1949 - 2010
Famed bumbling character Quincy Magoo, died tragically this week. Mr Magoo, as he is more affectionately known, was famed for his nearsightedness and the situations he found himself in as a result. Many of us laughed and found it remarkable that he could wander around without any aide and survive a thousand near misses and close calls. Sadly, the odds were against him when he was hit by a truck, and again by a bus, while crossing Main Street. Charlie, Mr. Magoo's Chinese houseboy, is said to be the sole heir to his vast estate.
??? - 2010
The Non-Review received an exclusive tip today of the passing of that guy in the picture. Our source which wished to remain anonymous was quoted as saying, "Look at him, I mean his arm has been stripped of flesh and everything, clearly that guy's dead." Little is known about that guy, but it is believed that he lived a full life with a wife and kids. Popular conjecture suggests he may have worked in the mail room of a large complex in downtown Toronto. One thing is for certain, he may or may not be missed.
My interest in my friend's self published novel
2007 - 2010
This past Tuesday it was officially ruled that I no longer have any interest in my friend's self published novel. When I had first heard of it, I was not told it was self published, so my excitement for my friend was high. When it finally came out, I was surprised to find she had published it herself. Still, in the interest of our friendship, and curious about her skill, I purchased the book. It was decidedly not good. Still she's persisted in talking it up and pushing it around online. When it was mentioned to me this past week, I quickly killed the topic. It is survived by my overwhelming interest in another friend's paintings.
Yes peoples, Moochie is alive and well. Child star of many Disney films in the 50's and 60's, Corcoran is best known for his roles in Old Yeller, Toby Tyler, Pollyanna and of course for his running character Moochie. After breaking from acting Corcoran attended college before returning to television, this time behind the camera. He has had a hand as assistant director in a number of shows including, Quantum Leap, Murder She Wrote, and Providence. But in the hearts and minds of those at the Non-Review, he'll always be that bratty kid we wanted to smack. No, seriously, Moochie was sociopath. Nevertheless a full salute to one of the great Disney legends.