Search Results for: Roger Ebert

Once more, Ebert . . .

“Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a … Continue reading

I was kind of hoping they could make it

The Westboro Baptist Church will picket Roger Ebert’s funeral on Monday, because he obviously asked for it. They’re very clear about that in their statement: “American entertainment industry publicity leech Roger Ebert took to Twitterverse to mock the faithful servants of … Continue reading

An elegant and kind man with a poet’s touch

Roger Ebert, who died yesterday, began blogging in earnest some years back after cancer robbed him of speech. He racked up millions of hits and every post generated hundreds of comments.  I’ve written about him a few times. From March of 2010: … Continue reading

Oh yeah? Take that, Newsweek!

Some years ago, in that dismissive tone so beloved of some media, Newsweek  named Grand Rapids MI, a ‘dying city’. The folks there didn’t much like that and responded with a word or two of their own (actually, of Don McClean’s). … Continue reading

QUOTES

Submissions welcome here. This shall be nothing but a collection of quotes which either amuse or amaze or inform me. You’ll discern no pattern; I type these in as I come across them and as the mood strikes. The modern … Continue reading

How tidy that a fan has fans

Roger Ebert. Former movie critic, Chicago Trib and syndicated TV. I discovered his blog a few months ago and was enchanted – a fine writer, a profoundly human man and very very brave. He’s wasting away from cancer – can … Continue reading

Tell that Jesus guy that only commies wear sandals and beards

The reaction to this one hasn’t even begun. Glenn Beck may have gone too far. If so, he’ll have had a stunningly brief time in the spotlight compared to his fellow blowhards: Limbaugh has been on the air for two … Continue reading

The newfound movie critic

I just read something touching and remarkable by a man who is himself remarkable. Who knew? All those years watching or listening to Roger Ebert tell us about movies, and the whole time, hiding in plain sight, there was a … Continue reading

Love letters

By now, pretty much all sentient and literate beings know the trashtalk that came from Rush Limbaugh last week after the Haitian earthquake. This sad fat man regularly reaches to the bottom of the barrel to titilate his drooling audience.Movie … Continue reading