Category Archives: In Memoriam

Mr. Ditko Was Right (Wing)

As you’ve probably heard, Steve Ditko, comic artist and co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, was recently found dead at the age of ninety. I’m not that familiar with his work, but I have read some classic Spidey and Strange … Continue reading

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Getting Off the Tract

Holy Faceless God, Jack Chick died yesterday. Hey, isn’t that the day Bishop James Ussher claimed the world began in 4004 BC? I don’t know whether modern Young Earth Creationists still accept that date, but it still seems appropriate. You’ve … Continue reading

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Quoth the Craven

We got some sad news last week when director Wes Craven died of brain cancer at the age of seventy-six. I wasn’t aware he had cancer until then. Craven was known as the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Stan Freberg

Crap, the people I admire are dropping like flies. Stan Freberg died today of pneumonia at the age of eighty-eight. He was active in the entertainment industry for decades, someone I think we’ve pretty much all come across at some … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Terry Pratchett

One of my favorite writers died today at the age of sixty-six. I can’t recall exactly how I got interested in Pratchett’s work, but I think part of it was due to the fact that he occasionally referenced my favorite … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Diana Wynne Jones

I thought I remembered seeing Diana Wynne Jones trending on Twitter earlier today, but I didn’t have the chance to check it out before work. On my first break, I found out that she’d died. What was particularly weird was … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Leslie Nielsen

Considering how significant the Naked Gun films were to my formative years, I thought I should say something about their star Leslie Nielsen, who died on Sunday at the age of eighty-four. Although now largely known (including by me) as … Continue reading

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