11/12/14

JOE PYNE MEETS JERRY RUBIN AND GODFREY CAMBRIDGE


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Below are two very different Joe Pyne moments. The first is with activist, anti-war hero, Yippie leader and later inventor of the energy drink WOW! Jerry Rubin. Pyne, predictably, hates Rubin who is nervous, inarticulate and cowed by Pyne's contempt. He walks off the show while on air which maybe a commonplace daytime talk-show event to us now, but back then was exciting and unusual television. Next, you see a much more charming and genial Pyne interviewing comedian/actor Godfrey Cambridge. Strangely all three men died premature and idiotic deaths; Pyne at age 45 from smoking too much, Rubin at fifty-something from jaywalking across Wilshire Blvd. and getting hit by a car, and Cambridge at 43 from a heart attack while filming a movie in which he was playing Idi Amin. Upon hearing of Cambridge's death, Amin issued a statement saying that it was "punishment from God."





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