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Andy Mink

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A very sad day at the Reno Air Races final day. This year marked the last races after a near 6 decade run of the event. Unfortunately, two pilots lost their lives in a mid-air collision after the T-6 Gold race was over. News is still somewhat sketchy but it sounds like they were coming in to land from the west of the strip and collided over a neighborhood. Fortunately no on the ground was injured. A very sad ending to what has been a great event over the years.
 

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I know he had many roles, but he will always be Ilya Kuryakin to me
Being old enough to have watched both "I Spy" and NCIS I have to say he was good in both. But because of the difference in the age between the two rolls I can't say I one was better than the other. The writers on NCIS once put in a line "what did Ducky look like when younger" The answer was "he looked just like Ilya Kuryakin" I think that was cool. I wonder how many people actually understood the reply?
 

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My husband has been working his way through multiple old seasons of NCIS recently, so I've seen a LOT of Ducky lately.
 

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I guess Men in Black took that concept of an underground operation in NYC.
 

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I guess Men in Black took that concept of an underground operation in NYC.
Thanks fo posting this. One of my favorite shows as a kid & Ilya Kuryakin was my favorite.
RIP David

How did Jimmy Page make his guitar sound like a violin? He played it with a violin bow, a technique suggested to him by classical violinist David McCallum, Sr. during a pre-Led Zeppelin recording session.
 

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Brooks Robinson, Man it stings when your idols go. Had a chance meeting with him way back in the 70's when I was just a kid and I idolized the hell out of him. He was a great player and in my opinion an even better person as he took his time to talk to a youngster.
 

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Brooks Robinson, Man it stings when your idols go. Had a chance meeting with him way back in the 70's when I was just a kid and I idolized the hell out of him. He was a great player and in my opinion an even better person as he took his time to talk to a youngster.
He was much beloved in the racially and ethnically diverse city of Baltimore, which tells you something about his friendly/open mindedness since he was a southern boy from Little Rock. I was a Senators and Nationals fan, but followed the Birds in the 70s-90s. I would agree that he is a top candidate for the best defensive player at any position in the history of MLB.
 
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My fave David McCallum fact. He (or his producers or session guys) was directly responsible for one of the greatest hip hop riffs of all time

The music is great but I kept waiting to hear this hip hop riff. What are you referring to?
 

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He was much beloved in the racially and ethnically diverse city of Baltimore, which tells you something about his friendly/open mindedness since he was a southern boy from Little Rock. I was a Senators and Nationals fan, but followed the Birds in the 70s-90s. I would agree that he is a top candidate for the best defensive player at any position in the history of MLB.
Yeah I don’t know how many extra base hits he took away from the Reds in the World Series. You can argue about who’s the best 3rd baseman ever, no debate about who was the best defensively.
 

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