every new corpse tends to get their own brief thread, and then they sink down the listings like so much dust to the bottom of the vacuum bag of collected human existence
so i've decided maybe we need a consolidated thread where each new loss can be mourned, but they all get another chance for consideration with each new addition to the thread, and like a communal cemetery for the entire planet's icons of our younger days, they gain vicarious immortality and repeated exposure whenever someone else comes to the party (as it were)
so, today's nomination isn't a major player, but those of significant vintage will remember don rickles
he was commonly seen giving shit to celebrities in roasts, but my best memory is him as the conniving player in kelly's heroes - crapgame, the quartermaster who co-ordinated the supplies they needed to set out for the gold, and joined their platoon
...and the voice of mr. potato head in toy story - what better pedigree for a guy who got famous at roasts ?
vale mr. rickles; you represent a politically incorrect, simpler world, and you will remain part of the background noise of my youth