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Hi! Billy Mays Tribute Thread Here!

JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
edited August 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
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My dad didn't wake up this morning.. I'm sure you'll all hear about it. It hasn't yet hit me but it's about to.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/article1014018.ece

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/hillsborough/plane_landing_tampa_062709
“All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head,” said Mays.

Uhhhhh, wow wtf is with this past two weeks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tyct9l-fD8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAE-r0fhiJE

Monday update: It appears the culprit in the death of Mays was a heart disease.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/29/mays.death/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

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  • SaigaSaiga Registered User
    edited June 2009
    This is absolutely unreal.

    I am really not sure what to say.

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  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Oh wow...

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    God damn, I was just watching Pitchmen too.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
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  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I swear 2009 is the year lots of awesome people die.

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  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Man, I was starting to like Pitchmen. It gave a pretty good behind-the-scenes look at Billy Mays that made him seem human behind all that screaming.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited June 2009
    TheBog wrote: »
    I swear 2009 is the year lots of awesome people die.

    I've coined it the Celebri-geddon.

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  • An-DAn-D Content Editor RaleighRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This is really surreal.

    I'll never watch another infomercial.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_4a4O7kXQo

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Always comes in threes.

    Just like Shamwow.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Always comes in threes.

    Just like Shamwow.

    Didn't we already have three though? This is fours.

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  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This is worse than Michael Jackson!

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  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I swear, Vince from Shamwow better not die.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited June 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Always comes in threes.

    Just like Shamwow.

    Didn't we already have three though? This is fours.

    Count again, we're at 5. David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays. Apparently Walter Cronkite is seriously ill too, so he'll probably be #6.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This week maybe?

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  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Lets hope so.

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  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    TheBog wrote: »
    I swear, Vince from Shamwow better not die.

    So many more hookers to beat up!

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This week seems surreal with the deaths

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  • temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Man he was just on Conan, and I was just watching Pitchmen like an hour ago!

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Always comes in threes.

    Just like Shamwow.

    Didn't we already have three though? This is fours.

    Count again, we're at 5. David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays. Apparently Walter Cronkite is seriously ill too, so he'll probably be #6.

    The trick is to start counting at some arbitrary spot and then stop counting at 3.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Always comes in threes.

    Just like Shamwow.

    Didn't we already have three though? This is fours.

    Count again, we're at 5. David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays. Apparently Walter Cronkite is seriously ill too, so he'll probably be #6.

    I could say 6. Gary Poppa, a local sportscaster, died not that long ago.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Always comes in threes.

    Just like Shamwow.

    Didn't we already have three though? This is fours.

    Count again, we're at 5. David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays. Apparently Walter Cronkite is seriously ill too, so he'll probably be #6.

    The trick is to start counting at some arbitrary spot and then stop counting at 3.

    EXACTLY!

    People die all the time.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    maybe it was the yakuza, guys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lftTkFacM3I

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Basically, if you get hit on the head, go to the fucking hospital and get checked out.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Always comes in threes.

    Just like Shamwow.

    Didn't we already have three though? This is fours.

    Count again, we're at 5. David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays. Apparently Walter Cronkite is seriously ill too, so he'll probably be #6.

    I could say 6. Gary Poppa, a local sportscaster, died not that long ago.
    David Eddings. Now they're dying in 7s. :P

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  • Operator-COperator-C Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I'm thinking there was an epic battle between Mays and Vince (Shamwow guy), and Mays let Vince win so he could become one with the force, becoming more powerful than he could ever imagine.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Jackson is going to reappear in a few years with a comeback album, and Mays is going to sell it. It's all a plot!

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Operator-C wrote: »
    I'm thinking there was an epic battle between Mays and Vince (Shamwow guy), and Mays let Vince win so he could become one with the force, becoming more powerful than he could ever imagine.
    The question now is, does Anthony Sullivan have any ill feelings towards Vince? Because short-term he's likely to be frantically filling in for Billy on every product Billy has out there if for no other reason than to reduce the creepy ZOMBIE BILLY MAYS HERE FOR BRAINS factor. Long-term, he's more geared to the business end of things than the pitch end, so he is going to need a second pitchman, and I could see him sucking it up and calling Vince.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    From watching Pitchmen, Billy hated Vince because he thought Vince was a clown ripping off one of Billy's products. Sullivan, had no real issues with the guy and would tease Billy about the Shamwow.

    That said, the likeliness of Sullivan calling Vince is slim to none. From the show, they seem to know a lot of people in the industry, including people that want to be pitchmen.

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  • Nakatomi2010Nakatomi2010 Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Intriging... Wonder who else is going to go down this year...

    This one fascinates me because I'm in Tampa, so he died not too far from here....

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  • TheBogTheBog Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
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  • Nakatomi2010Nakatomi2010 Registered User
    edited June 2009
    TheBog wrote: »
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    *golf clap*

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  • BigBearBigBear If your life had a face, I would punch it. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I wonder if Discovery will do what MTV did when MJ died last Thursday, and have an all-day Pitchmen marathon or something like that. Probably not, but it'd be a nice sendoff.

    In any case, RIP Billy Mays. I hope they have Big City Sliders in heaven.

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  • SQUIRREL!SQUIRREL! __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    Those commercials Mays did for ESPN's online stuff were pretty fantastic. I'm actually sad to hear about this, but maybe Jr. will step into his dad's shoes and take over the family business. Apparently Mays' father was also a pitchman, so it's in their blood.

    RIP man, you had the sack to do some self-parody and I'll always respect people that can do that.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    But he had such great health insurance, he even pitched it!

    Voice actor for hire. My time is free if your project is!
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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    SQUIRREL! wrote: »
    Those commercials Mays did for ESPN's online stuff were pretty fantastic. I'm actually sad to hear about this, but maybe Jr. will step into his dad's shoes and take over the family business. Apparently Mays' father was also a pitchman, so it's in their blood.

    RIP man, you had the sack to do some self-parody and I'll always respect people that can do that.

    Billy the Third already does work behind the scenes. He's even directed for his dad.

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  • TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    According to Wikipedia, 63 notable people have died in the past week, so apparently they come in 63s.

    Who will be next?

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  • SliverSliver Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Taximes wrote: »
    According to Wikipedia, 63 notable people have died in the past week, so apparently they come in 63s.

    Who will be next?

    abe vigoda

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  • TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    But he's been released into the wild, how would we know? Did we tag him?

    Edit: I guess so

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Abe Vigoda will outlive us all.


    Also, the Oscars are going to suck next year. 5 hours of tributes to dead famous people...

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    God damn, I was just watching Pitchmen too.

    My wife and I were watching it this morning! This is crazy. Perhaps surprisingly, this is the celebrity death over the past few days that hits the hardest, even more than Michael Jackson. Billy Mays seemed like a genuinely good guy, an everyman who had made it big and still seemed like a "regular guy" despite the Bentley. He was a great personality and I'm going to miss watching his antics.

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