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  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

To me, Don Pardo was the voice of SNL (and Jeopardy, early on) and his passing tonight, at age 96, marks the end of an era. When my brother Mike was on SNL (1989–95) I got to chat with a track suited Don Pardo at the craft services table at 8H. His voice was TV. You know, I always kid that the saddest part of my never becoming a huge rockstar (ha ha) was that I will never get to hear Don Pardo say “and MEW-sical guest Paul Myers,” but I DID get to hear Don Pardo say my brother’s name for 6 seasons on SNL. We knew Mike had made it when Pardo said his name on live TV. We’ll not see his likes again.

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