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(TMZ)   Fans trying to rename Paul Walker's Death Street after the actor, and home and business owners object to the idea, though they admit it does sound like a cool movie title   (tmz.com) divider line 42
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2013-12-23 10:27:01 AM  
How about naming it after him without actually naming it after him? Would everybody be happy to call it Really Bad Driver Boulevard?
 
2013-12-23 10:35:41 AM  

EyeballKid: How about naming it after him without actually naming it after him? Would everybody be happy to call it Really Bad Driver Boulevard?

sould be named after the driver, give him something out of this anyways.
 
2013-12-23 10:40:57 AM  
Crispy and Burned Blvd?

/so so sorry.
 
2013-12-23 10:43:45 AM  
Why stop there?

Rename our toilets the Elvis, tuna sandwiches the Jimi Hendrix, and our closets the David Carradine.
 
2013-12-23 10:50:08 AM  
Well, Paul Walker did accomplish a great deal and contributed an awful lot to humanity.  Why not erect a 20-foot statue on the street in his honor?
 
2013-12-23 10:53:58 AM  
The actor objected to naming the street after him? That's a nice trick.
 
2013-12-23 10:56:49 AM  
Paul Walker Death Street is a cool name for a metal band I guess.
 
2013-12-23 11:03:33 AM  
How about naming the street, "Slow down, asshole" ?
 
2013-12-23 11:10:07 AM  
Crash & Burn Road?
 
2013-12-23 11:28:53 AM  
Kind of creepy, isn't it? Name a road after the guy who splattered himself on it? At the very least shouldn't they include the other guy. Call it "Paul Walker and The Other Guy Road"?
 
2013-12-23 11:32:59 AM  
I like "Death Street" itself.
 
2013-12-23 11:34:01 AM  
They have Paul Walker Memorial barbecue tongs on eBay.
 
2013-12-23 11:35:52 AM  
Why not just put up a giant memorial near the tree his friend wrapped him around?
 
2013-12-23 11:38:13 AM  
"Avoidable Accident Avenue"?

/wiped out via AAA...
//street-naming contest in progress?
 
2013-12-23 11:58:36 AM  
Porsche Bomb Lane?
 
2013-12-23 12:02:47 PM  
Singed Street
Burnt Boulevard
Accident Avenue
Pyre Parkway
Combustion Court
Heat Highway
Rapid Oxidation Road
Explosion Expressway
Poor Driving Drive
Smeared Pavement Place
Overrated Actor and His Overemphasized Death Way
 
2013-12-23 12:02:48 PM  
In 10 or 15 years people will ask who he is.
 
2013-12-23 12:09:16 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Why stop there?

Rename our toilets the Elvis, tuna sandwiches the Jimi Hendrix, and our closets the David Carradine.



Jimi Hendricks and tuna sandwiches?

I think you might be confused with Jim Morrison, who also died at 27 and was famously associated with toasted rye bread and bacon.
Unlike Mama Cass who drank herself to death.
 
2013-12-23 12:12:36 PM  
I really don't understand any part about this whole saga.  Why is he so beloved?
 
2013-12-23 12:19:00 PM  

WickerNipple: I really don't understand any part about this whole saga.  Why is he so beloved?


The conclusion that I've reached is that the F&F franchise is more embraced by youngsters than I realized and now I weep for humanity.
 
2013-12-23 12:26:48 PM  
Darwin Ave
 
2013-12-23 12:36:00 PM  

GungFu: TV's Vinnie: Why stop there?

Rename our toilets the Elvis, tuna sandwiches the Jimi Hendrix, and our closets the David Carradine.


Jimi Hendricks and tuna sandwiches?

I think you might be confused with Jim Morrison, who also died at 27 and was famously associated with toasted rye bread and bacon.
Unlike Mama Cass who drank herself to death.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Jimi_Hendrix

"Dannemann, the only eyewitness to Hendrix's final hours, said that sometime after 3 a.m., she prepared two tuna fish sandwiches for them."

Some say that part of the sammich came back up and contributed to his death.
 
2013-12-23 12:51:17 PM  
Lockheed did all their military aviation blackbox stuff @ the Skunk Works in Burbank(hence the plane-themed Big Box shopping center off I-5) & up there in Santa Clarita, that's why the "Death Street's" named for the Hercules transport plane, & the main drive after Kelly Johnson, the engineer from Michigan who founded the Skunk Works.  The locals won't go for it because the paperwork & stationery's expensive, nobody like lookie-loos. the 'Skunk Works' is of course was nicknamed for the Lil' Abner strip...what's really amazing is Al Capp has been dead 34 years & there's WAY more of him in the National Consciousness than Paul Walker
 
2013-12-23 12:54:01 PM  

groppet: In 10 or 15 years people will ask who he is.




You're being generous.
 
2013-12-23 01:01:10 PM  
You would think Paul Walker would have told his buddy to slow down when they were driving on Paul Walker's Death Street.
 
2013-12-23 01:22:11 PM  

TV's Vinnie: GungFu: TV's Vinnie: Why stop there?

Rename our toilets the Elvis, tuna sandwiches the Jimi Hendrix, and our closets the David Carradine.


Jimi Hendricks and tuna sandwiches?

I think you might be confused with Jim Morrison, who also died at 27 and was famously associated with toasted rye bread and bacon.
Unlike Mama Cass who drank herself to death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Jimi_Hendrix

"Dannemann, the only eyewitness to Hendrix's final hours, said that sometime after 3 a.m., she prepared two tuna fish sandwiches for them."

Some say that part of the sammich came back up and contributed to his death.


Some say he was murdered. Given he never drank wine but was found to have a large amount inside him. Jimi's Death Wine sounds better than Jimi's Tuna Sandwiches.
 
2013-12-23 01:51:57 PM  
Paul Walker is the new Zimmerman.

Drink!
 
2013-12-23 01:52:27 PM  
They should rename it Davis street in honor of all the lost Davis streets.
 
2013-12-23 02:00:32 PM  
Ryan Dunn Road
 
2013-12-23 02:06:19 PM  
Herpaderp Avenue.
 
2013-12-23 02:15:46 PM  

images.roadtrafficsigns.com

 
2013-12-23 03:23:43 PM  
How about: "Reduce Speed Ahead" Street. I mean, just because you have the car that can go fast, does not mean you should do so in a town. Going down the Highway in a Rural Area, is a much better idea if you want to test your care for what it can do.
 
2013-12-23 03:30:50 PM  
Don't rename the street, change the way "street" is spelled and pronounced.

Main Paul Walker is the best way to get downtown.
I live on Spring Paul Walker.
Don't go down Martin Luther King Paul Walker or you'll die.
 
2013-12-23 03:31:55 PM  
Death Street: The Street That Eats People.
 
2013-12-23 04:17:08 PM  
He was a popular actor, and seemed like a nice guy.  But why is this story still in the news?  Famous people die all the time, and their fans are saddened by the experience.  Why is this celebrity death getting so much coverage (other than the fact that he was still a young guy)?
 
2013-12-23 04:57:53 PM  
Why not open a memorial restaurant at the spot where he died?

Call it the Paul Walker Char Broil Meats and BBQ Shack.
 
2013-12-23 04:58:34 PM  
How about just creating a bronze likeness/memorial to Paul Walker at a nearby park or something? Surely no one would object to that...
 
2013-12-23 05:43:46 PM  

quizzical: He was a popular actor, and seemed like a nice guy.  But why is this story still in the news?  Famous people die all the time, and their fans are saddened by the experience.  Why is this celebrity death getting so much coverage (other than the fact that he was still a young guy)?


I think it's because he was wealthy, a celebrity, had good looks, charitable, occasionally a douche, not prone to drug use, perhaps a little of a wierd past, but otherwise a winnar at the American Dream (tm). I'll be honest, if I saw a headline that said Charlie Sheen had passed away, or Lindsay Lohan, or Christopher Lee, I would not be surprised as this is all "part of the plan" (to paraphrase a great villain), since that might be a reasonable consequence of drug use, reckless behavior, or advanced age.  (I know many die of those causes daily, and their lives are never put into the public space, but consider the fact that these are celebrities and by default are in the public eye).You'd probably see a few followup articles, but a shiatton of veteran celebritieshave passed away this year and received even less attention.

To me, it just seems that, the coincidence of dying in a sports car wreck after featuring in several racing movies, Walker wasn't someone in the public figure who seemed to be living the good life and was anywhere near dying soon, so that makes the news.

I'm trying to remember the last celebrity that passed away, I think it was Heath Ledger, when I saw similar coverage on the media/social networks and considered at that time "What makes him special?" At least compared to celebrities we sort of anticipated might be risking death (Winehouse, Lisa Robin Kelly, Roger Ebert (due to age/previous illness), etc.). At the end of the day, popularity drives media coverage, so as tragic as it is to have an actor eclipse a shaper of 20th Century policy like Mandella, I guess the market decides.

/still don't hate the dude for showing up every third thread - not his fault
//more Jennifer Lawrence threads always ok
///what is IN this cold medicine?
 
2013-12-23 08:52:23 PM  
heard that car cas ont designed to be driven off the racetrack.. Tragic, of course. but the driver's ego got the best of Senor Walker and his underage girlfriend
 
2013-12-23 08:55:37 PM  
"Quick and slightly annoyed...road"
 
2013-12-23 10:58:56 PM  
I'm opening a crematorium there.

Also a coal-fired pizza joint.

And a glass-blowing studio.

And a pottery kiln.

I will also put a mountain of doom there where halflings can dispose of their rings.

We will also have a hay ride and bonfire.

And don't forget the S'More pit.
 
2013-12-24 04:16:23 AM  
Screw that.  Just go the distance..."Walkerwood"...Hollywood is played out.
 
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