The last BlackBerry employee Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 4:57 am. PT Written by Dave Mark Dave Foley, from The Kids in the Hall, presents his take on the end for BlackBerry. Poignant. Blackberry Meltdown with Dave Foley from Dave Foley John Shum Perfectly cast. David Foley kinda mirrors Blackberry. They’re both once-great but now in the gutter, and they’re both scary and desperate. Moeskido Are you not happy with Foley’s more recent work? John Shum Ever since I saw him shilling for Texas hold ‘em poker tournaments on TV, my heart died a little. Haven’t been following his career since then. Saw him cameo on TV once or twice and felt nothing but pity for him. I will always love him in New Radio. Moeskido Poor disappointed you. Sir Laurence Olivier did a tv commercial for Polaroid in the mid 1970s, and was asked about it by a mortified American movie star. I believe it might have been Dustin Hoffman. Olivier looked down his nose and gave the boy a fairly short lecture about what it means to be a working actor. Even if you’re Shakespearean-trained and famous. Foley is no less talented than he was when you respected him. He’s making a living in his chosen profession, and probably can’t afford to live up to your lofty standards. John Shum Wow, what brought that on? I did not insinuate that he’s any less talented than he ever was. He does still elicit laughs from me in his latest acts. I have to admit he’s appearing more maniacal as ever. But as most people do, I simply moved on to other entertainers. I certainly do not despise him. When I said “pity” I didn’t mean I stopped respecting him as an actor. I simply feel that his talents could be far better served. There are plenty of entertainers whose talents deteriorate significantly over time. I wasn’t implying that he’s one of them. Also, my standards are nowhere near “lofty”. If my comment somehow offended you, it was unintentional. However, I stand by my opinions. Moeskido Pardon me. I saw you describe Foley as “once-great,” “in the gutter” and “scary and desperate,” and figured you were making a judgment of some kind. Glad to see you walk it back. Kip Beatty As I’m not a Canadian, to me he’ll always be Dave Foley from “News Radio”. Mother Hydra no Kids in the Hall love? I’m not Canadian but damn do I love that show, especially the chicken lady. yeah. Kip Beatty No, I liked Kids in the Hall. It’s just that when I see Dave Foley I’m instantly reminded of “News Radio” as opposed to most Canadians I know who immediately think “Kids in the Hall.” Kip Beatty And FWIW, News Radio is one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time. Particularly the seasons with Phil Hartman. Mother Hydra Yes, I need to go back and watch precisely for Phil- the guy was a comedy genius. Moeskido Newsradio was indeed very good. But Kids in the Hall was what SNL should have been. Moeskido I love Dave Foley and this is perfect. Tom Gregory Guess I’m in the minority here. Found it neither funny nor poignant. Struggled to watch to the end. http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow “Just.. fuckin’ tell us what you want, America, don’t be such a bitch about it.” Funny.