Thing about it is, I bet it pissed off a lot of his listeners. Williams was loved by lefties and righties. Look no further than this thread. You can't deny genius. It doesn't take a political lean to recognize talent. And besides, Williams was one of the good guys. He gave till it hurt.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
I know that I am a jerk... but kids are getting beheaded by ISIS, not to mention HAMAS, the kidnapped girls by Boka Raham, homeless people... forgive me if I don't give a **** (much less a huge thread) about Williams. Great "actor". Good. He made me laugh. Cool
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was a classmate of his.
Jesus, I can't imagine the energy if they were in the same room. Poor teacher.
Pete Carroll @PeteCarroll ·
Saddened by the loss of Redwood HS classmate Robin Williams, one of the all-time greats. My favorite standup of his: How the Scottish invented Golf (Robin Williams - Live on Broadway) - YouTube
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
people grieve over Robin Williams because he is perceived as a member of their tribe and he touched their lives in a measurable way (made them laugh, made them cry, made them reflect etc)
some kid half way around the world, is not perceived as a tribe member and their suffering and death is for the most part, not witnessed...it is an unknown
it's the way tribes have worked from the beginning of time, few worry about a death "over there, amongst them"
Men can't multi-task...One can simultaneously be concerned about other world events AND take the time to mourn a well-liked, well-respected artist like Robin Williams.