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Since: 16.4.02
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#1 Posted on
Just in off the Associated Press wires...comedian Bob Hope has died at the age of 100.

"Hope's longtime publicist confirms that the comedian died at his home in Toluca Lake, California last night. He was surrounded by family members at his bedside. The publicist says the cause of death was pneumonia." (AP)

At the risk of sounding corny...thanks for the memories, Bob. You will be missed.



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AS a Veteran of the Military, I will always respect Bob Hope for all he has done for the troops. Thanks for the laughs Bob! RIP!
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One of the few people where it will be impossible to find someone saying a negative word about him.
Will CNN claim to have been the first with this story since they reported his death 6 months ago on their web site?



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#4 Posted on
Man, it's been a bad year for old celebrities. Dick Clark and Bob Barker better watch out.
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This will be a wash in everyone's Dead Pools I have to think. I'm hoping at least a couple people forgot about him though.

Oh and oh yeah, thanks for the "Road" movies too.

(edited by spf2119 on 28.7.03 1008)


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Bob is the man. He did so much for those of us in the military for, what like 60 years.
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Since: 17.1.02
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#7 Posted on
Isn't hope worth 0 points in most death pools.
I mean 100 points - age of deceased = points in pool in most I've seen.

Seriously, its too bad that someone who did so much for people has to eventually go.




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It was bound to happen sooner or later

Agreed. He was a class act.

I hope NBC replays their "Bob hope's 100th birthday special", it was really good.

Anybody know who took Bob's spot in the USO tours? Me and the future Mrs. Freeze were discussing possible replacements for him while watching the birthday special. I'm thinking Robin Williams, David Letterman (except he already has a daily TV show to do), or Regis, but I'm not sure Regis is funny enough.



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I enjoyed his cameo on the Simpsons years ago.

He will be missed.



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Since: 28.4.02
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Anybody know who took Bob's spot in the USO tours? Me and the future Mrs. Freeze were discussing possible replacements for him while watching the birthday special. I'm thinking Robin Williams, David Letterman (except he already has a daily TV show to do), or Regis, but I'm not sure Regis is funny enough.


Wayne Newton - I shit you not. They've really got their fingers on the pulse of the younger generation, don't they? (Although Robin Williams and David Letterman have both visited either Afghanistan or Iraq to entertain the troops in the last year and a half.)

And, yes, Bob Hope had some of the best *timing* in comedy history, and that's the most important quality of all. Even when his material was terribly corny, it was funny because *he* was telling it. A definite class act all the way and a rare exception to the "good ones die young" rule.



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I can't say i was shocked when i saw it but this was a man who did a ton for the service with just words.
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    I enjoyed his cameo on the Simpsons years ago.


Wow, I didn't know that was the real Bob Hope providing the voice. I thought one of the cast just did a quick impression, like they do with Bill Cosby.

July 27th might now become Bob Hope Day....if any entertainer deserved their own holiday, it's probably Bob Hope. Or Christopher Walken.





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A damn funny man died yesterday.



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HOLY SHIT HE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND. See you just dont know this until people die.
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Since: 11.2.03
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#15 Posted on
If anyone's interested, Game Show Network will be showing three of Hope's appearances on What's My Line? Friday night at 4AM Eastern/1AM Pacific.

(Edit: Corrected date to Friday night.)

(edited by Peter The Hegemon on 29.7.03 0406)
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Since: 11.7.02
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
Then there is this:

Death of Bob Hope
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Today, America mourns the loss of one of its great treasures. A gifted comedian who entertained audiences for decades with his unique talents, Bob Hope brought joy and laughter to our Nation. By tirelessly entertaining America's troops, he demonstrated his extraordinary love of country and devotion to the men and women who have served in our military.

As a mark of respect for the memory of Bob Hope, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.

GEORGE W. BUSH





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Since: 12.2.02
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Wow. That is a fantastic, moving tribute to the man. Very fitting.



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Since: 11.7.02
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And then there is this bit of macabre screwup:

EX-TIMES SCRIBE CANBY FILES BY FINAL DEADLINE

July 29, 2003 -- Dead men tell no tales - except at the New York Times.

The obituary of comedian Bob Hope, who died Sunday, carried the byline of Vincent Canby - a Times writer who has been dead himself since 2000.

If there are any mistakes, obviously don't call the writer.

In fairness, the Times Web site, which posted the story last night, did say that the writer had died in 2000.

Was it a post mortem obit? If not, was Canby able to collect a kill fee before he left?

Joe Lelyveld, the Times interim executive editor - who passes the baton to William Keller tomorrow - said it is not the first time that a writer has "predeceased the subject."

We all want to give our colleagues - and fellow working stiffs - their due, but isn't the practice a little unusual?

Usually when an editor sends someone to the morgue, he means the area where long-ago clippings are stored. "He wrote the piece and we don't take his name off it," said Lelyveld. "Notice our dead reporter did not report that Bob Hope had died Sunday."

"He wrote the piece a few years ago," said Lelyveld, "and not much has happened in Bob Hope's life since."

That ends that mystery. At least he didn't bury the lead.

Story in question: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/29/obituaries/29HOPE.html




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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.65
Actually, Kim noticed this Monday and made sure to note it in her diaryland page. This must either be a New York thing or a publishing thing because I had no idea who Vince Canby was...or is...or was, I guess. (Also, I STILL don't!)



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