What a Rip Off

in Hits & Misses by
“I outlived Rip Torn?
This calls for some confetti!
Wait… I’m feeling an odd, twitching”
sensation coming on.”

Rip Taylor
Comedian, actor, fruitcake.
January 13, 1935 – October 6, 2019.
Age 84 years.

Most recognized for: The absurdly flamboyant Mr. Taylor wielded a special brand of self-deprecating humor whilst fanning himself with his toupee and throwing confetti everywhere. Since the 1960’s, he’s made random appearances everywhere from “The Ed Sullivan Show” to “Jackass” and even grand marshalled a pride parade or two. But complications stemming from a nasty seizure let the reaper claim 2 Rips in 1 trip around the sun.