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  • R.I.P. Robert A. Altman, lawyer and video game executive who co-founded ZeniMax Media, the company involved with franchises such as Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Commander Keen and Fallout.
    For a second i thought you were talking about the Robert Altman the director of MASH, The Long Goodbye, and the live action Popeye movie. I almost thought wait that guy died in 2006.

    But overall R.I.P
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    Yeah, I thought that name sounded familiar elsewhere.
    A bit of morbid trivia I discovered a few nights ago:

    Four of the voice actors on The Brave Little Toaster (the original) have died...in their 40s.

    Phil Hartman (Air Conditioner, Hanging Lamp)- 49
    Joe Ranft (Elmo St. Peters, Clown)- 45
    Jonathan Benair* (Black and White TV)- 47
    Judy Toll (Mish Mash, Two-Face Sewing Machine)- 44

    *Also appeared in the "to the Rescue" sequel.
    R.I.P. David Richardson, writer and producer who worked on shows such as Empty Nest, The Simpsons (he wrote "Homer Loves Flanders" and produced 11 other episodes for the fifth season), The John Larroquette Show, My Big Fat Greek Life, Malcolm in the Middle, Two and a Half Men and F is for Family.
    R.I.P. to musicians Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice) and Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls). Both passed away on January 13.
    Happy 98th, Larry Storch! For those who don't know, Storch was the first to voice the Joker. He is also known for voiceover roles such as Mr. Whoopee in Tennessee Tuxedo, Koko the Clown in the '60s revival of Out of the Inkwell, Cool Cat in WB7A cartoons, and Drac and Ratso in Groovie Goolies.
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    Onscreen, he may be best known for playing Charlie in Car 54, Where Are You? and Corporal Randolph Agarn in F-Troop.

    To my knowledge, he is the oldest American voice actor (on a regular basis) still alive. His final voiceover roles were recorded in the late 1980s (Foofur, Garfield and Friends and a Beetle Bailey TV movie).
    He shares the same birthday as mine.
    I heard recently that he doesn't remember making the Cool Cat cartoons (well, it's a handful of six-minute shorts from a pretty constant 60 year career from a near-century of life, so probably not surprising!) but they're what I know him best for
    R.I.P. to Alto Reed, saxophonist for Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band, and Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers, known for songs such as "How Do You Do It?" (which was almost released by the Beatles).
    50 years ago today, American radio and television advertisements for cigarettes became a thing of the past, thanks to the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act.

    New Year's Day 1971 was the last legal day for such commercials in the U.S., due to a compromise for broadcasting college football bowl games.
    Among the things I got for Christmas this year were three Garfield ornaments, the Here Comes Garfield single, and Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits on CD (which I was listening to when I wrote this).
    A few nights ago, I took some pictures of the early part of the lunar eclipse. Unfortunately, clouds in the sky likely downed a view during the peak (not to mention oversleeping it).
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About Butch Hartman's debacle s an artist recently, the dude is so much better than this. At least it's not something like being accused of something like Sexual harassment but, yeah disappointing to say the least.

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