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post #61 of 77 Old 08-19-2014, 09:45 AM
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Man...how did you see that one coming? It's like you're a soothsayer or something.

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Man...how did you see that one coming? It's like you're a soothsayer or something.
Maybe it's a new PR strategy, say something stupid and then apologize to show the world that you're compassionate and respectful?
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Maybe it's a new PR strategy, say something stupid and then apologize to show the world that you're compassionate and respectful?
A good tactic, but the problem with most people is that they don't know you're not supposed to do it multiple times every day. And most just eliminate the apologizing part anyway.

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Gene Simmons apologizes for being Gene Simmons.

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Gene Simmons apologizes for being Gene Simmons.
Still doesn't help as there's really no excuse for Gene Simmons to still be in any media spotlight as if there were in the first place.... is it the tongue?

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Gene Simmons apologizes for being Gene Simmons.
He should apologize for the helmet he calls hair. We should apologize for bothering to consider anything he says. What idiot would actually interview Mt Witz or his helmet?
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He should apologize for the helmet he calls hair. We should apologize for bothering to consider anything he says. What idiot would actually interview Mt Witz or his helmet?
If you've never heard Gene Simmons' infamous interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, well.... consider yourself lucky. What a clod. In terms of sheer cringe factor, it was right up there with her aborted interview with FoxNews head cretin Bill O' Reilly. Both men were crass, rude, and just plain mean to one of radio's sweetest personalities. Kind of like they are in real life, I guess.
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Did a small marathon of a handful of his movies this week. There's easily more of his that's really good. I started as a fan of his standup stuff and have followed his films ever since. Say what you will but it's bummed me out all week. I don't follow celebrity stuff so had no idea of his multiple marriages, money issues, or even the depression really.

1. Good Morning, Vietnam.
2. The Fisher King.
3. Moscow on the Hudson.
4. One Hour Photo.

If those don't demonstrate his strength and range I'm not sure any others could. Good Morning, Vietnam is just flat out hilarious and full of heart and pairs up nicely with Moscow in regards to the stranger in a strange land motif. Moscow, for me, is particularly poignant even today with the resurgence of Russia and current immigration issues in the US. The Fisher King, with the knowledge of his mental state over the years, moved me more than previous viewings and serves to highlight that thin line of what we call "normal" with particular regard to mass media and the power it holds over the populace. All that wrapped in a super tale of redemption for some not so perfect people. One Hour Photo puts RW in the skin of a creepy photo developer and asks some interesting questions on privacy. It has a great twist at the end that hints at his own abuse and paints him almost as a hero. He had knack for playing the broken human inside some broken systems and it would appear he didn't have to work too hard to show us.
Over my vacation, the last few days, I got a chance to see Good Will Hunting and Awakenings.
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There are too many of his movies that I like to make a list... Let's just say that I'd like to revisit Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, Insomnia, One Hour Photo and What Dreams May Come soon.
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A less notable movie with Robin was The Survivors, with Walter Matthau and Jerry Reed. When I saw it back in the 80s I thought it was hilarious. I'm not sure how well it would hold up today, but I watched it with a buddy and we roared with laughter.
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The Fisher King, IMO, never got enough respect.

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Robin was cremated and his ashes were spread in San Francisco Bay...

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1911219

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http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1911219
Every time I read something about Robin lately, my heart twinges, and pulls me down for a while. What a sad and unworthy end to such a brilliant wit, and not many had an iota of suspicion of the pain that was lingering behind his energizer bunny personality.

RIP Robin.
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They're nominating a tunnel on 101 near the Golden Gate Bridge be renamed for him (currently the Waldo Tunnel). I surely hope that it wasn't due to the stripes that are reminiscent of Mork....never got the impression he liked being known that way. Not really suitable/appropriate IMHO, hope San Francisco can do better than that......
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I was a bit off for a few days but that is gone now. Been enjoying Letterman remembering Robin Williams Last time i felt that way about a TV person was when Phil Hartman died. They fill your heart with joy and when they are suddenly taken away from you there is just emptiness for a while which needs to be overcome.


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Actually the tunnel is not in San Francisco, it is in Marin County. The Waldo Tunnel, often called the Rainbow Tunnel by locals, is the gateway to Marin County, the childhood, and more recently the adult home of Robin Williams. California often names tunnels, bridges, and highways after people who have died to honor their name. I find it very suitable and appropriate to name this tunnel in his honor....

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Actually the tunnel is not in San Francisco, it is in Marin County. The Waldo Tunnel, often called the Rainbow Tunnel by locals, is the gateway to Marin County, the childhood, and more recently the adult home of Robin Williams. California often names tunnels, bridges, and highways after people who have died to honor their name. I find it very suitable and appropriate to name this tunnel in his honor....
I know, I lived in San Francisco from 1971 until late last year (and know your zip code well too so kind of understand your take on 101). I would like to see San Francisco, where he spent a lot of time, to step it up with an appropriate rememberance, more like something that Herb Caen has rather than renaming a damn tunnel into the burbs on a overcrowded highway for a cycling kind of guy. IMHO.

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