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Old 06-28-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I feel sad for the family he left behind, but ... (I may get flamed for admitting this), there's a nasty side of me who's relieved that I don't have to listen to his screaming voice on TV again. Sorry...
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: USA
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He was one of us and he made it through his own hard work.
It doesn't happen for many people.
He didn't act like a pompous CEO. He had a sense of humor.
Does anyone know what happened to him?

I loved Pitchmen by the way..............
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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Anyone else getting tired of Michael Jackson's comments in the Billy Mays thread?

Yeah, two very different people representing different values.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: USA
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I too am heartbroken by the passing, of Billy Mays. May God rest his soul, and take care of his family and loved ones.

Eerily enough, earlier in the afternoon while visiting my Parents, I loaded up a streamed show of Pitchmen as I had missed it, and told my mom this was my favorite show and to look, just before she and my dad left for shopping.
Then i check cnn later, and this happens. i'm heartbroken.

Me too, I was always a "As Seen on TV" follower. I even had that catalog. I have an inventor streak and liked to see the products.

This form of advertising is better, more intelligent, and more cost-effective than Madison Avenue advertising.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Anyone else getting tired of Michael Jackson's comments in the Billy Mays thread?

I'm sick of all negative comments. Period.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:52 PM
 
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My favorite thing about going to the state fair as a kid was watching pitchmen selling blenders, although I never got to drink that health stuff they made in those blenders.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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I'm sick of all negative comments. Period.
Me too.
Sad commentary all around.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:42 PM
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Location: Hampton Roads > DC > Louisville > now stuck on I-66 in VA
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One thing we lose with Mays is a hero for those who didnt go to college but still made a success out of his life.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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The sham-wow guy is not dead, yet.
I was just thinking that.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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I have to admit when I first saw Billy on tv pitching the oxiclean and then other products I guess I thought he was a sleazy salesman. Then when I saw an interview with him on the CNBC As Seen On Tv special that showed us an insight to tv salesmen, I saw his real personality. Then his discovery channel show pitchmen showed us what a decent, funny and enthusiastic guy he really was.

And even though many of you couldn’t stand his loud pitch, you have to admit, he was a hell of a salesman.


What a loss.
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