use of a Slim Whitman tune in film (NSFW)...
 
2013-06-19 12:39:09 PM  
He rocks a dickie like nobody's business.
 
2013-06-19 12:41:01 PM  
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RIP Slim Goodbody
 
2013-06-19 12:43:06 PM  
My wife put on her brand new hairnet.
 
2013-06-19 12:44:35 PM  

Therion: He's gone now to join Boxcar Willie in that Great Record Bin in the Sky.


I thought you got Boxcar Willie through Hobo Hygiene.
 
2013-06-19 12:45:07 PM  

gopher321


Came for the Mars Attacks reference, leaving with my head asplodin'...


Pseudo-philosophical question about that: should Slim have been offended that his music was portrayed as making alien heads explode or should he have been happy that he contributed so much to saving the world? I suppose it could have been both.
 
2013-06-19 12:45:44 PM  
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RIP Dick Whitman
 
2013-06-19 12:49:09 PM  

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RIP Slim Goodbody


brave and true
a man of health
a hero who
leads his team at Body Control
nutrition's his mission
good health's his goal

(sic - that just came back to me after decades of suppressing it.  Thanks a lot.)
 
2013-06-19 12:49:35 PM  
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RIP
 
2013-06-19 12:49:45 PM  
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I shall watch this movie scene in sadness tonight.
(No, I won't. I'll be LOLing all over the floor again.)
 
2013-06-19 12:50:06 PM  
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He looks pretty good for 90 years old.
I take it that the local news station used a fairly current photograph of him.
 
2013-06-19 12:53:52 PM  
Now they have the chance (again) to make this a duet:

Andy Kaufman sings "Rosemarie" on Letterman  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_47Xl4A98OU
 
2013-06-19 12:56:59 PM  
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2013-06-19 01:01:02 PM  
Weird. I just watched this episode of Sports Night last night.

Casey: I think it is Whitman.
Dana: OK.
Isaac: It's not Whitman.
Casey: I think it is.
Isaac: It's not  Walt Whitman.
Casey: Well, I'm saying I think it's  Slim Whitman.
 
2013-06-19 01:03:47 PM  
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My yodel is my safe word.
 
2013-06-19 01:07:51 PM  
Dang, couldn't find a pic of Joe Flaherty playing Slim Whitman, fail at google-fu
 
2013-06-19 01:09:24 PM  
How long til hipsters take up yodeling?
 
2013-06-19 01:09:47 PM  
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Coincidence?
 
2013-06-19 01:09:59 PM  
Well, he was quite the dapper looking fellow back in the day.
 
2013-06-19 01:11:49 PM  

weirdneighbour: Dang, couldn't find a pic of Joe Flaherty playing Slim Whitman, fail at google-fu


Here's a clip.
 
2013-06-19 01:13:30 PM  
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RIP Slim Jim
 
2013-06-19 01:15:33 PM  
"What does Reincarnation mean?"
A cowpoke asked his friend.
His pal replied, "It happens when
Yer life has reached its end.
They comb yer hair, and warsh yer neck,
And clean yer fingernails,
And lay you in a padded box
Away from life's travails."

"The box and you goes in a hole,
That's been dug into the ground.
Reincarnation starts in when
Yore planted 'neath a mound.
Them clods melt down, just like yer box,
And you who is inside.
And then yore just beginnin' on
Yer transformation ride."

"In a while, the grass'll grow
Upon yer rendered mound.
Till some day on yer moldered grave
A lonely flower is found.
And say a hoss should wander by
And graze upon this flower
That once wuz you, but now's become
Yer vegetative bower."

"The posy that the hoss done ate
Up, with his other feed,
Makes bone, and fat, and muscle
Essential to the steed,
But some is left that he can't use
And so it passes through,
And finally lays upon the ground
This thing, that once wuz you."

"Then say, by chance, I wanders by
And sees this upon the ground,
And I ponders, and I wonders at,
This object that I found.
I thinks of reincarnation,
Of life and death, and such,
And come away concludin': 'Slim,
You ain't changed, all that much.'"
 
2013-06-19 01:16:58 PM  
 
2013-06-19 01:19:23 PM  
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RIP: Amarillo Slim
 
2013-06-19 01:20:56 PM  

timharrod: weirdneighbour: Dang, couldn't find a pic of Joe Flaherty playing Slim Whitman, fail at google-fu

Here's a clip.


Ha, even better
 
2013-06-19 01:22:05 PM  
My father bought me a Slim Whitman album when I was a kid as a joke so that I would listen to "real music" rather than "that punky crap you are always blasting."   He knew I loved the movie Rose Marie.

I loved that record and god help me I love musical movies featuring the Canadian Mounties.
 
2013-06-19 01:31:29 PM  
RIP Meg Whitman
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2013-06-19 01:32:55 PM  
RIP Mae Whitman HER?
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2013-06-19 01:33:23 PM  
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RIP Slim Shady
 
2013-06-19 01:35:51 PM  

brap: My father bought me a Slim Whitman album when I was a kid as a joke so that I would listen to "real music" rather than "that punky crap you are always blasting."   He knew I loved the movie Rose Marie.

I loved that record and god help me I love musical movies featuring the Canadian Mounties.


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Jeanette, I feel a song swelling in my heart!

And I feel a dong swelling in your pants! Dome it & spelunk me, Dudley Screw-right!
 
2013-06-19 01:42:08 PM  
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RIP Charles Whitman



Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was?  None of you dumb a---- know?
 
2013-06-19 01:53:14 PM  

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RIP Charles Whitman

Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was?  None of you dumb a---- know?



Yeah, he's the loser that climbed the tower at UT in Austin and shot several people.
 
2013-06-19 01:54:07 PM  
MizzouGuy:

Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was?  None of you dumb a---- know?

Sir, he was that guy who shot all those people from that tower in Austin, Texas, sir!
 
2013-06-19 01:55:04 PM  
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RIP
 
2013-06-19 01:58:14 PM  

steverockson: MizzouGuy: Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was?  None of you dumb a---- know?

Yeah, he's the loser that climbed the tower at UT in Austin and shot several people.


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This town has always had its share of crazies. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
 
2013-06-19 02:09:16 PM  
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RIP Slim WhiteMan
 
2013-06-19 02:17:56 PM  
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R.I.P. CARLOS SLIM
 
2013-06-19 02:55:31 PM  
his appearance with Andy Kaufman on "The Midnight Special" in the early 80's remains priceless. He edifies Andy on his singing style by explaining "It's a falsetta, somethin' I've perfected throughout the years". Slim then lipsynchs his way through one of his songs while Andy looks on with the same wide-eyed wonder of a child who wakes up in the middle of the night to find Santa Claus placing gifts beneath the Christmas tree.
 
2013-06-19 03:00:48 PM  
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RIP Whit
 
2013-06-19 03:04:59 PM  
Goodnight, Geddy Lee's vocal coach.
 
2013-06-19 03:07:40 PM  
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I think it must be my music.
 
2013-06-19 03:35:17 PM  
"There's no use crying over Slim Whitman!"
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2013-06-19 03:42:03 PM  

buckeyebrain: MizzouGuy:

Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was?  None of you dumb a---- know?

Sir, he was that guy who shot all those people from that tower in Austin, Texas, sir!


Outstanding, private! Do you know where he learned to shoot?
 
2013-06-19 03:52:39 PM  

Fano: buckeyebrain: MizzouGuy:

Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was?  None of you dumb a---- know?

Sir, he was that guy who shot all those people from that tower in Austin, Texas, sir!

Outstanding, private! Do you know where he learned to shoot?


Sir, in the Marines, sir!
 
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