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Old 11-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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Nooo! One of the Car Talk guys passed!

I'm sure I'm not the only Tar Talk fan on here. Tom Magliozzi, the older bearded of the two, recently died of complications from Alzheimers at 77. I always marveled at how that radio show could make me laugh out loud, and no TV show seems to be able to achieve that.
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I always marveled at how that radio show could make me laugh out loud...
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He had some seriously infectious laughter...
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:00 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that. Hate to see any car-guys leave us...

Remind me, was he Click or Clack?
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #4
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It was a great show. That laugh!
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:14 PM   #5
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Just read the notice myself - always had a great time listening to the show.


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so sad. loved listening to them. even if you knew nothing about cars they were entertaining. He had a great laugh.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:23 PM   #7
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:26 PM   #8
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My local public radio channel has been continuing to run their show composed of old material weekly. I wonder if it will continue?

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Sorry to hear that. Hate to see any car-guys leave us...

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He was the one who came through your left speaker.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:30 PM   #10
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Oh, no indeed. What a great show--a delight. I had no idea Tom was ill with Alzheimer's, they only stopped making new episodes a couple of years ago.

A link to WBUR's web site with 5 audio clips. For those wondering who was who--Tom was the one with "the laugh"!

RIP--you'll be missed. "Don't drive like my brother!"
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:26 PM   #11
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Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77 : NPR
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Tom and Ray haven't done the show live for two years; Car Talk has been airing archives of old shows. Berman says Ray would like to continue doing that, as a tribute to his brother.
Was a Saturday morning automatic... in the car or at home.
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So sad, enjoy the show on Saturday mornings. RIP TomM
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:30 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear that Tom passed. I enjoyed the show. RIP
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Loved their show, RIP.
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I have never attempted to fix anything on my car, but I loved listening to those two brothers!
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I loved listening to their show. Hard to believe a couple of MIT nerds could be so funny.
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I never tuned in on my own but if DH had it on I listened and always enjoyed it. I loved the calls that started with, "It's making a grrr -calunk gedunk noise when I make a left turn" and they would figure out what it was and how to fix it.
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Sorry to hear that. Hate to see any car-guys leave us...

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Tom was Click. :-(
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I alway loved listening to their show, even though I know nothing about cars. I loved their banter and the laughing. I smiled and laughed more to that show than any other. RIP Tom and condolences to Ray.
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