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Casey Kasem is dead

 
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On the other hand



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject: Casey Kasem is dead Reply with quote

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Casey Kasem, the resonant voice of Top 40 radio and a vocal fixture on cartoon programs for the past 40 years, has died, according to his daughter. He was 82.

Kasem died Sunday of Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia. Daughter Kerri Kasem confirmed her father’s death in a Facebook post on Father’s Day.


Well, what can you say. A ubiquitous part of our youth, for those of a certain age. Scooby-Doo, America's Top 40, and I wasn't aware that he had done voices for Sesame Street.

And he was also an activist on behalf of Arab-Amercian rights and other political issues.

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Kasem was also an outspoken advocate on issues. A member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, he was critical of Hollywood's portrayal of Arabs in film. His activism was not limited. In 1989, he told then-USA TODAY columnist Larry King that one of his "proudest moments" was being arrested for protesting a nuclear weapons installation. "I'd do it again, gladly," Kasem told King.



Though this would have to be my favorite performce...

Casey roasting Don Rickles

(Rickles was known for telling ethnic jokes.)

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Chaparrastique



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Casey Kasem is dead Reply with quote

On the other hand wrote:
And he was also an activist on behalf of Arab-Amercian rights


How about the rights of arabs in arab countries? That would be a more pressing concern.
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catman



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His voice was part of my childhood in the 80's.
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Old Painless



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Keep your feet on the ground, but keep reaching for the stars"

I'll never forget that part. And the long distance dedications.
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rollo



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently he was well liked by people in the industry and well respected. Guy stayed employed in a very tough market. Great voice.
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