Celebrity Deathwatch #0091-0098

Rick Ducommun, 62, actor.

Fucks given: 0; I don’t recognize him.

Magnus Härenstam, 73, Swedish actor, star of the classic films Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten, Glasmästarna, parts 2, 3, and 4 of the Göta Kanal series, and the show Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter.  Also played Hitler in Picassos äventyr.

Fucks given: 0, I just like umlauts.

Anne Nicol Gaylor, 88, founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Fucks given: 1

Kirk Kerkorian, 98, rich guy who built lots of stuff in Vegas.

Fucks given: .25.  I’ve enjoyed many of the things he built in Vegas.

Ralph J. Roberts, 95, founder of Comcast.

Fucks given: 0.  I’ve never actually had Comcast for cable or Internet access or anything, otherwise my understanding is that my fucks given would be well into the negatives.

Jeralean Talley, 116, world’s oldest person.  Title now passes to Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115.

Fucks given: 0

Phil Austin, 74, member of Firesign Theatre

Fucks given: 5.  I quite enjoyed Firesign Theatre skits that were played on Dr. Demento‘s show when I was a young lad.

Blaze Starr, 83, “burlesque icon”

Fucks given: .5


This was before “Burlesque” was just code for “Fat Strippers”

Celebrity Death Watch 2015 #0064

Betty Willis, 91, designer of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

Fucks given: 1.

Side note: when I was a kid, I had a View-Master.  One of the sets I had was for Las Vegas* (I think it was A156 – I distinctly remember the Golden Nugget), which appears to have been originally published in 1956, so doesn’t contain the sign (which was built in 1959).


*Because why the fuck wouldn’t you give a 5 year old 3-D pictures of Vegas.