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Captain Phil Harris, dead at 53

Posted in CurrentEvents, Misc on February 10, 2010 by frankenstrat

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Woke up to this today and it really bummed me out. Had been praying that Phil would recover from his stroke but I guess that wasn’t in God’s plans for him.

The Deadliest Catch is a terrific show and a huge reason why is Captain Phil. He was just a straight up down to earth guy and I loved watching the interaction between him and his sons.

RIP Phil…You will be missed by a lot of people including me and my family

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad – Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end," sons Josh and Jake Harris said in a statement released by the network. "For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down."
In a statement, Discovery Channel senior vice president Elizabeth Hillman says, "Phil was a devoted father and loyal friend to all who knew him." "We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart," she said.

Read the rest here: ‘Deadliest Catch’ captain dies

RIP guys, all of you will be missed

Posted in CurrentEvents, Misc on June 29, 2009 by frankenstrat

After the last week of what seems like a icon a day kicking off this week just has to be better.

Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) They’ll never be another late night comedy duo like Ed and Johnny. They were the best and the current crop late night guys are just not that funny.

Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) Every boy in the 70’s had a crush on Farrah and had this poster. I was no exception. Even had the plastic glass with this photo sealed in it. Still have to this day on display in our living room.

Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

This is the Michael I choose to remember…Not the sad freak show that he had become but what he was at his peak. To all the kiddies out there who might wonder why Michael’s death is such a big deal. Watch these videos and you’ll see why.

Billy Mays (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009)

Out of all the celeb deaths last week this one shocked the me most. MJ has been kind of sickly and scrawny a long time, Farrah had cancer for 3 years and Ed was 86 and in shaky health so not surprised there but Billy Mays!??! That guy looked strong as a grizzly bear. Don’t know if the rough plane landing had anything to do with his death(AKA the Natasha Richardson effect) here’s a link to it from FoxNews. 

Update on Billy’s death: TV pitchman Billy Mays had heart disease, coroner says

Update 08/07/2009 – Autopsy Results finally in & there was a reason he was always ‘on’

Autopsy Shows Cocaine Contributed to Billy Mays’ Death

Navy Seals free captain & kill 3 Muslim pirates

Posted in CurrentEvents on April 13, 2009 by frankenstrat

Yeah, I’ll go there because the MSM won’t. Most, perhaps all of the “pirates” are Muslims from Somalia. Seems we are fighting the religion of piece(s) everywhere we turn. Oh well, didn’t want to get off on that rant. Wanted to say….

Great job Seals! Should have happened days ago but when you got a limp noodle for a president that’s more worried about what the world thinks than taking care of business then you get stalling and indecision but at least he did something.

U.S. Navy Frees Captain, Kills 3 Somali Pirates

and now comes this….to which I say bring it on Jack Sparrow!

Pirates Vow Revenge After U.S. Navy Rescues Captain

From BlackFive: How the Rescue Happened