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R.I.P. Mrs. Wolowitz…We Hardly Knew Ya.

A particular comic foil on TV is he "Unseen" character. Sometimes this person--mostly female, sometimes a wife or a mother--is heard from, sometimes they are merely eluded to. And always gets laughs.

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Rest In Peace Click, One Of The Tappet Brothers

In radio, they teach us to never talk about other stations on the air.

"In the listeners' minds, there should only be one station -- ours."

Now of course, this is pure crap. Everyone knows there are plenty of other stations, and shows, and personalities.

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Things I Learned On the Internet This Weekend

With the time change and it getting colder and everything, I found myself online a bit more this weekend. Oh the things I learned.

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RIP Mrs. Kotter (Marcia Strassman)

A beloved TV wife from the 1970s and '80s has passed away.

Marcia Strassman, who was Gabe Kotter's wife on the '70s TV show "Welcome Back, Kotter" died on Sunday from a fight with breast cancer. She was 66 years old.

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Two Joan Rivers Videos Kinda Creepy

These two Joan Rivers' videos are kind of creepy.

One is a nod to her Michigan ties. OK, not so much ties, but her desire to make money.

The other is just creepy -- and prophetic.

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TV Characters We Have Lost This Year

While we have seemingly lost more celebrities than normal, or maybe more high profile celebs, we have also seen a new trend on high profile TV shows. The killing off of important-to-the-show characters as well.

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Surprise! Grand Rapids’ Teazers Bar & Grill Closes

In a sort of surprise move, the North Monroe neighborhood bar Teazers Bar & Grill closed Thursday night.

The bar has been purchased and a new eating-and-drinking establishment is going to take its place.

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Elvis Died 34 Years Ago Today

It was the end of summer vacation in 1977. Back then we went back to school before Labor Day, so there was about 2 weeks left of summer fun. It was about 4 o clock in the afternoon. My mom was laying down taking a nap, or as she put, "resting". Then there was a special report on TV.

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I couldn't find a picture of JJ Murphy, so here's Australian jockey Sebastian Murphy instead (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
I couldn't find a picture of JJ Murphy, so here's Australian jockey Sebastian Murphy instead (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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Other Famous People Died Today Too.

Before the world went into Good Will Hunting shock with Robin Williams death, another, not as well known actor has passed as well.

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Robin Williams’ Death Shocks Social Media

One didn't have to look far to find out about Robin Williams' death Monday night.

I found out about it as I got home, when I got an email about Williams dying -- with a story posted on WFGR's website.

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R.I.P. Ollie Fretter [Video]

If you grew up in the '70s and '80s in Michigan, you know who Ollie Fretter was.

If he couldn't beat your best deal, he'd give you five pounds of coffee. Between Highland and Fretter appliances, that was our generation's ABC Warehouse and Art Van.

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Keith Olbermann Remembers Tony Gwynn

My biggest guilty pleasure? Keith Olbermann. I was never a huge Olbermann fan on Sportscenter or MSNBC or even Current back in the day. Pompous, blowhard and long winded. Words to describe politicians, my former boss, and Keith Olbermann.

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