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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 17 Feb 2021, 13:57 Objectively, Limbaugh was the prototype for Trump. Yes, there were prototypes for Limbaugh, too, but these two profited enormously by being in the right place at the right time as they rode the waves of media and mass communications change. Limbaugh was, first and foremost, a clown in the pejorative sense of that term. A bigoted, hateful clown, at that, but I think he just stumbled onto his audience as AM radio was otherwise dying and he was probably as surprised at the magnitude of that audience and the political clout it gave him as Donny was decades later. Anyway, trying not to speak ill of the dead, but the world is not a worse place without Limbaugh as it will not be a worse place when Trump takes the dirt nap.
I clearly remember 60 Minutes doing a fairly positive profile of him just before (well, maybe months) he became a national cultural figure/pundit. Over the years, I often wondered how much that interview boosted his career, just at the right time.
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I used to listen to him on occasion in the early 90's. Before Clinton won he had a sense of humor. Very partisan humor, sometimes mean spirited, but humor. Lots of songs, sound effects, impersonations, gags, etc.

After Clinton won he just ranted.
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thoreau wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 10:41 I used to listen to him on occasion in the early 90's. Before Clinton won he had a sense of humor. Very partisan humor, sometimes mean spirited, but humor. Lots of songs, sound effects, impersonations, gags, etc.

After Clinton won he just ranted.
Yeah, '91/'92 he was transgressive. By Jan '93 he was yelling at clouds.
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I always thought it likely that if he had not lost his hearing, he would have quit around that time, with the premise that the hearing loss and challenges overcoming that (and keeping it hidden for a while) actually made his job interesting for him for the first time in a while.

(The two other potential offramps are Bush Senior re-election, or 9/11 being thwarted before execution)
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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nicole wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 14:15 Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Another on the list of 'those I thought died long ago.'

I remember being required to read "A Coney Island of the Mind." I don't remember a damn thing about it except being bored.
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I have a fondness for autobiography

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Tony Hendra, 79, of whom it must be said either his daughter was seriously delusional or he sexually abused her.
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Norton Juster, 91

Fun fact: The Phantom Tollbooth was once locked away in a public library in Boulder, Colorado because the librarian considered it "poor fantasy."
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Yaphet Kotto, 81
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 11 Mar 2021, 12:45 Norton Juster, 91

Fun fact: The Phantom Tollbooth was once locked away in a public library in Boulder, Colorado because the librarian considered it "poor fantasy."
I loved the The Phantom Tollbooth as a kid. I'm not surprised to learn that Juster was quite the wit, at least judging by his Wikipedia entry.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 16 Mar 2021, 02:02 Yaphet Kotto, 81
Holy crap, I didn't know he'd been offered and turned down both the roles of Lando Calrissian and Jean-Luc Picard.
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The crew of the Nostromo is getting picked off one by one. Except for Tom Skerritt it's going close to film order. If I'm Skerritt or Veronica Cartwright I'm getting kinda nervous about now. Sigourney Weaver, naturally, has nothing to worry about, we all know she'll live forever. And she'll probably still look like a hot badass when she's 150.
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George Segal, aka Jack Gallo on Just Shoot Me and Pops on The Goldbergs.

Ugh. I liked him. Maybe he was a jackass in real life but he sure seemed like a nice dude.
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Ellie wrote: 23 Mar 2021, 21:36 George Segal, aka Jack Gallo on Just Shoot Me and Pops on The Goldbergs.

Ugh. I liked him. Maybe he was a jackass in real life but he sure seemed like a nice dude.
He was great in "King Rat."
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That's sad.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 25 Mar 2021, 15:18 Image
Well, shit.
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I can't believe she was that old! Good for her, having a great career that late in life. The world is slightly less acerbically funny. RIP.
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Larry McMurtry, 84
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 26 Mar 2021, 16:11 Larry McMurtry, 84
That sucks. While I can’t claim to have enjoyed everything I’ve read by him, his best stuff was brilliant.
Horseman, Pass By rivaled Steinbeck, and Lonesome Dove doesn’t need any extra praise, though it deserves all it has gotten.
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Beverly Cleary - 100-fuckin-4.

I liked the Ramona books as a kid.

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Rough day. That's enough for now, god.
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