DIF-DBS Memorials

Friday, March 31, 2006

Matt Jeffries

Matt Jeffries will always be remembered by Star Trek fans as the person who design both the interior and exterior of the famous USS Enterprise NCC-1701, the Klingon Logo, The D-7 Battlecruiser, and many of the props used on the show. "Jeffries Tubes" - the access tubes and maintenance corridors on board Starfleet vessels are named after him.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Buck Owens

Buck Ownes was an American Country Musician, who will always be rememered as the Co-host of "Hee Haw!"

Dana Plato

Dana was best known as Kimberley Drummond on "Diff'rent Strokes"... a NBC sitcom back in the late 1970's and early 1980's.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The 3rd Anniversary of the Iraq War

3 years on... no WMD... more and more lies from the Bush Administration, and the death and destruction continues.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion

Boom Boom played for the National Hockey League team Montreal Canadians and later for the New York Rangers. He is considered on the innovators of the Slap Shot! His jersery, #5, was retired the same day he passed away... March 11, 2006.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas is known as "The Father of Canadian Medicare", and was voted "The Greatest Canadian of All Time" in 2004. He was the leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) Party, which later became the New Democrat Party (NDP), and was the 8th Premier of Saskatchewan. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada and The Saskatchewan Order of Merit, A Master Of Arts, and a Honorary Doctor of Laws.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett was the lead singer and writer of some the hit songs of the Canadian Rock Band "Doug and the Slugs".

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Marian Rejewski

Marian Rejweski was a Polish Mathematician and Cryptologist who solved how the German Enigma Code machine worked, and helped contribute to the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Don Martin

Don Martin worked with "MAD" and "Cracked" magazines, and was a prolific artist and sound effects maker. He was known as "MAD's Maddest Artist" while working with MAD, and when he joined CRACKED... he became "Cracked Crackedest Artist".

Dave Berg

Dave Berg will always be remembered as the artist of "The Lighter Side of..." in "MAD" Magazine.

John Fiedler

John Fiedler will always be remembered as the creepy "Mr. Heingist" from Star Trek's "Wolf In The Fold", one of the jurors in "12 Angry Men", and the voice of Piglet.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dana Reeve

Dana Reeve was the wife of the late Christopher Reeve, and was a founding board member and chairperson of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. She was only 44.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper was one of the Original Mercury 7 astronauts (Flew Mercury 9 aka Faith 7), and also was the commander of Gemini 5 mission.

Dana Elcar

Dana Elcar will always be remembered by MacGyver fans as Pete Thornton, Angus "Mac" Macgyver's boss with the Phoenix Foundation. He also appeared in "The Sting", "2010 - The Year We Make Contact" and many other movies and TV apperances.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel

Canadian born Joe Shuster (cousin of comedian Frank Shuster) and American Jery Siegel are the creators of the best known comic book character in the world... SUPERMAN, who first appeared in Action Comics No. 1, June 1938.

Bob Kane

Bob Kane is credited as the offical creator of Batman, but actually co-created him with writer Bill Finger!

Bill Finger

Bill Finger was the uncredited co-creator of Batman, the creator of Catwoman, co-creator of the Golden Age Green Lantern, invented the Batmobile, Batcave, Bruce Wayne idenity for Batman, Gotham City, and was a major contributor to the Joker!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Flip Wilson

Flip will always be remembered for The Flip Wilson Show", his great comedy and for his alter-ego "Geraldine". He also made famous the lines "The Devil made me do it", and "What You See Is What You Get"!

Dan Rowan

Dan Rowan was the straight man to Dick Martin on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" from 1968-1973. He also won the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Medal, and The Purple Heart for service in World War II.

Teresa Graves

Teresa Graves was best known for being on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" from 1969-1970, and being the star of "Get Christie Love!" in 1974.

2300 Dead

Since I started doing these American Dead In Iraq memorials on October 26, 2005 when the 2000th solider died... 127 days has passed. Since then... 300 lives have been lost. Yet... the carnage and loss continues. When are the American people going to finally put a stop to this madness?

Friday, March 03, 2006

Mayerthorpe Mounties

This memorial is for the four RCMP officers who were killed in Mayerthorpe, Alberta one year ago today. They will always be remembered!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Al Waxman

Al Waxman will always be remembered best as "Larry King", from CBC Television's "King of Kensington" and as "Lt. Bert Samuels" on CBS's "Cagney and Lacey"

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Jack Soo

Jack Soo will always be remembered as the laid back "Detective Nick Yemana" on the classic sitcom "Barney Miller"

Richard Mulligan

Richard Mulligan will always be remembered as the totally loopy "Burt Campbell" on the 1970's sitcom "SOAP", and as "Dr. Harry Weston" on the 1980's sitcom "Empty Nest". He also was "General Custer" in the classic movie "Little Big Man".