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2014 needs to hurry up and end

Posted: 08/11/2014 6:21 PM

2014 needs to hurry up and end 


Jerry, Tony, about 5000 other famous people

and now Robin Williams

RIP to probably the funniest/creative guy of the last 100 years

PLEASE NO ONE ELSE DIE!!
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Posted: 08/11/2014 6:26 PM

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--- BenDavey wrote:

Jerry, Tony, about 5000 other famous people

and now Robin Williams

RIP to probably the funniest/creative guy of the last 100 years

PLEASE NO ONE ELSE DIE!!

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Seriously.
I absolutely LOVED Robin Williams.
This has indeed been a year of loss.





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Posted: 08/11/2014 6:47 PM

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MrPadre19 wrote:


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--- BenDavey wrote:

Jerry, Tony, about 5000 other famous people

and now Robin Williams

RIP to probably the funniest/creative guy of the last 100 years

PLEASE NO ONE ELSE DIE!!

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Seriously.
I absolutely LOVED Robin Williams.
This has indeed been a year of loss.
And don't forget James Garner for all of you 40 plus somethings like me....Queue the Rockford Files music and "This is Jim Rockford.  I'm in town.  Leave a message."

Remember answering machines with tape?  Remember when you were "in town" and couldn't be reached because there were no cell phones?  Remember when there was no internet and guys like the fictional Jim Rockford had to rely on "Angel" for info?  Gold/copper TransAm was and is still cool.

Actually, I deal with PI's on a daily basis, no substitute for "Angel."

 

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Posted: 08/11/2014 8:58 PM

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Commie wrote:
MrPadre19 wrote:


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--- BenDavey wrote:

Jerry, Tony, about 5000 other famous people

and now Robin Williams

RIP to probably the funniest/creative guy of the last 100 years

PLEASE NO ONE ELSE DIE!!

---------------------------------------------

Seriously.
I absolutely LOVED Robin Williams.
This has indeed been a year of loss.
And don't forget James Garner for all of you 40 plus somethings like me....Queue the Rockford Files music and "This is Jim Rockford.  I'm in town.  Leave a message."

Remember answering machines with tape?  Remember when you were "in town" and couldn't be reached because there were no cell phones?  Remember when there was no internet and guys like the fictional Jim Rockford had to rely on "Angel" for info?  Gold/copper TransAm was and is still cool.

Actually, I deal with PI's on a daily basis, no substitute for "Angel."
Too young for Rockford Files but ANGEL is/was one of my favorite shows

Forgot about Phillip Seymor Hoffman, Tommy Ramone, Bobby Womack, Casey Kasem, Chuck Noll, Don ZImmer, Maya Angelou, Dr. Jack Ramsay, Ultimate Warrior, Mickey Rooney, Harold Ramis. Maria Von Trapp, Ralph Kiner, Jim Fergosi, SHIRLEY TEMPLE (forgot about that one), Pete Seeger, Ralph Wilson (Bills owner), 

Im sure I am missing more, and I only put the ones I recognized, the ones who died in their 80s+ who were famous in the 60s I didnt really know and didnt include.
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Posted: 08/11/2014 9:59 PM

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BenDavey wrote:
Commie wrote:
MrPadre19 wrote:


---------------------------------------------
--- BenDavey wrote:

Jerry, Tony, about 5000 other famous people

and now Robin Williams

RIP to probably the funniest/creative guy of the last 100 years

PLEASE NO ONE ELSE DIE!!

---------------------------------------------

Seriously.
I absolutely LOVED Robin Williams.
This has indeed been a year of loss.
And don't forget James Garner for all of you 40 plus somethings like me....Queue the Rockford Files music and "This is Jim Rockford.  I'm in town.  Leave a message."

Remember answering machines with tape?  Remember when you were "in town" and couldn't be reached because there were no cell phones?  Remember when there was no internet and guys like the fictional Jim Rockford had to rely on "Angel" for info?  Gold/copper TransAm was and is still cool.

Actually, I deal with PI's on a daily basis, no substitute for "Angel."
Too young for Rockford Files but ANGEL is/was one of my favorite shows

Forgot about Phillip Seymor Hoffman, Tommy Ramone, Bobby Womack, Casey Kasem, Chuck Noll, Don ZImmer, Maya Angelou, Dr. Jack Ramsay, Ultimate Warrior, Mickey Rooney, Harold Ramis. Maria Von Trapp, Ralph Kiner, Jim Fergosi, SHIRLEY TEMPLE (forgot about that one), Pete Seeger, Ralph Wilson (Bills owner), 

Im sure I am missing more, and I only put the ones I recognized, the ones who died in their 80s+ who were famous in the 60s I didnt really know and didnt include.


I guess I'll look it up but Robin Williams died?

Ben, I feel ya 100%!  I HATE it when people die. I don't handle it well at all.

That is one impressive - therefore sad - list of folks you have there, Ben. Lots of high quality people. That's what I hate the most. Why do the greats/good people ever have to die? Don't answer that. I know it's the way things are but DAMN. I still hate it.
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Posted: 08/11/2014 10:05 PM

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Crap. Now see it was probably suicide. F me. How does a guy that has it all commit f'ing suicide? God dammit.
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Posted: 08/11/2014 10:44 PM

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Reminds me of Chris Farley who also had a horrible battle with depression.

Crazy how the people who are great at making the world laugh are crying on the inside
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Posted: 08/11/2014 10:51 PM

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It's messed up. Did the depression come first or was it the drugs/alcohol or food in Farley's case? It all leads to the same dead end I guess.

I can relate to the crying on the inside. Maybe it's tougher to handle the crying on the inside when you're famous (you can't find much privacy).

Btw, I was a huge Steelers fan in 1972 and I did look up to Noll quite a bit as a kid . His death hit me hard. Still hurts.

Last edited 08/11/2014 10:57 PM by ChargersWinII

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Posted: 08/11/2014 11:44 PM

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ChargersWinII wrote: It's messed up. Did the depression come first or was it the drugs/alcohol or food in Farley's case? It all leads to the same dead end I guess.

I can relate to the crying on the inside. Maybe it's tougher to handle the crying on the inside when you're famous (you can't find much privacy).

Btw, I was a huge Steelers fan in 1972 and I did look up to Noll quite a bit as a kid . His death hit me hard. Still hurts.

After his death some of his friends mentioned that he was dealing with serious depression issues and he drank/drugs helped him to escape it.  

Part of it for him was also the expectations.  People expected him to be the loud funny one, so he felt like he had to live up to those expectations, which also led to the excessive drinking/drugs and the depression.

If you think about it, its not too surprising that a lot of famous people battle with depression

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Posted: 08/12/2014 1:10 PM

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I never understand how someone with children could take their own life?
Granted....everyone has their own demons and problems,but I couldn't imagine taking my own life no matter how bad things got for "me" and leaving my children to deal with the loss.
The selfishness it takes just seems like more than I could muster.
In Williams' case his kids are grown but even then I just don't think i could put them through it.
It's the ones left behind that suffer......could you?





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Posted: 08/12/2014 1:16 PM

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MrPadre19 wrote: I never understand how someone with children could take their own life?
Granted....everyone has their own demons and problems,but I couldn't imagine taking my own life no matter how bad things got for "me" and leaving my children to deal with the loss.
The selfishness it takes just seems like more than I could muster.
In Williams' case his kids are grown but even then I just don't think i could put them through it.
It's the ones left behind that suffer......could you?



I don't have children that I know of but I do agree with you. I saw that his daughter was 25 years old but does she have children or will she later on? Isn't that something to live for? Grand-kids can be cool. But depression is a stinker of a mental illness.

It kind of sounds like Williams might have been manic-depressive IMO. I have a friend with that and he's non-stop energy. He actually works for the County Mental Health Department. I went to school (CSUSB) with him .
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Posted: 08/12/2014 1:45 PM

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Robin Williams had a long history of mental illness and substance abuse. Pretending to understand what his reality, or perception of it, was, and then passing judgement, would be offensive.

Not necessarily directing this at anyone, just saying that it's more productive to recognize his achievements as a person and entertainer and, if you are so inclined, to do some research on related diseases and experiences and/or volunteer/donate to an org that is working to provide wider understanding and comfort for those suffering.
En boca cerrada no entran moscas.
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Posted: 08/12/2014 1:59 PM

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DaveyPinstripes wrote: Robin Williams had a long history of mental illness and substance abuse. Pretending to understand what his reality, or perception of it, was, and then passing judgement, would be offensive.

Not necessarily directing this at anyone, just saying that it's more productive to recognize his achievements as a person and entertainer and, if you are so inclined, to do some research on related diseases and experiences and/or volunteer/donate to an org that is working to provide wider understanding and comfort for those suffering.
My thoughts were more about suicide in general....not so much about Robin Williams.





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Posted: 08/12/2014 2:39 PM

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MrPadre19 wrote:
DaveyPinstripes wrote: Robin Williams had a long history of mental illness and substance abuse. Pretending to understand what his reality, or perception of it, was, and then passing judgement, would be offensive.

Not necessarily directing this at anyone, just saying that it's more productive to recognize his achievements as a person and entertainer and, if you are so inclined, to do some research on related diseases and experiences and/or volunteer/donate to an org that is working to provide wider understanding and comfort for those suffering.
My thoughts were more about suicide in general....not so much about Robin Williams.


I think Williams' suicide will correlate to a rise in nation-wide suicides. That's another legacy factor to consider when someone famous offs themselves. But I get it. Depression sucks the joy out of life. There's no judgment.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 1:24 PM

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Did Websoulsurfer also pass away?
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Posted: 08/14/2014 1:44 PM

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ChargersWinII wrote: Did Websoulsurfer also pass away?
Wait a minute..........Has anyone ever seen Web and Robin Williams in the same room together?
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Posted: 08/14/2014 1:57 PM

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No one's quite like Robin Williams. That's for sure. i hope Web shows up one of these days.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 3:11 PM

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Funny story.
We used to have great X-mas parties where I work.
My Boss used to go to Vegas alot and one year at the party he got up and said he met this guy while in Vegas and told him if he ever came out East he'd put him up at the Ritz-Carlton(where the party was) on Amelia Island and pay for his Golf,etc..
So,he yells..."and here he is...Robin Williams"!
Sure enough Robin Williams comes out and proceeds to do an hour show that everyone absolutely loved!
Then....we find out he's only an impersonator!
Seriously....this guy was JUST like him.
Looked like him all the way down to the extremely hairy arms and everything.
It was still a great night!
I'm gonna miss that guy....heck,almost as much as TG but I guess just in a different kinda way.





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Posted: 08/14/2014 4:32 PM

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ChargersWinII wrote: No one's quite like Robin Williams. That's for sure. i hope Web shows up one of these days.
I saw him commenting on an MLBTR thread a while back, just as pretentious and arrogant as he was when he posted on the ESPN boards. Didn't care to say hi.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 4:38 PM

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sportwarrior wrote:
I saw him commenting on an MLBTR thread a while back, just as pretentious and arrogant as he was when he posted on the ESPN boards. Didn't care to say hi.
Ow, but I feel ya.

We had quite a few more polarizing members on the ESPN board. I'm just glad i wasn't one of them. Everybody loved me there.
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