Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

Postby mharr » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:08 pm

Mongrel wrote:Bad time to go

I feel especially shitty about everyone who poured their souls into shutting down the Nazi menace closing their eyes on a world apparently keen for another round. I just learned that Poland is flirting with the joys of far right governance. Lot of short memories there I guess.

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Postby Büge » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:18 am

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Postby Mongrel » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:24 pm

mharr wrote:
Mongrel wrote:Bad time to go

I feel especially shitty about everyone who poured their souls into shutting down the Nazi menace closing their eyes on a world apparently keen for another round. I just learned that Poland is flirting with the joys of far right governance. Lot of short memories there I guess.

There's a special subcircle of the Ninth Circle of Hell just for Polish Nazis.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:45 pm

Joel Schumacher was right: the nipples on the Batman costume are indeed mentioned in his obituary.

I haven't actually seen his Batman movies in probably 20 years, so I can't really comment on them. I liked them at the time, if not as much as the Burton ones. I'm not saying I ever thought Batman and Robin was good, mind; just that I had fun watching it.

Lost Boys is a whole lot of fun; I got to catch it in the theater last year. I don't remember if 8mm was actually good, but it certainly left an impression; I remember finding it deeply fucking disquieting when I watched it at 15.

The thing that stuck with me is his calling out the press for gossiping about Alicia Silverstone's weight. That was a decent thing to do, and I think that's a lot more important than whether Batman and Robin was actually good or not.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:36 pm

Oh wow he wrote the screenplays for the film adaptations of The Wiz and Car Wash!
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:14 pm

Joe Sinnott.

If you were in a crowd of folks who worked in the comic book industry and announced, "Joe Sinnott was the best inker who ever worked in comics," you wouldn't get a lot of argument. If you said, "Joe Sinnott was the nicest guy who ever worked in comics," you'd get even less.

He was not only a great inker, he was the guy who elevated that craft to an art; the guy who taught everyone else how it should be done. Almost every one of his peers studied what he did. Almost every one of his peers was told by some editor, at one time or another, "Try to do it more like Sinnott."

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Büge » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am

Carl Reiner.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 am

Dang.

Wow that's the end of an era.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 pm

Back in 2009, I came across a woman's profile on match.com. Her profile quote was "I'm picking out a thermos for you."

Four years later, we played Tonight You Belong to Me for our first dance at our wedding. Even though it's not a very appropriate song for a wedding.

So that's what Carl Reiner means to us. Farewell to a legend.

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Postby Büge » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:53 am

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:51 pm

*sharp intake of breath*

*sits there with mouth open for, like, a minute*

Aw fuck.

Goodbye to a legend who made others' work legendary.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Thad » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:17 pm

Charlie Daniels.

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