Discussion in 'Human Science' started by sculptor, Aug 1, 2015.
rip "Rowdy" Roddy Piper dead at 61
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He was here to chew ass and kick bubblegum.
Who is he? I've never heard of him. Must not of been to importance or the media would have covered his demise.
His death was noted by the bigtime TV announcers at both the baseball game I watched, and an Australian rules football match I caught briefly on late night cable
You ain't from around here, are you?
He just wants you to CONSUME and OBEY, how dare you question his nationality or the fact that he objects to you wearing sunglasses indoors.
Around where? I looked him up and found he was a glamor and glitz wrestler who wrestled his way to the top of the wrestling world. That's why I don't know him for I never watch the phony wrestling shows where its all an act and everything is contrived.
Think of it as theater----------the ballet of the 250 pounders
take the link in post #1
watch the movie
you'll know more
Thanks but I'll pass. I stopped watching that kind of "entertainment" over 40 years ago.
Ignorance is bliss?
JOSEPH CAMPBELL: If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
Hey I'm sure I remember him as wrestler from the late 80's sort of period. Think he must have been quite famous around then.
Somewhat famous. It's hard to name people this weakly famous from previous decades.
Google NGrams on people not-very-prominent in English writing 1970-2008
More Famous People
Looking at that chart the only other name that rings a bell is Rick Astley, going back to school disco days of the 1980's! Seems awfully strange though to see him on a chart with Roddy Piper, can't think of a single possible thing they could have had in common.
Nope tell a lie, it just occurred to me, I have heard of Bill Mumy as well, I'm sure he played lennier in Babylon 5, other than acting in Sci-fi still can't see how he relates to Roddy Piper either though. Seems like a bit of a weird fame comparison chart all round.
They are all weakly famous people.
Try adding your favorite famous scientist, minor city, US President or UK Prime Minister to compare relative "fame" (i.e. mentions in print)
I liked him in the movie They Live, I saw it years ago and I had no idea he was a wrestler or that he did any other acting.
It was on CNN.
I can't name anybody famous from this decade. Apparently Taylor Swift is a singer?
On the other hand, Rowdy Roddy rang a bell because he was born just down the road from me.
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