Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Switchblade, Dec 27, 2006.
No direct internet link, but it's all over the tv news channels.
Just the AP lead for right now. Give it about 10 minutes; these things are in the can months/years in advance save for the first couple of paragraphs.
Former President Gerald Ford dead at 93
Just came on the news, no link yet.
It's always sad to see someone go. We'll get another 30 days of half-mast flags and a state funeral now, but I don't think it had the same impact that Reagan's passing did.
In any case, best wishes to his family.
Rest in Peace Mr. President.
Wow, it's a shame. He was getting up there in years. RIP.
He will hold that Presidential longevity record for some time to come. RIP.
Damn! And yesterday we lost the Godfather of Soul!
Good-God-Have-Mercy! Is it just me or is everybody dropping like flies lately?
Damn. Well I just hope Mr. Ford (Mr. President) is in a better place and having fun!
God bless him. Most people don't ever live to 93.
Let's hope giving Chevy Chase a career doesn't keep him out of heaven.
Missed this thread when I posted it, board still crazy slow for me.
Best wishes to his family, always sad to see someone go.
Cool, I thought the slow loading was just me for a min
Sucks about G Ford, was a great man. They say deaths come in 3's .
Isn't this the 2nd for this round?
No Reagan was older but only by like 60-90 days or something.
You got it backwards. Both were 93, but Ford lived like all of a month longer; It was a news footnote not long ago at all that he had lived longer than Reagan.
I think Ford should be #3
That guy from Everybody Loves Raymond died about a week ago. Can't remember his name. Played his dad.
Not to stray off topic, but people don't die in 3s. Just check the newspaper - they die in the thousands every day.
For whatever reason people tend to lump things into groups of 3s, especially when told to look out for it. Thus every "third" death (which varies depending on how you count) confirms the belief, even if we conveniently overlook a 4th or 5th. And if a 3rd death doesn't readily present itself, we either arrive at that number by reaching a little further back or waiting little longer, or, more likely, we simply forget the whole thing since we tend to have other things occupying our thoughts.
Peter Boyle a good example. He died about 2 weeks ago, so you could group him in with Ford and Brown. But if it wasn't him rounding out the group, it'd be Joe Barbara. Or if you wait a bit you can fill the third slot with someone like Castro or Saddam (both of whom could be dead within the month).
It is also depenedent on your awareness of the people who died. Click on this link:
Odds are you'll find at least 3 people in there that you've heard of, and dozens more that you haven't.
Definitely a shame, he was a great president.
I hate to say it, but this reminds me of an SNL skit from awhile back with Dana Carvey pretending to be Tom Brokaw (former NBC Evening News anchor) doing various death announcements for Gerald Ford. It was a really, really funny skit.
Anyway, he was a good man. Rest in peace.
I can't believe my grandma is older then Gerald Ford was when he died 0_0 damnnnn
The man was a mediocre political leader at best. I'm sorry for his family, but this "great president, sadly missed" graveside hypocrisy just makes my stomach turn.
Besides, he was 93. Hardly cut down in his prime, was he?
Lol I was just going to post that.
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