Goodbye Robin

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Sometimes is it worthwhile to take a break from person finance. There are so many wonderful things in this universe and it's quite possible that money is the most boring of all them.

As everyone knows by now,

I realized that it isn't about adding commentary, it is about recognizing Greatness. I won't bore you by regurgitating his greatness. I'm sure every ready is more than familiar with his resume.

Writing about great comedians dying, unfortunately, isn't exactly unprecedented in this space. Six years ago I wrote a small tribute to George Carlin. I will probably suspend this blog for week if Steven Wright ever dies (he is most likely immortal, right?)

I watched every episode of Robin Williams first show, Mork and Mindy and every episode of his last, The Crazy Ones. It may have been 30 years since I saw it, but I still remember Mork smashing eggs on his head looking for his "gleek" to keep him alive. I, of course, missed some of his work in between. I fell asleep twice while trying to watch Cadillac Man. I would have watched The Crazy Ones without Robin, because I'm hoping Ms. Gellar can do something as great as Buffy again. However, it was clear early on in the show that Robin Williams was going to steal the stage. I can't think of anyone who can pull off the funny/crazy/unpredictable combination Williams, though Jim Carrey can come close sometimes. In The Crazy Ones, Williams was able to be that character again. I remember after watching the first episode, I told my wife (who didn't see the show), "Robin Williams was Robin Williams again." It was great that he could dazzle in serious roles, but I can get that from a ton of actors. Give me more Mork, because only Robin Williams could do it.

Living in Silicon Valley, I always hoped I'd run into him. Alas, I never met anyone who was truly that famous. I did have some close friends who met him and they only had great things to say about him. On that they met him, my wife ate lunch next to Steve Jobs. I can tell you whose story I was more interested in hearing and let me say that it wasn't someone whose last name rhymes with Bobs. (Oddly, in the 6 years we were there, I don't remember anyone running into celebrities on any other day.)

On a related note, does it seem to anyone else that as the great comedians die there's no one else coming up to replace them? Who is as good as Pryor, Williams, Carlin, Candy, and Farley? There are still some out great comedians left, but I can't think of any with potential "legendary" status that have come along in the last 5 years or so.

Just when I think laughter is dead, my two year son broke into dance when the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army came on. I guess the world keeps spinning. Until next week, nanu nanu.

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Sundry Topics: Thanking Readers and Website Changes

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I want to thank everyone for their votes for Performancing's Best Money Blog. The competition was tough and two of those competitors have more readers than many cities. The voting came to a somewhat predictable conclusion with those two, The Simple Dollar and Get Rich Slowly taking the top two spots. I know that Ramit's I Will Teach You To Be Rich also dwarfs me in traffic. It's means a lot to me to take the bronze in the competition.

In addition to the bronze in that competition, I'll claim a small part of the gold for my writing for Prosper.com's blog. That's correct, Prosper won the Best Use of a Corporate Blog.

I update the website a little bit recently. You'll note that that I've made it much easier to contact me. A number of you have already taken advantage and sent me e-mails. I love e-mail and look forward to any and all questions and comments. To contact me, simply click here. I've reworked some of the sidebars a little bit - adding some things like Entrecard, a new network that I'm experimenting with. I have to admit that I don't fully see the advantages to it, but I've always been willing to try something that seems promising - especially if there is no downside.

Lastly, we've reworked the advertising on the site a bit and moved some of it further from the content. However, I still recommend subscribing to my feed to remove yourself from most of the advertising.

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Last updated on August 1, 2011.

Giving Thanks – December 2007

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I'd like to start a new once-a-month post. It won't contain a lot (or any) personal finance. However, I feel it's good to give thanks to those that make this blog possible.

Here are the top 12 blogs that sent the most traffic to Lazy Man and Money in December:

  1. The Simple Dollar
  2. My Money Blog
  3. The Digerati Life
  4. Generation X Finance
  5. Dough Roller
  6. Mighty Bargain Hunter
  7. Free Money Finance
  8. NCN Blog
  9. Million Dollar Journey
  10. Five Cent Nickel
  11. Moolanomy
  12. Consumerism Commentary

We can't forget about our advertisers. Here are some we'd want to single out...

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Last updated on August 1, 2011.

Number One Ranking at Brainwash Cafe

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Brainwash Cafe just gave me their #1 Editor Choice Ranking. Many thanks go to Brainwash Cafe. They run an outstanding blog, one that I follow daily.

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Last updated on July 29, 2011.

 
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