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    I swear "the last Munchkin" dies every year. This is like the 8th time.
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    Gerard Marenghi (January 24, 1920 – May 24, 2018),[1][2] known as Jerry Maren, was an American actor who was the last surviving Munchkin of the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz, in which he portrayed a member of the Lollipop Guild. He became the last known survivor of the Munchkin cast, following the death of fellow Munchkin Ruth Duccini on January 16, 2014.[3][4] (A small number of anonymous female extras are also reported to survive; as they were technically dwarves and not midgets, they are not counted as Munchkins.[1] At least one non-Munchkin, stunt double Caren Marsh Doll, also survives.)

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    Looks like Red Schoendienst, 95. He was the oldest living HOF'er and oldest living former manager. Tommy Lasorda takes those crowns now.

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    as they were technically dwarves and not midgets, they are not counted as Munchkins.
    The hell?

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    The hell?
    Not all tiny folk are made the same. There are a few different reasons, and affects, of tiny-folk syndromes.

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    The more you know...

    The words midget and dwarf both refer to people who are shorter than what is typical. The main difference between a midget and a dwarf is that a midget has normal bodily proportions. Since the term "midget" is considered offensive, the term "little person" can be used to refer to a midget or a dwarf.

    Midget is a derogatory name for a person who is unusually small but well-proportioned. The term has given way to the more favorable "little person." Little people (or midgets) do not suffer from the same bone and joint problems as people with dwarfism. They grow normally, but do not exceed 58 inches in height.

    A dwarf is an unusually small person (less than 58 inches tall) with abnormal bodily proportions. Dwarfism is the result of a variety of genetic conditions. It can affect people, animals, and plants. People with dwarfism can suffer bone and joint problems as well as nerve compression. The term dwarf is also used in fiction/fantasy writing to refer to a small person with magic ability.
    So, basically, "midgets" are just slang for people who are tiny. Dwarves are the ones who are actually f-cked up and have a medical condition. The "I drink and I know things" dude is a dwarf, while Tom Cruise is a midg--, er, little person.
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    Re: Dead Thread 2017-18: Fare Thee Well!!

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    The more you know...



    So, basically, "midgets" are just slang for people who are tiny. Dwarves are the ones who are actually f-cked up and have a medical condition. The "I drink and I know things" dude is a dwarf, while Tom Cruise is a midg--, er, little person.
    Glad you defined this. There ARE differences, and a lot of shorties get really mad when you confuse the terms.
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    The more you know...



    So, basically, "midgets" are just slang for people who are tiny. Dwarves are the ones who are actually f-cked up and have a medical condition. The "I drink and I know things" dude is a dwarf, while Tom Cruise is a midg--, er, little person.
    Which one does Ralph fall under?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jericho View Post
    Which one does Ralph fall under?
    IIRC (never met him) he's taller than MeanEgirl and SCuM (5'1"). Had an official measurement back in the day.
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    Re: Dead Thread 2017-18: Fare Thee Well!!

    So everyone in an elementary school is a midget

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    fall under?
    I see what you did there.
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    Re: Dead Thread 2017-18: Fare Thee Well!!

    Wow they are reporting suicide

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    Wow they are reporting suicide
    Substance abuse, maybe?

    No kids I hope.

    Edit: an 11 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Substance abuse, maybe?

    No kids I hope.
    11 year old daughter.

    Probably just depression. He's been clean for awhile now, but I'd imagine his past use played a factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Substance abuse, maybe?

    No kids I hope.

    Edit: an 11 year old.

    As-shole.
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    Re: Dead Thread 2017-18: Fare Thee Well!!

    Was Bourdain diagnosed with depression, or do we assume all suicide is depression based?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Was Bourdain diagnosed with depression, or do we assume all suicide is depression based?
    Suicide is terminal depression.
    (Of course end of life decisions for dying is different)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    Depression is a disease. You donít call a father that dies from cancer an *******.
    Don't bother. This is his thing and he sticks to it.

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    RIP, Chef.
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