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Sid Caesar has died. He was 91. Patch file photo.
GreenInOC February 12, 2014 at 07:07 pm
If you ever get a chance to watch "Hail Sid Caesar!", it's a fantastic documentary. I'veRead More always found it fascinating that modern day comics continue to speak of Sid in awe and admiration.
Dave February 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
No question Caesar was a genius but he also had a great eye for talent, hand picking his co-stars onRead More "Show" and writers, Mel Brooks, an 18 year old Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner to name some of the most prominent. I had the great privilege and pleasure to see Mr Caesar give a two hour talk in the board room of the Screen Actor's Guild on Wilshire just east of the La Brea Tarpits about 8 years ago. Although the once tall and strapping Caesar had become shrunken and bent with age, once he was seated on the dais with moderator Joe Mantegna, you'd have thought you had been transported back to 1954 as Caesar came alive telling us of his memories working with all these great talents while tossing out some of his best bits- the foreign language imitations being as fresh and funny as they were on "Show of Shows". It was a night I won't soon forget and I am so glad I was able to see him in this small and intimate room. Rest in Peace, Sid. We won't be seeing your like again any time soon.
GreenInOC February 13, 2014 at 08:21 am
@Dave, what a treat - I wish I had been able to listen to him speak in person.
Marine Corps pilot Jerry Coleman.
Joe Meyers January 7, 2014 at 07:40 am
For us long suffering Padres fans, Jerry was always a beacon of light that took us through the manyRead More lows and the less frequent highs. No disrespect to Tony Gwynn but Jerry will always be Mr. Padre.
Doug Curlee January 8, 2014 at 02:22 pm
in addition to being what everyone says he was.. and more..jerry coleman was without question one ofRead More the nicest people ever to walk this planet..i know most conservatives can't stand keith olbermann, but go online and watch the obituary he did on jerry..it's amazing..doug
Joseph Morabito February 1, 2014 at 07:30 am
I missed this news when it first happened. How sad. I've always enjoyed Jerry Coleman's work.
Paul Crouch founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Photo/TBN.org
MFriedrich December 1, 2013 at 10:10 am
Mathew 6:24 - "You cannot serve God and money."
Anne Owen December 1, 2013 at 11:42 am
I always enjoyed him and his wife and their hair! I wonder if he got to take all that money withRead More him?
Lynda StarWriter December 2, 2013 at 09:18 pm
Thoughts and prayers out to the family. TBN is indeed a successful, abundant, media ministry legacy.Read More
El Toro Resident April 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm
Mental illness is very common in families. It's heartbreaking, overwhelming and it has affected meRead More personally. Mr. Warren you are not alone. My heart hurts for you and your family.
M April 10, 2013 at 10:44 am
I don't think Rick warren or his church need any more "donations". If anything Rick warrenRead More should be donating his funds to organization that help the mentally ill.
Greg M. April 10, 2013 at 03:03 pm
You obviously do not know Rick Warren or the works and causes he has supported and personallyRead More contributed to throughout the years, including helping the mentally ill, or you wouldn't make such an ignorant and/or uninformed comment. Amazing the lack of compassion some people can have at such a sad and difficult time for Rick and his family.
Anne Drew April 8, 2013 at 07:42 pm
Rest In Peace, Annette. You fought the fight with dignity and grace. The victory is yours. You willRead More be remembered always.
bill odel April 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm
I was lucky to have met Annette a few times. She was a very warm and considerate person to everyoneRead More she came in contact with. Her smile lit up the room. May she RIP.
Buy My Bikes April 9, 2013 at 07:32 pm
I am a surfer because of the beach movies!! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E she will BEE missed!!! A majorRead More part of my childhood!! I met here at the opening of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in about 1964!!! Waited 3 hours to go on ride ! Best E ticket ever!!!
ChristieD April 19, 2013 at 06:43 pm
Another excellent resource:Read More http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nakedpastor/2013/04/is-god-a-great-big-bully/
ChristieD April 19, 2013 at 06:44 pm
Yet another excellent resource:Read More http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nakedpastor/2013/04/is-god-a-great-big-bully/
Herb April 19, 2013 at 08:48 pm
Tina, I have not visited the site for a while and I see that you are still making it your personalRead More forum. That is unfortunate, because you have violated the purpose of the site. This is not a place for theological discussion, for the putting down of other believers or condemnation of a family or their dead child. Please consider others in your discourse.
CDM Sports Lover February 23, 2013 at 06:22 pm
Alleged ? Really, lets stop with the political correctness....He flat out murdered them in coldRead More blood. He is no hero, he was a coward and deserved the ending that he reaped in the mountains...Respect those who were his victims including police officers and innocent people who were the victims of this sociopath. Thanks
xxxxxxxxx February 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm
Just BREATHE! It seems to me that, maybe they would like for you to just show a little moreRead More self-control and not be so defensive all the time (It only makes you look guilty).
Dan Avery February 22, 2013 at 02:44 am
On a different blog he said "your nation" and "your detractors" when talkingRead More about the United States. Strange eh for a native American to say that eh, xxxxxxxxx?
Silence Dogood February 23, 2013 at 07:18 pm
OMG, OMG, I just figured it out! It's so obvious! The incredibly thin-skinned bully JustUs isRead More actually the incredibly thin-skinned bully Sarah Palin! Welcome to the Patch Governor!
AMERIKANISCH January 20, 2013 at 04:15 pm
Nixon was actually very liberal. Affirmative action and bussing minorities to "white"Read More schools happened under Nixon's administration. Also, Nixon ended the Vietnam War- not soon enough, of course, but it was LBJ who escalated it to huge proportions. Of course, since he had a "D" by his name, he gets a free pass from this rather partisan and myopic crowd. Nixon is the Republican that liberals love to hate, but in truth he was rather liberal himself.
JustUs January 20, 2013 at 05:03 pm
Just for the record, I am not a liberal, Amerikanish. In fact, quite the opposite, friend. I justRead More hate liars and crooks, regardless of political affiliation. I am a rare bird in that regard. And I approve this message.
Ronc4109 January 26, 2013 at 03:28 pm
What a disgusting discourse on a nice old lady's passing. She had nothing to do with the President'sRead More mis deeds. If you can't say anything nice about someone, in death for God's sakes, then just be quiet. You must be a very unhappy person.
JustUs January 22, 2013 at 01:02 am
I don't care if you were bonded with him at the hip at birth, Ginelle. Citron failed miserable atRead More his fiduciary obligation to the citizens of Orange County and should have done 5 years or more in state prison for his crimes. A man doesn't pled guilty to 6 felonies unless he has done something terribly wrong. And he was in charge of the public treasure, whether you like it not. Trying to pass off Citron's failings on another human being is totally wrong and a grave insult to the Orange County taxpayers. I understand that you probably had an emotional bond with Citron. We didn't and don't. All we know is that he hurt many people with his hairbrained investment schemes and should NEVER have been in a position of so much financial trust and responsibility. On top of that, he was very weird IMO.
Ginelle Dexter January 22, 2013 at 01:27 am
Yeah, and you all in the OC think Moorlach walks on water. He's of the same mold as Raabe. HowRead More much of the county's money did he waste on lawyers trying to fight a lost cause against the Sheriff Dept? Said my peice...I'm out of here.
JustUs January 22, 2013 at 01:37 am
Not me. I think Moorlach's a jerk. You're "out of here" because you weren't able toRead More intelligently offer a counterargument to my previous comment. So long...........
jeanne flippin December 21, 2012 at 09:30 pm
well ok ok... I didn;'t respect Haidl, seem him interviewed about that son of his and he was anRead More enabler, no doubt about it. But hey, the man is dead, nobody should rejoice in another man's death, just my opinion
jeanne flippin December 21, 2012 at 09:31 pm
well ok ok... I didn;'t respect Haidl, seem him interviewed about that son of his and he was anRead More enabler, no doubt about it. But hey, the man is dead, nobody should rejoice in another man's death, just my opinion
Sue Westfall December 23, 2012 at 08:38 pm
If you didn't know Don you should not comment. He was a kind and generous man - was he perfect...no,Read More no one is. He took responsibility for his mistakes and paid dearly for them. He was always kind, loving and generous to our family and he had a rye sense of humor - we will miss him. May he rest in peace.
Dan Avery December 20, 2012 at 03:01 pm
Well said. Especially the last sentence. The DA's "sidekick," as you've calledRead More Councilwoman Schlicht is as simplistic as this law. If you live in Mission Viejo you really need to become acquainted with her by visiting http://protectmissionviejo.com. Oh look, they decorated the site for the holidays!
Dan Avery December 20, 2012 at 03:07 pm
Actually, Chris, where I was going isn't where you think. What our society does with anything itRead More doesn't understand is simply lock it up, or try to make it disappear. We are talking about sick individuals who have always been with us since the day we crawled out of the slime. We still don't have a clue as to what drives them. And we should. Understanding something like this wouldn't be that hard if we put our collective minds to the task and applied some common decent humanity as we studied the problem. In other words, the "Scarlet Letter" approach you keep pitching doesn't work, it has never worked, and it will never work because it's simplistic, hollow and cruel.
Robert Curtis May 4, 2013 at 04:12 pm
I rarely see any arguments that are very strong to support the sex offender registry or these kindRead More of laws. I believe it's because of the facts and common (not so common) sense. It's hard for a position to stand when the argument is based on what-if possibilities and emotions when reason and facts are in total opposition. TRUTH
jodi walker November 24, 2012 at 03:17 pm
Me and my sister very much,Enjoyed watching dallas growing up.and enjoyed watching larryRead More hagmann.play the part as j.r.Eweing
mocker November 24, 2012 at 06:30 pm
I am moved to tears by this mans passing. He portrayed a good guy, falling all over genie trying toRead More control her next ill informed move yet never succeeding. Yet never giving up and never tiring of the girl he loved. I relate to that. He was able to portray a man who could live w/o controversy or enemies and yet have to hide so much from those who were looking a little to closely. On the other side was JR Ewing. A soap opera in prime time. ??...it single-handedly ended my watching network tv on a regular basis. As a young adult, I was able for the first time to make my own decision to break away from mind numbing network programming. Then came HBO and cable and I never went back. Only today with the very sad news of the death of Larry Hagman, was I finally informed who really shot JR. I already forgot or I would tell you. I hope his next mission with Major Healey is a good one. You don't find a jeanie like Barbara Eden every day. Luckily its a grand cosmos.
Charles November 24, 2012 at 08:50 pm
Did you watch a lot of television growing up?
Panglonymous November 4, 2012 at 06:45 pm
Capital! For a little multimedia kick, maybe offer the option of a refrain like this:Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovum-GjYWKQ#t=2m28s playing when the red report pops up. Could be quite amusing in the supermarket as the app catches on... :-)
met00 November 4, 2012 at 08:41 pm
"Every time we turn to the government to "protect us" we increase the cost ofRead More government and decrease the amount of liberty we have. " read about New England Compounding Center and how NOT having government regulation can kill you. Oh, and if you want to know how they didn't get regulated... try reading on how they were successfully lobbying for even looser regulation. "The company’s president and co-owner, Greg Coniglario, was also revealed to have hosted a fundraiser for Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), one of 10 senators to sign a letter asking the FDA to loosen regulations on the drug compounding industry. Raw Story (http://s.tt/1rS8s)"
John Webb November 4, 2012 at 09:01 pm
A few years back it was DDT. The liberal environment people convinced forward thinkers like theRead More ones backing Prop. 37 to come out against DDT. As usual the people who suffered the most were the ones least able to protect themselves. Many have died in third world countries because all the smart people came out against DDT. Now you have these same people going after GMO. Keep coming up with all these dangers and eventually you will make food a scarce item. Living in abundance is not an accident. If you outlaw everything that protects crops eventually we will reduce the abundanced we have. If people regect GMO foods, competitors will advertise they are GMO free and we don't pay for another government agency to save us. Trust yourself not the some bureaucrat. Jasper, Prop. 32 is not backed by a business. Prop 32 stops big business and Unions.
Dan Avery October 22, 2012 at 12:44 am
Jim, Eugene McCarthy was also from Minnesota. But while Humphrey was merely a politician and, inRead More the words of Hunter S. Thompson, a douche bag...McCarthy was a poet warrior. Thompson had Hubert's number. We need more McCarthy's, especially today. Humphrey was a "nice" man who worked inside the system to do whatever good he could do. But as Met points out above, that's not really enough. We need the poet warriors who live near the edge in order to turn this ship in the proper direction. Yeah I know that was a mixed metaphor. But it's good to struggle with images no? :)
Dan Avery October 22, 2012 at 12:48 am
By the way, I'm sorry you joined the world. We still need good people.
Eileen Algaze October 23, 2012 at 04:06 am
"McGovern is the American Hotdog" -- the campaign slogan for a rally we held at OrangeRead More Coast College in 1972. There weren't many of us liberal Dems in Orange County back then (OC has come a long way). George McGovern and his presidential campaign inspired me, my family and friends to get politically active and assertively support Democratic candidates and issues. Thank you, Mr. McGovern. You will be missed. Peace.
CYNTHIA September 9, 2012 at 03:05 am
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. You now have one more angel to watch out for you.
Davina Garcia September 10, 2012 at 01:20 pm
It is so heartbreaking that the world lost such a beautiful and intelligent young lady, who wantedRead More to do good in the world and help others. May she rest in peace and your family find the strength to make it through this difficult time.
sherri charles September 10, 2012 at 04:51 pm
Beth and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter, sister , and best freind. She looks likeRead More she had a beautiful sole. Lots of Love from your Medtronic family.
kim olsen September 23, 2012 at 08:53 pm
Does someone know Adam Razani's rank in the Air Force? I always send Gold Star Stars to theRead More families of the fallen even if they fall due to PTSD suicide. Please see my website: www.goldstarstars.com Remembering Our Fallen Heroes One Star At A Time.
Mona Razani September 28, 2012 at 04:52 am
Hi Kim, thank you. He worked in intel and communications. He was E-4, Senior Airman
Martin Henderson (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 05:13 am
Kim, you do noble work on behalf of surviving parents. The story of Nigel's death and his highRead More school buddy Carlos Aragon in the same company within three days of each other brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. Thanks for all you do. Although Kim didn't mention this, I will: Anyone wishing to donate to the Gold Star Stars can do by following the link in her post.
Janet Whitcomb August 26, 2012 at 07:20 pm
I think everyone was on pins and needles the entire day. It was a relief to know Armstrong andRead More Aldrin had landed. But then the second stage of anxiety began. When Armstrong left the capsule and said his famous words, the sense of relief was palpable throughout the nation . . . perhaps the world. Still, I don't believe anyone felt 100% secure until all three men were retrieved after splashdown and, once a period of quarantine was over, allowed to become (if you'll excuse my Warner Bros. cartoon jargon) earthlings again. About a minute after Armstrong stepped out onto the moon, I went outside and stared up at it in wonderment. It was a warm night and the universe seemed especially accessible. I remember feeling only slightly jealous of those at Disneyland, who had the opportunity to watch the whole thing on a large screen set up in Tomorrowland. Some time later I remember my mom reading a magazine and quoting the quote Charles mentions. She seemed to think it a justification for not exercising! But obviously Armstrong had to have been in tip-top shape to do all that he did.
Nancy Wride (Editor) August 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm
Is this the Janet who used to write for the Press Telegram or in Long Beach?
Matt Gaffney August 27, 2012 at 02:55 pm
I was washing dishes at the Colony Kitchen with Tommy Littman. We kept ducking into the Crest Room,Read More that's where the TV was. I remember standing there looking down the bar & seeing Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Margie Oehlert, Paul's Mom, was standing in front of me. A never to be forgotten experience.
ms.sc. July 9, 2012 at 04:55 pm
He definitely was one of my favorites! I remember hearing of McHale's Navy growing up but was tooRead More young to remember watching it...Hogan's Hero's yes I remember that. So strange that just last week I typed in McHale's Navy on Hulu! I was on episode 5 when I heard of Mr. Borgnine's passing. Although Hogan's Hero's was funny, as were alot of the military sitcoms from the 60's...McHale's Navy is my favorite! I was hooked on the 1st episode. R.I.P. Mr. Borgnine, and thank you for your imfamous smile and beautiful imagination in comedy and in your dark drama as well.
Janet Whitcomb July 9, 2012 at 07:00 pm
I don't know that Marty Piletti, the character Ernest Borgnine played in the 1955 film, hadRead More "mental difficulties." He was, however, a socially shy and somewhat overweight man in his early thirties who looked after his mother given that his siblings were all married with families of their own. Then he falls in love with an equally shy young woman and begins getting guff from his family and buddies about their relationship. Will he have the courage to assert himself and break loose from the stifling life he has so far led? It has been a long time since I watched this film, but I remember being very impressed by the acting and the emotional honesty of the story. During a time when most studios were looking to make lavish and often vulgar super-spectaculars, "Marty" stood out as a "small" film of considerable integrity. Regarding Mr. Borgnine, I happen to know someone who met and worked with him over a period of about a week and was impressed with his kindness and congeniality. In an advertisement for what turned out to be the year's Oscar-winning film, another famous actor was quoted as saying "What a man is Marty!" I would add, "What a man was Ernest Borgnine!"
ms.sc. July 9, 2012 at 07:42 pm
After reading of Ernest's passing it did make me sad..even though he did live to a beautiful andRead More mindful age of 95, his smile and twinkling eyes still inspired me, That is a good life. Amen.
Janet Whitcomb July 6, 2012 at 12:26 am
Like so many Baby Boomers, I grew up watching Sheriff Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee, and all the others. InRead More fact my mom, who was raised in El Modena—later annexed by the City of Orange—used to say she could recognize a lot of the small-town folks from her childhood on The Andy Griffith Show! But my mom also mentioned Andy Griffith's excellence in the 1957 film A Face In the Crowd. Upon seeing the film I was astonished that my mom would have seen it, much less appreciated it, for she much preferred musicals and light comedies. But she stood by her recommendation of both the film and Griffith's performance—even tho' he played a truly nasty individual—and I likewise recommend all Griffith fans to this dark but fascinating film, which is in part based on the rise to fame of folksy radio and TV star Arthur Godfrey. However, if you want something light-hearted, I also recommend 1958's No Time for Sergeants, a film adaptation of the original teleplay and Broadway play, all of which starred Griffith. Bonus: Also featured within the film . . . Don Knotts in a supporting role!
Panglonymous July 6, 2012 at 05:08 pm
Interesting, Janet. Might be fun to watch these in succession: Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonRead More (1939) A Face In The Crowd (1957) Network (1976) To Die For (1995) Roughly twenty years between each. Wonder what'll be screening in 2015. (p.s. Andy in the Mayberry show was a single father. Was there ever a backstory episode on that?)
Lloyd Klefstad July 14, 2012 at 01:27 pm
Andy Taylor thought this country many lessons about using common sense.
Tracy Kelly July 3, 2012 at 02:44 am
I didn't know this young girl, but I can only imagine the pain she felt as she was being bullied byRead More her peers. Now, I can only imagine the pain her parents must be feeling. My heart breaks for them!!! As a parent, I know the never ending worry of how my son is being treated and how he treats others. Compassion, acceptance for being unique, and remembering that each of us is perfect the way we were made, is how I am rasing my son. Before saying hurtful things, please step back and look at your own "flaws" and remember that you, too, are perfect that way you were made. Unique in your own right. Blessings to Sydney Rohde and her family.
shaun June 30, 2012 at 07:14 pm
Yo "The Truth" David was just going off what the article stated. "Although schoolRead More principal Chris Carter said the death "came out of the blue," two students who asked to remain anonymous said Rohde may have been bullied by some peers because of a stuttering problem. However, Patch wasn't immediately able to confirm that information."
Dylan July 1, 2012 at 03:10 am
Bullying was not the cause of death, according to many of her closest friends. She was just fed up,Read More apparently.
Jan Martin July 1, 2012 at 03:08 pm
The public may never know the truth, considering the stigma that surrounds the issue of suspectedRead More suicide. Speaking as someone who lost a friend to teen-suicide (many years ago), I offer my sincere condolences to all who knew Sydney.