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(Deadline)   Suspense author Vince Flynn has died of prostate cancer. He was 47   (deadline.com) divider line 40
    More: Sad, Vince Flynn, political thriller, suspenses, CBS Films, ICM Partners, Chris Hemsworth  
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2013-06-19 10:05:10 PM  
Death trifecta in play?
 
2013-06-19 10:06:40 PM  
And that makes three.

James Gandolfini
Slim Whitman
This guy
 
2013-06-19 10:10:21 PM  
47 what?  47 WHAT! TELL ME DAMMIT!
 
2013-06-19 10:13:02 PM  
Damn. I really enjoyed the escapism of the Mitch Rapp books.
 
2013-06-19 10:14:09 PM  
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RIP

 
2013-06-19 10:17:45 PM  
mymovietime.net

RIP ADVANCED FLYNN
 
2013-06-19 10:19:02 PM  
Most of his stuff was ripped from the headlines, it seemed, but my favorite book, Term Limits, remains (unfortunately) a work of fiction.
 
2013-06-19 10:21:20 PM  
Prostate cancer. Ahh, yes. The disease guys get at least as often as women get breast cancer, more really, but that gets half the funding. Mortality rate is obviously higher for prostate cancer, but you don't see that in the media nearly as often.

http://o.dailycaller.com/thedailycall er/#!/entry/breast-cancer-receiv e s-much-more-research-funding-publicity -than-prostate,51a063e8da27f5d9d 0cd92a6/2

Oh well, guys are unimportant compared to the womyn according to feminists.
 
2013-06-19 10:25:06 PM  
Bitter party of one!
 
2013-06-19 10:27:31 PM  

inglixthemad: Prostate cancer. Ahh, yes. The disease guys get at least as often as women get breast cancer, more really, but that gets half the funding.


You sound butthurt :-)
 
2013-06-19 10:32:00 PM  

SithLord: And that makes three.

James Gandolfini
Slim Whitman
This guy



People always try to make the "celebrity deaths in threes" thing happen. Often times they stretch a bit.
 
2013-06-19 10:44:42 PM  
47? SPOILER
 
2013-06-19 10:47:30 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Damn. I really enjoyed the escapism of the Mitch Rapp books.


I think I've read the series 3 or 4 times now. Always a blast to read, even if you disagreed with some of the events in the books. I always enjoyed his new books after reading Brad Thor's newest a month before. RIP Vince, thanks for the entertainment.
 
2013-06-19 10:52:10 PM  

inglixthemad: Prostate cancer. Ahh, yes. The disease guys get at least as often as women get breast cancer, more really, but that gets half the funding. Mortality rate is obviously higher for prostate cancer, but you don't see that in the media nearly as often.

http://o.dailycaller.com/thedailycall er/#!/entry/breast-cancer-receiv e s-much-more-research-funding-publicity -than-prostate,51a063e8da27f5d9d 0cd92a6/2

Oh well, guys are unimportant compared to the womyn according to feminists.


I wear a ribbon on my prostate every day until a cure is found. It itches sometimes.
 
2013-06-19 10:54:40 PM  
Wasn't this the guy who you always know who the good guy is because they are either from Minnesota and/or a Republican?
 
2013-06-19 11:05:38 PM  
My ninth grade English teacher was named Vince Flynn. Ornery old veteran (IIRC) who threw backpacks at kids and swore like the senile old fart he was. Pretty cool dude, but seemed a little fake at times.

He hated this author with a passion.
 
2013-06-19 11:10:55 PM  

Daquin: Wasn't this the guy who you always know who the good guy is because they are either from Minnesota and/or a Republican?


That sums up his life work nicely. He aimed at the WND crowd.
 
2013-06-19 11:14:34 PM  
Oh, and ten days until Lohan hits 27.
 
2013-06-19 11:28:46 PM  
My dad has been battling prostate cancer for several years. He undergoes the first part of a cyber knife treatment next week and then radiation treatments after that. He's 76 years old. I'm thinking this is not going to be a good thing.
 
2013-06-19 11:43:45 PM  
OK guys... when's the last time you doctor shoved his finger up your ass? For the record, my doc is a small Asian female who's not bad looking, so I almost look forward to it... almost.
 
2013-06-19 11:56:54 PM  
I was diagnosed on my daughter's 6th birthday, at 44. I had the surgery and have been cancer free since. The ones you hear about dying young almost always had an aggressive form much earlier than normal, and didn't get checked until it was too late. It's not a finger up the arse, it's a blood test.

Rant off, soapbox put away(until next time)
 
2013-06-20 12:01:18 AM  

wildcardjack: Daquin: Wasn't this the guy who you always know who the good guy is because they are either from Minnesota and/or a Republican?

That sums up his life work nicely. He aimed at the WND crowd.


Well, then, it's obvious - 0bummer had him whacked for getting too close to the truth.

/study it out
 
2013-06-20 12:07:55 AM  

dukesboy: I was diagnosed on my daughter's 6th birthday, at 44. I had the surgery and have been cancer free since. The ones you hear about dying young almost always had an aggressive form much earlier than normal, and didn't get checked until it was too late. It's not a finger up the arse, it's a blood test.

Rant off, soapbox put away(until next time)


I asked my doctor for a blood test (Okay, begged for one.  He has big hands).
He said the test can be misleading and the finger is more conclusive.
 
2013-06-20 12:38:06 AM  
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RIP @47
 
2013-06-20 01:04:18 AM  

dukesboy: I was diagnosed on my daughter's 6th birthday, at 44. I had the surgery and have been cancer free since. The ones you hear about dying young almost always had an aggressive form much earlier than normal, and didn't get checked until it was too late. It's not a finger up the arse, it's a blood test.

Rant off, soapbox put away(until next time)


vladimpaler: dukesboy: I was diagnosed on my daughter's 6th birthday, at 44. I had the surgery and have been cancer free since. The ones you hear about dying young almost always had an aggressive form much earlier than normal, and didn't get checked until it was too late. It's not a finger up the arse, it's a blood test.

Rant off, soapbox put away(until next time)

I asked my doctor for a blood test (Okay, begged for one.  He has big hands).
He said the test can be misleading and the finger is more conclusive.


The jury is out on the PSA. It almost certainly over diagnoses prostate cancer, and some doctors make the argument that the morbidity associated with the false positives (worry, further workup, up to possible surgery when nothing was wrong) outweighs the benefit of detecting a few more cases early. I think that decision is ultimately best left to the patient, but how do you respond to, "We have a test that can detect this early enough to save your life. However, it can be wrong, and you can wind up impotent from the treatment"?

Digital rectal exam misses a bunch of cancer though - you can't feel the entire prostate. Also, if you do feel a nodule, you may have already missed the boat on curing it.

We don't have good screening for this. Sorry gents.
 
2013-06-20 01:56:00 AM  
Dammit- who will Glenn Beck have as a guest on his show next month NOW?
 
2013-06-20 02:16:06 AM  

JJRRutgers: 47 what?  47 WHAT! TELL ME DAMMIT!


In a row.
 
2013-06-20 02:21:16 AM  

Daquin: Wasn't this the guy who you always know who the good guy is because they are either from Minnesota and/or a Republican?


I thought that was Brad (Scott Harvath, Olympic caliber skier, black belt, deadly with any weapon and in possession of an eidetic memory shook his head ruefully at how naive liberals feel about Islam) Thor
 
2013-06-20 02:32:15 AM  
My Dick is going to get my in Trouble: Extreme Edition.
 
2013-06-20 02:33:17 AM  
Thank you for the Mitch Rapp series, and thank you especially for Term Limits. RIP
 
2013-06-20 03:10:59 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: My ninth grade English teacher was named Vince Flynn. Ornery old veteran (IIRC) who threw backpacks at kids and swore like the senile old fart he was. Pretty cool dude, but seemed a little fake at times.

He hated this author with a passion.


"Why should I change MY name? HE'S the one that sucks."
 
2013-06-20 03:40:38 AM  
It's a shame, Olympus Has Fallen was created from the wreckage of his rights deal.  They lifted soooooooo many things from his books that you knew the major plot sequences before they happened.

HOLLYWOOD KILLED VINCE FLYNN!!!!11
 
2013-06-20 03:52:36 AM  
 
2013-06-20 08:10:33 AM  
NO! He is one of my all time favorites. After Clancy went all weird, I started reading his books and loved them.

inglixthemad: Prostate cancer. Ahh, yes. The disease guys get at least as often as women get breast cancer, more really, but that gets half the funding. Mortality rate is obviously higher for prostate cancer, but you don't see that in the media nearly as often.

http://o.dailycaller.com/thedailycall er/#!/entry/breast-cancer-receiv e s-much-more-research-funding-publicity -than-prostate,51a063e8da27f5d9d 0cd92a6/2

Oh well, guys are unimportant compared to the womyn according to feminists.


Here is a cause you can get behind  http://www.pintsforprostates.org/
 
2013-06-20 09:20:37 AM  

wildcardjack: Oh, and ten days until Lohan hits 27.


This bears watching...
 
2013-06-20 09:39:31 AM  
Ugh, and two more shiatty "Amurka fark yeah" writers who know as much about actual military engagements and international diplomacy as they know about writing fiction will take his place.


/I read a lot of this shiat at my job.
/Brad Thor's stuff is even dumber than Vince Flynn's, if you can imagine.
 
2013-06-20 10:09:42 AM  

EyeballKid: Ugh, and two more shiatty "Amurka fark yeah" writers who know as much about actual military engagements and international diplomacy as they know about writing fiction will take his place.


/I read a lot of this shiat at my job.
/Brad Thor's stuff is even dumber than Vince Flynn's, if you can imagine.


Sounds like "jealous bad writer who couldn't get anything published on his own and now can only rip on those that do" syndrome"? Or "I can write better than that hack" syndrome? Can't figure out which one or both?

He was a great writer and that wrote good books and I don't care what his political affiliations were or what news shows he went on... not that hyper biased.

Six fingered man put it the best


Damn. I really enjoyed the escapism of the Mitch Rapp books.

And that is all one can ask from a writer.

Young too and that frightens me c... close to his age.
 
2013-06-20 10:50:30 AM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Damn. I really enjoyed the escapism of the Mitch Rapp books.


MrHappyRotter: Bitter party of one!


No, there are at least 3 of us....
 
2013-06-20 11:20:43 AM  
I used to listen to the Garage Logic show all the time when I lived in Minneapolis.  Joe Soucheray was one of the people that helped launch Vince Flynn's career, and as a result, Joe always got the first interview when a new book came out.  Didn't matter how long the line was, or whose name was on it, Joe was always first.  In a couple of the Rapp books, there is a mention of Irene Kennedy's neighbor; a Mr. Soucheray that lives down the street. He's a quirky Frenchman who likes to tinker in his garage.  That character was Vince's way of writing Joe in to the story.

I remember when Term Limits Came out and Vince was selling it out of his trunk between bartending gigs.  I have my autographed copy of that book sitting on a shelf, and have probably purchased 20 others as gifts for friends.  Of all of them, it remains my favorite, and even though I'd see any one of them as a movie, it's always been my hope that this one would be the first - then go back and do American Assassin to introduce Mitch Rapp.

Joe and Rookie did a nice job yesterday handling it on the show.  There's a link to the audio under the main banner on this page if you have the time:  http://www.1500espn.com/shows/garagelogic
 
2013-06-20 01:25:39 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: The jury is out on the PSA. It almost certainly over diagnoses prostate cancer, and some doctors make the argument that the morbidity associated with the false positives (worry, further workup, up to possible surgery when nothing was wrong) outweighs the benefit of detecting a few more cases early. I think that decision is ultimately best left to the patient, but how do you respond to, "We have a test that can detect this early enough to save your life. However, it can be wrong, and you can wind up impotent from the treatment"?

Digital rectal exam misses a bunch of cancer though - you can't feel the entire prostate. Also, if you do feel a nodule, you may have already missed the boat on curing it.

We don't have good screening for this. Sorry gents.


PSA is strictly a screening test, not a diagnostic tool.  The only fool proof diagnostic tool is a biopsy.  Anyone looking to treat you based on PSA results alone should be sued.

PSA is an okay tool for screening low-grade disease, the big problem being false positives like mentioned above.  It tends to work better over time to iron out those false positive results.  Knowing the percentage of free PSA helps interpret these results as well.

What we really need is a decent screening tool for faster growing prostate cancers that likely killed Vince (47 is way, way young for this disease, unless he had a significant family history, smoked like a chimney, etc.)  PSA is good at getting the slower growing tumors before they get outside the capsule and make all sort of problems.

Anyone looking to put a finger up your pooper alone is an idiot, or is way past their retirement date.  Really all you should need is PSA and biopsy.
 
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