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Posted: 9/1/2005 6:50:09 AM EDT
No one knows what's happened to the fat man (76) since he said he was planning to "ride out" the storm in N.O. with his wife on Monday.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:51:52 AM EDT
There were early reports of people seeing his house partially submerged. It was definitely his house. It's very "distinctive".
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:53:01 AM EDT
I'll be damned.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:54:12 AM EDT
I didn't even know he was still alive. Hope they came through okay!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:54:24 AM EDT
Sad to hear - I love his music.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:55:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:55:55 AM EDT
Damn, why would someone who could afford to leave, stay?

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:00:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 7:00:43 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By Coolio:
No one knows what's happened to the fat man (76) since he said he was planning to "ride out" the storm in N.O. with his wife on Monday.



Aint that a shame!

<­BR>Somebody had to say it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:02:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Just wait until one of the asshats arrive in this thread to say that the gentleman was an idiot for staying and that IF he's still alive, it's likely he's out looting some liquor store!



Eric The(WalkingToNewOrleans)Hun



agreed, sad to think he may have died like that :(

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:02:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 7:03:08 AM EDT by Dino]

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Aint that a shame!


Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:03:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 7:08:20 AM EDT by SgtKiwi]

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By Coolio:
No one knows what's happened to the fat man (76) since he said he was planning to "ride out" the storm in N.O. with his wife on Monday.



Aint that a shame!




Man that was bad...

ETA: ironically, some of his other hits were...

Going to the River

Poor Me

Blue Monday

Valley of Tears

and finally.... Let the Four Winds Blow
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:04:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 7:05:55 AM EDT by LoginName]
Has anyone checked Blueberry Hill?

(Maybe he took refugee on the high ground?)
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:21:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Damn, why would someone who could afford to leave, stay?



Because it's his home. Some of us would rather die protecting what we have than to just give-up and leave.

Also, he's 77 years-old, not 76. He's exactly 6 months (to the day) older than me.z
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:39:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 7:40:00 AM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:
... ETA: ironically, some of his other hits were...

Going to the River

Poor Me

Blue Monday

Valley of Tears

and finally.... Let the Four Winds Blow



I can't believe you forgot/omitted Walking to New Orleans...
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:46:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:47:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Damn, why would someone who could afford to leave, stay?


Maybe he thought that this storm would sweep through like most, causing some damage but not turning the city into a post-apocolyptic nightmare.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:50:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:

Originally Posted By krpind:
Damn, why would someone who could afford to leave, stay?



Because it's his home. Some of us would rather die protecting what we have than to just give-up and leave.

Also, he's 77 years-old, not 76. He's exactly 6 months (to the day) older than me.z



Damn Zoom, good to see the elderly get into new stuff like computers. Keep it up.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:50:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
I didn't.



Missed that. D'oh!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:52:32 AM EDT
He probably stayed because he knew that if he didn't he wouldn't have anything left. I also see an interesting correlation. It seems like most of the "elder" poplulation will stay to ride out a hurricane because they were able to ride them out for 50+ years without any problems. Young people who have never experienced a hurricane will probably back it up and leave.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:17:19 AM EDT
Forgive me in advance.

If you have access to a television and saw that monster while it was in the gulf, and if you had the means, you did not evacuate......you were being stupid with God's gift of life.

It is not giving up to do the prudent thing. How do you protect your stuff from nature?
Which group would you like to be a part of......the people who evac'ed or the people who drown?

This was predicted to be bad. There was NO chance it would not be.

Zoom while I understand what you are saying.......it is stupid to think there is anyway you could stop a hurricane, and if your home did survive, you don't have anything to look forward to except disease, hunger, heat, thirst.......do I need to say more.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:21:21 AM EDT
I love his music.

But he's a retard for staying. It's not like it was a thunderstorm or something.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:46:38 PM EDT
Found!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:51:22 PM EDT


You made, me cry
when you said, goodbye
Ain't that a shame, my tears fall like rain
Ain't that a shame, you the one to blame

You broke, my heart
When you said, we'll part
Ain't that a shame, my tears fall like rain
Ain't that a shame, you the one to blame

Oh well, goodbye
Although, I'll cry
Ain't that a shame, my tears fall like rain
Ain't that a shame, you the one to blame

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:54:45 PM EDT
Seriously, he's been found.... alive.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:56:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:57:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 5:58:14 PM EDT by motown_steve]

Originally Posted By Hedonist:
Seriously, he's been found....



On blueberry hill?



You've been a great crowd! Remember to take care of your waitresses because they're taking care of you.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:58:48 PM EDT
Ain't that a shame... (A damn crying shame if you ask me)

I hope we are all worried over nothing.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:10:48 PM EDT
jUST READ THAT THE fAT MAN WAS FOUND AND RESCUED TONIGHT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:14:21 PM EDT
Yea, I read it too, THREE POSTS ABOVE YOURS.


Originally Posted By jp_72:
jUST READ THAT THE fAT MAN WAS FOUND AND RESCUED TONIGHT

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:29:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By Hedonist:
Seriously, he's been found....



On blueberry hill?






See! I told you guys where too look but no one would listen!

Still no word if the search and rescue teams found his "thrill' though.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:33:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:

Originally Posted By krpind:
Damn, why would someone who could afford to leave, stay?



Because it's his home. Some of us would rather die protecting what we have than to just give-up and leave.

Also, he's 77 years-old, not 76. He's exactly 6 months (to the day) older than me.z




how exactly do you protect yourself from 140 mph winds ?

you leave
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:58:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 12:01:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:

Originally Posted By krpind:
Damn, why would someone who could afford to leave, stay?



Because it's his home. Some of us would rather die protecting what we have than to just give-up and leave.

Also, he's 77 years-old, not 76. He's exactly 6 months (to the day) older than me.z



Hate to say it, but going against a cat 5 storm and thinking you will weather it out is not protecting your home, its suicide and pure stupidity.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 1:52:40 AM EDT

Rescuers help Fats Domino off a boat after he was rescued Monday from his New Orleans home.

(CNN) -- Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino was among the thousands of New Orleans residents plucked from rising floodwaters, his daughter said Thursday.

Karen Domino White, who lives in New Jersey, identified her father in a picture taken Monday night by a New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer.

The photograph shows Domino -- the singer behind the 1950s hits "Ain't That a Shame" and "Blueberry Hill" -- being helped off a boat near his home in the city's Lower 9th Ward.

His whereabouts since the rescue were not immediately known. Nor was there any information about his wife, Rosemary, friends said.

The neighborhood was heavily flooded when a levee failed as Katrina slammed into southeastern Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Thousands are feared dead in the storm, Louisiana's governor and the mayor of New Orleans have said, though no official tally has been compiled.

White said she last heard from her father August 23, four days before the storm hit, and was unable to contact him Sunday.

"I didn't have any information. I was just praying," she said.

Writer Charles Amann said he last spoke to Domino on Sunday, and the singer refused to join the evacuation that was then under way.

"He said to me, in that wonderful Southern accent of his, that no, he was staying on -- that he had gone through the last one and he could go through this one," said Amann, who is working on a book on the early days of the "American Bandstand" television program.

Many of those evacuated from the Lower 9th Ward were taken to the Louisiana Superdome and are being transferred to the Astrodome sports stadium in Houston, Texas.

Alan Warner, an EMI Music executive, also saw the photograph of Domino's rescue. But he said he did not know where the 77-year-old singer, born Antoine Domino, was taken afterward.

"But the fact that he actually was rescued is just so gratifying," Warner said.

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