Tag: In Memoriam

Don Rickles- The King of the Insult

Born May 8, 1926, Don Rickles grew into one of the country’s most famous comedians. Famous for his acidic wit, he went on from his humble Jackson Heights New York beginnings to playing the top stages both domestically and internationally. After graduating from high school, Rickles enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the […]

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Mary Tyler Moore

The New York Times said she “incarnated the modern woman on TV”.  That is about the best summary I can come up with for this legendary woman.  I can remember as a small child watching my parents watch her antics on the Mary Tyler Moore Show (yes, I am that old) and loving her wit […]

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Tilikum the orca

The tragic death of Seaworld trainer Dawn Brancheau after an attack from an orca she was performing with is well known.  Today, the orca involved in the attack has also died. Tilikum the orca was captured near Iceland in November 1983 and his age was estimated at about 2 years old.  After being held at […]

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Carrie Fisher

This year has taken a lot out of us as a culture. Many of our most beloved icons have been taken from us, the face of the world is changing drastically, and more and more we are faced with truths that are difficult to accept. It seems almost trivial to say that the death of […]

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