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Angell

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On May 20, 2022
Roger Angell has died. He has a very strong claim to be the greatest baseball writer in history. I loved his late life writing in The New Yorker so much. You can’t be too sad when someone lives to be 101, especially when they were still writing until just a couple of years ago. I […]

John Leo

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On May 11, 2022

John Leo is dead. Between him and Midge Decter, it’s been a real tough week for pretentious psuedo-intellecutal right wing assholes who created this shit show in which we live. I don’t hav

Score 1 for Covid

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On April 6, 2022

Good riddance to very bad rubbish: Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, a veteran Russian politician who served as both ultranationalist firebrand and clownish provocateur in the Kremlin’s carefully managed pol

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William Hurt, RIP

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On March 13, 2022
A legend is gone. [SL] Friend of the blog Glenn Kenny has a great tribute. I plan on screening Broadcast News and Body Heat at my earliest convenience… [EL} Kenny’s ability to put something out that good that quickly is the sign of a truly great writer. Again, I am in awe of the great […]

Harry Reid, RIP

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On December 28, 2021

Wow—more on this to come. I will say that I saw Reid speak a few years ago at the Western History Association conference in Las Vegas. It was amazing to hear him tell his mobster stories. But I

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John Madden, RIP

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On December 28, 2021
Simply put, John Madden is the single most important figure in the history of football broadcasting, not only because of the transformative video game that used his name but because of what led to a video game wanting to use his name. It’s also worth noting that he played an active role in the game’s […]

Hiatt

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On December 6, 2021

Fred Hiatt is dead. There must be a way his paper can blame this on Democrats. Googling “Fred Hiatt Lawyers Guns Money” will provide you many lowlights of this hack. Days like today are go

Stockwell

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On November 11, 2021

We should remember the wonderful if bizarre career of Dean Stockwell now that he has passed on from the planet. He was great in so much. When he did Quantum Leap, the quality of television was pretty

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Powell

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On October 18, 2021
Colin Powell has died of COVID-19. One of the most unjustly lauded individuals in early twenty-first century America, an honest portrayal of Powell’s legacy turns out starkly negative. From his significant role in the cover up of the My Lai Massacre to his lies about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, Powell holds a great […]

Norm

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On September 14, 2021

Well, this sucks: Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-y

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