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David Carradine found dead, age 73

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Oddly, I don't really care. While I've enjoyed some of his work (what little was worthwhile), he's not somebody that I'll particularly miss seeing. Does this make me a bad person? Obviously I still care in that I'm sure there are people who cared deeply about him and will miss him, and that's sad and all...but, like, I saw Bernie Mac in Transformers the other day and that made me a bit sad, yet I'm sure next time I see Kill Bill I won't give it a thought.

    Some great Thailand and INXS jokes in here, though.

  • NeylaNeyla Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    RIP David.

    He was awesome in Kill Bill. Though i remember him best in Kung Fu. My mother was a huge fan, she would always get so engrossed in the show. There wasn't an afternoon that went by without his face on our T.V before the show was completely taken off the air.

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    fascinating factoid

    i once checked out an audiobook version of Kerouac's On the Road with David Carradine reading.

    it actually wasn't as awesome as it sounds.

    RIP Bill.

  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Sad to see him go in such a manner. Personaly I have only seen him in Kill Bill, more familiar with his brothers to be honest. Will be a bit sad seeing the movie again, but hey what can you do. Personaly if I had to guess I would have guessed it be David Duchovny leaving us in this manner.

    PS. David Eddings died? Man, I missed that news completly. My sister is going to be crushed, she loved the Belgariad.

    Communicating from the last of the Babylon Stations.
  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Aw man.

    Oddly, what I remember him most from is hosting Wild West Tech on the History Channel.

  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bama wrote: »
    Tach wrote: »
    Anyways, David Carradine. Yeah. Sad to hear. But- yeah, not the best actor in the world, guys.
    I must have missed the part where people were saying this.

    Because acting talent obviously determines how much people loved him.

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  • Ed321Ed321 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I only remember him from Kill Bill and some 80s fantasy film where there was a woman with four boobs.

  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm trying to remember where I saw the anecdote about a guy working a gaming store's grand opening, and they'd managed to snag Carradine for a celebrity appearance. He was a blast to have at the store, in spite of being drunk the whole time, and whacking the guy in the head with one of the recreation swords that decorated the store.

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  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Carradine may not have been the best actor in the world, but man did he ooze cool to me. I will miss him a bunch.

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  • MimasMimas Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm trying to remember where I saw the anecdote about a guy working a gaming store's grand opening, and they'd managed to snag Carradine for a celebrity appearance. He was a blast to have at the store, in spite of being drunk the whole time, and whacking the guy in the head with one of the recreation swords that decorated the store.


    I remember that too, I want to say it was in one of the old G&T Employees Lounge threads. I cant really remember for sure though.

  • DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I've actually been watching Kung Fu through Netflix right at this particular time. This sucks. Whatever you think of him as an actor, he was still something of an icon.

    I also think I'm one of the few people who liked "Circle of Iron" (a.k.a. "The Silent Flute"). It wasn't really high cinema, but I found it interesting nonetheless.

  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    He may not have been an acting great, but he was, as said, an icon. He was always fun to watch on screen. He was the one thing that made The Monster Hunter watchable.

    Man, Carradine is definitely going to be missed.

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Mimas wrote: »
    I'm trying to remember where I saw the anecdote about a guy working a gaming store's grand opening, and they'd managed to snag Carradine for a celebrity appearance. He was a blast to have at the store, in spite of being drunk the whole time, and whacking the guy in the head with one of the recreation swords that decorated the store.


    I remember that too, I want to say it was in one of the old G&T Employees Lounge threads. I cant really remember for sure though.

    Yeah, I definitely remember reading it somewhere on these boards.

    Ah, it's still there!

    Here it is.

  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Second, this applies as you get older, never waste a hard-on.
    There's something very... poignant about this line.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2009
    David Carradine is apparently one crazy motherfucker.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I believe the appropriate word is, 'was.' Then again, considering how he apprently died, perhaps the continuing tense is apropos.

    Oh shit, I just realized. Remember when I said the next David to Die would be Duchovny? Well, celebrity deaths come in threes.

    Day before yesterday? David Eddings.

    Yesterday? David Carradine.

    We need a D to fill that gap between them in the alphabet.

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  • MindLibMindLib Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    David Carradine is apparently one crazy motherfucker.

    Yup.

    I read his auto-biography. At some point during his 20's he ate 4x the normal dose of peyote. He then proceeded to strip naked and carouse the neighborhood in a state of delirium. He wandered for hours where the Carradine, Barrymore, and other famous families lived in Beverly Hills. The police found him in a house which he broke into, his hands bloody from smashing a window. He was singing and playing the piano, slopping blood all over the ivory.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2009
    David Carradine really should've had a daughter and named her Beta.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I believe the appropriate word is, 'was.' Then again, considering how he apprently died, perhaps the continuing tense is apropos.

    Oh shit, I just realized. Remember when I said the next David to Die would be Duchovny? Well, celebrity deaths come in threes.

    Day before yesterday? David Eddings.

    Yesterday? David Carradine.

    We need a D to fill that gap between them in the alphabet.

    How about David Gilmour? Nobody likes him!

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    SteevL wrote: »
    Mimas wrote: »
    I'm trying to remember where I saw the anecdote about a guy working a gaming store's grand opening, and they'd managed to snag Carradine for a celebrity appearance. He was a blast to have at the store, in spite of being drunk the whole time, and whacking the guy in the head with one of the recreation swords that decorated the store.


    I remember that too, I want to say it was in one of the old G&T Employees Lounge threads. I cant really remember for sure though.

    Yeah, I definitely remember reading it somewhere on these boards.

    Ah, it's still there!

    Here it is.
    It's so tempting to report that for awesome, but I'm sure there's some kind of statute of limitations on such an idea.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    You might get away with it as an anniversary thing....

    Still, this saddened me when I found out.

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  • pismo no homopismo no homo Registered User
    edited June 2009
    better him than gordon liu, i guess.

  • GimGim jelly bean carny Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    I believe the appropriate word is, 'was.' Then again, considering how he apprently died, perhaps the continuing tense is apropos.

    Oh shit, I just realized. Remember when I said the next David to Die would be Duchovny? Well, celebrity deaths come in threes.

    Day before yesterday? David Eddings.

    Yesterday? David Carradine.

    We need a D to fill that gap between them in the alphabet.

    How about David Gilmour? Nobody likes him!

    He might have one more tour/reunion left in him.

    I'm rooting for David Faustino. Put him out of his misery.

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So apparently John Carradine once said "Never do anything you wouldn't want to be caught dead doing."

    Kind of blackly humorous considering the (rumored) circumstances of David's death.

  • HyphyKezzyHyphyKezzy The Best On MarsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    According to the awesome story I just read, David Carradine once said "Never waste a hard-on". For some reason I think he wouldn't be embarrased.

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The guy was 72 and all signs point to him being a wildly... free-spirited individual. I'm sure he didn't care remotely enough to be embarrassed.

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If only he had learned the inverse (never be wasted by a hard-on)

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  • Tyler the GreatTyler the Great Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    and now I am gonna kill Bill.

    - Bill

  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    fuck everyone in this thread for not mentioning one of his awesomest films
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  • YarYar Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The articles I've read have been mostly debating whether it was a suicide, which he has a long history of talking about, or foul play. I hadn't heard anything about the genitals stuff.

    Anyway, this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q85cV3GOMw

    Yes, that's a cut piece of garden hose. The real fun starts at 0:56.

  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    God damn I miss this guy already. It's a shame that I'm just now learning how freakin' weird he was.

  • ArchonexArchonex Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Yar wrote: »
    The articles I've read have been mostly debating whether it was a suicide, which he has a long history of talking about, or foul play. I hadn't heard anything about the genitals stuff.

    Anyway, this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q85cV3GOMw

    Yes, that's a cut piece of garden hose. The real fun starts at 0:56.

    I love how the dog yawns, gets up, and walks away to go take a crap toward's the end of the video.

    It's like that's pretty freaking average for him to see.

  • LoveIsUnityLoveIsUnity Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    David Carradine really should've had a daughter and named her Beta.

    This joke did not receive the love it deserves.

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  • Kristmas KthulhuKristmas Kthulhu Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Medopine wrote: »
    fuck everyone in this thread for not mentioning one of his awesomest films
    Spoiler:

    I wanted to see this so bad when I saw the preview for the new one with Jason Statham. Without even knowing it existed, I thought: "Man, this movie would've been awesome if it'd been made 30 years ago."

  • unknownsome1unknownsome1 Registered User
    edited June 2009
    I learned about what happened last night. I liked him in Kill Bill and Wild West Tech on the History Channel. Unbelievable...

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So MSNBC is pretty much saying it was autoerotic asphyxiation now.

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  • YarYar Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So MSNBC is pretty much saying it was autoerotic asphyxiation now.
    That is so messed.

  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2009
    Yar wrote: »
    So MSNBC is pretty much saying it was autoerotic asphyxiation now.
    That is so messed.

    why? I think from what we've heard about the guy he probably wouldn't be all that embarrassed and might be glad he went out on a personal high note

  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    FWIW his wife and management is firing back and saying it was foul play.

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Ludious wrote: »
    FWIW his wife and management is firing back and saying it was foul play.
    The hotel is saying their security cameras show that no one entered or exited the room aside from him and the maid who found him though.

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