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Author Topic: RIP Betty White  (Read 1055 times)

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RIP Betty White
« on: December 31, 2021, 01:47:34 PM »
Just an awesome woman and human being.  Condolences to her family.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 02:50:25 PM »
God damnit. What a loss, but may we all get to live life as Betty White did.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2021, 02:51:37 PM »
An American icon.  Tough way to end the year but we should celebrate her life, a life well lived
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 02:51:46 PM »
Yes.  We should all aspire to have that much joy.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 03:51:26 PM »
Yes.  We should all aspire to have that much joy.

And talent, and compassion for animals.  She was on TV for like 90 yrs. 

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2021, 03:56:10 PM »
An American icon.  Tough way to end the year but we should celebrate her life, a life well lived

Yup. When someone lives a happy, healthy life until just before their 100th birthday, it's a time to celebrate - not to mourn.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 04:27:02 PM »
An icon of my home town
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2021, 05:41:18 PM »
Betty started doing experimental television  in 1939. She literally spanned the entire TV era .

I first remember her in Password
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2021, 06:50:10 PM »
Such a bummer.

I came across a couple of old password episodes with her and Allen Ludden recently, what a wholesome couple.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2021, 09:31:40 PM »
I was picking up takeout tonight on the far north side of Chicago. The guy behind me told me that Betty White’s stepdaughter lives in Lake View and runs a studio of some sort.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 07:58:01 AM »
Old Spice Moisturize with Shea Butter Body Wash is a great product

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2022, 08:18:58 AM »
Nice article.
I laughed when it described her five bedroom, six bathroom home in Brentwood as ‘modest’…. Too bad she could not stay in the Carmel home like she wanted, but I can see how that one did not work with home caregiving in the picture.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2022, 10:01:09 AM »
She was so good on the MTM show, which had one of the best ensemble casts in TV history.

She was "randy" at a time when that was not very common on TV, and her delivery was impeccable. She jousted wonderfully with wholesome Mary and cranky Lou.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2022, 01:16:27 PM »
Yes I sometimes watch the reruns in the afternoon. She was terrific. Wasn’t originally meant to be a regular but it just clicked so well.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2022, 01:11:05 PM »
She was so good on the MTM show, which had one of the best ensemble casts in TV history.

She was "randy" at a time when that was not very common on TV, and her delivery was impeccable. She jousted wonderfully with wholesome Mary and cranky Lou.
This exactly.  She was fantastic on the MTM show.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2022, 03:10:36 PM »
an interesting post I saw on Twitter asked now that Betty White is gone, are there any more celebrities like her who are universally beloved, transcending political or social positions within the populace? My immediate thought is Tom Hanks (the comedian Christopher Titus said that if you heard that Tom Hanks punched a nun you'd immediately respond "what did that nun do"). Maybe The Rock, Paul McCartney, Oprah, Morgan Freeman, Bill Murray, and Jackie Chan?
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2022, 03:13:17 PM »
Whe I read your prompt, I thought of Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks in that order.

I'm nominating Giannis for future consideration.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2022, 04:17:48 PM »
Whe I read your prompt, I thought of Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks in that order.

I'm nominating Giannis for future consideration.

A lot of the elite athletes have become pretty polarizing for one reason or another per the thread I referenced (Christino Ronaldo is incredibly generous with charities, gives blood monthly, etc., but half the soccer world hates him primarily because they're on Team Messi) but I agree with you here, Giannis for sure. What is not to like about him?

I had Christmas dinner with some Greek friends and their parents were there too. If you want to make an old Greek man light up in delight, just mention Giannis.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2022, 07:08:53 PM »
Whe I read your prompt, I thought of Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks in that order.

I'm nominating Giannis for future consideration.

Morgan Freeman is problematic.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2022, 08:34:52 PM »
an interesting post I saw on Twitter asked now that Betty White is gone, are there any more celebrities like her who are universally beloved, transcending political or social positions within the populace? My immediate thought is Tom Hanks (the comedian Christopher Titus said that if you heard that Tom Hanks punched a nun you'd immediately respond "what did that nun do"). Maybe The Rock, Paul McCartney, Oprah, Morgan Freeman, Bill Murray, and Jackie Chan?

The answer is no.  She was so beloved that no one really asked her about political/social issues as far as I know. She also happened to be a deeply devoted lover of animals and was really impossible not to like with her wit and personality.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2022, 08:58:07 PM »
an interesting post I saw on Twitter asked now that Betty White is gone, are there any more celebrities like her who are universally beloved, transcending political or social positions within the populace? My immediate thought is Tom Hanks (the comedian Christopher Titus said that if you heard that Tom Hanks punched a nun you'd immediately respond "what did that nun do"). Maybe The Rock, Paul McCartney, Oprah, Morgan Freeman, Bill Murray, and Jackie Chan?

I don't know about that list.

Oprah?  Tons of people hate Oprah and she's provided a lot of cover and PR spin for terrible people that happen to be in her elite wealthy circle.  Maybe universally beloved by bored suburban housewives who like O Magazine and want a free throw pillow at her show.

Jackie Chan is also a relentless homophobe with some dubious connections back in his home turf and has abused his kids...

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2022, 09:03:29 PM »
Morgan Freeman is problematic.

I know someone (a friend of my son) who worked on one of his films. Said he was a douche.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2022, 09:07:58 PM »
an interesting post I saw on Twitter asked now that Betty White is gone, are there any more celebrities like her who are universally beloved, transcending political or social positions within the populace? My immediate thought is Tom Hanks (the comedian Christopher Titus said that if you heard that Tom Hanks punched a nun you'd immediately respond "what did that nun do"). Maybe The Rock, Paul McCartney, Oprah, Morgan Freeman, Bill Murray, and Jackie Chan?

Alec Baldwin and Ted Nugent.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2022, 11:55:37 PM »
an interesting post I saw on Twitter asked now that Betty White is gone, are there any more celebrities like her who are universally beloved, transcending political or social positions within the populace? My immediate thought is Tom Hanks (the comedian Christopher Titus said that if you heard that Tom Hanks punched a nun you'd immediately respond "what did that nun do"). Maybe The Rock, Paul McCartney, Oprah, Morgan Freeman, Bill Murray, and Jackie Chan?

Dolly is the first name that came to mind. 

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2022, 11:58:40 PM »
Alec Baldwin and Ted Nugent.

Well, that goes without saying.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2022, 01:44:44 AM »
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2022, 05:55:31 AM »
I don't know about that list.

Oprah?  Tons of people hate Oprah and she's provided a lot of cover and PR spin for terrible people that happen to be in her elite wealthy circle.  Maybe universally beloved by bored suburban housewives who like O Magazine and want a free throw pillow at her show.

Jackie Chan is also a relentless homophobe with some dubious connections back in his home turf and has abused his kids...

Oprah and Harvey weinstein alone disqualifies her.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2022, 06:27:34 AM »
Morgan Freeman is problematic.
That's putting it mildly.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2022, 09:04:47 AM »
Robin Williams would be my vote

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2022, 09:06:33 AM »
Robin Williams would be my vote

Good choice. Nobody has had any issues with him for quite some time.
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2022, 09:13:59 AM »
Robin Williams would be my vote
How about Douglas Fairbanks?

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2022, 10:06:29 AM »
He’s near her age, so wouldn’t qualify as the “next” Betty White, but I would think Bob Barker is near her level.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2022, 10:07:50 AM »
He’s near her age, so wouldn’t qualify as the “next” Betty White, but I would think Bob Barker is near her level.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2022, 11:22:38 AM »
Alec Baldwin and Ted Nugent.
In a blender

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2022, 11:32:59 AM »
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: RIP Betty White
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2022, 09:58:35 AM »
Tony Bennett. His goodbye concert with Lady Gaga was great.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2022, 11:30:55 AM »
No

Correct. He has admitted to sexually harassing the models on his show.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2022, 11:40:57 AM »
I'd say Tom Hanks, if not for that whole "harvesting the blood of abducted children during satanic rituals" thing.
But hey, nobody's perfect.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2022, 11:42:17 AM »
Correct. He has admitted to sexually harassing the models on his show.

Yikes. Was not aware. I rescind that suggestion.

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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2022, 11:42:56 AM »
I'd say Tom Hanks, if not for that whole "harvesting the blood of abducted children during satanic rituals" thing.
But hey, nobody's perfect.

Oh, a certain seQment of society is convinced Betty White was part of the cabal.   
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2022, 11:54:12 AM »
Carol Burnett  would be my choice
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2022, 12:37:53 PM »
Oprah and Harvey weinstein alone disqualifies her.

Oprah is a megalomaniac.

I have watched her on TV since she was a college intern in Nashville, and haven't liked her since she went nationwide and it changed from The Oprah Winfrey Show to the Show About Oprah Winfrey


Dolly Parton gets my vote. She has had the reputation of being super nice and generous for 50 years.
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Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2022, 12:57:00 PM »
Oprah is a megalomaniac.

I have watched her on TV since she was a college intern in Nashville, and haven't liked her since she went nationwide and it changed from The Oprah Winfrey Show to the Show About Oprah Winfrey


Dolly Parton gets my vote. She has had the reputation of being super nice and generous for 50 years.


its 100% her.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2022, 01:25:12 PM »
I'd say Tom Hanks, if not for that whole "harvesting the blood of abducted children during satanic rituals" thing.
But hey, nobody's perfect.

Well, if he shared the baby blood with his friends, I think that shows how caring and giving he is.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2022, 01:31:00 PM »
Yikes. Was not aware. I rescind that suggestion.

The price is wrong, cheebs.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2022, 03:44:36 PM »
Oohhh Carol Burnett is good and made me think of Dick Van Dyke.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2022, 03:48:41 PM »
Oohhh Carol Burnett is good and made me think of Dick Van Dyke.


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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2022, 03:50:21 PM »
Oprah is a megalomaniac.

I have watched her on TV since she was a college intern in Nashville, and haven't liked her since she went nationwide and it changed from The Oprah Winfrey Show to the Show About Oprah Winfrey



Hey, how can you say that about the woman who is on the cover of every O Magazine???
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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2022, 05:02:15 PM »

Hey, how can you say that about the woman who is on the cover of every O Magazine???

Give her credit.  She shills for Weight Watchers even though she's still overweight six years after she bought a significant stake in the company.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2022, 12:29:30 PM »
Her sharp wit, timing and her unique "wink and nod" naughtiness can be summed up for me in an interview she did with a tabloid about 2 months before her death:

INTERVIEWER: At age 99, is there anything you regret not having done in your long life??

MS WHITE: Yes. Robert Redford.

How can anyone not roar with approval at that response.

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Re: RIP Betty White
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2022, 02:15:21 PM »
Some funny scenes of Betty on Carol Burnett

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