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Desc:Robin Williams' film debut. (RIP)
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Tags:nostalgia, rip, 1970s, robin williams, rare
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dairyqueenlatifah - 2014-08-11
I can't believe he's gone. This is the first celebrity death I've actually cried over. Then I read that Westboro is planning to picket his funeral and got pissed.

God damnit Robin, I miss you already. RIP.
SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-08-11
Let's be honest. If Westboro pickets your funeral, you've at least done one or two things right.

Gmork - 2014-08-11
Amen, SPK.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-08-11
I teared up when Steve Irwin died.

This just has me wondering why...he had everything...I mean my god he was loved. It's rare any actor is that loved. He could walk down the street anywhere in America and get a hug.

Caminante Nocturno - 2014-08-12
That's the Hell of depression. There's no logic behind it. It eats you up from the inside, and you'll never be able to make sense of it, no matter how hard you try.

boner - 2014-08-12
Having your funeral picketed by those creeps is equivalent to Weird Al doing one of your songs.

EvilHomer - 2014-08-12
What boner said.

Binro the Heretic - 2014-08-11
I'm heartbroken.

Williams holds a special place in my heart because he looks so much like my dad. This hit me really hard.

Goodbye, Mork.
John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-08-11
John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-08-11
A suicide. Fuck that IS rough!
Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2014-08-11
RIP funnyman.
The Mothership - 2014-08-11
Oh man this ain't right. Also 5 for the clip.
infinite zest - 2014-08-11
Tonight a comedian died.

Stream of consciousness, I was talking with someone just last night about Hook and how my friends' parents were going to rent that for us but they rented The Fisher King instead, because Robin Williams. Left me and a whole bunch of kids in a room at a party, totally oblivious, drinking upstairs. I was only 11 or so, so I totally didn't get it but it stuck with me. Years later I contribute that film and Williams' performance for saving my fucking life. It wasn't the same as in the movie but I'm estranged and fell into a PTSD-related depression, fucked around and lost my job and just thought "fuck it. All my dreams have gone to shit, I lost the job I love and the woman I love.. I was pretty much on the verge of suicide, and was thinking about this on the aptly nicknamed "Suicide Bridge" in Portland a few years ago. But I looked out and heard "I love New York in June" from the movie and I'm still here... I could go on like this..

I'm sort of writing through tears as I type this. I just wish I could've been there to say "your existence saved my life."
Xenocide - 2014-08-12
He helped so many people who he never even met. Laughter is such a gift.

Stars for your comment.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-08-12
Most people will remember him for his movies but I'll remember him for his standup. It was inspiring and he was a master of the craft. I'm glad he inspired you.

Oddly, the Fisher King had another impact on me that was just as serious but it's too private a story to tell. Sufficed it to say it was one of the first movies I ever saw that made me realize something about my life and for that I'm grateful.

SolRo - 2014-08-12
Well, good thing I bought a bottle of whiskey yesterday...gonna see if the pain goes before the bottle is empty.
Pope Caius - 2014-08-12
This is the first celebrity death that is just different from all the rest in a way I can't really describe. All I know is that it's 5 AM and it's really difficult trying to think of something meaningful to say and after seeing so many people heartbroken about his manner of death I feel like a real asshole for having attempted suicide before
fluffy - 2014-08-12
It's not surprising to me that with a public face of mania he had a private face of depression. Very sad, though.

Please remember, if you're ever feeling depressed, that depression is treatable, while death is not.
oddeye - 2014-08-12
He's still the most annoying fucker ever and completely unfunny, see his Spore talk-through video etc.
EvilHomer - 2014-08-12
You're really stretching this troll thing, oddeye. You better shape up before Jackie Chan dies.

EvilHomer - 2014-08-12
I don't see what you're getting all high and mighty about, either. Apparently he choked himself to death. Isn't that your kind of thing?!

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-08-12
Most great actors have had a few bombs. They aren't writers and they just love to act.

But hey the demand for perfection is not a lot of emotional pressure of anything...

oddeye - 2014-08-12
I'm trolling by pointing out his insanely annoying cartoonish personality and providing examples?

Yeah alright.

memedumpster - 2014-08-12
Who hasn't done that?*

*commenting on the content of video, not the actions of actors in said video.
Xenocide - 2014-08-12
I tried to watch Good Morning Vietnam last night, but I just couldn't get through it. The dissonance between Williams' jolly persona and the way he died is just too stark for me to deal with right now. I don't think a celebrity death has ever hit me this hard. At least not since Kurt Vonneget.

Someone posted "You're free, Genie," on my Facebook wall.
infinite zest - 2014-08-12
Yeah. I remember I was coming back from Japan and first thing on the news was Cobain's suicide. I was young enough at the time to take that as "no more music." I used to kind of hang out with Elliott Smith, or at least kind of go around where he liked to go, but was thousands of miles away when I heard the news. Same feeling of loss. When Hunter S. Thompson shot himself I thought "no more words." With Williams I can't think those things, personally, that there will be no more comedy. Because to me, that means no more future.

Take what you want from the famous philosophers, but I think the Eternal Return is something like making your mark in a circle that just continues around and around and around. Like Mork, Williams was here. Now he's not. The impression he left on mother earth was stupendous and we can all do the same. It doesn't matter what your shit job is or if you're (like me anyway) afraid to watch the news, you are beautiful and deserve this wonderful life as long as it lasts.

BillLumbergh - 2014-12-16
"Aladdin. Actually, there was a brief time in the 90's when Williams was tolerable, and it culminated in this film. This is because Williams is already a cartoon."

"All actors are attention whores. But Williams is a man who will fucking stab a baby in the eye if he is not the absolute sole nucleus of attention for every waking moment of his life. It matters not to him if he's actually funny or not, so long as he's the loudest man in the room.

Seated next to him, how can lesser attention whores like Wilson not be irritated? Of course he'd end up resorting to half-assed suicide, the most classic of all desperate attention-grabbing techniques."


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