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It's been reported that Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassiss's  younger sister Lee Bouvier  Radizwill died February 15, 2019 at age 85. RIP, Mrs. Radizwill, one can't say it was a mundane life! 

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On 2/16/2019 at 7:15 PM, BW Manilowe said:

These are from earlier this week, or a bit prior to that; both from Extra:

‘The Front Runner’ Author Patricia Nell Warren Dead at 82

‘All My Children’ Actress Candice Earley Dead at 68

I read a few of Patricia Nell Warren's books. As a young person questioning his sexuality, it meant so much to me to read a love story between two men. 

I loved Donna Beck Tyler Cortlandt Sago Tyler. I'm sorry to hear of Candace Earley's death. 

Those hookers on "All My Children" never got a break.

http://www.pinevalleybulletin.com/Quick Guide/BiographiesWeb/TylerDonna.html

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Karl Lagerfeld, you made some really great cologne.  You also thought everyone was a little too fat.

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2 hours ago, Dejana said:

What does the age of TK mean?  (And yes I tried to find out before asking, and all that came up was Transitional Kindergarten.)

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I wonder what will happen to Karl's cat Choupette.... 😟
 

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39 minutes ago, Brookside said:

What does the age of TK mean?

I said the same thing and the only thing I can come up with is if you look at a phone keypad the T is 8 and the K is 5 and 85 is how old he was. Yeah... I got nothing.

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1 hour ago, Brookside said:

What does the age of TK mean?  (And yes I tried to find out before asking, and all that came up was Transitional Kindergarten.)

Just a misprint? That’s all I’ve got.

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From ET Online: Charo’s Husband, Kjell Rasten, Dies by Suicide (Reports)

If you don’t know her, Charo is the Spanish-born entertainer who is best known, mainly from the 1970’s & ‘80’s, for her mangled version of the English language (“misconscrewed” for “misconstrued”, etc.) & the catchphrase “cuchi cuchi”, accompanied by a shake of her body. She also did a number of guest shots on The Love Boat & voiced the character of Mrs. Toad in Don Bluth’s animated movie version of Thumbelina.

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What does the age of TK mean?  (And yes I tried to find out before asking, and all that came up was Transitional Kindergarten.)

My guess is it stands for "to come" and is used as a placeholder, in this case until the copywriter could find the age.

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5 minutes ago, forumfish said:

My guess is it stands for "to come" and is used as a placeholder, in this case until the copywriter could find the age.

To Kome?

Something like this was my first thought, too:

4 hours ago, mishy said:

I said the same thing and the only thing I can come up with is if you look at a phone keypad the T is 8 and the K is 5 and 85 is how old he was. Yeah... I got nothing. 

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7 hours ago, Drogo said:

Karl Lagerfeld, you made some really great cologne.  You also thought everyone was a little too fat.

Including himself.  He was on a very strict diet.

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7 hours ago, Jaded said:

I wonder what will happen to Karl's cat Choupette.... 😟
 

I half expect her to inherit Chanel. 

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8 hours ago, Drogo said:

Karl Lagerfeld, you made some really great cologne.  You also thought everyone was a little too fat.

He also said:

"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat."

K. 

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1 hour ago, UYI said:

I half expect her to inherit Chanel. 

Luckily he doesn't own it (the Wertheimers do), but the trust for her care and maintenance will probably inherit a significant portion of Karl Lagerfeld.

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2 hours ago, UYI said:

He also said:

"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat."

K. 

I surrender.

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I had never heard of Bullous Pemphigoid before so I googled it. What a horrible disease. I can only imagine how much pain he must have been in. 

Rest in peace, Kjell.

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4 minutes ago, mariah23 said:

He died two years ago .

LOL, this was just on my Comcast home page like it was breaking news, & I didn't pick up that it was 2 years ago, & didn't remember it happening. Somebody must have screwed up.

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Nooooooo!

Sighs....And now there are two.

I crushed hard on Micky; then it was Mike, then Peter.  

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I just re-watched Head recently. "I'm the dummy, Davy. I'm always the dummy." 

21 minutes ago, merylinkid said:

RIP Peter Tork.    

Half the Monkees are gone.   

I'm glad I got to see them in concert in 1987, minus Mike of course.

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38 minutes ago, merylinkid said:

RIP Peter Tork.    

Half the Monkees are gone.

So are half the Beatles. Sir Paul & Sir Ringo/Sir Richard are the only ones left, like Micky & Mike are the only Monkees now.

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David Horowitz, ‘Fight Back!’ Consumer Reporter Dies at 81

"Fight Back! With David Horowitz” won multiple Emmys and a huge audience as Horowitz investigated product defects, tested advertising claims and confronted companies with customer complaints.

A popular feature on “Fight Back!” were commercial challenges, which included “products being dropped from a helicopter or being smashed with wrecking balls to test claims of strength” and even durability tests featuring an elephant, according to a family biography.

It ran from 1976-1992 and kind of was the Mythbusters of its day.

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Howitzer entered into mainstream pop culture when Johnny Carson did his "David Howitzer" sketches.

While we're in the Wayback Machine, RIP Peter Tork.  The Monkees were my preteen band of choice because I wasn't cool enough for the Beatles (or was I???)

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God damn it. The Monkees were a huge part of my childhood. My friends and I used to pretend to be them and play mock instruments while we sang along to the songs. Even after not hearing any of the songs for more than a decade, when I played some on Youtube last year, I still knew all of the lyrics. 

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1 hour ago, 2727 said:

David Horowitz, ‘Fight Back!’ Consumer Reporter Dies at 81

I know his program wound up being syndicated nationally, but he's forever in my mind as a local (Los Angeles) reporter, because he was a fixture here in the '70s and '80s.  I don't remember the specifics of how they were ripped off, but my friend's parents were the consumers he helped in one of his early segments.

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Just now hearing of Pete's death saddens me deeply.  I've seen the Monkees at various times (and various pairings depending on who was willing and able to tour at a given time) and enjoyed all the work these guys put into their concerts.  Peter always came across to me as a sensitive soul.  He had battled alcoholism (sober since '81) and battled so many other personal demons before finally being able to comfortably shoulder being a Monkee, but also being Peter Tork -  musician, artist, part time actor, and full time character.  

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FETV (Family Entertainment Television) screens episodes of The Monkees Saturday mornings. In the last year (or 2?) of the show, during the opening credits, each of the boys was first "misidentified" as Peter -- to a cutaway shot of him, chagrined -- then as themselves.

Davy was the heartthrob; Michael, the smart one; Mickey was the bandleader.  Peter was the Innocent; the group's baby, who the others were always quick to defend against the villains of the world.  One of the most touching stories during the run was the one where Peter sold his soul to the Devil in order to play an instrument.  In "court", Mike defended him by saying that Peter always knew how to make music; he'd never needed the Devil's help at all.  Sweet.

Flights of angels, Pete.  You & your boys were a sweet and much -loved part of my childhood.  Wish I could've thanked you for that.

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5 hours ago, UYI said:

I need to show my mom this tweet. She's gone on and on over the years about how they deserve to be there. 

So very sad to hear about Peter. I grew up with the Monkees thanks to my mom-she's loved them ever since they first came out, and I would sit and watch the reruns with her on MTV and whatnot all the time as a kid. And then of course he popped up on a couple "Boy Meets World" episodes as Topanga's dad at one point as well. He was a truly talented musician, and so much fun to watch on the show. This sucks :(. 

February's a bad month, it seems-Davy died in February, too. I remember my sister had told me about Davy's death, and I was sitting here hoping my mom had already heard the news elsewhere, 'cause I was really dreading the thought of breaking that news to her (she had already heard by the time she got home that day, though, so...).

5 hours ago, BW Manilowe said:

So are half the Beatles. Sir Paul & Sir Ringo/Sir Richard are the only ones left, like Micky & Mike are the only Monkees now.

My mom was talking about that, too-she suggested that Paul, Ringo, Micky, and Mike get together and do something :). 

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15 minutes ago, Annber03 said:

February's a bad month, it seems-Davy died in February, too. I remember my sister had told me about Davy's death, and I was sitting here hoping my mom had already heard the news elsewhere, 'cause I was really dreading the thought of breaking that news to her (she had already heard by the time she got home that day, though, so...).

He died on February 29th, 2012--the day after my 23rd birthday. And now Peter dies on February 21st--exactly one week before my 30th birthday. Bizarre. 

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Davy has not been gone since 2012.   It's not possible it's been that long.

I realized looking at the dates, Peter Tork was only 2 years younger than my Dad.   They seemed so young on the show.   

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3 hours ago, Vixenstud said:

Loved this song from Peter:

Confession:  sometimes I’ll mentally substitute a similar-sounding word in the line “No bird of grace ever lit on your Auntie Grizelda.”

My favorite song with a Peter Tork vocal:

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