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Robin Williams: The Funniest Man on Earth


Robin Williams and his comedic idol Jonathan Winters in Mork & Mindy.

Robin Williams and his comedic idol Jonathan Winters in Mork & Mindy.

Every now and then a comedian bursts on the scene who’s so funny he can make the audience laugh just by reading the phone book. Johnny Carson, Paul Lynde, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, George Burns, all had that special ability. Robin Williams had it too.
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James Garner, lovable moments


James Garner as the affable Jim Rockford.

James Garner as the affable Jim Rockford.

James Garner was such a good actor. You felt like you knew him, and wanted to have a beer and a shish kebab with him. He was so laid back and charmingly funny, anything and everything he did from movies to TV commercials, was worth watching.
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Game of Horns


Play guards, play.

Play guards, play.

Visitors to Buckingham Palace got a special treat last week with an unexpected musical performance during the changing of the guard.
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John L. Seigenthaler, an inspiration


John L. Seigenthaler, left, and son John, attending a musical peformance at Weston High School featuring grandson Jack. —Patricia Gay photo, all rights reserved.

John L. Seigenthaler, left, and son John, attending a musical performance at Weston High School featuring grandson Jack. —Patricia Gay photo, all rights reserved.

Newspaperman and activist John L. Seigenthaler died on Friday at the age of 86. He is being remembered as a crusader, civil rights advocate, and leader of free speech. He was all those things. I’ll also add that he was an inspiration.
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I have a new law


Reporters waited for hours on Tuesday for a press conference in Ridgefield about the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car. —Macklin Reid photo

Reporters waited for hours on Tuesday in Ridgefield for a press conference about the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car. —Macklin Reid photo

Forget the law that says you should put babies in car seats or carriers in the back seat of the car.

Put them in the front on the passenger side, always.

See them, hear them, always.

Enough of these tragedies.

And these:

http://kdvr.com/2014/07/10/denver-police-caution-parents-after-atlanta-baby-dies-in-hot-car/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/07/toddler-dies-heatstroke-trapped-in-car/12282829/

http://www.wbtw.com/story/25979679/parents-charged-after-florence-baby-dies-from-being-left-in-hot-car

Enough!

The naked truth about Naked Juice


Naked Juice sent me this check as part of a class action settlement.

Naked Juice sent me this check as part of a class action settlement.

Naked Juice paid $9 million in a class action settlement and all I got was this lousy check for $6.67. That could be the saying on my new T-shirt. But the shirt would probably cost me more than $6.67, and I don’t want to blow this huge windfall in one fell swoop.
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Hero cat to ‘throw out’ first pitch at baseball game


After her heroics went viral, Tara is now being called the Ninja Cat.

After her heroics went viral, Tara is now being called the Ninja Cat.

Published reports say Tara the cat, made famous in a YouTube video that showed her saving a 4-year-old boy from a dog attack in Bakersfield, California, is going to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local minor league baseball game. Wonder if she’s a southpaw?
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Bad dog, good cat!


Jeremy and Tara, boy's best friend. —ABC News photo

Jeremy and Tara, boy’s best friend. —ABC News photo

The ending could have been much bleaker for a little boy had it not been for a feline heroine named Tara.
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Alec “Wrong Way” Baldwin


Alec Baldwin and his latest arrest.

Alec Baldwin and his latest arrest.

What do actors Alec Baldwin and James Cromwell have in common? Both are members of PETA and both have been arrested.

That’s it.

James Cromwell has a history of standing up for animal rights and trying to save the lives of pigs.

Alec Baldwin has a history of being a pig.
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Actor James Cromwell walks the walk


Actor James Cromwell was arrested last week after protesting in a cage at Los Angeles International Airport about Air France's cruelty to monkeys.

Actor James Cromwell was arrested last week after protesting in a cage at Los Angeles International Airport about Air France’s cruelty to monkeys.

James Cromwell was arrested last week. It wasn’t his first time behind bars and likely won’t be his last. The Emmy award-winning actor for American Horror Story placed himself in a shipping crate at LAX to protest the way Air France treats primates when shipping them to laboratories.
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