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RIP Captain Tony

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Actually, in any afterlife, Captain Tony will be doing anything but resting peacefully.

    This belongs on the journalism board because a number of people in our business -- particularly anybody who knew Shelby Strother -- probably met Captain Tony in the Key West bar he either owned or simply frequented after he sold. Lived to 92; four wives, and fathered his last child at age 70.

    The Herald obit does him justice, I think:


    This thread might not stay high here long, but it deserved to be here.
  2. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Well, I knew Shelby Strother but I never met Captain Tony. Sure liked Shelby. Didn't know he had anything to do with Captain Tony's bar, which I also liked a lot. It was one of the bars in the world where you never didn't have a good time. And there's definitely something to be said for that.
  3. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I've been down to Captain Tony's and got out of the heat.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Dropped in there three years ago, had the pleasure of having one beer with the Good Captain. He'd come in most days around 5 p.m. and leave before the bands cranked up at 9 because he said it hurt his ears.

    May he be enjoying the last mango in heaven.
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Long live the captain.
  6. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Buffett played "Last Mango in Paris" in dedication to Tony during his show in Tampa on Sunday. You could tell the Captain was someone who meant something special to him.
  7. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Gotta D_B you, old friend. But that's OK--Capt. Tony (who I did meet one fine evening) deserves another thread.

  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Well, if anybody here was going to have posted a thread on this, I figured it'd be you. And two threads is fine.
  9. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Sounds like my kind of guy.
    Seems to have had a lot of Willie Nelson-esque traits and Key West is some place I've always wanted to go.
    Got to get down there. Buffett's my homeboy.
    Life's a gamble.
    RIP Old Tony
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