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RIP Robin Williams

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Dolphin1184, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    You don't understand, finyank, in my mind, is already the less funny and more evil version of Robin Williams.
     
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  2. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Indeed. The man in "action".


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  3. Samphin

    Samphin Κακό σκυλί ψόφο δεν έχει

    As a man, I am sad that a man died.
    As a father, I am sad that a daughter lost her father.
    As a lover, I am sad that a wife lost her husband.
    As a comedian, I am sad that I have to wait a few weeks before people will laugh at the jokes written about his passing.

    And that right there, is the addiction and the depression.
     
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  4. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    A huge loss. I think he was the funniest man in the impromptu area. Could make jokes about anything the audience yelled out.
     
  5. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Wait. You're a comedian? Aren't those supposed to be funny? :shifty:
     
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  6. Samphin

    Samphin Κακό σκυλί ψόφο δεν έχει

    Turns out...no.
     
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  7. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Odd parasitic relationship b/t Sammie humor and alcohol consumption, and the audiences' sense of humor and alcohol consumption

    Could not believe he was 63, seems like Mork and Mindy was FOREVER ago
     
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  8. McLovin

    McLovin Resident Pats fan.

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    holy ****, it worked!
     
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  9. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Something to be said about going out when you want to, even if it isn't while you're on top.

    It's tough for me to be broken up when someone I don't know personally (and have no interactive relationship with) willingly takes their own life. I mean it was their choice and they likely had a reason for wanting to do it (even if it isn't for an apparent good reason), so if they wanted out well that's on them. It's unfortunate for the people around him that expected him to stick around a lot longer, but for a fan it isn't like the works he has already done are going to disappear with him and won't be available to share with others if it meant so much to you. I'm not saying people shouldn't be upset either, I'm just saying I personally don't get it and can't imagine a connection that would be that upsetting.


    Then again, this is coming from the guy who found nothing sad about the beginning of the movie "Up".



    I'm also curious how many people (not necessarily those in this thread) that are so upset (in their words) about his passing and were such big fans actually watched his most recent show even once (note: it wasn't canceled because of his death)? The question is rhetorical.
     
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  10. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Robin Williams isn't dead. He's stuck in the jungle waiting for someone to roll a 5 or 8.

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  11. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    For me, as lame as it sounds, Dead Poets Society was a big deal in my life. That movie means a whole lot to me. i also remember watching Live at the Met, over and over and over as well as Good Morning Vietnam. Those were 3 big things in my youth that trigger memories of other times. Its like having a fondness for a special dish your mom made.

    The thing with Robin Williams is that he was popular for a long time unlike other comedians and had huge hits in different time periods so more people got to experience it. I was too old for Jumanji to be important in my life, but many other people on this board weren't for example.

    Not feeling anything in the beginning of Up means you're not human though. Seriously, your Empathy Chip is dislodged or something. You should probably lay down in the packaging you were purchased in and power down so you can be given a a diagnostic from the Geek Squad.
     
  12. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    It wasn't even just his work. He was an extraordinary human being. Reading all these stories from people who met him, both famous and not famous, about the lengths he would go to to make them laugh or help them out is making me tear up.
     
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  13. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    It is possible to have enjoyed the man's product, and not exactly loved or paid attention to everything he performed.

    Personally I recall his charity work and doing tonnes of USO tours more so than any recent art he managed to create

    To me, one of the *****es of being a creative person is being so invested in the latest work and the reactions to it that when it flops taking it personally I'd think would be hard not to do. Meanwhile thought he had reached Elder Actor status, where if he is in 5 things and you like 1 of them, it's fine.

    For "Stars" however, the worst fate is oblivion, where no one pays attention any more.
     
  14. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    The only Robin Williams movie i ever liked was, "What Dreams May Come". Man, that movie made me tear up a little when i was younger. He played the role of a husband who had lost both of his kids to a car accident (i think). Afterwards, his wife committed suicide. Her soul went to Hell. When he finally ended up dying, he went all the way to the depths of Hell to bring his wife's soul to Heaven. Great movie, man. Cuba Gooding was in it, too. That movie is what i will remember most about him.

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    R.I.P. Robin
     
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    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

  16. Stitches

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    One Hour Photo is a great non-comedic role as well.
     
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  17. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    what year is it??!?!?!?!?
     
  18. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    What are you doing? Sick is the only Mama's boy, cry baby here on these boards. Know your role and don't infringe.
     
  19. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    I don't like my mom that much, honestly....
     
  20. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Sick just went serious...
     
  21. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Is mom "spry"? :shifty:

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  22. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    Good post... I think it takes something off his legacy because he killed himself. Although we don't know all the facts and perhaps never will. I'm assuming he wasn't terminally ill although that could be debated I'm sure (for example.. drug dependency... or the moment we're born, we're all dying). Still, he's being viewed as a national hero at the moment. A treasure... I'm not sure he is.
     
  23. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    See John Belushi...
     
  24. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Let me fix you some sandwiches.
     
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  25. SICK

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    Should be about what he brought while alive, not his unfortunate death, if we're judging by that, then he is "a treasure" to the people he's reached and influenced.
     
  26. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    he was alive when he chose to kill himself no?
     
  27. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I think you need to read more into mental illness.
     
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  28. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    don't be so condescending. Like I said in my original post, we don't know all the facts and likely never will. I just think this takes something off his legacy.
     
  29. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I'm not being condescending. I'm telling it like it is. Judging him when you don't seem to fully understand mental disorder is no way to judge someone or their legacy.
     
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  30. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    too many things are within the definition of mental disorder.. it's an excuse. he had a drug dependency... so of course he had a "mental disorder"... Then everyone has a mental disorder because they are dependent on something.
     
  31. unluckyluciano

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    by most accounts he was either bipolar or suffered from severe depression most of his life , hence why he used drugs more than likely as these types tend to be self medicating. A lot of these things are mental disorders as there are neurological things being discovered along with them. FYI there's a difference between you having a beers in college versus someone doing so much as they destroy themselves physically, psychologically, etc. Hence, why addictions are disorders.
     
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  32. SICK

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    Then you personally don't need to consider him a treasure. Majority of this country disagrees with you.
     
  33. VanDolPhan

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    R.I.P 1980 Denver Bronco's Cheerleader Robin Williams (And yes he was an INTERNATIONAL treasure without doubt):

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  34. SICK

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    lmao thats amazing
     
  35. GridIronKing34

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    I don't think it takes from his legacy. It does strike me that you can't really have a discussion about mental disorder for the next few weeks because everyone is on pins and needles.

    Suddenly people have become experts in the field after his death, ones that didn't seem interested in defending mental disorders days ago. It's not so much here, just in general I've noticed. It's good that it is getting the attention but I can't help that in two or three weeks, it'll go back to normal.

    It's sad that he has passed but it is interesting to me how this is playing out.
     
  36. MikeHoncho

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    And in Romania they're also supposed to be very good at laying carpet.

    So that's another shortcoming to add to that list.

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  37. Stitches

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    I'm in no way trying to disagree with you, so hopefully I word this adequately, but I find it interesting (and somewhat unfortunate) that people who are "treasures" are really only treated/recognized as such when they're gone and even then it's in the immediate aftermath of their passing. I mean why not have more tributes while a person is alive if they are so great?

    Perhaps it is just one aspect of the grieving process (I have never taken a psychology course, so have no idea truly), but as GiK says in a few weeks it'll be business as usual.
     
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  38. SICK

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    You know the saying "You don't know what you have until it's gone"

    I think that is the mentality. 4 days ago if Mrs Doubtfire was on tv, I'd watch and laugh, and check imdb to see what Robin is up to. Hope to see him in something else, etc.

    Now you know you’ll never see anything new again, and it makes you appreciate and dwell on the things he already did, because that is truly all you have now.
     
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  39. unluckyluciano

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    of course mental disorders aren't constantly looked at/debated until a case because famous. Just as car safety may not be debated until a tragic accident or lets say a huge recall by dealerships who ignored the problem before. Humans tend not to care about things till it affects them personally. Using those moments to discuss something and possibly inform the public a little more is not a bad thing.
     
  40. cuchulainn

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    Indeed. Meisty had to go thru everything mcLovin had to piece that outfit together.
     
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