Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark has passed away

Dick Clark, who some of us really did think would live forever, passed away today.

He wasn't an actor. He wasn't a singer. He wasn't a dancer. And yet Dick Clark probably made more of a positive impact on pop culture than the vast majority of entertainers put together. Between his groundbreaking American Bandstand on through his New Years Eve specials and game shows, Clark defined what it meant to be a modern professional entertainer and businessperson. The dude never quit, even when he was hit with that debilitating stroke in 2004. By all accounts, he was the most classy of people. And it goes without saying: he really was America's oldest teenager.

Thoughts and prayers going out to his family tonight.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is what we waited more than two weeks for? Come on, Chris.

Herman

Chris Knight said...

I write as God and circumstance lead me.

Anonymous said...

Maybe God will lead you to write about Ryan Seacrest next. Don't make us wait two weeks though!

Anonymous said...

God moves in mysterious ways, Chris. Let's hope he doesn't disappear again and then come back with an obituary.

Herman

Anonymous said...

DEBATE JOHNNY ROBERTSON!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think what we need at this point is some sort of pronouncement on the constitutional amendment to make marriage valid only between a man and a woman.

Tell us how we should vote, Chris.

Herman

Anonymous said...

I thought Chris tried to debate Johnny Robertson when Johnny threatened him so Chris stood up to him. Johnny then ran away. We all saw the video of it. Johnny is a coward. Chris proved it.

Anonymous said...

yea but johnny has his own version and video where he responds to chris, and I think Chris made a fake article about robertson's son getting shot at vatican....

Anonymous said...

yea but johnny has his own version and video where he responds to chris, and I think Chris made a fake article about robertson's son getting shot at vatican....

Anonymous said...

Chris is obviously going through one of his "phases". We should leave him alone until the "phase" has passed.

Chris Knight said...

Richard Moore, I know that it is you who has been leaving most of the comments on this post. Just as it has been you leaving so many snide and infantile comments during the past several months.

I suppose it rubbed you the wrong way when I apologized to Ron Price for my being an asshole toward him.

I do not regret for a moment that I told him that I was sorry. I should have taken the higher road a long time ago.

Richard, if you want to keep to your gutter mentality, that's your problem, not mine. I'm not going to stoop down to your level, no matter how much you try to goad me.

Anonymous said...

Chris, I'm not Richard but I'm glad to read you are feeeling feisty and apparently better.

Anonymous said...

you used the word "asshole".....how is that showing god's love??same question you made to robertson.

Anonymous said...

He was using the word in reference to himself, and how he had apologized for his behavior. It may be a bit salty, but it's real and true. Which can't be said for much that Robertson and his crowd do or say.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark has passed away

Dick Clark, who some of us really did think would live forever, passed away today.

He wasn't an actor. He wasn't a singer. He wasn't a dancer. And yet Dick Clark probably made more of a positive impact on pop culture than the vast majority of entertainers put together. Between his groundbreaking American Bandstand on through his New Years Eve specials and game shows, Clark defined what it meant to be a modern professional entertainer and businessperson. The dude never quit, even when he was hit with that debilitating stroke in 2004. By all accounts, he was the most classy of people. And it goes without saying: he really was America's oldest teenager.

Thoughts and prayers going out to his family tonight.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is what we waited more than two weeks for? Come on, Chris.

Herman

Chris Knight said...

I write as God and circumstance lead me.

Anonymous said...

Maybe God will lead you to write about Ryan Seacrest next. Don't make us wait two weeks though!

Anonymous said...

God moves in mysterious ways, Chris. Let's hope he doesn't disappear again and then come back with an obituary.

Herman

Anonymous said...

DEBATE JOHNNY ROBERTSON!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think what we need at this point is some sort of pronouncement on the constitutional amendment to make marriage valid only between a man and a woman.

Tell us how we should vote, Chris.

Herman

Anonymous said...

I thought Chris tried to debate Johnny Robertson when Johnny threatened him so Chris stood up to him. Johnny then ran away. We all saw the video of it. Johnny is a coward. Chris proved it.

Anonymous said...

yea but johnny has his own version and video where he responds to chris, and I think Chris made a fake article about robertson's son getting shot at vatican....

Anonymous said...

yea but johnny has his own version and video where he responds to chris, and I think Chris made a fake article about robertson's son getting shot at vatican....

Anonymous said...

Chris is obviously going through one of his "phases". We should leave him alone until the "phase" has passed.

Chris Knight said...

Richard Moore, I know that it is you who has been leaving most of the comments on this post. Just as it has been you leaving so many snide and infantile comments during the past several months.

I suppose it rubbed you the wrong way when I apologized to Ron Price for my being an asshole toward him.

I do not regret for a moment that I told him that I was sorry. I should have taken the higher road a long time ago.

Richard, if you want to keep to your gutter mentality, that's your problem, not mine. I'm not going to stoop down to your level, no matter how much you try to goad me.

Anonymous said...

Chris, I'm not Richard but I'm glad to read you are feeeling feisty and apparently better.

Anonymous said...

you used the word "asshole".....how is that showing god's love??same question you made to robertson.

Anonymous said...

He was using the word in reference to himself, and how he had apologized for his behavior. It may be a bit salty, but it's real and true. Which can't be said for much that Robertson and his crowd do or say.

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