Rip 2024

I wonder if it would be illegal to show “Roots” now in an Alabama or Florida classroom?

6 Likes

The first movie I saw him in was called “Skin Game”. Good movie starring him, James Garner, Ed Asner, Susan Clark, and a few others that I can’t remember at the moment. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it.

3 Likes

Excellent in An Officer and a Gentleman.

3 Likes

Those states would allow the showing only if they could play it backwards.

8 Likes

Too young…

2 Likes
2 Likes

The case that will always be a case study by the LAPD in how not to perform a murder investigation.

3 Likes

Whoa, just saw that

2 Likes

I wouldn’t actually put this in the “RIP” category. More like the “Enjoy Hell, Murderous Pig” category.

3 Likes

FWIW, when choosing which college to play for, OJ very nearly chose Utah before deciding on USC.

2 Likes

The story I have heard is that it was pretty much a done deal. Then there were some logistical issues, and he signed at USC at the last minute. Crazy to think what might have been (good and bad).

1 Like

Perhaps the butterfly effect would have Ron and Nicole living happy lives today with OJ doing beloved commercials for a Salt Lake car dealership.

5 Likes

LOL, I could have seen him doing Totally Awesome Computer Ads with Dell Schanzee

5 Likes

Not national or even international news, but I do remember Ted Wilson as Mayor of Salt Lake City.

7 Likes

Ted Wilson was a noteworthy leader in SLC. By all appearances he seemed like a genuinely good guy and a really good mayor. And a few people thought he was a doppelgänger for our football coach Wayne Howard. Maybe it was only Bill Marcroft who noted the comparison, but I remember it being out there.

4 Likes

Ted Wilson & his friends were amongst the first people to climb a lot of routes in the Wasatch. I believe he was the first to climb the Lone Peak Cirque. I know he was involved in some rescue of injured climbers on Grand Teton decades ago.

2 Likes

I said beloved

5 Likes

Wilson was a history/political science teacher at Skyline when I attended in 73-75. Excellent teacher, great guy, student favorite.

2 Likes
6 Likes

One of my favorite headphone songs is " In Memory of Elizabeth Reed":disappointed::disappointed: RIP Dickey

5 Likes