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Vale Robin Williams

While socky wants to rif on the possible (but unlikely and rather unkind and unfunny ) idea of Robin Williams passing I can’t help but think about  the parts of his back catalogue that I remember fondly.

You see while many will be focusing Williams’ ability to make people laugh I like the shear humanity of the man that shone through in so many of his movie roles

The world is a better place because it had Robin Williams in it but its also a much sadder one today now that he has taken that last bow it is a poorer and far too sombre place.


Respect Comrades







  1. SockPuppet says:

    I have removed my post Iain. It was getting too much traffic.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Good call Socky

  3. SockPuppet says:

    Americans do not get what I do.

  4. SockPuppet says:

    Hmm ……….


    Investigators believe Williams, 63, used a belt to hang himself from a bedroom door

    The personal assistant found Williams “clothed in a seated position, unresponsive, and with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the closed closet door and door frame,”

    And this part is like a profitcy:

    In the 2009 film “World’s Greatest Dad,” Williams played a man named Lance Clayton — and delivered a line now making the rounds online:

    “If you’re that depressed, reach out to someone. And remember: Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems.”

    And thats the movie where Williams finds his son dead from autoerotic wanking Iain. And then covers it up to look like suicide.

    It is shades of my post now removed by me Iain.

  5. Paul Murray says:

    Robin Williams was paying alimony to two ex-wives, and sleeping in a separate bedroom in his current marriage. That’s two people living in luxury, having contributed nothing to the human race apart from pumping out a couple of sprogs. And he was staring down the barrel of another divorce. Williams was looking to having to go back to work in order to make ends meet. A lifetime of art, a career, movies beloved by millions: you’d think enough to earn a man a retirement but no, they were going to work him until he died.

    What’s it all for? Is it worth it, when the fruits of your life’s work just get taken off you by someone who (it turns out) hates you for no reason? Williams decided not.

    Don’t marry, kids. Don’t even co-habit. And never knock some woman up: you will regret it every day for the rest of your life.

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