tinkers ghost

in the cold, cold ground

October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013
Thanks lady, you were the bee's knees.

Jim Henson - Sept. 24, 1936 - May 16, 1990
When Jim Henson died my jaw dropped. I just couldn't believe Kermit was no more.
Sure, someone else is working the puppet now, but Kermit will never be the same.
John Entwistle - 9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002
Bill Kliban - Jan. 1 1935 – Aug. 12 1990
Mr. Kliban, your cat drawings are entertaining,
but I really wish more people would see your other cartooons.
Some of them bring me to tears. Thank you for all the fun.
 See more Kliban!
Andy Kaufman - January 17, 1949 - May 16, 1984
If there is anyone who really could have and maybe would have faked his own death on a lark, it’s this guy.
Bye, Andy. I really would like to believe you are still waiting for the finale.
John Graham Mellor, 21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002, a.k.a. Joe Strummer
Sometimes a hoot and holler about what’s going wrong gets a little airplay.
Phyllis Ada Driver, July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012, a.k.a Phyllis Diller
Ray Harryhausen, June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013
Peter O'Toole - 2 August 1932 - 14 December 2013
Eugene Patton, the Dancing Machine, April 25, 1932-March 9, 2015
Gene was infectious! Gene was on fire! Gene was the best ever!
He’s gone now, and another light has gone out.
He had not been dancing (on his feet at least) in a while,
and had not been on television since I was kid (unless you’re a game show network junky),
but whenever I hear Count Basie’s “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” I am compelled to get up and do a shuffle.
You doubt what I say? Why, when Gene hit the stage women would fling their shirts off in glee!
 People would throw things! And Chuck would pee his pants!
Ah, it was the best of times. We miss you Gene. Ask Gabriel to learn a Basie tune or two.