Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0008-0014

Dan Haggerty, 73, Grizzly Adams

Fucks given: .25, to be honest I can’t remember if I ever watched an episode of the show or not.

Clarence Reid, 76, aka Blowfly.

Fucks given: 0, oddly I have no idea who this is.

Dale Griffin, 67, drummer for Mott the Hoople.   Coincidentally, their big song, All the Young Dudes, was written by the recently deceased David Bowie.

Fucks given: 1; I don’t care about Mott the Hoople, however later on he produced albums for Hanoi Rocks and The Cult and Peel Sessions for Pulp, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Carcass.

“Iron” Mike Sharpe, 64, professional wrestler.

Fucks given: 0; strangly, I remember all the guys he’s wrestling in this video, but don’t remember him at all.

Glenn Frey, 67, guest star on an episode of Miami Vice who also had a crappy band.

Fucks given: 3, I really liked him on Miami Vice.

Andy Dog Johnson, 57, artist, did album covers for The The.

Fucks given: 1.

Dr. Robert M. Carter, 74, Australian climate change skeptic.

Fucks given: OMG OBVIOUSLY MURDERED BY FASCIST GLOBAL WARMING CULTISTS DOES ALGORE HAVE AN ALIBI?

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Gene Amdahl, 92, computer scientist, chief architect of IBM’s mainframe computers, possibly coined the term “FUD“.

Fucks given: 3.5

Rex Reason, 86, actor; star of This Island Earth, which was the movie they watched in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.

Fucks given: 2

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Sandy Berger, 70, unelected government scumbag who worked for President Clinton and smuggled classified documents out of the National Archives in his pants to cover up any potential Clinton administration culpability for 9/11.

Fucks given: fuck that guy.

George T. Sakato, 94, Congressional Medal of Honor winner; fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (the one made up mostly of Japanese-Americans) in WWII.

Fucks Given: 17, one per Nazi he killed on 29 October 1944:

After his platoon had virtually destroyed two enemy defense lines, during which he personally killed five enemy soldiers and captured four, his unit was pinned down by heavy enemy fire. Disregarding the enemy fire, Private Sakato made a one-man rush that encouraged his platoon to charge and destroy the enemy strongpoint. While his platoon was reorganizing, he proved to be the inspiration of his squad in halting a counter-attack on the left flank during which his squad leader was killed. Taking charge of the squad, he continued his relentless tactics, using an enemy rifle and P-38 pistol to stop an organized enemy attack. During this entire action, he killed 12 and wounded two, personally captured four and assisted his platoon in taking 34 prisoners. By continuously ignoring enemy fire, and by his gallant courage and fighting spirit, he turned impending defeat into victory and helped his platoon complete its mission. Private Sakato’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.

Percy Foster, 35, dwarf porn star who looked like Gordon Ramsay; apparently he was eaten by badgers.

Fucks given: 5; he was truly the Laurence Olivier of celebrity-chef-lookalike dwarf porn stars.

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Bogdan Enache, drummer for Goodbye to Gravity, died of burns sustained in a fire at the Collectiv Nightclub.

Fucks given: 0.

Eddie Hoh, 71, session drummer who played and recorded with a number of bands (The Monkees, The Mamas And The Papas, and a bunch of side projects of various famous people).  Then in 1970 he just vanished from the music scene and everyone thought he was dead or something.

Fucks given: .5

Gunnar Hansen, 68, played Leatherface in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Fucks given: .75

George Barris, 89, custom car designer, designed the original TV Batmobile, the Munster Koach, and The Green Hornet’s car.

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Frank Albanese, 84, actor, played “Uncle Pat” on The Sopranos and played a mobster in some other movies as well.

Fucks given: .5

Koopsta Knicca, 40, member of Three 6 Mafia

Fucks given: 0, I have no idea who this is.

Steve Mackay, 66, saxophonist for The Stooges

Fucks given: 1

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Ben Kuroki, 98, only Japanese-American to fly bomber missions over Japan in WWII.

Fucks given: 1

Judy Carne, 76, British actress, was on Laugh-In and had some minor one-time roles on some other 60’s shows (Bonanza, Big Valley, Man From U.N.C.L.E., etc.)

Fucks given: 0; while I’ve seen clips of Laugh-In, it was before my time.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 75, shortest person evar.

Fucks given: 0

Jean Darling, 93, and Dickie Moore, 89, members of Our Gang / The Little Rascals in the late 20s/early 30s.

Fucks given: 0.

Frederick “Dennis” Greene, 66, the black guy from Sha Na Na.

Fucks given: 1; I remember Sha Na Na from their television variety show in the late 70s and had no idea they were an actual band (who played at Woodstock a few months after being formed) until later.

Alan Steel, 79, star of Hercules Against the Moon Men.

Fucks given: none currently, but I may update this after I watch the MST3K version of HAtMM.

UPDATE:  Will be watching this tonight:

Avery Dennis, Sr., 86, former trustee of the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Fucks given: 0, I just wanted to say Shinnecock.

Martin Milner, 83, star of Adam-12 and Route 66.

Fucks given: 3, I used to watch Adam-12 all the time.

Candida Royalle, 64, porn actress from the late 70s who went on to produce and direct feminist* porn and sell ergonomic vibrators.

Fucks given: 0, haven’t seen any of her movies.

* Which is about as awesome as one would expect:

Royalle’s films are not “goal oriented” towards a final “cum shot”; instead, her films depict sexual activity within the broader context of women’s emotional and social lives.

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Dean Jones, 84, star of The Love Bug series, The Shaggy D.A., That Darn Cat, and The Ugly Dachshund.

Fucks given: 3.  I actually thought he was already dead.  I saw many of these movies when I was a kid.  I’ve seen The Ugly Dachshund a few times recently.   Mildly interesting note: At the end of the movie the wife announces she is pregnant, despite the fact that the couple sleeps in separate twin beds.

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Wes Craven, 76, Writer/Producer/Director of numerous horror movies, including The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street & sequels, The Serpent And The Rainbow, The People Under The Stairs, and Scream and sequels.

Fucks given: 12; I have enjoyed many of his movies.

Oliver Sacks, 82, Neurologist, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat.

Fucks given: 3; I thought I’d read something by him, but as far as I can tell I haven’t, I’ve just seen him quoted/cited in other books.

Wayne Dyer, 75, self-help “guru”.

Fucks given: 0.  Not directly familiar with his work, but pretty sure he was some sort of New Age pseudoscience wackjob.  I believe he was on Oprah’s show a bunch of times, so I’m probably right.