[Ads-l] QOTY possibility

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 21 00:52:41 UTC 2023

The last words didn't make it into the Times's obituary, which was
nevertheless quite entertaining.

I especially enjoyed this bit:

His life began turning around in the mid-1980s, when Mr. Belzer survived
testicular cancer, quit drugs and married Harlee McBride, a former Playboy
model and actress. In 1990, he found financial stability in a
characteristically absurd and brutal fashion. Five years earlier, Hulk
Hogan, demonstrating <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7n_SHrK408&t=8s> a
wrestling move on Mr. Belzer on TV, knocked out the comic and dropped him
headfirst to the ground. An out-of-court settlement enabled Mr. Belzer and
Ms. McBride to buy a home in France, which they called variously the Hulk
Hogan Estate and Chez Hogan.

I wonder if Hulk is taking on new experimental wrestlers; it might just be
worth the cracked skull...


P.S. Or maybe not. I just noticed on another site that Belzer later
commented to Roy Firestone about the incident with Hogan, "He came very
close to killing me. I was told by a sports medicine expert that if I had
fallen a few inches either way I could have been crippled for life, I could
have been dead."

On Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 6:47 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Actor/comedian Richard Belzer died, age 78.  His last words were "Fuck
> you, motherfucker."
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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