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August 17th, 2006


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01:12 pm - wait, wait
We all knew about Bruno Kirby, sure, but how come nobody told me Mike Douglas died?!

I loved Mike Douglas when I was little. More than Dinah Shore but not as much as the Match Game. Ah well. It just means that all three hosts are now gone, gone, gone.

Oh and I forgot to report that yesterday's used book romp resulted in one (1) set of memoirs about Harold Ross as written by James Thurber, and one (1) collected set of letters written by Fred Allen for only 3 bucks. Ross, Thurber and Allen are all dead, too, but they've been dead longer than Mike Douglas.

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From:limax
Date:August 17th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Wait... Bruno Kirby died??? Mike Douglas I knew about.
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From:saint_buddha
Date:August 17th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Dude, it was all over the news.
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From:ron_newman
Date:August 17th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
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You gotta read the Globe obituaries. This one took up over a half page.
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From:annilita
Date:August 17th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
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The ticker across the screen on my local morning news show said "Actor Michael Douglas" blah, blah dead.

So, yeah, they were clever.

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From:limax
Date:August 17th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
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Just to let you know, I have all of Fred Allen's books. Unfortunately, I've only read Treadmill to Oblivion so far and I've glanced through the letters. I'm going to want to read Much Ado about Me when I find what I did with my copy.
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From:derspatchel
Date:August 17th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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See, I've been really looking for both Much Ado About Me and Treadmill To Oblivion. Allen's a local hero and all. I could probably track down his homes in Cambridge if I wanted to.
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From:limax
Date:August 17th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I got mine through my friend who's a local used book dealer. I had him do a search for me some umpteen years ago (I *think* it was about 10). If you would like, I can loan them to you so that you could at least read them.
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From:derspatchel
Date:August 17th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the offer of the loan, but I don't have a library card for the reason that I'm V. Bad at returning books. I recognize this fault and work around it by, well, ensuring the books I snag will be mine, mine, mine. Keep your Fred Allen literature close to your heart. :)

This also means I don't mind if I loan a book to someone and don't get it back, unless it's one I was very proud to find.
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From:limax
Date:August 17th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Okay... well, the least I can do is see if I can't find copies of those books for you. Our tastes are very similar and I would be happy to see what I can do.
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From:ron_newman
Date:August 17th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Merv Griffin is still alive, though. I thought of him as Mike Douglas's main competition, back in the day. A few years later came Dick Cavett, also still living.
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From:derspatchel
Date:August 17th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
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But Merv Griffin was the Elevator Killer!
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From:fancycwabs
Date:August 17th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
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It's my voice, isn't it?
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From:derspatchel
Date:August 17th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Who's that lurking over there? Isn't that Merv Griffin?
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From:muffyjo
Date:August 17th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Hee! Glad to hear you are romping and practically frolicking. I'm sorry your dude died. Death is a side effect of life. Or maybe life is kind of a side effect of death. I get them mixed up.
From:audioboy
Date:August 17th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I used to watch Mike all the time, too. Wow, a wave of nostalgia...
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From:rigel
Date:August 17th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Michael Douglas died?
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From:ron_newman
Date:August 17th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Not exactly. You may be sufficiently young not to have heard of this Mike Douglas at all.
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From:derspatchel
Date:August 17th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Whoa, harsh, dude.
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From:coconuthead
Date:August 17th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
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oh, I don't know -- my grandmother didn't know who he was, and she's 88.
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From:mmcirvin
Date:August 18th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
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I used to watch him on TV, too. I remember his set design being very Seventies, which makes sense, it being the Seventies at the time and all.

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