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Is This The Greatest Obituary Ever Published In The History Of Death?
Denver Post ^ | April 12, 2012 | Blanchard, Michael "Flathead"

Posted on 04/15/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by unique1

Michael (Flathead) Blanchard

Blanchard, Michael (Flathead) 1944 ~ 2012

A Celebration of the life of Michael "Flathead" Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died.

Mike was born July 1944 in Colorado to Clyde and Ethel Blanchard. A community activist, he is noted for saving the Dr. Justina Ford house from demolition and defending those who could not defend themselves. He was a Republican delegate, life member of the NRA, founder and President of the Dead Cats MC. He loved music. Mike was preceded in death by Clyde and Ethel Blanchard, survived by his beloved sons Mike and Chopper, former wife Jane Transue, brother Stephen Blanchard (Susan), Uncle Don and Aunt Cynthia Blanchard(his favorite); Uncle Dill and Aunt Dot, cousins and nephews, Baba Yaga can kiss his butt. So many of his childhood friends that weren't killed in Vietnam went on to become criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats. He asks that you stop by and re-tell the stories he can no longer tell. As the Celebration will contain Adult material we respectfully ask that no children under 18 attend.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obituary
This is one of the most upbeat, heart warming, down to earth obits I have ever read.
1 posted on 04/15/2012 8:28:07 AM PDT by unique1
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To: unique1

Any doubts he requested being buried face-down?


2 posted on 04/15/2012 8:30:37 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: unique1

“Baba Yaga” is an evil witch character from Russian folklore. I wonder what the connection was.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: unique1

Loved it, LOL! That’s a guy who has no regrets!


4 posted on 04/15/2012 8:32:36 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: unique1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgTL71yZ3Mo


5 posted on 04/15/2012 8:35:33 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: unique1
"The Origin of the BAWM&HC

The Museum began as the personal hobby of Paul Stewart , who, as a child playing cowboys and Indians, always had to be the Indian because, "There was no such thing as a Black cowboy." After Mr. Stewart reached adulthood, he met a Black cowboy - a man who had led cattle drives at he turn of the century - and at that time, vowed to unearth all the material he could on other African American western pioneers."

6 posted on 04/15/2012 8:37:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: unique1
sorry already posted in UK
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2872097/posts?page=8#8

7 posted on 04/15/2012 8:45:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...an Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: unique1

See Also:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2872097/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2872065/posts


8 posted on 04/15/2012 8:49:48 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: unique1

That is awesome. I’m starting work on my own version tomorrow. God bless Flathead and his partying friends.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: unique1

What an uplift and a laugh. Thank you for sharing.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 10:04:16 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Well, if you have anything to say within your obit that’s along the lines of Flathead’s life it will be worth reading, hopefully not any time soon.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 12:03:47 PM PDT by unique1
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To: Keith in Iowa

Isn’t it a little anal to point out prior threads, especially when some posters here obviously missed those posts? Not that there is anything wrong with being anal.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by unique1
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To: unique1

>>>Isn’t it a little anal to point out prior threads

No, it’s not.

What’s anal is an inability to use FR’s search function and see if maybe a topic you want to post about has an existing thread you could comment on rather than starting a brand new thread.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 12:13:33 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

No, you are anal. When something is repeated, just move along down the road. Or, try to come up with a post that’s valuable to the group.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 2:22:39 PM PDT by unique1
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To: unique1

Speaking of “just move along”... Physician, heal thyself.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 2:24:55 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

It’s my thread.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 2:48:46 PM PDT by unique1
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>>>It’s my thread.

Big whoop. Starting a thread gives you ZERO privileges beyond your own tiny mind.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 2:52:08 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: unique1

And if you want to run the show, get your own place and quit trying to run this one.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: unique1

And another thing...

All I did above was post links to existing discussions on the same topic - there are people here that appreciate the cross-reference. Apparently, you’re not one of those. Get over it, your thread and all.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: unique1; Keith in Iowa
It’s my thread.

Briefly.

But if I decide it is MY thread, trust me, it will be.

20 posted on 04/15/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

>>>But if I decide it is MY thread, trust me, it will be.

Take it. Please. :D


21 posted on 04/15/2012 2:57:34 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I need the n00b to piss me off first. He hasn’t really done so.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: unique1
It’s my thread.

Yes, but...


23 posted on 04/15/2012 2:59:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes, please go to your party and have a good anal cry.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT by unique1
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To: unique1

25 posted on 04/15/2012 3:14:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lazamataz

Go ahead, post your preliminary obit.


26 posted on 04/15/2012 3:26:19 PM PDT by unique1
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To: unique1
Ex-squeeze me?

Shouldn't I be posting the obit of a mouthy n00b?

27 posted on 04/15/2012 3:43:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: unique1

actually I found it sad.

Did he ever find time to wipe away his child’s tears, or did he tell the women to abort them all?

Did he ever bother to help his elderly neighbor by mowing their lawn, or help the single mom down the street by changing the oil in her car/

Did he ever hold the hand of someone dying?

Did he ever build a house, plant a tree, or find serenity fishing in a stream?

Did he ever go to church and whisper to God: Thank you?


28 posted on 04/15/2012 4:16:29 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

Well played, LadyDoc.

Well played indeed.


29 posted on 04/15/2012 5:50:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

Why so uppity?


30 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:51 AM PDT by unique1
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To: unique1; Keith in Iowa
Look, you are a lame-o. You post a thread that has already posted about a dozen times, then squeal when someone calls you on it, claiming some special privilege because this is 'YOUR THREAD'.

Maybe when you were a kid, all your teachers told you you were unique and special (thusly your screen name).

I've got news for you, Sparky. You are neither unique or special.

31 posted on 04/16/2012 8:30:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: LadyDoc

How do you know he didn’t do any or all those things?


32 posted on 04/16/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: unique1

I would not call this the greatest obit ever published. You should read some of the obits in the London Papers sometime, some of them are very entertaining and much better written.
Having said that I did think that obit was to the point and much less hypocitical than many I have read.
It was funny and I certainly would have liked to have met this guy.


33 posted on 04/16/2012 8:39:52 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Lazamataz

All that is probably true, but why are you so uppity?


34 posted on 04/16/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT by unique1
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All that is probably true

Yes, it is. To recap: "Look, you are a lame-o. You post a thread that has already posted about a dozen times, then squeal when someone calls you on it, claiming some special privilege because this is 'YOUR THREAD'. Maybe when you were a kid, all your teachers told you you were unique and special (thusly your screen name). I've got news for you, Sparky. You are neither unique or special. "

Remember this every time you post. In fact, you should make this your tagline.

but why are you so uppity?

Because.

35 posted on 04/16/2012 10:43:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

OK, all true and I understand that fact, but why are you so uppity?


36 posted on 04/16/2012 10:57:55 AM PDT by unique1
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I don’t know if he did any of those things, and bless him if he did.

But I find it strange that those who loved him didn’t remember him for his loving care of others, but for his life chasing young women and drinking...


37 posted on 04/16/2012 8:56:18 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

You need to reread the obit there were clues to what kind of guy he was. He was a pretty good person in other areas of his life.


38 posted on 04/17/2012 8:54:05 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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