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Old 4th November 2014, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default Click (or is it Clack) of the Tappett Brothers has died

Tom Magliozzi, Click or Clack of the Tappett Brothers, has died.

Of all the uses of my audio equipment, Car Talk on NPR has always been my favorite.
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Old 4th November 2014, 12:28 AM   #2
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Man... That's a sad day. Those two guys were fun to listen to.

~Tom
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He died this morning unfortunately, apparently of something related to complications of Alzheimer's.. He was 77yrs old.. Ray is quite a bit younger. I really enjoyed the show in its original run.. I had friends who were customers of theirs, apparently quite as entertaining as the show, and they were quite good at fixing the really difficult problems.
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Moved to more appropriate venue.
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I recall the episode in which they explained the reason that some birds preferred to poop on certain cars and not others.

I think that the show was the largest revenue contributor to NPR, and folks started to worry 2 years ago.
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My son was on years ago, I wish I had a picture. He called and asked them what they thought of putting a skylight in our Caprice wagon with a sawsall. He did it anyway, quite a disaster. He also painted it with cans of ugly green Krylon and we kept it until it lost reverse.
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his infectious laughter and alimony payments will be widely missed

and don't drive like my brother
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Attn MIT grads -- here is a link to the 1999 Commencement Address:

Transcript of the Magliozzis' commencement address | MIT News

One of my good friends answered "The Puzzler" correctly.
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Tom: “Would you mind explaining how your Chevy Suburban ended up in the lake?”
Lady Caller: Well, the sun was in my eyes, so I pulled the sun-visor down, and that’s when I noticed a huge spider was behind it.”
Tom: “huge?”
Lady Caller: “…well I thought it was pretty big! Then it lowered itself down from the visor on a silk strand, and it was directly in front of my eyes, swinging back and forth, and I started screaming, and …….”
Tom: “…..and that’s when you “lost it”, and drove your car part way into the lake!”
Lady Caller: “Yep!”

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