Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

 

Film critic Roger Ebert finally passed away from cancer yesterday. I give this all the thumbs down. Chicago Sun-Times reports:

Ebert, 70, who reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years, and who was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic, died Thursday in Chicago. “We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away,” said his wife, Chaz Ebert. “No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition.”

Good for him for refusing to see Fast & Furious 6, but when I was a kid the only time I'd go see a movie is if Siskel and Ebert liked it on Sneak Previews. If a movie was bad, he'd let you know. If a movie was good, he'd let you know. And he didn't take his job so seriously that he couldn't tell you if a movie was so bad it was good. It wasn't until today that I realized the effect Roger Ebert had on my life, as I just remembered that made index cards for my mom's movie collection and my ratings was either the thumbs up or thumbs down. You know what else is having an effect on my life right now? The Indian food I had last night. Probably not the best choice.

 

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Ryan Dunn Was Piss Drunk

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At roughly 2:38am Monday morning, Jackass star Ryan Dunn tried to jump a tree with his Porsche but ended up killing a passenger (a newly married Navy Seal with three tours in Iraq) and himself instantly. At 1:00am (less than two hours before his death), Dunn posed for the banner pic in a Philly bar. Man, he looks really happy. I wonder why? TMZ reports:

The pics show Ryan and his friends drinking at around 1 AM at a bar called Barnaby’s of America in West Chester. After downing at least 3 beers and 3 shots in 4-hours …Ryan hit the road in his Porsche 911 GT3.

Yesterday, film critic Roger Ebert tweeted, “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” Makes sense. But not to Bam Magera apparently.

Earlier today, after TMZ posted the story that Dunn was seen drinking at a Philly-area bar before his fatal crash, Ebert posted a tweet that read, “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” After a day of silence, Bam finally went to his Twitter to BLAST Ebert late Monday night … saying, “I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of s**t roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents about a jackass drunk driving and [he is] one, f**k you!” Bam added, “Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f**king mouth!”

Uh, “millions of people are crying”? Who are these people? The bored white people who watch Jackass? Did Ryan Dunn cure cancer or invent a time machine and I just haven’t hear about it yet? Or is this the same Ryan Dunn who shoved a toy car up his ass on camera? Sorry if I’m not saddened over the news that a drunk guy who’s on a show where a guy jacks off a horse left a bar at 100mph and killed two people. Besides, Maury is on right now. You can see idiots anywhere on television as it turns out.

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