Remembering Robin Williams On His 64th Birthday

Last year we lost one of the best actors for the past at least three decades. Robin Williams was a one of a kind actor that like many others I grew up with. I know him as the voice of the Genie then on to movies like ‘Jack’, ‘Good Will Hunting’, and ‘Flubber’ just to name a few, a very few. Obviously his list of credentials is a long one and many of his movies will go down as being some of the best dramas and comedies of all time. Robin’s ability to bring such happiness and light to the screen was a true gift. I am proud to be able to say that I grew up in a time where I got to see Robin Williams act.

Here are a few of his best roles, and quotes, in my own opinion of course.

– No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams
– If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. Robin Williams
– If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing. Robin Williams
– What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong. Robin Williams

Remember Ryan Knight After His Final Appearance On The Challenge

Right around Thanksgiving, just after the news of Diem Brown passing away, Ryan Knight, better known as Knight also passed away. The way he died isn’t important, it is important to remember the way that he lived and how he will be remembered on MTV for the rest of eternity.

Knight was one of those cast members that a lot of people either loved or hated, he spoke his mind and wouldn’t take shit from anyone. Personally, I loved him. I loved that he wasn’t politically correct, I loved that he would stand up for what he believed in, I mostly loved that he was the one to smack Frank. For those of you who don’t remember it was during a reunion and a clip of Frank bashing Knight’s ex-girlfriend Jemmye, Knight stood right up and gave the dude a smack.

So last night was his final appearance ever on MTV which really breaks my heart. I feel as though Knight’s death wasn’t as talked about as Diem’s was which again isn’t fair in my opinion. Both of the players always played their hearts out and seemed to be good friends off of the show.

Seeing Knight sitting with Zach telling him to throw anyone in against him was a big thing for Knight to say. He was a competitor that was for sure. He may not have been the best, or went to a final, but he still gave it all that he had which showed true character.

There was a tweet that Cara Marie sent out after the passing of Knight which I will never forget. She said “his heart was bigger than his horns.” That was something that really stuck out to me. Although he was known for causing trouble he did have a great heart. Jemmye his ex-girlfriend also stated that she was going to end her MTV career (Challenge wise at least) now since she started it with Knight, she should end it with Knight.

After following his story closely on “Real World Back to New Orleans” and then seeing him on his many seasons of The Challenge, he will be missed. His raw humor, his honesty, and that gap tooth smile.

As I stated before in the piece about Diem Brown (its here if you are interested you feel like you know these competitors. You watch them for years on your television and feel as though you see a real side of them. Watching these upcoming challenges without Diem and Knight will suck since they brought so much light to these challenges.

Knight I hope you have found your peace and those around you have as well. Thanks for all of the laughs.