Barry Norman Seems Like a Dick

By Matt August 21, 2014 @ 7:25 AM

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Barry Norman just wrote a tribute to Robin Williams in which he bashes the recently dead actor relentlessly. Norman used to host the BBC’s Film Programme and is one of the most well known British film critics, a cringeworthy double whammy of pretentiousness. He opted to go against the British tradition of stuffy congeniality and instead just wrote a roast of Williams with no jokes:

“Admiration is called for, but also sadness, not just for his tragic death but for an enormous talent which, if not exactly unfulfilled, could sometimes be spread so thinly as to be almost invisible… Every actor makes bad films occasionally but what was remarkable about Williams was not that he was so good in the good ones but that he was so very bad in the bad ones… He made no secret of his addiction to drugs and alcohol but there was another addiction, which he never admitted but which became increasingly evident in his own work – to saccharine, tooth-rotting sentimentality.”

This is a tasteless thing to do when so many people who never before mentioned Robin Williams are Facebook distraught over his death. The thing that makes it most fucked up is he is right. Williams was frequently annoying and sappy and made a shit ton of bad movies, but its uncouth to say so right away. Whatever Williams’ faults with overacting and poor script choices most everybody agrees he was definitely a nice guy so why not let people realize on their own that they haven’t enjoyed one of his movies since they were children.

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Robin Williams’ Daughter Quits Twitter

By Lex August 13, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

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There will never probably come a time when even the naive among us build in an expectation of being trolled on the Internet. Robin Williams daughter Zelda got ripped by a few Twitter and Instagram shorts shitters after Robin’s suicide for not having enough photos of her dad in her social media accounts. The online dregs were pissed they couldn’t lift more of her Robin Williams personal photos for their touching Facebook eulogies. Zelda expressed outrage over the insensitive judgements and announced she’s dropping social media because of the hate. That’s hate? When anon trolls tell you they wonder if your dad’s dick was splooging cocaine creme when they found him hanging by his belt in the closet, that’s hate. Inane photo library criticisms are minor troll short sword jabs. Some day people will stop acting stunned that Taco Bell is nasty and tranny hookers will sell your sex stories to TMZ for fifty bucks and a carton of healing suppositories. Not today.

Robin Williams Checks Out (R.I.P.)

By Lex August 11, 2014 @ 4:16 PM

Comedians are always dying slowly on the inside. Sometimes faster on the outside. TMZ is reporting Robin Williams offed himself sometime probably last night in his home in Northern California. Asphyxiation. That’s kind of a peaceful way to silence the demons in the head.

It’s always tough when funny people turn out to be amazingly fucking troubled. It’s only true in one-hundred percent of the cases. Still, it bothers people to know clowns truly are the saddest people of all. You’ll see more joy in the soul of Islamic State terrorists than you will your average stand up comedian. Most people will be shocked by this news. People who knew Williams well will wonder how it didn’t happen sooner.

Update: the grief is now official. I hope ghosts exist and they do exact revenge on heinous fucks:

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Robin Williams is doing a sitcom for CBS

By brendon August 31, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

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Robin Williams got famous in 1978 playing Mork in ‘Mork and Mindy’, because there were no DVRs back then and he talked so fast that people didn’t have time to realize his “jokes” made no fucking sense. Also there were only three channels, so your entertainment options were to watch Robin Williams spaz in suspenders or get killed by the Hillside Strangler. That was it. Those were your only two choices.

But I digress. Deadline says…

Robin Williams is plotting a return to series television with a comedy written by Emmy winner David E. Kelley. The untitled single-camera comedy is set in the world of advertising and would star Williams as a brilliant ad executive working alongside his daughter.

CBS was first in line to pick this up, because all their sitcoms are shockingly unfunny but popular, just like Robin Williams. It’s a match made in heaven.

Robin Williams can’t be stopped

By brendon May 14, 2009 @ 7:05 AM

If you enjoy John Wayne impressions or seeing a white guy do a scandalous jive-talkin black guy character, hold on to your funny bones, because according to Entertainment Weekly, “Robin Williams will resume his ‘Weapons of Self-Destruction’ stand-up tour, which he had to postpone in March to have heart surgery, this fall.”

Robin went on David Letterman last night to promote the tour and talk about his surgery, and if that was any indication, you can either go to one of the 29 remaining tour dates or you could watch any random clip from 1982.  Like this one.  It’ll be the exact same thing.  And by that I mean, “hilarious!”  Last night with Dave, he pretended to be talking in Spanish at one point, and if you think that was wacky, later (a little after 3:00 here) he did a “yo yo yo, I’m a rapper” routine.  I couldn’t believe it, I was all like, “Oh No He Di’ent, haha!”  This guy doesn’t care whose toes he steps on!

WARNING – if you watch the entire thing keep your finger over the pause button because the jokes comes lightning fast. For example he mentions that he got a valve from a cow during his heart surgery and then he said, “and the grazing has been nice.” At first I thought, “well that was an unusual thing to say. He’s not a cow he’s a person, why would…” But then I got it. He was joking around, as if getting a heart valve from a cow had given him some tendencies a cow may have. Get it? Awesome, right?

ROBIN WILLIAMS IS CIVIL

By brendon May 07, 2008 @ 7:02 AM

Robin Williams – the Clown Prince Of Annoying The Hell Out Of Me – and his wife Marsha Garces Williams announced they were getting divorced on March 26, marking the end of a nearly 19 year marriage.  So yesterday Williams went on a very special Ellen DeGeneres show and talked about it.  Williams said…

"I'm lucky, you know, with someone like Marsha, and we have amazing kids and it's not a slash and burn. I think a lot of times divorce can be like circumcision with a weed whacker. But the idea that it's going with love, I think, is important. And for me it's been … a good thing."

But all that matters is that, according to this picture, he still tapped into that trademark manic energy.  He doesn’t do anything funny, but he will flail around and say unfunny things at a breathless pace.  So if you like Joan Rivers botox references, John Wayne and Elmer Fudd impressions, and hearing a white guy say “yo man wuz up” in a comical “black” voice, be sure to tune in today.  Hahaha!  That Joan Rivers!  She does get a lot of botox!  

UPDATE – okay so it thought this was filmed yesterday and aired today but I guess it did already air, and he really did do the "wuz up wuz up" thing (video here).  Are you god damn kidding me.

(picture and quote source = splash news online)