Thursday, April 19, 2012
What Sucks…The Reaper
Say what you will about this dude, but he kept the Reaper at arm’s length with the best of them. Good night, sweet game show host, dude who hosted a show that featured teens shaking their money-makers and guy who sat across from a clearly hammered Ed McMahon talking about Bloopers, while his alcohol problem was contributing to other bloopers, being made in real time.
Sure, the last 10 years of you lowering the Times Square ball were more uncomfortable for us than the lowering of your actual balls were for you, but, Imma gonna let you off the hook for that one ‘cause you leaving us, takes away the number one dude in our society who was cool with going public with the name “Dick”. Yes, you were a television icon, but you were also an icon for those publicly named “Dick”. The most highly visible “Dick”, the poster boy of “Dicks” as it were. You wore it with pride, never tried to back away and go with “Richard” and for that, you left some seriously big shoes to fill. Good luck filling those shoes, Cavett, Van Dyke, Vitale, Butkus and Cheney, you bunch of dicks.
Public “Dicks” are a dying breed. They should be admired for their amazing comfort being called “Dick”. Treasure those dicks.
Dick Clark, RIP.
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