Monday, November 29, 2010

The universe is massively unfair.

There is a long list of celebrities I wake up every morning hoping to hear have shuffled off their mortal coils.

Unfortunately, Leslie Nielsen is not among them.

17 comments:

Tango Juliet said...

Dammit! :(

Jay G said...

At least he'll stop calling me Shirley.

RIP, Det. Drebin.

McVee said...

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking...
R.I.P.
Cue the Nielsenthon!

Anonymous said...

He had a great life. Nothing to be upset about.

Shootin' Buddy

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Another one of those funny Canucks bites the dust.

His older brother Erik wasn't too shabby either.

Miguel said...

He died down here in South Florida at a hospital in Ft Lauderdale.


-A hospital? What is it?
-It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.


Gonna miss the old goof.

CTone said...

Is it me, or did it seem like he didn't age one bit from Airplane! right up until yesterday? I didn't even realize he was in his eighties.

He was always one of my favorite actors. I'm waiting now for the Naked Gun box set special edition.

Fallen said...

I am genuinely gutted about this, I am definately going to be dusting off my old airplane and naked gun VHS's

Stretch said...

I'm gonna dig out my ol' VHS copy of Forbidden Planet.
Leslie Nielsen AND Robbie the Robot.
What more could one ask?

Matt G said...

Shooting Buddy's right, but it's hard to be stoic when you're selfish, as most of us (me especially!) actually are.

The man polished chestnuts until they gleamed, and delivered them fairly and with style. He was a Canadian-born American who didn't spend his days telling us how much better it was in his old home.

For over 60 years, he entertained, and I find no evidence that he ever tried to use his stage as a pulpit to try to insert his political views into our heads. In fact, I haven't a clue what his views were.

Frank: It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girl dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Jane: Goodyear?
Frank: No, the worst

.45ACP+P said...

Never forget it was Leslie Neilson who played Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox in the Disney series of the early 60s. Walt disney loved guns and patriots, his company is an abomination to his memory.

Bubblehead Les. said...

As a fellow Leslie, I'm going to miss my Brother in Noms.

Buckeye Copperhead said...

RIP Frank Drebin

eriko said...

Men with Brooms. A funny sweet movie about honor and curling from 2002 is one of my favorit movies.

Anonymous said...

His brother, a long time Minister of Parliament for somewhere WAAAY up north eventualy rose to Deputy Prime Minister.

The press hated him, "old zipper lips" for his , erm, discretion and lack of comment about just about everything, except telling the press to go to heck.

Anonymous said...

Nice man, funny guy, and some gret quotes. "Doing nothing is very hard to do...you never know when you're finished", "You're excited? You should feel my nipples", and of course, as Jay G has pointed out, nobody will be calling him Shirley any more.

For reference, he was the son of a Mountie, and grew up transferring from one lonely post to another, all over western Canada. The daydreaming probably helped his acting ability develop.

A good guy, who gave more than your money's worth in entertainment.

The Old Man said...

Go see Greybeard at pitchpull.blogspot.com and see how many of the drones on his list match yours. Bet there are a lot....