The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 June 2003

Good night, David

Veteran newsman David Brinkley has died at his Houston home.

Brinkley, 82, cohosted NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report from 1956 to 1971; in 1981, he moved to ABC, where he became the host of This Week, a position he held for sixteen seasons.

A personal note: While I mourn Mr Brinkley's passing, it scores me 18 points and $20 in the Amish Tech Support Dead Pool.

Posted at 9:30 AM to Almost Yogurt

Congrats on the points.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at 10:27 AM on 12 June 2003

Mourn, my eye...can you prove conclusively that you had nothing to do with his passing...?

It's all about the points for you, isn't it, Charles?


Posted by: DavidMSC at 10:51 AM on 12 June 2003

Mr Simon says that the points do not count if the player had something to do with the death (except in the case of Arafat or Saddam). Mr Simon has already posted the points. I have to assume that he is satisfied that I had nothing to do with Mr Brinkley's demise.

(Take that!)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:57 PM on 12 June 2003

Hmm. Either pay me $10 or I'm telling Laurence you had me push him. :)

Posted by: bigwig at 10:16 PM on 13 June 2003

Back from negotiating a Middle East settlement, are you? :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:53 AM on 14 June 2003