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Old 08-11-2014, 09:10 PM   #421
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WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH heard it in a passing reference as I was flicking radio stations driving home from NJ a few hours ago. currently in motel made sure it had WiFi so I could find out what happened. My favorite comedian Evah, had hoped to get a chance to see him live.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:27 PM   #422
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I remember you saying Good Morning Vietnam is one of your favorite movies. I like that one too.

I'm a bit partial to many of his movies, and stand ups, and shows, but most of all The World According to Garp.

Here's something funny for those who care...gotta watch it through, it's so Robin Williams. I'm glad I found it.

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Old 08-11-2014, 09:37 PM   #423
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I'm heartbroken, tbh

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.


My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; 20
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:39 PM   #424
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All RW youtube clips are telling me to try again later. I didn't realize it was so recent -I though it was something I'd missed because I've had not interwebs and barely any radio for a few days
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #425
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If I had a desk I would stand on top of it right now!

I'm heartbroken too. It don't make no sense.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:50 PM   #426
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don't think I've ever cried for a celeb before
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:04 PM   #427
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But I get it. It's a pretty tough one to take.

*hugz*

Here's Garp (I'm a big Irving fan as well)

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Old 08-12-2014, 01:51 AM   #428
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Ah man. That makes me want to cry.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:13 AM   #429
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'The World According to Garp' (film and, at one time, book) is a favorite of mine.

It always seemed/seems to be forgotten movie, never mentioned.

Certainly, I never heard Williams mention it, but then: he was always makin' with the funnies so...
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'The World According to Garp' (film and, at one time, book) is a favorite of mine.

It always seemed/seems to be forgotten movie, never mentioned.

Certainly, I never heard Williams mention it, but then: he was always makin' with the funnies so...
I agree. Close and Lithgow were both nominated for oscars for their roles (love me some Lithgow too.)

I think I need a re-watch, and a re-read.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:26 PM   #431
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that clip may be quite apropos, IM.

I was thinking about depression. I don't remember hearing any poor people complain about it. It seems to be a rich person problem, doesn't it?

I'm wondering, that if people don't have enough adversity in their lives, are they somehow driven to create it? His money could have been his black gloves. any thing he wanted, for years and years.... he could get it, because he was so rich.... but did that take all the reward away, all the joy?

is that WHY he was into cocaine and drinking.... the loss of control? when in his normal life, everything was TOO easy?

Poor people are too busy surviving to worry about how depressed they are. they don't dwell on their sadness. they have to get to work, and to do that, they have to get their car fixed, so they have to get up early and jump the battery again... and then go to the laundromat to clean that uniform, and get the kids off to school, and what are they going to eat tonight, there's only $17 until payday....

I bet they sleep just fine when they finally lie down in bed.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:43 PM   #432
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No, Jim, I think you're very wrong there. Poor people with depression expect to be depressed/are expected to be depressed/self-medicate with drink or drugs until they die of excess/get treatment of they're lucky but don't hit the headlines because they have to just get on with the struggle. I can think of several examples among my RL and online acquaintance.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:08 PM   #433
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Maybe our definition of poor is different. The poor I'm thinking of don't have computers. They are not online.

Anyone with time in their day to dwell on how painful just living is, has too much of it.

Just getting on with it is the cure. It's when you check out of normal survival activities that you are considered depressed.

There are varying degrees of course. I've been very sad for extended time in my life.... I always got to work and supported my family though, so I would not say I was actually depressed.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #434
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It's not being sad. It's a chemical imbalance in the brain.

Depressed people can't just "get on with it".

You won't recognize it and identify it in people. If you've not had it, it's very hard to really understand what it is.

I knew a ghetto dweller whose doctors had him on anti-depressants until he became very obese and had to use a wheelchair. But when they took him off the drugs, he was suicidal. They decided staying on them was the best course of action.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #435
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that clip may be quite apropos, IM.
Thanks jim, I think it really is. Very poignant.
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