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2013-06-20 08:56:50 AM
So a business acted all busninessy? I for one am outraged.
 
2013-06-20 08:57:43 AM
Nothing like this has ever happened before in the history of human beings dying.
 
2013-06-20 08:58:21 AM

Wall_of_Doodoo: So a business acted all busninessy? I for one am outraged.


I know.  I'd write a letter, but then I'd have to pay the postal service, and I don't want them profiting off his death either.
 
2013-06-20 09:04:34 AM

RedPhoenix122: Wall_of_Doodoo: So a business acted all busninessy? I for one am outraged.

I know.  I'd write a letter, but then I'd have to pay the postal service, and I don't want them profiting off his death either.


That gives me an idea. A James Gandolfini stamp!
 
2013-06-20 09:25:19 AM
 DVDs often go out of stock when someone dies, and that's without blatantly whoring them out.
 
2013-06-20 09:28:36 AM
Tupac's mom unavailable for comment.
 
2013-06-20 09:30:36 AM
Why do I need to buy it?  I already know how it
 
2013-06-20 09:35:22 AM

"We're all saddened by the passing of James Ganolfini"


Did Amazon really misspell his last name or was that you, subby?

*RsTFA*

Just subby, then.
 
2013-06-20 09:35:55 AM
This is horrible. It is worst than raising the prices of their MP3s after a famous musician dies.
 
2013-06-20 09:38:36 AM
On the plus side, HBO adds the last 15 minutes of the series finale of "Six Feet Under"
 
2013-06-20 09:43:46 AM
Only managed to watch a bit of the first season and found the DVD's (and VHS if you can believe it) too expensive way back when. Would the series still stand up now? Or would it seem average because so many shows have caught up in quality since then?
 
2013-06-20 09:48:19 AM
He's dead?  Why didn't you say so?
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2013-06-20 09:48:38 AM

Decillion: Only managed to watch a bit of the first season and found the DVD's (and VHS if you can believe it) too expensive way back when. Would the series still stand up now? Or would it seem average because so many shows have caught up in quality since then?


Hah! I wish.

The show isn't that old, so it's still most likely culturally relevant. As far as quality, in my opinion, there isn't much on television that can compete with HBO's over-decade-old history of quality entertainment.

You might want to wait on buying it though, since I imagine there may be some price gouging at the moment. I think it may be available on hbogo.com, if you have a subscription to HBO.
 
2013-06-20 09:53:47 AM
Eh, I don't think it's all that bad.

If all the talk in the press about his work on The Sopranos prompts people who never watched the show to buy it and appreciate Gandolfini superb acting (among the best acting in TV history), as well as one of, if not the greatest TV show ever, is that such a bad thing?

Maybe this is cynical, but I hope the refreshed attention to the show finally gets HBO to release the whole series on Blu-ray.
 
2013-06-20 09:54:34 AM

Cythraul: Decillion: Only managed to watch a bit of the first season and found the DVD's (and VHS if you can believe it) too expensive way back when. Would the series still stand up now? Or would it seem average because so many shows have caught up in quality since then?

Hah! I wish.

The show isn't that old, so it's still most likely culturally relevant. As far as quality, in my opinion, there isn't much on television that can compete with HBO's over-decade-old history of quality entertainment.

You might want to wait on buying it though, since I imagine there may be some price gouging at the moment. I think it may be available on hbogo.com, if you have a subscription to HBO.


Agreed there are a few shows right now that are close to the awesomeness of what HBO was putting out in the late 90's early 2000's (Oz, Sopranos, Deadwood, The Wire). But a lot of shows that are trying to be the next thing just borrowed the superficial stuff figuring that by just having extra violence, swearing, nudity and surprise character deaths that is close enough. But for a lot of the current crop of cable dramas they haven't really figured out that it was more than just those things that made the shows I mentioned great, it was awesome writing and great characters.
 
2013-06-20 09:54:56 AM
He's dead Jim
 
2013-06-20 10:01:26 AM
The near emotional collapse of all the employees at the clinic I was working at following Michael Jackson's death prepared me for this. Before his death they had all stoically never mentioned anything about him or his music for the entirety of the time I was there but upon his death the floodgates of their deep all encompassing devotion to him gushed forth with near gnashing of teeth and wearing of sackcloth proportions..... for about 48 hours.

During that time I learned to never underestimate the deep sorrow that the death of someone who had done some stuff that people who they had never met had seen could cause.

The death of famous people and the way others react to it should always remind us that one day we too will experience the loss of someone who was in something that we liked at sometime. We should all focus our thoughts on the fact that these people we have such fond memories of and are vaguely aware that they are still doing something that we don't really like or care about may no longer be around to do additional stuff we aren't that interested in.

RIP Mr. Gandolfini and thank you for doing that thing we all really liked and all the subsequent stuff that made us all go "Hey, it's that guy who did that thing we all liked doing other stuff!".
 
2013-06-20 10:12:37 AM
Why when I have a username and password for HBO GO?
 
2013-06-20 10:21:39 AM

Profedius: Why when I have a username and password for HBO GO?


The funny thing is, when you type it here, it comes out like this:

**************

*********

Try it! Really cool!
 
2013-06-20 10:41:55 AM

Wall_of_Doodoo: So a business acted all busninessy? I for one am outraged.


There's a difference between profiting and profiteering.
 
2013-06-20 11:02:14 AM
I used to work at Blockbuster during rentals golden days and when an actor/director died that same day I had a section devoted to their movies with black paper on the shelves you know for mourning.

It was a sure fire way to get some rentals out of old core product
 
2013-06-20 11:09:15 AM
Yeah, I don't see the big deal: this is just what happens.
I was working at B&N when Kurt Vonnegut died, and we set up an endcap with all of our favorites books of his. Wasn't corprorate mandated, just what we decided. Things like this make people want to go back and re-discover an artist's work.
 
2013-06-20 11:22:57 AM
I have been DVR-ing reruns on HBO lately.   I watched the one last night where Christopher goes to rehab after an intervention.   When Tony stats telling him to shut up and listen to what people are saying, Christopher says "Oh Mr Type-A personality - you got something to say now?  You keep eating like you do and you'll be dead of a heat attack at 50.."

now that's good writing
 
2013-06-20 11:26:31 AM
a heat heart attack at 50.."

FTFM

cool typing bro
 
2013-06-20 12:15:10 PM

thornhill: Maybe this is cynical, but I hope the refreshed attention to the show finally gets HBO to release the whole series on Blu-ray.


this.
 
2013-06-20 01:01:07 PM
The article linked to a Taco Bell twitter post on MLK Jr. day that was supposedly tasteless, which I found hilarious. The outrage was way over the top. Why do people feel the need to deify a good person?
 
2013-06-20 01:17:16 PM
Yeah.. never seen this happen before...

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...oh, wait.
 
2013-06-20 01:43:29 PM
Fark.com "We're all saddened by the passing of James Ganolfini" Click these links now
 
2013-06-20 01:52:18 PM
what, the obvious tag was taking a nap?
 
2013-06-20 01:57:10 PM

SirTanon: Yeah.. never seen this happen before...

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...oh, wait.


shiat, it was impossible to find a copy of Springsteen's Born in the USA album in the weeks after 9/11 because people only listened to the chorus of the song, not the rest of it.

/or, they really liked Glory Days.
 
2013-06-20 03:37:49 PM
Subby FAIL

-1 point for you!
 
2013-06-20 03:55:17 PM

FirstNationalBastard: SirTanon: Yeah.. never seen this happen before...

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...oh, wait.

shiat, it was impossible to find a copy of Springsteen's Born in the USA album in the weeks after 9/11 because people only listened to the chorus of the song, not the rest of it.

/or, they really liked Glory Days.


Or I'm on Fire.

/Too soon?
 
2013-06-20 04:07:50 PM

Decillion: Profedius: Why when I have a username and password for HBO GO?

The funny thing is, when you type it here, it comes out like this:

**************

*********

Try it! Really cool!




I was born at night, but sadly for you it was not last night. :)
 
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