Gregory Amstutz
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Here we go again:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/arts/television/bernard-fo...
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I dunno. I just can't care very much. He was a bit character I vaguely remember from Bewitched, I show I haven't watched in at least 25 years, and he lived to 89. I don't see how his death is particularly noteworthy.

I doubt I ever thought about this guy beyond the time he was on screen and I'll probably never think of him again. Surely there are other character actors that had minor parts in television series that also died this year, or last year, or the year before, that went unnoticed or at least unannounced here.

As far as "2016 is horrible!" did anyone particularly care about this actor? If he'd been the only famous person to die this year would any of us have lamented about how horrible 2016 was for taking this guy?

I don't mean to be harsh, I'm sure he was an interesting, good guy, but if you had asked people to list all the famous actors they know, not even like, just know, how many would have even put this guy on their list? You'd have to scrape the barrel pretty hard before this guy made it onto your list.

Sure, there's the "Oh, him? Yeah, I remember that guy" thing that everybody does when someone famous dies, but all that means is that you devoted a sliver of memory space to him... not that you particularly cared/liked/thought about the guy, ever. If he hadn't died, or if you'd never heard about it, you'd probably never have given him a second thought.
 
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When green is all there is to be, it could make you wonder why. But why wonder? I'm green, and it'll do fine: it's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.
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Heaven wrote:
Calling Dr Bombay...calling Dr Bombay!
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LennyS wrote:
Heaven wrote:
Calling Dr Bombay...calling Dr Bombay!
oh man! THAT was 'heard' by "moi' in MEIN-'mind' as Samantha Stevens-voice! How's about that 'Vexing Vixen Cousin' of hers too, eh? cool
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All of this "2016 is horrible because _____________ died" is making me sick to my stomach, figuratively. This year I had to replace a busted toilet, a breaker box to my house, a washing machine, a starter, an alternator, a transmission, passed kidney stone #7.

I think how rough the year was for me, then I look at my friend dying of brain cancer and another friend that lost his wife, father and mother this year.

I got nothing to bitch about. And neither do folks that wail over the passing of someone that entertained them.
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We imply 'condolences' further through "thoughtful expressions" RENOWN of these folks as that is what mattered as their 'remembrances' from them of any WHOM that 'cared'.
 
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