“How Can You Kill Him?”

“How Can You Kill Him?”

Alan Shore (Boston Legal)
Season 1, Episode 17
Written by David E. Kelley

“How Can You Kill Him? – Closing Argument

Zeke Borns never had a chance. He was rounded up as a teenager, thrown in a cell while he was still doped up on drugs, brow-beaten and interrogated, until his IQ of eighty was overcome, he confessed to a crime he had no memory of, still has no memory of, for which there is no evidence, other than two witnesses who saw him pumping gas around the time of the murder. He was given a coked-up lawyer, who admittedly did nothing. I’m now before nine presumably intelligent people in the justice business, who have the benefit of knowing all of this. Add to that, you know DNA places somebody else at the scene, and you’re indifferent! You don’t care! Whether you believe in my client’s innocence, and I’ll assume, with all due respect, may it please the court, that you don’t! You cannot be sure of his guilt! You simply cannot! And failing that, how can you kill him? How can you kill him?

Boston Legal – How can you kill him? (Alan Shore)

Writer/ Creator: David E. Kelley Director: Matt Shakman Actors: James Spader; William Shatner Release date: March 20, 2005 Episode 17, Season 1: Death Be Not Proud Distributed by: ABC/ 20th Century Fox Television Owned and licensed by: ABC/ 20th Century Fox Television

And I would sincerely, sincerely, sincerely, hope that you don’t penalize my client, simply because his lawyers happen to be from Massachusetts – the home of the New England Patriots, who could kick ass over any football team you’ve got in the good state of Texas. May it please the court.

On Indifference – Robin Williams

What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity and decency and, god forbid, maybe even humour. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.

On Indifference – Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams
Born July 21, 1951 – Died August 11, 2014
American stand-up comedian and actor

On Indifference – Robin Williams – Tributes

Robin Williams’ death was instant global news. The entertainment world, friends, and fans responded to his death through social and other media outlets.

His wife, Susan Schneider, said: “I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”

His daughter Zelda Williams responded to his death by stating that the “world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence”.

U.S. President Barack Obama said of Williams: “He was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.”

On Indifference – Robin Williams – “Patch Adams”

Patch Adams (8/10) Movie CLIP – You Treat a Person (1998) HD

Patch Adams movie clips: http://j.mp/1uuZQn3 BUY THE MOVIE: http://amzn.to/uhjb7y Don’t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: Patch (Robin Williams) gives a speech to the Medical Board saying that doctors should not only fight death, they should fight indifference.

On Indifference – Robin Williams – “Life In The Right Direction”

I would like to thank Peter Whiting, the author of the blog, “Life In The Right Direction” for his inspiration – in general – and in allowing me to focus on this Patch Adams to celebrate the third anniversary of Robin’s death.

“There’s Someone In My Head”

“There’s Someone In My Head”

Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett
Born January 6, 1946 – Died July 7, 2006)
British musician, composer, singer-songwriter, painter, founder member of the band Pink Floyd.

“There’s Someone In My Head” – Drugs and Schizophrenia.

Through late 1967 and early 1968, Barrett’s behaviour became increasingly erratic and unpredictable, partly as a consequence of his reported heavy use of psychedelic drugs, most prominently LSD. There is also much speculation that he suffered from schizophrenia.

In December 1967, the group added guitarist David Gilmour as the fifth member of Pink Floyd. Gilmour already knew Barrett, having studied with him at Cambridge Tech in the early 1960s.

Working with Barrett eventually proved too difficult, and matters came to a conclusion in January while en route to a performance in Southampton when a band member asked if they should collect Barrett.

According to David Gilmour, the answer was “Nah, let’s not bother.” This signaled the end of Barrett’s tenure with Pink Floyd.

“There’s Someone In My Head” – “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”

One of the more notable events during the recording of “Wish You Were Here” occurred on June 5, 1975. The band were in the process of completing the final mix of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” when an overweight man with shaven head and eyebrows, and holding a plastic bag, entered the room.

Roger Waters, who was working in the studio, initially did not recognise him. Richard Wright was also mystified by the identity of the visitor, presumed he was a friend of Waters’ and asked him, but soon realised that it was Syd Barrett. David Gilmour initially presumed he was an EMI staff member. Nick Mason also failed to recognise him and was “horrified” when Gilmour identified him.

“There’s Someone In My Head” – David Gilmour

David Gilmour on Syd Barrett, Mental Illness & Fame

Legendary Pink Floyd guitarist, vocalist and writer David Gilmour recalls replacing Syd Barrett and the often dangerous intersection between age, mental illness and fame in this Talk Show highlight hosted by Harper Simon.