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Robin

Mork calling Orson, come in Orson!

This video gave me goosebumps. It’s my first time seeing Jamie Costa as Robin Williams and I swear it’s like seeing a young Robin again.

The nostalgia effect of Jamie’s costume and seeing the red space suit, brings me back to the 80s when I watched reruns of Mork and Mindy on TV. Amazing.

Thanks Cesar for sharing the video.

Damn it, I hate when links rot. The post I published on the day Robin died has a couple of links and a video which are no longer available. One link is behind a paywall, the other I’ve restored via archive.org but I have no idea what video I shared that day.

Edit: the video of Jamie Costa has been removed so I added a screenshot from this deepfake video.

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Life

So long Robin Williams, thank you

On the day a world famous celebrity dies the Internet fills with countless messages remembering their life, expressing grief and shock at the death. It’s a collective coming together of humanity. Today was exceptional though. I read that grown men were reduced to tears when they read the news. In solidarity, people repeated the same simple catch phrase an alien in the 70’s used in greeting.

Robin Williams and daughter Zelda

Yesterday, Robin Williams died. His Wikipedia page saw a flurry of activity today as the end of his life was documented for future generations to peruse.

I still remember him best as Mork, the alien who crash landed on Earth in an egg but he has a long list of movie and tv titles to his name which you’ll find on Wikipedia, or IMDB.

I knew he had battled substance abuse but had no idea he fought depression. It’s horrible that someone who brought so much laughter and joy to the world should see no alternative but suicide. I can’t imagine how dark the future must seem if this is the only way. I wonder what he’d make of the outpouring of feelings and grief today?

Some links that I came across today, because the Internet will return to normal tomorrow. I hope these don’t rot away with time.

These are dark days for his friends and family in their grief.

Nanu Nanu Mork. RIP.