Thursday, August 28, 2014

Standing on a desk tribute to Robin Williams along the Sunset Strip...

One of the great things about living in Hollywoodland is that you get a sense of being so close to all the stars and actors that have had such an impact on this crazy town. To pay homage to comedy legend Robin Williams following his untimely death, this assortment of desks could be found this morning at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevard (just across from Hollywood's Laugh Factory comedy club where the comedian entertained and inspired so many people).

Robin Williams tribute along the Sunset Strip
Robin Williams standing on desk tribute Sunset Strip
To remember his life and thank the comedy genius, many people have taken to posting pictures on Instagram and other social media as a tribute to his role in 1989's Dead Poets Society where he encouraged his students to stand on the desks and look at life from a different perspective.
Thank You Robin Williams tribute Sunset Strip
Following Billy Crystal's touching and emotional speech at the Emmys on Monday night, this morning there were three guys braving the L.A. heat to pay their respects to the iconic stand-up comedian.
Giant Robin Williams The Crazy Ones billboard Sunset Strip
One of the things that irked me when Robin William's death was reported on August 11, 2014, and that was how much news and entertainment shows wanted to spin the sad events to make it a ratings winner and it overshadowed the contribution he'd made to film, television and comedy.
Thank You Robin Williams desk tribute Sunset Strip
They focused too much on his death and how he'd died, wanting to examine all the gory details and make some news bites, rather than acknowledging his comedy and acting legacy.
I for one remember growing up and seeing episodes of Mork & Mindy and thinking 'Mork' was the funniest, craziest person. Plus of two of my favourite films, one features his amazing vocal talent as the 'Genie' in Disney's 1992 animated movie Aladdin and the other is the feel good Mrs. Doubtfire.
Robin Williams Weapons Self Destruction billboard Sunset Strip
Yes, I know he was as a stand-up genius and there were many other outstanding films like Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting and so many more, but they are the ones that left a real impression with me of him being able to make people (and me) laugh.
Thank You Robin Williams homage Sunset Strip
Anyway, I thought this was a fun and touching tribute to the man and a great way to celebrate his life.

R.I.P. Robin Williams, and remember "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it"...

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