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Reports are that he shot himself in the chest so that he could donate his brain to science.
That's pretty amazing, if true. There's no doubt that a lot of NFL'ers suffer from impact related TBI.The brain is just so fascinating. It really is the final frontier. We know so little about it, which is odd since we know essentially everything about everything else. We're just now starting to gain an understanding of how it works. There's no doubt whatsoever that in time, we will learn the true neurological repercussions for cranial impact events, various forms of mental illness (which are nothing more than brain dysfunctions), even more exciting fields like the role the brain plays in intelligence and what role heredity plays in the eventual development of the brain. That ought to make for some hum-dunger 'academic counter-theories' when race and intelligence is finally quantified on a molecular level. I'm guessing they'll develop an elaborate theory whereby European agricultural colonialism depleted the sub-Saharan soils of various nutrients that are essential to brain development... while simultaneously maintaining that none of it is true and we're really 'equal'.

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Reports are that he shot himself in the chest so that he could donate his brain to science.
Eight players from the '94 Chargers have died already.

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The brain is just so fascinating. It really is the final frontier. We know so little about it, which is odd since we know essentially everything about everything else.
I agree we know less about the brain than anything else in the body, but we most definitely do not know essentially everything else about anything else. On a molecular level there's still a ton to be learned about every organ system, as well as how they all interact with each other. We don't understand the pathology of many diseases, and we even use certain drugs when we don't even know how or why they're working. Doctors need to keep up with continuing education and there are new editions of the important medical textbooks every few years for good reason...someone who graduated just ten years ago and hasn't kept up with changes would already be a dinosaur. We know a lot, but realistically there are still huge gaps in our knowledge base. They're getting filled fairly rapidly, but they're definitely still there.

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I agree we know less about the brain than anything else in the body, but we most definitely do not know essentially everything else about anything else. On a molecular level there's still a ton to be learned about every organ system, as well as how they all interact with each other. We don't understand the pathology of many diseases, and we even use certain drugs when we don't even know how or why they're working. Doctors need to keep up with continuing education and there are new editions of the important medical textbooks every few years for good reason...someone who graduated just ten years ago and hasn't kept up with changes would already be a dinosaur. We know a lot, but realistically there are still huge gaps in our knowledge base. They're getting filled fairly rapidly, but they're definitely still there.
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I agree we know less about the brain than anything else in the body, but we most definitely do not know essentially everything else about anything else.
That was obviously hyperbole, but relative to what we know about other systems and organs, we know shockingly little about the brain, largely because it's involved in controlling process that are very difficult to quantify while remaining in the bounds of conventional medical ethics. For example, orgasm. What we understand about the brains role in orgasm is pathetic, considering the 'reward' mechanism is almost entirely a brain function. We don't understand much about it as far as the role it plays in intelligence, specialized intelligence types, a lack of intelligence, different brain modality among different groups... Our brains are 'who we are' as human beings, yet we know less about it than we do ants.

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That was obviously hyperbole, but relative to what we know about other systems and organs, we know shockingly little about the brain, largely because it's involved in controlling process that are very difficult to quantify while remaining in the bounds of conventional medical ethics. For example, orgasm. What we understand about the brains role in orgasm is pathetic, considering the 'reward' mechanism is almost entirely a brain function. We don't understand much about it as far as the role it plays in intelligence, specialized intelligence types, a lack of intelligence, different brain modality among different groups... Our brains are 'who we are' as human beings, yet we know less about it than we do ants.
Don't think orgasm is a great example. We know quite about about the reward circuitry in the brain. There's also a decent number of functional brain imaging studies of orgasm in humans now, and none of it is too mysterious. Intelligence, now that's a much better example.

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Donald "Duck" DunnBassist most popularly known as a member of the Blues Brothers, but also (like many of the members of the Blues Brothers) was one of the most prolific session musicians for the great blues, soul, rock, and R&B artists of the 60s and 70s

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Donald "Duck" DunnBassist most popularly known as a member of the Blues Brothers, but also (like many of the members of the Blues Brothers) was one of the most prolific session musicians for the great blues, soul, rock, and R&B artists of the 60s and 70s
Recordings that he played on. Pretty impressive list.http://www.duckdunn....iscography.htmlOtis Redding (Pain in my heart, 1964)Wilson Pickett (In the midnight hour, 1965)Booker T & The MGs (Sould Dressing, 1965)Otis Redding (Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, 1965)Mar-Keys (Great Memphis Sound, 1966)Booker T & The MGs (In the Christmas Spirit, 1966)Otis Redding (Otis blue, 1966)Wilson Pickett (Exciting Wilson Pickett, 1966)Otis Redding (Soul Album, 1966)Booker T & The MGs (And Now... Booker T & The MGs, 1966)Guitar Showdown at the Dusk 'Til Dawn Blues Festival, 1966)Eddie Floyd (Knock on wood, 1967)Albert King (Born under a bad sign, 1967)Otis Redding (Live in Europe, 1967)The Mar-Keys/Booker T & The MGs (Back to Back, 1967)Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (King & Queen, 1967)Various Artists (Monterrey International Pop Festival, 1967)Booker T & The MGs (Hip Hug-Her, 1967)William Bell (Soul of a Bell, 1967)Albert King (Blues for Elvis, 1968)Otis Redding (Dock of the Bay, 1968)Otis Redding (Immortal Otis Redding, 1968)Various Artists (Soul Christmas, 1968)Isaac Hayes (Presenting Isaac Hayes, 1968)Booker T & The MGs (Uptight, 1968)Booker T & The MGs (Best of Booker T & The MGs, 1968)Booker T & The MGs (Doin' Our Thing, 1968)Booker T & The MGs (Soul Limbo, 1968)The Staples Singers (Soul Folk in Action, 1968)Johnnie Taylor (Who's Making Love, 1968)Booker T & The MGs (The Booker T. Set, 1969)Albert King (King of the Blues Guitar, 1969)Delaney & Bonnie (Home, 1969)Mitch Ryder (The Detroit Memphis Experiment, 1969)Muddy Waters (Fathers and sons, 1969)Eddie Floyd (Rare Stamps, 1969)Mavis Staples (Mavis Staples, 1969)Otis Redding (Love Man, 1969)Booker T & The MGs (Mclemore Avenue, 1970)Otis Redding (Tell the Truth, 1970)Booker T & The MGs (Melting Pot, 1971)David Porter (Victim of the Joke?: An Opera, 1971)Rita Coolidge (Rita Coolidge, 1971)Ronnie Hawkins (The Hawk, 1971)Albert King (Lovejoy, 1971)Freddie King (Getting Ready, 1971)Herbie Mann (Push Push, 1971)Don Nix (Living by the Days, 1971)Bill Withers (Just as I Am, 1971)Jesse Ed Davis (Ululu, 1972)Rance Allen (Straight From the Heart, 1972)Freddie King (Texas Cannonball, 1972)Doug Clifford (Cosmo, 1972)Mel & Tim (Starting All Over Again, 1972)Elvis Presley (Raised On Rock/For Ol' Times Sake, 1973)MGs (The MGs, 1973)Duane Allman (Anthology vol. 2, 1974)Eddie Floyd (Soul Street, 1974)Shirley Brown (Woman to Woman, 1974)Muddy Waters (Muddy & The Wolf, 1974)William Bell (William Bell, 1974)John Prine (Common Sense, 1975)Rance Allen (Soulful Experience, 1975)Leon Russell (Will o' The Wisp, 1975)Rod Stewart (Atlantic crossing, 1975)Joan Baez (Gulf winds, 1976)Carol Grimes (Carol Grimes, 1976)Richie Havens (End of the Beginning, 1976)Chris Hillman (Slippin' Away, 1976)John Prine (Prime Prine, 1976)Rod Stewart (A Night on the Town, 1976)Leon Russell (Best Of Leon Russell, 1976)Manhatten Transfer (Pastiche, 1976)Mickey Thomas (As Long As You Love Me, 1976)Sam & Dave (Back at 'Cha!, 1976)Ritchie Havens (End of the Beginning, 1976)Keith Christmas (Stories from the Human Zoo, 1976)Joan Baez (Blowing away, 1977)Shirley Brown (Shirley Brown, 1977)Roy Buchanan (Loading zone, 1977)Mickey Thomas (As long as you love me, 1977)Levon Helm (Levon Helm & The RCO All Stars, 1977)Albert King (The pinch, 1977)Diana Ross (Baby it's me, 1977)Manhattan Transfer (Pastiche, 1978)Blues Brothers (Briefcase Full of Blues, 1978)The Emotions (Sunshine, 1978)Bruce Roberts (Bruce Roberts, 1978)Billy Swan (Your OK, I'm OK, 1978)Peter Frampton (Where I should be, 1979)Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Damn The Torpedos, 1979)Leo Sayer (Here, 1979)Steve Cropper (Playing my Thang, 1980)Blues Brothers (Made In America, 1980)Bob Dylan (Shot of love, 1981)The Staple Singers (This Time Around, 1981)Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Hard promises, 1981)Stevie Nicks (Bella Donna, 1981)Eric Clapton (Money and Cigarettes, 1983)Eric Clapton (Behind the sun, 1985)Wilson Pickett (Wilson Pickett's Greatist Hits, 1985)Albert King (Best of Albert King Vol 1, 1986)Booker T & The MGs (Best of Booker T & The MGs, 1986)Various Artists (Atlantic Blues, 1986)Jimmy Buffett (Hot Water, 1988)Eric Clapton (Crossroads, 1988)Soundtrack (The Great Outdoors, 1988)Soundtrack (Roadhouse, 1989)Legends Of Guitar (Electric Blues Vol.1, 1990)Willie Dixon (The Chess Box, 1990)Muddy Waters (Chess Box, 1990)Stevie Nicks (Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks, 1991)Johnnie Taylor (Who's Making Love, 1991)Various Artists (Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, 1991)Albert King (The Best of Albert King, Vol 1, 1991)Booker T & The MGs (Hip Hug-Her, 1992)Wilson Pickett (A Man and a Half: The Best of Wilson Pickett, 1992)Booker T & The MGs (And Now... Booker T & The MGs, 1992)Booker T & The MGs (Doin' Our Thing, 1992)Blues Brothers (Definitive Collection, 1992)Roy Buchanan (Sweet Dreams: The Anthology, 1992)William Bell (Little Something Extra, 1992)Rufus Thomas (Can't Get Away From This Dog, 1992)Various Artists (Blues Masters Vol 1: Urban Blues, 1992)Various Artists (Stax/Volt Review, Vol 3: Live In Europe - Hit The Road Stax, 1992)Blues Masters Sampler (1993)Otis Redding (Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding, 1993)Bob Dylan (Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert, 1993)Various Artists (The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles Vol 2: 1968-1971, 1993)John Prine (Great Days: The John Prine Anthology, 1993)Albert King (The Ultimate Collection, 1993)Wilson Pickett (In the Midnight Hour, 1993)Roy Buchanan (Guitar on Fire, 1993)Jerry Lee Lewis (All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology, 1993)Otis Redding (Otis Redding Sings Soul, 1993)Ruby Johnson (I'll Run Your Heart Away, 1993)Freddy King (Hide Away: The Best of Freddy King)Booker T & The MGs (The Very Best of Booker T & The MGs, 1994)Booker T & The MGs (That's the Way It Should Be, 1994)The Original Soul Christmas (1994)Various Artists (Texas Music, Vol 1: Postwar Blues Combos, 1994)Manhatten Transfer (Pastiche, 1994)Carla Thomas (Gee Whiz: The Best Of Carla Thomas, 1994)Bill Withers (The Best Of Bill Withers, 1994)Sam & Dave (The Very Best Of Same & Dave, 1995)Various Artists (Blues Masters Vol 1-5, 1995)Various Artists (Jingle Bell Jam: Jazz Christmas Classics, 1995)Various Artists (Original Sould Christmas, 1995)David Porter (Victim of the Joke?, 1995)Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Playback, 1995)Muddy Waters (Goodbye Newport Blues, 1995)Tony Joe White (Lake Placid Blues, 1995)The Soul Children (Soul Children/Best Of Two Worlds, 1995)Levon Helm (Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars, 1996)Albert King (The Blues Don't Change, 1996)Rance Allen (Soulful Experience, 1996)Freddie King (Getting Ready, 1996)Taveres (Best of Taveres, 1996)Various Artists (Mean Old World: The Blues from 1940 to 1994, 1996)Carla Thomas (Love Means Carla Thomas/Memphis Queen, 1997)Rance Allen (Let the Music Get Down in Your Soul, 1997)John Fogerty (Blue Moon Swamp, 1997)Yvonne Elliman (Best Of Yvonne Elliman, 1997)Ray Charles (Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection, 1997)The Blues Brothers (Blues Brothers & Friends: Live from House of Blues, 1997)Tinsley Ellis (Fire it up, 1997)Boz Scaggs (My Time: The Anthology 1969-1997, 1997)Leon Russell (Retrospective, 1997)William Bell (Bound to Happen, 1997)Otis Redding (Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology, 1998)Stevie Nicks (Enchanted: The Works of Stevie Nicks, 1998)Booker T & The MGs (Time Is Tight, 1998)Soundtrack (Vampires, 1998)Albert King (The Very Best of Albert King, 1999)Eric Clapton (Clapton Chronicles: Best of 1981-1999, 1999)Crosby Stills Nash & Young (Looking Forward, 1999)The Soul Children (Genesis/Friction, 1999)The Blues Brothers (The Blues Brothers Complete, 2000)Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Anthology: Through the Years, 2000)Don Covay (Mercy, Mercy/Seesaw, 2000)Eric Clapton (Money & Cigarettes, 2000)Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury Smashes... and Rockin' Sessions, 2000)Eric Clapton (Best Of Eric Clapton [import Bonus Tracks], 2000)Neil Young (Road Rock Vol 1: Friends & Relatives, 2000)Johnnie Taylor (Lifetime, 2000)Bill Withers (Lean on Me: The Best of Bill Withers, 2000)Eric Clapton (Unplugged/Clapton Chronicles, 2001)Freddie King (Ultimate Collection, 2001)Freddie King (Texas Cannonball, 2002)Mavis Staples (Only for the Lonely, 2002)Albert King (Born Under a Bad Sign, 2002)Neil Young (Are You Passionate?, 2002)William Bell (Soul of a Bell, 2002)Leo Sayer (Here, 2003)Joan Baez (Complete A&M Recordings, 2003)Booker T & The MGs (Soul Men, 2003)Sountrack (Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey, 2003)Jerry Lee Lewis (Southern Roots: Boogie Woogie Country Man, 2004)Various Artists (Soul Comes Home: Celebration of Stax Records, 2004)John Fogerty (Blue Moon Swamp, 2004)Richie Havens (Dreaming As One: The A&M Years, 2004)

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Whitney, Summers, Gibbs.They always come in threes...

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Whitney, Summers, Gibbs.They always come in threes...
All three were known cigar smokers.

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I think everyone in America said "wait he wasn't already dead?"

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Henry Hill.the inspiration for Goodfellas, died tonight.its about ****ing time...may you rot in hell.smiles!

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LLY I mean the odds are pretty high, how many other people would go to that concert?

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