Tag: passings

RIP Blingee: World’s Greatest Terrible Website Headed For Digital Heaven

It's the end of an era. A sad, sad day. Blingee, the website that helped Wonkette -- and idiot tweens -- create epilepsy-inducing animated images, is going away forever, according to the site's developers. So many memories, so many...

Tom Clancy Killed By Death At 66

Tom Clancy, the author of thrillers like The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games, has died in a Baltimore hospital at the age of 66. The Hunt for Red October happened along at a perfect time for...

Thatcher’s Dead; Twitter Users Worried That Cher’s Dead

Buzzfeed reports that the #nowthatchersdead hashtag was started by the one-joke website "Is Thatcher Dead Yet?" which now reads "Yes." This is easily the greatest misunderstanding of a hashtag since a tragic cluster of injuries resulting from Tweeps (yes,...

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...