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Lake Villa, IL

#31510 Jul 24, 2014
The Dali painting caricature depicts my third wife.

Lake Villa, IL

#31511 Jul 24, 2014
I'm telling you ,I copied the same ,it transferred funky

The prince who has little pity of mercy,
Will come through death to become very knowledgeable:
The kingdom will be attended with great tranquility,
When the great one will soon be fleeced.

Le Prince rare en pitié & clemence,
Apres auoir la paix aux siens baillé:
Viendra changer par mort grand cognoissance,
Par grand repos le regne trauaillé.
Answer Man

West Memphis, AR

#31512 Jul 24, 2014
I too love literature

Mr Ed
A horse is a horse
Of course of course
And no one can talk to a horse,
Of course
That is, of course
Unless the horse
Is the famous Mister Ed!

Go right to the source
And ask the horse
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse
He's always on a steady course
Talk to Mister Ed!

People yakkity-yak a streak
And waste your time of day
But Mister Ed will never speak
Unless he has something to say!

Oh, a horse is a horse
Of course, of course
And this one'll talk 'til his voice is hoarse
You never heard of a talking horse?

Well, listen to this:
"... I am Mister Ed!"
Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/television/mr-ed-ly...

Lake Villa, IL

#31513 Jul 24, 2014
I remember a man in a sailboat next door that ,while in the cabin of his boat,reached up and from a hook on the ceiling,grabbed a spear gun ,slid the board on his kitchen counter over ,and tried to spear a mullet .It's part of the reason that I use the "sailboat" in my email address .Im landlocked ,believe me.

Sorry ,Im off topic.
I like playing mind games ,remembering better times when things are bleek. In a factory ,workers used to walk past me heads down ,(downtrodden) so I used to pass them ,look up to the ceiling and pretend the sun was shining down on me ,and say "Miami Beach".
After awhile they started doing it to me everytime they passed,smiling.

Lake Villa, IL

#31514 Jul 24, 2014
down·trod·den adjective \ˈdau̇n- ˈträ-dən\
: without hope because of being treated badly by powerful people, governments, etc.

Lake Villa, IL

#31515 Jul 24, 2014
Why would the Secretary of State remove a driving permit already in place ,10 months ,no infractions ,with a breathalyzer ,when you get a job?

Might have to ask David Duerson ,it was his old place that hired me.

Lake Villa, IL

#31516 Jul 24, 2014
Dave Duerson
No. 22, 26
Personal information
Date of birth: November 28, 1960
Place of birth: Muncie, Indiana
Date of death: February 17, 2011 (aged 50)
Place of death: Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Muncie (IN) Northside
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64
Debuted in 1983
Last played in 1993
Career history
Duerson played football, basketball, and baseball at Muncie (Indiana) Northside High School. He was given an opportunity to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a pitcher and outfielder in 1979, but declined. Duerson received many honors during his high school years, including the 1979 Indiana Mr. Football,and was part of the National Honor Society and The Musical Ambassadors All-American BandEdit

Duerson played college football at the University of Notre Dame from 1979 to 1982.He graduated with honors, with a BA in Economics. He started all four years, and earned recognition as an All-American in 1981 and 1982. He was named as his team's MVP in 1982, and a Captain. He was the winner of the Edward "Moose" Krause Distinguished Service Award in 1990 by the Notre Dame Monogram Club, of which he was a past president. He was also a member of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees from 2001-2005.

Lake Villa, IL

#31517 Jul 24, 2014
The simple way to describe the Dave Duerson tragedy is this: A smart, talented, driven young man grew up in a Midwestern town, became a football star, graduated from a prestigious college, won two Super Bowls (one with the Bears, one with the Giants), earned his master’s in business from Harvard, raised a family, became a business millionaire, earned great political and ­community respect, saw it all crumble to dust and killed himself.
That may be factual, but in so many ways, it’s not the truth.
Dave Duerson was far too complicated to sum up in a mere run-on sentence of incidents. Indeed, his rise and fall has the earmarks of a Shakespearean tragedy — a complex protagonist displaying the great virtues and frailties of will, resolution, pride, stubbornness, genius, hubris, vanity and then, of course, the foreshadowed and frightful descent into darkness.
On Feb. 17, Duerson shot himself in the chest with a .38 special at his condo north of Miami.
He was 50. As far as anyone knows, he was not in ill health. More precisely, his body — being those organs, bones and tissues ­exclusive of the brain — was in decent shape. On his bankruptcy statement, interestingly, he had listed under yearly medical expenses:“$0.”
He had recently made a list of three new goals in his life: One — get a new job (“He was going to get back into the meat business down there, and he had a satellite-radio show that he was doing,’’ says best friend Harold Rice, the chief executive officer of the Albany Park Community Center on Chicago’s Northwest Side);
His business problems — a meat-packing plant that went under, personal financial ruin — were manifest, and he and his wife Alicia had divorced several years before.(That they were still best friends before his suicide hints at the complexity of his relationships with the world.) His four teenage and older children loved him, and he traveled up from Florida from time to time to see them at sporting events and to see Alicia. This was despite the fact he had angrily thrown Alicia against a wall, in a sudden and irrational burst of anger, while the couple were visiting Notre Dame in 2005 to attend a board of trustees meeting and to watch son Tregg play football. And despite the fact he had a new girlfriend in Washington, D.C., whom he had said he intended to marry.
Dave had been down, yes. And life was seemingly crumbling about him, if it wasn’t already demolished. And his price was such that the move to Florida was almost as much an escape from his adopted hometown of Chicago and its judgment as it was a place to start over. But as Alicia says,“The financial situation and all that — he had dealt withit.’’
“He came to me back in 2006 when it was all falling apart,’’ Rice says.“And he said,‘You know what a phoenix is?’ I said,‘Yes. A bird that rises from the ashes.’ He said,‘Well, that’s me. That’s what I’m going to be — a phoenix.
At the death scene — as tidy and clean a suicide venue as the investigating Dade County police had ever seen — Duerson even had new business cards laid out, ones that ­designated him as an executive of a Florida meat distributor.
In the condo, which Alicia and close family friend Otis Wilson and Rice would visit after the police investigation concluded, there was a bizarre, illogical ­normalcy to the place.
There was a Bible, and books in proper places, towels folded, the carpet vacuumed. His Cadillac Escalade in the downstairs parking lot was freshly cleaned and detailed.
“You would have thought that any second he was going to walk back in,’’ Rice says.
Indeed, Rice was so disturbed by the rationality of the scene — all except the large blood stain on the mattress — that he told Alicia,“This stuff doesn’t add up.’’ He was certain it must have been a murder.
But the security cameras showed that no one had come or gone from Duerson’s apartment in two days. There were long, typed letters from Duerson, but they were not about suicide, and Rice thought they could have been forged

Lake Villa, IL

#31519 Jul 24, 2014
It wouldn't let me post it,7 times I tried

Lake Villa, IL

#31520 Jul 24, 2014
Why are you hiding Answer Man?

Lake Villa, IL

#31521 Jul 24, 2014
Obviously you know more about the situation

Lake Villa, IL

#31522 Jul 24, 2014
My father told me that the biggest insult that a person could do to themselves was commit suicide,I do not believe that Mr Duerson committed suicide.

Lake Villa, IL

#31523 Jul 24, 2014
I know my father didn't

Lake Villa, IL

#31524 Jul 24, 2014
You will find his boat at the bottom of Salt Creek.

Lake Villa, IL

#31525 Jul 24, 2014
My inheritance ,actually it wasn't ,he had asked me to make sure his girlfriend got everything if anything should happen to him,I complied with his wishes,I did not take a T -shirt, I suspect that the reason that this scenario occured may be because of persons such as yourself ,Answer Man.

Lake Villa, IL

#31528 Jul 24, 2014
Gene Lane might know,Why don't you ask him?
Speller feller

Conway, AR

#31529 Jul 24, 2014
guest wrote:
"...Sorry ,Im off topic.
I like playing mind games.."
Yes, your mind shows that you've played one too many games with your mind!
Keep it up, rambling man...ramble on...
Speller feller

Conway, AR

#31530 Jul 24, 2014
guest wrote:
Where did I praise myself?
I had a counselor tell me I had to stop being a door mat ,that I had to start sticking up for myself.
What? You think I'm like the Gladys Knight and the Pips song "Neither one of us"
Split Personality?
I've always stated that this is to be considered as fiction.
Century 7 Quatrain 17
The Prince rare in pity and mercy
Will come to change through death great knowledge:
Through great tranquility the realm attended to,
When the great one
Soon will be fleeced.(huh? Wool?)
I can't really keep up with your trains of thought so why try.Is nice to get a response though,what prompted you.
Who are you speaking to? Someone specific...jimmy...?
You know, you really can't keep up...but ramble on...for the sake of the rambling man everywhere!
Barney 3

Peel, AR

#31531 Jul 24, 2014
guest wrote:
Used to joke that my second wife was like the St Pete pier, long walk up ,with a coconuts lounge and an observation deck on top. She was smarter than me.
Anyone would be smarter than you. ESPECIALLY YOUR FIRST WIFE WHO DIVORCED YOU.
Barney 4

United States

#31532 Jul 24, 2014
Barney 3 wrote:
<quoted text> Anyone would be smarter than you. ESPECIALLY YOUR FIRST WIFE WHO DIVORCED YOU.
Reproducing like rabbits.

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