Tom Magliozzi, has passed away at the age of 77, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. See www.cartalk.com
I had to look that up:
Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”
My favorite NPR show.
Full obit at:
Was it possible to listen to Tommy without smiling? Not for me.
I always enjoyed the show. He will be missed.
Was this Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers?
Yes it was.
Feels like I lost a friend. Even when I didn't quite get the humor, I couldn't help but like them. May he rest in peace.
This news explains what happened a couple of years ago. Tom and Ray quit doing new shows, and since then we've been hearing repeats from earlier years. The production has been very impressive. The body of a show from February several years ago, for example, would be played during February this year, so seasonal references would fit, and Ray has continued recording break announcements containing casual references to current events. On the show aired this past weekend, he mentioned Madison Bumgarner in the World Series. The effect was the impression of current programming. It was so well done that for awhile after they stopped doing new shows I thought maybe they had decided to keep going. Sadly, that wasn't the case, and now we know why.
He may have "pasted" away or "passed" away, but he'll be missed either way.
Tomorrow, Saturday, Ray will be taking an hour to remember his brother Tom. You may want to listen in. Mike
Always enjoyed their shows - still do.
Listened to the show today. It has always been so much fun to hear Click and Clack crack each other up on the show. Ray said about Tom, "He wasn't kidding, he really couldn't remember last week's puzzler!" That's just the kind of thing that would make Tom laugh. He will be missed. Since the tappet brothers signed off and the show is now reruns, we call it "Used Car Talk"