Gary Coleman (1968-2010)

“Wha’ choo talkin’ about, Willis?”

[SF Chronicle]


I always thought Willis was the next to go.

Okay, so…

1. WTF was he doing living in Utard?

2. He suffered from kidney issues all his life; he lived longer than I’d expected.

3. Death is sad, but, um, meh.

poor little runt. what a sad show business story he was.

His life sucked so bad that he deserved an early exit.

I learned, via Le Monde’s rss feed, that “Diff’rent Strokes” was called “Arnold et Willy” in France. Just thought I’d share.

I feel bad for Conrad Bain. If the Gawker commenters are any indication, a lot of people don’t know he’s still alive.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:

1. I didn’t know Art Linkletter survived until this week.

2. Abe Vigoda in the Betty White ad?

3. Alan Hale is still dead.

@nojo: I actually knew that Fish was still alive because I got that one wrong a couple of years ago when a friend and I were bored to tears at a CLE and started playing “Dead or Alive.”

It’s hard to believe but there are T-shirt ads referencing ‘whatchotalkinaboutwillis’ on this page. I can’t believe the speed and relentlessness of the Internet.

@Mistress Cynica: He’s about the same age as Betty White, his co-star in the Snickers commercial.

Speaking of old people, I saw Robert Redford on TV the other day. Dude is pushing 80 and is still dying his hair. It was hilarious to see the contrast between him and Olbermann, who’s 30 years younger but has more natural hair.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:
Bob Redford just needs to admit he’s not a ginger any more. His buddy Paul Newman was the lesson in aging well gracefully…him and Sean Connery. Embrace your age, but be a bad ass and be in good shape and you own it.

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