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« on: June 28, 2009, 04:23:58 PM »

Just saw on the news that Billy Mays died unexpectedly today. saywhat
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 04:56:13 PM »

That sucks.  I know a lot of people hated his screaming, but I always had a soft spot for the guy.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 05:12:27 PM »

Wow, he was on Conan last week promoting his new show.
He, like MJ, was 50. So odd!

Conan gave him a hard time, and I was glad for it, as I'm not a big fan of his. But he was good at his job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 05:23:57 PM »

So much for the fucking green and white technology!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 05:41:59 PM »

Billy Mays here with no more fantastic products!

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RIP Billy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVuRtZmHax0&feature=channel_page
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 05:47:46 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on June 28, 2009, 04:56:13 PM

That sucks.  I know a lot of people hated his screaming, but I always had a soft spot for the guy.

I'm with you.  I really liked him.  I'm sort of pissed about this.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 06:14:01 PM »

but wait, there's more!

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Rough landing Saturday
Tampa area media outlets reported that Mays was a passenger on a U.S. Airways flight that made a rough landing on Saturday afternoon at Tampa International Airport, apparently blowing its front tires in an incident that left debris on the runway.

Tampa Bay's Fox television affiliate interviewed Mays after the incident.

"All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping," MyFox Tampa Bay quoted him as saying. "It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."

U.S. Airways officials said Sunday they could not immediately confirm that Mays was a passenger.

I wonder if he ddin't get knocked in the head a little too hard.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 06:20:02 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 06:41:39 PM »

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 28, 2009, 05:12:27 PM

Wow, he was on Conan last week promoting his new show.
He, like MJ, was 50. So odd!

Conan gave him a hard time, and I was glad for it, as I'm not a big fan of his. But he was good at his job.

His segment on Conan was hilarious. Actually gave me some respect for him.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 06:52:01 PM »

annoying he may have been, but he turned infamy into fame and how many late night tv pitch men could say that? 

bad products or no, he is iconic. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 07:21:31 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 28, 2009, 06:14:01 PM

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Rough landing Saturday
Tampa area media outlets reported that Mays was a passenger on a U.S. Airways flight that made a rough landing on Saturday afternoon at Tampa International Airport, apparently blowing its front tires in an incident that left debris on the runway.

Tampa Bay's Fox television affiliate interviewed Mays after the incident.

"All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping," MyFox Tampa Bay quoted him as saying. "It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."

U.S. Airways officials said Sunday they could not immediately confirm that Mays was a passenger.

I wonder if he ddin't get knocked in the head a little too hard.

I'm wondering the same thing due to what happened to Natasha Richardson.  Truly unexpected and unfortunate. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2009, 07:49:58 PM »

Might start wearing a friggin helmet when I go to the end of the drive to get the mail................... paranoid
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2009, 08:15:05 PM »

Watching the show Pitchmen gave me a great appreciation for Billy Mays.  He truly seemed like a good guy, something you wouldn't have guessed given how annoying his commercials could be.
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2009, 08:59:18 PM »

Can Mighty Mend-It fix this hole... in my heart?
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2009, 09:45:34 PM »

Surprising news.  He seemed like a nice guy, but I didn't care much for the commercials.  RIP Billy Mays.
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2009, 09:55:35 PM »

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He seemed like a nice guy, but I didn't care much for the commercials.  RIP Billy Mays.

That's about how I felt.  Can't stand the yelling, but I've seen a couple of the Pitchemen episodes and he seems like a genuine guy.

If you're interested in seeing the spot when Billy and Sully were on Conan, they have it here.
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2009, 10:25:12 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on June 28, 2009, 08:15:05 PM

Watching the show Pitchmen gave me a great appreciation for Billy Mays.  He truly seemed like a good guy, something you wouldn't have guessed given how annoying his commercials could be.

That is the way I feel. I thought he was extremely annoying until I watched Pitchmen. He seemed like a nice guy who genuinely tried to help people get their invention to the market.
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2009, 10:32:23 PM »

As long as the Sham-WoW guy is still around all is good............
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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2009, 10:38:13 PM »

Ed McMahon I know.  Farrah Fawcett I know.  Michael Jackson I know.  Billy Mays?  Never heard of him.
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2009, 11:06:10 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on June 28, 2009, 10:38:13 PM

Ed McMahon I know.  Farrah Fawcett I know.  Michael Jackson I know.  Billy Mays?  Never heard of him.

How is that even possible? lol
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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2009, 11:17:18 PM »

Quote from: Sparhawk on June 28, 2009, 11:06:10 PM

Quote from: Canuck on June 28, 2009, 10:38:13 PM

Ed McMahon I know.  Farrah Fawcett I know.  Michael Jackson I know.  Billy Mays?  Never heard of him.

How is that even possible? lol

I bet living in Japan is a contributing factor. smile
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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2009, 11:26:50 PM »

Quote from: Arclight on June 28, 2009, 10:32:23 PM

As long as the Sham-WoW guy is still around all is good............

for now  paranoid
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2009, 11:40:43 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on June 28, 2009, 11:17:18 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on June 28, 2009, 11:06:10 PM

Quote from: Canuck on June 28, 2009, 10:38:13 PM

Ed McMahon I know.  Farrah Fawcett I know.  Michael Jackson I know.  Billy Mays?  Never heard of him.

How is that even possible? lol

I bet living in Japan is a contributing factor. smile

Yeah, if you lived in the US and watched TV at all you've probably seen him (and quickly turned down the TV late at night as he yells about some new product).
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2009, 12:55:14 AM »

Discovery will be running a marathon pf Pitchmen on Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. Eastern and ending at 2 a.m. the next day.  I don't know if this was previously planned.
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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2009, 02:18:02 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on June 28, 2009, 10:38:13 PM

Ed McMahon I know.  Farrah Fawcett I know.  Michael Jackson I know.  Billy Mays?  Never heard of him.

Me neither, but I haven't seen a TV commercial since the VCR was invented.
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« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2009, 04:04:31 AM »

Quote from: Ironrod on June 29, 2009, 02:18:02 AM

Quote from: Canuck on June 28, 2009, 10:38:13 PM

Ed McMahon I know.  Farrah Fawcett I know.  Michael Jackson I know.  Billy Mays?  Never heard of him.

Me neither, but I haven't seen a TV commercial since the VCR was invented.

It's funny because I never watch live TV myself, and yet I somehow get exposed to commercials.  I think it is when I am out an about.
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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2009, 05:33:22 AM »

I honestly didn't care about Billy Mays, in fact, I hate him.  That is until I watched Pitchmen.  He seemed like such a great guy on that show and you couldn't help but love it when he was on the screen.  He's loud and larger than life but so much fun to watch.  I feel bad for Sully frown  I wonder if Pitchmen will go on without him?  It's one of the few new shows that's found it's way onto my DVR.
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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2009, 06:22:54 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on June 29, 2009, 05:33:22 AM

I honestly didn't care about Billy Mays, in fact, I hate him.  That is until I watched Pitchmen.  He seemed like such a great guy on that show and you couldn't help but love it when he was on the screen.  He's loud and larger than life but so much fun to watch.  I feel bad for Sully frown  I wonder if Pitchmen will go on without him?  It's one of the few new shows that's found it's way onto my DVR.

Maybe they'll replace him with Vince, aka the Shamwow pitchman.
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2009, 06:35:02 PM »




I don't think that is going to happen.
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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2009, 10:47:57 PM »

looks like it may be heart disease instead.

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Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease... No evidence of exterior or interior head trauma was found during Mays' autopsy, Adams said

well, if that's the cause, then that clears the airline of any negligent wrongdoing.  of course, i'm not entirely sure yet.  hypertension + an unseen trauma could very well add up to a sudden death where it would have just left a healthier person with a headache. 
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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2009, 12:36:15 PM »

My favorite Billy Mays moment:

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/4/Billy-Mays-Interviews-Obama-703445.html

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« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2009, 02:56:57 PM »

CAD gets sentimental:

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« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2009, 03:29:14 PM »

B^U
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« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2009, 04:07:28 PM »

B is greater than U ? I concur.
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« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2009, 04:40:52 PM »

Not to turn this thread into me being pissed about how shitty CAD is. I understand what that comic is trying to do but it shows no life. Billy Mays is really vocal and he moves a lot when he talks and that comic shows nothing of the sort. But Billy Mays III seemed to enjoy it so that has to say something I guess.
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« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2009, 09:13:27 PM »

This is a funny video of him going through a McDonald's Drive-through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtYdDK1uTDI
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« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2009, 11:57:07 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on June 30, 2009, 09:13:27 PM

This is a funny video of him going through a McDonald's Drive-through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtYdDK1uTDI

lol, thanks for posting that!  He's such a clown, you can't help but love him.  Also, what's with that person randomly taking his picture?  I love the wtf look he gives.
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« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2009, 04:39:33 PM »

Better than CADs
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« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2009, 11:07:38 PM »

So it seems the autopsy found cocaine in his system, along with alcohol, prescription narcotic pain killers and tranquilizers.
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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2009, 12:45:20 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 07, 2009, 11:07:38 PM

So it seems the autopsy found cocaine in his system, along with alcohol, prescription narcotic pain killers and tranquilizers.

You can't be like that and not be on cocaine.  For reference, see old Robin Williams.
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