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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

:(

Now celebrating New Years won't be the same anymore. 

RIP Dick Clark (1929-2012).


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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eh...not to be disrespectful or anything but, can't say I care all that much. Never really cared for those silly New Years Eve shows.

Oh well, a death is still a death. RIP Dick Clark


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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well that now deprives us of any future countdown flubs to poke fun at :/

RIP Dick Clark

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Posted: 18 Apr 12, 22:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For people like me who are in the Game Show scene, he was also significant in bringing class to the $xxk Pyramid incarnations. You also can't forget the Bloopers series (yes, with that animated janitor with the mustache) which made me laugh for years. What a guy...there will probably be no one to make as much of an impact to television that he has. R.I.P Dick Clark, you've finally climbed to the top of the pyramid in the sky.

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Posted: 25 Apr 12, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, the day it happened someone brought it up at the pub (there was a great game on that night)

3 separate people I know all told tales of "bafflement" at what a bitter angry old fuck he was.

One had attended an awards show only to be berated and castigated, screamed at (along with the rest of the audience) to "get it fucking right, you're here to applaud and to make some cheer. I don't know how we're gonna continue if you can't even do that!" Etc..yatta yatta

Also some business insider who worked for a big producer (can't name names now) told me what a reknowned asshole he was. Extremely conceited and demanding. He went on to compare him with a bunch of other notorious celebrity assholes

One worked for him. Wouldn't say much other than: "yeah, that sounds like him"

Another guy chimed in two hours later "what? Oh Dick Clark?...yeah, I had the displeasure of meeting him. What an asshole. Fuck him. I'm glad he's dead"

Lol...so, with all that longevity, its sad to hear that that's his "common legacy" at least so far as I have heard.
He was also on one of those Michael Moore "documentaries" (I've had an industry insider talk of how none of his films should be technically categorized as documentaries given the criteria etc)


Anyways, his legacy will be as a host who gave a peek to america of many diverse acts. He can be credited for opening worlds to people by presenting black and white music to a growing tv audience from American Bandstand

But then the argument is, if he didn't somebody else WOULD HAVE
So I dunno. Never met the guy, just surprised he didn't "go out" with 2 other "celebrities"

They say celebrity deaths happen in 3's.... But maybe his ego eclipsed the remaining 2, who knows.




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