Dead Celebrity

::sigh:: Cancer, go fuck yourself.

My introduction to Norm was not SNL, it was as the host of Billy Bob’s Picture Show on TBS(? It was soooo long ago). And that is how I will remember him, as the hilarious host of some terribly cheesy horror movies. RIP

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Ugh, now knowledge of Norm’s death is amplified by a reminder that Dole will outlast us all. If Dole was really a hero he’d have thrown himself in front of cancer so Norm could get away.

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My favorite Norm MacDonald bit, Janice and The Shallow Grave. I heard him a couple years ago on Howard Stern after his Me Too comment. It was a very good interview. He took Howard down a long path to get to a punchline, it was great .

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Well, technically he’s thrown himself in front of cancer twice, but I get what you’re saying. :wink:

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In honor of the late, great Norm Macdonald, I am posting one of his best bits. After first seeing this over 15 years ago, it still makes me laugh today. Norm was a master of comedy, whose deadpan style was so perfectly timed, it didn’t even have to be “edgy” to make an impact. He will be sorely missed.

The clip is a bit long, but totally worth it.

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RIP. A true master.

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I have a Timex Sinclair 1000 right here in my office that I’ve never even powered up. But the one my friend Steve Abrams had was almost certainly the first computer I did anything graphical on, somewhere around ’83 it feels like.

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Bob Dole is still alive and Norm Macdonald isn’t?

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More about Barbara Moore here

And Jonny Trunk (everyone should subscribe to his weekly newsletter, if only for the odd videos he sometimes turns up) will have a radio show dedicated to her tomorrow on the OST Show on Resonance FM. I assume the link below will somehow lead to it in due course.
https://www.resonancefm.com/programmes/558d773d50000b8db20000b4
And there is a Soundcloud option.

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I thought this had already gone by (had a sense of deja vu when I saw it in today’s paper), maybe not…

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Should be a celebrity, for everything he did:

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Wow! He was such an interesting and wonderful person. The world is a better place because of him.

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Six months after his football show co-host

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RIP George Mraz, one of my biggest inspirations as a bassist.

EtA:

In a more colloquial honor, jazz lore has it that pianist Jimmy Rowles bestowed Mraz the nickname “Bounce” — not only because of the buoyancy of his beat, but also because he was “a
baaaaad Czech.”

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Pretty sure this will mean little to USians, but Boycie is no more.

The bit at 5 mins in is excellent.

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“My neck AND my back!”

RIP…

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