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Saturday, November 25, 2023 • VOL. MMXX111 NO. 47
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About Will Durst
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice overs and most especially, stand up comedy, into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. His abiding motto is “You can’t make stuff up like this." The New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic in the country." Fox News agrees "he's a great political satirist," while the Oregonian hails him as a “hilarious stand-up journalist.” This former radio talk host, oyster shucker, and margarine smuggler currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, and his scribblings have appeared in Esquire, George, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Lampoon, The New York Times and scads of other periodicals.
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3 Still Standing
3 Still Standing
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What's News
November 25
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Everyone
September 15
Debi's GoFundMe Update
It's Been Such a Long Time
June 14
Debi's GoFundMe Update
…Summer is almost upon us
May 14
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy Mother's Day
April 12
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Hey Everybody
February 14
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone
Friday January 6
Will & Willie Podcast LIVE
3092 16th Street
San Francisco
December 30
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy New Year's Eve Eve!!
December 2
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy December Ya'll!
November 14
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Thank you One and All…
October 8
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Here we are three years and one day since Will’s stroke.
July 30
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy August Everyone!
June 12
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy (mid) June Everyone! Greetings from the best SNF in SF!!
May 10
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Greetings from rehab!!
April 14
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Hip Hip Hooray! It is the time of rebirth and new titanium for both Mr. and Mrs. Durst.
December 5
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Happy December! Who knew 2021 would almost be over so soon?
November 1
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Miracles do happen, though, and that is the miracle of your love and friendship and support…
October 1
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Also hard to believe next Thursday October 7th will be the two year anniversary of Will having his stroke.
September 6
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Will and I want to fill you in on what's been going on during the month of August.
August 1
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Will is hanging in there, despite the intense pain he's feeling in his leg.
July 2
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Will is doing well with his new Physical Therapist. She is amazing and there has been progress…
May 31
Debi's GoFundMe Update
We are still waiting to hear from St. Mary's on Will's admission to their Acute Rehab Unit.
May 3
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Will is progressing slowly. He is having more success regaining strength and movement
March 21
Debi Durst's
with Alex Bennett
March 13
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Spring is in the air! Hello everyone! Debi Durst here with your latest Will Durst update.
December 10
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Hey Everyone!
Just a quick update
on Will and his recovery.
September 30
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Hey Everyone!
Thank You One and All
for your very kind
and generous donations!
August 21
Debi's GoFundMe Update
Thank You so much
for all the donations!
March 14
Debi's GoFundMe Update
I am so humbled
and verklempt over
the kindness of friends,
and, yes, strangers
to our cause!
March 2020
GoFundMe Begins
Debi Durst, Organizer
Debi Durst here.
As some of you may
know, Will had a stroke
last October.

Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Everyone!
For those of you still eating turkey, here's a quick update on Will and his progress.
We are still going to outpatient therapy at St. Mary's---until the beginning of 2024. Dang Medicare is making us take another "time out" from therapy for at least 60 days. I wish there was a way to convey to the bean counters that not everyone recovers from a traumatic brain injury at the same rate. It's really frustrating having to take time out just when Will was getting comfortable using the standing frame and starting to put weight on his left leg. With UCSF buying St. Mary's there is extra scrutiny on long term Medicare therapy cases, and neither Will nor I want to get St. Mary's or his therapists in trouble.
So time out it is.
I will continue doing what exercises I can with Will during that time and I have bought a type of exercise "bike" contraption that he can use with both his feet and his hands. I want to make sure he doesn't backslide before we can get him back to therapy.
In the meantime, we've been doing some fun things. We go to lunch at some of our fave SF haunts weekly to support our local restaurants. We've been seeing shows at A.C.T. and Broadway SF, most notably "Tina" and "Hippest Trip." Last weekend we went to the Palace of Fine Arts to see "Sumo & Sushi"--a traveling sumo exhibition. Both Will and I are huge sumo fans and it was a blast to see real sumo wrestlers live and in action.
Will's spirits remain high and we are looking forward to the day when he can finally come home. It would be grand to get him back on his feet and walking again. All signs point in that direction and his therapists are confident he will reach that goal.
Until then, we have therapy appointments scheduled until the end of the year. My goal is to get him home in 2024, as the rent in his assisted living facility is going up in January. There's just so much--sometimes it seems overwhelming.
We are most thankful for all of you who have boosted our spirits and helped immensely during the past four years. We have much to be thankful for this year.
The photo is us at the Sumo & Sushi show. Since Will is in a wheelchair, we got seated at the end of our row, which was right next to where the wrestlers came from backstage. That was awesome! Thank You One and All for the Love and Support!! Now for more leftover ham and potato salad... Play nice and have a blessed holiday season.
xoxo, Debi & Will

BoomeRaging (1)(2)Interview
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BoomeRagingWill Durst’s acclaimed tribute to the history, growth, joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth-obsessed society, which they invented, for crum’s sake. It’s a celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation and as an extra, added, special treat- the Meaning of Life.
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