Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Roger Ebert

It has been a little over two months since the passing of film critic Roger Ebert.

The Blog has mentioned Roger once or twice in past posts, but was negligent in not talking about his death.

The PC has mentioned that Roger's battle with jaw cancer, which left him unable to talk and made him look like a badly made Muppet...

...Makes your Uncle PC, a long time smoker, a bit uncomfortable. (As I write this, I have lit up my third pipe of the night.) But also, Roger was an inspiration. Because, when he lost his physical voice, he doubled down, getting more vocal than he had ever been, (and he was always very vocal,) via his blog, Twitter and Facebook.

In his younger days, Roger was responsible for writing one of the most famous soft core, exploitation, porn films ever made.

Later in life, he became the first film critic, ever, to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Which is kind of cool.

The PC is "friended" with Roger on Facebook.

Even after his death, someone is still posting to his page, occasionally, in his absence.

Anyway, The PC brings this up now because he just stumbled across a wonderful eulogy from John Fugelsang, posted a day or two after Roger's death.

Watch it here.

The Blog couldn't have said it better himself.

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