Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0068-0074

Gareth Thomas, 71, Roj Blake on Blake’s 7 and UK that guy actor.

Fucks given: .25

Doris Roberts, 90, actress, was on some shows.

Fucks given: [repeating a joke I already made on someone’s post about this on teh facebooks]: OMG RIP Betty White.

Chyna, 46, pro wrestler, 9th wonder of the world, and also did a porno and, turns out, her clit was bigger than my cock.

Fucks given: 3

Walter Kohn, 93, physicist and Nobel Prize winner.

Fucks given: 1

Richard Lyons, 57, founder of Negativland

Fucks given: 13 this totally sucks balls

Guy Hamilton, 93, director of Goldfinger

Fucks given: 4

Prince, 57, musician, artist formerly known as a symbol but then went back to being Prince.

Fucks given: 12.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0050-0067

Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, son of a famous singer and kidnapping victim.

Fucks given: 0.

Larry Drake, 67, noted that guy actor.

Fucks given: 3, I recognize him from some things, some of which were entertaining.

Joe Santos, 84, another that guy actor.

Fucks given: 3, he was definitely in some stuff.

Scabs, 41, drummer for Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13.

Fucks given: 0, never heard of him or them.

Bob Ebeling, 89, guy who said “Hey, the Space Shuttle is going to blow up.

Fucks given: 5

Phife Dawg, 45, was in A Tribe Called Quest.

Fucks given: 0, I have heard of A Tribe Called Quest but have no idea what songs they have done.

Ken Howard, 71, the coach on The White Shadow.

Fucks given: .5, I vaguely remember the show, not sure if I ever watched it, but I do remember the Saturday Night Live parody.

Antoine Demoitié, 25, bicycle racer.

Fucks given: 0, and I only mention him because I was looking for video of the crash and stumbled upon some weird news “videos” that are actually a series of still pictures with apparently a text-to-speech app reading printed news stories, which I didn’t even realize was a “thing”.

Toni Grant, 73, radio psychologist.

Fucks given: 0.

Winston Moseley, 81, murdered Kitty Genovese, the popular story of which is complete bullshit.

Fucks given: -1.

James Noble, 94, played the Governor on Benson.

Fucks given: .5

Patty Duke, 69, had her own show back in the 60s.

Fucks given: oh wow, she’s Sean Astin‘s mom.

Erik Bauersfeld, 93, voice of Admiral Ackbar.

Fucks given:

Bill Henderson, 90, jazz singer who was also in a bunch of movies and TV shows.

Fucks given: 0, I don’t recognize him.

Joe Medicine Crow, 102, Native American historian and War Chief.

Fucks given: 8

Merle Haggard, 79, country singer and former inmate of San Quentin prison.

Fucks given: 1

Blackjack Mulligan, 73, professional wrestler.

Fucks given: 0, don’t remember him.

David Gest, 62, freaky looking guy who was married to Liza Minelli.

Fucks given: 0.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0046-0049

Richard Davalos, 85, actor who was in some stuff.  Also his granddaughter was on Angel and is fairly hot (or at least was back when she was on Angel).

Fucks given: 1

Sir George Martin, 90, music producer, worked with some overrated bands.

Fucks given: 1

Keith Emerson, 71, keyboardist for Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.

Fucks given: 3

Joan Bates, 86, Princess of Sealand.

Fucks given: .5

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0033-0045

Peter Mondavi, 101, ran Charles Krug Winery in Napa.  Had a fight with his brother Robert in the 1960’s, which led to his brother starting Robert Mondavi Winery.

Fucks given: 3

Eric Brown, 97, British test pilot, set world records for most types of aircraft flown, most aircraft carrier landings, and first jet aircraft carrier landing.

Fucks given: 3

Lennie Baker, 69, saxophone player for Sha Na Na.

Fucks given: 1, same as for Frederick Greene.

Tony Burton, 78, played Apollo Creed’s trainer in a bunch of Rocky movies.

Fucks given: 0, I’ve never actually watched a Rocky movie from beginning to end.

George Kennedy, 91, actor, was in a bunch of movies.

Fucks given: 7

Frank Kelly, 77, played Father Jack on Father Ted.

Fucks given: .025, I never watched Father Ted but was aware of its existence.

Gil Hill, 84, Detroit policeman and politician who played Axel Foley’s boss in Beverly Hills Cop.

Fucks given: 2

Lee Reherman, 49, Hawk on American Gladiators, plus some other roles.

Fucks given: apparently he also did voice work for video games and people I know who work for video game companies and who met him said he was a cool guy.

Tony Dyson, 68, special effects designer who built R2-D2.

Fucks given: 1

John Thomas, 63, guitarist for Budgie.

Fucks given: despite being a big NWOBHM fan, I’m only familiar with Metallica’s covers of Breadfan and Crash Course in Brain Surgery and haven’t really listened to Budgie directly.  Also this guy wasn’t in the band when those songs were originally recorded, so who cares.

Pat Conroy, 70, wrote The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and some other books that were not made into movies.

Fucks given: 0

Ray Tomlinson, 74, invented email.

Fucks given: 3

Nancy Reagan, 94, former First Lady.

Fucks given: just say no to giving fucks.

Non-Celebrity Deathwatch

Apparently my cousins’ friend’s sister killed herself over the weekend.

I’ve known their friend for as long as I’ve been hanging out with those cousins, but I only recall meeting his sister twice.

The first time, I was about 15 or 16.  I went with my cousin over to the house of some girl* he was trying to hook up with, to hang out, drink, smoke teh marijuana, etc.  The sister was over there hanging out with this girl; she was my age or maybe a year younger.  My cousin kept trying to get the two of us to hook up, but for whatever reason we really did not hit it off, and both just kind of sat there vaguely annoyed.  The second time was several years later, and she had grown up a bit and become quite attractive.  I barely talked to her at all that time, I think she just stopped by a party or someone’s house or whatever it was for about 5 minutes and then left.

Anyways, she’s dead now.  I have no other details, other than it was self-inflicted.

* I have no idea why my (male) cousin was interested in this girl, who was rather obviously playing for the other team; I remember his brother saying to him, “dude, she looks like a 6th grade boy.”

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0029-0032

George Gaynes, 98, star of Punky Brewster and the Police Academy movies.

Fucks given: 0.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 93, former Secretary General of the UN.

Fucks given: 0, fuck the UN.

Harper Lee, 89, author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Fucks given: .5

Umberto Eco, 84, author of The Name of the Rose.

Fucks given: .6

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0025-0028

Edgar Mitchell, 85, Apollo 14 Astronaut, walked on the moon.

Fucks given: 20, srsly the dude walked on the fucking moon.

Alethea McGrath, 96, played the librarian at the Jedi library in Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

Fucks given: none whatsoever.

Antonin Scalia, 79, Supreme Court Justice.

Fucks given: $10 says the next judge doesn’t understand what the words “shall not be infringed” means.

Vanity, 57, singer for Vanity 6 and actress in Action Jackson and The Last Dragon,who almost married Nikki Sixx but then went full-on Jesus after ODing on crack.

Fucks given: .05.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0015-0019

Jimmy Bain, 68, bass player for Rainbow and Dio.

Fucks given: .5, I probably saw him play live as I saw Dio a few times in the mid-80’s.

Marvin Minsky, 88, AI pioneer.

Fucks given: 5

Henry Worsley, 55, died attempting the first solo crossing of Antarctica.

Fucks given: 0, what a dumbass.

Abe Vigoda, 94, Detective Fish on Barney Miller, also famous for being rumored to be dead.

Fucks given: 3

Paul Kantner, 74, founding member of Jefferson Airplane.

Fucks given: .3