R.I.P. Roger Ebert

by meanlouise April 4, 2013 movies

The upside to not being online much today is that some of the really good Roger Ebert eulogies and the best scenes from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls had all arrived in my “pop culture junkies” twitter list by the time I sat down to write this. The downside is that all this stuff […]

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R.I.P. W. Watts Biggers, co-creator of Underdog

by meanlouise February 23, 2013 florida files

[embedded video: Underdog theme] I loved Underdog. The cartoon, not whatever this was. It was shown in syndication in the afternoon and I used to watch it at my grandparent’s house when the weather was too crappy for my grandfather to take dad and I out for boating adventures in the Port Charlotte canals. The […]

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One more phrase for the list of things you don’t want appearing in your obit

by meanlouise January 21, 2013 r.i.p.

Tatler’s Dog, Alan, Dies in Bizarre Revolving Door Accident. I hate revolving doors, but I bet no one hates them as much as dachshunds and corgis. Damn.

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Dear Reservoir Carl

by meanlouise May 18, 2012 artomatic

Longtime readers knew Carl Cordell as Reservoir Carl, a nickname I stuck to him in 2007 before I ever even met him, based on a photo I saw of the Peeps diorama he made for the Washington Post Peeps Diorama contest. Fortunately, he thought it was funny. This birthday post I wrote about him 2 […]

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by meanlouise August 16, 2011 florida files

I’m very lazy today, so I’m linking to an old post: Elvis Died for your Sins. Lazier still, this isn’t the first time I’ve linked to it. Ah well, life is short. Just ask Elvis. Besides, I have to devote my free time today to contemplating the Hatching Festival at Gatorama.

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(nearly) wordless wednesday: RIP Maya

by meanlouise May 18, 2011 r.i.p.

Our beloved friend Maya the Border Collie exited this mortal coil. Maya and I spent many fine hours together playing frisbee or on walkies around the neighborhood, sniffing things and herding neighbors. Maya did most of the herding and the sniffing, of course. I’m updating this to clarify that Maya was my friend, she wasn’t […]

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by meanlouise March 19, 2011 r.i.p.

der Speigel is reporting that Celebrity Polar Bear Knut is demised. Polar bears are large and frightening and amazing. I never saw Knut in person, but his picture makes occasional appearances on my desktop because he’s a handsome devil.

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RIP, Eduardo

by meanlouise March 15, 2011 monkeys (also: apes)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the news around the world has been bad lately. After days of unrelenting horror on the news, we’re all pretty worn down. I hate to share a little more bad news, but learning about the death of Eduardo the Golden Lion Tamarin made me very sad. […]

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RIP Leslie Nielsen

by meanlouise November 29, 2010 movies

Leslie Nielsen passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Here’s his New York Times obituary and here’s the trailer for Forbidden Planet: It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girl dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on […]

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R.I.P. Socks the Cat

by meanlouise February 21, 2009 r.i.p.

Former First Cat Socks has gone to the great Catnip Field in the Sky. He was 19 years old. Here’s the biography.com blurb about Socks: Socks the cat joined the Clinton White House while First Daughter Chelsea was a young girl. Chelsea’s piano teacher found two kittens playing under her porch one day. She tried […]

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