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    Re: Now Billy Mays has died

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    Everybody wear your blue shirts tomorrow for Billy.
    light blue of course after a good oxiclean washing, it's "POWERFUL!"

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    Re: Now Billy Mays has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    I guess Vince is the only pitchman now
    Is he a suspect? Does he have an alibi?
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    Re: Now Billy Mays has died

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Is he a suspect? Does he have an alibi?
    lol My friends and I were talking about that at work.
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    Re: Now Billy Mays has died

    All kidding aside, Billy was a superb entrepreneur. He made himself who he was and had a very healthy family life. I feel so bad for his family.

    His son, Billy Jr, is also on the path to being a pitchman, may see him sooner than he expected.

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    Now I'll have to resume watching ESPN to have someone scream at me.

    Some of that stuff he hawked was actually effective. Fifty is to young for anyone.
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    I was also really into his show on discovery. It really showed a different side of him that was very entertaining. This one really also has me most depressed than the others. He was really just beginning to enjoy the fruits of his life's labors. He glamorized the art of product pitching and seemed to enjoy what he did. I would say Anthony Sullivan is now the best in the biz. Vince is a one hit wonder so far.

    The funny thing is most of us make fun of or laugh at what these guys are pitching, but it always sticks, and eventually starts to sound like a good product.
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    Re: Now Billy Mays has died

    Quote Originally Posted by BUTLER REDSFAN View Post
    Well, obviously Swayze is in bad shape and I read where Walter Cronkite was on his deathbed a few days ago. While we're at it I haven't heard or seen Gene Hackman in awhile. You hate to be morbid about it but you do start guessing who's next after awhile.
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    I don't think Hackman started acting until his late 20s or 30s....
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    Re: Now Billy Mays has died

    Quote Originally Posted by acredsfan View Post
    I was also really into his show on discovery. It really showed a different side of him that was very entertaining. This one really also has me most depressed than the others. He was really just beginning to enjoy the fruits of his life's labors. He glamorized the art of product pitching and seemed to enjoy what he did. I would say Anthony Sullivan is now the best in the biz. Vince is a one hit wonder so far.

    The funny thing is most of us make fun of or laugh at what these guys are pitching, but it always sticks, and eventually starts to sound like a good product.
    Agreed. My wife and I were big fans of "Pitchmen." Everyday folks had their dreams and life's work realized with the help of Billy and Sully. Every interview I ever read about Billy said that he believed in and used the products he pitched. His style was loud and obnoxious but it got results. I mean, the guy gave OxiClean to his wedding guests!

    I heard that Billy's son, Billy III was or is about to become the national pitchman for Taco Bell.
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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Nice.
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    And it's only $19.95. But you have to act now!
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    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Awesome 'clogger

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    I think The Clogger was the inspiration for a plunger that Billy promoted.
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