MESSAGE BOARDS TOOLS:  Search | Members | User Control Panel |   | Login 


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Actor Robin Williams dead at 63
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:34 am 
User avatar
Offline
Veteran Presence

Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:42 pm
Posts: 4495
Apparent suicide.

He took batting practice with the Mets back in the late 90's and in the 80s spent some time w/ Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg in the booth talking about their HBO series.

I'm sure this'll be moved, but worthy of note b/c of the small link to the Mets.

Sad and tragic. One of the truly gifted funnymen of any era. His stand up performances in SF and live at the Met were both some of the funniest routines I ever saw. RIP.

_________________
'Well, well...another blond hair. Conducting more research with that Jane Goodall tramp?'

The Far Side


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Actor Robin Williams dead at 63
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:03 am 
Offline
Rookie

Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 7:02 pm
Posts: 630
That's a very sad news.

RIP Robin.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Actor Robin Williams dead at 63
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:59 am 
User avatar
Offline
NYFS Staff

Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:12 pm
Posts: 5220
Location: Boston
:(

_________________
If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Actor Robin Williams dead at 63
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:05 am 
User avatar
Offline
NYFS Staff

Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:39 pm
Posts: 22630
Location: Jersey City
We don't often put our contemporaries in the all-time pantheon.

I've enjoyed his work, but I wouldn't quite call myself a "fan"; never saw him in person, never scoured the TV listings for one of his appearances; never made one of his TV appearances appointment viewing. On the other hand, I can't remember watching him and not being entertained, either.

Back to my original point, I think if you look at all he did, he is right near the top of comedic geniuses this country has ever produced.

_________________
Hats off to Sandy. Hats off to the Wilpons. And don't forget Yoenis Cespedes, a star who wanted to stay a Met.

--------------------------------------------------------
You can PayPal donations to donations@nyfuturestars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Actor Robin Williams dead at 63
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:06 pm 
Offline
Veteran Presence

Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:33 pm
Posts: 4928
This is numbing news.

To me, Robin Williams was a fun machine, a highly creative comic genius and improv master. And he did well in the movies too.

He made me think of Johnathan Winters, another comic genius who became a close friend to williams when it came to just being funny and spontaneous.

Yet for all the joy he exuded there was a sadness within Robin. He'll definitely be missed


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group


FIND AN AA MEETING | SUICIDE DEPRESSION ADDICTION HELP | BOOK REVIEWS EDITORIAL BEST SELLERS | LOCAL DOCTORS HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE | LOCAL LIVE MUSIC OPEN MIC JAM | FIND YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND WHERE TO VOTE | WOMEN VETERANS HELP SUPPORT | PET FRIENDLY PARKS HOTELS | SOLAR WIND RENEWABLE POWER | FILE TAX RETURN ATTORNEY | 4G SEO SMART PHONES TABLET WEB | BIRTHDAY PARTY RENTAL CHARACTERS | HOMES APARTMENTS FOR SALE OR RENT | SPORT COURT GYM FITNESS CLUB TRACK FIELD | GET HEALTH LIFE AUTO HOME INSURANCE QUOTE | VETERAN TIPS ON CRAFT DIY RECIPES | FIND ATM BRANCH CONSOLIDATION STUDENT CREDIT LOAN RATES | LOCAL NEWS AND RSS FEEDS | CHRISTMAS BLACK FRIDAY BACK TO SCHOOL SALE | LATEST E NEWS ON MOVIES TV GAMES GIFTS BOOKS | LAST MINUTE ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY HOUSE WARMING GIFTS | LOCAL ARTS CRAFTS SUPPLY STORE | LOCAL LINKS TO RESTAURANTS AIRPORTS DRUG STORES | DRUG OXY OPIATE ALCOHOL PHYSICAL REHAB LOCAL NEW OR USED BOOK STORE | KNICKS BLOG FORUM BOARDS | © Untraditional Media