Soupy Sales dies at 83

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It's a soup can, full of ashes. Get it?

Why do they always take the young ones?!  *shakes fist at the heavens*

Soupy Sales passed away on Friday, at the tender age of 83.  You may or may not remember Soupy from his television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales, which was responsible for bringing us characters (and stripper names) such as Pookie the Loon, Hippy the Hippo, Peaches, and “Onions” Oregano.  He was also the pioneer of the pie toss.  Well, color me impressed!

Was I a big Sales fan?  No.  I’m WAY too young for that.  Did I want an excuse to make that lead-in picture? YES!

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You may better remember him looking like this


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