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Star of “The Falcon and the Snowman,” Richard Dysart, died at the spry age of 86.

But Dysart wasn’t only in great movies such as “Back to the Future III,” and “The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder.”  He was also known as the old guy from “LA Law.”  The one who was pissed when Bennie got hired.

On the set of “LA Law,” he taught a young Jimmy Smits how to act, a young Jill Eikenberry to live, and a young Corbin

Oh yeah... that guy...

Oh yeah… that guy…

Bernsen how to love.

The scene in which his L.A. Law character, Leland McKenzie the founder of the successful law practice, was revealed to be in bed with competitor Rosalind Shays was ranked as the 38th greatest moment in television in an issue of Egg magazine.  ..oooohhhh…. Egg magazine!  Now that’s some doin’!

Dysart was a certified open water diver.  Closed water, however, always seemed to stymie him.  This fascinating fact comes from the IMDb trivia list on Dysart’s page.  It also includes gems such as:

He was a brother of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, which makes him part douchebag.

He Earned a Master’s degree in Speech Communication at Emerson College.  Seriously, you can get a degree in talking?  Damn, I can do that shit!

In 1990, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law.  Which was why CNN leaned on him so heavily during the OJ Simpson trial.

…frickin’ Egg magazine… that must have been such a honor….

This hit goes to: Mary!  Yes, the Girl on Fire now has more points than me, which means that she’s not pathetic.

Nancy Reagan, somehow, continues to live.

Happy pooling,


Current Standings:

Occupy the Casket: 150 – (Sir Terry Pratchett – 66, Lauren Hill – 90)

Tailgating with Jesus: 120 – (Jean Béliveau – 20, Ernie Banks – 20, Jerry Tarkanian – 20, Minnie Minoso -10, Al Rosen – 10, Chuck Bednarik – 20)

Jami: 120 – (Diem Brown – 70, Sam Simon – 50)

Anne: 70 – (Lesley Gore – 40, Joe Cocker – 30)

Gianna: 70 – (Ahmad “Real” Givens – 70)

Nikki: 60 – (Stuart Scott – 60)

Babysitter: 50 – (Leonard Nimoy – 20, Gary Gahl – 30)

The Girl on Fire: 40 – (Mario Cuomo – 20, Richard Dysart – 20)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 40 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10, Cardinal Karl Josef Becker – 20)

Fearless Ghoul Pool Administrator: 30 – (King Abdullah – 10, Joe Franklin – 20)

Anne: 30 – ()

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

Nora the Explorer: 20 – (James Best – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 – (Ralph H Baer – 10, Edward W. Brooke III – 10)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)


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