Let us take a moment of silence for the recent losses to the entertainment world ... Thank you.

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Within the past week, two individuals lost their lives that had significant roles on stage and the silver screen.

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield and - just yesterday - Superman himself ... Christopher Reeve. Both passed away after lengthy illnesses. Dangerfield battled complications from surgery to replace a heart valve, while Reeve slipped into a coma after going into cardiac arrest.

Dangerfield was absolutely hilarious with his self-depreciating jokes, and his "I don't get no respect" line was a classic.

Starring in movies such as "Caddyshack," "Back to School" and "Meet Wally Sparks," Dangerfield showed his true genius for - not only comedic acting, but - also funny as heck humor.

Reeve - on the other hand - was practically the innovator of superhero characters being portrayed on film. His four "Superman" movies - co-starring the equally legendary Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor - are classics and are currently out on DVD.

The two will be sorely missed.

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Lastly, some final words of rant for the week ... can anyone please explain to me how it is that people do not know how to parallel park or obey simple traffic procedures.

I have said this before, but it will never get tired ... there is plenty of space on Bridge Street to park four cars in the indented area spaces, yet people still take up too much room thereby allowing just three cars to park.

As far as the traffic procedures, does any one use a turn signal anymore? It is that lever on the left side of your steering wheel that can be pushed up or down to make an arrow light in your dash flash.

Try it some time ...

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Finally, this is the time of year that I enjoy most.

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and the New York Yankees are about to move on to another World Series.

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Jason Feather is the Managing Editor of The Phoenix. You are feel free to contact him at jfeather@phoenixvillenews.com.

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