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(Reuters)   Newsman and grammar stickler Edwin Newman has deceased   (reuters.com) divider line
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2010-09-16 7:57:33 AM  
Will be missed.
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2010-09-16 8:03:18 AM  
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R.I.P. FUNNYMAN
 
2010-09-16 8:03:46 AM  
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2010-09-16 8:03:50 AM  
Goodnight, you newsreading pretty boy.
 
2010-09-16 8:04:45 AM  
This news is making/not making this Farker unhappy/happy.
 
2010-09-16 8:05:02 AM  
Reading the headline, was it trying too hard or not hard enough?

/dangling participle?
 
2010-09-16 8:05:42 AM  
Have a happy after life, news guy from my childhood.
 
2010-09-16 8:07:07 AM  
I didn't even know he was sick!
 
2010-09-16 8:13:17 AM  
Godspeed. smarterly literary words dude-guy?
 
2010-09-16 8:13:30 AM  
RIP, Newman.

From Jerry
 
2010-09-16 8:17:15 AM  
Condolences to the family.

+1 to the subby
 
2010-09-16 8:28:08 AM  
NBC has always had the best reporters. Do they pay more?
 
2010-09-16 8:29:22 AM  
Can we film the operation? Is the head dead yet?
 
2010-09-16 8:37:51 AM  
He appeared on SNL back in the 80's. The man had a great sense of comic timing. It was a pleasure to watch his reports, no sensationalism, just the news. RIP
 
2010-09-16 8:44:51 AM  
He was still alive? I remember seeing him on SNL as well.
 
2010-09-16 8:48:38 AM  
If you whip it, whip it well.
 
2010-09-16 8:54:52 AM  
Enjoyed his SNL appearance long ago. In one sketch he played a gang member, pulled out a switchblade and issued the threat "I am prepared to fillet you."
 
2010-09-16 9:02:36 AM  
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R.I.P. Ed Wynn

 
2010-09-16 9:09:58 AM  
A life of 91 years was in keeping with his skill & talents. Don't recall the last time we saw/heard him, but am fairly sure we bought the book (Strictly Speaking).
Can appreciate family's wishing to cope with/accept his passing before announcing it. As semi-retired broadcasting types ourselves, we can offer very sincere condolences to the family.
RIP Edwin Newman, not likely to ever be another like you.
 
2010-09-16 9:24:14 AM  
Requiescat in pace, wordsman.

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2010-09-16 9:27:21 AM  
I was always a big fan of Edwin Newman! I even have his autograph. He was the original Grammar Nazi.

I remember watching him on SNL in the 80s, when he and Brad Hall did a take off of 'My Fair Lady,' but with news anchors, singing, "Iranians' Pains Come Mainly From Khomeini." It was awesome.

//I guess you had to be there.
 
2010-09-16 9:31:45 AM  
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R.I.P. Butch

 
2010-09-16 9:35:27 AM  
Well now that he's dead I guess I have to join team Jaccob.
 
2010-09-16 9:37:54 AM  
Now that he de-ceased, he has only begun.
 
2010-09-16 9:57:27 AM  

It's a Sunshine Day!: I was always a big fan of Edwin Newman! I even have his autograph. He was the original Grammar Nazi.

I remember watching him on SNL in the 80s, when he and Brad Hall did a take off of 'My Fair Lady,' but with news anchors, singing, "Iranians' Pains Come Mainly From Khomeini." It was awesome.

//I guess you had to be there.


Beat me to it. Great sketch.
 
2010-09-16 10:16:30 AM  

Goonie_Goo_Goo: It's a Sunshine Day!: I was always a big fan of Edwin Newman! I even have his autograph. He was the original Grammar Nazi.

I remember watching him on SNL in the 80s, when he and Brad Hall did a take off of 'My Fair Lady,' but with news anchors, singing, "Iranians' Pains Come Mainly From Khomeini." It was awesome.

//I guess you had to be there.

Beat me to it. Great sketch.


Seconded

/Terrain in Maine is stained with acid rain.
 
2010-09-16 10:25:27 AM  
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/Goodbye, Newman ...
 
2010-09-16 10:25:44 AM  
And where is the Acid Rain?
In Maine! In Maine!
And what do they do in Maine?
Complain! Complain!

//The times
/they were good\
//RIP
 
2010-09-16 10:44:32 AM  
I also remember the SNL "Iranian's pain..." sketch. It was a good one.

All Fark Grammar Nazis, fly your flags at half mast, wear a black armband, whatever you need to do...your king is dead.
 
2010-09-16 11:19:42 AM  
I also remember him as a guest on Newhart, when Dick was hosting a local cable show called "Book Beat". Dick had become somewhat famous for calling out and berating the full-of-crap guests that his producers kept setting him up with. Then by a stroke of luck he manages to book Edwin Newman (as himself), who he actually idolizes. Newman appears on the show and, incorrectly suspecting that he is simply to be the show's next "target", promptly lambastes Dick and walks off the set.
 
2010-09-16 11:43:46 AM  

Matthew: I didn't even know he was sick!


I didn't know he was still alive!

Of course, now he's not, so I guess the point is moot.
 
2010-09-16 1:13:06 PM  
I was one of the eighteen people that watched David Letterman's daytime show. It would have a news break and would go to Edwin Newman for a few minutes. I think they also worked Edwin into a comedy bit or two, cutting to him eating waffles or something like that.
 
2010-09-16 1:35:59 PM  
Newsman and grammar stickler Edwin Newman has a deceased

FIFY, Subby.
 
2010-09-16 2:01:37 PM  
That Newhart episode is how I'll always remember him:

"Oh, and by the way, the correct pronunciation is not 'weenie', but 'weiner.'"
"... Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Edwin Newman!"
 
2010-09-16 2:44:57 PM  

dittybopper: Can we film the operation? Is the head dead yet?


Get the widow on the set!

/kick'em when they're up
//kick'em when they're down
 
2010-09-16 3:58:20 PM  

DrSandyBeech: He appeared on SNL back in the 80's. The man had a great sense of comic timing. It was a pleasure to watch his reports, no sensationalism, just the news. RIP


THIS!
 
2010-09-16 4:45:24 PM  
Dude changed my life for the better.
 
2010-09-16 7:42:43 PM  

SomeoneDumb: Dude changed my life for the better.


me too. he was an inspiration but you knew that no matter how hard you tried you would never be that good. plus his books were funny.
 
2010-09-16 9:07:50 PM  

improvius: I also remember him as a guest on Newhart, when Dick was hosting a local cable show called "Book Beat". Dick had become somewhat famous for calling out and berating the full-of-crap guests that his producers kept setting him up with. Then by a stroke of luck he manages to book Edwin Newman (as himself), who he actually idolizes. Newman appears on the show and, incorrectly suspecting that he is simply to be the show's next "target", promptly lambastes Dick and walks off the set.

Two of my favorite people.
:( sad
 
2010-09-16 10:29:56 PM  
Loved his bits on Letterman, you know, back when Letterman was funny and on NBC?
 
2010-09-17 12:10:12 AM  
Rest well, Mr. Newman. You have been missed, and shall be fondly remembered.
 
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