In Memoriam: Robin Williams (1951-2014)


Williams as Peter Pan in Hook (1993.)  I loved him this way, halfway between suburban dad and mythical figure.

We here at Pretty Nerdy Things wanted to pay tribute to the late, great Mr. Williams by trying to help someone else.  The kind, gentle and funny man who taught us to crow, and that you can’t wish for more wishes, and to stand on desks to prove a point would have wanted it this way.

Please, if you need help, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

To donate your time or money to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, visit

Since we tend to be Philadelphia-focused, please consider donating to or attending the Out of the Darkness Walk on October 5.

Thank you, Captain.