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Old 11-08-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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To all that posted your tributes here, I hope the family will one day come across this thread and notice how well liked Tom was. Thanks.
The tribute on NPR today was excellent. It was the entertainment factor was the best part of the show.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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The ever fun, co-host of "Car Talk" Tom Magliozzi - the click of "Click and Clack - The Tappet Brothers" has passed away.

NPR has lost a star.

'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77 : The Two-Way : NPR

Being your stereotypical female who knows nothing about cars - and never cared to - I still listened to their show if it was on when I turned on the radio. I am partial: They are from near Cambridge, I think one of them had a shop in that city and they are alums from my father's university, MIT, which, by the way, is in Cambridge, as well. Their humor was very corny but both were complete gentlemen, kind and they were intelligent (if not, apparently, up to date in their advice). Since I lived near Cambridge, we saw their office in Harvard Square: Dewey, Cheatem and Howe, facing the Harvard Coop and the T station. I cannot imagine how hard it must be for the surviving brother to have lost Tom. RIP. My condolences to the family.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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I have no doubt they are, but after that frozen pizza comes out of the oven I'm sure they'll be watching fail army.
I loved the program.

I do not enter RIP threads to knock the dead. I keep my mouth shut.

Sorry you think its ok to urinate on someone's grave.

RIP Tom. Thanks for all the laughter, Stump the Chumps, the puzzler, and so much more.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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The tribute on NPR today was excellent. It was the entertainment factor was the best part of the show.
Yes indeed it was.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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I knew little to nothing about cars so I never noticed. I just knew that they kept me entertained while listening to them discuss a subject that I normally wouldn't care to hear discussed.
That's why they had the feature Stump the Chumps.

Was their advice any better or worse than you local high school dropout mechanic, or even the folks at your dealership?

What's that old joke? What do doctors and auto mechanics have in common? Both are licensed to practice!
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