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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    http://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/357428287/tom-magliozzi-popular-co-host-of-nprs-car-talk-dies-at-77


    Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.

    Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles….
     
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    Oh man! I am so sorry to hear this news. "Car Talk" has been one of my favorite programs for many years. Back in 1989 we took cassette recordings of two of their programs to use in the English as a second language classes at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China.

    I would not wish Alzheimer's on my worst enemy.
     
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    It's a sad thing. Had a great radio personality.

    What's curious is I've yet to meet anyone who didn't like Car Talk. Something about its amiable and joyful characteristic. Funny guys and genuinely loved by their broader community.
     
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    You mean you infilicted a working class Boston accent on unsuspecting ESL students? Or was it to show how accent isn't a big deal in English? (considering the contrasts between the Brothers and their callers).
     
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    Sorry news. Always enjoyed the show. Was not aware of his condition.
     
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    I loved their weekly column. Still miss them, and was sorry to hear he died. The brothers Magliozzi were funny, witty and they knew their trade.
     
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    I have dozens of Car Talk podcasts on my ipod but I didn't realize he was sick.

    My son did some work for an elderly neighbor in exchange for an old car that had been sitting in her field for 40 years.

    We never called the show but we learned a lot that we put to use in restoring that car.

    I've probably bought a couple dozen CDs over the years, just based on hearing the bumper music on that show.
     
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