Friday, November 10, 2006


A flurry of contestants for this one in our continuing game of mortality. Jack Palance is dead. Wikipedia's bio info:
Jack Palance, (born Volodymyr Palanyuk on February 18, 1919, in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania), an Academy Award-winning American actor, died November 10, 2006.

With his rugged facial features and gravelly voice, Palance is best known to modern movie audiences as both the characters of Curly and Duke in the City Slickers movies, but his career has spanned half a century of film and television appearances.

Palance had recently placed his Butler Township, Pennsylvania, Holly-Brooke Farm up for sale and its contents, his personal lifetime collection, up for auction.

As of Friday afternoon, November 10, 2006, the Associated Press is reporting that Jack has passed away at his home in Motecito, CA.
MIT rang with the news around 4:15 p.m. Brother Richard e-mailed at 4:35. JJ brought in the listing at 4:07 p.m. We didn't know Jack, literally, until MIT called.


Anonymous said...

8 minutes?
I won by 8 minutes???
Now THAT'S a thumpin'.

Curly: You know what the secret of life is?
Mitch: No, what?
Curly: This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don't mean shit.
Mitch: That's great, but what's the one thing?
Curly: That's what you've got to figure out.

Anonymous said...

And then there's this one:

Cookie: Lord, we give you Curly. Try not to piss him off.
Mitch: That's it?
Cookie: What else is there? I got chicken burning.

Anonymous said...

And lest we forget:

Curly: I crap bigger than you.