Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Survivor Contestant Caleb Bankston Has Died

Caleb Bankston, who competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, died when the train he was on derailed on Tuesday. Bankston worked at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham. He competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water in 2013 alongside his fiancé, Colton Cumbie, ending the game in ninth place. He was 26.

97 comments:

sugarbread maker said...

I'm first
Rip

sandybrook said...

uh... Eli Wallach has died. That mens something this means shit asshole

Violet said...

Blimey that's sad. Poor guy.

sugarbread maker said...

I'm never first. .trash day..
Morning ya'll. .

Violet said...

Who's Eli W Sandy ?
Hello all.

TalksTooMuch said...

Poor guy, so young!

Good morning / day all

Steampunk Jazz said...

Don't worry sandy, Enty is sure to post Eli next or soon after, making this
C DaN In Memorium:
Just like the Oscars....Yay
Morning everyone!

TalksTooMuch said...

You don't know who Eli Wallach is, Violet?? Only one of the most prolific actors out there: Google!

Violet said...

If I don't know without googling. There's no hope for me is there?

FSP said...

I'm sure his family would disagree @Sandy

Steampunk Jazz said...

Sugarbread, Actual trash day? or just a general summary of the day so far... : D

TalksTooMuch said...

Hey guys. I've been toying with an idea: this is the post we all kinda greet on, being the first and all, but some of us are up sooner due to time zone differences and / or small bladders, what would you think about a Bookie Wook morning post? Also because this is where we get trolled periodically for alls the OT. Just an idea, if it's stupid I won't even worry about it.

TalksTooMuch said...

Sugarbread, it's FRIST. or just not the same

TalksTooMuch said...

Morning Steamy!

Hammer_Girl said...

More than likely Enty didn't know Eli Wallach passed because it wasn't on TMZ, this was.
I liked Caleb on Survivor. He was with that horrid little prick Colton. I seriously wanted to throw that shit in the fire or drown him.

On that note, morning everyone:)

Gayeld said...

Pretty much, no.

sandybrook said...

Im sure his family thinks so too @FSP. But this is an entertainment site and Eli Wallach was one of the greatest CHARACTER actors of all-time and deserves recognition over somebody who nobody ever heard of.

Violet said...

Where's the winky face?

Steampunk Jazz said...

Think Old School Actor, Violet...
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?
Stage actor who did the Western Explosion in the Sixties/ Seventies...
The Magnificent Seven..

Hammer_Girl said...

I'll bring Bloody Mary's.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Morning TTM, Have an hour + before working the crappiest week ever scheduled...

Violet said...

Thanks Steamy I DID just google. Still don't recognise. But there you go.

TalksTooMuch said...

So sorry, I don't make the rules, Gayeld does. I'm in enforcement. Non-winky face

Violet said...

Wherever, whenever. I'm easy (it's been said).

TalksTooMuch said...

I'll bring the Ceasars! Any news on job front, dirty bird? MADLD?

sandybrook said...

Violet he's got so many credits there are too many to list--hundreds if not thousand stage, screen and televsion. He was still working on things a few years ago even in his 90s. He was married to Anne Jackson and they usually worked together on projects.

TalksTooMuch said...

Winky face, Violet?

Violet said...

No.

TalksTooMuch said...

Morning, Hammer!

Steampunk Jazz said...

Hammer! Morning!

sandybrook said...

Oh good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! :))

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Karen said...

+1, @FSP! Jesus, Sandy, did someone piss in your Cornflakes this morning? How about you give us a rating system every time someone dies so we can know on a scale of 1-10 how much respect we should give to the deceased?

Hammer_Girl said...

Uh, MADLD?

rolotomassi said...

nothing like waking up to a sad story. R.I.P. @Violet for a more recent reference on Eli Wallach, "THE HOLIDAY"! He played the old Hollywood screenwriter(?)/neighbor who Kate Winslet & Jack Black befriends.

WritergirlinLa said...

Eli Wallach played the cute old man in The Holiday. Kate Winslet's character helps him out. RIP.

sandybrook said...

Karen this guys a 1 Eli's at least a 9.

TalksTooMuch said...

Weird or long hours Steamy? Or both?

Karen said...

@sandybrook, stay classy.

Violet said...

Rolo. I watched that just the other night!

Steampunk Jazz said...

@ Karen, heheheh

TalksTooMuch said...

Married Asian Dread Locked Dude. Sorry, forgot the Hot, so it should be HMADLD

Hammer_Girl said...

OMFG!! Steamiest (that's what my phone puts in, so even it knows your hot) that was awesome! Morning to you too!!

I gotta find out how y'all do that.

rolotomassi said...

he's practically the best part(& a large part) of that movie..

Violet said...

Ooh. Grumpy today Sandy? That's whats trotted out to me whenever I disagree.

TalksTooMuch said...

I'm glad to hear that, Violet. Holding out is for suckers

sugarbread maker said...

No.. we get one trash day a week. .sucks balls. . Get the trash by the curb early or it sits outside for another week. I am usually good aboot getting it out the night before but not if I'm tired.

sandybrook said...

Violet--Eli Wallach grew up in my neighborhood way before me obviously and he is one of the most famous alumni of my High School (and there are many, mny including Brbra Streisand). HJe had other contributiuons to show business besides acting in it--he founded The Actor's Studio too.

Hammer_Girl said...

Ohhh, I haven't had enough coffee yet. I actually called my phone carrier and have had his # blocked. That's why my phone died on Sunday night. My battery said phuck this $hit after text 75+.

Who knew hot guys could be bunny boilers?

TalksTooMuch said...

Well, I kinda get where sandy was going with that: important actor with decades long history of quality and significant work, but rather enty posts someone from a reality show that not too many people know of. The old:who died when someone else died that nobody noticed a la Princess Di and Mother Theresa. HOWEVER, once you call a 26-year-old dead man a piece of shite, anything you say after is gonna be wrong.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Heya Hommies!

FSP said...

Sandy's a 1, Karen's a 9.

Steampunk Jazz said...

TTM, BOTH! Cook some, supervise some, wait some and Have my hours cut because I'm making more per hour...

TalksTooMuch said...

Gross, Steamy! Thatz not okay

sandybrook said...

Karens a 10

WareCat said...

I dn't kno who either guy is.
Death is sad y'all.

FSP is lookin' good as usual.

TalksTooMuch said...

75 texts from dude?? Please tell me you left the mattress in the alley, right?? No face to face?

Ray Nicolet said...

Sandybrook: asshole confirmed.

TalksTooMuch said...

Morning Orvilla and WareCat!

surfer said...

Yeah, I'm with FSP and Karen on this one.

Eli rocked.

Gayeld said...

Huh, shows I didn't watch, I figured Colton was an unfortunately named female. I didn't even catch the single e on fiance (can't do the ~ over the e, ain't gonna try.) Obviously, time for my second energy drink of the morning.

FSP said...

Gracias@warecat

Renoblondee said...

Just got up, morning guys.

TalksTooMuch said...

Morning, Reno

Tongue N. Cheek said...

People seem to safely be grumbling enough about other stuff so as not to trifle with OT, so let me say Good day all!

Renoblondee said...

Also that is awful. Trains still derail? That's gotta be a one in a million way to go anymore. Poor guy.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Morning Reno, TnC and anybody else who posts after this..: D

Tongue N. Cheek said...

I love the idea of a book club morning post. Sounds good to me.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP.
.

rolotomassi said...

jinx @writergirl!! -@Violet,thats a weird coincidence!.cute movie..We've been getting hit with a TON of Holiday movies these past 2 weeks. Is it a 6 month thing or something? Holiday Inn, Elf, The Grinch(jim carreyversion),The Family Man..its a bit odd.

OneEyeCharlie said...

BOOM Meaningless meeting over. Howdy All

MeanieRhysie said...

Damn, so young. RIP

Wendy Rene said...

I loved that character Eli Wallach played in the Holiday! RIP

And I remember this Survivor contestant.... His fiance (on the show) was waaaaay too over-the-top emotional. Was glad to see him take himself out. But Caleb, we liked him. Rooted for him to get to final 3. It's sad that he's died and in a tragic way. RIP

me said...

Yay good morning/afternoon everyone.

EvieShackles said...

So very sad. He was one of the most incredibly likable characters on that show.. I couldn't understand why he was w/that d-bag BF of his.

NaughtyNurse said...

Oh, my. 26? Tragically young. Very sad. Rest in peace.

Jessi said...
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TalksTooMuch said...

Good morning me and TNC!

Violet said...

Hey Charlie!

AJ said...

@SugarTits ;-)
Morning !!! OMG same annoying thing in my town. I hate it. Old town was twice a week.
@TTM
Morning Doll. I would totally do a social over at book club in the am.
@Steamy
Morning.

AJ said...

Morning Folks to anyone I missed. Still feeling off today. Hope you're having a better day than me.

Cocoa said...

I found a couple of bottles of Bloody Mary mix in the fridge when I moved in. I can bring em!

NATHANIEL MANELLA said...

"Survivor contestant dies"

Irony? Somewhere the ghouls at the network extinguished his torch

Its just U said...

Maybe the fact that a young man, who had his whole life to look forward to, died is a tragedy and deserves to be mentioned.
A 98 year old actor who had achieved everything he could, and was very successful and loved, isn't such a tragedy. It's the natural order of things.
If you can't muster some sympathy for this young man there is something wrong.
I hope he rests in peace.

crila16 said...

Wow...only 26??? This is so sad.

Condolences to his family.

califblondy said...

He was a sweetie. Poor kid.

sugarbread maker said...

Morning AJ

CanadianMiss said...

Well I don't watch survivor, so I don't know who this guy is. And I googled Eli, And I have literally not watched anything he has been in, so I don't know him either.
That being said, a 26 year old dying in an accidental death is (imo) far more tragic than a 98 year old dying of old are surrounded by loved ones.

figgy said...

@It's just U, very well said.

caralw said...

Very sad. I didn't watch the show. Word around the Ham is that he was a super nice guy. :-(

shiro said...

I understand what Sandy is saying. The death of a particular person may not be important to some people, but is to others, and it can be infuriating when it isn't acknowledged or is quickly forgotten about. People die just as tragically as Caleb daily, and they don't get even a blurb about their lives or accomplishments, even when they've done things far more noteworthy than appear on a reality TV show.

And for the recored, nobody deserves to die, be they two or two hundred. 98 may seem "old enough" to some, but I'm sure it's no less painful for Eli's loved ones than it is for Caleb's. If we're gonna go as far as to say that the death of an elderly person isn't a big deal, then we could say that for everyone because the truth is we all die, but we just don't know when it will happen

TalksTooMuch said...

Yay Cocoa! On that note, Steamy, can you email me?

ecua said...

LOL @ FSP, Karen and Ray!!!

car54 said...

This is pretty sad. Caleb was a very sweet, humble guy. His fiance, Colton was a huge drama queen, but Caleb was liked by pretty much everyone.

He was very young to die, they were going to get married this year, I think.

bunnymother said...

Its just U- amen!

TalksTooMuch said...

Okay! I asked Steamy if she would mind doing the "good morning" post over on Bookie Wook, she's already posted!

www.webebookclubbin.blogspot.com

Kat has left the building said...

What a way to go. I hope he was on his way home after having a very fun trip rather than just starting his adventure. I read on another site that he was between cars as the train derailed and was crushed by the cars. Think of the split second you're between cars as you open those heavy doors and step quickly to the next car.