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  1. On 03/09/2017 at 20:44, Joey Russ said:

    One of the topics that I am the most interested in is the counterculture of the 1960's and early 1970's. There is just something about that era that always seem so fascinating to me, and makes me wonder what influential figures are still around from that era. So behold, I have made a list of people who have put in major influence from the counterculture in one way or another. I also do wonder which of these will be the last survivor of this group of very influential individuals. Anyways, here are the names:


    Richard Alpert; professor, spiritual teacher; (1931 - 2019)

    Bill Ayers; activist, professor; (1944 - )

    Joan Baez; musician, activist; (1941 - )

    Sonny Barger; Hells Angels; (1938 - )


    Sonny Barger, a founding member of the Hells Angels and the author of the book 'Sons of Anarchy', has died. He was 83. A unique DDP pick, too.



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  2. Although I very clearly still remain a dark horse - I'm "Fade to Black" and currently in 6th spot - what I do have is two young selections that nearly nobody else picked.  Slick Woods has stage 3 skin cancer & is not on meds and Cornelius Price is in a long-term coma-like state from which he's never likely to improve. If the pair were to go this year, it's 22 points. Additionally none of the leaders has referee Tony Brown (stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in April 2021). I might still need at least two more (Ronnie Atkins & Tim Keller are probably the best combo due to age & infrequency of selection), not to mention the top five scoring very little in the second half of 2022. Improbable, but not impossible. (And if by some miracle Dan Lacey ever gets a QO...)


  3. Jim Pappin, who played over 750 NHL games combined, from 1963-64 through 1976-77 combined with Toronto, Chicago, California and Cleveland, collecting two Stanley Cups along the way, has died. He was 82.  Pappin's two championships came with the Maple Leafs earlier in his career but spent the bulk of his time with the Black Hawks (as the team name was spelled, at the time). He retired with 278 goals and 295 assists for 573 points.









  4. Raymand Vannieuwenhoven, who was convicted last year in the 1976 shooting deaths of 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys, has died in prison. He was 85.  After the slayings went unsolved for more than 40 years, cold case investigators determined in 2019 a DNA sample taken from evidence at the crime scene came the Vannieuwenhoven family. It was later determined to be from Raymand Vannieuwenhoven.



  5. 1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

    Tim White, the Fighting Irishman who was Andre The Giant's sometime handler and WWE referee, reportedly dead: 


    Two former WWE referees in three days. Despite their health issues, still a bit shocking at the proximity of their demise.

  6. Looks like while Triple H was recovering from his health problems and Stephanie McMahon was receiving a poor job performance, Vince McMahon might've been sowing his wild oats with one, or more, former employees.  Hush money and more. Also caught up in the scandal is John Laurinaitis, the head of talent relations, who is the stepfather of the Bella Twins and brother of the late Road Warrior Animal. Not so much a health scare, unless Linda McMahon decides to take it out on her letch of a husband.



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