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On 5/29/2024 at 8:33 PM, lucklucky said:

I prefer the Stratos

His initial Stratos Zero - an exercise also to design the lowest sport car possible is also amazing.


I think I had a blue-painted small die cast model of that thing as a kid.

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4 hours ago, Soren Ras said:

A fine actor. Reliably good. And Oddball, well, anachronistic sure, but also simply great.




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Richard Sinmons, dead at 76.




He was from New Orleans and had a tough childhood.  His deadbeat father was unhappy for not making it into Hollywood so he didn't work. Simmons' mother worked as a tassle twirler to keep the family afloat. Meanwhile, Simmons was bullied relentlessly as a child for being overweight,  including being lit on fire.

My dad grew up in New Orleans as well, working-class environment (read: tough). Every place has bullying,  but NOLA has a crime tradition that just trickles down.

My old broker when I was a realtor grew up with Simmons and was a close friend. She called him "Dickie," like all of his close friends.

He was such a good sport on Letterman and reminded people that exercise doesn't always have to be miserable.

Rest well, sir.

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Longtime Texas Democratic Congresswoman Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee has died. She was 74.



In a statement posted to X in June, Lee said that her doctors have confirmed pancreatic cancer and that she was being treated.


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