I just read on Google News that the amazingly talented ventriloquist Paul Winchell, who voiced my favorite character in the Winnie The Pooh [Warning: Flash intensive] series - Tigger. Tigger always made that show so upbeat and optimistic, even when Pooh and Piglet were down in the dumps.
Here's something I didn't know - Winchell was also the voice of Dick Dastardly of Dastardly & Muttley (I still remember that sneaky laugh) fame.
Here's to you, Paul. You made a lot of kids laugh in your lifetime ... a man can do a lot worse with his life.