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 Post subject: RIP Harvey Pekar
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:17 pm 
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Honui Moai
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World class Ohioian Harvey Pekar, dead at 70 today.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/07 ... nd_ha.html

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Harvey Pekar
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Another genius lost.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Harvey Pekar
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:25 pm 
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Ahh, that's the saddest thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for letting us know. RIP Harvey.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Harvey Pekar
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:28 pm 
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To me, he was the last of the few counter culture greats.
Rest in peace Harvey.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Harvey Pekar
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:54 am 
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Aside from the comics, I enjoyed him on Letterman.
A sad, sad loss.

I especially hate hearing about losing people to cancer.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Harvey Pekar
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:08 pm 
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We watched "American Splendor" (the movie) last night in his honor. Like Harvey, I'm a plebeian in the medical records field, so it was all very therapeutic....


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Harvey Pekar
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:59 am 
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This=Sad

I enjoyed his comics...loved his Letterman appearances.


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