Rest in peace, Norm MacDonald

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    The only thing an old man can tell a young man is that it goes fast, real fast, and if you’re not careful it’s too late. Of course, the young man will never understand this truth. ― Norm Macdonald
     
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    So long to the man who gave us Turd Ferguson.
     
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    Very few comedians could tell a joke like MacDonald did.

    Rest in peace, Norm. Thanks for the laffs!
     
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    This is sad news. His humor appealed to me without fail. No matter how crude he got.
     
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    Shocking and very sad. I enjoyed his brand of humor. His delivery was impeccable. Thanks for the laughs, Norm. Sorry you left so soon.
     
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    His death hit me more than most famous people, not sure why. Always dug him, his delivery.

    I do have to say though... I don't get the adulation for the Sagat roast. Yeah, I know what he's doing... I just didn't find intentionally not being funny, funny. But I seem to be the outlier among those who loved him.

    His take-down of the teacher/heckler at one of his live shows? That's some funny stuff there. Also liked him on SNL.

    Anyway, RIP Norm, you were an original.
     
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    I started watching clips before bed. I still haven’t been to bed. So much material and hardly a dud. I also gave his Saget roast set another listen and my cat wasn’t into me cracking up at all. I don’t think he was being intentionally “unfunny”, I think he was just being funny. Mr. Macdonald, I mean; my cat is very serious.
     
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    :( RIP Norm. Watched clip after clip yesterday. This blows.
     
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    I had never heard him do his moth joke until it was posted nonstop on Twitter yesterday. It’s brilliant! Such a great wacky delivery of what is really such a silly dad joke.
     
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    Me too. Norm and Tom Petty hit me hardest, I think because there was nothing fake about them.
    Norm was the most naturally funny guy I’ve ever seen, I’ll miss him.
     
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    One of his funniest ongoing jokes on SNL was when he would read a medical story about a study or research with obvious results…such as:

    “A new study had discovered that smoking cigarettes can lower life expectancy by up to thirty years…this from the medical journal ‘DUH’…”

    I also laughed myself silly on the joke, “A new list of the worst jobs in America has been published; last year’s worst job, ‘Crack W——’ has been replaced by another job, ‘Assistant Crack W——.’” :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Who ate Bob Dole's peanut butter?!!!
     
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    Rest In Peace. He didn’t tell anyone he had cancer because he didn’t want to be treated differently. Tough guy who was a good comedian.
     
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    And of course he had a joke about it...
    "I'm pretty sure, I'm not a doctor, but...I mean if you die, the cancer also dies at exactly the same time, so to me, that's not a loss. That's a draw."
     
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    Norm MacDonald bought the farm, E-I-E-I-O.

    Too soon? Norm probably would've laughed at it.
     
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    I was sorry to read this. The SNL years with him were my favourite.
     
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    RIP, Norm.
    A favorite joke of his:
    “Death is a funny thing. Not funny haha, like a Woody Allen movie, but funny strange, like a Woody Allen marriage”
     
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