Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Hateman, Nov 3, 2014.
RIP frick and frack
is this a @Chriza thread?
No! Fuck him he stinks
God was looking out for a Russian that day
That's too bad. I liked the show. I didn't realize he had Alzheimer's. I know their radio show has been reruns but I thought the column was new. I bet it was reruns too.
Well, at least he died doing something he loved.
It's Click and Clack.
the tappet brothers.
they did a great show. funny, and informative
I loved that show. They were funny. RIP
Don't drive like my brother
They play this and This American Life back to back on my local station.
Good shit. Ira Glass is my nigga.
he sure liked to laugh. i didn't realize either of them were that old (77.)
i'm sure i listened to more than a hundred of their shows. very entertaining.
I had no idea they were that old. I just listened because I loved their banter.
I didn't listen all the time, but when I happened upon that show I didn't change the channel.
the other brother is 12 years younger
The brother is 12 yrs younger
The Magliozzi brothers grew up in a tough neighborhood of East Cambridge, Mass., in a close-knit Italian family. Tom was 12 years older, the beloved older brother to Ray. They liked to act like they were just a couple of regular guys who happened to be mechanics, but both of them graduated from MIT.
After getting out of college, Tom Magliozzi went to work as an engineer. One day he had a kind of epiphany, he told graduates when he and Ray gave the 1999 commencement address at their alma mater.
He was on his way to work when he had a near-fatal accident with a tractor-trailer. He pulled off the road and decided to do something different with his life.
"I quit my job," he said. "I became a bum. I spent two years sitting in Harvard Square drinking coffee. I invented the concept of the do-it-yourself auto repair shop, and I met my lovely wife."
Well, he wasn't exactly a bum; he worked as a consultant and college professor, eventually getting a doctoral degree in marketing. And Tom and Ray Magliozzi did open that do-it-yourself repair shop in the early '70s. They called it Hackers Haven. Later they opened a more traditional car repair shop called the Good News Garage.
They got into radio by accident when someone from the local public radio station, WBUR, was putting together a panel of car mechanics for a talk show.
Oh my god is he alright?
Dewey, Cheatem and Howe
Now I have the sads.