Category Archives: Obituaries

RIP Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, star of stage and screen, has died, like a certain other British icon this week, of cancer at age 69. I don’t really have anything to say about Bowie because regrettably I never got into his music, and … Continue reading

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Crappy Food Critic Funeral: Johnny Carino’s Sicilian Fire Sticks

With apologies to Shakespeare: I come to bury crappy food, not praise it. Last night, the fam and I had dinner at Johnny Carino’s. As is often our wont, we decided to get an appetizer. I’m not sure when they … Continue reading

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RIP Grantland

I’m not a huge sports fan. I gave up sports fandom four years ago, the first time the Rangers lost the World Series. It stressed me out too much. I said things I still think about. My relationship with my brother was … Continue reading

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RIP Satoru Iwata

Please understand, this is a sad day for fans of video games. Nintendo has announced that its president, Satoru Iwata, died of a bile duct growth on July 12, 2015. He was 55 years old. Iwata had a hand in over … Continue reading

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RIP Leonard Nimoy

I learned it on the way home, stuck in traffic, because of the snow. Leonard Nimoy, actor and balladeer of Middle-Earth, died this morning of end-stage COPD at the age of 83. This one’s a real bummer for me. I started getting … Continue reading

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RIP Harris Wittels

Harris Wittels, comedian and executive producer/writer for Parks and Recreation, died on February 19 of a drug overdose. He was only 30. Wittels is credited with coining the term humblebrag, in which the braggart downplays an awesome experience, achievement, or … Continue reading

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