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Perry was not only a tennis super fan. It was well documented that he was a fine junior player with some potential that, well, went on to greener pastures.
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ponchi101 wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 11:17 pm Perry was not only a tennis super fan. It was well documented that he was a fine junior player with some potential that, well, went on to greener pastures.
If I recall, his tennis career was derailed by injury.
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I came of age along with Friends and always identified most with Chandler, so there is a bit. I think he's done some other fantastic comedic work elsewhere, too, and I was even one of the handful of people who didn't hate Studio 60. Finding out later and especially after his memoir was released that he did a lot of his work in the throes of addiction was sad but in a way, impressive.


P.S. Reportedly, he had just returned from playing pickleball yesterday... so at least we can blame it on that (too soon... sorry)
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I have always felt that, when a comedian dies, NOT making jokes is in bad taste.
I mean, they lived for that, and should be celebrated in the same way.
Now, about that pickleball: now more than ever, I am not coming close to THAT game ;)
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Exactly. We can all say now we know a Friend killed by pickleball.
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Wow. RIP Bobby Knight.

Love him, hate him; admire him, despise him. He was something else. I followed IU in the 80's just to vex my dad who was Purdue grad. The run in '87 with Steve Alford and Keith Smart.
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Former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter, has passed away. She was 96 and had been living with dementia.
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dryrunguy wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 8:46 pm Former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter, has passed away. She was 96 and had been living with dementia.
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Carter with her husband at his inaugural ball in 1977. (AP)

She brought nothing but respect to her role as FLOTUS. May she RIP
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Yes, indeed. Did the job with little fanfare.
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Long after they left the WH they continued to work hard for peace ..no other Presidential couple has come close...
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Their work with Habitat for Humanity even after they were "old" speaks to the type of people they are/were.

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Can't forgive him for certifying that the referendum that kept Chavez in power in 2004 was legit.
(It wasn't).
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ponchi101 wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2023 3:57 pm Can't forgive him for certifying that the referendum that kept Chavez in power in 2004 was legit.
(It wasn't).
Politics, especially on the international stage, sometimes means you have to choose between the devil and the deep blue sea.
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This was choosing between the devil and the beach. As biased as my opinion can be.
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A photo essay from the Washington Post for former FLOTUS Rosalynn Carter.

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