The most depressing thing that we’ve heard so far about Robin Williams’ apparent suicide came from a dot-brained news reporter at some NYC radio station this morning. She chirped away that Robin Williams had “suffered from asphyxia.” Well, yeah. If the reports are true that Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging, you could definitely say that he “suffered from asphyxia” at the end of his life. [photo via…]
But, in truth, that idiot news reporter was just trying to do some improv from her written copy, and thought “asphyxia” is a fancy word for “depression.” Thanks, genius–but we’re still more troubled that Robin Williams is dead, and we wish that we had a happier reason to rant about how much we hate the Robin Williams wax figure at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum chain of tourist traps.
We’re not sure if the above figure is still up at Madame Tussauds in Times Square. From what we can tell, though, the London location has also had a similar crappy wax figure–which drives us crazy because we’re seeing the (admittedly realistic) head of the Robin Williams of the 1990s. That would be the Oscar-winning actor who won for Good Will Hunting after previous nominations for The Fisher King and Dead Poets Society.
But then why is this Robin Williams wearing colorful suspenders and funny clown pants that date back to Robin Williams’ work on the silly ’70s sitcom Mork & Mindy?
We don’t know. We only know that this is the dumbest thing we’ve seen since we went to that Rock ‘n Roll Wax Museum in Niagara Falls where Dee Dee Ramone looked like Keanu Reeves in a bad toupee.
Anyway, let’s hope that the passing of Robin Williams might inspire the idiots of Madame Tussauds to reconsider this dopey dress code. It seemed like an insult to Robin Williams at the time, and that was even before the guy was dead. And, yeah, we know that there are more important things in the world, but we’re allowed to have our random hatreds.