But for some reason I watched this one. And Robin Williams was in it.
As I do, I followed up with a little research on IMDB and Wikipedia, and I found out that the roast was the last episode of The Richard Pryor Show, and that this show was Robin Williams big break. He isn’t even credited in this video of the show’s first episode, where he has lines around the 21 minute mark.
* I don’t want to say I approve of suicide. But I do believe that some people are so troubled that I should respect their choice; I don’t live in their shoes. If any public figure in my lifetime seemed like they were wired so differently from me that I should respect their choice, it was Robin Williams. R.I.P.
FWIW: A day after posting this, I continue to reflect on the weirdness of this. I watched that Richard Pryor roast over the first 8 days of August (I watched a little bit here and there as I exercised each morning). Robin Williams appears as a roaster. After doing that research, I found the first episode of the show, and started watching it on Saturday (1-2 skits per day). Williams death was announced on Monday. I first saw the skit showing his first appearance on Tuesday morning … without planning it. Weird.
* And if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it. Particularly the first season, which is more of a fish-out-of-water story, rather than the second, which caters to some of the tropes of prison shows.
My co-author, Kyle Bishop, got featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal today.
Kyle Bishop figured it was risky when he applied to a University of Arizona Ph.D. program in English eight years ago by proposing a dissertation on zombie movies.
He was dead wrong.
The program approved Mr. Bishop's proposal, and he is now chairman of Southern Utah University's English department. …
Later, the article discusses other academics working on the undead, including:
Other collections due this year include "Economics of the Undead," which co-editor Glen Whitman, a Cal State Northridge economics professor, says "raises issues of the use of resources" in an apocalyptic event. The work is academic, he says, but might draw readers "with a casual interest in economics."
Kyle, my wife Mary Jo, and I authored Chapter 6 in that book (entitled “What Happens Next? Endgames of a Zombie Apocalypse”). It comes out in a couple of months.
Read the whole thing entitled "Zombie Studies Gain Ground on College Campuses" in today’s issue of The Wall Street Journal.
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