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we also lost today Carmine Infantino.


best known for creating the Barry Allen (the best known version) of the Flash character for DC comics, he also had a hand in the creation of Batgirl, Black Canary, Animal Man, Deadman, and many others.


the man was a comic book legend for DC comics.



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Movie critic Roger Ebert is dead at age 70--just a day after "semi-retiring." He's the only writer to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism. I always enjoyed reading his reviews, too.


Loved his reviews, and don't forget, he also wrote the camp classic "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"



(and "Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens" with celebrated Schlockmaster Russ Meyer)

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Here are some great reviews from Roger Ebert!


"Battlefield Earth is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. It's not merely bad; it's unpleasant in a hostile way."


"I am informed that 5,000 cockroaches were used in the filming of Joe’s Apartment. That depresses me, but not as much as the news that none of them were harmed during the production."


"Going to see Godzilla at the Palais of the Cannes Film Festival is like attending a satanic ritual in St. Peter's Basilica."


"Valentine's Day is being marketed as a Date Movie. I think it's more of a First-Date Movie. If your date likes it, do not date that person again. And if you like it, there may not be a second date."


"If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination."
This was about one of the Transformers movies!


"To call it an anticlimax would be an insult not only to climaxes but to prefixes. It's a crummy secret, about one step up the ladder of narrative originality from It Was All a Dream. It's so witless, in fact, that when we do discover the secret, we want to rewind the film so we don't know the secret anymore. And then keep on rewinding, and rewinding, until we're back at the beginning, and can get up from our seats and walk backward out of the theater and go down the up escalator and watch the money spring from the cash register into our pockets."
The Village


"Young men: If you attend this crap with friends who admire it, tactfully inform them they are idiots. Young women: If your date likes this movie, tell him you've been thinking it over, and you think you should consider spending some time apart."
Battle Los Angeles
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I loved his takedown of Rob Schneider's Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo. Schneider took out full-page ads in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter lambasting another critic, who has dared to hate this movie, because he'd never won "a Pulitizer Prize" for his criticism. Here is Mr. Ebert's retort:


As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and so I am qualified. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks.
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Always loved Ebert's reviews, even though I didn't always agree with them. He was always very fair when it came to movies that weren't traditional "artsy" ones. He was one of my favorite follows on Twitter as well. Most of the things he posted had absolutely nothing to do with movies but I always appreciated his insights.

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Ebert was a fantastic, organized writer even when he completely missed the point of the movie, which happened on occasion. Ebert's public beef with Vincent Gallo was hilarious. I'll miss reading Ebert's reviews.

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Ex-British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.


One of the most iconic, divisive and charismatic leaders that Great Britain has ever had. She made a lot of enemies and still is somewhat of a hate figure amongst miners and trade unions, but she changed the landscape of politics in Britain forever.



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Wow...we have lost a lot in the past two weeks!


I always thought Mr. Winters was pretty funny...



(CNN) -- Jonathan Winters, the wildly inventive actor and comedian who appeared in such films as "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Loved One" and played Robin Williams' son on the TV show "Mork & Mindy," has died. He was 87.


Winters died Thursday evening of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California, according to business associate Joe Petro III.


Winters was known for his comic irreverence, switching characters the way other people flick on light switches. His routines were full of non sequiturs and surreal jokes. Williams, in particular, often credited him as a great influence.

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stop.. Grim Reaper, please just stop


RIP Chi Cheng (bassist for the Deftones)


He hasn't been with the band for a while, but this still made me sad.




RIP man, you will be missed.


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