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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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August 12, 2014 - 7:22 am
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As a Gen-X/millennial crossover, I was fortunate enough to first meet Robin Williams as Mork from Ork on the sitcom Mork and Mindy. A comedic powerhouse, Mork’s colorful wardrobe and loud laugh were the first things I imitated as a child. As I grew up, I would look back and realize the many character lessons I learned at home were reinforced by a supremely acted alien outsider with a predilection for sitting on his head. In virtually every role he played, Robin Williams taught his audience a life lesson. As a young kid there was no one more fun to hang around with and learn from on TV than Mork from Ork.

10. Old people rule.

Mork marvels at the way the elderly are ignored and maligned on earth. On Ork, old folks are revered as the wise, experienced ones to learn from. “The Elder” is called on to remind Mork of his Orkishness. His was an early lesson in the importance of respect and reverence for the elders in your life and how very important all people are, no matter and, perhaps, especially because of their age.

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I just hope all this adulation doesn't spark more suicides.

But - you know it will. Won't be reported, that's for sure. Especially with all the Christian bashing we've had for the past decade or so....

... spread the word - suicide (ahem...) "victims" lose their chance for eternal salvation, as plainly written in the Bible.
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We don't admire your plumber because we don't know him.

Robin Williams was a celebrity because he was widely considered to be funny and talented. We did't admire him (or miss him now) because he was a celebrity.

Do many people seem to admire celebrities too much? Quite possibly, but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be admired at all.
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Don't call Orson fat.
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The first clip aged very, very well. I remembered why I loved it. May God rest him in peace.
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Why such admiration of celebrities?
I value my plumber more.
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