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    Quote Originally Posted by radiojane View Post
    He was a a tv host for fuck sakes. I guess I missed the memo stating it was his job to cure cancer and sprinkle dollar bills in the street.
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    I don't get how people are mad at Dick Clark for being tight with his money. Ed McMahan made a lot of money in his lifetime too and he died broke. We criticized these people for being stupid with their money and for being tight. I just guess you can't win.
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    I just am at a loss as to why people want to keep calling him cheap and blaming him for Columbine.

    I guess to each his own.

    He was wealthy, it was his fucking money and no matter how he made it, he can spend it the way he wanted to, or he can hold on it to it.

    Dick was cheap but in my book he was a nice guy,and i was wondering the same thing.

    A lot of rich are tight as a bulls ass, but so what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    He had a TURP the day before his death. At his age and in his condition I am surprised they did it.

    Its an elective surgery usually done for urine rentention (due to an enlarged prostate)
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    wow same hospital John Ritter died in. RIP Dick Clark
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    I wonder if there was a countdown 10 seconds before he died.

    I'd love for Justin Timberlake and Adam Sandberg to sing Dick in a Box during the funeral.

    Too soon?

    I hated it that most people (if not everyone) lip synced on his show. On the up side, I really enjoyed New Year's Rocking Eve because that year I had just lost my father, and it was a nice distraction for me. I admit I've watched it every year since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckyinky View Post
    I wonder if there was a countdown 10 seconds before he died.

    I'd love for Justin Timberlake and Adam Sandberg to sing Dick in a Box during the funeral.

    Too soon?

    I hated it that most people (if not everyone) lip synced on his show. On the up side, I really enjoyed New Year's Rocking Eve because that year I had just lost my father, and it was a nice distraction for me. I admit I've watched it every year since.
    Dick Clark was cremated and his ashes will be spread over the ocean. I haven't heard of any public memorials. There should be.
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    here are the pics i mentioned earlier[IMG][/IMG]

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    it was taken in about 95 or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scatter View Post
    I don't think there's any doubt who sucked more. One was a contributor to society, the other's horrendous decisions sapped from society.
    The liberals love that they don't have to work to live well. The conservatives hate it because we pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    In the documentary Bowling for Columbine.

    Dick Clark the CEO of his establishments the State of Michigan
    gave him huge tax breaks if he took people on welfare.
    (who were mostly single Mothers) as slave workers.

    So when Michael Moore tries to ask him about the shooting
    in Flint Dick Clark gets all nasty about it and than slammed
    his Limousine door.

    So the very rich get tax breaks and damn everybody else
    and this awful shooting would never have happened but only
    because rich people get tax breaks while hurting the very poor.
    This is a movie by Michael Moore......I'm sure it was all fact based......Michael Moore would never do anything unfactual to cause a little controversy or put a little scratch in his pocket. Another liberal making money off lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klingonwork View Post
    Saw somebody say dick was cheap...true he was. I worked for him 14 years. When he sold the company not one dime to ANY of the people who had worked for him many years. Some lost their homes as a result of the sale, but dick had $$$ in his eyes. When he realized he had lost his empire he tried suing his attorneys. His business image was different from the TV image which in turn was different from how he talked to everyday people who worked for him.
    And Dick was expected to support all his employees the rest of his life? He sold the business. What did the new owners do to help those employees? NOTHING? But that didn't matter because the new owner wasn't a celebrity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pscc8082 View Post
    The liberals love that they don't have to work to live well. The conservatives hate it because we pay for it.

    I don't mind working for a living. I mind working for YOUR living!
    What a blanket generalization.
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    This thread has been in danger of derailing for at least a couple of pages now. Keep it on topic, please. There are plenty of other places to discuss broader social and political issues.

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    So, is anyone familiar with Dick Clark's wife? I've never heard too much about her....was she involved in running any of his companies or did she have a different career? Does Dick have any kids? If so, I haven't heard much about them either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynful View Post
    So, is anyone familiar with Dick Clark's wife? I've never heard too much about her....was she involved in running any of his companies or did she have a different career? Does Dick have any kids? If so, I haven't heard much about them either.
    Years ago I read somewhere that she made his shirts out of white sheets.
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    lol shes not that cheap,i mean she was cheap but thats going a lil overboard.Dick got his shirts from this place in beverly hills called malibu clothes.my last suit was bought there and you needed to know the key code to get inside,most of the music industry guys shop there and we still get the news letter,and yes it was discounted like up to 60 percent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unihikid View Post
    lol shes not that cheap,i mean she was cheap but thats going a lil overboard.Dick got his shirts from this place in beverly hills called malibu clothes.my last suit was bought there and you needed to know the key code to get inside,most of the music industry guys shop there and we still get the news letter,and yes it was discounted like up to 60 percent.
    Thanks! I knew it sounded fishy.
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    That's an old Jack Benny joke someone cannibalized. There was a routine on one of his radio shows where he had Rochester cutting up sheets to make shirts.
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    Well, some media hack reported it as true. IIRC now, it stated that the reason she made them was--not to be cheap--but because Dick like the feel of the sheet material. It was waaay back many moons ago when I read it. I don't even know where I read it.
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    I don't doubt it, just stating a possible source as Benny was doing that schtick 20 years before Clark. It's possible that the joke was written however because someone did or was rumored to wear sheet shirts.
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    Did anyone hear the quote Shirley MacLaine made when asked to comment about his death?

    "Well now I can walk past his house in Malibu and his dogs won't attack mine."

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    Charming lol. Sounds like she's channeling her "Ouisa Beaudreaux" character from Steel Magnolias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWrath of MadelineKahn View Post
    Did anyone hear the quote Shirley MacLaine made when asked to comment about his death?

    "Well now I can walk past his house in Malibu and his dogs won't attack mine."
    not so fast Shirley, who knows in the future how your lives will continue to intersect...
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    I don't get the blame Dick thing....Dick was a legend for any of those that watched him on a regular basis on Bandstand...He was great as a game show host...So he was smart with his money, most from his era could not say the same. Bless Dick Clark...perhaps the day he had his stroke was the day the music died. His show introduced us to music and dances we may have never known....
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    Dick's wife

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynful View Post
    So, is anyone familiar with Dick Clark's wife? I've never heard too much about her....was she involved in running any of his companies or did she have a different career? Does Dick have any kids? If so, I haven't heard much about them either.
    Hope you get this...Dick had 3 kids, Duane, Cindy, RAC. His wife was Kari and she did work at dcpi in the Burbank building across from NBC. Kari did Dick's personal stuff 99% of the time not really contributing to the business, and laughed when their dogs stole your food from off your desk. Dick frowned and Kari laughed again when their dogs krapped all over the hallways. No problem...send a runner to wipe/clean it up.

    Although he may have in distant past, Dick DID NOT live in Encino...he lived on PCH in Malibu. All you can see on way to Zuma is a wrought iron gate which opened to a winding road down to the house, I know I was there many times.

    Ideally, we all speculated Dick would hand his empire over to Cindy to handle business side and RAC to the creative side...but alas Dick was the ideal miser keeping soap shards in a tin box. He trusted nobody to run his empire, so just like the devil character on your shoulder FL kept coaxing Dick to do it as FL (a truly evil SOB) went Judas on him so Dick merged his company with 2 others to maintain control. Only one problem...someone hands you millions of dollars you don't get to keep that control. He drank and ranted his way to the stroke after he found out he couldn't have it his way any more being a "co-regent" not king. True, other company still in Hollywood and are truly evil bastards hated universally in the entertainment world. Several of the biggest producers and directors in lala land warned him of this other company, but Dick was also an arrogant person thinking his solution always the only solution. Many suffered because of this "merger" (with questionable circumstances) as it hit just prior to economy dump in '07-'08 some losing homes.

    Recently I was at a dick clark reunion picnic where we all payed tribute and Dick did deserve many of the positive things said, but in the end, arrogance and greed...especially greed is what brought him to a screeching halt. 6 months to the day after Dick's stroke, I accidentally saw the letter firing him from his own company saying he was too incapicated on JH's desk.

    There's more, too much for this blog, and while dc did do some good things, I always felt it sometimes more for appearances rather than truly from the heart, but people need to know he was not really all that "apple pie" in his later years. The documentary "Columbine" was not terribly far from the truth unfortunately.

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    the point is...many companies when they sell give their people who contributed for a while a portion of the proceeds...dc was FAR too cheap for this. Even the evil pricks MM were appalled.

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    I'm bummed about Dick....he doesn't sound like such a great guy afterall. I'll still have good memories of him but there will be that little flea bite that bugs me...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klingonwork View Post
    Hope you get this...Dick had 3 kids, Duane, Cindy, RAC. His wife was Kari and she did work at dcpi in the Burbank building across from NBC. Kari did Dick's personal stuff 99% of the time not really contributing to the business, and laughed when their dogs stole your food from off your desk. Dick frowned and Kari laughed again when their dogs krapped all over the hallways. No problem...send a runner to wipe/clean it up.

    Although he may have in distant past, Dick DID NOT live in Encino...he lived on PCH in Malibu. All you can see on way to Zuma is a wrought iron gate which opened to a winding road down to the house, I know I was there many times.

    Ideally, we all speculated Dick would hand his empire over to Cindy to handle business side and RAC to the creative side...but alas Dick was the ideal miser keeping soap shards in a tin box. He trusted nobody to run his empire, so just like the devil character on your shoulder FL kept coaxing Dick to do it as FL (a truly evil SOB) went Judas on him so Dick merged his company with 2 others to maintain control. Only one problem...someone hands you millions of dollars you don't get to keep that control. He drank and ranted his way to the stroke after he found out he couldn't have it his way any more being a "co-regent" not king. True, other company still in Hollywood and are truly evil bastards hated universally in the entertainment world. Several of the biggest producers and directors in lala land warned him of this other company, but Dick was also an arrogant person thinking his solution always the only solution. Many suffered because of this "merger" (with questionable circumstances) as it hit just prior to economy dump in '07-'08 some losing homes.

    Recently I was at a dick clark reunion picnic where we all payed tribute and Dick did deserve many of the positive things said, but in the end, arrogance and greed...especially greed is what brought him to a screeching halt. 6 months to the day after Dick's stroke, I accidentally saw the letter firing him from his own company saying he was too incapicated on JH's desk.

    There's more, too much for this blog, and while dc did do some good things, I always felt it sometimes more for appearances rather than truly from the heart, but people need to know he was not really all that "apple pie" in his later years. The documentary "Columbine" was not terribly far from the truth unfortunately.

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    Hope this isn't a stupid question, but who is "FL" and "JH"?
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    I'm sure the names are abbreviated to protect their identity, but im with ya, im nosey lol

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    Asshole or not I still like the cave home, i would so live in a place like that, since im a big kid myself but must have more bedrooms and bathrooms. well detail pics of the caveman home

    http://www.prumalibu.idxco.com/idx/2...ingID=12584765


    the current listing for the home

    http://www.prumalibu.idxco.com/idx/2...ingID=12584765
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    rj - I dig the Flintstones house, too!!! I hope it becomes a vacation rental property. Then we can reunite with our childhood friends there and run around it screaming, "WILMAAAAA!!!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckyinky View Post
    I wonder if there was a countdown 10 seconds before he died.

    I'd love for Justin Timberlake and Adam Sandberg to sing Dick in a Box during the funeral.

    Too soon?
    IMO, this didn't garner the laughs it so richly deserved. HAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!! I'd love to hear "Dick in a Box" sung as a funeral dirge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjbrasher View Post
    Asshole or not I still like the cave home, i would so live in a place like that, since im a big kid myself but must have more bedrooms and bathrooms. well detail pics of the caveman home

    http://www.prumalibu.idxco.com/idx/2...ingID=12584765


    the current listing for the home

    http://www.prumalibu.idxco.com/idx/2...ingID=12584765
    The views alone is beautiful!!!! The house...not my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girl incognito View Post
    The views alone is beautiful!!!! The house...not my taste.
    Those views are incredible. He must've felt like he owned California from just sitting up/out there.
    I think a few strategically-placed cushions might warm up the Flintstones effect. It's true that just looking at it might give someone hemorrhoids. :P
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    That's wild! I can't for the life of me picture Dick Clark living there? Not sure why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSA View Post
    That's wild! I can't for the life of me picture Dick Clark living there? Not sure why?
    Maybe it reminded him of his youth back in the bc's.
    Suck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynful View Post
    What a blanket generalization.
    If the blanket fits, wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichabodius View Post
    Maybe it reminded him of his youth back in the bc's.
    Could have! hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Hope this isn't a stupid question, but who is "FL" and "JH"?
    Dang... was still hoping to find out who "FL" & "JH" were... inquiring minds want to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjbrasher View Post
    Asshole or not I still like the cave home, i would so live in a place like that, since im a big kid myself but must have more bedrooms and bathrooms. well detail pics of the caveman home

    http://www.prumalibu.idxco.com/idx/2...ingID=12584765


    http://www.prumalibu.idxco.com/idx/2...ingID=12584765
    What a unique house; I see some Fred Flintstone with a dash of Zira and Cornelius. I'd be afraid the neighbors would catch me masturbating all the time.

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    For some reason I had always thought that Dick Clark HATED The Flinstones and yet he had lived in a house like this ?? My aunt when she had passed on ( 1982 ) had left a collection of old Radio-TV Mirror magazines. In one issue they did a feature on "Shindig" with an interview with Jimmy O'Neill and they had brought up the Flintsones and the "ShinROCK" episode. I remember the question was asked something like "why YOU and not Dick Clark ??" since Shindig wasn't seen in many parts of the country unlike AB. Jimmy as I can recall had said something like that Dick hated the show and felt The Flinstones like all cartoons were stupid and a waste of time and would not consider doing a voice for one...OK granted its been close to 30 years since I had read that article I am sure that I had left something out.

    Considering that Dick Clark in his later years had done episodes of The Family Guy and The Simpsons, maybe had developed feelings towards the Flintstones.

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    cyndi lauper said DC was a big help to her,fwiw.
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    FL was Fran LaMaina...HE wanted to retire but Dick didn't, wouldn't. FL knew though that if he could coax Dick into selling company to MM...Mosaic Media...FL would get his millions from the sale as he Fran owned a piece of the company. Finally DC agreed when it was pointed out that he Dick would get mega-millions AND, in DC's mind, would still get to control what would be left of dcpi. Enter JH...Jules Haimovitz...or as he's known be his friends, the AntiChrist. Jules is the quintessential evil bastard and perhaps the only person who ever lived greedier than DC. JH is a short, angry, hateful little man and cutivated same especially with his secretary who also cultivated anger and hostility. JH facilitated the "merger" between MM and dcpi. JH and DC did not get along. Imagine walking down the hallways and having to listen to millionaires scream obsenities at each other like Jr. High kids who've fully embraced the joy of crack. JH was evil pure and simple. He NEVER smiled or said a kind word to anyone and absolutely hated all DC's employees because they were a link to DC. When JH pushed MM to bring what was left of dcpi to Sunset and Doheny, all DC's remaining employees were treated as sub-serviant slaves and without question talked down to so they would quit. Anyway shortly after the "merger", one of the partners in the merger pulled out giving control to MM. DC, vigourusly hated by JH, realized he'd lost control and started drinking heavily and had a stroke. 6 months to the very day of the stroke JH fired DC from dcpi....Dick became a contract player in his own company. Dick had nothing against RS...Ryan Seacrest..., but fought RS taking over NYRE hosting because JH wanted to force DC to it. Finally DC thru in the towel as long as he could host NYRE and have some creative input on the AMA's...his own creation. I told DC once to call it a day and go fishing, but stubborn as DC was he refused. He had mellowed quite a bit after the stroke realizing his career was on its last wobbly legs.

    As stated previously...there was good in Dick but it always seemed to be as a front or to garnish that all American image. Had DC surrendered that empire to his children, we'd all still be there and Dick's image would still be golden....but greed corrupts.
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