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Don Rickles, Comedy’s Equal Opportunity Offender, Dies at 90
04-07-2017, 07:49 AM #1
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Quote:Don Rickles, the acidic stand-up comic who became world-famous not by telling jokes but by insulting his audience, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.

The cause was kidney failure, said a spokesman, Paul Shefrin.

For more than half a century, on nightclub stages, in concert halls and on television, Mr. Rickles made outrageously derisive comments about people’s looks, their ethnicity, their spouses, their sexual orientation, their jobs or anything else he could think of. He didn’t discriminate: His incendiary unpleasantries were aimed at the biggest stars in show business (Frank Sinatra was a favorite target) and at ordinary paying customers.

Read more: nytimes.com

Thanks for the laughs Don, you were the king of non PC, and continue to influence great comedians like Dave Chappelle and others that are not brain dead snowflakes.
R.I.P. Sir.
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04-07-2017, 08:04 AM #2
Stiggy Member
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The master of the insult, may he rest in peace.
04-07-2017, 11:14 AM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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How sad...

Another of the old guard is gone...

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04-07-2017, 11:31 AM #4
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(04-07-2017, 11:14 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  How sad...

Another of the old guard is gone...

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Rest in peace, Mr. Rickles.
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04-07-2017, 03:35 PM #5
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Most everyone I grew up watching on TV is dead. sad2.gif
04-07-2017, 04:37 PM #6
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RIP Don Rickles - a one-of-a-kind comedian and a fine actor too.
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04-07-2017, 04:51 PM #7
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I think this makes Jerry Lewis the sole survivor of the 'Rat Pack"
04-07-2017, 04:55 PM #8
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(04-07-2017, 04:51 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  I think this makes Jerry Lewis the sole survivor of the 'Rat Pack"

I think Jerry Lewis was a rare guest rat packer but not a permanent member.
04-07-2017, 05:23 PM #9
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(04-07-2017, 04:51 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  I think this makes Jerry Lewis the sole survivor of the 'Rat Pack"

Yes, I believe you're correct.
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04-07-2017, 06:12 PM #10
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He received The legends Award in 2009..never heard of that one before.

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He could evoke laughter just by his facial expressions.
04-07-2017, 07:33 PM #11
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Ya Hockey Puck ,,, so it took ya 90 years to Croak ,,
I'm getting it done in 62 ,,, were ya born retarded or what ?

what'd ya wait around so long for ?

did ya think yor style of comedy would come back in fashion ?

what a Hockey Puck !
04-07-2017, 07:35 PM #12
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He probably stuck around because of a good quality life with his wife (they were married in 1965) and daughters.
04-07-2017, 09:25 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm not familiar with the guy, but JR is in mourning so I'm paying my respects


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04-07-2017, 09:25 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(04-07-2017, 07:33 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  Ya Hockey Puck ,,, so it took ya 90 years to Croak ,,
I'm getting it done in 62 ,,, were ya born retarded or what ?

what'd ya wait around so long for ?

did ya think yor style of comedy would come back in fashion ?

what a Hockey Puck !

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04-07-2017, 09:28 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-07-2017, 09:25 PM)Octo Wrote:  I'm not familiar with the guy, but JR is in mourning so I'm paying my respects


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Well, compared to the 'raw' comedians we have now, I'd say he was tame with the roasting/insulting.



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