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(Billboard)   "Robin Williams' 10 Best Musical Moments" somehow left out his Elmer Fudd singing Bruce Springsteen   (billboard.com) divider line 79
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2014-08-12 08:28:40 AM  
Well then, let's take care of that oversight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vT-VaMXsAw

I bought the vinyl album back in the day just for this song.
 
2014-08-12 10:10:28 AM  
List fail. Save the thread in one.
 
2014-08-12 10:11:14 AM  
Yep, that's some fine musical reportin' there, Lou.
 
2014-08-12 10:11:34 AM  
Sensitive!
 
2014-08-12 10:14:49 AM  
First, and still best IMHO, is "Throbbin' Python of Love" on vinyl album (that's 33 1/3 RPM for young kids)  I had just started puberty and enjoyed every second of his comedy.

My favorite video stand up was his Live on Broadway.

They say that the best comedy comes from the darkest part of the heart.  He had to have been fighting some major demons.

Rest in Peace, Funny Man.
 
2014-08-12 10:19:22 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Well then, let's take care of that oversight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vT-VaMXsAw

I bought the vinyl album back in the day just for this song.



I remember looking forward to that on Turkey TV. Good stuff.

www.barthsburgery.com
 
2014-08-12 10:20:50 AM  
Jeebus. I only knew the guy through his movies and his performances but it's sad that Robin Williams passed away. Even on Wired.com and TheRegister.co they have Robin Williams tributes. Wish he had received the help he needed to stop his suffering.
 
2014-08-12 10:21:46 AM  
Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.
 
2014-08-12 10:21:47 AM  
www.gifwave.com
 
2014-08-12 10:22:51 AM  
Happiness is a self perception.  A man with millions and accolades kills himself, while another person lives happily as clerical functionary in corporate America.  Going to miss his insanity.
 
2014-08-12 10:23:17 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


Farkied as "fun at parties"
 
2014-08-12 10:24:35 AM  

skinink: Jeebus. I only knew the guy through his movies and his performances but it's sad that Robin Williams passed away. Even on Wired.com and TheRegister.co they have Robin Williams tributes. Wish he had received the help he needed to stop his suffering.


I met him once - well, "met" may be too strong a word.  He was filming a movie at UBC, and I was watching it with some other undergrads.  During a break between takes, he looked over and said helloe to me.  I was a little too awed to say anything, but I gave him a jaunty two-finger salute (no, not that one).  He returned it, and then started riffing on it.

He took time out from a busy shoot to acknowledge one of the little people.  It made my name.  Not I keep thinking I should have emailed him and told him that.  Is that weird?
 
2014-08-12 10:25:27 AM  
Still don't care.
 
2014-08-12 10:26:04 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


warosu.org
 
2014-08-12 10:26:36 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


[welcometofark.jpg]

/sorry...on my phone
 
2014-08-12 10:26:43 AM  

special20: Still don't care.


Thanks for checking in.
 
2014-08-12 10:27:49 AM  
Ha ha, I was also hooked on that song after the robin Williams skit for some reason.  So one day in SF on market street I was doing some digging and I was the last customer in the store.  THe owner must not of heard me and locked the shop to go to lunch or market street cinema or something.  Anyways, I took this time to load up my bag and steal a bunch of records.  He came back and I was like, you locked me in I'll leave now.  he demanded to see my bag and when he opened up and saw I stole a grip of records he freaked out, locked the door from the inside and I think was ready to beat me up, he was crazy.

anyways he eventually calmed down, and I think we made up or something, so I'm ready to leave minus my stolen grip, and I said, Hey, I really do want to buy that Bruce Springsteen record though.  For some reason I just had that robin Williams clip in my head for so long that I had to have that song.  The owner just looked at me like I was f-ing crazy.

/csb
 
2014-08-12 10:28:20 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.

[warosu.org image 322x252]


I've been pondering a good response to that and nothing came to me.  You, sir, have found the answer.
 
2014-08-12 10:29:07 AM  
Did his quick version of "Uncle Effer" make the list?  If not, INCOMPLETE!!
 
2014-08-12 10:30:00 AM  
Robin as an old man in the future: I used to play an alien on tv. It's not as funny since they landed. They weren't the little green farkers like we thought either. It turns out they were eight foot tall,black and they were pissed.
 
2014-08-12 10:30:43 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Well then, let's take care of that oversight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vT-VaMXsAw

I bought the vinyl album back in the day just for this song.


That bit was too too too short.
 
2014-08-12 10:34:16 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


There's always one.

special20: Still don't care.


Occasionally two.
 
2014-08-12 10:35:03 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Robin as an old man in the future: I used to play an alien on tv. It's not as funny since they landed. They weren't the little green farkers like we thought either. It turns out they were eight foot tall,black and they were pissed.


"We laughed at stupid shiat in 1978."
 
2014-08-12 10:36:06 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


The thing is, it's possible to care about all those 100,000+ people and Robin Williams and make some room for you too.

The best magic of all is laughter and love. Robin Williams engendered both and he gave of himself despite some obvious pain. We can't know and grieve 100,000+ people, but we can come together for one moment of shared humanity and pain - it's not only Robin Williams we grieve for. It's the transience of life itself.
 
2014-08-12 10:38:03 AM  
I still can't believe I'm going to live in a world where Robin Williams no longer exists.
 
2014-08-12 10:39:15 AM  

Gaambit: abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.

[welcometofark.jpg]

/sorry...on my phone


If it were just fark it would be one thing. The local news spent half their hour long broadcast talking about it this morning. I want to know what the traffic and weather are going to be like. I don't need to hear for the 645,289th time that someone posted "RIP Ms Doubtfire" on a facebook page.

I tried turning on Mike&Mike on ESPN this morning to get away from it and guess what they were talking about? Seemingly the only thing that can make them STFU about Manziel.

I get it. He was popular, but seriously... Did you cry yourself to sleep last night? Did you call in today because you're just so devastated you just couldn't manage to go to work? Or did you say.. "OMG Robin Williams is dead! - What's for dinner?"
 
2014-08-12 10:39:17 AM  
What?? No "Friends Come In All Sizes"?

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wSypdd-uSI
 
2014-08-12 10:41:57 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


special20: Still don't care.


so, here's a piece of advice...stay out of threads pertaining to topics about which you care not!

if you're trolling, you suck at it
if you're not trolling, you just plain suck
 
2014-08-12 10:42:24 AM  
 
2014-08-12 10:42:54 AM  

Marisyana: abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.

There's always one.

special20: Still don't care.

Occasionally two.


Now-now. People should be allowed to vigorously express both grief AND apathy.
`I strained myself via not caring about this!'
 
2014-08-12 10:43:11 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-08-12 10:43:28 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


It's almost like some people lives are bigger and touch the lives of millions of other people. And some peoples don't. And anyway, Bob in accounting was a dick.
 
2014-08-12 10:43:49 AM  

Babbs: I still can't believe I'm going to live in a world where Robin Williams no longer exists.


Fark YOU for making me cry at my desk....
 
2014-08-12 10:44:59 AM  
img.bleacherreport.net
RIP Robin Ventura
 
2014-08-12 10:48:38 AM  
Doesn't really belong here, but I remember going to a benefit for Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams was the last act.  He was incredible, of course.  Then Reeve came out on his wheelchair and spoke briefly.  A lot of people were crying.

Reeve and Williams were roommates at Julliard way back when, of course.  I remember seeing a picture of them from the late 70s-early 80s, Reeve looking like a Greek god, of course, and Williams laughing about something.  "Account no man fortunate before his death."
 
2014-08-12 10:51:46 AM  
*It wasn't a benefit for Christopher Reeve.  They were raising money for spinal cord injuries.  Also, I said "of course" too often.
 
2014-08-12 10:52:28 AM  

cosmiquemuffin: What?? No "Friends Come In All Sizes"?

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x633]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wSypdd-uSI


My thought too.
 
2014-08-12 10:54:48 AM  

abhorrent1: Gaambit: abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.

[welcometofark.jpg]

/sorry...on my phone

If it were just fark it would be one thing. The local news spent half their hour long broadcast talking about it this morning. I want to know what the traffic and weather are going to be like. I don't need to hear for the 645,289th time that someone posted "RIP Ms Doubtfire" on a facebook page.

I tried turning on Mike&Mike on ESPN this morning to get away from it and guess what they were talking about? Seemingly the only thing that can make them STFU about Manziel.

I get it. He was popular, but seriously... Did you cry yourself to sleep last night? Did you call in today because you're just so devastated you just couldn't manage to go to work? Or did you say.. "OMG Robin Williams is dead! - What's for dinner?"


you likely have direct access, via app or some other source, to local traffic and weather on your phone. i'm certain you have other tv channels and radio stations available. this is big news. it's not bobcat goldthwaite dying, it's robin friggin williams. you may not care beyond, as you said, "omg robin williams is dead! - what's for dinner?", but to a great number of people, this is big news.

i typically don't get all worked up over a celeb tragedy or death, yet i certainly don't go stupid on fark about my lack of caring, either. but once in a very great while, a celeb death actually saddens me. i was 17 when cobain died, a fan of nirvana (not uber-mega-super-fan, but they were a current band i enjoyed), and while i was shocked at the news of kurt's (apparent) suicide, i did not "know" him the way i "know" someone like robin williams

i'm not an emotional person, but the news of robin's death put a tear in my eye.

if you don't feel that way, that is perfectly fine. no need to come into such a thread and shiat on it, though. only serves to make you look like an ass.
 
2014-08-12 10:56:40 AM  
marieclaire.media.ipcdigital.co.uk
RIP Robbie Williams
 
2014-08-12 10:56:48 AM  
When did that happen in Mrs. Doubtfire?
 
2014-08-12 10:57:35 AM  

abhorrent1: Gaambit: abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.

[welcometofark.jpg]

/sorry...on my phone

If it were just fark it would be one thing. The local news spent half their hour long broadcast talking about it this morning. I want to know what the traffic and weather are going to be like. I don't need to hear for the 645,289th time that someone posted "RIP Ms Doubtfire" on a facebook page.

I tried turning on Mike&Mike on ESPN this morning to get away from it and guess what they were talking about? Seemingly the only thing that can make them STFU about Manziel.

I get it. He was popular, but seriously... Did you cry yourself to sleep last night? Did you call in today because you're just so devastated you just couldn't manage to go to work? Or did you say.. "OMG Robin Williams is dead! - What's for dinner?"


I cried. Fark you. Lots of miserable people die having lived a life of mediochrity. We cry for clowns who succumb to suffering because they help us forget about the reality that we are all suffering in some way. Bit thank god for your perspective because , yes, we really should all grieve only when YOU think it is appropriate, jerk.
 
2014-08-12 11:00:16 AM  
They missed this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEHNfwoG88Y

I like New York in June
/how about you?
//never take your eye off the ball
 
2014-08-12 11:00:17 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: special20: Still don't care.

Thanks for checking in.


Nanu wahnu?
 
2014-08-12 11:09:01 AM  

abhorrent1: Gaambit: abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.

[welcometofark.jpg]

/sorry...on my phone

If it were just fark it would be one thing. The local news spent half their hour long broadcast talking about it this morning. I want to know what the traffic and weather are going to be like. I don't need to hear for the 645,289th time that someone posted "RIP Ms Doubtfire" on a facebook page.

I tried turning on Mike&Mike on ESPN this morning to get away from it and guess what they were talking about? Seemingly the only thing that can make them STFU about Manziel.

I get it. He was popular, but seriously... Did you cry yourself to sleep last night? Did you call in today because you're just so devastated you just couldn't manage to go to work? Or did you say.. "OMG Robin Williams is dead! - What's for dinner?"


Famous people can mean many things to many people. This link in particular was important to me because seeing Aladdin as a kid, specifically Williams as the genie, made me want to pursue musical theater in high school.  Before I really paid attention to comedians, or thought much about what a comedian was, I still knew he was funny and I liked him.
 
2014-08-12 11:11:35 AM  

Gaambit: abhorrent1: Gaambit: abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.

[welcometofark.jpg]

/sorry...on my phone

If it were just fark it would be one thing. The local news spent half their hour long broadcast talking about it this morning. I want to know what the traffic and weather are going to be like. I don't need to hear for the 645,289th time that someone posted "RIP Ms Doubtfire" on a facebook page.

I tried turning on Mike&Mike on ESPN this morning to get away from it and guess what they were talking about? Seemingly the only thing that can make them STFU about Manziel.

I get it. He was popular, but seriously... Did you cry yourself to sleep last night? Did you call in today because you're just so devastated you just couldn't manage to go to work? Or did you say.. "OMG Robin Williams is dead! - What's for dinner?"

Famous people can mean many things to many people. This link in particular was important to me because seeing Aladdin as a kid, specifically Williams as the genie, made me want to pursue musical theater in high school.  Before I really paid attention to comedians, or thought much about what a comedian was, I still knew he was funny and I liked him.


this...well, except the musical theater part...i'd get laughed/booed off the stage. but i don't think i'd ever, until this morning on the local morning radio show, heard the "elmer fudd singing springsteen" bit...it had my eyes watering from laughing so hard...luckily traffic was pretty much at a stand still at that moment
 
2014-08-12 11:16:57 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


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But just to keep you happy in your misery:  Robin Williams stole jokes from other comics without attribution.

Happy now, sunshine?
 
2014-08-12 11:17:13 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.


You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


I may never have met or known Williams but I was hurt by his passing. Not just because of his amazing talent in humor and drama and not just because he gave of himself to various charities such as Comic Relief, St. Jude's, the USO and more.

I am hurt that a man who was so loved and appreciated by so many people could not see it and ended his life. Mourning his loss does not take away from the countless other people who have died. Celebrating his life, reaching out to those in need and not turning our backs on the ones in pain is a way of honoring him.

My favorite movie of his was "Dead Poets Society". His mantra of Carpe Diem is something we should take to heart (and not trivialize it as YOLO). In honor of his character as a teacher of poetry, I present John Donne:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; 
It tolls for thee.
 
2014-08-12 11:17:21 AM  

abhorrent1: Yes we know. He died.

You know who else died yesterday? 100,000+ people that didn't make stupid movies but were important to someone.  But hey, lets all pretend to be devastated by the death of someone no on on this site actually ever met in person. Because the millionaire actor who had everything is more important.


Being a 40 year old, Robin Williams was a part of my growing up, so excuse the fark out of me if I'm a little upset that he died regardless how it happened.

The other people who died will be mourned and remember by those they were important to, sorry I can't mourn for them all...
 
2014-08-12 11:19:01 AM  
For those of us without cable, 20/20 is doing a special on Robin tonight EDT 10pm.
 
2014-08-12 11:24:02 AM  
fark depression. This has hit me harder than any celebrity death ever has, and I'm 47. Why? Because my mom was Bi Polar. Because I am clinically depressed. And both my mom and I have been where Robin must have been in his last hours. Because I'm angry that a wonderful, talented, and amazing human being who was loved by so many felt so god damned alone. Because there is such a farking stigma about mental illness. And because like I said before, now I have to live in a world know Robin Williams doesn't exist anymore.
 
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