Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A Dark Day.

Nationally, more than 2,000 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq.

Locally, it was announced that 92.3 K-Rock is flipping to all-talk in January.

And here, in my room, I check my daily dose of Star Wars to find that William Hootkins passed away on Sunday. He was Porkins, to many. Lt. Eckhardt to Batman fans, Major "It's in a safe place" Eaton to anyone who's seen Raiders of the Lost Ark. It makes me sad to know that there will never be a Star Wars convention that I will go to when I'm old just to meet one man, to thank him for the friends I found because of his character.

He was an amazing character actor, a great voice, and I really can't write any more without getting really sappy.

Clear skies, Porkins.

The world has also lost Mugsy from The Uncle Floyd Show. I watched that show all the time, even on UHF stations with bad reception, and Mugsy was great. Capt. Fork ruled. I need to get my old tapes out and relive the good times.


Wigwam Jones said...

I'm very sorry to hear that the man who played Porkins has departed from the stage.

BrideOfPorkins said...

So am I, Wiggy. I plan to make a pilgrimage to the video store, I need to see more of his work. If ever there was a time for me to check out Hardware, this is it.

Rainbow Heron said...

I never was a Porkinite but I respect your sentiments (the zaniness is a given).

[everyone offers DG/BOP tea, sympathy, and support]