Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Tears of a Clown

The late great Robin Williams, from his first appearance on HBO, back in 1977.

Hadn't seen that segment in decades, but I remembered it as if it were yesterday. God, he was brilliant.

And please -- if you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

1 comment:

Mark said...

Wow. No comments. Well, here's one. Williams was rarely anything but funny, and I always thought of his manic narrative, filled with twists and turns and connections, as being the closest anyone's ever come to making explicit what impulses do courtesy of neurotransmitters at synapses.

I also imagined Williams' style of humor to be what Jonathan Winters' would have been after 162 cups of coffee.

There's also a nice piece ?uestlove posted about Williams that I saw a Pitchfork (see