I’ve never seen Black Panther. I think the last MCU movie I saw was the first Avengers. This is due to indifference. I’m not big into Marvel, and only slightly more into DC (the last DC movie I saw was Dark Knight Rises, which doesn’t count). That whole journey went right by me. Don’t take… Read More Chadwick Boseman’s Death is a Reminder of All That We Do Not Know
It doesn’t take much to interpret Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death of what’s looking increasingly like a heroin overdose as an unconscious leap into the void. When I first read the accounts, I was struck by two facts: Hoffman had been clean, or so he said, for 23 years before last year. The brand of… Read More Why Celebrities Kill Themselves
One has to admit, Roger Ebert, Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funnicello make rather an odd threesome (but then, so did John Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley). I don’t have much to say about any of them. Ebert was the guy who told us whether movies were worth the money and hassle to see in… Read More Rest in Peace, Oh Lady of Iron.
Apparently so. 91 years old. (via Ace) This is the face of a man entirely happy with his life. The fact that “Take Five” is the best selling Jazz single of all time is one of those things you would never have guessed, but sound completely apt once you hear it. Of course. What else… Read More Dave Brubeck was Still Alive?
Which reminds me how much I liked Fahrenheit 451 when I read it in grade school. It was a bit much for me to process, actually. I might have to re-read it. It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass… Read More Ray Bradbury is Dead
Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | Music News | Rolling Stone. He’s gone Intergalactic now.
Abandon all hope, you fat little piggie. (h/t: Memeorandum) The leader, reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease. The sin carries its own punishment. May the new King President, Kim Jong Un, excel his father in the indulgence of his pleasures.… Read More Kim Jong Il Will be Ronery in the Afterlife…
All due respect to Christopher Hitchens, but this man had more skin in the game, and more success. “When the internal crisis of the totalitarian system grows so deep that it becomes clear to everyone,” he declared, “and when more and more people learn to speak their own language and reject the hollow, mendacious language… Read More Vaclav Havel, RIP