Jan 23, 2007
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90. Whitman died of heart failure at Orange Park Medical Center, his son-in-law Roy Beagle said. Whitman's tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks -- and an inspiration for countless jokes -- thanks to the TV commercials that pitched his records. But he was a serious musical influence on early rock, and in the British Isles, he was known as a pioneer of country music for popularizing the style there. Whitman also encouraged a teen Elvis Presley when he was the headliner on the bill and the young singer was making his professional debut. (24 min ago | post #71)
I'll see your Old Spice and raise you a bottle of Hai Karate. (14 hrs ago | post #522)
On average, 9.579346680716544 per day. (14 hrs ago | post #2)
Did it really take you 13 months to formulate a response to this thread? ;-) (14 hrs ago | post #6)
TRY to quote accurately even though it may be really hard for you: "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God," Mourdock said. "And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." (17 hrs ago | post #4)
I did. Never had a problem with it. Well, lots of blisters, occasional sunburn, and ripped clothing from time to time. But I guess that can't compete with developing ones thumbs by spending all day on the Xbox. (Yesterday | post #29)
Sometimes you can actually HEAR the air whizzing between their ears. (Yesterday | post #1)
Hmmm, replying to posts. Say, that's kind of the whole purpose of Topix, eh? (Yesterday | post #5)
The lightning bugs are back! (Yesterday | post #3917)
Ask yourself why the developers who are salivating over the Mass Ave parcels aren't picking up the tab for this. They ar the ones who stand to make millions from it. (Yesterday | post #1)
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