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Yes, and one of the most entertaining ball players of all time. He was killed by a farm truck that grabbed his shirt.
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Clifford Irving
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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My friend has an Uncle Irving (pronounced "Oy-ving") if that counts.
Is he the big red dog from the kids' books?
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He's a writer cuz I read westerns and he wrote some. There are a lot of writers who's last name is Irvine.
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He is a writer, but I'm looking specifically for a piece of work for which he was really well-known (infamous) for, for a while. A movie roughly based on his fame in this regard came out a while back.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Darn...makes sense....
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Was the movie a western? Was it "No Country for Old Men?"
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That wasn't about a writer!
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Oh, I read it too fast. Thought it was a movie version of one of his Westerns. Movie about a writer... Hm...
Men Who Stare at Goats?
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Nope...the movie wasn't that recent; about 5 years old. I'll try to think of a hint to spruce this one up.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Five years ago...blank. Spruce is a tree, there is The Spruce Goose, that big wood plane that Howard Hughes flew w/ I think is in Long Beach, maybe a Spruce is a xmas tree, I think it is a pine. That has to be the clue since it isn't a word one normally uses. Spruce grow on mountains...Irvine got wood on...Break Back Mountain! Is that right?
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Howard Hughes? The Aviator?
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Howard Hughes was the basis of Melvin and Howard which had Terri Garr topless (Praise Jeeeezus!), didn't, shoot, the guy who was in Pretty Woman, have a movie where he played a writer who did fraud? I think that was about Hughes but the name of the movie is a mystery to me. Was that the Aviator?
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No, the Aviator was about Howard Hughes. Richard Gere? I think the movie about the writing hoax was just called the Hoax.
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That be the man....
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Yeah, he wrote the bogus Hughes autobiography.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Orson Welles had a movie called F is for Fake which was about a famous art forger named Elmyr de Hory. In this documentary, a recent biographer of de Hory also appeared--the very same Clifford Irving. The Hughes hoax broke while Welles was filming, so the movie took an additional meta-twist into the world of hoaxes and cons. There was a great 60 Minutes interview with him many years ago. Interesting to us in particular would be his take on how to weave a convincing false story. You can find the transcript here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/01/2......61.shtml

BTW Richard Burbage for those who don't know the name, was arguably the greatest English actor of all time. He was the lead man in Shakespeare's theatre company and as such was the first to play Hamlet, Othello, Antony, Lear, and many others. Some writers have imagined Shakespeare spurred on in his writing by saying to himself, "Here's one that Richard won't be able to pull off!"
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I think Santa gets the credit for that one.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
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'cmon Santa. I don't get too many of these, and I want some think time!
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I didn't get it, what I did was fire a shot gun and a pellet hit. What was the movie? Take it Critter....

Stop w/ the dang easy hints. I love that crap.
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