I know my little site here is in blog-hospice, so allow me to use it’s last few breaths to pay my respects to one of the funniest, most talented human beings that has ever existed who, sadly, decided it was time to call it a day. Forever.
Life fucking sucks, you guys.
I know that’s terribly negative, but it’s the truth. Anyone who be quick to challenge that statement, DON’T BOTHER, because you’re wrong. You’re more wronger than 2+2=7.
Don’t believe me? Then I highly suggest you google “life and things” and “the news” and read up on the ungodly horrible shit that’s happening everywhere on a daily basis. If after that you’re still not convinced, then best wishes in your rose-tinged little bubble, weirdo. If you’re the type who looks at life and thinks,”You know what? There is nothing insane about how things are. Everything is perfectly acceptable and wonderful and I wonder what Kim Kardashian had for breakfast this morning”, then there is something absurdly wrong with you, and we can’t be friends.
I really should note here that I am not saying that “everything is terrible, therefore no one should enjoy life and we should just sit and dwell on the awfulness until we die, the end”. Nothing could be further from that. I’m simply acknowledging that LIFE IS HEAVY. It’s heavy, and it’s hard, and it fucking hurts, and sometimes it hurts so much to where you simply “can’t” anymore.
This is why comedy is so important.
Laughter eases the burden of life. It lightens the load off your shoulders, even if just for a little while. Comedy takes the mundane and the terrible and fashions it into a picture that allows you to see it in an entertaining light. I can’t even tell you how many times comedy in some form or another has saved my sorry ass from getting swept away in a dark shitnado when life was becoming ‘too much’. Laughing is my religion and comedy is my personal Jesus. If you’ve never tried laughing when you feel like shit, then I highly recommend it.
That’s what makes someone like Robin Williams such a magnificent human being. He didn’t just ‘do’ comedy. He WAS comedy. The man was a walking jukebox of delight that was always on for our entertainment and joy . He spent his entire life dedicated to bringing happiness to others, whether it was on stage, on camera, or to strangers on the street. The best part? He was a humble about it. He did a LOT for the benefit others without making a big “look at me and all the good I’m doing” fuss that a lot of celebrities do. He just “did it”, because he was a genuinely kind and real person. Yes, he was far from perfect, just like the rest of us. We all fucking suck in our own ways, but that doesn’t negate whatever goodness we have within us, and from what I can tell, he had a lot of it.
The hardest battle we fight as humans is the wars within ourselves.* It breaks my heart to think of a man like him struggling with his darkness despite the light that he exuded. This might come across as dark and fucked up, but I’ll say, if there is any positive to be drawn from this, it’s that at least he doesn’t have to fight anymore.
As per usual, I can’t figure out how to close this post up, so I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Robin Williams moments. It was a very hard challenge to pick which one, since there is so many, so I went with one of his old stand up bits from back in the 70’s.
RIP, Robin Williams
PS. To those of you who are calling him, as well as anyone else who commits suicide, “weak” and “selfish”, you may go butt-fuck yourself with the business end of a pineapple while a hobo takes a hellacious dump on your head. Jerk.
*I don’t know if that is a quote or something I made up just now, so if it is a quote, don’t judge me for not citing who said it.