Robin Williams (1951-2014)

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#51 Post by sir_luke » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:24 pm

domino harvey wrote:If one really wants their blood to boil, go check the Reddit tracking the phony social activists of Tumblr, many of whom had a field day complaining about another rich white guy dying being more important than _________. There were so many examples that the mods of that Reddit had to call for a moratorium on posts highlighting new examples
One of my Facebook "friends" did that yesterday, and it took a lot of effort not to get into a word war with him. I made a Facebook account last week, and I already hate Facebook.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#52 Post by matrixschmatrix » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Yeesh, the Robin Williams complaints must have fallen pretty far back, because all I see is stuff like some guy complaining about getting called out on hitting on a 16 year old

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#53 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:26 pm

But that was surely done as a loving homage to Jack

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#54 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:55 pm

It's funny how even Fox News backpedaled on the "cowardly" quip Shepard Smith made. Fortunately from what I can tell, Rush Limbaugh just dug himself in deeper today. To politicize someone who's idea of political humor was to invoke Disney's Hall of Presidents is, to my eyes, nothing but mere trolling.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#55 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:58 pm

What's weird about anyone trying to politicize Williams' death just because he was a liberal is that his appeal was arguably far stronger with midwest flyover sensibilities, most of which are conservative by default. Commentators for the extreme right are so far out of touch that they don't even realize what a bad idea it is to attack someone so beloved to so many in their coterie

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#56 Post by matrixschmatrix » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Calling suicide 'cowardly' in 2014- particularly a suicide that's the culmination of a long and very impressive fight against a mental disease that can be as debilitating as many of the more visible physical ones- is such a shockingly repellant act of pissing on a grave that it's surprising coming even from Fox News, particularly from Shepard Smith, erstwhile bearer of a reputation for being 'the good one' there.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#57 Post by knives » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:02 pm

I thought his reputation was more benignly dumb like an anti-Steve Doocy.



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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#60 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:34 pm

While all the more tragic, the logic of the act makes more sense now.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#61 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:18 pm

A lot of people get diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease without hanging themselves in their bedroom. The "logic" of the act remains unchanged - Williams was suffering from depression and was unable to cope with the feelings that were overwhelming him. It's dangerous to just ignore that now that we know that he'd been diagnosed with Parkinson's.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#62 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:22 pm

This is a really unwise topic to turn into a debate. The man is dead, at his own hand, and based on the evidence we (as people who did not intimately know him) have we can only guess at any or all of the factors which went into his fatal decision. Your guess/reason is not better or worse than anyone else's, and maybe it's not our place to surmise why someone does something like this anyways.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#64 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:06 am

Thanks!!!!!!

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#65 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:02 am

Billy Crystal is doing a tribute on Monday's Emmy telecast. Wish them all the best on it.
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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#67 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:42 pm

Image

Still can't believe it.



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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#70 Post by Polybius » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:16 am

Susan Schneider Williams details his truly harrowing illness.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#71 Post by Big Ben » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:34 am

That's absolutely heartbreaking to read. I skipped over some of it because it was so painful as a lifelong fan.

"If only Robin could have met you. He would have loved you—not just because he was a genius and enjoyed science and discovery, but because he would have found a lot of material within your work to use in entertaining his audiences, including the troops. In fact, the most repeat character role he played throughout his career was a doctor, albeit different forms of practice."

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#72 Post by jorencain » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:06 pm

I can't help but think of his role in "Deconstructing Harry," where he watches himself "lose focus," but is unable to do anything about it.

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Re: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

#73 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:20 pm

Just stumbled upon this and it's amazing...
Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters on Carson from 1991.

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