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[–]phincster 6870 points6871 points  (150 children)

Can’t believe i’ve never seen this before. Absolute gold. Thanks for posting.

[–]WhyIsItAlwaysADP 853 points854 points  (64 children)

This made me laugh, then it made me cry for more than one reason.

[–]NancyKerriganKnee 232 points233 points  (16 children)

Because Death to Smoochy was a box office failure?

[–]yawya 136 points137 points  (9 children)

[–]The_Trilogy182 64 points65 points  (3 children)

That rant is so good. I caught that part when this use to play on comedy central all the time. I was like 10 and had never seen Robin Williams talk like that before, it was amazing.

[–]i-Ake 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I think I was 13 or 14 and was the same. I watched that movie every single time I saw it on. I got my dad to watch it, lol.

[–]TheInebriatedMic 13 points14 points  (0 children)

My first helping of Robin talking that way was his Live on Broadway show. I knew he was funny growing up with him, but damn. Damn near wet myself watching that.

[–]BobbyDropTableUsers 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My friends and I used to make those elephant sounds on nights out just for fun at random points. When this movie came out, we cherished this rant.

[–]still_shaxxin[🍰] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

It’s a uh… rocket ship!

[–]OneHumanPeOple 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Death To Smoochie is one of my favorite movies. Please go watch it, anyone who has never seen it.

[–]DriveByStoning 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Keep your dignity intact...OW, MY BALLS! THEY'RE ON FIRE!"

[–]No_Statement440 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Smoochy Heil Smoochy Heil.

[–]HunterGonzo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Death to Smoochy is one of the hardest I've ever laughed in a theater. God, I loved how stupid, dark, and twisted it was.

[–]mai_knee_grows 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Rainbow Randolph: Paranoid Lunatic with a Heart of Gold?

[–]WhitePaperMaker 149 points150 points  (41 children)

Sheesh really man. How can someone who brought so much joy to others have been suffering from such severe depression.

Gone too soon

[–][deleted] 173 points174 points  (21 children)

He was suffering from advanced stage Lewy body dementia. Far more severe than depression. He was captive in a constantly diminishing mind.

[–]DudeBrowser 58 points59 points  (7 children)

I didn't know this, when facing a situation like that, I respect someone who knows how they want their story to finish.

[–]The-Sublimer-One 78 points79 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I don't even really consider Williams as having died by suicide in the traditional sense. More he was a terminally ill patient and just removed his own life support plug.

[–]clintonius 35 points36 points  (2 children)

I respect someone who knows how they want their story to finish

God bless David Carradine

[–]KacerRex 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Whenever I think about him I get all choked up. :(

[–]ineeddollars2013 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We all wanted to be successful in our own always. It's not about who started first, but how you continue until the end.

[–]oramirite 11 points12 points  (6 children)

Do you mind posting some sources for this? Not from doubt, but just wanting to know more about the man.

He was suffering from advanced stage Lewy body dementia. Far more severe than depression. He was captive in a constantly diminishing mind.

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[–]oramirite 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thanks <3

[–]OrcvilleRedenbacher 11 points12 points  (0 children)

There's a whole documentary about his struggles at the end if you're interested in crying. It's called Robins Wish

[–]Complete-Relative-67 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Even before that, his dark passenger depression took him to alcohol and drugs, but yeah, straw that broke the camel's back

[–]Risley 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Honestly, the can’t blame him if I had that disease. You live until you just can’t. And it was his body failing him. Had that not happened he probably wouldn’t have done it but the cards are what they are. I won’t fault him for what he decided to do.

[–]aircooledJenkins 55 points56 points  (13 children)

Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease. Protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in thinking, memory and movement (motor control).

Lewy body dementia causes a progressive decline in mental abilities. People with Lewy body dementia might have visual hallucinations and changes in alertness and attention. Other effects include Parkinson's disease signs and symptoms such as rigid muscles, slow movement, walking difficulty and tremors.


[–]Complete-Relative-67 33 points34 points  (9 children)

More recently, they've found a connection to metabolism dysfunction in regulation of brain glucose, similar to the connections made between other forms of dementia, Alzheimer's & diabetes. Last laugh from Amazon's show Hunter... Who knew high fructose corn syrup really could have been Hitler's final solution for all of us...

[–]i_tyrant 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Whoa whoa whoa. Are you saying high fructose corn syrup is causing various forms of dementia like Lewy body and Alzheimers? Because if so I wanna read up on that, that's scary af.

[–]Complete-Relative-67 4 points5 points  (2 children)

No, well not necessarily... There seems to be a possible correlation between a dysfunction of brain glucose regulation/metabolism & dementia. There are several recently published independent studies & yes, it's a scary thing given how much of our foodstuffs contain HFCS & refined sugar.

I also think it is a sign of hope, if we can identify dementia type diseases as a form of diabetes, then it's also likely we'll be able to produce a treatment with good efficacy. Alzheimer's is a terrible thing, watching my grandfather, the smartest, sharpest & strong man I knew, physically and in character, become frustrated and erratic & then regress to a state akin to infancy, that was rough & something that has stuck with me 2 decades later.

[–]gatsby365 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Jesus I’ve never heard of this and immediately want to be tested for it.

[–]July_Seventeen 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I really hope that you don't have it but in my second hand experience, symptoms are pretty severe. If you're around anyone in your day to day, they will have noticed a change in behavior. Hits like a freight train. (vs Alzheimer's which has a more gradual onset)

[–]Complete-Relative-67 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That's exactly how. His pain made his mask and he wore it better than anyone. Anytime I see him, stand up, Good Will, he always brought you along to whatever emotion he was experiencing or aiming for & every time I say exactly same, gone too soon.

[–]Year3030velociraptor gang 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I just imagine him talking like popeye in the end.

[–]Lattanzio45 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Right. The way they just laughing about the conversation, is really put something joy to us who watch the clip. It was just short but you can see how genuine it is.

[–]chanchunhon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Because you treasure him. I mean he's really good man. Never seen before that even you can interviewed, it is like a normal conversation between the two person

[–]Unknownirish 665 points666 points  (47 children)

Fuck I want to gild or diamond but I don't have the fucking money rn!! RIP Robin Williams you beautiful truly down to earth human you 💓

Edit: You are tempted me! But genuinely thanks for the award. Even the comments are nice to read.

Edit : and OP the difference between 2008 and 2023 is Robin Williams isn't with us

[–]dasgudshit 174 points175 points  (20 children)

Maybe you should open a bank

[–]Rommel79 19 points20 points  (2 children)

He should have sold at ATH.

[–]DefinitelyMoreThan3 19 points20 points  (5 children)

[–]wellndon090Boy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think he did. People are too much being disrespectful. You should stop this before things get worse.

[–]Unknownirish 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Don't tempt me!

[–]feiyuec8 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If you can do, you should do it by now. People here are so many things to do. Keep prioritizing the things that will make you succeed in life

[–]Wild-Storage-1429 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A bank only for WSB, it would actually be like the others but believe it or not less regarded.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Careful where you insert the ATM card

[–]forcepowers 42 points43 points  (6 children)

Don't give your money to Reddit. That's fully regarded.

[–]Paper-Cut 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Deepest regards

[–]xikawa2013 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I hope you did not do something is silly right. Just focus on making money and then if you have time, just be thoughtful spending on those

[–]and1_89 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just don't spend your money to something that you don't know you will never get something back. Just focus on most important things.

[–]amydactyl 56 points57 points  (1 child)

God I miss that man. Can’t believe it’s been almost 9 years.

[–]Chu_trader 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Everyone miss him. He look so funny and wholesome. He narrate the story of him, and the other people cant stop laughing. We should have people like this.

[–]vezzetti 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Same here. But someday i would be able to have the money and the power. All to do is to work hard and find stable job. We're going to be successful

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (1 child)

He was one of the greatest. Rest in peace, regard of the stars

[–]toupex 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Everyone loves him at this point. Everyone supporting him and wish him the best of luck. I wish to do the same when he was already suffering

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    [–]Unknownirish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I did it!

    [–]PhDinshitpostingMD 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    Two actor deaths that hit me hardest were Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    [–]hasnk7825 7 points8 points  (2 children)

    Good wishes to a great comic and human being. I miss him.

    [–]TradeTheZonesDeepFakingValue 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    I gotchu fam.

    [–]I_like_cool_shit_yo 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    Same. Absolutely stoked to see new content from such a powerhouse

    [–]worstinvestoreveraga🦍🦍🦍 1716 points1717 points  (223 children)

    The amount of money they printed to give them 48h more

    [–]Cricketot 483 points484 points  (195 children)

    In all seriousness, can anyone explain to me what would have happened if we just didn't give them any money? I'm on this sub so I clearly have no idea how macro economics work but it feels like a few people would have gone bankrupt, some others would have bought up the vacuum for pennies on the dime and it would not have really affected me on any meaningful way.

    [–]cybercuzco 1606 points1607 points & 2 more (147 children)

    Well it helps if you understand that the entire global economy is a big con. What I mean by that is its a "confidence" game. Like Santa Clause. If you believe Santa is real, you behave differently than if you dont. Similarly, people have to believe that the money is in their bank accounts when in reality, only a small fraction of it exists as money at any given time. If everyone stopped believing in banks, they would go to get their money out of the bank and find out that there was nothing actually there and its all a big con. So if one bank fails, it's like the neighbor who is older telling you there isn't a Santa. Your confidence is shaken and you tell your siblings and they tell their friends and pretty soon nobody gets presents anymore. Same with the banks. If a big enough bank fails, people start to wake up and realize its a con, so the feds need to rush in and say "see look, all your money is there, even if it wasnt 5 minutes ago, everything is fine, go back to starbucks"

    So what would happen if we did nothing? Well all the banks would fail, and as much of a con as they are, they keep money moving through the economy, like for paychecks and buying industrial equipment and paying off your bar tab. If a big enough bank fails, it spreads through the economy like a contagion, many more banks may fail due to lack of confidence and soon the economy is a tiny fraction of what it once was. Before the great depression this sort of thing happened every 10-20 years or so and was called a "panic". Economists figured out that if we didn't have panics every so often banks would stay solvent and everyone would have confidence and the economy would grow faster and everyone would benefit. We repealed a lot of the laws that had been instituted during the great depression that prevented large bank failures in the mid to late 90's under Clinton. Sure enough 2008 comes along and we have the first "panic" in a long time. And now here we are 15 years later with another one. Weird how that happens.

    [–]VegetaFan1337 288 points289 points  (60 children)

    We repealed a lot of the laws that had been instituted during the great depression that prevented large bank failures in the mid to late 90's under Clinton.

    Wtf, why did they do that??? (I'm assuming you mean the laws were repealed in the 90s. If not, who did it?)

    [–]Inquisiteur007 846 points847 points  (52 children)

    The ''reason'' was that at one point during the 90's the economy stopped growing as fast as it did before but rather than accept that in a world with finite resources infinite growth is impossible SOME people chose to believe it was the regulations that were hampering growth and they managed to convince enough people about that. Once regulations where removed speculation and lending soared which yes stimulated the economy (because more cash flow = more gains) but the issue is that most of that growth was based on risky investments and financial speculation.

    That is called the neoliberal economic system, the belief that de-regulating the economy = higher competition and growth since the economy will regulate itself and now that it's free of goverment interference it would grow to higher highs.

    What neoliberals failed and still fail to realize is that if you stop prunning a forest and just let it grow as much as you want under the impression that more wood is always good you eventually end up with a huge reservation that has tons and tons of dead and dry trees inside it (Insolvent bussinesses, banks and institutions that hoard big chunks of the resources just to stay afloat).

    And once a minor spark appears instead of only a small controlled section of the forest burning THE ENTIRE reserve goes up in flames at the same time.

    [–]Brootal420 142 points143 points  (22 children)

    Quite the apt analogy of unmanaged forests. Kinda funny, I have a finance degree but I'm now a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for a fire department. There are so many ways in which we know through science and history that active management is needed for many systems.

    My question is, how many people are choosing to believe and how many are just being paid to sell the idea? There are so many people that have positioned themselves to profit off the destruction and chaos. By not spending money on management and maintenance you can create a lot of "new profit". Like doing stock buybacks instead of investing in the future?

    Look at the microchips companies. The U.S. microchips companies created the game, but now they are so behind due to not investing in the future the entire U.S. and honestly the world is paying the price. Then congress passes a bill for hundreds of billions of dollars to give to the U.S. microchip companies... What's the saying, socialize the losses and capitalize the profits?

    How many companies, in how many industries are using this method? It's clearly effective, so why wouldn't they? Not to mention how many politicians are willing to be paid to help.

    This whole narrative about how paying people to stay home during COVID caused all the inflation is such a farce. The checks to people were like less than a 10th of the entire COVID stimulus (ppp loans, quantitative easing, direct bailouts of industries like airlines). Those checks largely went to pay the bills and actually, fundamentally stimulated the economy. The QE and bailouts only go to line the pockets of shareholders and CEOs allowing them to push the line further and further.

    Money needs to be in the hands of the people. Not the government, not the corporations. The only way that would happen is if we make those regulatory changes.

    [–]LaunchTransient 32 points33 points  (5 children)

    Quite the apt analogy of unmanaged forests. Kinda funny, I have a finance degree but I'm now a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for a fire department. There are so many ways in which we know through science and history that active management is needed for many systems.

    Well, not entirely apt.
    Apologies for the tangent here outside of finance, but forest management is a bit of a thorny issue in terms ecology. In Northwest European forests, the analogy fits because of the way species there have adapted to the environment of the temperate, mild European climate.
    In most American forests, fire ecology is a vital force in the ecosystem. The periodic burning of forests would recycle deadwood into nutrients, clear out the underbrush and take out old, unhealthy trees which blocked sunlight to the forest floor.
    The forests adapted to this, so much so that some need fires in order to reproduce (certain conifers can only spread their seeds if the pitch sealing their cones is melted off).

    So the problem with the analogy is that a healthy fire-adapted forest resembles the "economy regulating itself", although I think most people wouldn't see periodic economic collapse as an acceptable regulatory mechanism.

    [–]Brootal420 21 points22 points  (3 children)

    Are you aware of prescribed fires? To keep with the analogy, regulations are needed for new fuel sources that need to be managed. Just like a prescribed fire is done in safer conditions than wildfires, regulations are enacted before a collapse to maintain overall market health. With consistent prescribed fire and regulations overall ecosystem health is maintained and prevents catastrophic wildfires or depressions.

    [–]LaunchTransient 12 points13 points  (2 children)

    I'm aware of prescribed fires, I'm simply saying that the forest/forest fire analogy might be a bad choice because it implies that once upon a time, before all that pesky regulation (human interference) the system regulated itself. Which strengthens the whole "Regulation is bad argument", which I'm sure we both agree is an erroneous take away.

    The reason why wildfires are such a problem these days is that well meaning fire-fighting policies and actions have lead to a large build up in deadwood in forests, meaning that instead of frequent low intensity fires, you end up with howling wildfires that are hotter than what the flora adapted to.

    [–]Brootal420 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I think we could take this discussion much further and draw further connections where it makes sense. Such as capitalism is a new system. At one point forests were a new system. At first there was no fungus that made wood decay so there became a massive buildup of wood around the world and there were insanely catastrophic wildfires, great depression? As more equilibrium evolved over millions of years the system was self-sustaining. Then agriculture happened and we humans threw that out of balance, I don't know, banking? Stocks? Etc. Etc. I think it's a great analogy so agree to disagree I guess.

    [–]Inquisiteur007 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    You answered yourself at the end there.

    1929 wasnt the first economic crisis under capitalism it was just the biggest one yet. Before that bank runs happened often in the US and an economic downturn took place almost every 15-30 years causing huge ammounts of distress among certain sectors of the population.

    Edit, loved the thorny pun jajajaja

    [–]prof_talc 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    SOME people chose to believe it was the regulations that were hampering growth and they managed to convince enough people about that. Once regulations where removed speculation and lending soared

    The regulatory restraint around derivatives in the 90s (particularly at the CFTC) didn't really have anything to do with the idea that overregulation was hampering broad economic growth. It resulted from pretty narrow lobbying by a rising wave of big-time speculators in derivatives markets. The gist is they were terrified that their purely speculative contracts might not always hold water, so they lobbied to make sure that the CFTC would not differentiate between their gambling and e.g. a breakfast cereal company that buys grain futures.

    Derivatives markets proceeded to absolutely explode with speculation, which ofc ended up playing a role in the financial crisis in 2008 (alongside many other factors such as regs/rules in mortgage lending, credit rating, etc.).

    if you stop prunning a forest and just let it grow as much as you want under the impression that more wood is always good you eventually end up with a huge reservation that has tons and tons of dead and dry trees inside it (Insolvent bussinesses, banks and institutions that hoard big chunks of the resources just to stay afloat).

    Irrespective of how you feel about neoliberalism or deregulation, you have tortured this analogy. When you leave a forest alone, the occasional fire is both what clears the deadfall away and what enriches the soil for new growth. And fires naturally happen often enough such that huge quantities of deadfall never accumulate in the first place.

    [–]Inquisiteur007 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I confess my ignorance to the first point you raise and in your second point someone else complained about the forest analogy in much the same way that you did and I will allow myself to copy and paste his final reflection on the matter here.

    "So the problem with the analogy is that a healthy fire-adapted forest resembles the "economy regulating itself", although I think most people wouldn't see periodic economic collapse as an acceptable regulatory mechanism. "

    So while yes it is true that eventually the market will correct itself there is no way of telling how many people will suffer from the economic dowturn cause by those market corrections.

    [–]Mug_of_coffee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Irrespective of how you feel about neoliberalism or deregulation, you have tortured this analogy. When you leave a forest alone, the occasional fire is both what clears the deadfall away and what enriches the soil for new growth. And fires naturally happen often enough such that huge quantities of deadfall never accumulate in the first place.

    Yup, the analogy is actually reverse. Technically fire suppression was what allowed the deadfall to accumulate which led to catastrophic wildfires.

    In short, fire suppression = a forest management decision. The economic analog is actually in favour of the neoliberal viewpoint:

    • If you leave the forest alone, it will manage itself (by burning at regular intervals).
    • If you leave an economy alone, it will ....

    I love seeing forestry/wildfire talk on WSB, and to a lay person the analogy seems reasonable. Unfortunately it doesn't quite fit.


    [–]VegetaFan1337 139 points140 points  (17 children)

    neoliberal economic system

    Oh god, I should have known. Fucking hate neoliberalism. Not everything needs to be a fucking market. Some regulation is good!

    [–]-nocturnist- 103 points104 points  (3 children)

    Regulation should be implemented everywhere someone can take your hard earned money and gamble with it with no downside for themselves. Glass steagall was one of the most important banking reforms that happened after the depression.

    Glass-Steagall Act: The bill was designed “to provide for the safer and more effective use of the assets of banks, to regulate interbank control, to prevent the undue diversion of funds into speculative operations, and for other purposes.”. source

    Aka - banks can't dip into deposits from their clients ( checking, savings etc.) to go and gamble on the market. This and rehypothication have destroyed banking.

    Rehypothecation occurs when a lender uses an asset, supplied as collateral on a debt by a borrower, and applies its value to cover its own obligations. sauce .

    Aka - you put down a house as collateral on a loan you took out. You pay all of your bills and never defaulted. The banker decides i need more collateral to sit at the poker table. Regardless of your standing on said loan, he uses it as their collateral in the game. If he loses, the debt is passed onto a new bank... Rinse and repeat.

    [–]hiddenguy1556 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    It's not probably all the same, there are goods but there are also not. We came here to be just a way to people market the economy.

    [–]zamonto 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    Some regulation is NECESSARY. Because some humans are greedy and have no sympathy for people they don't personally know

    [–]Hans_lilly_Gruber 28 points29 points  (3 children)

    Hey stop explaining things so well and making sense! This is wsb!

    [–]hereslate550 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    People don't want to hear things that realize them that proves their wrong decision. They don't want to be thought knowing how much failure they are.

    [–]jstovall76 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    We have a lot of resources to get from. But the only things matters here the most is how people willing to do anything for the sake of oneself.

    [–]mrpickles 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    Wtf, why did they do that???

    Well you see the banks could make more money if they didn't have to worry about complying with these pesky regulations that kept the entire system working.

    [–]amercoin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    People should be mindful of the institute they're going to invest in. I mean money is just money, but nowadays it's important things that you should have

    [–]Unforsaken92 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    It's like Who's line, it's all made up and the points don't matter.

    [–]LegitimateExit1111 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    :4271: go back to Starbucks lmao

    [–]Swampboy1 11 points12 points  (48 children)

    Why don't we set up society in such a way that we don't have all of this imaginary money then. I don't understand.

    [–]Vanescent 11 points12 points  (4 children)

    Whether or not it should be, in current society everything is worth money. Everything from a donut to a human life has a monetary value (see life insurance). People with a lot of money sit on top of a mountain where they can buy or sell anything, and can get people to do what they want by offering something they want, or by threatening to take something away.

    Every time anyone says "hey maybe the mountain is unfair, we should change it", people with a lot of money force that person to stop talking (violence), convince everyone else that person is crazy (media), or mislead the complainer from doing anything that would actually change the mountain (legislation).

    So even though there are ways to set up society differently, it's not possible to change society as it is.

    There are different angles to this, including ones where it is possible to change society, but that's the simplest explanation.

    [–]IVELCO 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Nowadays since the pandemic cames, a lot of people value of money the worth of money. Being responsible when it comes on prioritizing needs and how they manage to spend on their wants.

    [–]To0zday 6 points7 points  (4 children)

    This "imaginary money" actually does generate a tremendous amount of wealth

    [–]princesun1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    We wanted to feel like those who has the privilege. It's all up to the things you want to achieve in life

    [–]Inquisiteur007 24 points25 points  (10 children)

    Alternatives have been proposed, see Karl Marx & Engels.

    [–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (1 child)

    But rich people are doing fabulous though. Won’t someone please think of the billionaires!!

    [–]Redrums777897897 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    They also have other people using their own money. The share what they have, focus on making money by all themselves

    [–]Dushenka 9 points10 points  (4 children)

    You're correct except it's not a con. Everybody opening a bank account should be informed, people are just too lazy to read. If you don't like the bank loaning out your money, get a safe-deposit box and put cash into it.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Confidence game is what con means

    [–]irgamesh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Rich people don't actually care about how they spent things. It's just that they wanted to feel like they could make money and then spend it after.

    [–]Roxxorsmash 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I don't see any sources for what you're saying but I'll believe you anyway because it makes me feel good about myself

    [–]BubblyRazzmatazzme 26 points27 points  (10 children)

    Well for starters my bonus and future pay would not have happened. My tech job emailed me letting me know they were affected.

    [–]gabelogan989 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    There are some good responses here but it’s worth just remembering at the end of the day it’s always the little guy that gets screwed.

    The way banking works in terms of deposits and lending is reasonable but the system is based on the assumption that not everyone asks for their money back at the same time because you can’t get all the people you leant money to pay you back immediately. You assume the people coming with new money roughly equals people taking their money out.

    Everyone in class gives one dollar to this boring sound guy. This guy now has like $30 sitting there. He says: what do you think about me lending this money to others for interest to cover the admin cost of me keeping your money and you get a (small) cut of that interest.

    So you have a promise that they will give you your money if you want it but in the meantime he has leant someone $25 and the guy has to wait a month to get $30 back.

    No money is created. Your bank balance is a promise not an actual amount of money they have.

    Now if everyone in class gets worried he’s not good for it and asks for all the money back at the same time he doesn’t have it.

    This is how all banks work (otherwise we would just keep cash at home or in a deposit box).

    This run on banks issue is not banks acting irresponsibly or some huge conspiracy, it’s literally at the most fundamental meaning of the word what a bank is. That why some lending and saving institutions cannot call themselves banks.

    If SVB went under… it’s primarily businesses that get screwed but at the end of the day I’m sure it would end up in layoffs or wages going unpaid before anyone wealthy would suffer

    [–]klem100 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    It all depends on how much you can give to them. County needed more taxes to to support on building infrastructures that every people can benefit to

    [–]ajtrns 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    there is no clear answer that can be communicated in a comment here.

    if even a fairly small percentage of americans "lose confidence" in the banking system and run on their banks, it will definitely hurt you. bigtime. we tried this quite a few times from the mid-1800s to the 1930s.

    could the system be structured to better protect the poor, working, and middle class of all stripes? yes. presently it protects the rich to an undue degree and the protections afforded the not-rich are a happy holdover from past social democratic triumphs.

    but should we toss the system by letting big banks fail with no mainstream government-empowered macroeconomists to intervene? it would probably cause excess deaths in the tens of millions globally, decrease life expectancy for adults and children in different ways, and not put us on a path to a better system.

    [–]tapk69 23 points24 points  (3 children)

    Lots of bankrupcies and unemployment, major price drops in expensive items. Poinless trying to predict something like this because its too complex. Our current economic system is not really prepared for contractions, its all about addiction and growth.

    [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    Mate, that is how I see the world now at age 33. Why the fuck are we worrying about imaginary fucking numbers on a profile that the government has on us for these fucks on wall streets? Money? Money now just means ditigal 0's and 1's instead of gold. Why the fuck is my health tied to these imaginary numbers?

    I am super confused about this world because we have the technology and willpower to make things better but we choose not to because of some number system that everyone agreed to...back in the 1800's. We are not in the 1800's anymore...why we still living like we are?

    Telegram isn't a thing anymore unless it's a fucking app! Gold isn't used as much anymore hence why everything is digital and if everything is digital....why is everything so scarce for the majority of us? Food isn't an issue unless it comes to logistics and we have nuclear power for our power needs.

    I swear....we can live like kings more than we do but the world chooses not to because...why? We want to lord ourselves over others? Man, we missed the fucking mark big time.

    [–]Lonely_Chemistry60 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    In theory, humanity is already at a point where we could be a global post scarcity society.

    You're bang on, the powers that be chose to continue with the status quo system. Reality is, there's more than enough land, food, resources etc for everyone.

    [–]BigTitsNBigDicks 20 points21 points  (7 children)

    Who is we. Do you run the FED? I dont. 'We' would be better off if the FED stopped printing, but the FED would be worse off, so they chose to print

    [–]MatchesMalone66 17 points18 points  (5 children)

    What do you mean the Fed would be worse off? They don't have personal stakes in this

    [–]QC_Fil 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Why did he do that, he looks so happy right now. I think he just wanted to bring life to other people.

    [–]terqui2 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    The usd accounts for over 40% of global trade. Everyone has stakes in this

    [–]MatchesMalone66 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    In that sense yes of course agreed, things would be a shitshow for everyone if we had another major financial collapse. I more meant in comparison to everyone else like the initial post mentioned.

    [–]comeback79 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    We wanted to have a lot of money to be honest. We wanted to be successful to provide all of the things we needed to. We also have to work hard for it

    [–]PurpleSausage77 1378 points1379 points  (23 children)

    He’s Fuckin hysterical. Lmao RIP, Legend

    [–]Clear-Struggle-7867 279 points280 points  (6 children)

    I laughed so hard..."I just ran into some bad sub-prime, ya kno" bahahha

    [–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (3 children)

    “Just a taste…”


    [–]Risley 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    …..2.5 trillion dollars

    I fucking started wheezing with laughter

    [–]mattaw2001 64 points65 points  (8 children)

    Even as early stuff was such a joy.

    [–]jaso5l 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    It was. I never get bored watching this clip. This always makes me smile and laugh at the same time. This will never get old, that's the truth

    [–]AlbertaNorth1 9 points10 points  (6 children)

    I’ve never seen anything of his that wasn’t at least enjoyable. Not everything was top notch but every drama was well acted and every comedy got at least a few laughs. He really was the GOAT.

    [–]HOLY_HUMP3R 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    Dead Poets Society and Good Morning, Vietnam get to me every time. He had such range.

    [–]cryptocoinleeds 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    If you really comedy actor, it was so natural for you to deliver those kind of words. That's why it was so natural to watch and makes us happy about it.

    [–]hggyyghhhhred 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    The conversations is so funny, it was just a simple conversation that it makes a lot of impact to the man in front of him. He is really a legend

    [–]thealiensguy 14 points15 points  (4 children)

    Honestly hes just telling the truth. Its just so fucked up that people are actually out there like this and Robin sees this and its actually depressing as fuck. Comedians like him arent just trying to be funny they are CRYING OUT that the system is FUCKED. RIP to an absolute legend. Mental health is real, look out for your peeps

    [–]JmaSantos 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    They say that whoever laugh so loud, is usually the one who suffered depression deep inside. They're just showing their bright side to other people but to be honest they're not

    [–]braiinfried 1382 points1383 points  (33 children)

    I would trade all the bankers in the world to get that man back

    [–]Science_Quiet 229 points230 points  (21 children)

    And like 3 lawyers. Miss RW.

    [–]kritipa 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    People really acknowledges his existence before. I was so proud of him that despite of anxiety and depression, still do something good for people

    [–]Rampage_900 76 points77 points  (17 children)

    Don’t forget a few cops and politicians 😂

    [–]Cricketot 45 points46 points  (1 child)

    Living in fantasy land over here; where you get Robin Williams back AND get rid of all the bankers.

    [–]Iron_Bob 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    Too late. The FED traded him for a 2008 do-over

    [–]Futanari_waifu 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    I would trade all the bankers in the world to get a cockroach I squashed as a kid back.

    [–]one5280high 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    I will risk all of my savings to getting back. He's really a true contributor of this country. Than who has the position on the government. He deserve to live longer

    [–]No_Tea_9845 113 points114 points  (3 children)

    I just need 2.5 trillion dollars.. I’ll pay ya back 😂

    [–]PinguPingublogs his feelings using tears 9 points10 points  (2 children)

    [–]DragonSlayerC 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    The government actually made a profit from that

    [–]nahteviro 692 points693 points  (21 children)

    Damn I almost forgot how much I miss RW.

    [–]prestigious_delay_7 308 points309 points  (19 children)

    Robin Williams' death was the first celebrity death to make me feel loss and sadness. Until his death, I'd never felt that way about someone I'd never personally met.

    It's tragic that he seemed to have gone through so much internal conflict and struggle alone while bringing so much joy and laughter to everyone around him. He was truly an art of his craft unlike anyone else.

    [–]ignatious__reilly 121 points122 points  (4 children)

    I was flying when Robin passed away. When the plan landed everyone turned on their phones and you could hear all the rings going off. There was a gasp as everyone read the news. I remember as I was walking off the plane you could visibly see people crying. He touched generations of people, young and old. He is truly missed.

    [–]bmeisler 34 points35 points  (3 children)

    I was actually visiting LA and was driving past the Comedy Store and the marquee read RIP Robin and I was like, WTF, no way! I never met him, but I lived in the same town, and it seems like I was the only one who hadn’t, eg, a good friend was his yoga instructor, etc. everyone said he was the nicest guy you’d ever meet.

    [–]GitEmSteveDave 47 points48 points  (1 child)

    It's tragic that he seemed to have gone through so much internal conflict and struggle alone...

    He did not. He was suffering from a terminal disease and the inevitable outcome caused him to end his life on his terms rather than the diseases. He recognized what was happening to him and was unable to do anything about it, like attending a friends birthday party and then he and his wife spending hours afterwards fighting his brain b/c it told him his friend was in danger and he needed to drive there to save him. His wife wrote an open letter to his doctors and the world and explained part of what he was going through. It's called The Terrorist Inside My Husbands Brain.

    [–]Particular-Bike-9275 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    100%. I see clips like this and it makes me so sad that he’s no longer with us.

    I feel like the entire world could have really used him during the pandemic. He added so much charm to life. I miss him.

    [–]Claeyt 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Robin's long time agent declared that the 1 and a half hour interview at the Actor's Studio was his funniest moment. If you haven't seen it, watch it:


    [–]Stinkpretzel 173 points174 points  (2 children)

    I just need some liquidity ya know what I'm say'n

    [–]taafbawl 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    y'all got any more of that liquidity.

    [–]PNVVJAY 50 points51 points  (0 children)

    RIP the great

    [–]Present-Champion1124dat chick with da tiny dick 44 points45 points  (0 children)

    What a treasure he was. Damn I miss him.

    [–]ChickenMan985 279 points280 points  (22 children)

    This is good. But can you imagine the absolute fucking field day George Carlin would have had during Covid and all this?

    [–]BadMofoWallet 218 points219 points  (19 children)

    Lmao Carlin, would totally be like “I love the pandemic, it’s my kind of thing to happen to humanity, and all these people arguing about masks and vaccines, listen, I don’t give 2 shits what you do, just know that I will be coughing everywhere I go, not because I’m sick, but I just want all you fuckers to stay away from me. This pandemic is a dream come true, I don’t have to talk to anyone anymore, I could start hacking my fucking lungs out and everyone would start clearing my side of the store”

    [–]warrenfgerald 60 points61 points  (13 children)

    Bill Burr has a bit like this about his pitbull, and how awesome it is that everyone leaves him alone when he walks that dog around the neighborhood.

    [–]witcherstrife 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    One thing I “hate” about my dog is he looks like a goddamn model. Every man woman and child needs to come over and say something or ask what breed he is. He loves people but I’ve started saying “oh sorry he’s not friendly” and they look at me and say “oh but he looks friendly” lmal

    [–]HorrorMakesUsHappy 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    "And I'll tell ya somethin. We need MORE pandemics. Like, maybe one every nine or ten years. Not too often, but often enough that people won't forget about 'em, ya know? Little Johnny might be scared about his first one, but fuck it, if he lives through it, he'll know what to do for the next one. And if he doesn't, well, that's just one less kid for the politicians to fuck over, right?"

    "So by the time you're an adult you'll have lived through two or three of these, and you'll know: you just leave people the fuck alone. As long as they're not hurting anybody, you just leave 'em the fuck alone."

    [–]PepticulcerAss Aficionado 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Chat gpt got your back:

    [Scene: A dark, smoky comedy club. A spotlight shines on the stage as George Carlin walks up to the microphone, wearing his signature all-black outfit.]

    George Carlin: "Ladies and gentlemen, you know what I've been thinking about lately? The fing COVID pandemic. Yeah, that's right, the one that turned our world into a shshow. I mean, you've gotta love how it made people reveal their true f**ed-up colors, right?"

    [The audience laughs and claps.]

    George Carlin: "So, there we were, stuck in our homes for months, wearing masks and washing our hands like it was a godd**n religion. And you know what's funny? People who couldn't even spell 'pandemic' suddenly became experts on the subject. Overnight, every Tom, Dick, and Harry was an epidemiologist! Or should I say, 'Epidickmiologist'?"

    [Audience laughs]

    George Carlin: "And you remember those conspiracy nutjobs? Oh boy, they had a field day with this one! 5G towers, Bill F*ing Gates, microchips up our asses - you name it! It's like they were competing to see who could come up with the most batsh insane story!"

    [Audience chuckles]

    George Carlin: "But let's not forget about toilet paper. Oh no, we can't forget about toilet paper! It was like people lost their fing minds. I mean, how much do you have to be shing to need that much toilet paper?!"

    [Audience roars with laughter]

    George Carlin: "I'll tell you something, folks. You learn a lot about human nature during a crisis. Some people stepped up and helped their neighbors, while others hoarded hand sanitizer like it was f*ing liquid gold. I mean, really? We're in the middle of a pandemic, and you're worried about turning a profit off people's misery? That's humanity for you - a big, steaming pile of selfish sh!"

    [Audience nods and laughs]

    George Carlin: "And don't even get me started on the f***ing politicians. Did you notice how they suddenly became 'concerned' about our health? It's funny how quickly they can shift gears when their approval ratings are on the line, huh? I swear, they'd sell their own mothers for a few extra points in the polls!"

    [Audience chuckles and claps]

    George Carlin: "But you know what? We survived it, folks. We're still here. And maybe, just maybe, we've learned something from all of this. Or, more likely, we'll forget about it in a few months and go back to our old ways, screwing each other over like it's going out of style. Because that's what we do best."

    [The audience laughs and applauds as George Carlin takes a bow and leaves the stage.]

    [–]Daymanic 121 points122 points  (19 children)

    Robin was a treasure, but man does the way he delivers this bit reminds me of Mitch Hedberg

    [–]MassimoOsti 83 points84 points  (17 children)

    That’s purely because Hedberg was, in fact, a coke addict.

    [–]bmeisler 61 points62 points  (11 children)

    So was Robin. He got clean and relapsed 2-3 times. Watch him on any performance say before 1985, he’s coked out of his gourd - he even made coke jokes! He slowed down from 200mph to about 150 after he quit.

    [–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    His sets in the 70s were legendary. Coke fueled legendary

    [–]catscanmeow 3 points4 points  (5 children)

    i think thats the reason he had lewy body dementia, which eventually caused him to take his own life.

    Coke binges in your youth which cause you to pull all nighters is definitely not ideal for brain health.

    [–]Snuhmeh 11 points12 points  (4 children)

    Hedberg loved the heroin, actually.

    [–]alxmartin 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    I also need 805 billion dollars by Tuesday.

    [–]Half_Past_Five 207 points208 points  (13 children)

    The difference is those in power have been working on dividing us with hate for over a decade.

    So it’s highly unlikely that there will be another occupy Wall Street movement or anything similar because people are now even more easily controlled by their favorite politician.

    [–]GoldmanSachsGary 80 points81 points  (6 children)

    over a decade 🤣

    I would at least add two zeros to it and then some more

    [–]M0rtecai 56 points57 points  (2 children)

    They have been working on dividing us for over a decade00

    [–]HotdogsArePate 19 points20 points  (1 child)


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    [–]Ikea_desklamp 43 points44 points  (3 children)

    Occupy wall street scared the shit out of the rich and powerful. Is it any wonder since then, the cultural focus for debate and division has gone everywhere except class? Race, gender, religion... the true enemy has always been the 0.1%.

    [–]blafsblafs 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Happy to find more moments like these with this man. He gave us so much.

    [–]doizecedoizero 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    He looks so happy, i mean the guy in front of him just keep on laughing. I never seen this before but i'm so lucky that happy that i have opportunity to witness it

    [–]flanle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    How often has Charlie Rose laughed like that on camera? Not very often. Robin could make anyone laugh.

    [–]Azeroth7 68 points69 points  (24 children)

    And just like addicts they can only operate because of people enabling them. Our solution would be to not use banks. I wonder what we could use instead. Reminds me of a quote I read somewhere...

    The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks

    [–]harm_fu 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Miss that guy

    [–]robot_handjob 40 points41 points  (4 children)

    The music was better in 2008

    [–]GromaceAndWallit 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Ice cold take. Death Grips hadn't released Money Store, Kendrick Lamar and Tylerthe Creator hadn't saved hip-hop, 100gecs just dropped a banger last week. Music stays moving.

    [–]RainSubstantial9373 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    No difference really, change the names

    [–]Electronic_Permit300 28 points29 points  (3 children)

    Money Printer fired up for PPP and Bank Bailouts, but Student Loan Forgiveness? Sorry we ran out of ink again.

    [–]Whowutwhen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    They made their choices!! /s

    [–]Feetus_Spectre 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Goddamn, this guy understood. Miss you robin

    [–]Man-with_the_Plan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I need this clip

    [–]Titleist718MB 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    This is Gold. RIP our Friend

    [–]fernv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I’m so fucking sad and happy after watching this, thanks dick

    [–]A007Bear 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    RW had that mans funny button and he was mashing it like Street Fighter. That interviewer was gonna have some sore laughing muscles before long.

    The craft. OMG.

    [–]Fast-Cow8820 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Trump is the one who rolled back Dodd/Frank and made this possible, so Republicans have absolutely zero right to complain about any of this.

    [–]Modelminorityperson 25 points26 points  (4 children)

    If he pulled that joke today, he would be canceled so hard.