Billy Mays dead

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Wow, I never knew he was from Da Burgh. Local boy makes good! I'm from there too, but a different neighborhood.

It sounds like he led a charmed life, seeded by lots of hard work. We should all do so well. Good for him, and I hope the media gives his family a break. They have much bigger things to chase right now anyway.
 

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1. David Carradine
2. Ed McMahon
3. Farah Fawcett
4. Michael Jackson
5. Billy Mays

But the damn Sham Wow guy is still alive...where is the justice?
 

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Jokes aside Mays was a unique celebrity in that within a very short period of time he became a household name with his dynamic personality and enthusiastic sales pitches for cheesy or not that bad products to make our lives easier or better for $19.99.
I mean how many other pitchmen had their own tv show?
He was fun to watch and made whatever he was selling actually got you interested in contemplating buying it.

Hundreds of inventors owe Billy Mays (and his counterpart) a lot for at least bringing their "dream" one step closer to reality.

It's a loss, and I for one will miss his commercials... they were at least fun to watch.
 

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I'm definitely not famous, or I probably wouldn't be here. Just kidding!

But man, I'm getting ready to start checking the obituaries everyday and make sure my name's not in there geez.
 

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Jokes aside Mays was a unique celebrity in that within a very short period of time he became a household name with his dynamic personality and enthusiastic sales pitches for cheesy or not that bad products to make our lives easier or better for $19.99.
I mean how many other pitchmen had their own tv show?
He was fun to watch and made whatever he was selling actually got you interested in contemplating buying it.

Hundreds of inventors owe Billy Mays (and his counterpart) a lot for at least bringing their "dream" one step closer to reality.

It's a loss, and I for one will miss his commercials... they were at least fun to watch.

Billy Mays was great. :asian:
 

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QFT. That is one creepy, creepy dude. Even the look on his face shouts "might **** in your Cheerios." He makes me want to get a Slap Chop...for self defense.

"Slap Chop?" Isn't that what he did to that hooker?:lol:

Creepy doesn't even cover it all....:rolleyes:

Too bad about Billy Mays-sounds like he was a good guy. Won't miss his commercials too much, though I do have a lot of fun imitating them.....BILLY MAYS HERE with the amazing Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. :lol:
 

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It's a loss, and I for one will miss his commercials... they were at least fun to watch.

I don't blame Billy Mays for this, but the volume on his commercials was turned up so high that it BLASTED out of my TV at a painful level. I was quick with the remote 'mute' button. Sorry, Billy, but the guys at the networks just had to make your infomercials as obnoxious as possible.

RIP, Mr. Mays.
 

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"Slap Chop?" Isn't that what he did to that hooker?:lol:

Creepy doesn't even cover it all....:rolleyes:

Too bad about Billy Mays-sounds like he was a good guy. Won't miss his commercials too much, though I do have a lot of fun imitating them.....BILLY MAYS HERE with the amazing Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. :lol:

ROFL...I'm almost ashamed for laughing at the "slap-chop" comment...almost.

You can't immitate Billy Mays without the over-exaggerated hand gestures as well. You got to have them along with the booming voice.

RIP, Bill Mays: a 21st Century Icon.
 

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1. David Carradine
2. Ed McMahon
3. Farah Fawcett
4. Michael Jackson
5. Billy Mays

But the damn Sham Wow guy is still alive...where is the justice?

If they go in threes, should we then be expecting a #6 sometime soon...?


QFT. That is one creepy, creepy dude. Even the look on his face shouts "might **** in your Cheerios." He makes me want to get a Slap Chop...for self defense.

Careful - you know the Slap Chop is on my Christmas list... :boing2:
 

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My question is ... Why start a thread about Billy Mays? I mean who cares about this guy passing? No big loss.
 

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My question is ... Why start a thread about Billy Mays? I mean who cares about this guy passing? No big loss.

Well I'm sure his friends and family care.
BUT if what you say is really true, why are you restarting a thread that hasn't been touched in half a year??
 

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Actually didn't start this thread. Just found it a bit odd of a topic to be on of all things a martial arts board. Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've seen this is not a site for sales???
 

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Actually didn't start this thread. Just found it a bit odd of a topic to be on of all things a martial arts board. Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've seen this is not a site for sales???
We recognize that people will talk about stuff other than martial arts; this board is truly a community. Many of us have met in real life, shared information about families... and just real kewl stuff. For that reason, we have various places to post stuff like politics in The Study, or The Game Room for the purely silly forum game stuff... Or The Urusai Bar & Grill where we're hanging out now, whose description reads:
Stop in, pull up a stool and say hello. This is the place to kick back, relax, catch up on whats new with everyone, and just chat.

None of this is really a referral to the late Mr. Mays's sale sites; it's a thread discussing his death.
Free peanuts, and the first drinks always on the house.
 

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