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2018-01-03 02:24:18 PM  
At least it wasn't, "You get nothing!"
 
2018-01-03 02:50:08 PM  
That's very sweet. And it make me happy that both Wilder and his wife got a final moment of peace like that.

That said, because this is Fark, I must snark and say that this would be more appropriate:

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2018-01-03 03:02:31 PM  
I think my office is dustier than usual today
 
2018-01-03 03:02:39 PM  

Kubo: That's very sweet. And it make me happy that both Wilder and his wife got a final moment of peace like that.

That said, because this is Fark, I must snark and say that this would be more appropriate:

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That is an amazing Photoshop of that scene from Thor: Ragnarok.
 
2018-01-03 03:12:45 PM  
I'm guessing, "either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
 
2018-01-03 03:14:17 PM  
Alzheimers is a brutal disease. I care for people suffering with this and dementia and its often so cruel how they forget who friends , family, even pets are, and often become violently angry wondering who these strangers in their homes are. Glad he got a moment of lucidity and peace.
 
2018-01-03 03:15:51 PM  
Gah...right in the feels.  I loved you Mr. Wilder.

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2018-01-03 03:20:13 PM  

kryptoknightmare: I think my office is dustier than usual today


Funny so is mine.

His little ad lib on the end of this line is still a favorite of mine.

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2018-01-03 03:22:42 PM  
Gene Wilder dies.

The Internet: "He's with Gilda again!"

Karen Wilder: "biatch, what the fark?!"
 
2018-01-03 03:27:34 PM  
For some reason I figured it would been this

wha wha wha
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2018-01-03 03:28:46 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Gah...right in the feels.  I loved you Mr. Wilder. [img.fark.net image 475x247]


He will always be Frederick Fronk-En-Steen to me.

My name is Frankenstein - Young Frankenstein
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2018-01-03 03:35:51 PM  
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2018-01-03 03:43:30 PM  
For someone who was losing themselves, literally, to Alzheimer's... I couldn't imagine anything more powerful than telling someone you trust them. They trust you when they can't trust themselves.

/dusty
 
2018-01-03 03:46:41 PM  
Dammit, that one hit me right in the feels.
 
2018-01-03 03:49:28 PM  
I see the feels and the dust are covered, I haven't got anything else to add.
 
2018-01-03 03:51:36 PM  
I don't know which I hate worse: Cancer, or Alzheimers.
 
2018-01-03 03:55:36 PM  

give me doughnuts: I don't know which I hate worse: Cancer, or Alzheimers.


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2018-01-03 04:00:01 PM  

give me doughnuts: I don't know which I hate worse: Cancer, or Alzheimers.


My wife has cancer, my grandmother has Alzheimer's.

I promise you, you can hate them equally.
 
2018-01-03 04:02:48 PM  
I would have guessed it would have been "Let me out. Let me out of here. Get me the hell out of here. What's the matter with you people? I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one? HA-HA-HA-HA. Jesus Christ, get me out of here! Open this goddamn door or I'll kick your rotten heads in! Mommy!"
 
2018-01-03 04:19:54 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I would have guessed it would have been "Let me out. Let me out of here. Get me the hell out of here. What's the matter with you people? I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one? HA-HA-HA-HA. Jesus Christ, get me out of here! Open this goddamn door or I'll kick your rotten heads in! Mommy!"


Actually, it was, "Put the candle BACK"

/or asking for a sedagive
 
2018-01-03 04:27:23 PM  
Wow, that's just... Beautiful.  Ive Lost family to both cancer and Alzheimer's, and it hurts  too much, just in different ways.  Just thinking about what we went through gives me a lump in my throat.

I'm glad Gene and Karen had that moment.  I hope all of you get to love someone so deeply and truly, and that person is as dedicated to your well being as she was to his.
 
2018-01-03 04:42:59 PM  
OMG, subby, it's so dusty in here!

Sweet article. thanks!
 
2018-01-03 04:43:29 PM  

bobug: For someone who was losing themselves, literally, to Alzheimer's... I couldn't imagine anything more powerful than telling someone you trust them. They trust you when they can't trust themselves.

/dusty


On the one hand, yeah.

On the other hand, my Alz father pumped out all kinds of gibberish, some coherent, some not so much. (At one point, agitated about nothing apparent, he angrily pounded on the countertop demanding "What are we going to do about the camel?") It was always a crapshoot to ascertain whether a seemingly coherent statement was both intentional and directed at the person ostensibly being spoken to.

/RIP, dad.
 
2018-01-03 04:49:26 PM  
Glad it wasn't this:
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My MIL with Alzheimer's lives with us and it sucks watching her slowly slipping away.
 
2018-01-03 04:52:16 PM  
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2018-01-03 05:03:19 PM  
See No Evil Hear No Evil is truly a classic.

/YOU MEAN I'M BLACK???
//DOES DAD KNOW ABOUT THIS????
 
2018-01-03 05:58:06 PM  

Uzzah


On the other hand, my Alz father pumped out all kinds of gibberish


Was any of it authentic frontier gibberish?
 
2018-01-03 05:58:56 PM  
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2018-01-03 07:00:39 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: [img.fark.net image 500x336]



I feel like a jerk, but I chuckled.
 
2018-01-03 07:18:28 PM  
Thanks for the laughs, Gene. You too, Richard. RIP Kings of Comedy.

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2018-01-03 09:15:22 PM  

mjones73: kryptoknightmare: I think my office is dustier than usual today

Funny so is mine.

His little ad lib on the end of this line is still a favorite of mine.

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And Cleavon Little cracking up at the end was unscripted, too. Little was totally corpsing. Since it was in character, Mel Brooks threw it in. They were all just that good.
 
2018-01-03 09:46:41 PM  

The_Sponge: Dingleberry Dickwad: [img.fark.net image 500x336]


I feel like a jerk, but I chuckled.


Yeah. I saw it on facebook within an hour of hearing about his death and couldn't hold back a few guffaws myself and had to repost it. I had gotten a few ugly remarks at the time, but I like to think that meme would have fit right in with his style of comedy.
 
2018-01-03 11:31:33 PM  

Uzzah: bobug: For someone who was losing themselves, literally, to Alzheimer's... I couldn't imagine anything more powerful than telling someone you trust them. They trust you when they can't trust themselves.

/dusty

On the one hand, yeah.

On the other hand, my Alz father pumped out all kinds of gibberish, some coherent, some not so much. (At one point, agitated about nothing apparent, he angrily pounded on the countertop demanding "What are we going to do about the camel?") It was always a crapshoot to ascertain whether a seemingly coherent statement was both intentional and directed at the person ostensibly being spoken to.

/RIP, dad.


I had a patient once that would say...

"Vehicle, vehicle, gotta get to the vehicle", constantly.   10-12 times each minute,  in varying cadences.  She did this for eight solid years.
 
2018-01-03 11:32:48 PM  

Julius Pleaseher: Thanks for the laughs, Gene. You too, Richard. RIP Kings of Comedy.

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This.  The first date I ever had was at the movie "silverstreak."
 
2018-01-03 11:35:57 PM  

give me doughnuts: I don't know which I hate worse: Cancer, or Alzheimers.


Alzheimers, easily.  Cancer doesn't end with the person not knowing who they are or who is holding their hand at the end.

/rip pop-pop
//going through his house near the end and seeing all the signs about how to do trivial tasks was depressing as hell
///the most crushing thing was when he didn't recognize the greeting we gave each other since I was like 4 (he died when I was 18), I guess its that moment the seriousness of the situation dawns on you
 
2018-01-03 11:51:20 PM  

give me doughnuts: I don't know which I hate worse: Cancer, or Alzheimers.


Generally, cancer is worse for the person with it.  Alzheimer's is worse for the people who care about the person with it.

Mom had Alzheimer's.  It was a complete horror show.  If I ever get diagnosed with it, I'm eating a bullet before it gets too bad.
 
2018-01-04 06:27:18 AM  

AaronSynn: give me doughnuts: I don't know which I hate worse: Cancer, or Alzheimers.

Generally, cancer is worse for the person with it.  Alzheimer's is worse for the people who care about the person with it.

Mom had Alzheimer's.  It was a complete horror show.  If I ever get diagnosed with it, I'm eating a bullet before it gets too bad.


Good luck remembering how.
 
2018-01-04 10:01:54 AM  

ekdikeo4: AaronSynn: give me doughnuts: I don't know which I hate worse: Cancer, or Alzheimers.

Generally, cancer is worse for the person with it.  Alzheimer's is worse for the people who care about the person with it.

Mom had Alzheimer's.  It was a complete horror show.  If I ever get diagnosed with it, I'm eating a bullet before it gets too bad.

Good luck remembering how.


Probably on wheat bread with some mayo
 
2018-01-04 11:16:54 AM  

peasandcarrots: mjones73: kryptoknightmare: I think my office is dustier than usual today

Funny so is mine.

His little ad lib on the end of this line is still a favorite of mine.

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And Cleavon Little cracking up at the end was unscripted, too. Little was totally corpsing. Since it was in character, Mel Brooks threw it in. They were all just that good.


Yeah Gene caught him off guard with the "You know, Morons" part, I'm glad Mel left it in there.
 
2018-01-04 06:04:31 PM  
When I was 29 I moved back home to take care of my mom who was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she was 59. I lived with her and took care of her for 2 years while working a full time job. I did have the help of a sitter 3-4 days a week but that still wasn't enough after a while. When she was 61 the decision was made to move her to a assisted living facility. At this point she didn't remember that I was her son, I was just someone who visited her and took her to doctors appointments. When my brother got a chance to come back to the states for a visit, she thought he was her dad.  A year later my Brother was able to schedule a 2 week vacation so that he could introduce our mother to her first grandchild.
Mom passed away 5 days before they came into town, she was 65.
 
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