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Obituary: Norm Macdonald Dead: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum & Veteran Comic Was 61.
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Sep 18, 2021, 10:33
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 22:04:
Huh. This an interesting spin... the fiancée who was identified as a person of interest has "gone missing" -- supposedly the last time anyone contacted him was Tuesday. Suicide?
Brian Laundrie is described as a killer “person of interest” in her disappearance.

If he's dead I hope he left a letter explaining where he disposed of the body.
And if he's found i don't know if I'd be upset if the leo's gave him the scenic trip to the precinct.
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Sep 18, 2021, 00:05
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 22:04:
On a different, but just as sad situation -- I'm calling it now and saying/guessing/assuming that Gabby Petito is dead.
Huh. This an interesting spin... the fiancée who was identified as a person of interest has "gone missing" -- supposedly the last time anyone contacted him was Tuesday. Suicide?
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Sep 16, 2021, 05:56
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Sad indeed. Norm was one of my all time favorites. He could get away with saying scathing things due to his low key, ironic delivery. He was comic genius, and the fact that he could struggle with cancer for 9 years without it going public is very in line with his personality. R.I.P. Norm, you will be missed.
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Sep 15, 2021, 17:48
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 10:24:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 10:09:
Lawyer arranged his own death in $10 million life insurance scheme
His wife and one of his sons were murdered a couple months ago, so far unsolved.
He embezzled millions from the law firm that bears the family name.
After quitting he announces that he's entering drug treatment.
And now this.

If you read a fiction manuscript and it told this story you'd think it unpublishable.

Yeah, I suspected there was a lot more going on with that story, and I think there will be even more eventually. The whole thing smells rotten. I'm not sure I even buy the life insurance scam angle. I suspect this had more to do with faking an attack to avoid suspicion for his involvement with his wife and son's murder. It'll all come out eventually.
So from all the bits I’ve gathered I’ve developed the complete and full story and this is the only one that will matter.🙃
He’s an opioid (oxy) addict who embezzled millions from his job.
All he needs to do is pay it back. The life insurance from the death of his wife and son would more than cover it and give him a cushion - plus the sorrow and guilt it created might allow him to keep his job. Contracting a hit on his family members seemed like a good idea when he was high.
The hit man/hit men got tired of waiting for their payola as the insurance company was still investigating the double murder. So they decided to put a little heat on the stuffed shirt. Either that or the drive out into the country was to make a payment and the lawyer came with empty pockets.
There was a gun drawn, a tussle, and a boom. The shooter knew the lawyer couldn’t him in because the lawyer would incriminate himself.
The lawyer broke under questioning and his story sucked, he even went so far to say that he didn’t know insurance would still pay if he committed suicide. Cell phone pings showed all the people of interest in the countryside.

If I got anything wrong just let me know. Wink

And like you said, there’s a lot to the story we don’t know and may never know.
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Sep 15, 2021, 14:56
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Sep 15, 2021, 14:56
 
More Norm Macdonald
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Sep 15, 2021, 10:51
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RedEye9 wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 10:09:
If you read a fiction manuscript and it told this story you'd think it unpublishable.
My immediate thought is this: "So, how much did this guy do that we have no clue about yet?"
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Sep 15, 2021, 10:24
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Sep 15, 2021, 10:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 10:09:
Lawyer arranged his own death in $10 million life insurance scheme
His wife and one of his sons were murdered a couple months ago, so far unsolved.
He embezzled millions from the law firm that bears the family name.
After quitting he announces that he's entering drug treatment.
And now this.

If you read a fiction manuscript and it told this story you'd think it unpublishable.

Yeah, I suspected there was a lot more going on with that story, and I think there will be even more eventually. The whole thing smells rotten. I'm not sure I even buy the life insurance scam angle. I suspect this had more to do with faking an attack to avoid suspicion for his involvement with his wife and son's murder. It'll all come out eventually.
- "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
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Sep 15, 2021, 10:20
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I remember Norm more from his early standup. A lot of comedians get defined by what they do later, like tv series, or movies, or SNL stints, and people forget their standup era. His was a dry humor, and it wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but he was very unique.

Rest in peace, Norm.

- "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
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Sep 15, 2021, 10:09
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Sep 15, 2021, 10:09
 
Lawyer arranged his own death in $10 million life insurance scheme
His wife and one of his sons were murdered a couple months ago, so far unsolved.
He embezzled millions from the law firm that bears the family name.
After quitting he announces that he's entering drug treatment.
And now this.

If you read a fiction manuscript and it told this story you'd think it unpublishable.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Sep 15, 2021, 08:37
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 00:43:
Norm was hilarious.
Wow. You find that funny? Insightful perhaps on the absurdity of some public commentary, but not funny. If that's the best Norm Macdonald has, I'm glad to be unfamiliar with his work.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Sep 15, 2021, 04:44
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 01:24:
Speaking of pretty blonde women in extenuating circumstances, Britney won her freedom last week. I also happened upon a story about how Amanda Bynes had her conservatorship extended through 2023.

Got me thinking: you rarely hear of men under conservatorship. So I looked up some percentages:
Female 59.3%
Male 36.7%
Unknown 4.0%

Something ain't right 'bout that. I'm pretty sure that women aren't 2x more incompetent than men.

Uh, you looked up conservaTORs, not conservaTEEs. Or am I missing something?
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RIP
Sep 15, 2021, 01:55
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Sep 15, 2021, 01:55
 
his stand-up act in the 80s and 90s was really funny stuff, very unique and often painfully hilarious... but he definitely got sidelined by whatever happened later on IMHO, and was still good but never really back at that same level

with that said, his interview style with his podcasting was also really unique and super interesting
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Sep 15, 2021, 01:49
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Norm McDonald, AMA:
"What are your favorite fruits and vegetables?"
"Richard Simmons and Terri Schaivo, I guess." 🤣
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Sep 15, 2021, 01:24
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Sep 15, 2021, 01:24
 
Speaking of pretty blonde women in extenuating circumstances, Britney won her freedom last week. I also happened upon a story about how Amanda Bynes had her conservatorship extended through 2023.

Got me thinking: you rarely hear of men under conservatorship. So I looked up some percentages:
Female 59.3%
Male 36.7%
Unknown 4.0%

Something ain't right 'bout that. I'm pretty sure that women aren't 2x more incompetent than men.

With great freedom comes great responsibility.
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Sep 15, 2021, 01:04
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Sep 15, 2021, 01:04
 
I never found him funny in the slightest but cancer is a shitty way to go. Props for keeping it private and going out on his terms.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 15, 2021, 00:43
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Norm was hilarious.
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Sep 15, 2021, 00:36
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 22:04:
On a different, but just as sad situation -- I'm calling it now and saying/guessing/assuming that Gabby Petitio is dead.
"Pretty blonde woman missing." I would have guessed Fox News, but Inside Edition makes total sense.

Hope she's found safe and sound, but (shakes magic 8-ball) Outlook not so good.
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Sep 15, 2021, 00:33
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RIP Norm. He was so weird and funny.

Loved Norm. Weird and funny is great way to describe him. I've been a fan since (probably) the mid-80's when I saw him on some young comedians show when we first got cable. I say "some young comedians show" because at that time there were so many - but he definitely stood out, to me anyway.

Damn.

https://youtu.be/lL0WayC7jW0
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Sep 14, 2021, 23:05
NKD
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Sep 14, 2021, 23:05
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RIP Norm. He was so weird and funny.
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Sep 14, 2021, 22:04
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Sep 14, 2021, 22:04
 
On a different, but just as sad situation -- I'm calling it now and saying/guessing/assuming that Gabby Petitio is dead.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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