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 means that Roger Ebert died.
Here’s the lengthy tribute by the founder and editors at Rotten Tomatoes, which is an impressive reminder of the impact Ebert had on a lot of people, the Onion’s tribute, Roger Ebert Hails Human Existence As ‘A Triumph,’ and the New Yorker’s POSTSCRIPT: ROGER EBERT, 1942-2013, and the lengthy piece in the New York Times, and, of course, the obituary at the Chicago Sun-Times
And last, but not least, here’s a clip of the party scene from Ebert’s 1970 classic screenplay, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. It’s probably not safe for work, but I guess that depends where you work.
[embedded video: BVD Party Scene (NSF)]