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Old 11-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default RIP Tom Magliozzi

Public Radio hasn't been the same since the retirement of Click and Clack from "Car Talk".

Complications from Alzheimer's.

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Old 11-03-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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A sad day.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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RIP Tom. I did not realize they had retired from the show in 2012. I thought they were playing new shows up until today. They must have had a lot in the bank.

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Old 11-03-2014, 06:20 PM   #4
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Oh! that was likely the very best radio show --ever! RIP Tom..
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
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A great show but a sad day !
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:09 PM   #6
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Best show, best advise, & best laugh. RIP you crazy guy!
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #7
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I just found out recently that the show hasn't been live in years. I had been wondering why all the people who called in always had really old cars. Never failed to bring a smile!
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #8
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Dead at 77 from Alzheimer's, what a shame. Its a terrible disease, took my father at 75.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:00 PM   #9
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Great show, great guys and the greatest laugh in the world. He will be missed.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #10
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Yep, that was the only talk show I listened to. Two years ago I thought about calling them up about the problem my 1999 Olds was having, but Mitch solved it when he told me to look at the ground connection under the carpet by the driver's step plate. All the trouble started because I accidentally locked my keys in the car one time. The police used a plastic wedge on the top of the door and hooked the lock open. I never gave a thought about this sprung the top of the door just enough to let water in during a rain, and the water stayed under the carpet and very slightly corroded the bulk ground connection. Thanks Mitch!

I sure hope Click and Clack stays on the air, even if they are repeats
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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I think the most memorable exchange was the one where a woman called in and asked if she should change the oil on her Honda. The exchange went something like this.

Tom: "You say you've NEVER changed the oil - ever?"

"Nope, we have 114 thousand miles on the Honda now."

Ray: "As in NEVER-EVER changed the oil?"

"Nope - NEVER-EVER."

Tom: "I would leave it alone. You might spoil it. You've got a good thing going here and you might ruin it if you change. Just keep on driving."

So funny.

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Old 11-04-2014, 04:46 PM   #12
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I believe it was the best car-related show on the radio. I download their podcasts to my iPod and enjoy them whenever I am in the car on a trip. I have the iPod set to NOT DELETE so I have quite a number of their shows. He will be very missed by many across the car hobby.

RIP Tom.

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Old 11-04-2014, 05:50 PM   #13
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Don't drive like my brother.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #14
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and dont drive like my brother
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:35 PM   #15
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The NPR program Fresh Air rebroadcast an interview with Tom and Ray from 2001, I believe. Here is a link. After today, it may get updated with more recent shows, but you should be able to get access through this link one way or another. http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:22 AM   #16
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If you want to laugh out loud one more time, do a search for their list of "credits", Dewey, Cheatham and Howe, etc. You won't believe how many they had!
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