Think Thin Thursday ~ The Lighter Side of "Resistance" Training

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John Pinette  1964 - 2014

His resume' is long and storied from Broadway, movies, television and of course as a stand-up comedian. Usually making lite of his stature and weight in his routines and also his love of food, his passing was a shock at the young age of fifty.

John died of natural causes as a result of a pulmonary embolism. He was trying to be more healthy and had lost over a hundred pounds from what I've read. A couple of minor surgeries may have exacerbated his weakened condition and he let his Twitter followers know he was going to take a break. His tweet went something like this. "I didn't give myself enough time to heal this past fall and it has caught up to me but I'm on the mend and I promise to hit the stage as soon as humanly possible so I can once again have the honor of making you all laugh.


He was unable to fulfill that promise!

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Comments (5)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

He was a wonderful comedien and we were deprived of a real talent when he died so young.

Jun 21, 2018 05:05 AM
Kevin J. May

He truly took his comedy to heart which made him a huge (no pun intended) success although nuch of his subject matter at the same time caused his demise. RIP John!

Jun 21, 2018 05:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kevin. Seldom listen to videos posted here in the Rain due to time constraints. Listened to this one. Now, when I quit laughing, I will be out of time to spend more time here. Thanks for this. It is truly funny. I will be use follwing the law the next time I am told I should start working out. Enjoy your day!

Jun 21, 2018 05:09 AM
Kevin J. May

I have to have a very good reason to show a video that runs longer than a minute and John Pinette earned hours of my viewing time without the blink of an eye. Let me know if you break that law, I want to know how?

Jun 21, 2018 05:44 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kevin J. May so sad and at such a young age..... all I can think of is "I dodged that bullet" because I focused on getting healthy.... I had weight loss surgery and never looked back.... now I'm enrolling in a personal trainer program with the main goal of getting certified and training weight surgery people....most never hit their ideal weight.... and end up gaining it all back... focus and discipline...first requirements..... being mindful everyday.... 

John Pinette was funny, but there was nothing funny about what he truly experienced.... he masked it with humor.... very sad.

Jun 21, 2018 05:43 AM
Kevin J. May

My belief is that everyone eventually comes to their personal point of realization they must change! Whether they reach it in time is the question. Your leading by example is going to save lives Barbara. That mantra of "being mindful every day" should be your Warrior cry. Congratulations always!

Jun 21, 2018 06:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kevin J. May,

This is one of the funniest videos I've seen in a long time! Thank you for introducing us to John Pinnette!

Jun 21, 2018 05:45 AM
Kevin J. May

His delivery is at the top of the chart Dorie. Always a favorite, enjoy!

Jun 21, 2018 06:13 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kevin. I didn't know John but he was really funny. So sad he is gone to soon.

Jun 21, 2018 07:13 AM
Kevin J. May

He was trying to turn things around but it was too little too late for him.

Jun 21, 2018 07:36 PM