Tag: in memoriam

Stephen Hawking Has Left The Universe

An appreciation

We Were Proud To Share A Planet With Ursula K. Le Guin

Not many writers get to revolutionize a whole genre. Ursula K. Le Guin did that, then took on other challenges.
America's hero reserves judged to be running low

Astronaut, Senator, All Around Badass John Glenn Dies, Making 2016 Just A Bit Suckier

We actually could use some heroes about now.
We have a month and a half to go. Please don't ask if 2016 could suck more.

Gwen Ifill In Heaven, Politely Interrupting All The Angels

Have to admire a woman who told Dick Cheney he could answer a question in 30 seconds or not at all.
Logically consistent since 1964

God Spares Phyllis Schlafly Sight Of First Woman President

Phyllis Schlafly is up in heaven now, telling all the lady angels to get back in the kitchen.
Now Kissinger -- he's my Jew.

The Time Merle Haggard Played The Nixon White House, Even Though He Was A Felon

Country music legend Merle Haggard died Wednesday on his 79th birthday, but did you know that it was once Very Controversial when he performed for Pat Nixon's birthday party at the White House on March 17, 1973? Not merely...
We don't even WANT context for this. Don't cry for Easter, Argentina.

A Firm Yet Tender, Sex-Positive Tribute To Nancy Reagan, Hollywood BJ Queen

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, the woman who reputedly gave the greatest blowjobs in Hollywood and gave America the "Just Say No To Drugs" campaign, which ultimately proved far less satisfying, has died at the age of 94. Get...

The Name Of The Mockingbird Is Rose: Remembering Harper Lee and Umberto Eco

It's been a rough couple of days for your bookish types. Friday, we lost Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel many of us grew up with, and then later in the day we also...
Just a couple of pioneers

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015: We Have Been, And Always Shall Be, Your Fan

Leonard Nimoy died today at the age of 83. I was one of those kids who were just a little too young to watch Star Trek during its prime-time run, but the afternoon reruns in the '70s were my...
Don't have to Nanu-nanu any more

Manic Space Genius Robin Williams (1951-2014) Burns Out Fuse Up There Alone

Robin Williams killed himself (probably) yesterday, and it's got us sorting through a big messy box of pop culture memories. Yr Doktor Zoom is pretty sure that Williams's first standup album, Reality...What a Concept, was the subject of theĀ first...

Public Health Hero C. Everett Koop Once Again Puts Biology Above Politics, Dies

C. Everett Koop, the Surgeon General whose anti-abortion stance appeared to be a feather in the Religious Right's cap when Ronald Reagan appointed him in 1981, but whose subsequent career as a crusader for science-based policy turned out to...