Thursday, April 5, 2007

People need to start using their brains. R.I.P. Bob Clark

Ya know, nothing in this world pisses me off more than bad drivers. But whats even worse is when said bad driver goes out, gets drunk, then drives and becomes an even worse bad driver!

Seriously dumbfucks, if you plan on going out drinking, bring someone along that can drive, rent a hotel, get a taxi! Most bars now offer a free taxi ride home now if you are too wasted to drive! By all means, go out, have fun, drink, get wasted and laid. But do it using your fucking smarts! I go out drinking, but I always plan for it, if I know I have to drive, I don't drink much, Ill have a couple drinks and that be that. Or, I go out get trashed and rent a hotel I can stumble to, or a friends house.

So most of you wanna know, who is Bob Clark? Why so pissed about drunk drivers? Here is the news story below. And I will then leave you to your thoughts. So a final word from me. Go out, get drunk, have fun, party your ass off, but do it smart! Don't be a fucking dickwad like this guy and kill someone great! Ya know on the beer when it says, Do not opperate heavy machinery while drinking this. Yeah they're talking mostly about VEHICLES! DURRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! God I hate people, and this is a prime example why.......

'Christmas Story' Director Dies in Fiery Crash

Police Say Bob Clark and Son Were Killed by Drunk Driver
LOS ANGELES (April 5) - Bob Clark, whose film "A Christmas Story" became a seasonal fixture for its bittersweet cataloguing of holiday dreams and disappointments, was killed with his son in a car crash. He was 67.

Clark and Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were traveling on the Pacific Coast Highway in the Pacific Palisades when they were killed Wednesday, said Lyne Leavy, Clark's personal assistant.

Their car was struck head-on by an SUV that a drunken driver steered into the wrong lane, police said.

"It's a tragic day for all of us who knew and loved Bob Clark," said Scott Schwartz, who played the flagpole-licking character Flick in "A Christmas Story" and kept in touch with Clark over the years. "Bob was a fun-lovin', jelly-roll kinda guy who will be sorely missed."

The driver of the other vehicle, Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24, of Los Angeles was arrested and booked for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter. He was being held on $100,000 bail.

"The initial investigation has concluded that Nava was driving without a license northbound in the southbound lanes while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage," said Lt. Paul Vernon, a police spokesman.

An LAPD officer said early Thursday she didn't know if Nava had an attorney.

Clark had a prolific movie and TV directing career. He specialized in horror movies and thrillers early on, directing such 1970s movies as "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things," "Murder by Decree," "Breaking Point" and "Black Christmas," which was remade last year.

His breakout success came with 1981's sex farce "Porky's," a coming-of-age romp that he followed two years later with "Porky's II: The Next Day."

In 1983, he directed, co-produced and co-wrote "A Christmas Story," an adaptation of Jean Shepard's childhood memoir of a boy in the 1940s.

The film starred Peter Billingsly as Ralphie Parker, a young boy determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

The film was a modest theatrical success, but critics loved it. It eventually joined "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" as one of the Christmas films audiences watch year after year.

In 1994, Clark directed a forgettable sequel, "It Runs in the Family," featuring Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen and Kieran Culkin in a continuation of Shepard's memoirs.

In recent years, Clark made family comedies that were savaged by critics, including "Karate Dog," "Baby Geniuses" and its sequel, "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2."

Among Clark's other movies were Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton's "Rhinestone," Timothy Hutton 's "Turk 182!", and Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd 's "Loose Cannons."

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