Robin McLaurin Williams
July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014
one time…one time Robin Williams couldn’t make me laugh and that first and only time is today… I don’t have the words and could barely read them through the tears.
I can still see him pacing the stage of The Met in 1989 like a madman. One of my favorite stand ups of all time and one that fostered my love of comedy and Stand up in particular. I was 8 years old and to this day there haven’t been many that had the ability to keep their shit together for the crowd much less themselves while doing that much cocaine.
Thanks Mr. WIlliams, you were able to take my sadness and mold it into joy, You shouldered much sadness in your life and what you held finally came calling. I hope you have found the peace that has eluded you.
You will be missed sorely.
Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
A single guy once booked every other seat in a movie theater just so he could split up couples on Valentine’s Day.
After 77 years of marriage, a 99-year-old man divorced his 96-year-old wife. He had recently discovered that she had an affair in the 1940’s.
(Developed by MIT Media Lab)