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(Detroit Free Press)   Football legend Alex Karras has gone into kidney failure. Mongo only pawn in game of life   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Alex Karras, Mongo, Detroit Lions, kidney failure, Tom Lewand, legends, football, Susan Clark  
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2012-10-09 11:49:18 AM  
2 votes:

Pixiest: Why let him suffer?

We should probably just shoot him.

No,No don't shoot him. You'll just make him angry.
2012-10-09 12:42:51 AM  
2 votes:

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Now I'm feeling bad for Mr. Karras AND the horse.

Kind of interesting to see in that GIF that the guy pulls the reins on the right JUST before Karras would have connected. Some nice horse work there.
2012-10-09 12:36:51 AM  
2 votes:
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Goodnight Mongo

2012-10-09 12:19:15 AM  
2 votes:
Well, f*ck! That makes me really sad. I didn't watch him much as a football player, but I enjoyed seeing him in "Blazing Saddles" and "Victor/Victoria", as well as George Papadopoulos on "Webster". :-(
2012-10-09 11:24:46 PM  
1 vote:

lohphat: chemrebel: My 72 yo mother-in-law has been on dialysis for 4 years now (ESRD) and has just decided to stop, as her body can't tolerate it anymore. After reading how hospice goes and seeing two completely different perspectives here, I'm hoping she goes peacefully.

I just watched my friend die in hospice so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

No, seriously.

The last few hours of life are not pretty. Fluids you've not seen before, sounds you've not heard before. A "natural death" is anything but humane. We do better to our pets.

Yes, we do. Makes one wonder why we can't treat our own species as compassionately.
2012-10-09 11:47:35 AM  
1 vote:

Pixiest: Why let him suffer?

We should probably just shoot him.

because we as a society have some kind of hangup about it. be it religious or whatever. that keeps us from allowing assisted suicides. which is absolutely horrible and cruel. there's not going to be some miracle happen people. death is coming and if you can ease someone's passing then you should be obligated to do so imo. it's the only humane thing to do.
2012-10-09 08:31:47 AM  
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2012-10-09 04:05:16 AM  
1 vote:
My sister is on Dialysis, and has been since ten-years-old.

She's got a farktacularly rare form of kidney disease called 'Nephrodic Syndrome'.

Turned into ESRD at 17 after a transplant from my dad went bad.

77? "Too soon" you say?

She's 27 now, and everyday that she's alive she fights for more, still active and functioning... knowing it could be gone 'too soon'.

/Gary Coleman and here were only two of just over 200 on 'Cyclosporidian' - a drug which prolonged their lives at the cost of their 'adulthoods'. You will NEVER be as strong as these people, Hell, I'm the ex-bar-brawler in the family, and she's INFINITELY more of a proper Kill-'Em-All-eat-their-flesh-and-spit-blood-at-their-widows Viking than I am.

Kidney failure is the singular most painful way to go through life, or face its end.

//DONATE YOUR FARKIN' ORGANS, GODDAMMIT! She's going to get MINE (what I'll go through: bone biopsy, tissue biopsy, slashing my side open (AWAKE!) and making sure my peritoneal cavity is healthy, no food for a week, cigarettes for six or alcohol for the same) when they say she's 'proved' herself after transplanted organ loss that wasn't her fault. Have I mentioned I love my sister more than life itself, to face a not-small (15%) chance of death itself?
///She's a badass... what more can I say?
////National Kidney Foundation. Donate money, time or effort. I have, and do, when they have drives. Even though I'm the biggest misanthrope you'll ever meet...
2012-10-09 02:31:16 AM  
1 vote:
Pray. For. Mongo.
2012-10-09 01:35:41 AM  
1 vote:
Dammit! We were just talking about hin in FM!

/terrible flick, great soundtrack
2012-10-09 01:00:53 AM  
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2012-10-09 12:54:43 AM  
1 vote:
On January 7, 1963, Karras's ownership in Detroit's Lindell AC Bar became a source of controversy when league officials urged him to sell his financial interests in the place because of reports of gambling and organized crime influence. After first threatening to retire rather than give it up, Karras admitted placing bets on NFL games and was suspended by the league, along with Green Bay Packers' running back Paul Hornung, for one season (1963).

During his exile, Karras returned to pro wrestling, taking on such memorable characters as Dick the Bruiser, but was then reinstated, along with Hornung, on March 16, 1964 by NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle. Upon returning to action in 1964, Karras once refused when an official asked him to call the pregame coin toss. "I'm sorry, sir," Karras replied. "I'm not permitted to gamble."

Ha! Nice one! :)
2012-10-09 12:47:36 AM  
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2012-10-09 12:42:05 AM  
1 vote:
i saw him in porky's before i saw blazing saddles. sad indeed.
2012-10-09 12:40:17 AM  
1 vote:
George Papadopoulos... was... Mongo.

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2012-10-09 12:31:40 AM  
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simplicimus: But no mention of dialysis for this condition?

He's going to Hospice. That's the end. Let him go.
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